Council is continuing to support community bushfire recovery by selecting 19 local organisations to receive grants from the Bushfire Community Recovery & Resilience Fund (BCRRF).
The grants, ranging from $1,850 to $7000, will support a wide variety of community groups throughout the Blue Mountains, for projects ranging from environmental and land care initiatives, to music and arts activities.
“We continue to care for our community more than a year after bushfires devastated our region in the summer of 2019/2020,” Mayor, Cr Mark Greenhill said.
“We have lobbied hard to all levels of government, on behalf of our affected communities, so that they are not forgotten.
“This significant community funding, totalling $100,000, will offer welcome assistance for a variety of wonderful local groups and organisations, to allow them to continue their valued work in recovery and resilience.”
The grants were advertised from March – May 2021. The 19 groups selected from 23 applications are:
|Blackheath Anglican Church||Mainly Music – Pre-school Music Sessions||$2,000|
|Blackheath Area Neighbourhood Centre (BANC)||Caring for Country Film-making Project||$6,150|
|Blackheath Area Neighbourhood Centre (BANC)||Medlow Music in the Park||$2,000|
|Blackheath Area Neighbourhood Centre (BANC)||Satin Bower Birds Waste and Recycling Education Workshops in Schools||$6,000|
|Blackheath Area Neighbourhood Centre (BANC)||Free Propagation Workshops at Cliff view Community Farm||$4,500|
|Blackheath Rhododendron Festival Inc||Festival Choir Event||$6,000|
|Blue Fringe Committee – Project of Belong Blue Mountains & Springwood Neighbourhood Centre Cooperative||Create for Wellbeing Workshops||$6,500|
|Blue Mountains Women’s Shed||Billycart Wellbeing Workshops||$1,850|
|Dharug Ngurra Aboriginal Corporation||Yanama Budyari Gumada Workshops||$5,700|
|Greater Sydney Landcare Network Inc – auspicing Allendale Landcare Group||Allendale Landcare Groups Post-Fire Recovery Study||$7,000|
|Lapstone Out of School Hours Care (OOSH)||Wellbeing and Garden Care Project for Children||$5,720|
|Lyttleton Stores Co-Op Ltd||Resilience in the Face of Natural Disasters Workshops||$6,980|
|Megalong Valley Community and Landowners Association Inc||Megalong Community Hall Outdoor Area Upgrade||$7,000|
|Mount Tomah Residents Association – auspicing West Projects||West Projects Arts Program||$3,000|
|Mount Victoria Community Association Inc||Community Parkcare Project||$6,000|
|Mount Wilson Progress Association Inc||Mt Wilson – Mt Irvine Horticultural Show||$3,000|
|Winmalee Neighbourhood Centre||Bell RFS Community Garden||$6,600|
|Winter Magic Festival Association||Community Arts Program (with the Katoomba Winter Magic Festival)||$7,000|
|Women with Altitude||Future Proof your Business Workshop Series||$7,000|
The Community Grants Assistance Program is one of a number of projects from BCRRF, funded by Resilience NSW.
These Community Grants and projects are in addition to the $7.9 million Council has been awarded from the Local Bushfire Economic Recovery Fund, which will fund four major bushfire recovery projects in the Blue Mountains.
Photo: Community bushfire recovery in action