Flexible Community Grants Program
The Blue Mountains Flexible Community Grants Program (hereafter named Community Grants Program) is a NSW Government funding package providing $972,500 for social and economic recovery projects to assist the Blue Mountains community after the October 2013 bushfires. The program is administered by the NSW Department of Premier and Cabinet.
Grant applications opened 6 May 2014. The host website for the Community Grant Program is www.dpc.nsw.gov.au/bushfiregrants.
The overall objective of the Community Grants Program is to support a community-led recovery (community and its businesses) from trauma and disruption and be better equipped to withstand potential future disasters, through a variety of activities and projects.
The Grants Guidelines are also available in the Library on the right hand side of this page. Council will be conducting information sessions to assist the community in understanding the grant funding and how to apply. Information and dates will be provided shortly. We are interested in helping the community collaborate on project ideas to make the most of the grant funding in the short time available. You are invited and encouraged to contribute to ideas for recovery projects by making a comment in the Forum.
IMPORTANT: grant applications can only be made by a community organisation or group. Applications by individuals will not be accepted nor considered. Residents interested in the Community Grant Program are advised to collaborate with a community organisation/group. If you need advice on a suitable community group please contact the closest neighbourhood centre to you - a list is available in the Library on the right hand side of this page.
This project has been wrapped up.