The Foundation for Rural Regional Renewal (FRRR) is seeking applications for its Strengthening Rural Communities: Prepare & Recover Program to support communities in remote, rural, and regional communities across Australia to implement initiatives that prevent and prepare for future climate-related impacts or recover from existing disasters through the medium to long term process.
SRC Prepare & Recover aims to support projects that:
- Assist communities prevent and prepare for, respond to, or recover from disasters, weather events or climate impacts;
- Demonstrate broad community benefit, are locally determined, support collaboration and build capacity for the future;
- Build networks or resources so that local communities can share information, increase climate related knowledge, and strengthen social connection;
- Aim to ‘build back better’ infrastructure following a disaster event, accounting for historical and future climate risks;
- Recognise First Nations knowledge and strengthen cultural practices to foster healing, connection and care for Country; and
- Have limited ability to attract funds from other donors or government.
While all requests will be considered, priorities for funding are outlined below:
- Projects that support communities in remote, rural or regional Australia with fewer than 15,000 people;
- Projects initiated and delivered by local community groups and not-for profits;
- Organisations that do not have DGR status; and
- Applications that demonstrate clear community centred recovery, preparedness or resilience building focus will be prioritised.
- Organisations can request up to $25,000 per round in the SRC Prepare & Recover program for projects that relate to the following disasters.
- The total funding pool includes:
- 2019/20 Black Summer Bushfires: $650,000;
- February 2022 Flooding (QLD and NSW): $150,000;
- WA’s Cyclone Seroja: $60,000.
To apply, your organisation must meet the following criteria:
- Applicant organisations must be a not-for-profit organisation with either an Incorporation Certificate and/or an ABN. If you are unsure if your organisation is a registered not-for-profit (for example, if you are a Co-operative, Other Unincorporated Entity, Public Company or Trust), please contact FRRR;
- Project must be for charitable purposes and offer clear public benefit;
- Organisations with or without DGR endorsement are eligible;
- Organisations can submit one application per grant round;
- Projects must benefit communities in remote, rural or regional Australia.
For more information, visit https://frrr.org.au/funding/place/src-prepare-recover/