Moonee Valley City Council will be offering relief vouchers and working alongside funding partners to provide support to local residents and businesses, in response to the latest COVID lockdown.
Council will issue grocery relief vouchers, providing food and necessities to local families, seniors, young people, people with a disability and housing estate residents.
Council is grateful for the funding from the State Government in recent months to help deliver programs which support local businesses to implement COVID safe practices, and provide material aid and relief to communities.
- Assistance to revitalise our retail and dining precincts through the Outdoor Eating and Entertainment package
- Support community venues and local businesses to implement COVIDSafe practices through the Local Government Business Concierge and Hospitality Support Program
- Support Culturally and Linguistically Diverse communities and community-run businesses to stay COVIDSafe under the Local Councils Supporting CALD Networks initiative
- Assist in the coordination and provision of relief packages to vulnerable people in isolation through the COVID Relief Program
- Promote the importance of COVID vaccination to priority populations.
Mayor of Moonee Valley, Cr Cam Nation said that as the closest level of government to the community, Council was in a unique position to deliver services and support in times of need.
“Council has been able to provide direct support to local businesses and community groups in need, so far delivering $821,300 through our COVID-19 Recovery Grants program.” Cr Nation said.
“We’re also proud to be partnering with the State Government to deliver so many important initiatives to local communities and business owners.”
“Working with Council delivers a range of benefits to our partners, because we are able to provide a direct and trusted pathway to locals in need of support through the many existing services our community engages with every day.”
“We know our local community, including our local businesses are really doing it tough, which is why we all need to band together to support one another as we work to get this latest outbreak of COVID-19 under control.” Mayor Nation concluded.
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