Rapid Advocacy Fund


Funding area: Inclusive economy


The Rapid Advocacy Fund is a donor pool that can rapidly inject funds into strategic advocacy campaigns demanding ambitious policies in response to the Covid-19 pandemic in Australia.

Visit website: rapidadvocacyfund.org



2020 Signature Grant, $50,000

Core funding


When the Covid-19 pandemic first struck Australia, community philanthropy was quick to act.

A joint project from Australian Progress, Australian Communities Foundation and Australian Council of Social Services, the Rapid Advocacy Fund was established as a donor pool to facilitate nimble and responsive funding for grassroots organisations participating in policy debates during the Covid-19 health and economic crises.

To date, 22 organisations across a diverse range of areas including affordable housing, gambling reform, mental health and Australian democracy have been supported by the Fund.