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Community Recovery Contribution Program

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Community Recovery Contribution Program

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Overview

A financial contribution is available for community-led recovery activities in bushfire-impacted areas or for activities which recognise anniversaries of the Black Summer bushfire.

Funds available

Applications are for amounts up to $2,500.

Eligibility criteria

To be eligible you must:

  • be an incorporated group, non-profit organisation or sponsored (auspice arrangement by a group)
  • deliver a recovery activity or activities for residents in bushfire affected communities that meet at least one condition from each of the criteria on page 2: community involvement and improved resilience outcomes
  • ensure activities or events comply with Public Health Orders in relation to the COVID restrictions in place at that time.

It is strongly encouraged for community groups to work collaboratively across their community when planning recovery activities. Providing letters of support, petitions or other evidence of community support for your activity may assist your application.

All applications must be submitted using the online application form and be completed in full.

Application

If your activity meets the criteria and at least one condition in each category of the guidelines (page 2), please complete the attached application.

All applications are reviewed by Council representatives.

Timeline

Applications need to be received before close date 8 December 2020 for first round considerations. After this time applications will be assessed weekly from 11 January 2021 until 31 March 2021 or until funds are expended. NB no grants will be awarded between 14 December 2020 and 11 January 2021.

The funded activities must be completed by 30 June 2021 for acquittal and reporting purposes.

Support for Your Project

Do you have an idea but not sure how to get it off the ground? Not part of an incorporated group? For support or further information, contact our Community Development and Engagement Team on: 6499 2222 or email: Sbaker@begavalley.nsw.gov.au

Guidelines for financial contributions

Activity Outcomes - Needs and Benefits

Community involvement:

  1. Reach many residents and property owners from my community affected by the black summer bushfires
  2. Benefits a group e.g. elderly, youth, Aboriginal people, people with disability
  3. Responds to an identified community need
  4. Has a positive impact for the local community

Questions to ask:

  • Would many people from my community be involved?
  • Have I consulted with other groups in my community to work collaboratively?
  • Does this activity benefit and support people from different backgrounds or with additional needs?
  • Does this activity clearly meet a need from a number of community members?
  • Will this activity have a positive impact on my community?

Improved resilence outcomes:

  1. Improved social connection
  2. Improved mental health of individuals
  3. Improved resilience of individuals

Questions to ask:

  • Is this activity open and inclusive?
  • Does this activity offer ways to connect community members?
  • Does this activity promote healing, resilience, self-care or mental health support?

Other guidelines

Activity plan – Who is involved and how will they complete the activity?

Your application should outline who will be involved. You may be working with local government or other service providers, or you may have a community group or local trades that will be involved. In your plan you may be applying for funding for one aspect of a larger project. How will this funding fit into your plan? It is also important to include budget and timelines for your activity, demonstrating that completion is achievable by 30 June 2021. 

In your budget, include all items that are necessary to complete the activity. Quotes and letters of support are not required but may assist you in planning for your project and the assessment of your application.

 

 

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