Foundation for Rural & Regional Renewal
Support continues for communities impacted by 2009 Black Saturday bushfires
FRRR has awarded $499,959 in grants through its Grants for Resilience & Wellness (GR&W) programs, for 31 projects to help Victorian communities continue to build back better following the February 2009 Black Saturday fires.
These grants are funded by the Victorian Bushfire Appeal Fund (VBAF) thanks to generous contributions by the general public following the 2009 bushfires. More than 12 years on from the disastrous fires, FRRR has awarded more than $6.1 million in grants to local groups in impacted communities.
Grants for Resilience & Wellness (GR&W)
Since 2011, the GR&W program has funded projects that strengthen and build the resilience of communities in regions affected by the 2009 fires including Gippsland, Greater Bendigo, Alpine and Whittlesea. To date, $3,560,842 has been granted to 257 community-led projects through the GR&W program.
This round of GR&W sees 22 community groups from impacted regions sharing in $268,821 in grants for projects designed to support locally-led recovery. The initiatives include projects that will improve and enhance community meeting places and events that promote and support local arts and culture activities.
Nina O’Brien, Disaster and Recovery Lead at FRRR, said that over the past 10 years the Foundation has seen the needs and priorities of the recovering regions develop and evolve and the projects funded through the GR&W program have reflected this evolution.
“This round saw community groups wanting to continue to build back better and support their region’s resilience and wellness through projects that bring locals together, provide relevant support and opportunities, and help community members develop practical skills.
“Projects that improve and enhance community meeting places continue to be a focus for groups seeking support, with funds provided this round for improving accessibility of community spaces including the Alexandra Indoor Pool and the community garden in Long Gully, as well as equipment to boost the capacity of several local Community and Men’s Sheds.
“The importance of arts and culture in disaster recovery continues in this round. Funding will support a comedy night at Clonbinane, and a variety of festivals and music sessions at Redesdale, Marysville, and St Andrews.
“A number of men’s sheds received funding, highlighting the important ongoing role of these facilities in providing opportunities and resources where people connect, develop skills, and create useful items for the benefit of the wider community,” Ms O’Brien said.
Some of the other projects funded in this round of the GR&W program include:
- Traralgon South and District Association – Traralgon South Billy Cart Construction and Derby – $5,360 – Encourage generations to come together and gain new skills through a billy cart building project.
- Redesdale Recreation Committee – Pavilion Completion – $13,992 – Improve the accessibility and amenity of a community gathering space through the installation of shade sails and safety upgrades.
- Y Water Discovery Centre Inc – Yea Wetlands Precinct Educational and Directional Biodiversity Signage Project – $20,000 – Increase connection to place and enhance the educational experience through the installation of updated educational and directional signage at the wetlands precinct.
- Whittlesea Secondary College – Restore, Grow, Perform – $24,364 – Increase education opportunities and the amenity of the performing arts centre at Whittlesea Secondary College through upgrades and the purchase of technical equipment.
The full list of grant recipients can be found below.
Grants for Resilience & Wellness Kinglake Ranges (GR&W Kinglake Ranges)
The GR&W Kinglake Ranges program awards grants to community groups and local not-for-profit organisations in the Kinglake Ranges for projects that build resilience and increase the wellbeing of communities across the 2009 bushfire-affected region including Kinglake, Kinglake Central, Kinglake West, Pheasant Creek, Toolangi, and Flowerdale.
To date, 32 projects have shared in $882,913 in grants through the GR&W Kinglake program, which is now in its third year. This round there are nine projects sharing in a total of $231,138 in grants.
The program provides community groups and local not-for-profit organisations the opportunity to work together to get initiatives off the ground.
“Dindi Arts Trail is one such collaborative approach, with a series of murals to be painted across Flowerdale, Kinglake, Kinglake West and Toolangi. The arts-based recovery project will see each community work with a lead artist and local artists to paint the artworks. The initiative will enhance community pride and sense of place, as well as boost the local economy by encouraging people to visit the region and follow the Dindi Arts Trail across the Ranges,” Ms O’Brien said.
