The COVID Community Connection and Wellbeing program (CCCWP) funds locally led initiatives and events that promote social resilience, improve community connectedness and support communities recovering from COVID-19.
This recovery package aims to support local community wellbeing events and promote the building of resilience and capability within communities to sustain long-term wellbeing. Over $4.05 million has been shared across 76 initiatives through the CCCWP funding stream.
The COVID-19 Community Connection and Wellbeing program has several intended outcomes:
People are given opportunities to reconnect and re-engage with their communities to improve their social connectedness and wellbeing.
Community members experience increased confidence and capability to foster and maintain their wellbeing and support the wellbeing of others.
Communities have greater access to opportunities and resources to support their wellbeing.
Communities are more resilient to the social impacts of the remainder of the COVID-19 pandemic and other future disaster events.
The program consists of 3 funding streams:
- Pathway 1 offers between $70,001 and $300,000 for larger scale projects that will be completed over a longer period (up to 22 months).
- Pathway 2 offers between $10,001 and $75,000 for small to medium scale, short-term projects (can be delivered within 12 months).
- Pathway 3 offers between $1,000 and $10,000 for small projects or events that focus on local needs (can be delivered within 1-6 months).
$4,017,574 has been allocated to 76 initiatives, across three funding pathways. All funded projects aim to support social connection, resilience, and wellbeing in a sustainable and embedded way.
For more information about the Program, you can contact the COVID Community Connection & Wellbeing Program team at CCCWP@resilience.nsw.gov.au