Fire and flames
Environmental

Bushfire Restoration Grants

Funder:  Foundation for National Parks & Wildlife

Grant Background: The Foundation for National Parks & Wildlife invites applications to support tree planting projects as part of bushfire restoration projects in and around regions impacted by the 2019-20 Black Summer bushfires.

BUSHFIRE RECOVERY PROJECT GOAL: To plant one million trees in and around the 2019-2020 bushfire impacted areas in Qld, NSW, Vic, and SA by December 2024.

Goal of this grant round: To provide funds to support revegetation activities in and around bushfire impacted areas.

Continue reading “Bushfire Restoration Grants”

Fire and flames
Community, Rural & Regional

Black Summer Bushfire Recovery

Funder:  Federal – National Recovery & Resilience Agency

Grant Background: The Black Summer Bushfire Recovery Grants program will support the recovery efforts of communities in eligible Local Government Areas affected by the 2019-20 bushfires and enables them to apply for projects that address community recovery needs within their own timeframes.

The Australian Government will directly fund successful applicants to conduct a range of projects designed to support the social and economic recovery, and restoration of the built environment in those communities.

The objectives of the grant opportunity are to:

  • support recovery and resilience of communities impacted by the 2019-20 bushfires, and
  • build stronger communities by supporting social, economic and built environment recovery.

The intended outcomes of the grant opportunity are to:

  • empower local communities to address bushfire recovery priorities, including through creation of jobs, sustainable infrastructure and community investment targeted at the specific needs of the community, and
  • rebuild and grow the economy of the local communities impacted by the bushfires.

Continue reading “Black Summer Bushfire Recovery”

Women
Community, Rural & Regional

Strengthening Rural Communities

Funder:  Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal (FRRR)

Grant Background: The Strengthening Rural Communities program aims to give the thousands of small rural, regional and remote communities across Australia an opportunity to access funding to support broad community needs.  Given the events of summer 2019/20, it has also been expanded to offer funding to support recovery in bushfire-affected communities.

The program criteria are deliberately flexible, and designed to be able to help communities address different needs and opportunities, as and when they emerge.

Projects funded must align with one or more of the following charitable outcomes:

  • Bringing people and community organisations together to foster stronger, more resilient communities;
  • Fostering and celebrating a sense of identity, diversity and cultural connection within the community;
  • Improving community health and social wellbeing;
  • Enabling people to develop skills, knowledge and confidence to lead and contribute to the prosperity and renewal of their community;
  • Building a sustainable volunteer base and/or supporting the wellbeing of volunteers;
  • Celebrating and resourcing volunteer-led efforts;
  • Increasing access and inclusion for vulnerable and disadvantaged groups, including remote communities;
  • Enhancing places where communities gather;
  • Promoting connection to place and enabling initiatives that champion a community’s social, cultural or economic aspirations;
  • Increasing capacity and capability of local community organisations to support preparedness and recovery from natural disasters;
  • Enabling locally-led responses within rural, regional and remote communities endeavouring to reduce the impacts of the changing climate within their community.

Continue reading “Strengthening Rural Communities”

Fire and flames
Environmental

Bushfire Restoration Grants

Funder:  Foundation for National Parks & Wildlife

Grant Background: The Foundation for National Parks & Wildlife invites applications to support tree planting projects as part of bushfire restoration projects in and around regions impacted by the 2019-20 Black Summer bushfires.

Bushfire Recovery Project Goal: To plant one million trees in and around the 2019-2020 bushfire impacted areas in Qld, NSW, Vic, and SA by December 2024.

Goal of this Grant Round: To provide funds to support revegetation activities in and around bushfire impacted areas.

Continue reading “Bushfire Restoration Grants”

Fire
Environmental

Landcare Led Bushfire Recovery Grants Programme – Supporting the recovery of wildlife and their habitat

Funder:  Landcare

Grant Background: Eligible local Landcare groups, environment networks and community groups working on bushfire recovery projects can now access funding in a landmark new grants program funded by the Australian Government Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment.

The $14 million Landcare Led Bushfire Recovery Grantsprogram is supporting Landcare bushfire recovery projects in seven government-designated bushfire regions across Queensland, New South Wales, the Australian Capital Territory, Victoria and South Australia impacted by the Black Summer bushfires of 2019/2020.

