The City of Canning has announced a call for proposals for the Resilience Grants Program to support the local community and sporting organizations, not-for-profits and businesses deliver activities that help improve the community’s resilience and connectedness in Canning.
These grants may also be accessed in support of activities that enhance the viability and capacity of their organization to respond to the impacts of COVID-19.
This grant is to support organizations to deliver activities which address the impacts of COVID-19 on the Canning community including (but not limited to):
- support for Mental Health initiatives
- activities which enhance social and community connections
- skill development opportunities available to the wider community to support those recently experiencing unemployment and/or loss of income
- activities to attract new members, maintain existing memberships and increase participation levels in local services e.g. have a go event, marketing costs
- volunteering opportunities and/or skill improvement for volunteers to accommodate changing roles and organizational needs
- introduction of new operational processes, services and/ or purchase of new equipment in line with COVID-19 safety requirements e.g. cleaning equipment, online booking software
- online social media and web presence aimed at improving the reach and promotion of social benefits available to the community.
- Maximum Grant Available $5,000.
- Eligible applicants will:
- reside, be located and operate in the City of Canning, AND
- be an Incorporated or unincorporated Not for Profit group, OR
- be a small-medium enterprise with a maximum of 20 employees; be fully operational, and the business must be located within the City of Canning. (Applications from Canning residents with a business operating in another Local Government Area will not be accepted.)
- Incorporated Not for Profit groups that have offices outside Canning but can clearly demonstrate delivery of services to Canning residents may apply. (Sporting clubs based in other Local Government Authorities with members residing in Canning are ineligible).
- Applicants are eligible to receive up to $5000 to the Resilience grant in total between March 2020 and July 2021. This means, if you received $3000 in 2019-2020 through the City’s Resilience grants (including both the Resilience Digital grant and the Resilience Small grant), you may apply for a further $2000 only in the 2020-2021 Resilience grant round. Applicants who have not previously received a Resilience grant may apply for up to $5000 toward the activity.
Your application will be assessed against how well it meets all of the following criteria, so ensure you address each of these in your application:
- Community need.
- Planning and management.
- Value for money, and
- Ability to assist in delivering the Strategic Community Plan.
- How the activity will help to build the Canning community’s resilience and connectedness helping to alleviate the social impact of COVID-19.
For more information, visit https://www.canning.wa.gov.au/our-community/community-initiatives/community-grants-program/digital-grant