Assistance for individuals/families

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Assistance for primary producers

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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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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.

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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.

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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 close 24 November, 5.00 pm AEDT. Applicants will be notified of outcomes by mid-March 2021. Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis and assessed quarterly.

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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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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 close 7 October, 11:59 pm AEST

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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Emergency grants for people who have lost their homes (Red Cross)

Who is it for:

  • Injury grant for people who were hospitalised due to the fires.
  • 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.
  • Re-establishment grant for owner-occupiers to assist with early stages of rebuilding.

Applications for all Red Cross grants will be open until 31 December

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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 close 30 September 2020

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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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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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