Council announces Covid 19 - Community Care and Recovery Grants Program

06 Jul 2020


Media Release

George Town Council is pleased to announce the launch of its Community Care and Recovery Grants Program developed in response to the impacts of COVID-19 pandemic on the George Town Municipality.

 The grants program focusses on three key areas, events and lifestyle recovery and business resilience, recovery and stimulus:

 Events Recovery Grants supporting not for profit organisations, clubs and groups to deliver events or programs that will support social reconnection and inclusion, whilst assisting the community in the recovery from the effects of social isolation.

Total grant pool of $26,000

Lifestyle Recovery Grants - supporting not for profit organisations, clubs and groups whose services have been impacted by the pandemic, who have identified programs and equipment needed to comply with the COVID-19 workplace health & safety requirements.

Total grant pool of $20,000

 Business Resilience, Recovery and Stimulus Grants - assisting small to medium-sized businesses in the municipality to recover and adapt to the impact of the pandemic.

Total grant pool of $100,000

George Town Council Mayor, Greg Kieser said, “The community Events Recovery and Lifestyle Grants Program has been designed to assist and offer the community support and assistance, helping with social reconnection and assisting in the recovery from the effects of social isolation.  We have spent a lot of time a home in isolation over the past few months, so it is extremely important that our residents are encouraged to reconnect and socialise for the benefit of the good health and wellbeing.”

For more information on the Community Care and Recovery Grants Program including guidelines and applications forms.

Primary Media Contact

Shane Power

General Manager

Email:shane.power@georgetown.tas.gov.au