Applications for 2021 Bushfire Recovery Grants Program open

Shoalhaven City Council is pleased to announce that applications for the 2021 Bushfire Recovery Grants Program are now open. These grants will be delivered in two categories, smalls grants up to $1,000 and larger grants up to $10,000.

The Bushfire Recovery Grants Program is open to individuals, community groups and organisations delivering small scale, short-term projects in the community which help overcome social impacts of the 2019/2020 Bushfires.

If you have an event or program that brings the community together to foster social connection, improve mental health and wellbeing, provide information about disaster preparedness or build community resilience then you are being invited to apply.

Shoalhaven City Council Mayor Amanda Findley is pleased that the Bushfire Recovery Grants Program is now open and will provide much needed support for individuals and communities impacted by the 2019/2020 bushfires. Clr Findley also wanted to acknowledge the Bushfire Community Recovery & Resilience Fund for funding the grants, which are provided by the joint Commonwealth State Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements.

“We are seeking applications from community members and community groups who are working to cultivate a more resilient community and to improve general wellbeing and social recovery in our communities “, Clr Findley said.

“If you have an activity, event or program which builds community resilience or brings people together and supports communities in recovery or supports community-led commemoration initiatives you are strongly encouraged to apply”, Clr Findley said.

The Grants Program will provide small-scale financial support for projects which contribute to community improvement, wellbeing, resilience and recovery.

Eligible applications for the Small Grants may include an individual applying to host a street party or community BBQ, a community group seeking to provide families with disaster preparedness packs or an organisation hosting a new short term mental health program.

Applications can be submitted on Council’s website before Friday 6 August 2021.

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