Among the other GR&W Kinglake Ranges awarded grants are:
- Kinglake West Primary School – NAIDOC Week Celebrations – $3,500 – Foster knowledge and strengthen connection to local First Nations culture by celebrating NAIDOC week and building a bush tucker garden.
- Kinglake Ranges Neighbourhood House Inc – ‘Kinglake Ranges Digital Archive for Arts Recovery’ Hardcover Book – $18,404 – Enhance local culture and identity, and ongoing recovery and resilience by publishing the story of arts-led recovery projects.
- Rotary Club of Kinglake Ranges Inc – The Next 10 Years – $3,925 – Build organisational resilience and attract new members through the development of a strategic plan for the Kinglake Ranges Rotary Club.
- Toolangi District Community House Inc – Toolangi Tennis Courts & Surrounds Redevelopment – $33,007 – Expand the use of a community meeting place and increase safety through restoring pathways linking shared community facilities, repairs and landscaping.
The full list of grant recipients can be found below.
The next round of GR&W Kinglake Ranges will open later this year. Applications for the GR&W Kinglake Ranges program are encouraged from all community groups in the wider Kinglake Ranges, not just those that participated in the initial consultation process in 2017.
More information on these grant programs is available here.
The full list of grant recipients and their projects are listed below:
|GRANTS FOR RESILIENCE & WELLNESS|
|Alexandra Community Shed / Eildon and District Woodworkers Guild Inc||Safety First|
Encourage expanded use of a community program through the installation of an all-abilities entrance way and boost organisation capacity through the purchase of a forklift to safely move heavy materials.
|Alexandra Indoor Heated Pool Inc||Aquatic Wheels|
Enhance accessibility for people with mobility issues to participate in swim classes and hydrotherapy through the provision of new equipment.
|Allwood Neighbourhood House Incorporated||La Luna Open Mic and Groove Nights – St Andrews|
Encourage community connection and strengthen local arts through the establishment of a series of music events held at St Andrews Hall.
|Alpine Health / Communities That Care Alpine||Alpine Youth Voices - A Youth Strategy|
Increase protective factors for youth in the Alpine Shire through the development of a Youth Support Strategy.
|Bright & Kiewa Valley||$30,000|
|Art Resource Collective Incorporated||The ARC Print Studio Redevelopment Project|
Increase access to the arts and local connectedness through the upgrade of a print studio for community arts group.
|Bushfire Resilience Inc||Bushfire Resilience - The Community Digital Presence|
Help residents to better prepare and respond to bushfires through interactive webinars and an upgraded website.
|Clonbinane Community Action Group||Laugh Out Loud|
Improve community vitality and build social connections with a comedy night at Clonbinane Hall.
|Kiewa Valley Historical Society||Apple Laptop Computer|
Boost organisation capacity and support volunteer skill development through the purchase of a laptop computer.
|Kilmore District Men's Shed Inc||Upgrades to Equipment and New Mower|
Promote learning and development, and build organisational capacity through the purchase of 3D technology and a ride on lawnmower.
|Men’s Shed at St Andrews||Portable Saw Milling Capability|
Reduce social isolation and improve delivery capacity by purchasing portable equipment for the Men’s Shed at St Andrews.
|St Andrews & Panton Hill||$16,866|
|Nillumbik Shire Council||Nillumbik Place Shapers|
Increase preparedness for future disaster events through the delivery of a placemaking program to develop community-led projects.
|Hurstbridge, Christmas Hills & Strathewen||$20,000|
|Redesdale and District Association Incorporated||Redesdale Arts Festival – Getting the (Arts) Show Back on the Road in 2021|
Strengthen economic recovery and social engagement through the delivery of a community festival.
|Redesdale Recreation Committee||Pavilion Completion|
Improve the accessibility and amenity of a community gathering space through the installation of shade sails and safety upgrades.
|Reedy Creek Progress Association Incorporated||RCPA 2021-2022 Calendar of Events|
Provide opportunities to build community resilience and connection, through the delivery of community gatherings at Reedy Creek Hall.
