The Australian Government is extending the closing date for the Black Summer Bushfire Recovery (BSBR) Grants to 6 October 2021, giving communities more time to apply to this important program.
Member for Barker Tony Pasin said a funding envelope of up to $1.6 million has been allocated to the Mid-Murray Council, Rural City of Murray Bridge, Coorong District Council and Kingston District Council impacted by bushfires during the Black Summer.
“Almost two years on, communities affected by the 2019-20 bushfires continue to face very real challenges. The Commonwealth made $2.8 billion available for recovery from the Black Summer bushfires, and $2.4 billion has been invested to-date.”
“This extra time to apply will help ensure that this $280 million grant round goes to much needed community projects in eligible local government areas. This grants program is a great opportunity for our communities to identify and invest in recovery and resilience, through projects that address the social, economic or built environment needs of the community.”
“I urge anyone in the Mid-Murray Council, Rural City of Murray Bridge, Coorong District Council and Kingston District Council) who have a great idea for our continued bushfire recovery to submit an application by 6 October.”
Black Summer Bushfire Recovery grants are available in every Local Government Area that was disaster declared as a result of the 2019–20 Black Summer bushfires.
For more information on the assistance that is available, including workshops, visit: www.recovery.gov.au/black-summer-grants
To start your application visit: https://business.gov.au/bsbr