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Assistance for business owners

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Assistance for groups/organisations

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Re-establishment grants (SA government)

How much: Up to $20,000

Who it is for: To help people who are uninsured, and whose principal residence (home) has been damaged by bushfire, to repair bushfire-damaged homes or replace essential household items.

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Bushfire Recovery for Wildlife and Habitat Community Grants Program

How much: From $5,000 - $150,000

Who it is for: Community and environment groups, Traditional Owners, Indigenous Organisations and Indigenous businesses to deliver bushfire recovery activities for native flora and fauna supporting broader long-term recovery and resilience.

Applications have now closed.

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Recovery grants for small business (SA government)

How much: Up to $50,000

Who it is for: Small businesses affected by the bushfires for immediate costs associated with clean-up, restoration and rebuilding.

Applications have now closed.

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Emergency Response in Primary Industries Grant (SA government)

How much: Up to $75,000

Who it is for: Primary producers affected by the bushfires to assist with the immediate costs of rebuilding and recovery.

Applications have now closed.

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SA Bushfire Appeal - Community Strength and Resilience Initiative

Who it is for: Non-profit community groups and organisations for projects that address local needs and issues in affected communities.

Applications have now closed.

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Strengthening Rural Communities (FRRR)

How much: Two funding streams: Small and vital (up to $10,000 non-metropolitan communities with fewer than 15,000 people) and Bushfire Recovery (up to $25,000 for projects that enhance the recovery of communities)

Who it is for: Grants are available for grassroots, community-led initiatives that directly and clearly benefit local communities.

Applications for Round 7 have now closed. Applicants will be notified of outcomes by mid-March 2021. Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis and assessed quarterly.

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News Corp Bushfire Fund Grants (FRRR)

How much: up to $25,000

Who it is for: local not-for-profit organisations and community groups that are delivering locally led projects and activities to assist people in their recovery as a result of the 2019/2020 bushfires.

Applications open 13 January and close 17 February 2021. Applicants will be notified of outcomes by March 2021.

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Equestrian Fire Relief Australia grants

How much: Up to $15,000

Who it is for: All equestrians, including individuals and not-for-profit clubs and associations, to repair or replace items that were damaged or lost in the fire.

Applications have now closed.

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Strengthening Community Wellbeing After Bushfires grants

How much: Up to $30,000

Who is it for: The grants will fund locally driven projects that help communities connect and build resilience through their recovery. Groups with strong connections to bushfire-affected communities including local community groups, voluntary groups, charities, schools and councils are encouraged to apply.

Applications have now closed.

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Community Recovery Grants Program (Bendigo and Adelaide Bank)

How much: Up to $75,000

Who is it for: The grants are open to eligible charitable organisations for funding projects and programs from bushfire-affected communities in South Australia. This program will focus on the short term, community-led recovery of communities that were impacted by the bushfires of 2019-2020.

Applications for the first round of grants have now closed.

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NAB Foundation Community Grants

How much: Up to $10,000

Who is it for: Charities, social enterprises or organisations with a charitable purpose can apply for a grant to support a project, program or initiative that helps communities prepare for natural disasters, support long-term recovery and build resilience to future disasters.

There are two rounds:

  • Applications received from 23 November, 2020 to 31 March, 2021 will be assessed, and successful grantees will be notified in April 2021.
  • Applications received from 1 April, 2021 to 30 July, 2021 will be assessed, and successful grantees will be notified in August 2021.

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Bennelong Foundation

How much: Up to $20,000

Who is it for: Community organisations affected by the recent bushfires and more broadly for community organisations in regional and rural communities.

The Bennelong Foundation aims to enhance community wellbeing and provide opportunities for positive and lasting change in our community. The focus of their grants are to create a healthier, happier and inclusive community. Their preference is to assist organisations that receive little or no government funding and are not currently the benefactor of substantial philanthropic support.

Expressions of Interest: submissions close on Friday February 5, 2021 for the April 2021 round.

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For the full criteria and apply for a grant visit https://www.bennelongfoundation.com

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Highways and Byways small grants program

How much: Up to $3,000

Who is it for: Community-led organisations for projects that focus on healing the land in holistic ways and increasing opportunities to build community through practical projects, skills acquisition and knowledge transfer.

Grant applications close on Tuesday 9 February 2021.

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Youth Action Project Grant Scheme

How much: Between $5,000 and $20,000 (up to a total amount of $950K inc. GST)

Who it is for: Grants are available for projects that support young people (15-24 years) as they navigate and recover from this period

Applications have now closed.

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Youth Education and Workplace Pathways grants

How much: $3,000

Who it is for: Young people (aged 15-25) in bushfire affected communities across Australia to support their educational development and further their workplace aspirations.

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Concessional loans for small businesses, primary producers and non-profit organisations

How much: Concessional loan of up to $500,000

Who it is for: Eligible businesses to restore and replace assets and property that have been significantly damaged in the fires.

These loans are jointly-funded by the State and Commonwealth governments under Disaster Recovery Arrangements.

Applications have now closed.

