Bushfire affected communities in Victoria can now apply for a share of $3.8 million to
support local community projects under the jointly funded Local Economic Recovery (LER)
Nationals Senate Leader and Senator for Victoria, Bridget McKenzie said the
Commonwealth-Victoria joint funding will invest in projects that support local economic
recovery and build a sense of community pride and connectedness.
“We know that recovery takes time. This third and final round of funding in Victoria under
the Local Economic Recovery program is intended to fund those smaller, local-level
projects that can make a big impact in local communities,” Senator McKenzie said.
“The funding is focused on supporting local solutions to local needs and building
community pride. Projects approved in earlier LER rounds have delivered upgrades to
facilities and enhancements to community spaces to increase economic and social
benefits, improve community well-being and increase longer term resilience for future
Senator McKenzie said charities, local governments, businesses and other organisations
Applications open today and close on 11 April 2022. To lodge a Registration of Interest or
find out more about the Local Economic Recovery grants program, visit:
The Local Economic Recovery program in Victoria of $68.5 million is jointly funded by the
Australian and Victorian Governments.
To find out more about the Australian Government’s support for bushfire recovery, visit:
Senator McKenzie: Blair Arnold | 0448 901 016