At a presentation ceremony with the Mayor Ray Thompson, Lithgow City Council has congratulated ten community organisations that were successful in their applications to support local recovery after the 2019/20 summer bushfires.

$62,500 has been made available for projects that contribute to bushfire recovery, preparedness and building on our resilience into the future.

Lithgow Council Mayor, Ray Thompson, congratulated all the successful applicants.

“We know recovery from significant events is a long-term project, and Council is very pleased to be able to provide this funding to support communities working to meet local needs and in local recovery.”

Applications were rigorously assessed under disaster recovery criteria of community need, impact or benefit to the community, community connectedness and the capacity of groups to deliver.

“Many great projects were submitted by those in the community who are already doing fantastic work, which made choosing the successful projects very difficult,” he continued.

“We want to make sure the ideas and intentions in these applications is not lost and Council will be providing assistance and support to groups who missed out to apply for further grants available including Council’s financial assistance program”.

Lithgow City Council congratulates the following recipients:

  • Mingaan, awarded $10,000 to develop and deliver cultural healing and education workshops
  • Wolgan Valley Assoc Inc, awarded $4,859 for the development of a community-based website
  • Rydal Showground Land Managers, awarded $10,000 to achieve showground upgrades
  • Lithgow Information and Neighbourhood Centre, awarded $10,000 for a community capacity builders program
  • Hartley Reserve Land Managers, awarded $5,641 to install a water tank and connections
  • Lithgow Small Arms Factory Museum, awarded $4,000 toward an outdoor recreation area and improvements
  • Lithgow Greyhound Racing Club, awarded $5,000 for Club upgrades and sustainability
  • Australian Ecosystems Foundation, awarded $4,000 toward working bee weekends
  • Lithgow & District Community Nursery, awarded $4,000 for enhancement of Nursery premises
  • Lithgow Valley Archers Inc, awarded $5,000 to purchase a water tank and upgrades in fire recovery

Funding for these grants is thanks to the Federal Government, National Bushfire Recovery Agency and the NSW State Government through Resilience NSW as part of the Bushfire Community Recovery and Resilience Fund.

Please contact Lithgow Council on 6354 9999 or email Recovery@Lithgow.nsw.gov.au for more information.