The Australian Government's Future Drought Fund provides a sustainable source of funding to help remote, rural and regional communities, and farmers, become more prepared for, and resilient to, the impacts of drought.
Round 1 applications are currently being assessed (to be announced this month) and Round 2 is now open (to close 15 November 2021).
The Future Drought Fund's Networks to Build Drought Resilience program provides agriculture-dependent communities across remote, rural and regional Australia with the opportunity to access funds for a broad range of initiatives that benefit local communities to strengthen their resourcefulness, adaptability, and capacity to thrive.
The program is designed to support community organisations to develop locally generated initiatives that build strong social connectedness, strengthen social capital, and support transformative activities to be more prepared for, and resilient to, the impacts of drought.
The program offers three tiers of grants to not-for-profit organisations totalling $4.5 million over an 18-month period. Round 2 aims to fund approximately 65 projects.
1. $10,000 to $20,000 (approximately 30 projects, events or activities will be funded per round)
2. $20,000 to $50,000 (approximately 32 projects, events or activities will be funded per round)
3. $50,000 to $150,000 (approximately 5 projects, events or activities will be funded per round)
Examples of projects funded via this fund include community-led events, projects, activities, training, and small-scale infrastructure that assist communities to build their capacity by strengthening social and community networking, support, engagement, and wellbeing to be more prepared for, and resilient to, the impacts of drought.
Applicant organisations must be a not-for-profit organisation with either an Incorporation Certificate and/or an ABN, and proposed projects must be for charitable purposes and offer clear public benefit.
For more information and to apply visit: Future Drought Fund’s Networks to Build Drought Resilience | FRRR