Time is running out to apply for two of the four grant tiers on offer through Shire of Mundaring’s Recover Together COVID-19 Relief and Recovery Fund.
Community groups or businesses with an idea of a program or initiative that will help to build community resilience and connectedness in response to the COVID-19 pandemic are encouraged to apply for a Rebuild or Resilience grant before 1 March.
Meanwhile, applications for the Restart grant, worth up to $500, and the Reconnect grant, from $501 to $2500, will be accepted until 1 June.
Shire President John Daw said both the Rebuild Grant, worth between $2501 to $10,000 and the larger-scale Resilience Grant worth over $10,001, support programs and initiatives that will generate broad community or economic benefits.
““Over the past seven months, the Shire has awarded $168,217.30 including $132,424 for ten Rebuild and three Resilience grants to support some great initiatives including workshops aimed at upskilling local business owners, free outdoor movies, a local business voucher book, a parenting program and a community consultation and feasibility study.”
“These initiatives will help rebuild and ease the financial burden, strengthen community relationships and lessen social isolation during this difficult time.”
Cr Daw said not-for-profit community groups or local businesses with an idea should apply for a grant soon.
“If you have an idea for an initiative or program that will benefit the wider community, you could be eligible for a Rebuild or Resilience Grant.”
Up to $500
Designed to quickly respond to community and local business and industry requests for small initiatives and items that will assist them in recovery and ‘restarting’.
$501 to $2500
To support initiatives that benefit community groups and their members, and local business and industry.
$2501 to $10,000
To support initiatives that are of wider community or economic benefit.
Available for large-scale initiatives that will generate broad community or economic benefit.