Disaster Risk Reduction Grants in Australia
The Government of South Australia is now inviting applications for its Disaster Risk Reduction Grants to take action to address the causes of disaster risk, to strengthen resilience and enable communities to withstand, adapt to and continue to thrive in a changing environment.
The NPA seeks to proactively reduce the risk and limit the impact of disasters associated with natural hazards on Australian communities and economies. The NPA is signed and agreed by all States and Territories in Australia.
The objective of the DRR Grants is to support stakeholders to implement initiatives across Australia’s built, social, natural and economic environments, to:
take action to reduce existing disaster risk
minimise creation of future disaster risk through decisions taken across all sectors
equip decision-makers with the capabilities and information they need to reduce disaster risk and manage residual risk.
This will be achieved by addressing the following priorities of the National Disaster Risk Reduction Framework (2018):
understanding disaster risk;
accountable decision-making across all sectors to respond to immediate and long-term disaster risk and actively manage the potential creation or exacerbation of disaster risk;
enhanced investment in disaster risk reduction to build resilience; and
transparent, sustainable and accountable governance, ownership and responsibility for disaster risk management.
There is no maximum funding amount, however applications must be requesting a minimum of $50,000 grant funding per project.
Eligible applicants must:
have an Australian Business Number (ABN)
agree to commit cash and/or in-kind contributions
Activities considered ineligible are those that:
reimburse for work/measures already undertaken before an application is lodged.
reimburse or off-set the cost of tasks that are part of the applicant’s or other organisation’s preexisting core function.
duplicate existing activities or responsibility, unless the submission is to develop or pilot a new initiative, or scale up a model that has proven to be successful.
support recovery initiatives/activities that would ordinarily be eligible for support under the Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements 2018. This includes restoration or reconstruction of roads and reinstatement of infrastructure affected by an emergency event.
purchase localised or ad hoc equipment, for example Farm Fire Units, sprinkler systems, and/or emergency vehicles/trailers
For more information, visit https://www.safecom.sa.gov.au/emergency-management/disaster-risk-reduction-grants/