Fire
Community, Environmental, Rural & Regional

Bushfire Local Economic Recovery Fund

Funder:  NSW Government

Grant Background: The Bushfire Local Economic Recovery Fund will provide $250 million of further funding to support the social and economic recovery of communities affected by bushfire in 47 regional NSW Local Government Areas.

It will support projects that retain and create new jobs in regional areas, build resilience and increase preparedness for future bushfire seasons.

Funding is available in the following three categories:

  • Infrastructure projects, such as roads to support increased industrial development.
  • Environmental projects, such as regeneration activities.
  • Programs including social, business and environmental education initiatives.

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Agriculture
Agriculture

Future Drought Fund: Drought Resilience Research and Adoption Program – Drought Resilience Adoption and Innovation Hubs

Funder:  Federal – Agriculture

Grant Background: The Australian Government is inviting applications to deliver services under the Future Drought Fund: Drought Resilience Research and Adoption Program – Drought Resilience Adoption and Innovation Hubs (Hubs).

This program will establish eight regionally-focused Drought Resilience Adoption and Innovation Hubs. The Hubs will be located in regional areas that reflect the key agricultural and climatic zones across the country. The regions targeted are:

  • Southern NSW
  • Southern QLD/Northern NSW
  • South-West WA
  • Victoria
  • Top End NT/WA
  • Tropical North Queensland
  • South Australia

The Hubs will be multidisciplinary and inclusive ensuring that the focus of the Hubs is to support agricultural industries and communities to adapt, reorganise and transform so that they are more resilient to future droughts.

The Hubs will support networks of key stakeholders to work together, including primary producers, grower and community groups, industry, researchers, entrepreneurs, education institutions and governments to:

  • provide extension, adoption and commercialisation support
  • plan co-designed and demand driven drought resilience research, development, extension, adoption and commercialisation (RDEA&C).

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Community, Rural & Regional

Strengthening Rural Communities – Small & Vital

Funder:  Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal (FRRR)

Grant Background: The Strengthening Rural Communities (SRC) program aims to give the thousands of small rural, regional and remote communities across Australia an opportunity to access funding to support broad community needs.  Given the events of summer 2019/20, it has also been expanded to offer funding to support recovery in bushfire-affected communities.

The program criteria are deliberately flexible, and designed to be able to help communities address different needs and opportunities, as and when they emerge. Grants are available for a broad range of grassroots, community-led initiatives that directly and clearly benefit local communities.

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Fire
Community, Rural & Regional

Bushfire Community Recovery and Resilience Fund

Funder:  NSW – Resilience NSW

Grant Background:  Phase Two of the Bushfire Community Recovery and Resilience Fund (BCRRF) will promote community well-being, social and broader recovery and future disaster resilience following the bushfires. Stream 2 will involve allocation of grants to medium and long-term community projects.

Phase Two Stream 2 funding is focused on delivering projects that support sustained community recovery and improved community resilience in bushfire impacted areas. Projects can be aligned to local, regional or across multiple Local Government Areas. Projects will need to contribute to one or more of the following Disaster Recovery Outcomes:

  • The needs of vulnerable groups are addressed in disaster recovery
  • The community is aware of the disaster recovery processes
  • The community can express its changing disaster recovery needs
  • Community members are aware of the risks of future disasters
  • The community has improved capacity and capability to respond to future disasters
  • Business and not-for-profits have in place adequate mitigation practices for risks and threats
  • Government, private sector, civil society and organisations are engaged in plans for preparedness and management of the recovery

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Agriculture
Community

Tackling Tough Times Together – EOI

Funder:  Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal

Grant Background: The Tackling Tough Times Together grant program helps communities access the resources they need to support one another through the ongoing effects of the drought.

Grants are available for a broad range of grassroots, community-led initiatives that directly and clearly benefit local communities.

Projects must clearly demonstrate a focus on one activity from the following seven activity areas. Click on the activity to reveal examples of what could be funded.

  1. Building community resilience
  2. Developing organisational resilience and capacity
  3. Enhancing environmental sustainability
  4. Fostering cultural vibrancy
  5. Lifelong learning and education
  6. Economic strength
  7. Improving community health and social wellbeing

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Rural and Regional
Community, Rural & Regional

Strengthening Rural Communities

Funder:  Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal

Grant Background: The Strengthening Rural Communities (SRC) program aims to give the thousands of small rural, regional and remote communities across Australia an opportunity to access funding to support broad community needs.  Given the events of summer 2019/20, it has also been expanded to offer funding to support recovery in bushfire-affected communities.

The program criteria are deliberately flexible, and designed to be able to help communities address different needs and opportunities, as and when they emerge.

A broad range of charitable projects are considered under this program, including:

  • Delivering, or providing activities, events, programs and services;
  • Purchasing or hiring equipment and materials;
  • Community infrastructure projects;
  • Organisational capacity building;
  • Community resource development.

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Community
Community

Safer Communities Fund – Round 5 – Early Intervention

Funder:  Federal – Home Affairs

Grant Background:  The objectives of the Safer Communities Fund Round 5: Early Intervention grants are to:

  • contribute to the preservation of the safety of Australians through funding local crime prevention activities that address anti-social behaviour and/or racial or religious intolerance by at-risk youth
  • help at-risk marginalised young people aged 12 to 25 to develop life skills to prevent them from becoming entrenched in the criminal justice system and to promote inclusion and build community resilience

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Community, Rural & Regional

Strengthening Rural Communities – Larger Leverage

Funder:  Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal (FRRR)

Grant Background: Through the Larger Leverage grants, small rural, regional and remote communities now have an opportunity to access funding to support more aspirational objectives, think bigger and leverage the ideas, creativity and resources of communities for bigger impacts and stronger, more connected communities.

The Larger Leverage tier is focussed on supporting two types of projects:

a) Projects delivered in remote or very remote communities;
b) Projects that require more financial support in order to enhance the community or organisational capacity and accelerate the outcomes to be achieved.

Applications must clearly demonstrate a focus on one activity from the following seven activity areas.

1. Building community resilience
2. Developing organisational resilience and capacity
3. Enhancing environmental sustainability
4. Fostering cultural vibrancy
5. Lifelong learning and education
6. Economic strength
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Community

Small Grant Programme

Funder:  Highways and Byways

Grant Background: In 2020 Highways and Byways seeks applications from organisations in the areas where the MSS sisters have lived and worked over the last 76 years, especially rural and regional areas.

This year they are focussing the program on understanding our interconnectedness to and with all living things on our fragile planet. The United Nations General Assembly has declared 2020 as the International Year of Plant Health (IYPH).

Our vast continent is experiencing widespread persistent dry conditions, especially across the Murray Darling Basin Region. This means ongoing challenges for communities struggling to make a living in areas where the land is changing and ‘business as usual’ is not an option.

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Community, Rural & Regional

Murray Darling Basin Economic Development Prog (Round 2)

Funder:  Federal – Agriculture

Grant Background: The Australian Government is inviting applications through an open competitive process to deliver projects under Outcome 3.1 Water Reform – Murray-Darling Basin Economic Development Program (Round 2) in eligible Murray-Darling Basin communities.

The Murray-Darling Basin Economic Development Program (Round 2) grants are funded from 2019-20 to 2022-23.

The objective of the program is to assist eligible communities to undertake economic development projects to respond to the impact of water recovery activities under the Murray-Darling Basin Plan.

The intended outcomes of the program are to: increase the capacity of eligible communities to diversify and strengthen local economies; enhance the resilience of these communities to manage current and future economic challenges and changes; and increase the opportunities for employment within these communities.

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