Category C – Queensland bushfires flexible funding grants

Over two years from 2020 to 2022, a total of $6M (GST exclusive) has been made available through 2 open funding rounds to provide flexible grants to Queensland-based non-government organisations, research bodies, industry groups and peak bodies, community groups, and Local Governments in the 23 disaster-affected local government areas of Brisbane (City), Bundaberg, Gold Coast (City), Cook, Fraser Coast, Gladstone, Gympie, Ipswich, Livingstone, Lockyer Valley, Mareeba, Noosa, North Burnett, Redland, Rockhampton, Scenic Rim, Somerset, South Burnett, Southern Downs, Sunshine Coast, Toowoomba, Townsville, and Whitsunday.

This funding will assist in implementing projects aimed at driving recovery and building awareness to:

  • reduce future risks and minimise community dependence on government assistance
  • enhance self-efficacy and community-efficacy
  • minimise negative impacts and embrace opportunities
  • promote connectedness, encourage support networks and social inclusion
  • support and promote opportunities for sustainable economic recovery
  • support business and service provider continuity
  • promote preparedness and resilience to future disasters.

The first funding round is currently open. Applications are invited from eligible organisations to fund projects between $2,500 and $100,000 (excluding GST).

Find out more about the grants and how to apply.

Funds are provided under the jointly funded Commonwealth/State Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements – Category C: Community Recovery Fund.