Grants for Resilience and Wellness (GR&W)

Thanks to the generosity and support of the Victorian Bushfire Appeal Fund, the Grants for Resilience & Wellness (GR&W) program has granted $4,111,633.

Each project has supported the long term recovery of communities impacted by the 2009 Victorian Bushfires. Across 18 rounds, 283 grants were awarded to provide assistance towards community-strengthening and resilience-building projects.

This program has now fully expended the funds available and no further applications will be considered.

FRRR acknowledges that an important part of community recovery is having opportunities to connect, share experiences, enhance individual and community wellbeing and resilience, and to build strength and capacity for the future and welcomes communities to consider other FRRR grants programs that may be suitable.

To explore other grant options, please go to Find Funding Now.

Funding alternatives

Communities previously eligible for Grants for Resilience & Wellness (GR&W) may like to consider applying for Strengthening Rural Communities Program, in the Rebuilding Regional Communities or Small & Vital streams. Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis and assessed quarterly.

For further information, please see Strengthening Rural Communities. If you want to explore other grant options, please go to Find Funding Now.

Further enquiries:
1800 170 020

Inspiration – Past projects

Explore some of the projects we’ve previously funded to see how other organisations have helped their community thrive.

Community wellbeing retreats aid recovery

Jindivick is a rural dairying community in the south-east of Victoria renowned for producing Jindi cheese and local gourmet produce. It is a small community striving to become put itself on the map as a popular tourist destination to strengthen its struggling local economy.

GR&Wing Whittlesea’s Men’s Shed

The Whittlesea Men’s Shed is an integral part of the local community, providing a supportive environment for men to come together, share and learn skills and contribute to their local community. Such is the reputation the group is regularly called upon to build quality items such as outdoor furniture, toys and restorations for community groups. They received $19,000 from the Grants for Resilience & Wellness (GR&W) program to build a dedicated facility to store timber that is either bought or donated to the Men’s Shed.

Children from Arthur's Creek Primary School wearing CFA helmets

Helping little kids with big feelings

Arthurs Creek Strathewan CFA were given a $15,730 grant from the Grants for Resilience and Wellness program funded by Victorian Bushfire Appeal Fund to deliver the Strathewen Primary School Fire Awareness Program, designed to support local students and help build their confidence around fire safety and preparedness.