Up to $20,000 on offer for community ECEC services to assist with fire recovery

Up to $20,000 on offer for community ECEC services to assist with fire recovery

by Freya Lucas

February 11, 2020

A bushfire recovery fund, with grants of up to $20,000 on offer, has been established to support early childhood education and care (ECEC) services, and other community groups in the long-term recovery from the catastrophic summer fire season. 


The Budget Direct Bushfire Recovery Fund will enable community groups or organisations who meet the eligibility criteria to apply for a grant up to the maximum value of $20,000, and are designed to help those groups directly impacted by the recent bushfires who may require assistance to repair or replace damaged facilities and/or equipment that aren’t covered by insurance.


Budget Direct CEO John Myler said “During a disaster like the bushfires we know that communities are greatly impacted and have difficulty recovering, where there is a lack of adequate support or insurance cover in place to help with the costs. For groups or organisations who find themselves in this position, we want to reach out and provide support where we can.”


Grants can be used by communities who need to replace or repair property, facilities or equipment that have been lost or damaged by the bushfires and aren’t covered by insurance, during the bushfire season Mr Myler said.


Applications for a Grant from the six-figure fund, must be submitted online by 5pm AEDT on Tuesday, 31 March 2020 using the Application Form which is available via the Budget Direct website.