Community Bushfire Preparedness and Resilience Grant

Communiuties-First.jpgNillumbik Shire Council has been funded through the Victorian Government ‘Safer Together’ initiative to strengthen relationships, build capacity and create ongoing resilience within Nillumbik’s bushfire prone communities.

Council is offering one-off funding opportunities for not-for-profit organisations and community groups to deliver initiatives that help bushfire preparedness and community resilience with bushfire prone communities in Nillumbik.

Grant applicants that partner with other community groups, organisations or agencies (including local fire brigades) are strongly encouraged to apply.

Community Bushfire Preparedness and Resilience Grants provide the funds to deliver community led initiatives that are responsive to the broad ways communities prepare for bushfire.

To be successful in receiving funding projects must build community capacity and demonstrate the following:

  • Social connectedness
  • Risk and vulnerability
  • Planning and procedures
  • Enhance or create resources
  • How the activity builds community bushfire preparedness
  • Be place based and benefit communities that are bushfire prone
  • Involve a partnership with at least two key stakeholders
  • Align with two key goals of the Bushfire Mitigation Strategy
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Applications can be made for amounts from up to $1000 and the grant program will remain open until all funds are expended or until 14 April 2021, whichever occurs first. Grant recipients have six months to complete the project and acquit funds.
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Funding is available to assist with an initiative to deliver activities such as but not exclusive to:

  • Capacity building workshops
  • Virtual or in person events (which meet COVID-Safe requirements)
  • Online training
  • Social connectedness activities that build bushfire preparedness

The Community Bushfire Preparedness and Resilience Grants are partnership grants between community groups and/or agencies or not for profits and Council, with ongoing support from Emergency Project Resilience Officer (EPRO), Edwina Moran, to support community groups throughout project development and implementation. Please speak with Edwina prior to applying on 0428 527 889 or via edwina.moran@nillumbik.vic.gov.au and to download a full copy of the application guidelines, please visit the link at the bottom of the page.

Applications will be reviewed by Community Partnership Officers and authorised by Executive Manager Governance, Communications and Engagement. Allow up to 10 working days to be notified of the application outcome.