Council has allocated up to $2 million from reserve funds as a COVID-19 Response Fund. Part of this funding has been allocated to provide socio-economic relief to our community through providing community funding assistance to events and community groups.
We have increased the budget for District Events funding to encourage community events that bring social, cultural and economic benefits to our towns and people.
We have also allocated funding for the Community COVID-19 Relief Grant for 2020/21 (as a one-off), because we anticipate an increase in grant applications this year due to funding being harder to access through regular grants/channels. Groups that can demonstrate hardship as a result of COVID-19 can apply for this.
Check our Which grants can I apply for? tool to help determine whether you are elgibile for funding, or to start the application process