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CommBank Bushfire Recovery Grants

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CommBank Bushfire Recovery Grants

The Commonwealth Bank is committed to improving the wellbeing of the communities in which we live and work. We are here to support our customers and communities in times of need.

We know the impact of the bushfires this season has been devastating across the country. These fires have had significant impacts on many communities and businesses and are impacting people's livelihoods and incomes. Resources have been stretched.

This is why we've announced a grants program to assist the longer term recovery of organisations directly affected by the bushfires. Successful applicants will be awarded a grant of up to $50,000.

To be eligible to receive a Bushfire Recovery Grant, each applicant must:

  • Be a community organisation, fire service, school, sporting club or non-government organisation based in a bushfire affected area. Individuals or business are not eligible to apply.

  • Need to replace or repair facilities or property which was lost or damaged by bushfire during the 2019-20 bushfire season and is not likely to be covered by insurance; or

    Want to implement community activities that aim to strengthen social connectedness, emotional wellbeing and assist communities to recover from the recent bushfires;
  • Be able to identify how their proposed activity or the repair or replacement of the facilities or property will benefit the community;

  • Not be implementing projects with any political objectives; and

  • Hold a current bank account in Australia in its name.

The organisation must meet each of these requirements to be eligible to apply.

If you are a business or individual seeking assistance, you are unfortunately not eligible to apply for a CommBank Bushfire Recovery Grant. You can however find out more information about assistance available to you via the links below.

Please also note:

  • You and/or the organisation you are applying on behalf of do not need to be Commonwealth Bank customers or have Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) status to apply for a grant.
  • By submitting an application, you agree to be bound by the Grant Guidelines.
  • You may find it helpful to read our Application Review Matrix.

Please email bushfiregrants@cba.com.au if you have any problems completing or submitting the application.