NSW COVID Regional Community Support Program

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The COVID Regional Community Support Program (CRCS) recognises that locally-based groups in remote, rural and regional NSW played a critical role in supporting their communities to navigate the impacts of COVID.

CRCS is a two-part program, designed to support eligible not-for-profit organisations, community groups, and associated volunteer-based organisations that were involved in supporting individuals and families affected by COVID lockdowns.

The first stream, which is now closed, offered contribution towards reimbursement for the costs of personal and care hampers, while a second stream of the program will support community projects that increase capacity for service provision in ongoing and future pandemic events.

This program is funded by the NSW Government and delivered by FRRR, on behalf of the NSW Reconstruction Authority, the successor organisation to Resilience NSW, established in December 2022.

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How to apply – Capacity Building Stream

Please read the information on each of the four tabs below to make sure this is the right grant for your project.

If you want to explore other grant options, please go to Find Funding Now.

I have a question, who can I talk to?

April Merrick
1800 170 020

Confirm you are eligible to apply for this grant

To make sure this is the right grant for your community, please read the grant information below carefully. Click on each headline to reveal the detail.

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If you need to share this information with others, you can download the guidelines above.

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Important notes re: Application Requirements

Please read the information below to support the planning and preparation of your project. It also sets out what you MUST include for your project to be considered. There are plenty of helpful resources to support you along the way.

Need some more help?

If at any time you need help with your application, don’t hesitate to contact the FRRR office on free call 1800 170 020 or email us at nsw.hamper@frrr.org.au.

Application process for the Capacity Building Grants Stream

Applications closed 5pm AEST, Thursday 26 May 2022.

Applications will be submitted through FRRR’s online portal – Grants Gateway. FRRR staff are available on request to assist grantees with any questions relating to grant applications.

Please contact FRRR if you have questions about any aspect of the Grants Gateway online application form.

Before you submit your application via the online Grants Gateway, please ensure you have:

  • confirmed you are eligible to apply for this grant
  • provided clear information about your project
  • checked that you are an eligible legal entity
  • provided the financial information required
  • created a budget for the project
  • gathered supporting materials
  • spoken to an FRRR contact person where you were unsure of any requirement
  • gathered community support for the project
  • checked the information you are providing to make sure it is clear and relevant to the project

Helpful resources:

It is time to submit your application. If it is helpful, you can download a sample copy of the application form.

Please read the instructions on how to use the Grants Gateway How-to Guide and have your questions answered with our Grants Gateway FAQs.

Apply for the Capacity Building Stream

Applications close 26 May 2022

Applications for the Resilience NSW COVID Regional Community Support Program: Reimbursement Stream are now closed.

Applications are being assessed, and recipients will be announced in late April, 2022.

The information below will help you learn more about this stream.

If you have any further questions, please contact April Merrick by emailing nsw.hamper@frrr.org.au or free call 1800 324 855.

If you have significant issues accessing a stable internet connection, please contact our team to discuss an alternative way of applying:
Ph: 1800 324 855 or Email: nsw.hamper@frrr.org.au