Supporting local communities to recover and rebuild.
Anglicare Bushfire Recovery programs are delivered in partnership with NSW Government.
Thousands of people across our region are affected by the devastating bushfires experienced the summer of 2020.
Our Bushfire Recovery services work in partnership with the local community to help individuals and families heal, recover and rebuild.
We continue to work in bushfire-affected communities to ensure people receive the support they need to recover and rebuild.
The work that we’re undertaking has been made possible by funding from DSS and generous donations from community members and organisations around Australia. Our team is working with individuals, businesses and community groups in various ways to support recovery efforts.
Anglicare Bushfire Recovery Assistance is available for FREE to people in the following areas:
Eurobodalla Shire (South from Bateman’s Bay)
Bega Valley Shire
How We Can Support You
CLOTHING, FOOD & ESSENTIALS
Essential items such as new clothing, food and toiletries are available by request in most areas. Clothing is provided in partnership with Thread Together and food and other essentials are provided by Anglicare Emergency Relief services.
COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS
We are working locally to support recovery projects our region which are unique to the needs of each community.
Confidential financial counselling is available to support you in your financial goals, helping you set and stick to a budget and planning for the future.
Financial assistance is available with grant amounts depending on set criteria. If your grant application is unsuccessful, we will work with you to access support from other agencies.
We work closely with many local community groups, so if we are unable to direct assist we can direct you to the best possible help.
Providing a professional pastoral presence, spiritual and emotional care to individuals, families and communities. This can include encouragement in time of need, assistance healing from trauma and support coping with grief and loss.
Community Grants Program
Supporting projects that bring the community together
Communities impacted by the Black Summer bushfires are invited to apply for a grant of up to $2000 to promote bushfire recovery, community cohesion, preparedness and capacity building. If you have an idea or project that you think will help bring people together, improve mental health and wellbeing or develop skills (workshops, masterclasses, or group activities), then we would love to hear it.
All ideas which support recovery and promote community cohesion will be considered. We will help you to turn your vision into a project!
For more info, please call 0490 269 810
Meet Our Team
Bushfire Recovery Program Manager
Jo has been working in Anglicare’s Bushfire Recovery program for the past 2 years and continues to support the Snowy Valleys’ residents and communities with their ongoing recovery journey. Jo fully understands that recovery and rebuilding is a long term process and can assist by linking available support services and providing assistance where ongoing needs arise. A lifelong resident of Batlow, Jo has a connection to the Snowy Valley’s and is driven to support peoples recovery so that they survive and thrive. Jo loves to share a cuppa with residents who drop into the office for a chat and works closely with other services with a strong focus on preparedness, planning and mental health.
M 0490 707 543
Bushfire Recovery Coordinator – South East
Von is offering support to bushfire impacted individuals and community groups for their ongoing recovery journey. Her professional experience in community engagement and disaster management give her a deep understanding of the complex issues that bushfire impacted residents are still facing and can help to access available support services and provide assistance where ongoing needs are emerging. A long term volunteer for community driven events in the Eurobodalla, Von is passionate for her local community and the beautiful south coast.
M 0490 403 715
Bushfire Rebuilding Advisor
Stephen is here to support those affected by the Black Summer bushfires as they embark on the rebuilding process. He is available to provide a highly mobile, re-building advisory service to property owners across the south east to guide their decision making and build their capacity. Stephen will be available to answer any technical building questions that may arise. Stephen volunteers broadly and is committed to developing and nurturing people’s health and wellbeing via community sports. Stephen is a licenced builder who lives in Brogo.
M 0490 436 878
Bushfire Rebuilding Advisor
Liam is here to support those affected by the Black Summer bushfires as they embark on the rebuilding process. He is available to provide a highly mobile, re-building advisory service to property owners across the south east to guide their decision making and build capacity. Liam will be available to answer any technical building questions that may arise. Liam has a wealth of experience in remote and isolated communities across Australia and grew up in the Bega Valley. Liam is a licensed carpenter based in Bega.