COVID-19 Grants & Business Support

In 2020/21, Council provided a business and community support package to target support to those who need it most as impacted by COVID-19 which is now closed.

Council delivered a grants/stimulus program to offer localised, flexible and tailored support to our community through the business recovery and support grants.

COVID-19 Business Diversification Grants Program

Grants provided to businesses that had to significantly change their business delivery model as part of the impact of Coronvirus. The Business Diversification Grants Program allocated $60,000 in grants via Rounds 1 and 2.    

COVID-19 COPACC Hire Assistance Grants Program

The Covid-19 COPACC Hire Assistance Grants Program was a one-off expansion of the grants program to enable local dance, singing and acting schools to access support.  Grants up to $2,000 were available from a budget of $12,000.

COVID-19 Small Arts Project Grants Program

Grants provided to enable artists and event organisers to undertake local projects that spread joy and hope in the community.  Grants up to $3,000 were available from a budget of $20,000

Congratulations to the successful recipients of the Colac Otway Shire Council’s business recovery and support grants in 2020 – 2021. 

COVID-19 Business Diversification Grants Program

Business Project Description Amount
 Apollo Bay Distillery Automatic Doors $3,000
Apollo Bay Waterfront Motor Inn Website upgrade $600
Barongarook Pork Refrigerated courier $3,000
Blackberry Beach Website Upgrade  $3,000
Cape Otway Lightstation Digital upgrade $1,360
Colac Indoor Tennis and Sports Centre Mobile Rental Laser Tag $3,000
Colac Laundry Lounge Eftpos readers on all equipment $2,838
 Corio Bay Sports Telehealth and online physio $3,000
Ecoshiatsu Provide on-line courses $2,747
Fernhouse Website upgrade $1,433
Focus Pty Ltd Online international training delivery $271
Forrest General Store Pty Ltd Otway Distillery website $2,250
Glance Twice Studios Studio on-line $2,344
 Heartwave Healing New website and online booking system $2,875
Hillview Farm 5 Star Boarding Cattery Website and social media expansion $3,000
Just Lovely Essential support for women $3,000
Moran and Bamford Electrical Pty Ltd Digital Marketing and website upgrade $825
Otway Electrical Contracting Wall and Floor system $2,949
Pennyroyal Raspberry Farm Website upgrade $1,980
Pennyroyal Raspberry Farm External Seating Area $853
Platypi Chocolate Dine with your dog $3,000
Salon7One Website development $500
Tarndie Woolcraft Workshops on-line $3,000
Tim Lucas Photography Website development $2,250
Wordly Goods Website development $1,648

 

COVID-19 COPACC Hire Assistance Grants Program

Applicant  Project Name  Grant allocated 
 Red Door Dance & Theatre Co Dance concert 2020 & Mamma Mia The Musical 2021  $2,000
 Rise Dance Academy Rise Dance Academy 2020 $959

COVID-19 Small Arts Project Grants Program

Applicant Project Description Amount
 Apollo Bay Word Fest  Syntax Community Trivia Night  Community Trivia Night $890
Barking Spider Visual Theatre Object Monologues Stories of Colac $3,000
Colac Makers Space SWEET A SWEET Online Youth Art Exhibition $2,068
Conservation Ecology Centre  Protected 1,000 Origami Figures $2,997
Forrest & District Neighbourhood House Studio Forrest Window Space Rotating exhibition of local artists and artworks for community appreciation. $2,800
Gellibrand Community House Catching Dreams Create and display hundreds of dreamcatchers all over town to recapture their dreams and spread hope and joy. $2,752
Glance Twice Studios Giving the Gift of Glass Produce unique small glass art pieces and gift them to vulnerable community members. $1,173
WildHoney Performing Arts The Chimera and the Wishing Tree The Chimera and the Wishing Tree stilt walking street theatre

$2,900