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Grants to help businesses recover after Black Summer fires

Sharon Kelley5 September 2020

Bushfire smoke as seen from Moruya main street at 9:15 am on 31 December 2019. Photo: Karyn Starmer.

Small to medium businesses in the Eurobodalla impacted by the Black Summer bushfires can now apply for grants of up to $5000.

With $200,000 of Federal Government disaster recovery funding, Eurobodalla Shire Council’s Business Resilience Grants program can be used for business marketing support, online and e-commerce development, business expansion, efficiency and growth, business development, and business-based events.

Phase two of the Eurobodalla Disaster Relief Fund has also been extended to offer grants of up to $10,000 to community associations and business chambers for projects and events that celebrate, re-invigorate and strengthen local communities.

Businesses who apply for the Eurobodalla Relief Fund grants need to show how their project or event will focus on bushfire recovery.


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Recent grant recipients include the River of Art, which collaborated with three local chambers of commerce and the Narooma Oyster Festival to provide permanent public art murals in Batemans Bay, Moruya and Narooma. Each of the murals will reflect this year’s festival theme, resilience and renewal. A list of phase one grants recipients is on the Eurobodalla Shire Council’s Disaster Relief Fund webpage.

Applications for both grant programs close at 5pm on 30 September, 2020.

Businesses who would like help with their grant application can contact the newly-opened Eurobodalla Bushfire Recovery Support Service by phone on 4474 7434, email or visiting the shopfront in Vulcan Street, Moruya, next to Moruya Pharmacy.

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