COVID Recovery Assistance Program Report

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Download the COVID 19 Recovery Program Report(PDF, 16MB)

‘Sorry we’re closed’ signs dangled on business doors.

Events were cancelled. International and interstate travel came to a halt. Our connections were challenged thanks to social distancing, constantly changing restrictions, and a new virtual world of remote learning and working from home.

Daily press conferences delivered concerning case numbers and devastating deaths.

The beginning of the global coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic was a life-changing experience.

During the first Victorian lockdown, Council set aside $1 million to help businesses and communities that we knew needed help in the COVID-19 recovery period.

This grants program made a significant difference across the shire, and this report shares every success story of the 63 grants distributed in the program.