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Bushfire relief funding is so complex, professional grant writers are being hired to help communities apply

From the ABC PM program today:
"Almost a year on from the deadly summer bushfires of 2019-20, some weary communities are having to hire professional grant writers or relying on volunteers to fill out complex grant applications.

The community of Cobargo now have one full-time and other part-time volunteers to help them apply for some of the $250 million set aside for NSW in the Bushfire Local Economic Recovery Fund to rebuild their main street and to build a bushfire refuge.

The Cobargo community is being supported by Australian Business Volunteers, a not-for-profit group being funded by private companies to assist communities with complicated grant applications."
Full article here: https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-12-09/fire-victims-still-navigating-complex-grant-schemes-in-cobarg...

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Re: Bushfire relief funding is so complex, professional grant writers are being hired to help communities apply

I read this article on FB- 

shame. 


@Fizz wrote:

From the ABC PM program today:
"Almost a year on from the deadly summer bushfires of 2019-20, some weary communities are having to hire professional grant writers or relying on volunteers to fill out complex grant applications.

The community of Cobargo now have one full-time and other part-time volunteers to help them apply for some of the $250 million set aside for NSW in the Bushfire Local Economic Recovery Fund to rebuild their main street and to build a bushfire refuge.

The Cobargo community is being supported by Australian Business Volunteers, a not-for-profit group being funded by private companies to assist communities with complicated grant applications."
Full article here: https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-12-09/fire-victims-still-navigating-complex-grant-schemes-in-cobarg...



I’ve heard everyone is having major trouble with the government related grants. Sad

Re: Bushfire relief funding is so complex, professional grant writers are being hired to help communities apply

Grants and funding can be a mindfield to navigate, that's for sure! And on top of everything else trying to rebuild after what's happened... It's good that they've been able to get professionals in to support and guide that process a little. Hopefully it works out!

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