Deadline extended to apply for community resilience funding

Got a community recovery project in mind? Funding may be available.
Got a community recovery project in mind? Funding may be available.

Tenterfield Shire Council has its wish list under the council component (Stream 1) of Phase 2 funding of the Bushfire Community Recovery and Resilience Fund (BCRRF), but it is opting not to apply under Stream 2, leaving an open field for community groups.

Anyone intending to apply now has a bit more time to get their application in with the deadline extended to 12pm December 11.

BCRRF Stream 2 is open to community groups, councils and not-for-profits for social recovery and preparedness projects between $20,000 and $300,000. Grants will be assessed at a regional level using regional panels to maximise the recovery support to communities across local government boundaries.

Resilience NSW's Marg Prendergast said the organisation had responded to feedback from councils and community asking for a little more time.

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"Local communities know what they need better than anyone else and we're committed to empowering them to drive community-led recovery and preparedness initiatives," Ms Prendergast said.

"We're encouraging community groups, councils, joint organisations, NGOs and not-for-profits to apply for grants of $20,000 to $300,000 and can't wait to see these projects come to life across NSW.

"We have also extended the period for successful projects to use their funding by a year to June 2023, to ensure projects of all shapes and sizes get the same opportunity to make a difference for the communities across the state."

Applications can be submitted at www.emergency.nsw.gov.au. For more information please contact communications@resilience.nsw.gov.au.