Current Grant Funding Available

Bellingen Shire Council Mayor discusses the decisions around the Commonwealth’s Disaster Recovery and Resilience funds

Bellingen Shire Council has released information about several grants currently available.

  • Infrastructure Grants – due to open 21 September and close on 12 October You can make one application to one of the programs below.  There is NO matched funding required for not-for-profit organisations:

    • Arts & Culture: $50,000 to $200,000 available per project
    • Community Infrastructure: $10,000 to $200,000 available per project
    • Disaster Readiness: $10,000 to $200,000 available per project
    • Sport & Recreation: $100,000 to $300,000 available per project

  • FRRR – Strengthening Rural Communities – closes 17 November – FRRR have other grant programs too so keep them in mind for other opportunities.  They have a grant calendar on their website that can assist with notifications and closing dates, etc. Please note that not all FRRR programs are applicable. The current round includes:
    • Small & Vital – up to $10,000 grants available. Communities in non-metropolitan areas with fewer than 15,000 people are prioritised.
    • Bushfire Recovery – up to $25,000 grants available. Projects that enhance the recovery of communities affected by the Sept 2019 to Feb 2020 bushfires are eligible.






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