Urban Community Recovery Committee

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Grant program now open

The Urban Community Recovery Committee invites your community group to apply to the Urban Community Led Recovery Round 1 Grant Program to help recover from the COVID19 pandemic and June 2021 storm.
The Urban 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 Urban townships which are Chirnside Park, Coldstream, Kilsyth, Lilydale, Montrose, Mooroolbark & Mt Evelyn.
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.

The priority is to fund projects that contribute to people’s wellbeing and reconnect with their community and applications can be made for grants up to $5,000.

Round 1 is now open and closes on 22 August.

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

URBANRCRC-CEF-Funding-guidelines.pdf(PDF, 954KB)

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 Tuesday 26 July and you can find the presentation from the session below.

2022-Urban-Community-Led-Recovery-Grant-Program-Info-Session_.pdf(PDF, 537KB)

About the Valley Community Recovery Committee

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

As part of their work, the Committee is conducting a survey to gather information to help create a Community-Led Recovery Plan. It will include details on what you think our community needs to recover, build resilience, and strengthen our connections following the pandemic and June 2021 storm/floods.

The Community-Led Recovery Plan will inform the allocation of grants to community groups in the Urban area to deliver community-led recovery projects that willu improve social connections and help build resilience for our community into the future. 

The Urban Regional Community Recovery Committee includes the suburbs of Chirnside Park, Coldstream, Kilsyth, Lilydale, Montrose, Mooroolbark and Mt Evelyn.

Meetings for the Urban RCRC group are held on the first Wednesday of each month 

Meet your Urban RCRC representatives

The representatives were selected following a public expression of interest and comprehensive assessment process.
The Urban RCRC is made up of:
  • Tegyn Angel
  • Amanda Stokes
  • Bec Brannigan
  • Moriah Weston
  • Ronda Johns
  • Max Lamb
  • Joanna Carland
  • Janice O'Gorman
  • Mary Wiking
  • Lisa Glassborow, Bendigo Bank Representative
  • Councillor Tim Heenan