|Saltbush Community Initiatives Inc / St Matthew's Church||Hope...It Grows! - Ramp Up|
Allow whole of community access and renew facilities, through the installation of an all-abilities access ramp at a community garden.
|St Andrews Primary School||Kitchen Garden Community Space|
Improve access to healthy food and educational activities by developing a school garden project.
|Traralgon South and District Association||Traralgon South Billy Cart Construction and Derby|
Encourage generations to come together and gain new skills through a billy cart building project.
|Triangle Arts Group Inc||Marysville - Inside and Out, Music in the Park and more|
Strengthen connection to local culture and encourage people in the community to access arts events by running a local music festival.
|Whittlesea Men's Shed Incorporated||Acquisition and Installation of New & Replacement Equipment|
Create a safe environment, and improve the health and wellbeing of community participants with the purchase of safety equipment and band saw.
|Whittlesea Secondary College||Restore, Grow, Perform|
Increase education opportunities and the amenity of the performing arts centre at Whittlesea Secondary College through upgrades and the purchase of technical equipment.
|Y Water Discovery Centre Inc||Yea Wetlands Precinct Educational and Directional Biodiversity Signage Project|
Increase connection to place and enhance the educational experience through the installation of updated educational and directional signage at the wetlands precinct.
|Yarram Campdraft Club Inc||Yarram Campdraft Emergency Community Access Project|
Boost the community’s ability to prepare for future disasters by improving a track to provide access to a safe holding location for livestock during emergency events.
|GRANTS FOR RESILIENCE & WELLNESS KINGLAKE RANGES|
|Kinglake Ranges Neighbourhood House Inc||Dindi Open Studios|
Boost tourism and the local economy, and increase access to the local arts scene with a pilot Open Studio project featuring local artists' exhibitions.
|Kinglake Ranges Neighbourhood House Inc||‘Kinglake Ranges Digital Archive for Arts Recovery’ Hardcover Book|
Enhance local culture and identity, and ongoing recovery and resilience by publishing the story of arts-led recovery projects.
|Kinglake West Primary School||NAIDOC Week Celebrations|
Foster knowledge and strengthen connection to local First Nations culture by celebrating NAIDOC week and building a bush tucker garden.
|Rotary Club of Kinglake Ranges Inc||The Next 10 Years|
Build organisational resilience and attract new members through the development of a strategic plan for the Kinglake Ranges Rotary Club.
|Toolangi District Community House Inc / Toolangi Tennis Court Action Team||Toolangi Tennis Courts & Surrounds Redevelopment|
Expand the use of a community meeting place and increase safety through restoring pathways linking shared community facilities, repairs and landscaping.
|Dindi Arts Trail projects|
Kinglake Ranges Neighbourhood House Inc / Kinglake Ranges Arts
|Dindi Arts Trail – Kinglake|
Enhance community identity and awareness of local culture, and boost local economy through the development of a community arts project across the ranges.
|Dindi Arts Trail projects|
Kinglake West Mechanics Institute and Reserve Committee Inc / Kinglake Historical Society
|Dindi Arts Trail – Historical Mural|
Promote connection to Kinglake region's history with murals depicting historical scenes.
|Dindi Arts Trail projects|
Toolangi District Community House Inc
|Dindi Art Trail – Toolangi|
Rejuvenate and enhance the town landscape, and boost community identity with the addition of murals in Toolangi.
|Dindi Arts Trail projects|
Flowerdale Community House Inc
|Dindi Arts Trail – Flowerdale|
Build community pride and enhance the urban environment with the creation of a mural featuring local iconic images.
Supporting capacity of organisations in Victoria’s bushfire-impacted communities
FRRR has announced a multi-year partnership with the Helen Macpherson Smith Trust (HMSTrust) and the Sidney Myer Fund to build the capacity of local organisations playing a central, coordinating or networking role in the recovery of Victorian communities affected by the 2019/20 bushfires.
The Bushfire Recovery Fund will award grants of up to $90,000 to community groups and local not-for-profit organisations working in Victorian fire-affected regions. The program will fund initiatives that enhance, improve or sustain operations of these keystone organisations for up to three years, and therefore strengthen community-led recovery over the medium and long-term.
