The Foundation Barossa COVID-19 Rapid Response Grants will replace our traditional Community Grants in 2020.

These grants will support local community groups and their work during the current pandemic.

Foundation Barossa is aiming to respond flexibly to the evolving impact of COVID-19 on our community.

Program purpose

These grants will provide up to $1,500 for projects that directly respond to the impact of COVID-19.

All applications must be inclusive and engaged in community activity.

Participants should primarily be people who live, work or volunteer in the Barossa region.

Foundation Barossa will fund community projects that: 

  • Deliver, practical, creative and innovative solutions to emerging challenges, or
  • Help existing organisations adapt how they provide services during this period, or
  • Are activities that provide nurturing or wellness for community benefit.

We’ll give priority to projects that:

  1. Build community resilience.
  2. Develop organisational resilience and capacity (e.g: projects that allow for delivery of a service in a new environment).
  3. Foster community connection and belonging (e.g: writing or gardening groups that support the participation of people in isolation).
  4. Are feasible and ready to begin immediately.
  5. Meet a need in the current environment but have longevity after the current crisis.

Funding is not available for:

  • Projects outside the Barossa region.
  • Recurring operational and administration costs.
  • Individuals, ‘for profit’ organisations, sporting clubs, government bodies, political parties or their candidates.
  • Personal expenses (living, education etc).

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Applications close 8 May, 2020

More information

For more information, contact Annabelle Elton-Martin, Executive Officer: