Supporting community recovery
Community wellbeing, connectedness, social recovery, and future disaster resilience is a focus for the Bushfire community recovery and resilience fund.
The grants target Local Government Areas that were disaster-declared during the 2019-20 bushfires and provide funding for medium and long-term projects that support community recovery and help build resilience and hope for the future.
Stream 1: applications have closed
Short-term projects for high and moderate socially impacted local government areas that were disaster-declared during the 2019-20 bushfires.
- Payments of $250,000 or $100,000 are available to eligible councils.
- Applications will be reviewed by Resilience NSW to ensure
- all required documentation is complete and submitted
- proposed projects align with funding objectives and compliance requirements outlined in the guideline.
- Councils will receive written notification confirming
- the total funding they are eligible for
- the status of their application.
- Funding agreements will be drafted as soon as possible and funds distributed as quickly as possible depending on the funding agreement process between Resilience NSW and the receiving council.
Stream 2: applications have closed
Grants for community groups, councils, joint organisations, NGOs, and not-for-profits in the local government areas that were disaster-declared during the 2019-20 bushfires to fund social recovery and preparedness projects.
- Funding for projects ranging from $20,000 to $300,000.
- Grants will be assessed with a regional focus to maximise the recovery support to communities across local government boundaries.
- Resilience NSW staff will make an initial eligibility assessment of applications and a Regional panel will assess the applications and make recommendations to Resilience NSW.
- Assessment and approval expected in February 2021.