Across Greater Melbourne communities are becoming more resilient thanks to Hot Spots, an Initiative by Lord Mayor’s Charitable Foundation.
With the increasing frequency and intensity of extreme weather events, Hot Spots provides funding to health and community organisations to proactively support their communities.
Using the Monash Heat Vulnerability Index, the Foundation identified key areas in Melbourne with higher temperatures during heatwaves, along with higher levels of socio-economic disadvantage. In 2018, the Foundation invited applications for funding from not-for-profit organisations already working in health and community service sectors.
Hot Spots supports collaborations between community health, social service organisations, local government and emergency services in areas requiring more intensive community care during extreme heat.