Natalie Egleton, CEO of FRRR, said that the partnership is a result of a shared vision for aligning funding and support to community-led solutions that build resilience and continued viability and vitality.
“FRRR and our generous donor partners HMSTrust and the Sidney Myer Fund have come together to help local groups to be more viable, resilient, and sustainable. The program is designed to help address organisational needs, and strengthen capacity to adapt and respond to the changing or emerging needs of communities.
“FRRR’s role will be to act as a facilitator, to encourage and support these community groups so that they can continue to do the work that is so important to the ongoing recovery of their communities,” Ms Egleton said.
HMSTrust Executive Officer Lin Bender said that the Trust believes the key program goal of building organisational capacity is critical to ensuring local groups can operate in what are challenging economic, emotional, and ecological conditions.
“By supporting applicants that are deeply engaged with their communities to sustain or adapt their model or way of working, we aim to ensure more viable, resilient and sustainable organisations that can support ongoing recovery efforts,” Lin said.
Sidney Myer Fund CEO Leonard Vary said the broader intent of the program is to inform disaster recovery best practice by understanding and addressing the needs of critical community ‘backbone’ organisations.
“The capacity to manage normal day-to-day operations along with the demands of recovery has been identified as a challenge for many organisations in bushfire-affected communities,” Mr Vary said. “By engaging directly with these organisations, we can facilitate and fund not only the development of locally relevant, multi-year projects that build capacity and resilience but potentially identify new approaches to long-term community recovery.”
To reduce the burden on potential applicants, a shortlist of organisations from declared fire affected areas in Victoria, identified through broad stakeholder consultation, will be invited to apply for funding. The first successful grantees are expected to be announced in October 2021. Organisations who consider this opportunity to be aligned to their situation should contact FRRR to discuss their needs.
More information about the program can be found here.
Funding awarded for 33 recovery-focused projects
Through its Strengthening Rural Communities (SRC) program, FRRR has awarded $637,908 in grants for 33 initiatives prioritised by local communities to support their recovery from the 2019/2020 summer bushfires.
The SRC program’s Bushfire Recovery stream is collaboratively funded and supports projects that are led by local people and address local recovery needs. The grants awarded will help promote the healing and renewal of these impacted places.
In this round of Bushfire Recovery funding, grants range from $2,500 to encourage locals to participate in recovery activities at the Maclean Spring Festival in NSW, through to $25,000 for the installation of local fauna sculptures that will increase connection to place and enhance public spaces in Marlow, Victoria.
Natalie Egleton, CEO of FRRR, said that the Foundation continues to support communities recovering from disaster, because it knows recovery is a long-term process that is unique for each affected place.
“Many impacted communities have faced multiple disasters beyond the bushfires, including COVID-19 and floods. The pandemic has made recovery all the more challenging for these regions. For community organisations, it’s hampered their capacity to deliver services that they would otherwise be providing to help their communities heal.
“Many groups have worked hard to support locals in safe and responsive ways but understandably, local volunteers are pretty worn out. In response, we have awarded a number of grants for projects that will relieve volunteer-fatigue and alleviate the pressures that many volunteer-led groups are dealing with.
“Recovery is a complex process that really hinges on local people coming together to support one another, to share and heal. We continue to see strong demand for projects that provide a safe space for communities to gather and connect by investing in local community assets and infrastructure.
“We are also seeing attention focused on more vulnerable members of the community, with local organisations using grants for projects that address the recovery needs of age-based groups, gendered groups and Indigenous groups,” Ms Egleton said.
Some of the 33 Bushfire Recovery projects awarded include:
- Australian Outward Bound Development Fund Pty Limited, Tharwa ACT – Rebuilding from the Heat – $22,367 – Improve preparedness for future disasters at Australian Outward Bound’s Tharwa site through the renewal of aged firefighting and maintenance equipment.
- Lansdowne Hall Reserve Trust, Lansdowne NSW – Ride on Mower for Lansdowne Community Hall – $5,107 – Reduce volunteer fatigue and increase preparedness for future fires through the purchase of a ride on mower for the Lansdowne Hall.
