Be Kind Ballarat
These are unprecedented times, and they are tough ones. But in tough times, the one thing we can do is to band together as a community and show a little kindness. Be kind to others, be kind to those most in need and be kind to yourself. Keep reading for more tips on how to Be Kind Ballarat.
Be kind to yourself
Why not get outside and enjoy some fresh air if the weather permits. Listen to music, have a virtual coffee date with a friend or order takeaway from your favourite eatery. Read a book, play a board game or enjoy a Netflix binge - anything that makes you smile!
Be kind to others
What a time to show some neighbourly love. We know some people might be feeling a little alone right now, so if everyone in Ballarat simply knocked on their neighbours door or called over the fence to say hello to their neighbour, it would mean every household maintains some much needed social contact.
See Ways to be Kind.
Be kind to business
Ballarat businesses of all sizes have been hit hard by COVID-19 and continue to be.
We’re proud of the many Ballarat based businesses that pivoted as the crisis unfolded, responding to the changing guidelines so they could keep operating to serve the community and employing their staff.
Eat Drink West has put together a list of some of the businesses offering takeaway and delivery here.
You can also check directly with your favourites to see what they are offering.
To support local farmers and growers you can purchase an Eat Drink West local produce box here.
If you’re a business owner in need of help click here for information.
Supporting local businesses – virtual events and webinars.
Be Kind to Businesses as they Re-Open
As more and more Ballarat businesses reopen, it's a great time to reflect on what we can do to be kind and support the people who provide the goods and services we all want and need.
Unsure? So are they. You can be kind and understanding to these businesses in many, simple ways.
Be Kind – Be Creative
As social lockdowns continue, the City of Ballarat is dedicated to providing the community with creative ways to continue to engage with each other, to economically support creative micro-businesses and sole traders, and to maintain flows of compassion.
Over the coming weeks, the City of Ballarat will release a program of activity as diverse as creating community-led podcasts and providing opportunities to join a group sing-a-thon.
The program, Be Kind – Be Creative, will provide the community an opportunity to respond creatively to new and changing circumstances.