Bushfire-affected communities in the Bega Valley, Eurobodalla and Snowy Valleys regions can now access further support through Anglicare’s new Bushfire Recovery Community Grants scheme.
The grants support projects that bring people together to build new skills and resilience, and are open for submissions. Application assessment will focus on the potential to promote community cohesion, preparedness, and capacity building.
Bushfire Recovery Community Grants Coordinator for Anglicare NSW South NSW West & ACT, Radek Hruska, says that while the bushfires were over two years ago, the painful impacts are ongoing.
“Anglicare realises that many families and communities are still struggling and need support which is why we’re so pleased to offer this grants initiative,” says Mr Hruska. “Our hope is that these funds will encourage the development of grass roots, community-led activities like workshops, training sessions, and events to improve mental health and wellbeing, enhance skills, and build resilience.”
Unlike some grant applications, which can be confusing and overwhelming, Anglicare’s straightforward submission and assessment process removes potential barriers to promote greater community engagement. Grant amounts range from $200 to $2000 and will be available until 31 March 2023 or until funding is acquitted.
“Some innovative ideas include outdoor movie nights, senior surfing competitions and motorbike maintenance workshops,” says Mr Hruska. “All you have to do is a have a heart for your community and a vision of how to bring people together, build knowledge or prepare for future disasters, and our bushfire recovery team can help you turn it into a project.”
To find out more about Anglicare’s Bushfire Recovery Community Grants initiative, phone Radek Hruska on 049 026 9810 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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Above: Radek Hruska, Anglicare Bushfire Recovery Community Grants Coordinator