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Bushfire Appeal funds open for community organisations

Community sport and social clubs impacted by the summer’s devastating Kangaroo Island and Adelaide Hills bushfires can now apply for grants of up to $20,000 from the SA Bushfire Appeal fund.

Until now, the fund had been open to those who lost their homes, livelihoods and loved ones as a result of the bushfires.

So far, more than $4 million from the fund has been awarded to 669 people and households from the affected communities.

Funds now open for community organisations

The grants are now available to eligible sporting and social organisations to help them to deliver programs that build community strength and resilience in the affected areas, replace damaged or destroyed infrastructure or support new infrastructure.

South Australians have generously donated more than $8 million to the SA Bushfire Appeal fund – and the independent State Emergency Relief Fund committee continued to distribute funding across seven categories, including payments for:

  • The immediate families of those who lost their lives in the fires
  • People who have been seriously injured
  • Households whose principal place of residence was destroyed or rendered uninhabitable
  • Property owners who experienced damage to their house or property; and
  • Households who operate a registered business and indicate a loss of income from the affected property.


Applications for community groups open today and close on Friday 3 July 2020 at 5.00 pm.

It is not too late for those affected by the fires to apply for financial assistance in all categories.

All funds raised in the SA Bushfire Appeal will go directly to the individuals and communities affected by the Cudlee Creek and Kangaroo Island Bushfires.

Get more information and apply for funding

Page last updated : 17 Jan 2022

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