- Rathdowney and District Memorial Grounds Association Incorporated, QLD – Natural Disaster Preparedness – Electrical masterplan for emergency response facilities – $13,420 – Enhance community activities and support community preparedness for future emergency evacuations by developing an electricity supply masterplan for the Memorial Grounds.
- Kingscote Mens Shed Inc, Kingscote SA – Connection Through Activity for Men Living on Kangaroo Island – $3,683 – Increase opportunities to support local connectedness and social recovery, through restoration of a local historic Wharf Trolley.
- Bemm River Progress and Improvement Association Inc, VIC – Bemm River Men’s Shed Upgrade – Toilet and Kitchen – $16,422 – Boost community recovery and connection through upgrades to the Men’s Shed toilet and kitchen facilities.
In total, this round of SRC awarded $1,589,612 in grants across three streams – Small & Vital, Larger Leverage and Bushfire Recovery. The 112 projects funded will help build the resilience and long-term vitality of smaller remote, rural and regional communities across Australia.
A full list of SRC grant recipients across all three streams of funding is available here.
The SRC program is collaboratively supported by a number of generous donors, which are also listed here.
The current round is accepting applications until 24 August 2021, with funds to be awarded in December 2021.
Grants available for services supporting communities impacted by Black Summer bushfires
A generous private donation of $1 million will fund FRRR‘s new Volunteer Emergency Services Fund Grant Program. The Program will fund volunteer emergency services to support their recovery needs from the 2019/20 bushfires and help them prepare for future challenges.
The Volunteer Emergency Services Fund will offer grants to local volunteer emergency services and first responder organisations in 2019/20 fire-affected regions across rural, regional, and remote Australia. Funds will help them to respond to local disaster recovery needs and address preparedness priorities ahead of the 2021/22 bushfire season.
Grants of up to $25,000 are available for projects including practical improvements and upgrades to facilities and equipment so that these services are better able to respond to future disasters. Initiatives that support the mental health and wellbeing of first responder volunteers, as well as projects that provide training and build the capacity of these services can also be funded.
Natalie Egleton, CEO of FRRR, said that an integral part of the recovery process is preparing for future disasters and adapting to changing conditions after a disaster.
“We know that disasters, like bushfires, are not isolated events. They are increasing in frequency and severity; and it is vital for our volunteer-led emergency services groups to be equipped,” Ms Egleton said.
“Throughout the 2019/20 summer bushfires, volunteer emergency and first responder services worked tirelessly to protect and save their communities. They literally saved lives.
“These grants will support those who support the community by funding projects that will help these volunteers process and heal from the trauma of the bushfires, as well as build resilience and preparedness for future disasters.
“We look forward to assisting these vital members of impacted communities and helping to build and strengthen the emergency services they so generously give their time to be a part of,” Ms Egleton said.
The Volunteer Emergency Services Fund Grant Program is now open. Applications close 5pm AEST 7 July 2021 with grants to be announced August 2021. For more information, visit FRRR’s website – https://frrr.org.au/funding/disaster-resilience-and-climate-solutions/volunteer-emergency-services-fund-grant-program/
27 locally-led projects funded
Rural communities across Australia are sharing in $1,060,404 in grants for 27 projects that will help them access the resources they need to tackle the ongoing effects of the Big Dry thanks to FRRR’s award-winning grants program, Tackling Tough Times Together (TTTT).
While water storage levels in the northern Murray-Darling Basin and northern Australia have improved, parts of south east Queensland and southern Western Australia still face serious or severe rainfall deficiencies. Although other areas and states have had some rain, recovery from drought requires at least 18 months of average to above average rainfall. So much of the country continues to need support to tackle the impacts of the prolonged dry.
The 27 funded projects will help rural communities across Australia, from Charleville in Queensland, Moulamein in New South Wales, Keith in South Australia, to Manjimup in Western Australia, strengthen social connections, boost economic recovery, and build community and organisational capacity and disaster resilience.
