Guidelines for the $280 million Black Summer Bushfire Recovery (BSBR) grants program, providing funding direct to communities to help in their ongoing recovery after the 2019-20 bushfires are now available.
Federal Member for Wright, Scott Buchholz said the bushfire recovery was still underway for many in the community.
“Funding from this $280 million grant program will deliver projects that boost community recovery and build more resilient, cohesive regions into the future.
“That is why we are providing funding through a program that is locally led, locally understood and locally implemented by local people,” Mr Buchholz said.
“The residents, businesses and community leaders right here know what is needed on the ground and I know many have already developed ideas and proposals.
“We know disaster recovery is a long haul and these grants will help our bushfire hit communities to continue their recovery journey.
“The program has been designed to be simple and flexible, so recovering communities can develop local projects that work to their specific region and need,” Mr Buchholz said.
Grants can range from $20,000 to $10 million and are open to community organisations, businesses and councils in Local Government Areas that were disaster-declared as a result of the 2019-20 bushfires.
Applications open 22 July 2021 and close on 2 September 2021.
Workshops to assist applicants with the grant process will be available in person and online from mid-July.
The Black Summer Bushfire Grants program is part of the National Bushfire Recovery Fund. The National Recovery and Resilience Agency administers the grants. For more information and workshop details visit recovery.gov.au/black-summer-grants.
Guidelines and the preview application form are available from the Business Grants Hub at https://business.gov.au/bsbr
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