We have implemented a dedicated line of recovery called Aboriginal culture and healing to better support Aboriginal Victorians affected by disaster.
The Aboriginal culture and healing pillar guides us (Bushfire Recovery Victoria) and our recovery delivery partners to embed Aboriginal self-determination into their service design and delivery, ensuring that Aboriginal Victorians inform appropriate and targeted recovery responses.
Aboriginal community mitigation and crisis management grants
Aboriginal Community Mitigation and Crisis Management seeks to address unmet needs in strengthening Aboriginal communities’ resilience against natural disasters.
Bushfire recovery grants for Aboriginal communities
The Bushfire Recovery Grants for Aboriginal Communities program provides $4 million to cultural heritage and community support programs to assist the recovery of Aboriginal communities affected by the bushfires.
Allocation is for 2 funding streams: Cultural Heritage Recovery ($1.86 million) and Aboriginal Community Support ($2.33 million). This grant program is funding projects that assist Aboriginal communities to maintain their cultural connections and further build resilience.
This grant is closed.
The successful applicants of the grant program include:
- Moogji Aboriginal Council East Gippsland Inc
- Nindi Ngujarn Ngarigo Monero Aboriginal Corporation
- Gunaikurnai Land and Waters Aboriginal Corporation
- Gippsland & East Gippsland Aboriginal Cooperative Ltd
- Lake Tyers Health and Children Services
- Lakes Entrance Aboriginal Health Association
- Taungurung Land and Waters Council
- Lake Tyers Aboriginal Trust.
Bushfire Recovery Support Program
If you are an Aboriginal Victorian and would like support recovering from the bushfires, please call and press ‘1’. The Recovery Support Worker will be your single point of contact, helping you navigate services, filling out paperwork, accessing financial support and more.
Reviewed 18 April 2021