Nina O’Brien, FRRR’s Disaster Resilience and Recovery Lead, said that on top of the effects of the drought, the ongoing impacts of the pandemic has seen volunteer fatigue emerge as a key priority in many places.
“For those areas still in drought, volunteers and local groups have had to find ways to sustain and engage the community,” Ms O’Brien explained.
“Maintaining this optimism and drive is no small feat, and we are pleased to be able to support the places and the people that are working to make their community thrive amidst the complexities of drought and the pandemic.
This includes groups like the Bundaleer Forest Community Areas Association in Jamestown, South Australia, who will be able to support their volunteers and boost economic sustainability by upgrading infrastructure and purchasing new equipment. The funding will provide equipment and storage areas needed to maintain the Maple and Pine event centre. The Bundaleer Forest project will provide strong, genuine and ongoing economic benefit, regardless of seasonal conditions, making Jamestown a more attractive place to live, work and play.
In New South Wales, Moulamein Community Development Incorporated has developed an inspiring project that will encourage tourism activity to the area through the restoration of the Werai Horse Stables and Moolpa Blacksmith shop in the Moulamein Heritage Village. The primarily volunteer-run organisation has been awarded a $149,930 grant for their initiative, which will boost the region’s economic recovery and build community wellbeing.
Some of the 27 projects awarded this round include:
- Monaro Farming Systems CMC Incorporated, NSW – Building Resilient Relationships for Farmers – $29,610 – Help locals stay informed and connected through the delivery of workshops in the Monaro region.
- Charleville & District Cultural Association Inc, QLD – Charleville Creative Lane 2021 – $20,000 – Encourage more local involvement in the community by delivering up to 30 creative arts workshops in Charleville.
- Back to the Bush Festival Incorporated, QLD – Miles Back to the Bush Festival – It is the people that make it – $23,452 – Support opportunities for social and educational participation and address disadvantage caused by the drought, for children and young people of Miles, QLD through the delivery of the Back to the Bush Festival in September 2021.
- Cadell Community and Tourist Association, SA – Cadell Op-Shop Amenities Block – $11,000 – Support volunteers at the community owned and operated Cadell Op-Shop by installing running water and an onsite toilet.
- Shire of Manjimup, WA – Youth Engage and Empower Project – $60,000 – Support opportunities for social and educational participation through employment of a Project Facilitator to build local youth resilience and establish a youth council for the Shire of Manjimup.
Applications for the TTTT program are always open and groups in drought-affected areas are encouraged to apply for funding to help their community come together to tackle the drought. Grants are available for a broad range of grassroots, community-led initiatives that directly and clearly benefit local communities.
The cut-off dates for the next round of TTTT are:
- 24 August 2021. (Note: Stage One for the $150,000 grant tier must be received by 12 August). Outcomes will be advised late November 2021.
Tackling Tough Times Together is possible thanks to the collaborative support of several donors, including the Australian Government which committed $15M to be distributed over three years. Generous contributions have also been made by Pratt Foundation, Stockland CARE Foundation, Paul Ramsay Foundation, The Snow Foundation, Tim Fairfax Family Foundation, Henroth Group and private donors from across the nation. To join these donors, and support grants like this through FRRR, you can make a tax-deductible donation here.
More information on the Tackling Tough Times Together grant program is available here.
The full list of grant recipients and their projects are below.
|NEW SOUTH WALES|
|Up to $150,000|
|Moulamein Community Development Incorporated||Moulamein Heritage Village Stage Two |
Enhance economic recovery and renewal through the restoration of the Werai Horse Stables and Moolpa Blacksmith shop in the Moulamein Heritage Village.
|Up to $60,000|
|Guyra Garden Club||Guyra Spring Flower Festival 2021 - Memorial Avenue & Mandala Garden|
Boost and strengthen the local economy with the Guyra Spring Flower Festival 2021 including a Memorial Avenue and Mandala Garden to honour service people.
|Monaro Farming Systems CMC Incorporated||Building Resilient Relationships for Farmers|
Help locals stay informed and connected through the delivery of Building Resilient Relationships for Farmers workshops in the Monaro region.
