Community groups can now apply for bushfire recovery funding

Community groups can now apply for bushfire recovery funding

Resilience NSW has announced that Phase 2 of the Bushfire Community Recovery and Resilience Fund (BCRRF) is now open, with local councils and community groups able to apply for grants.

The fund provides $25 million to promote community well-being, connectedness, social recovery and future disaster resilience, thanks to joint Commonwealth-State Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements administered by Resilience NSW.

"Community groups, joint organisations and not-for-profit groups can apply for funds to undertake projects that enhance social recovery and preparedness, from $20,000 up to $300,000," said MidCoast Council's mayor, David West.

"We know community-led projects provide the best chance for people to recover and for our local community to build back strong and resilient," said Mayor West.

"We encourage those groups who've already been doing a mighty job to help the MidCoast recover to check whether they are eligible to apply for these funds for future projects.

"If your group is an unincorporated entity, please call our Recovery team to discuss how MidCoast Council can support your application."

If you have a medium or long-term project to support community recovery and help your local area build resilience and hope for the future, you can check your eligibility, find out more and apply online at www.emergency.nsw.gov.au.

Applications will close at 12pm on Tuesday 10 November.

The Bushfire Community Recovery and Resilience Fund is funded thanks to joint Commonwealth and State disaster recovery funding arrangements and administered by Resilience NSW in consultation the National Bushfire Recovery Agency and Emergency Management Australia.

For further information or technical support regarding the online application form, email bcrrf@resilience.nsw.gov.au.

If you're an individual who is recovering from the bushfires, there is help available. You can visit www.midcoast.nsw.gov.au/recovery, or contact us: call 7955 7543 or email recovery@midcoast.nsw.gov.au.

If reminders of the bushfires are causing issues for you, please call the Mental Healthline on 1800 011 511.