Council recognises the significant impact COVID-19 has had on individuals, families and the organisations and groups that provide services across the community. As part of supporting the community to respond to the COVID-19 impact, Council is providing Coronavirus Community Recovery Grants of up to $2,500.
About the Program
The Coronavirus Community Recovery Grants Program provides funding of up to $2,500 (plus GST if applicable) to eligible not-for-profit community organisations, groups, social enterprises, creative organisations and groups for projects/programs to assist communities with recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.
Priority will be given to projects/programs that respond to the impact of COVID-19, including changed ways of working to support the introduction and/or recommencement of activities, programs and events in a safe manner.
The Coronavirus Community Recovery Grants Program aims to build the capacity and resilience of communities, and groups/organisations.
Projects that improve health and wellbeing through community engagement, collaboration, innovation and social connection, and new ways to deliver services/ programs/events including online projects which optimise opportunities for communities to participate, celebrate and promote local arts, culture and identity.
The following types of activities will be prioritised for funding:
1. The purchasing of products, which ensure that the delivery of community activities meet coronavirus restrictions and guidelines.
2. The adaptation of existing services, programs or activities, so they can continue or be adapted due to COVID-19 requirements. This includes online service delivery and technology equipment.
3. New one-off services, programs or activities that strengthen the community in recovery from the impact of COVID-19.
4. Activities that will promote re-engagement in community-based activities and volunteering.