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Final Round of Red Cross Bushfire Grants



The Red Cross is offering a final round of support grants for bushfire victims in financial distress.

Up to $2,500 dollars is available to each person in extreme financial hardship who was affected by the 2019 to 20 Black Summer Bushfires.

It is for people who have already accessed assistance previously, and can help cover re-establishment and rebuilding costs as well as food, bills or medical costs.

Noel Clement, Red Cross Director of Australian Services, said he is grateful for the generous donations of the Australian and international community - $242 million.

"Ninety per cent of those funds have been disbursed or spent. The remainder will go to this support, and recovery programs over the next two years,” said Noel Clement.

Applications close on Sunday 2 May 2021. Apply at redcross.org.au/grants or contact the grants team at 1800 RED CROSS (1800 733 276).

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