The City of Gold Coast recognises the crucial role that the not for profit sector plays in providing sustainable services for our community. In acknowledgement of the impacts of COVID-19 on our Gold Coast community, Council recently approved a Community and Business Support Package. Mayor Tom Tate recently announced that the City will provide:
Covid-19 Community Grant Package
As part of the 2020-21 Budget adopted this week, Council committed $1.5 million in funding through the following two (2) grant programs:
Community Organisation Hardship Grant Program
$500-$5000 is available to local community groups who deliver essential services to our most vulnerable residents impacted by Covid-19. Organisations may be experiencing financial hardship as a result of Covid-19, or seeking to establish alternate service delivery models for business continuity. Grant opened on Monday 22 June and closes on Friday 31 July 2020
Recovery Grant Program
$500-$5000 will be available to local community and sporting groups whose operations have been affected by Covid-19. The purpose of this grant program is to ease the pressure being experienced and to assist groups to re-establish operations and activities. Grant opens on Wednesday 1 July and closes on Friday 31 July 2020
Waiver of 2020 Right of Use Fees
Waiver hire fees for sports facilities. As such we will be waiving your organisation’s 2020 Right of Use fees.
Waiver of 2020/21 Lease Fees
Rent relief for twelve months for organisations leasing a Council community facility or community centre. As such we will be waiving your organisation’s rent fees for the 2020-21 financial year.
We look forward to working with your organisation as we return to activity.
More information can be found at www.cityofgoldcoast.com.au/communitysupport.