New Community Grants for Vic Park’s biggest helpers

Published on 22 May 2020

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The Town of Victoria Park Council has responded to the community’s changing needs during the COVID-19 pandemic, by approving the reallocation of unspent budget to an additional community grants program.

Up to $10,000 funding is now available for community groups and not-for-profit organisations through the Town’s Restart Community Grants, part of the Restart Vic Park COVID-19 Response Strategy.

The Restart Community Fund has been created to support community projects and services facing exceptional challenges over the coming months. The total fund is $70,000.

Mayor Karen Vernon said it was important to provide financial help for those groups who are helping our community.

“Local community organisations play a key role in making our community a better place.  For the last few months, many of those organisations have been helping our community to survive the impact of COVID-19,” Mayor Vernon said.

“As we move into the recovery phase, this grant program is one way Council can support those organisations to keep making a difference in the lives of others, and start bringing our community back to life.”

The Restart Community Grants are being offered in addition to the Town’s regular grants and donations program. Groups and organisations that have received funding through these grants and donations are also eligible for this additional funding, provided they have fulfilled all reporting and acquittal requirements.

Applications close 5pm Friday 5 June, with successful recipients notified by Wednesday 17 June.

For more information or to apply, visit victoriapark.wa.gov.au/RestartCommunityGrants

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