In response to the Bushfire Crisis the Australian Olympic Committee, Commonwealth Games Australia, Paralympics Australia and the Australian Sports Foundation have joined forces to restore grassroots sport to communities affected by the bushfires or other natural disasters.
The Sports Recovery Grants will be focusing on the organisations and community members who have been affected by the recent bushfires – or in different parts of the country, floods or other disasters – and require assistance to resume playing sport in their community.
Suggested grant values are up to $20,000, and priority will be given to applications from volunteer run organisations.
Can you apply?
The Sports Recovery Grants are intended to encourage and support the return to participation of all Australians in sport in the wake of the bushfires and similar natural disasters to ensure that sport can play its important role in healing and restoring communities.
The grants will be used to fund essential needs such as:
WHAT IS CONSIDERED A NATURAL DISASTER?
A natural disaster is any catastrophic event that is caused by nature or the natural processes of the earth. Examples include earthquakes, bushfires, landslides, hurricanes, floods, heat waves, severe hailstorms and droughts. The current Covid-19 pandemic is not a “natural disaster” for these purposes, and a separate response is being planned to address this crisis.