Apply for Disaster Risk Funds Now

A $30 million fund is now open to local and regional NSW organisations to help communities reduce, mitigate and manage the risks of future natural disasters.

Local groups, not-for-profits, Councils and joint organisations of councils can apply for the Local and Regional stream of the Disaster Risk Reduction Fund, which offers between $50,000 and $1.5 million to eligible organisations.

Resilience NSW will host a free online workshop on Monday, 23 May 2022 from 1:30pm to 3pm. Please register by 3pm on Friday, 20 May 2022 at https://events.humanitix.com/local-and-regional-risk-reduction-fund-information-and-design-thinking-workshop to receive a Zoom link. Please refer to the guidelines and Frequently Asked Questions prior to the session. If you have any further questions, please email [email protected]

This workshop is for you if you are based in NSW and are:

  • involved in a community group, charitable or a not-for-profit organisation, including culturally and linguistically diverse agencies.
  • a Local Government representative and or employee.
  • representative of a Local Aboriginal Land Council.
  • part of a Joint Organisations of Councils, Regional Organisations of Councils or consortium of not-for profit organisations.

The fund supports initiatives and projects that can leverage community strengths, address risks and vulnerabilities, promote collaboration, build capacity for evidence-based decision making, and enable locally- led disaster resilience initiatives that build more community resilience.

Two funding pathways are available within the Local and Regional Risk Reduction stream:

  • Pathway 1 $50,000 to $300,000 in funding per project applied for by a single applicant
  • Pathway 2 $300,000 to $1.5 million in funding per project applied for by more than one applicant via a consortia or partnership arrangement. If the project focuses on a single Local Government Area, the maximum funding amount is $500,000.

The fund is open for applications until 5pm on Friday, 1 July 2022.

This second stream of the Disaster Risk Reduction Fund is jointly funded by the Australian and NSW governments. All funding is administered for the NSW Government by Resilience NSW. To see the fund’s Guidelines and Frequently Asked Questions, find out about the online session and to apply online, visit www.nsw.gov.au/resilience-nsw/disaster-risk-reduction-fund/disaster-risk-reduction-fund-local-and-regional-risk-reduction-stream

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