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Council Meeting Highlights – Monday 15 June 2020

Tuesday 23 June 2020

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Council considered the approval process for its repurposed grants, arising from Frankston City Council COVID-19 Community Relief and Recovery Package, noting:

  • The grants will be made available to eligible individuals, community groups, small businesses and NFP organisations in the 2020–2021 financial year
  • The total value of the grant pool is $966,665
  • The existing Miscellaneous and Community Grants Program Guidelines will be suspended and the funds repurposed towards the COVID-19 Relief and Recovery grants for the 2020-2021 financial

Council adopted the COVID-19 Relief and Recovery Grants Criteria and Eligibility for the 2020-2021 financial year relating to the following grants:

COVID19 Community Support Grants

  • COVID19 Recovery Grants
  • Artist Project Grant;
  • Creative Industries Grants;
  • Environmental Sustainability Grants; and
  • Youth Grants

COVID19 Rapid Response Grants

  • Quick Response Grants for Artists and Creative Industries
  • Student Scholarship Grants
  • Inclusion Support Grants
  • Fast Business Grants

Council authorised the following delegations in relation to grant approval:

  • Up to $2,000 to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO), under arrangements supported by Senior Officers and nominated Council Officers
  • Between $2,000 and up to $4,000 to the CEO, under arrangements supported by Senior Officers and nominated Council Officers — subject to a briefing of Councillors
  • Over $4,000 and up to $10,000 to Council, under arrangements supported by Senior Officers and nominated Council Officers — to be considered at an Ordinary Meeting of Council

Council noted that the approved delegations for the COVID-19 Relief and Recovery Grants shall remain in place for the 2020-2021 financial year, unless amended by the new Council upon their commencement.

All grant allocations will be subject to the oversight of the Audit and Risk Committee.

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