COVID-19 Grants & Business Support

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

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 will allocate approximately $23,000 in grants through Round 1 and Round 2.

COVID-19 COPACC Hire Assistance Grants Program

The Covid-19 COPACC Hire Assistance Grants Program is 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 Waterfront Motor In Website upgrade $600
Barongarook Pork Refrigerated courier $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
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
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
Penny Royal Raspberry Farm Website upgrade $1,980
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

COVID-19 Small Arts Project Grants Program

Applicant Project Description Amount
Barking Spider Visual Theatre Object Monologues Colac’s landmarks will be chosen by the community to become an ‘object monologue with locals telling the stories and providing the voice overs. $3,000
Birregurra Community Arts Group The Power of Music A mini music festival will be filmed in the Birregurra Mechanics Hall and be available free and online for the community to enjoy, including the Red Violets and also featuring a mural art installation. $2,310
Colac Makers Space SWEET A SWEET Online Youth Art Exhibition will be held to celebrate the art of the children and youth of the Colac Otway, created in ‘lockdown’, then captured in a calendar. $2,068
Conservation Ecology Centre Protected Around 1,000 Origami figures will be created by the Colac Otway Shire community and assembled in an installation that represents the protected species of the Great Otway National Park, then exhibited at the Conservation Ecology Centre. $2,997
Forrest & District Neighbourhood House Studio Forrest Window Space A permanent window display space will be designed by community and created at the Forrest Public Hall to showcase a rotating exhibition of local artists and artworks for community appreciation. $2,800
Gellibrand Community House Catching Dreams Gellibrand residents will 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 Artist Margaret Smith of Glance Twice Studios in Apollo Bay will 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 creature will be a street theatre performance, live-streamed, spreading a message of transformation and hope as it moves through Colac and recorded for posterity. $2,900