The objectives of the grant program are to support:

  • Bushfire recovery actions for fire-affected plant and animal species, ecological communities, and natural assets, including Ramsar listed wetlands and World Heritage properties, within the seven bushfire regions identified as most impacted by the 2019-20 bushfires; and
  • Develop and use partnerships with local landowners, community and Landcare groups, and other local, regional, and national partners, to support their involvement in delivering bushfire recovery actions

Continue reading “Landcare Led Bushfire Recovery Grants Programme – Supporting the recovery of wildlife and their habitat”

Fire
Agriculture, Community

Supporting Our Neighbours – Public Land Boundary Fencing Program

Funder:  NSW – Local Land Services

Grant Background: The NSW Government has committed $209 million to help bushfire-affected landholders with the cost of rebuilding boundary fences adjoining public lands.

Private landholders who share a boundary with public land and were impacted by the Northern and Southern fires of late 2019 and early 2020 are eligible to receive up to $5,000 per kilometre to contribute to the replacement of damaged boundary fences.

For the purposes of this grant, public lands includes:

  • National parks
  • Forestry Corporation land
  • Traveling stock reserves
  • Crown reserves, tenured roads and leases
  • Roads managed by Roads and Maritime Services or Local Government.

Grants can be issued retrospectively to cover costs already incurred by landholders replacing fire damaged fencing where a boundary is shared with public lands.

Continue reading “Supporting Our Neighbours – Public Land Boundary Fencing Program”

Fire
Community, Rural & Regional

Strengthening Rural Communities – Bushfire Recovery

Funder:  Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal (FRRR)

Grant Background: The Strengthening Rural Communities (SRC) program aims to give the thousands of small rural, regional and remote communities across Australia an opportunity to access funding to support broad community needs.

Projects funded must align with one or more of the following charitable outcomes:

  • Bringing people and community organisations together to foster stronger, more resilient communities;
  • Fostering and celebrating a sense of identity, diversity and cultural connection within the community;
  • Improving community health and social wellbeing;
  • Enabling people to develop skills, knowledge and confidence to lead and contribute to the prosperity and renewal of their community;
  • Building a sustainable volunteer base and/or supporting the wellbeing of volunteers;
  • Celebrating and resourcing volunteer-led efforts;
  • Increasing access and inclusion for vulnerable and disadvantaged groups, including remote communities;
  • Enhancing places where communities gather;
  • Promoting connection to place and enabling initiatives that champion a community’s social, cultural or economic aspirations;
  • Increasing capacity and capability of local community organisations to support preparedness and recovery from natural disasters;
  • Enabling locally-led responses within rural, regional and remote communities endeavouring to reduce the impacts of the changing climate within their community.

Continue reading “Strengthening Rural Communities – Bushfire Recovery”

Agriculture
Agriculture

Smoke Taint & Apple Recovery Grants

Funder:  NSW – Rural Assistance Authority

Grant Background: The Commonwealth Government has announced new grants to support apple growers directly impacted by the 2019/2020 bushfires as well as wine grape producers impacted by smoke taint as a result of these bushfires.

While not directly impacted by flames, a number of wine grape producers were significantly impacted by smoke taint. This has led to a loss of approximately 4%, or 60,000 tonnes, of the national harvest for the 2020 vintage.

The 2019/2020 bushfires also caused significant localised damage to some apple growers in NSW. Grants for eligible businesses are available to assist with re-establishing damaged or destroyed apple orchards.

Continue reading “Smoke Taint & Apple Recovery Grants”

Events - paper lanterns
Tourism & Events

Regional Tourism Bushfire Recovery Grant – Stream 1

Funder:  Federal – Austrade

Grant Background: The Australian Government announced $76 million for rebuilding Australian Tourism in bushfire affected regions to protect jobs, small businesses and local economies by helping get tourists travelling into bushfire affected regions. Austrade is administering the Regional Tourism Bushfire Recovery Grants as part of the National Bushfire Recovery Agency initiative, a $10 million grants program.

Stream 1 will support smaller-scale events (including the promotion of these events), concerts, festivals and/or other visitor attractions such as art installations and tourist walks. Applicants may apply for more than one grant in this stream,

Continue reading “Regional Tourism Bushfire Recovery Grant – Stream 1”

Fire
Community, Rural & Regional

Bushfire Local Economic Recovery Fund

Funder:  NSW Government

Grant Background: The Bushfire Local Economic Recovery Fund will provide $250 million of further funding to support the social and economic recovery of communities affected by bushfire in 47 regional NSW Local Government Areas.

It will support projects that retain and create new jobs in regional areas, build resilience and increase preparedness for future bushfire seasons.

Funding is available in the following three categories:

  • Infrastructure projects, such as roads to support increased industrial development.
  • Environmental projects, such as regeneration activities.
  • Programs including social, business and environmental education initiatives.

Continue reading “Bushfire Local Economic Recovery Fund”