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Business and Community Recovery Grants

Some 64 businesses and community groups will share in $372,386.80 to help our community recover from bushfires and Covid-19. 

The money has been awarded through Council’s Business and Community Recovery Grants Program. 

Projects to be funded range from Eminence Wines in the King Valley expanding its production capabilities to Bluearth running programs in schools where communities were impacted by January’s bushfires. 

Rural City of Wangaratta Chief Executive Officer Brendan McGrath said there was enormous interest in the grants program and the successful applicants should be congratulated. 

“This was an extremely competitive process and I want to thank everyone who applied,” he said. 

“Council’s response to Covid-19 and the January bushfires has always been about helping those most in need. 

“The people who run our local businesses and who make up our community groups have shown resilience in the face of adversity. Now 32 businesses and 32 community groups will invest this money into projects that will drive our economy and bring people together.” 

The grant program was funded by Bushfire Recovery Victoria and the Rural City of Wangaratta. In total some 123 applications valued at $819,473 were received. All successful businesses and community groups will complete their projects in the current financial year. For a full list of successful grant recipients please see below.  


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