Local charities and community groups providing emergency relief and recovery in response to the outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19) are being encouraged to apply for the City of Casey’s Quick Response grants.
The aim of these grants, which are now open, is to support community organisations who are trying to curb and address the impact this health pandemic is having on the Casey community.
Eligible community groups can apply for up to $2,000 each, to help them operate in a different way, provide a safe environment for volunteers and staff, and support people in need.
Council’s Administrator Noelene Duff said that the provision of these grants will be fast-tracked to ensure that the City of Casey can provide immediate support to those assisting during these unprecedented times.
“Priority will be given to applications that assist vulnerable people and other members of the community who are impacted by the COVID-19 mitigation measures,” Ms Duff said.
“Initiatives that support the entire Casey community to address social isolation and support social cohesion will be considered.
“Applicants will be notified of the outcome of their application within two to three days and payments will be fast-forwarded.”
As many parts of the world grapple with the COVID-19 pandemic, the City of Casey continues to consider the best way we can continue to deliver our services while protecting both our staff and residents.
City of Casey Chief Executive Officer Glenn Patterson said that while this is an extremely challenging time, Council is continuing to deliver a range of essential services for the community, while following the latest advice being handed down by the State and Federal Governments.
“Despite the restrictions that we are all facing, Casey is working hard to support our residents and adapting a number of our key services to ensure that we can still provide our community with what they need.
“Just a few of the essential services that we continue to provide, with some operational modifications, include aged and disability services, maternal and child health services, family daycare, local laws, emergency management, waste, planning, building and design,” Mr Patterson said.
“During this time, I would like to ask for our community’s full cooperation, as by working together we will achieve everyone’s ultimate goal, which is to stop the spread of this deadly virus.”
Council has closed its face-to-face customer service centres; however, our Customer Service staff are still here to assist you with anything you may need, either via the phone, on email or through our website.
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