Benalla Rural City Council COVID-19 Community Activation and Social Isolation (CASI) Initiative Evaluation (2021)

The Community Activation and Social Inclusion (CASI) Initiative was developed to help people maintain important connections with family, friends and community and to build new social connections and networks of support within local communities during COVID-19.A review of CASI in the Benalla Rural City was sought to garner learnings, achievements and challenges of this emergency response initiative so that learnings can be applied in future COVID and community crisis responses.

Local Logic Place engaged residents who received individual support, key project partners and community groups and organisations who received CASI support. The review revealed the achievements and challenges of CASI as well as the learnings to take forward for any future CASI or targeted community response work.