Black Summer Bushfire Recovery Grants opening

Communities still recovering from the 2019–20 bushfires can now apply for the Australian Government’s new Black Summer Bushfire Recovery Grants Program from 22 July.

Guidelines for the grants program, as well as a sample application and agreement forms, are available on the Business Grants Hub website. Grants of $20,000 to $10 million are open to community organisations, businesses and local councils.

The new grants program will help communities address priority work that hasn’t yet been supported under other funding programs.

The grants will fund projects to support social, economic, built and environmental recovery. They are available in all local government areas that were disaster declared as a result of the 2019–20 bushfires.

Applications for the grants close 2 September 2021.

Workshops and webinars

To make things as easy as possible for applicants, the National Recovery and Resilience Agency (NRRA) is holding workshops and webinars to assist with the application process.

Currently the schedule for the workshops is: 

9 August – 1:00pm
Kempsey Macleay RSL, 1 York Ln, Kempsey
Register for the workshop

11 August –  10:00am
Grafton District Services Club, 105-107 Mary St, Grafton
Register for the workshop

12 August – 10:00am
Casino RSM Club, 162 Canterbury St, Casino
Register for the workshop

For more information on scheduled NRRA workshops across our region contact:

Recovery Support Officer, North NSW
National Recovery and Resilience Agency

m: 0408 499 306

e: [email protected]

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This directory enables you to provide real-time information about your availability to accept referrals, as well as how long people may have to wait for an appointment. You can update this information as your availability changes. This will help GPs and other referrers ensure they only refer clients to practitioners who have the capacity to see them.

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