Bushfire Assistance

SINGLETON BUSHFIRE COMMUNITY WELLBEING AND CONNECTEDNESS FUND  


The 2019/20 bushfires and drought has had a massive impact on our community.   

To support our local community groups at this time Singleton Council has developed a Singleton Bushfire Community Wellbeing and Connectedness Fund community to bring the community back together and support their wellbeing, health, recovery and disaster readiness. Community Groups will be able to apply to the grant fund for amounts between $2,500 - $5,000 for initiatives including: 

  1. Social events and community connect initiatives that bring impacted communities back together by way of support, engagement or education.   
  2. Community events that educate or seek to develop disaster recovery plans for future preparedness. 
  3. Community initiatives that support the social wellbeing and/or disaster preparedness of the group.  

Apply for the Singleton Bushfire Community Wellbeing and Connectedness Fund 

This fund provides grants of up to $5,000 available to Singleton LGA community groups to support projects that bring the community back together and support their wellbeing, health, recovery and disaster readiness. 

Click here to download the FAQs

Eligibility 

To be eligible applicants will need comply with following eligibility criteria: 

  1. Community groups impacted by the 2019/2020 bushfires including; registered organisations with an ABN or ACN, not-for-profits, non-government organisations and charities or under the auspice of an eligible organisation.
  2. The community groups are physically located in the Singleton Local Government Area (LGA) and supports communities in the Singleton LGA that have been impacted by the 2019/2020 bushfires.
     For larger out-of-area based organisations, a local branch or team based in the LGA is to provide the activity.
  3. The proposed activity must be undertaken in the Singleton LGA and benefit residents of the Singleton LGA impacted by the bushfires.
  4. All Organisations and proposed activity must comply with all COVID-19 government and health requirements, advice and guidelines[1].
  5. Grant applications must clearly demonstrate how the grant will help directly support the community wellbeing, social connectedness or disaster recovery and preparedness of target community members in response to bushfire related challenges.
  6. All organisations must have current relevant insurances and if requested, supply a Certificate of Currency for Public Liability of $20m noting Singleton Council as an interested party.
  7. Organisation must have satisfactorily complied with conditions of any previous grant or sponsorship received from Singleton Council where applicable.
  8. Applicants must lodge a completed application form using Singleton Council’s Application Form in accordance with the Guidelines.
  9. The project/service/activity must be consistent with the community values defined in the Singleton 2027 Community Strategic Plan.

 Timing

The Singleton Bushfire Community Wellbeing and Connectedness Fund opens on 27 September 2021 and closes on 9 November 2021. Applications will be reviewed during November and successful applicants will be notified within 14 business days of the closing date. 

Projects must be started within 1 month of funding approval and completed by 30 June 2022.  

 How to Apply 

Community groups can apply for the grant with the application form below.  Applicants are encouraged to read the guidelines thoroughly. 

Applications can be sent via email to council@singleton.nsw.gov.au or by post to Singleton Council Community Relief and Rebuild Grant Fund, PO Box 314, Singleton NSW 2330 or deliver to the Singleton Council Administration building, Cnr Queen Street and Civic Avenue, Singleton.  Late applications will not be considered.

Download the fund guidelines and application form click here

If you have any questions please call Singleton Council on 02 6578 7290 email council@singleton.nsw.gov.au