Disaster Assistance Grants

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Our Shire has recently faced a suite of challenges including our record breaking drought, localised bushfires and flooding so to help our Shire's familes, individuals, small business and primary producers identify opportunities to access current and future disaster assistance grants, this page will be updated regularly.

Currently there are numerous immediate assistance grants available for people affected by recent bushfires and the Document Library tab located on this page provides a range of links that will provide you with more information about each individual grant and how to apply for them.

Grants are currently available for people whose homes were destroyed or structurally damaged, as well as for people hospitalised for injuries in the fires. There are also small business recovery grants, small business recovery events and regional tourism bushfire recovery grants.

Other grant and funding opportunities include:

  • Multicultural NSW – Celebrating Diversity – Up to $10,000 for events and up to $40,000 for projects – closes 13 March - https://multicultural.nsw.gov.au/grants
  • Local Sports Defibrillator Program is again closing on 8 April. This provides sporting groups with up to $1,900 for the purchase and maintenance of an Automatic External Defibrillator (AED) - https://sport.nsw.gov.au/clubs/grants/defibrillator.
  • Destination NSW – Flagship Event Funding of up to $20,000. The program supports emerging events in regional NSW to increase their profile and encourage visitation – closes 25 March - https://www.destinationnsw.com.au/tourism/business-development-resources/funding-and-grants/regional-event
  • Destination NSW – Micro Event Funding of up to $10,000. This is a new stream developed as part of the drought and bushfire recovery program – closes 25 March - https://www.destinationnsw.com.au/tourism/business-development-resources/funding-and-grants/regional-event
  • Festivals Australia - Festivals Australia provides funding to support individual art projects at festivals or significant one-off community events – closes 22 March. A second round is likely to open in September. There is no limit to the amount of funding you can apply for. However, the average funding request is around $40,000. See attached documents.
  • FRRR – A couple of grants are currently open that has a strong focus on supporting regional towns. The two programs open currently include Tackling Tough Times (next round to open in May) and Strengthening Rural Communities which closes on 24 March. Funding varies from $10,000 to $150,000. There are also other programs in their portfolio. See link to the FRRR Grants Calendar for more information - https://www.frrr.org.au/grant_calendar.php.
  • Office of Responsible Gambling Infrastructure Grants Program (Clubgrants Category 3) – applications open on 16 March and closing on 6 April - https://www.responsiblegambling.nsw.gov.au/funding-opportunities/infrastructure-grants. There are 3 streams to the program including:
    • Arts & Culture: $50,000 to $200,000 available per project
    • Disaster Readiness & Community Infrastructure: $10,000 to $200,000 available per project
    • Sport & Recreation: $100,000 to $300,000 available per project

Our Shire has recently faced a suite of challenges including our record breaking drought, localised bushfires and flooding so to help our Shire's familes, individuals, small business and primary producers identify opportunities to access current and future disaster assistance grants, this page will be updated regularly.

Currently there are numerous immediate assistance grants available for people affected by recent bushfires and the Document Library tab located on this page provides a range of links that will provide you with more information about each individual grant and how to apply for them.

Grants are currently available for people whose homes were destroyed or structurally damaged, as well as for people hospitalised for injuries in the fires. There are also small business recovery grants, small business recovery events and regional tourism bushfire recovery grants.

Other grant and funding opportunities include:

  • Multicultural NSW – Celebrating Diversity – Up to $10,000 for events and up to $40,000 for projects – closes 13 March - https://multicultural.nsw.gov.au/grants
  • Local Sports Defibrillator Program is again closing on 8 April. This provides sporting groups with up to $1,900 for the purchase and maintenance of an Automatic External Defibrillator (AED) - https://sport.nsw.gov.au/clubs/grants/defibrillator.
  • Destination NSW – Flagship Event Funding of up to $20,000. The program supports emerging events in regional NSW to increase their profile and encourage visitation – closes 25 March - https://www.destinationnsw.com.au/tourism/business-development-resources/funding-and-grants/regional-event
  • Destination NSW – Micro Event Funding of up to $10,000. This is a new stream developed as part of the drought and bushfire recovery program – closes 25 March - https://www.destinationnsw.com.au/tourism/business-development-resources/funding-and-grants/regional-event
  • Festivals Australia - Festivals Australia provides funding to support individual art projects at festivals or significant one-off community events – closes 22 March. A second round is likely to open in September. There is no limit to the amount of funding you can apply for. However, the average funding request is around $40,000. See attached documents.
  • FRRR – A couple of grants are currently open that has a strong focus on supporting regional towns. The two programs open currently include Tackling Tough Times (next round to open in May) and Strengthening Rural Communities which closes on 24 March. Funding varies from $10,000 to $150,000. There are also other programs in their portfolio. See link to the FRRR Grants Calendar for more information - https://www.frrr.org.au/grant_calendar.php.
  • Office of Responsible Gambling Infrastructure Grants Program (Clubgrants Category 3) – applications open on 16 March and closing on 6 April - https://www.responsiblegambling.nsw.gov.au/funding-opportunities/infrastructure-grants. There are 3 streams to the program including:
    • Arts & Culture: $50,000 to $200,000 available per project
    • Disaster Readiness & Community Infrastructure: $10,000 to $200,000 available per project
    • Sport & Recreation: $100,000 to $300,000 available per project