Published on 06 September 2021
Frankston City Council has committed a total of $9,128,000 towards the Covid-19 Relief and Recovery Package. This was initially $5,268,000 at June 30, 2021 and then boosted by $3,860,000 in the 2021–2025 Council Plan and Budget.
Financial hardship from loss of income due to COVID-19 has impacted residents, with Council grants for individuals aimed at fulfilling both basic needs and maintaining pathways for recovery. These include:
Supporting the community to build resilience and remain connected is a critical focus for Council in providing recovery related assistance such as:
Council’s business grant program pool for those directly impacted by COVID-19 was increased to $450,000 for 2020-2021 and has been significantly bolstered by the revitalised Relief and Recovery Package for 2021-2022.
The Relief and Recovery Package now includes $1,352,000 in grants and programs to support business operators, attract investment and enhance employment opportunities.
Support and funding commitments made during 2020-2021 include: