Bushfire grants for the Blue Mountains community

Published 8th September, 2014 in Emergency Services, Family & Community Services, Environment, Environment

The Blue Mountains Flexible Community Grants Program supports communities affected by the October 2013 bushfires.

Fire-fighters tackling a bushfire
Bushfire grants for the Blue Mountains community

The 2nd round of Blue Mountains Flexible Community Grants program is underway from 8 September 2014. Local organisations are urged to submit their project proposals before round 2 closes on 12 October 2014.

The recently concluded 1st round of the program will contribute $704,000 to vulnerable communities, as part of an overall $1.8 million aid package.

The program announcement follows on from news of a $27 million NSW Government package to boost resilience in natural disaster-affected communities across the State.

The bushfires of October last year destroyed more than 200 properties and significantly damaged around 100 more.

NSW Minister for Police and Emergency Services Stuart Ayres said the projects will help vulnerable communities rebuild in the aftermath of bushfires, as well as enhance community resilience against future disasters.

“We are proud to support these innovative projects which the Blue Mountains community has proposed to address the social and economic impact of the devastating bushfires in October 2013,” Mr Ayres said.

Published 8th September, 2014 in Emergency Services, Family & Community Services, Environment, Environment