NSW bushfire recovery projects to share $283m in grants

Continuing bushfire recovery efforts in NSW have been boosted with $283 million in federal and state funding for 195 projects.

The money is being provided through Stage Two of the Bushfire Local Economic Recovery Fund, with $103 million earmarked for tourism support and economic development and almost $100 million for community and social recovery.

Another $13 million will provide opportunities for Indigenous employment and support Indigenous initiatives such as cultural burning programs.

Due to the high demand and quality of applications in this round, the federal and NSW governments have agreed to bring forward an additional $33 million from Stage 3 to fund more projects.

Applicants who were unsuccessful will be offered an opportunity for feedback and advice about other funding options they might wish to consider, including the Federal Government’s $280 million Black Summer Bushfire Recovery Grants, opening in July.

Click here for more information about the Bushfire Local Economic Recovery Fund in NSW.

In other Federal government funding news, 76 arts projects across the country will share in almost $1.2 million as part of the latest round of the 2021 Regional Arts Fund Project grants.

The $3.6 million fund supports sustainable cultural development in regional and remote communities.

Click here for the full list of project grant recipients and for information on how to apply for funding opportunities in each state and territory.