Following the 2019/20 black summer bushfires, Monash Sustainable Development Institute’s Fire to Flourish program has been working with communities in the Clarence Valley and Tenterfield Local Government Areas (LGAs). Fire to Flourish supports communities to lead their own recovery and resilience-building.  

Community co-design processes identified the need for readiness in the face of a predicted serious bushfire season in 2023/24. An important part of the recovery journey is understanding community supports will be available in the event they are needed.  

A dedicated fund has been established by Fire To Flourish for the Clarence Valley and Tenterfield LGAs, with the intent of being able to provide critical disaster support to not-for-profit organisations and individuals directly impacted by bushfires.  

This NRCF Bushfire Rapid Response Grant Program 2023 has been developed in collaboration with the two communities.  

Roxanne Smith E:  T: 0400 573 873

Matt Sing E:  T: 0458 005 028

Northern Rivers Community Foundation T: 0499 862 886 E: W: