The Fire Recovery and Resilience Grants Program Round 2 is now open.
The grants program will add to the work already undertaken by community members and volunteers across the Shire.
The Tathra and District Recovery and Resilience Activities Program was developed in response to the March 2018 bushfires. Since then the program has been expanded as a result of the Yankees Gap fires of August/September 2018.
The Fire Recovery and Resilience program aims to facilitate social engagement activities to assist members of Tathra, Reedy Swamp, Vimy Ridge, Dr George Mountain, Tanja, Kalaru, Yankees Gap, Numbugga, Brogo district communities to link back into their support networks, tell their experiences, address issues arising from the disaster and build a greater sense of future safety.
Individuals and groups from these communities are encouraged to consider activities and events that will foster social cohesion, resilience and wellbeing in residents and home owners and apply for support through the grants program.
Activities must be driven by local people and groups with the purpose of assisting affected communities to heal and grow stronger into the future.
$36,972 is available for grant distribution through Round 2. Non-incorporated groups may apply for up to $1,000 and incorporated groups may apply for up to $5,000.
Round 2 will close on 24 January 2019.