Towong Community Bushfire Disaster 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 to support the 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 – Details Here.    Term Deposit 1 – Details Here.    Term Deposit 2 – Details Here.

Grant Program Round 6 – 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.

Application Process: All applicants see “General Information and Guidelines” for details.
Should you require any further information or would like to discuss your project or eligibility prior to applying,
please contact Glenys on 0447 684 506 or

Key dates

Round 6 – OPENS  20 November 2023 – CLOSES 26 February 2024.

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

Application process

Download General Information and Guidelines HERE

 ALL applications are to be submitted electronically.

Submit your Online Application – HERE

Grant Recipients


2023 Recipients awarded at the Big GIVE – Border Trust’s annual showcase event.

Community Foundation for Albury Wodonga Region Ltd as Trustee for Towong Community Bushfire Disaster Relief Fund – ABN 64 221 473 179