COVID recovery grants open

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Tara Murray

Brimbank community groups, organisations and youth initiatives are being encouraged to apply for grants to help with their COVID-19 recovery.

The Brimbank council community recovery grants will provide $600,000 in grants to be shared between local groups, including $200,000 to be provided for youth support grants.

The grants aim to help community groups in their work to build community connections, reduce social isolation, and improve the physical and mental health of the community during the COVID-19 recovery.

Grants can be used for things like adapting activities and programs that are normally conducted face-to-face to online forums, improving digital skills and accessing online communication channels.

There are five grants categories: recovery grants, establishment grants, community festival and event grants, major festival and events grants, and youth support grants.

The maximum amount available per grant is $25,000.

Mayor Ranka Rasic said she encourages community groups to come up with clever and innovative ideas in their applications.

“The Brimbank community recovery grants program will assist innovative local recovery solutions needed to respond to these unique challenges and strengthen community resilience,” she said.

Applications are open until September 5.

Details: or 9249 4036.