Working Together, Staying Strong

Central Coast Mayor Lisa Matthews is encouraging community groups to apply for up to $10,000 in funding available through the Council’s Working Together Staying Strong program.

The program aims to support groups providing frontline community services facing increased demand and operational difficulties, particularly in the wake of COVID-19.

Not-for-profit and community groups across the Coast can apply, particularly those supporting the physical health and mental wellbeing, social connection and safety of vulnerable and at-risk groups.

Projects which could qualify for funding include: food hamper preparation and delivery; swags for rough sleepers; mental health support; counselling services; organisational volunteer support; helping people get around (such as transport support); and small equipment purchases (eg to facilitate education, telehealth etc).

Eligible applicants can apply for up to $10,000 per project in combined funding and in-kind Council services.

The program runs until September 30 or until funds are exhausted, whichever occurs first.

To view eligibility guidelines and apply for a grant go to

Media statement, Jun 30

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