Apply now for the Nillumbik Recovery Fund

Published on 26 March 2021

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To support our community with the ongoing challenges of the COVID-19 Pandemic, Nillumbik Shire Council is pleased to launch the Nillumbik Recovery Fund.

While restrictions have eased in Victoria, the impacts of COVID-19 will continue to be felt by the community, especially as we transition to ‘COVID Normal’.

The Nillumbik Recovery Fund will provide grants to local services, community organisations and businesses to support recovery and community resilience initiatives.

In late 2020, Council, in partnership with healthAbility, conducted the Together in Nillumbik survey to assess the impacts of COVID-19 on community wellbeing.

The results of this survey identified four themes to be prioritised in Council’s response to the pandemic:

  1. Inclusion
  2. Healthy Environments
  3. Healthy Behaviours
  4. Employment & Education

Mayor Peter Perkins said that Council recognised there were a number of different recovery needs within the community

 “These grants have been tailored to best reach those in need of support to recover from the impacts of this pandemic,” Cr Perkins said.

Funding has been rolled into one grant package, with three distinct purposes of support aimed at helping the community to respond and recover from COVID-19. The three grant streams are:

  1. Community Services Brokerage Grants - up to $500 of funding available to local service providers and community organisations to support individuals and families to be healthy and well during the recovery phase of COVID-19
     
  2. Community Recovery Project Grants - up to $5000 available to support local community organisations and businesses to deliver community-led projects or events that support community recovery and resilience from COVID-19.

  3. COVID-19 Community Quick-Response Grants – up to $2000 available to local community groups and organisations, for one-off costs to help them to respond to the impacts of COVID-19.

Applications are now open and will close 11.59pm Sunday 16 May 2021.

For more information, guidelines and to apply visit www.nillumbik.vic.gov.au/NRF

 

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