$14 million to support mental health of bushfire-impacted communities

The Australian and Queensland Governments today announced a $14 million Category C community recovery package to support the mental health and resilience of communities impacted by the Southern and Eastern Queensland Bushfires in 2019.

The package includes $4.7 million to address the risk to the mental health and wellbeing of communities doing it tough and $3 million to employ Community Development Officers.

$6 million will also go towards a flexible grants program for non-government organisations, community groups and local governments to support locally led recovery and resilience building activities.

The package is jointly funded by the Commonwealth and Queensland Governments under the Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements.

This assistance will support recovery for families in the local government areas impacted by the Southern Queensland Bushfires, 6-12 September 2019 and the Eastern Queensland Bushfires, 8 November to 19 December 2019.

For more information visit https://www.qra.qld.gov.au/activations