The Federal Government has today released guidelines for the $280 million Black Summer Bushfire Recovery (BSBR) grants program, providing funding direct to communities to help in their ongoing recovery after the 2019-20 bushfires.
Applications open 22 July 2021 and close on 2 September 2021.
“This grants program is a great opportunity for our communities to identify and invest in recovery and resilience, through projects that address the social, economic or built environment needs of the community,” said Federal Member for Hume Angus Taylor MP, who is encouraging local community groups and organisations to apply.
Workshops to assist applicants with the grant process will be available in person and online from mid-July. Guidelines and the preview application form are available from the Business Grants Hub at
The Black Summer Bushfire Grants program is part of the National Bushfire Recovery Fund. The National Recovery and Resilience Agency administers the grants. For more information and workshop, details visit
– Brian Laul