Moore MP Shane Love MLA is encouraging community groups and organisations in Moore to apply for Lotterywest grants to help rebuild and restore crucial services impacted by COVID-19.
Mr Love said applications for the latest round of Lotterywest funding are now open with grants aimed at supporting a wide range of not-for-profit groups and local government bodies now and into the immediate future.
“There is no denying the social cost of the coronavirus pandemic and many communities will need help to recover and rebound,” he said.
“There are local artists who haven’t been able to showcase their work because of the COVID-19 restrictions, sports clubs have had to remain idle and there has been a demand for emergency relief for those who have fallen on hard times, which, unfortunately, is likely to continue for some time.
“With $159 million in total grants available in the COVID-19 Relief Fund there is the opportunity for local groups to boost resources for much-needed local projects.
“There are two streams under which applications can be made – Supporting the Most Vulnerable and Building Community – to help respond to the impacts on the individual and community wellbeing.”
The Nationals WA Leader Mia Davies said the Lotterywest grants would be a boost for the community services sector, which was reeling well before the onset of the pandemic.
“Late last year 450 not-for-profit organisations launched a campaign titled Your Help WA to shine a light on the inadequate funding for the sector,” she said.
“However, the demand for services as the full impact of the crisis is felt will only get greater.
“The Lotterywest grants could help those valiant organisations fund programs, like food supplies, health-related transport or mental health programs, and help those in the community who need it most during this unprecedented crisis.”
More details on the Lotterywest COVID-19 Relief Fund can be found here – https://www.lotterywest.wa.gov.au/grants/grant-opportunities