|Up to $20,000|
|Dunoon Men's Shed Incorporated||Modelling the Renewable Energy Lifestyle|
Support climate resilience and sustainability of the Dunoon Men’s Shed by installing solar power with a battery back-up system.
|Crescent Head Community Hall Committee||Interior Refurbishment of Crescent Head Community Hall|
Encourage better use of the community hall by repairing and restoring the interior to make the community space more comfortable and welcoming.
|Macleay Choristers Incorporated||Macleay Choristers Piano Grant|
Enhance cultural activities that increase local connectedness, through purchase of a piano for local choir and wider community.
|Up to $60,000|
|Texas P-10 State School Parents and Citizens Association||Texas State School Middle School Playground Facility|
Encourage children’s learning and development through play by installing play equipment for grades 3-6.
|South Burnett Mountain Bike Club Incorporated||Gordonbrook Dam Mountain Bike Park|
Support eco-tourism opportunities to strengthen the local economy through construction of a mountain bike track at Kingaroy.
|Friends of the Gallery|
Booringa Action Group Incorporated
|Booringa Fire and Water Festival|
Boost and strengthen the local economy with the Fire and Water Festival.
|Swan Creek School of Arts Committee Incorporation||Swan Creek Hall Floor Replacement|
Increase safety and amenity at local meeting space, through upgrading the flooring at Swan Creek Hall.
|Thallon Progress Association Incorporated||Sculptures in the Scrub - Thallon Art History Trail|
Boost and strengthen the local economy and increase connection to place through development of a sculpture trail in Thallon.
|Roughlie Community Centre Incorporated||Shaded Outdoor Area|
Increase local capacity to support community activities and connectedness, through construction of an outdoor meeting area at Roughlie Community Centre.
|Amiens History Association Incorporated||Multi-function Solar Shed and Access Pathways|
Boost and strengthen the organisation’s capacity and sustainability by constructing a multi-purpose shed with solar panels at the Amiens Legacy Centre.
|Back to the Bush Festival Incorporated||Miles Back to the Bush Festival – It’s the People that Make it|
Support opportunities for social and educational participation and address disadvantage caused by the drought, for children and young people of Miles, QLD through the delivery of the Back to the Bush Festival in September 2021.
|Up to $20,000|
|Charleville & District Cultural Association Incorporated||Charleville Creative Lane 2021|
Encourage more local involvement in the community by delivering up to 30 creative arts workshops in Charleville.
|Farm 2 Fork Collective Incorporated||Future Proofing the Farm 2 Fork Collective|
Boost and strengthen organisation and volunteer capacity with professional development to ensure growth and sustainability.
|Killarney Bowls Club Incorporated||Purchase New Kitchen Appliances|
Improve volunteer vitality and organisational resilience by replacing appliances at the Killarney Bowls Club.
|C&K Middlemount Community Childcare Centre|
The Creche and Kindergarten Association Limited
|C&K Middlemount’s Solar-wise Childcare Project|
Support climate resilience and the sustainability of the community childcare centre through the installation of solar panels.
|Up to $60,000|
|Milang & District Historical Society Incorporated||The Port Milang Museum Upgrade|
Increase volunteer safety and comfort at Milang Museum and Men's Shed, through building repairs.
|Bundaleer Forest Community Areas Association Incorporated||Storage and Equipment for Efficient and Sustainable Volunteer Management of Newly Opened Event Centre Maple & Pine, Bundaleer, SA|
Reduce volunteer fatigue and boost the sustainability of the Maple and Pine community centre through purchase of equipment.
|Keith Golf Club Incorporated||Keith Golf Club Renovations - Stage 2|
Improve the comfort, amenity and function of the local community meeting area, through upgrade to Keith Golf Club building.
|Bute 2000 Onwards Committee|
Barunga West Council
|Bute's "Beaut" Silo Art Project|
Boost and strengthen the local economy through silo art at Bute.
|Riverland Connect Association||Enhancement of Paringa Silo Art|
Enhance the silo art attraction at Paringa, through installation of lighting and sheds for shelter.
