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. 

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. 

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.

Eligibility

  • 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.

Closing date: 5th August 2020

The News Corp Bushfire Fund Grants program Round 2 is now open, and closes at 5pm AEST, Wednesday 5 August 2020.

For more information about the News Corp Bushfire Fund Grants or to Apply, click here.

Open Date:   Thu 02/07/2020

Close Date:   Wed 05/08/2020