Bushfire recovery grants for community facilities

To support local organisations to improve community facilities in fire-affected communities.

Bushfire recovery grants for community facilities

Who can apply:
Not-for-profit groups
$0 - $50,000

Submit your applications via the grant portal.  If you have any questions about this, please contact the grants team directly by emailing grants@brv.vic.gov.au

The Bushfire Recovery Grants for Community Facilities will support community groups who want help to build, upgrade or repair important local facilities that everyone can use.

Successful Recipients

January 2023

  • $48,490 for Benambra Neighbourhood House to construct a Men’s Shed
  • $12,000 for Bendoc Progress Association to upgrade facilities at the Resource Centre
  • $50,000 for Biggara Recreation Reserve Committee to improve to the local community hall
  • $41,970 for Biggara Valley Community Committee to distribute radio units and base stations across the district
  • $50,000 for Buchan Heritage Group to support the restoration and preservation of the historical Buchan Butter Factory
  • $42,000 for Cann River Community Centre to construct a shelter
  • $39,925 for Cann Valley District Representative Group to develop an area for resilience and recovery activities
  • $5,000 for Cassilis Recreation Reserve Committee of Management to upgrade public toilets at the reserve
  • $50,000 for Club Terrace Recreational Reserve to improve to the Club Terrace Community Facility
  • $20,000 for Combienbar Public Hall and Recreation Reserve to support the upgrade and maintenance of the hall
  • $50,000 for Eskdale Recreation Reserve to upgrade their facilities
  • $28,600 for Gippsland Agricultural Group to purchase farm research equipment
  • $11,099 for Harrietville Television Committee to improve the broadcast coverage across their remote population
  • $46,200 for Jarvis Creek Landcare Group to refurbish the Jarvis Creek Hall facility
  • $16,000 for The Kiewa Cricket Club to outfit the new multi purpose pavilion
  • $50,000 for Merrijig Public Hall Inc. to make upgrades to the hall
  • $50,000 for Mount Beauty Neighbourhood Centre Inc. to upgrade kitchen facilities
  • $50,000 for Noorinbee Public Purposes Reserve Committee of Management to build facilities at the Noorinbee Public Hall
  • $10,000 for Orbost Regional Health to purchase of new equipment for local playgroups
  • $5,000 for Reedy Creek Progress Association Inc. to buy a generator for the Reedy Creek Community Hall
  • $49,163 for Southern Farming Systems to buy equipment and implement an education program for farmers
  • $50,000 for Tambo Crossing Community Association to buy furniture and equipment for the community facility
  • $49,370 for Towong Hall Reserve Committee of Management to construct a deck at the hall
  • $50,000 for Upper Murray Historical Society to improve to the Snowy River Museum precinct
  • $50,000 for Wangaratta Rovers Football and Netball Club to upgrade their communication equipment
  • $50,000 for Wulgulmerang Recreation Reserve Committee of Management Inc. to improve the pavilion and amenities block at the reserve.

September 2022

  • $34,692 for W Tree Promotion and Progress Association Inc for hall refurbishments
  • $29,346 for Upper Murray Community Radio Inc to collocate the community radio station with the local community hall
  • $38,000 for Tawonga Riding Club to construct an outdoor riding arena
  • $45,000 for Bullumwaal Mechanics Hall Reserve Committee Of Management for hall refurbishments
  • $28,920 for Myrrhee Recreation Reserve Committee Inc to upgrade tennis courts
  • $38,816 for Buchan Hall and Recreation Committee for hall refurbishments
  • $48,191 for Bendoc Community Memorial Hall & Recreation Reserve Inc for hall refurbishments
  • $50,000 for Buchan Neighbourhood House for building upgrades
  • $47,355 for Bonang Public Hall Committee of Management Inc for hall refurbishments
  • $50,000 for East Gippsland Gymnastics Club for gym equipment
  • $46,819 for Tubbut Hall And Development Association Inc for hall refurbishments and an outdoor area
  • $48,862 for Goongerah and District Arts Education & Employment Inc for building upgrades
  • $9,810 for Tawonga Mount Beauty Bowling Club Incorporated for repairs to the bowls club
  • $50,000 for Buchan Bush Nursing Association to create an outdoor area
  • $46,541  for Myrtleford Public Cemetery to deliver important upgrades and maintenance
  • $47,701 for Bruthen Mechanics Institute Committee of Management for hall refurbishments.

