Towong Community Bushfire Relief Fund

The Towong Community Bushfire Disaster Relief Fund has been established in response to the 2019/2020 bushfires which devastated our region.

Along with the Community Enterprise Foundation (covering the Alpine LGA) and the East Gippsland Community Foundation (covering East Gippsland), Border Trust is partnering with the Victorian Bushfire Appeal funds into Towong Shire.

As trustee of the Towong Community Bushfire Disaster Relief Fund, Border Trust will distribute $2,850,945 through grant programs to support long term recovery initiatives.

We thank the Victorian Bushfire Appeal and the generosity of public donors for enabling this place-based distribution and look forward to investing in significant community identified priorities.

Grant Program Now Open!

Border Trust invites grant submissions from not-for-profit, community organisations for projects seeking to support the communities within the Towong Shire affected by the 2019/2020 Bushfires.

Before starting your online application we encourage you to:

We welcome partnerships and encourage applicants to seek funds from a range of sources.

Should you require any further information or would like to discuss your project or eligibility prior to applying, please contact Michael Salter, Grants Coordinator on 0400 550 791 or

Application process

ALL applications are to be submitted electronically.

Key dates

Open 8th November 2021 – Close 11th February 2022
• Applications can be submitted at any time during this period
• Grant distributed April 2022

Projects are funded for a one-year time frame, unless otherwise agreed with Border Trust.

Additional Support

Tax deductible donations to this fund can be made before 2.1.2022 to:

Account Name: Community Foundation for Albury Wodonga Region atf Towong Community Bushfire Disaster Relief Fund

BSB: 633000

Account: 185 928 603

Ref: Your Surname

Please complete the donation form and return to to enable receipt

Community Foundation for Albury Wodonga Region Ltd as Trustee for Towong Community Bushfire Disaster Relief Fund

ABN 64 221 473 179