Grants for groups supporting Pinery fire-affected communities

Saturday 10 September 2016
Grants for groups supporting Pinery fire-affected communities

Applications for one-off payments of up to $5,000 are now open to community groups and organisations supporting community recovery after the Pinery fire.

The payments are for community projects that improve strength and resilience, engagement, health and wellbeing or build capacity of communities affected by the Pinery fire.

The State Emergency Relief Fund Committee has made the funds available through its Community Strength and Resilience Initiative.

The Committee has already distributed more than $2 million from the SA Pinery Fire Appeal to people affected by the fitre.

The Community Strength and Resilience Community Projects are funded from donations to the SA Pinery Fire Appeal, meaning that every dollar donated to the appeal will help those affected by the Pinery fire.

The payments will be awarded to projects that respond to an identified local need and help build more inclusive, engaged and safe communities.

For more information, visit

http://www.sa.gov.au/topics/emergencies-and-safety/pinery-fire/pinery-fire-appeal

(Look under Community Strength and Resilience Initiative for guidelines and application forms) or call (08) 84636405.

People can also visit the Pinery Fire Recovery Centre in Gawler or their local council office for more information. Applications are open until 31 October 2016.

Community groups and organisations, inlcuding sporting, cultural and other community organisations, are encouraged to apply.