Bushfire recovery + resilience – regional grants

Grants in Australian regions

A snapshot of useful community grants across Australia for conservation, land management, regional development and community resilience. Grants are open in November 2020.

Indigenous Fire + Land Management Workshops

This program is part of the Australian Government’s $200 million investment in bushfire recovery for native plants, animals, ecological communities and natural assets. This funding aims to support the recovery and long-term resilience of wildlife and their habitat. The objective of this grant opportunity is to support Indigenous organisations, Indigenous businesses and Traditional Owners to lead workshops aimed at sharing and strengthening knowledge of Indigenous fire and land management practices. $20,000 – $200,000 is available per grant and applications close 10 December. Get more information.

Bushfire Recovery for Wildlife and Habitat Grants

The objectives of this wildlife and habitat grant are to encourage recovery efforts in areas affected by the 2019-20 bushfires by supporting recovery of native flora and fauna and involving local communities, community groups and Traditional Owners, in delivering bushfire recovery activities for native flora and fauna. The program is confined to bushfire-affected areas within the eastern and southern part of Australia affected by the 2019-20 bushfires, or adjacent to an affected area. There is $10 million available for projects between $5000 and $150,000. Applications close 27 November 2020. Get more information here.

Strengthening Rural Communities

ThStrengthening Rural Communities aims to give the thousands of small rural, regional and remote communities across Australia an opportunity to access funding to support their needs.  The program criteria are deliberately flexible, and designed to be able to help communities address different needs and opportunities, as and when they emerge.

Grants are focussed on grassroots, community-led initiatives that directly and clearly benefit local communities. There are two streams. One is for projects up to $10,000 in communities of 15,000 or less. The second is for grants up to $25,000 and it focusses on communities affected by the summer 2019-20 bushfires. Applications are open on a rolling basis, however if you want to be considered in the next round of assessment you need to have your submission in by 24 November. Get all the deets here.