Community, Rural & Regional

News Corp Bushfire Fund Grants

Funder:  Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal (FRRR)

Grant Background: Through the provision of grants, the aim of the News Corp Bushfire Fund Grant is to address a range of needs, including but not limited to:

  • Community infrastructure and equipment that strengthens volunteer community groups and their activities;
  • Emergency equipment and facilities;
  • Mental health and wellbeing; and
  • Rebuilding communities – from infrastructure repairs or upgrades, to governance, capacity building or operational support.

$ Available: Up to $25 000.00.

Eligibility:  To apply, you must meet the following criteria:

  • Be a not-for-profit community-based organisation in Australia that was impacted by the 2019/2020 bushfires;
  • Be a not-for-profit, community-based organisation with an ABN or Incorporation Certificate;
  • Project must offer clear public benefit (i.e. has a charitable purpose);
  • Organisations with or without DGR endorsement are eligible to apply;
  • Organisations whose last financial year’s annual Revenue was at least $50,000 and under $5 million;
  • Organisations who primarily operate to support Australians belonging to one or more of the target groups:
    • Indigenous Australians;
    • Refugee & Asylum Seekers;
    • Women at risk;
    • Youth at risk (>12 years of age);
    • People who are homeless or at risk of homelessness;
    • People who have experienced family or domestic violence;
    • People living with a disability (including carers);
    • People living with a mental health issue (including carers).
  • Organisations whose activities are primarily aimed at addressing disadvantage and improving social inclusion for individuals within the target groups in education and training opportunities (ages 12 and over) and/or employment pathways;
  • An organisation is eligible to submit one application per grant round;
  • Projects must be in a remote, rural or regional area.

Key Dates: Closes 17 February 2021.


Happy to chat if you need a hand with your application and please share this grant opportunity with anyone who may be interested. Good luck, Melanie

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