April 2022

  • $45,000 to upgrade playgrounds at the Edi Upper Hall and the Whitfield Recreation Reserve
  • $50,000 for an accessible restroom at Wangaratta Kennel and Obedience Dog Club
  • $50,000 for a storage facility for the Rotary Club of Mitchell River
  • $50,000 to build a dedicated bushfire storage facility to house firefighting and fire prevention equipment at Tamboon Inlet
  • $50,000 for playground upgrades at the Tambo Upper Community Hall
  • $50,000 for building renovations of the Mossiface Public Hall
  • $50,000 to purchase a tractor and mower for the Walwa Golf Club
  • $50,000 for building renovations for the Corryong Opportunity Shop
  • Friends Of Errinundra received $50,000 for building renovations
  • $50,000 to upgrade to an accessible restroom at the Tintaldra Recreation Reserve
  • $49,975 to install an energy system including solar panels and battery storage at the Corryong Historic Machinery Club
  • $49,709 for an accessible toilet and shower upgrade
  • $49,307 for repair works to the Tallangatta Sports Centre
  • $48,637 for building renovations at the Cudgewa Hall
  • $48,400 to purchase a tractor for the Cabbage Tree Creek Hall
  • $46,500 to install water tanks in Clifton Creek
  • $45,220 to construct an arena and stockyards at Chiltern Rodeo Club
  • $43,360 for a storage facility for Twin Rivers Lions Club
  • $39,317 to purchase fireproofing equipment for community buildings in Cabbage Tree Creek
  • $39,000 for building renovations at the Milawa Hall
  • $38,633 to upgrade display cases at the Omeo Historical Society
  • $35,123 for a storage facility at Cabbage Tree Creek Hall
  • $11,550 to install a community notice board and wayfinding signage
  • $10,000 to replace a damaged restroom
  • $10,000 to upgrade and repair fitness equipment at Orbost Regional Health
  • $7,646 to build an under cover area at the Myrtleford Bowls Club
  • $4,372 to install security equipment at Sarsfield Recreation reserve.

September 2021

  • $45,600 for Tallangatta Rail Trail Advisory Group to upgrade the High-Country Rail Trail Boggy Creek.
  • $49,967 to upgrade the Wairewa Public Hall and Recreation Reserve facilities.
  • $50,000 for the construction of a new facility for Myrtleford Scout Group. 
  • $49,900 to upgrade the Cudgewa Recreation Reserve, including fireproofing.
  • $47,473 to upgrade the Bright Bowls Club.
  • $50,000 for a new kitchen facility at the Mansfield Football and Netball Club. 
  • $11,810 for the Mount Beauty Neighbourhood Centre to purchase a Christmas tree for ongoing festive seasons.
  • $6,000 for Springhurst Recreation Community Hall to upgrade ceiling tiles and replace fluro lighting with energy-efficient LEDs. 
  • $50,000 to repair the Gang Plate Layer Historical Cottage. 
  • $50,000 to repair the Noorinbee Public Purposes Reserve Hall.
  • $30,000 for a new four-turf wicket on the recreation oval at Metung Swan Reach Cricket Club.  
  • $50,000 to improve the facilities and clubhouse at the Bairnsdale Tennis Club.

July 2021

  • $50,000 for stage two of works on the start of the trail at Big Hill Mountain Bike Park.
  • $50,000 for upgrades to the Myrtleford Community Hall.
  • $50,000 to replace the Mongan’s Bridge Caravan park playground.
  • $45,000 to upgrade the kitchen and bathroom facilities at the Lucknow Memorial Hall.
  • $40,017 to upgrade the facilities at the Myrrhee Hall.
  • $35,024 for the Omeo and District Agricultural and Pastoral Society to upgrade their community meeting facilities.
  • $35,000 to build a skate ramp at the Harrietville Recreation Reserve.
  • $33,586 to resurface the netball court at the Lakes Entrance Football and Netball club.
  • $32,000 for the Rotary Club of Bright to replace the fence around their waterslide.
  • $31,549 to purchase a lawnmower for the maintenance of the Glenaladale Recreation Reserve.
  • $28,000 to install infrastructure on the Tambo Bluff walking tracks to prevent damage to the environment and ensure user safety.
  • $20,000 for Riviera Care to develop a traineeship focussing on manual skills and mentorship for men of all ages, including mental health support.
  • $15,750 to upgrade the Myrtleford Men’s Shed.
  • $15,700 to upgrade the clubhouse facilities at the Myrtleford Lawn Tennis Club.
  • $13,000 to replace the cricket pitch at the McCarthur Cricket Club.


  • Timeline

    26 June 2020 to 30 June 2022