Through a new round of community grants, we are supporting creative initiatives that increase social connection, reduce isolation, and improve physical and mental health during these difficult times.
Applications are now open for the COVID-19 Response Community Grants of up to $5,000, which support one-off programs that strengthen community ties, while helping our citizens to recover from the impacts of coronavirus restrictions.
Groups and organisations are encouraged to come up with innovative ways to achieve positive outcomes. One example could be inviting a special guest speaker to conduct an online presentation, or training others how to use digital communication platforms such as Zoom.
Strathbogie Shire Mayor, Cr Amanda McClaren, said she wants to see applications that demonstrate thinking outside of the box.
“We want to get community groups brainstorming about how they can be creative in engaging with their members, as they are supported through the pandemic,” Cr McClaren said.
“We are seeking applications from eligible community groups who want to implement one-off programs, adapt existing services, or implement activities that strengthen our community.
“These grants form part of Strathbogie Shire’s RE3 campaign, which encourages us all to reset, reboot and revitalise.”
While our community grants program usually comprises four categories, the focus this year is solely on assisting the response to COVID-19.
Who is eligible
Local community groups with programs that provide a direct benefit to the residents of Strathbogie Shire.
Applications are open to groups adapting existing services, programs, or activities to operate under COVID-19 restrictions.
How to apply
Applications open from 9am Wednesday, 16 September 2020, and close at 11.59pm on Friday, 13 November, 2020.
Please submit your application online through our website: www.strathbogie.vic.gov.au.