Shire of Mundaring's largest ever community grants program is officially open with local community groups and businesses invited to apply for a grant from the Recover Together COVID-19 Relief and Recovery Fund.
Endorsed by Council in July 2020, the Fund aims to help local not-for-profit groups, business and industry recover from adverse impacts of the coronavirus pandemic through supporting initiatives that will build community resilience and connectedness.
Shire President John Daw said despite easing restrictions in Western Australia, there were still a number of organisations facing ongoing challenges as a result of closures and service disruptions in recent months.
"While it's wonderful to see things slowly returning to normal, we know there is still a way to go," he said.
"The Recover Together Fund will provide much-needed financial assistance to eligible businesses and local groups to help our community get back on their feet."
Applications are now open for four tiered grants:
Restart – up to $500
For small initiatives and items to assist groups and business to restart.
Reconnect – $501 to $2500
For initiatives that benefit community groups, their members, local business and industry.
Rebuild – $2501 to $10,000
For initiatives that generate wider community or economic benefit.
Resilience $10,001 and above
For large-scale initiatives that will generate broad community or economic benefit. Recipients are required to enter into a service agreement with the Shire.
To read the full grant descriptions, eligibility criteria and grant guidelines visit the COVID-19 Relief and Recovery Fund page on the Shire website here.
For more information call the Community Capacity Building Officer on 9290 6678 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.