The Recover Together – COVID-19 Relief and Recovery Fund aims to build community and local business and industry resilience and connectedness, through support for community networks and business and community led initiatives, which address the impacts of COVID-19. This may include improving mental health, community connection, physical health, financial security, food security and local business and industry conditions.
Restart Grant – up to $500
This grant is designed to respond quickly to community and business requests for small initiatives and items that will assist them in recovery and 'restarting'.
Examples of funding requests at this level include training, equipment, website enhancement, printing and promotions and implementing COVID-19 safety measures.
Reconnect Grant - $501 to $2500
This grant is to support initiatives that benefit community groups and their members and local business and industry. Business applications at this level must demonstrate a collective benefit to their sector and the broader community.
Examples of funding requests at this level are insurance, advertising, promotion, equipment, engaging consultants and training.
Rebuild Grant - $2501 to $10,000
This grant is to support initiatives that are of wider community or economic benefit.
Examples of funding requests at this level are strategy development, staff wages, website creation, partnerships development to implement initiatives, IT hardware and software upgrades.
Resilience Grant - $10,000+
This grant is available for large-scale initiatives that will generate broad community or economic benefit.
Examples of funding requests at this level are programs and initiatives that build capacity of community, enhance business partnerships and networks, workshops, mental health initiatives and tourism campaigns.
Organisations in receipt of this level of funding will enter into a service agreement with the Shire.
Examples of eligible initiatives
Assisting community groups to build their service online
Initiatives that assist local business and industry to adapt and be sustainable
Rebuilding local arts and culture
Increasing community connectedness
Assisting community groups and sporting clubs to rebuild
Health and wellbeing programs/activities
Support for the socially isolated
Financial planning advice and support
Employment and training programs/activities
Food programs and activities for people in need
Economic development initiatives
|Grant||Grant cap||Closing date||Notification period|
|Restart||$500||1 June 2021||3 weeks after submission|
|Reconnect||$2500||1 June 2021||3 weeks after submission|
|Rebuild||$10,000||1 March 2021||6 weeks after submission|
|Resilience||$10,000+||1 March 2021||8 weeks after closing date|
Priority will be given to initiatives which:
Actively demonstrate how the proposed program/activity addresses the impacts of COVID-19
Deliver the greatest benefit to the community and to local business and industry
Target community members or business/industry most impacted by COVID-19
Actively support the rebuilding of the arts and culture sector
Reach the greatest number of community members
Are delivered by local organisations or groups
Do not duplicate an existing service
Are offered free to participants
Are ready to begin quickly
Are unable to access funding from other sources (eg State or Federal Government) that is applicable to the proposed initiative
Demonstrate value for money
Please refer to the Grant Guidelines for further information about your group's eligibility and what the grant will fund. All community groups and businesses are encouraged to discuss their ideas and options with the Community Capacity Building Officer on 9290 6678 or email@example.com, prior to making an application.