Towong Community Bushfire Relief Fund

Round 5  – Opens early June 2023

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.

Our Victorian Government Agreement requires public access to the movement in the Towong Community Bushfire Disaster Relief Fund.

Savings Account – Click here Term Deposit 1 – Click Here Term Deposit 2 – Click here 

Grant Program Round 5 – Opens Early June 2023

Border Trust will invite 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.

Please check the below guidelines and application form for more details.

Step 1 – General Information and Guidelines will be available soon. 

Step 2 – Complete Online open June 2023

Should you require any further information or would like to discuss your project or eligibility prior to applying, please contact our Grants Coordinator on 02 60 817 201 or email

Grant Recipients

Round 4 Recipients were awarded at the annual Border Trust Showcase, the Big GIVE.

TBDRF Recipients 2023 Awarded at the Big GIVE

Application process

ALL applications are to be submitted electronically.

Key documents:

Key dates

Round 4 – Closes 5pm Monday 27th February 2023

Round 5 Opens 1st June 2023

Round 6 Opens 1st September 2023

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

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

ABN 64 221 473 179