The City of Victor Harbor's Chief Executive Officer Victoria MacKirdy has been authorised to enact a $10,000 COVID-19 Utilities and Insurance Assistance Grant for not-for profit sporting and community clubs in the 2020/21 budget.
It will cover the period from March 16, 2020 to June 30, 2020 up to a maximum of $1500 per club and available on the submission of an application that includes documentation to support that COVID-19 restrictions placed on the club have reduced their ability to generate an income and that the value of funds approved is to be the same value of invoices submitted for either utilities or insurance accounts.
Unanimously, elected members delegated authority to the Chief Executive Officer to determine eligibility for utilities and insurance assistance with existing not-for-profit sporting and community clubs lease, licence holders and hirers of council facilities during this period and apply accordingly.
However, the support by elected members for council to authorise the Chief Executive Officer to review the COVID-19 Utilities and Insurance Assistance Grant arrangements at the conclusion of the period and to extend for a further three months if required was stopped.
"Clubs have been closed due to COVID-19 and this is a bill softening initiative," Ms MacKirdy said.
"They will need to demonstrate they had to close and how it impacted their ability to function and raise funds to receive assistance."