Economic and Community Recovery Grants

Over $10,000 is available from Economic and Community Recovery Grants to support projects and initiatives that will help recovery efforts in communities affected by the 2018 / 2019 bushfires.


Economic and Community Recovery Grants

The Tasmanian Government is providing grants to eligible organisations as part of an Economic and Community Recovery Initiative. This initiative is jointly funded by the Australian and Tasmanian Governments under the Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements 2018.

Grants may be provided under the program to eligible organisations for projects and initiatives that will assist the communities most affected by the Tasmanian Bushfires of December 2018 and January 2019.



The key objectives of this grant is to:

  • support current economic and community recovery needs;
  • revitalise the local economy; and
  • build community resilience and capacity to respond to and recover from future disasters.



Funding is offered in two categories:

  • grants of up to $10,000 – projects must be completed and expenditure incurred prior to 30 June 2020
  • grants over $10,000 – projects must be completed and expenditure incurred prior to 31 December 2020


Eligible Projects

Projects/initiatives must:

  • relate to the declared natural disaster – the Tasmanian bushfires of December 2018 and January 2019
  • benefit affected communities in one or more of the following local government areas:
    • West Coast
    • Derwent Valley
    • Central Highlands
    • Huon Valley

Preference will be given to projects/ initiatives that:

  • have clear and demonstrable outcomes for the community and local economy;
  • provide evidence of the extent of community support;
  • provide an economic benefit to the community;
  • involve collaboration between multiple organisations and community groups; and
  • build knowledge or capabilities within the community that support community resilience for future disasters.


Eligible Applicants

To be eligible, you must be one of the following organisations:

  • local government agencies and bodies
  • incorporated, non-profit organisations
  • businesses with an Australian Business Number (ABN)

Eligible organisations may partner with community groups that do not meet the eligibility requirements.



Applications close 7 June 2019.


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