Posted: January 29th, 2021
On 22-24 February 2021, WACOSS will be hosting their Finding Ground: Building a better way back together conference in Fremantle, WA, and applications for those requesting financial assistance to attend are now open.
The focus of the conference will be to reflect on both challenges and achievements resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic and the community sector’s response to it, and how the lessons learned throughout the response can be adapted to inform future service design and social policy.
For those interested in attending the conference, Lotterywest is providing subsidies to assist with travel, etc. for:
Regional Support ($800)
In recognition of the higher travel and accommodation costs experienced by people from regional WA to attend events in Perth, WACOSS are administering a Regional Support Subsidy to support the participation from regional Western Australians at the conference. This subsidy is only available if you register for the Full Conference Registration (both of the conference days) and the Networking Day, and you will not be reimbursed if you do not attend the conference, or register for a single day registration. To be eligible for reimbursement you will need to keep all receipts.
Perth Metro Small Community Sector organisation staff and volunteers ($300)
This subsidy is available for small community sector organisations that are unfunded and or staffed solely by volunteers. This subsidy is only available if you register for the Full Conference Registration (both of the conference days) and the Networking Day, and you will not be reimbursed if you do not attend the conference or register for a single day registration. Applications will be considered on a case-by-case basis taking into account funding available and the number of applicants.
Lived Experience/Disability Support / Low Income / Community Sector Volunteers ($300)
WACOSS have established a bursary to support people who are out of regular paid work and/or receiving income support, to attend the conference. This subsidy, once approved, will be applied upfront. The approved applicant will only need to pay a $15 registration fee. Applications will be considered on a case-by-case basis, taking into account funding available and the number and needs of applicants.
For more information, please visit the conference website (https://www.wacossconference.org.au/) or call Alenka Jeram from WACOSS on 08 6381 5300.
Otherwise, to apply for a subsidy, send an email to WACOSS via firstname.lastname@example.org outlining in a short paragraph which subsidy you are applying for and why you are eligible.
Note: Applications for all subsidies close at 4pm, Thursday, 4 February 2021.