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Vic: Bushfire grants

17 Mar 2009 4:19 PM

Bushfire related grants and announcements made on Tuesday:

- $10 million from the federal and state governments to help bring tourists back into fire devastated towns and regions

- Good Samaritan grants of up to $8,000 to up to 100 businesses and individuals who went beyond the call of duty during the bushfire crisis

- Volunteer organisations will receive grants of up to $5,000 or $20,000, depending on their size, to help volunteers to continue to work

- $60,000 to Healesville Sanctuary's Australian Wildlife Health Centre to allow it to continue to look after animals injured in the fires

- $27,000 will go to wineries to help test for smoke taint

- A business relief fund has also been established, with a $500,000 state government contribution, to help businesses indirectly impacted by the bushfires to recover.