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Funding available for recovery and resilience projects

2 October, 2020Posted in: Community, Events, Other
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Wingecarribee Shire Council is calling on organisations and groups working on medium or long-term projects to support community recovery and help build resilience to apply for the Bushfire Community Recovery and Resilience Fund (BCRRF).

Funding is available to promote community well-being, connectedness, social recovery and future disaster resilience in Local Government Areas that were disaster-declared through the 2019 and 2020 bushfires

Council’s Acting General Manager, Mr Barry Paull, welcomed the support for locally-led recovery.

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

The BCRRF is open to community groups, councils and not-for-profits for social recovery and preparedness projects between $20,000 and $300,000.

Grants will be assessed at a regional level using Regional Panels to maximise the recovery support to communities across local government boundaries.

Applications are now open and close at noon on Tuesday 10 November 2020.

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.

In addition to the grants, Council will receive funding of up to $250,000 for small-scale, short-term community activities including a council-led community grants program.

“This month we’re hosting two Community Recovery Workshops to hear from our bushfire residents what they need to support recovery and build resilience,” said Mr Paull.

“I encourage residents to attend and share their ideas to help shape proposals for the Bushfire Community Recovery and Resilience Fund.”

For more information on Council’s Community Recovery Workshops for bushfire affected residents, visit www.yoursaywingecarribee.com.au/bushfire-recovery.

For more information on the Bushfire Community Recovery and Resilience Fund visit www.emergency.nsw.gov.au.

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