This quick and flexible funding will be made available to eligible councils from early February 2020. Councils are being contacted directly with advice on how to access their funding allocation as quickly as possible.
Councils will be able to use the funds straightaway for events or initiatives that support local business and industry recovery, as well as community resilience and wellbeing.
Examples of activities could include:
- local recovery support services for impacted small businesses
- local industry recovery events
- neighbourhood and community activities that focus on building capacity and community strength and resilience.
These Community Resilience and Economic Recovery payments are being provided through the joint Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements between states and territories and the Commonwealth Government.
Details about Phase Two of the Community Resilience and Economic Recovery Fund will be made available in the coming weeks.