Networks to build drought resilience – funding available

Drought funding Australia

More than $4 million is available for community groups to drive action on drought resilience.

The Networks to Build Resilience program is a collaboration between the Future Drought Fund ($3.375 million) and the Foundation for Regional and Rural Renewal ($1.125 million) for on-ground community capacity building projects with applications now open.

The program supports community groups and networks to deliver projects that help people prepare for, and live through drought. Events, training and small-scale infrastructure projects are all eligible for funding.

The program will offer three tiers of grants to not-for-profit organisations totalling $4.5 million over an 18-month period. Round 1 (of 2) aims to fund approximately 50 projects. 

  • $10,000 to $20,000; (approximately 26 projects will be funded per round)
  • $20,000 to $50,000; (approximately 17 projects)
  • $50,000 to $150,000 (approximately 6)

Applications close 5.00pm AEST, 5 July 2021 with successful grants announced in October.

Grant recipients will be announced October 2021.

If you’re applying, you should consider attending the one-hour virtual grant seekers workshops being conducted by FRRR to support your journey to grant writing success. There are two sessions on 7 June (11.00am and 7.30pm).

Read the announcement from The Hon David Littleproud, Minister for Agriculture, Drought and Emergency Management here.

Visit Foundation for Regional and Rural Renewal website for guidelines and to apply.

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