Community Bushfire Preparedness Grant applications now open

Published on 02 December 2021

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Nillumbik Shire Council has been funded through the Victorian Government ‘Safer Together’ initiative to strengthen connection, capacity and resilience in our bushfire-prone communities.

Applications are now open for the Community Bushfire Preparedness and Resilience Grants.

Local community groups and not-for-profit organisations are invited to apply for grants of up to $2000 to deliver projects that help communities to prepare for bushfires and bounce back from emergencies.

Funding is available for community-lead initiatives that build community capacity, focus on bushfire-prone areas of Nillumbik, collaborate with partners and align with the strategic priorities of the Nillumbik Bushfire Mitigation Strategy.

Projects must build community resilience in one or more of the following areas:

  • Build community connection
  • Address risk and vulnerability
  • Support planning and preparedness
  • Create or strengthen resources.

Projects will receive ongoing support from Communities First project officers with the development and delivery of the project.

Applications are open until 12 June 2022 or until funds are expended.

Successful projects must be delivered and acquitted by 31 December 2022.

For more information, visit the Communities First webpage.

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