Nine local organisations have received a total of $38,900 from Coffs Harbour City Council through grants set up to help fund activities to enhance community wellbeing in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The temporary Community Assistance Grants program was announced in October to provide support for small to medium community-based organisations undertaking projects that provide community connection, digital inclusion and help overcome social isolation.
“The social isolation from family and friends caused by the pandemic restrictions hit many people hard, so we set up these temporary funds to help local community groups run events and activities that will bring people together safely or online. I’m delighted to see so many community-minded clubs and groups taking up the offer,” said Coffs Harbour Mayor, Councillor Denise Knight.
For information on annual grants available for community organisations, go to Council’s website – www.coffsharbour.nsw.gov.au/grants
|Applicant Organisation||Proposed Project||Grant Funding $|
|Sawtell Super Fun Day||Community celebration||5,000|
|Lowanna Community Hall Management Committee||Two years of high-speed internet connection to increase capacity and leverage telehealth infrastructure for health and wellbeing programs.||2,900|
|Eastern Dorrigo Ulong Community Hall Management Committee||Two years of high-speed internet connection to increase capacity and leverage telehealth infrastructure for health and wellbeing programs.||2,900|
|Volunteering Australia Coffs Harbour (Coffs Harbour Neighbourhood Centre)||Purchase of laptop & desktop monitor and hardware, Refrigerator $500 + Chest Freezer $400
Assistance to over2000 visitors a month requesting assistance with essential items, food, computer use
|Boambee East Neighbourhood Centre Inc.||Purchase of a digital camera, microphone and development of a website for services.||5,000|
|South Coffs Community Gardens Inc.||The purchase of a ride-on lawnmower, polycart and powered spray unit for watering to allow movement of materials around the garden.||5,000|
|Genhealth (Headspace Coffs Harbour)||Art therapy groups to young people||5,000|
|Westside Tennis Club Inc.||An online booking system with integrated lighting to expand opening hours to the community.||3,500|
|Woolgoolga Regional Community Gardens Inc.||Purchase of a digital projector, microphone & speakers + Outdoor gurney||4,600|