Emergency Partnerships

Ensuring responsiveness towards emerging priorities and crisis situations through the direct allocation of emergency funds to critical services. Funds will be held annually to support immediate emergency response in times of crisis, to support key areas of work and critical frontline services. Funding under this grant type will allow for prompt distribution of funds should emergency assistance be needed to support the G21 community.

Emergency funding will focus on supporting critical frontline services to support the G21 community in times of crisis. This includes events which are specific, unexpected, non-routine or a series of events that create high levels of uncertainty and have significant reach and impact across our community.

Funding under the Emergency Partnership allows for prompt response to support our existing network of local community partners when a crisis occurs. In the majority of instances this will occur through proactive engagement by the Give Where You Live Foundation, however we do welcome requests for assistance from community partners.

This is a closed non-competitive grant round. We do not take applications for this grant fund however queries can be forwarded to grants@givewhereyoulive.com.au.

Emergency grants 2021:


Drysdale Family Support assist the local community by providing relief from food insecurity through their Foodbank program, counselling service and a second-chance op shop.


The Christ Church Community Meals Program provides valuable contributions to the Geelong community by providing nutritious and balanced food assistance to community members particularly those who are experiencing homelessness. Run entirely by volunteers, the Community Meals Program provides cooked breakfasts and evening meals to members of the community who come from a range of backgrounds.


Feed Me is a food rescue and relief organisation saving food from landfill to feed those in need. It is currently estimated that the program provides meals to over 1,000 families every week, with need increasing by an additional 20 families per week.


Geelong Food Relief Centre (GFRC) provides access to emergency food relief for those experiencing social or financial hardships. Currently, GFRC operate two fully stocked minimarts (within the Geelong CBD and North Geelong) and will soon operate Regional Victoria’s first Emergency Food Distribution Hub.


The Wesley Church Geelong is actively involved in promoting inclusiveness within the community through their involvement in civic life and engagement and support of people experiencing marginalised circumstances. The Our Welcome Place program provides regular access to culturally appropriate foods to those who are seeking asylum or who only have temporary protection in Australia, during periods of no or limited income or other financial difficulty.


OneCare Geelong is a community hub committed to delivering programs that build community connection, inspire hope, and empower their participants. The services offered by OneCare Geelong promote opportunities for social connection and provide immediate support for those who are socially isolated. Their Eat Share Thrive program actively supports those experiencing social isolation or food insecurity through the provision of services that promote community participation, nurture meaningful relationships and support the attainment of life goals.