Clarence City Council has launched a one-off grant round to assist community groups, sporting clubs and not-for-profit organisations recover from the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Clarence City Council Community Recovery Grant will offer three-tiers of funding and organisations are encouraged to apply for up to $1,500, $5,000 or $10,000 for projects and activities that contribute to the social recovery of the municipality.

City of Clarence Mayor Alderman Doug Chipman said at this time of adversity and vulnerability there were unmet and new needs within our community.

He said throughout these unprecedented times it had shown the caring, helpful and supportive ways people in Clarence looked out for each other and worked together.

“Recovery is going to take time and we know how important it is to build on the strengths of the community as a whole throughout this journey,” he said.

Council is supporting organisations to take the lead on projects and programs that build resilience and foster safety, welfare, health and wellbeing within the community.

“There is $100,000 available in this special, one-off, merit-based grant round, closing on 17 August 2020,” Alderman Heather Chong, City of Clarence Deputy Mayor and Chair of the Grant Assessment Panel, said.

“Applications will be evaluated against how they meet the relevant assessment criteria.”

Grant applicants will be notified of their application outcomes by early October 2020.

Further information including how to apply is available via the community grants page.