Two bushfire recovery funds are open for applications

The extent of the area ravaged by fire at Charmhaven, Blue Haven and Wyee Photo: Central Coast Aero Club,

Community groups and not-for-profit organisations in bushfire impacted areas have until next Monday, November 16, to apply for their share of $25M to promote community wellbeing, social recovery and future disaster resilience.

Support for bushfire recovery was extended in September, with Stream 2 of the Bushfire Community Recovery and Resilience Fund (BCRRF) providing $25M for community recovery and preparedness initiatives.

Resilience NSW Commissioner, Shane Fitzsimmons, said funding of $20,000 to $300,000 was now available for eligible projects.

“You know best what your community needs to help them achieve recovery and strengthen resilience,” he said.

“These grants aim to help provide the necessary support to empower communities across NSW to drive local, community led recovery and preparedness initiatives in their own backyards.

“Each bushfire impacted community is at a different point on their journey to recovery and has a different set of needs, so I’m looking forward to a diversity of projects coming to fruition,” Commissioner Fitzsimmons said.

The NSW Government’s $250M Bushfire Local Economic Recovery Fund is also open for applications.

The program supports infrastructure, social, business and environmental initiatives that retain and create new jobs, build resilience and increase preparedness for future bushfire seasons.

Grants between $200,000 and $20M are available across 47 regional NSW local government areas.

Applications close at 2pm on Friday, December 11.

Source:
Media release, Nov 4
Resilience NSW

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