Please view the following information from the Bellingen Shire Council regarding community grants and bushfire funding:
Good afternoon everyone,
I trust you are all well and keeping dry. What a crazy end of year and start to 2020 moving from drought to bushfires and flooding. I must say, like many of us, I was extremely glad to see the rain.
Following is information on some current and pending opportunities for grant funding. I have also included some links to information on what funding is available for those persons and properties that may have been impacted by the bushfires.
It is important to note that many of the grant bodies are prioritising funding to communities affected by drought and bushfires. The Bellingen Shire local government area has been declared with regards to drought and bushfires which makes the community eligible to apply where this criteria is a requirement.
Bushfire Grants and Financial Assistance
The Grants Hub have put together a list of funding available across each State and Nationally. Funding is available for everything from wildlife services to primary producers, businesses and individuals to telecommunications and utilities. Some of these have closing dates so please check the specific information. See link – https://www.thegrantshub.com.au/blog/articles/bushfire-grants?gclid=EAIaIQobChMIz_fEn8jr5wIVUSUrCh1PIQfXEAAYAiAAEgJ_jvD_BwE.
The National Bushfire Recovery Agency is another avenue that may be able to provide information and assistance – https://www.bushfirerecovery.gov.au/?gclid=EAIaIQobChMIz_fEn8jr5wIVUSUrCh1PIQfXEAAYASAAEgJD1vD_BwE.
Landcare Australia Bushfire Recovery Grants 2020 – The Landcare Australia Bushfire recovery grants 2020 program will support landcare and community environmental groups as well as networks located in bushfire affected areas across Australia. The aim of the program is to support the urgent needs of the Landcare community to restore essential wildlife habitat, shelterbelts and fences, protect our waterways, manage weeds and feral animals, work with Traditional Owner groups and run local community workshops, amongst other recovery activities. They are looking to fund 15 projects at $15,000 each with the intention to open additional bushfire recovery grants as more funding becomes available. The current round is due to close on 13 March. The process appears to be quite simple in my very quick look at this – https://landcareaustralia.org.au/2020-bushfire-recovery-grants/?utm_source=Landcare+Online%2C+Coast+Care+and+Junior+Landcare+eNewsletter&utm_campaign=60913a42aa-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2019_06_26_01_44_COPY_01&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_bc74ee36a5-60913a42aa-284858499.
Other Grants and Funding
Please also don’t forget about the Active and Creative Kids Vouchers available. I certainly haven’t! 😊
As always, good luck with your applications and projects.
Grants and Business Development Officer
Ph: 02 6655 7379