Joint Australian and NSW Government disaster funding is being rolled out to Snowy Valleys Council under Stream 1 of the Bushfire Community Recovery and Resilience Fund (BCRRF), which helps councils promote community well-being, social and future disaster resilience.
“This funding allows councils to invest in smaller projects that will directly benefit recovery efforts and help communities across NSW recover in their own way, and is delivered under long standing joint Australian and state funding arrangements,” Minister for Emergency Management, David Littleproud said.
“We are continuing to work closely with state governments and councils to ensure that funding is available for a range of recovery projects which are identified and delivered at the local and community level. This direct funding to councils is in addition to $25 million set aside for community led projects under Stream 2 of the BCRRF program as well as funding support provided through the National Bushfire Recovery Fund.”
Senator for New South Wales Jim Molan said that “the Snowy Valleys Council will receive a $250,000 payment under BCRRF Stream 1, supporting range of great local projects.”
“This funding will be great for the Snowy Valleys area. This funding will be used to manage a community grants program and support a number of local resilience-building and community connectedness projects.”
“Our local fire affected communities have distinct sets of circumstances and recovery needs, so it’s great to see money directed at the things that matter here in Tumut, Batlow and Tumbarumba,” Senator Molan said.
“I am also pleased to confirm that the closing date for community applications for Stream 2 of the BCRRF has been extended. This will ensure everyone with a recovery project idea has enough time to work up their idea and get an application in.”
Applications for Stream 2 of the BCRRF program will now be accepted until 12pm on 11 December 2020 and can be submitted at www.emergency.nsw.gov.au