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Bushfire recovery grants for apple producers

How much: Grant of up to $120,000 per hectare

Who it is for: Eligible businesses to assist with clean-up, repair or replacement of trees, infrastructure and equipment.

These grants are jointly funded by the State and Commonwealth governments under Disaster Recovery Arrangements.

Applications have now closed.

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Regional Tourism Bushfire Recovery grants - Regional Events (Federal Government)

How much: Up to $30,000

Who it is for: Local government authorities and regional tourism organisations operating in bushfire affected areas receiving Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements (DRFA) assistance.

  • Stream 1 closed 18 December 2020
  • Stream 2 closed 8 May 2020

Find out more: Austrade website

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Bushfire Assistance Grant (St George Foundation)

Who is it for: Eligible charities and organisations implementing projects that aid in long-term recovery for bushfire-affected communities, focusing on children and young people.

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Red Cross assistance grants

Who is it for:

  • Injury grant for people who were hospitalised due to the fires. Applications have now closed.
  • Primary residence repair grant for home owners whose homes have been structurally damaged. This includes destruction or damage to critical private water, septic and/or power infrastructure. Applications have now closed.
  • Re-establishment grant for owner-occupiers to assist with early stages of rebuilding. Applications have now closed.
  • Additional support grant for people who have received Red Cross’ previous bushfire relief and recovery grants, and are on a low income, and are still in financial hardship because of the bushfires. Final round will be open for application in February 2021.

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Drought relief funding (St Vincent de Paul)

How much: $3000

Who it is for: Farmers, farm workers or farm suppliers/contractors impacted by the drought.

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Disaster recovery assistance (St Vincent de Paul)

Who is it for: You can apply for assistance if you have been affected by the SA bushfires and suffered:

  • loss of property
  • damage to outbuildings or sheds
  • loss of vehicles or machinery
  • loss of stock

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Bushfire Crisis Support (Indigenous Business Australia)

How much: Up to $2,000

Who it is for: Indigenous Business Australia (IBA) business finance and home loan customers directly impacted by the bushfires through loss of property or compulsory evacuation. Other support is also available.

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Bushfire Recovery grants (Salvation Army)

Who it is for: Bushfire-affected people in financial hardship. Grants include:

  • Hardship Recovery Grant
  • Significant-Loss Grant
  • Total Loss of Residence Grant.

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Small Business Support grant (loss of income - State and Commonwealth governments)

How much: $10,000

Who it is for: Small businesses in bushfire affected areas who have lost revenue of 40 per cent or more as a result.

Applications have now closed.

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Back to Business farm support

What it is: Up to three free one-on-one sessions with a local farm management consultant

Who it is for: Red meat (sheep, goat, cattle) producers directly impacted by the bushfires

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NBN relief package

How much: One-off credit of up to $300

Who it is for: NBN customers who have lost their home or business in the fire. NBN customers living and/or operating a business in the fire scar are also eligible to apply for a one-off credit of up to $50.

Find out more:

  • Contact your internet service provider

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Building Better Regions Fund - Infrastructure Stream

How much: Grants of $20,000 to $10 million to cover 50% or more of eligible project costs.

Who it is for: An incorporated not-for-profit, local government agency or body or non-distributing co-operative.

Open date: 12 Jan 2021 09.30 AM ACDT.
Close date: 05 Mar 2021 04:30 PM ACDT.

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Building Better Regions Fund - Community Stream

How much: Grants of $5000 to $1 million to cover 50% or more of eligible project costs.

Who it is for: An incorporated not-for-profit, local government agency or body or non-distributing co-operative.

Open date: 12 Jan 2021 09.30 AM ACDT.
Close date: 05 Mar 2021 04:30 PM ACDT.

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Kangaroo Island Mayoral Relief and Recovery Bushfire Fund

Category 1 – Deceased persons

How much: $20,000

Who it is for: Next of kin of the people who died in the fire.

Category 2 – Injury

How much: Up to $5,000

Who it is for: People seriously injured by the fire and who had an extended stay in hospital.

Category 3 – Destroyed homes

How much: $5,000 per eligible household plus $500 per child under 18 years of age residing at the premises.

Who it is for: Property owner/occupiers and tenants whose principal place of residence was rendered uninhabitable by the fire.

Category 4 – House and/or property damage

How much:

  • $2,000 per house/property,
  • $4,000 per property assessment number (shedding damage)
  • $2,000 per property assessment number (water tanks and pumps, fence and farm equipment damage)

Who it is for: Property owners who experienced infrastructure damage as a result of the fire to:

  • house and/or contents
  • shedding
  • water tanks and pumps
  • fencing
  • farm equipment.

The property must be within the fire footprint.

Category 5 – Business

How much: $2,000 per property

Who it is for: Households who derive an income from the affected property such as primary producers and small businesses. Sharefarmers who derive an income from the affected property will be eligible for $2,000 per property.

Category 6 – Vehicles

How much: $400 per household

Who it is for: People who experienced damage to vehicles as a result of the fire.

Find out more: Phone 8553 4560 to speak to Melissa Grimes, Governance Administration Officer

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