The India COVID-19 Crisis Relief Fund is administered by the Office of Multicultural Interests (OMI), within the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries (DLGSC).
India is currently in the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic. The State Government is allocating $2 million in relief funding to support those directly impacted by the COVID-19 crisis in India. The program complements initiatives already being delivered by
Western Australian Indian organisations including the provision and installation of oxygen concentrates in hospitals, the sourcing and provision of ventilators, and grants to vulnerable and disadvantaged members of the Indian community.
Applications for this funding must be submitted by Western Australian Indian community associations working in partnership with registered Australian charity organisations that are already delivering COVID-19 support on-the-ground in India.
Requests for funding must be from$100,000 to $500,000.
Funding will be allocated as a one-off grant directed through the charity organisation.
Only one application per applicant organisation can be submitted.
Applications must demonstrate that the funding will be delivered to on-the-ground COVID-19 crisis relief in India within three(3) months of its receipt.
To be classified as a Western Australian Indian community association, the applicant organisation must demonstrate and provide documented evidence that they meet the following criteria:
The application must demonstrate and provide documented evidence that the applicant organisation is working in partnership with a registered Australian charity organisation that meets the following criteria:
Auspice arrangements are not accepted for applications to this program.
Applications will be assessed against the extent that they address the following weighted criteria:
Applications from a peak body or organisations representing multiple community associations will be prioritised for funding.
The applicant organisation should contact OMIto confirm their eligibility before starting the application.
OMI team members can work with community associations and organisations to provide guidance on the application and ensure it contains all the required information and supporting material in readiness for submission.
After the application deadline, OMI conducts an eligibility check to ensure the application can be progressed for assessment.
Eligible applications are subject to an assessment by an evaluation panel against the assessment criteria.
Recommendations from the panel are submitted to the Minister for Citizenship and Multicultural Interests for approval.
It is intended that applicants will be advised of funding outcomes in June 2021.
Once the outcomes of the assessment are released, applicants can seek feedback on their application.
Funding is limited and there are usually more applications than funds available.Should your organisation be offered funding, the amount of funding approved may be less than the amount requested in your application. In this case, funding recipients may be asked
to revise their budget and proposed activity in line with the funding awarded.
The applicant organisation should contactOMI to confirm their eligibility and seek advice on the application process before beginning the application.
Phone: 61 8 6552 1729Email: email@example.com
Applications must be presented on the official application form, which can be downloaded from the India COVID-19 Crisis Relief Funding page.
Supporting material such as copies of operational documentation, detailed financial information or letters of support may be submitted as attachments to the application form.
Templates to assist with the preparation of your application are available for download from the Project planning resources page.
Applications and supporting material must be submitted by 4.00pm Monday 31 May 2021 by email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Late applications cannot be accepted.
Applicants will be emailed a formal confirmation of receipt within one week of the round closing date.