Grants for health and community organisations to support bushfire affected communities

Gippsland Primary Health Network (PHN) is offering a limited number of grants to health and community organisations to support bushfire-affected communities in East Gippsland with a focus on healing, recovery and resilience.

A limited number of $10,000 grants are now available with applications closing on 31 January 2021.

Gippsland PHN encourages submissions from health and community organisations in East Gippsland for non-clinical initiatives, geared to enhance the mental and social wellbeing of individuals and communities affected by the 2019/20 bushfires, with a specific focus on the groups below:

  • Aboriginal or Torres Strait Island peoples
  • Young people aged 0-11 years
  • Young people aged 12-25 years
  • People aged 65 plus years
  • People with a disability
  • People with social and financial worries

The successful applicants will use the grant to establish or supplement initiatives that:

  • Improve social connectedness and decrease isolation and loneliness
  • Improve access to help and assistance
  • Reduce mental health stigma
  • Promote suicide prevention activities
  • Foster healing, recovery and build community resilience

For more information or to apply for a grant, go to https://onegoodcommunity.gphn.org.au/

You can also contact Gippsland PHN’s Coordinator Bushfire Trauma Response, Tim Warden, on 0438 603 406 or email Tim.Warden@gphn.org.au