Community Wellbeing Grants

We are funding these grants through the Federal Government’s response to the bushfire crisis, which is supporting the mental health, wellbeing, resilience and recovery of those affected by the 2019/20 'Black Summer' Bushfires.

Our Community Wellbeing Grants will allow communities to choose their own way to respond to the losses, anxiety and distress they have experienced, as well as actively participate in their recovery.

There are two categories for the Community Wellbeing Grants - Grants of up to $1,000 and Grants of up to $10,000.

Grants of up to $1,000 are available for individuals (not organisations or businesses) directly impacted by the 2019/20 bushfires within the Blue Mountains, Hawkesbury and Lithgow areas to conduct a community activity in their area that meets the Grant Objectives.

Directly impacted areas include (but may not be limited to): Bell, Berambing, Bilpin, Blackheath, Clarence, Colo, Colo Heights, Dargan, Kurrajong, Kurrajong Heights, Megalong Valley, Mt Irvine, Mt Tomah, Mt Wilson, Mt Victoria, Olinda, Running Stream, St Albans, Woodford and Wolgan Valley.

Grants of up to $10,000 are available for organisations or community groups that are based within bushfire affected areas in Blue Mountains, Hawkesbury and Lithgow.

Individual healthcare providers and other sole traders or for-profit businesses are ineligible unless the application has been co-designed and/or are in active partnership with a not-for-profit community organisation. The activity must be community driven and identified by community needs rather than provider driven.

Please click on the tiles below for more information.