Giving Back To Groups That Distributed Vital COVID Relief

02 Feb 2022 covid19

Member for Kiama Gareth Ward MP has today announced that local groups and not-for-profit organisations across our region that delivered food and care hampers to community members during the 2021 COVID lockdowns can now apply to have some of their distribution expenses reimbursed thanks to the Resilience NSW COVID Regional Community Support (CRCS) program.

Mr Ward said that local not-for-profits and groups can now apply to recoup up to $30,000 of costs incurred when distributing these vital supports during lockdown, including fuel, couriers and logistics expenses.

“During the COVID-19 pandemic many groups from right across the Kiama electorate stood up to help their fellow community members with deliveries of vital supplies when they were needed most,” he said.

“I want to extend my gratitude to everyone who contributed to these efforts and acknowledge the outstanding community spirit that has carried us through this challenging time.

“I am pleased to see that the NSW Government is committed to supporting our local community groups and not-for-profits to continue their very important work,” Mr Ward said.

“We know that many community groups had to dip into their own funds to distribute hampers and relief packs to people who needed extra support during last year’s lockdown.

This program will be administered by the Foundation for Rural & Regional Renewal.

“The reimbursement application process is fairly straight-forward but if you have any questions please give them a call on 1800 170 020,” Mr Ward said.

Applications will close on Tuesday, 1st March 2022. Reimbursed funds will become available in late April 2022.

For more information and to apply, please visit: