Hills Community Recovery Committee

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The Hills Community Recovery Committee invites your community group to apply to the Hills Community Led Recovery Round 1 Grant Program to help recover from the COVID19 pandemic and June 2021 storm.

The Hills Recovery grant program will seek applications from groups or organisations operating in the Yarra Ranges LGA or who are providing support to at least one of the Hills townships which are Belgrave, Belgrave Heights, Belgrave South, parts of Emerald, Ferny Creek, Kallista, Kalorama, part of Lysterfield, Macclesfield, Menzies Creek, Monbulk, Mt Dandenong, Narre Warren East, Olinda, Sassafras and Selby, Sherbrook, Silvan, Tecoma, The Patch, Tremont, parts of Upper Ferntree Gully and Upwey.

If your group provides support to one or more of these townships, and have ready-to-go projects that meet an urgent need, then please apply.

Our priority is to fund projects that contribute to people’s wellbeing and strengthen local connections. 

Applications can be made for grants up to $5,000.

Round 1 opens 1 August and closes on 29 August.

Before you apply, read the guidelines below, which are their to help you understand everything that is required to apply and how the Hills CRC will assess your application.

HILLSRCRC-CEF-Funding-guidelines.pdf(PDF, 927KB)

When you click on the Apply For Round 1 link below you will be taken to the Community Enterprise Foundation website where there will be instructions on how to submit your application.

 

 A Community Grants Information Session was held on Thursday 28 July at 6pm via Zoom and the presentation can be accessed below. 

2022-Hills-Community-Led-Recovery-Grant-Program-Information-Session.pdf(PDF, 533KB)  

About the Hills Community Recovery Committee

The Hills Regional Community Recovery Committee (RCRC) is supported by Yarra Ranges Council and has been established to help contribute to the recovery priorities of the Hills area electorate.

The Hills Regional Community Recovery Committee will have a crucial say into the long-term recovery from Covid-19, and the June storms that impacted the Hills region, particularly the suburbs of Belgrave, Emerald, Ferny Creek, Kallista, Kalorama, Lysterfield, Macclesfield, Menzies Creek, Monbulk, Mt Dandenong, Narre Warren East, Olinda, Sassafras, Selby, Sherbrooke, Silvan, Tecoma, The Patch, Tremont, Upper Ferntree Gully and Upwey.

The representatives were selected following a public expression of interest and comprehensive assessment process and members are committed to progressing community-led social, economic and environmental recovery.

Meetings for the Hills RCRC are held the fourth Thursday of each month.

Members of the Hills RCRC:

  • Alex Grunwald - Community Co-chair
  • Anna Reid
  • Belinda Young
  • Carolina Aguilera de Snow
  • Ellen Kimball
  • Gareth Hart - Community Chair
  • Helene Campbell
  • Peter Adams
  • Peter McIlwain
  • Vacant, Bendigo Bank Representative
  • Councillor Johanna Skelton 

Minutes for past meetings:

01_MINUTES_HILLS-RCRC.docx(DOCX, 68KB)

02_MINUTES_HILLS-RCRC.docx(DOCX, 73KB)

03_MINUTES_HILLS-RCRC.docx(DOCX, 71KB)

04_MINUTES_HILLS-RCRC.docx(DOCX, 71KB)

05_MINUTES_HILLS-RCRC.docx(DOCX, 72KB)