Community Recovery and Resilience Grants

Community Recovery and Resilience Grants

Grants are being offered to eligible organisations to deliver recovery and resilience building projects and initiatives that will assist the communities most affected by the extreme weather event.

Who can apply?

The following groups are eligible to apply:

  • local government agencies and bodies;
  • incorporated, non-profit organisations; and
  • businesses with an Australian Business Number.

Eligible organisations may apply for funding individually or on behalf of non-incorporated community groups.

Applicants who have received other forms of Government assistance to recover from the extreme weather event are eligible to apply.

Eligible organisations do not need to have been affected by the extreme weather event in order to apply.

What can be funded?

Projects and initiatives must:

  • relate to the declared natural disaster – the Southern Tasmania Extreme Weather Event: 10 to 11 May 2018;
  • benefit communities in one or more of the following local government areas: Hobart City, Glenorchy City, Kingborough and/or Derwent Valley; and
  • meet the assessment criteria defined in the Guidelines for Community Recovery and Resilience Grants.

Projects and initiatives may include (but are not limited to):

  • community events to recognise recovery and clean-up efforts;
  • activities to support social recovery and restore community wellbeing and networks;
  • community awareness and education programs;
  • community flood preparedness and emergency planning projects;
  • community resilience-building projects;
  • projects to reduce future flood risks; and
  • evaluations of local response and recovery activities with a focus on building future capacity and resilience.

Applications must be submitted by close of business on 9 November 2018.

For more information, guidelines and application form, click here.