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News Corp Bushfire Fund Grants

News Corp has partnered with FRRR to enable the delivery of the News Corp Bushfire Fund grants.

This support is for local not-for-profit organisations and community groups that are delivering locally led projects and activities to assist people in their recovery as a result of the 2019/2020 bushfires. 

Program objectives

Through the provision of grants, the aim of this program is to address a range of needs, including but not limited to:

  • Community infrastructure and equipment that strengthens volunteer community groups and their activities;

  • Emergency equipment and facilities (excludes individual aid);

  • Mental health and wellbeing; and

  • Rebuilding communities - from infrastructure repairs or upgrades, to governance, capacity building or operational support.

Applications for funding are invited from local not-for-profit organisations and community groups that support communities in designated fire-affected regions.


  • Not-for-profit community-based organisations operating in rural areas of Australia in a Local Government Area (LGA) with a bushfire disaster declaration from September 2019 to January / February 2020;

  • Organisations with an ABN or Incorporation Certificate;

  • Organisations with and without Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) endorsement;

  • An organisation is eligible to submit one application per grant round.

Projects funded should be undertaken within a period of 12 months from receipt of funds.

Funding Rounds

The program has a budget of $1 million and will provide grants of up to $25,000 to support the recovery of communities in rural areas of Australia in an LGA with a bushfire disaster declaration from September 2019 to January / February 2020. It is anticipated that there will be three funding rounds.

Applications received between 3 April 2020 and before 5 May 2020 will be announced by early June, 2020. 


The News Corp Bushfire Fund Grants program is now open and closes 5pm AEST, Tuesday 5 May 2020 To begin your application for the News Corp Bushfire Fund grants program, click on the Apply Now button below.

For more information on this process, please read the following documents:

Further information

More information about the program is available by contacting FRRR's Philanthropic Services Manager, Corporate, Danielle Griffin, on 1800 170 020 or email.

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