Sportscover's sports, fitness and leisure clients can apply for the grant through their brokers who will deal direct with the company.

"In light of the fire emergency engulfing much of our wonderful country, Sportscover Australia wishes to convey our heartfelt desire to contribute to the national recovery effort in support of the communities ravaged by bushfires and drought over the past weeks and months," said Sportscover CEO Simon Allotson.

"Sportscover Australia is making available up to 100 unconditional grants of $250 to assist eligible sports associations, sports clubs, gymnasiums and recreational facilities replace sports equipment lost as a result of bushfire during the current summer months."

He added: "Sportscover extends its sincerest sympathies and best wishes to all our fellow Australians impacted through the current bushfire crisis."