Economic and Community Recovery Grants TAS

The Economic and Community Recovery Grants provides organisations with funding for projects and initiatives that will help recovery efforts in communities affected by the 2018/2019 bushfires.


What do you get?

Funding varies depending on the project time period.

Who is this for?

Tasmanian organisations.


Economic and Community Recovery Grants provide organisations with funding to support initiatives and projects which support bushfire recovery efforts in affected Tasmanian communities.

Projects and initiatives may include but are not limited to, those that:

  • restore community assets damaged by the bushfires
  • invest in community infrastructure and meeting places
  • promote visitation and local tourism
  • support the development of, or strengthen existing, business networks
  • facilitate the recovery and consolidation of affected businesses
  • support community information sharing such as community radio, community newsletters and community noticeboards
  • strengthen local resourcing through the purchase of tools or equipment
  • support community planning or management that increases community preparedness for natural disasters
  • provide local residents with skills to support volunteer capacity in future emergency events

Funding is offered in two categories:

  • grants of up to $10,000 - projects must be completed and expenditure incurred prior to 30 June 2020
  • grants over $10,000 - projects must be completed and expenditure incurred prior to 31 December 2020

What are the eligibility criteria?

To be eligible, you must be one of the following organisations:

  • local government agencies and bodies
  • incorporated, non-profit organisations
  • businesses with an Australian Business Number (ABN)

The project / initiative must:

  • relate to the declared natural disaster - the Tasmanian bushfires of December 2018 and January 2019
  • benefit affected communities in one or more of the following local government areas
    • West Coast
    • Derwent Valley
    • Central Highlands
    • Huon Valley

Find out more about the eligibility criteria at Economic and Community Recovery Grants.

How do you apply?

Find out more about how to apply at Economic and Community Recovery Grants.

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