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2020 has tested Canberra. Despite the challenges, the community has pulled together and been reminded of the responsibility to look out for each other.

17 July 2020

Local community services organisations will be able to provide better support to Canberrans after the ACT Government provided more than $1.3 million to the community sector to help adapt to the COVID-19 pandemic.

This funding will allow community organisations to make essential business changes, including creating COVID safe work environments and improving the ability of those in their organisation to work from home.

Community organisations play an important role in ensuring people can access information, support and direct assistance to deal with the many impacts of COVID-19.

Many of these organisations have been under increasing pressure to change their daily practices to guarantee the safety of their employees and clients.

For example, some organisations have needed to purchase video conferencing software, ICT technology, develop or purchase digital equipment, plexiglass screens or put in place other arrangements.

Some of the successful applications include:

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