Black Summer Bushfire Recovery Grants Program


The Black Summer Bushfire Recovery Grants Program supports the recovery efforts of communities in eligible Local Government Areas (LGAs) affected by the 2019–20 bushfires. 

Open
Close date: 06 Oct 2021 05:00 PM AEDT.

What do you get?

Approximately $276 million available over three years from 2021–22 to 2023–24.

Who is this for?

Applicants affected by the 2019-20 bushfires, who are in an eligible Local Government Area, which are listed at Appendix A of the grant opportunity guidelines.

Overview


The program will support a range of projects in eligible Local Government Areas (LGAs) affected by the 2019-20 bushfires to address community recovery and resilience needs.

Projects must be completed by 31 March 2024.

Support for applicants

There are a range of options to support applicants, including:

  • workshops - face-to-face information sessions providing information about the grants program, grants process and application process
  • webinars - virtual sessions providing the same information as the face-to-face workshops 
  • e-Learning - resources about the grants program that will be available 24/7 online
  • one-on-one information sessions. 

Find more about available support from the National Recovery and Resilience Agency website.

Eligibility


Eligible entities

To be eligible you must have an Australian business number (ABN) and be one of the following entities: 

  • an entity incorporated in Australia
  • a company limited by guarantee
  • an incorporated association
  • an incorporated not for profit organisation
  • a non-distributive co-operative
  • an incorporated trustee on behalf of a trust 
  • an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Corporation registered under the Corporations (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander) Act 2006
  • an Australian local governing agency or body as defined in Section 15 (for example, a Council)
  • Mount Hotham Alpine Resort Management Board (ABN: 93 938 780 598), the Falls Creek Alpine Resort Management Board (ABN: 21 789 770 569), or the Mt Buller and Mt Stirling Resort Management Board (ABN: 44 867 982 534)
  • an Australian Capital Territory government agency or body.

To be eligible your project must:

  • be aimed at supporting community recovery or resilience from the 2019–20 bushfires
  • be delivered in one or more eligible Local Government Areas (LGAs) listed in Appendix A of the grant opportunity guidelines
  • include eligible activities consistent with project activities listed in the grant opportunity guidelines
  • have at least $20,000 in eligible expenditure.

Applying


How do you apply?

You should read and understand the grant opportunity guidelines, sample application form and sample grant agreement before you apply.

To apply, you must submit your application through the online portal. You’ll need to set up an account when you first log into the portal. The portal allows you to apply for and manage a grant or service in a secure online environment.

Apply now for the Black Summer Bushfire Recovery Grants Program

Before you apply, make sure you:

  • read the guidelines
  • read the sample application form
  • read the grant agreement.

Need help?

  • Let us answer your question via phone, email or webchat. And if we can't help, we'll put you in touch with someone who can.

  • Monday – Friday, 8am – 8pm across Australia

Key documents


Grant opportunity guidelines

Sample application form

Standard grant agreement

Simple grant agreement