|Up to $20,000|
|Purnong District Hall Incorporated||Underpinning|
Grow community resilience and secure the future of the Purnong District Hall for generations with infrastructure works.
|Cadell Community and Tourist Association||Cadell Op-Shop Amenities Block|
Support volunteers at the community owned and operated Cadell Op-Shop by installing running water and an onsite toilet.
|Up to $60,000|
|Shire of Manjimup||Youth Engage and Empower Project|
Support opportunities for social and educational participation through employment of a Project Facilitator to build local youth resilience and establish a youth council for the Shire of Manjimup.
|The Moore Catchment Council (Inc)||Building a BIG Carnaby's Black Cockatoo Sculpture in Moora|
Enhance local tourism and diversify economic opportunities at Moora, through construction of large sculpture featuring the Carnaby Black Cockatoo.
 2020 Australian Philanthropy Awards – Best Grant Program
FRRR acknowledges the devastating effects that Cyclone Seroja has had on a number of remote communities across Western Australia.
Natalie Egleton, FRRR’s CEO, said that the Foundation knows recovery for these impacted communities has only just begun, with reconnection of power an immediate priority, and the rebuilding damaged houses, farms and public assets to occur in the months and years ahead.
“We also anticipate that the activities of local community groups, which are so vital to the ongoing fabric of Western Australia’s remote, rural and regional communities, will be significantly impacted. But we also know these groups will play a vital role in supporting their community through the recovery journey.
“FRRR encourages any donors interested in assisting these affected communities to donate to charities registered with the ACNC, and to consider supporting the needs of communities through the medium-long term recovery journey, in addition to their more immediate needs,” Ms Egleton said.
FRRR has a long history of assisting communities to recover from disasters. We have facilitated support to communities recovering from the recent NSW floods; the 2019-20 Black Summer bushfires; 2019 North Queensland floods; Cyclones Debbie (2017), Oswald (2013), Yasi (2011) and Larry (2006); the 2013 Blue Mountains bushfires; the Victorian Black Saturday bushfires of 2009; and ongoing droughts; and to those places preparing for future disaster events.
“More frequent and intense climate disasters means that Australia needs to be proactive in how we fund communities to assist with their preparedness activities, and to have funds available to support them through the medium to long term aftermath of a disaster.” Ms Egleton explained.
Any funds donated to FRRR to support WA communities affected by Cyclone Seroja will be allocated through the following two key mechanisms:
- FRRR’s Strengthening Rural Communities program, which is open all year round, and assessed quarterly. Grants of up to $10,000 will be distributed; OR
- FRRR’s Disaster Resilience and Recovery Fund (DRRF). The DRRF was initiated in August 2019, in response to an increasing frequency of disasters. FRRR wanted to ensure it had a corpus of funds invested, so that it can provide some support to disaster impacted communities whether they’re large or small, in the public eye for a long time or swallowed by other events, or are well-supported philanthropically, or not. Donations made to FRRR’s DRRF are pooled and invested, making it a gift that keeps giving, with earnings drawn off every year to be distributed to communities impacted by disaster through grants in programs such as Strengthening Rural Communities. The DRRF currently holds over $4M, which is invested. FRRR will provide support to community groups recovering from the impacts of the cyclone over the coming years, by applying a portion of the earnings from this fund.
FRRR welcomes donations to either of these mechanisms. All donations over $2 are tax deductible in Australia.
Beyond FRRR, the Foundation encourages everyone to consider the impact that this cyclone has had on many individuals and communities across WA, and consider giving to a DGR-1 endorsed ACNC registered charity, which can support individuals and their communities through the recovery journey.
For more information, contact Sarah Matthee, FRRR’s General Manager, Partnerships and Services.
More than $250,000 distributed to impacted regions
FRRR, in partnership with News Corp Australia, has awarded $279,940 in grants to support 12 projects in communities impacted by the Black Summer bushfires, some of whom are now facing the complexity of recovery from multiple disasters.
Funded through the News Corp Bushfire Fund, grants ranging from $15,000 to $25,000 have been awarded to community groups in fire-affected regions across New South Wales, Victoria, South Australia and Queensland.
The funding will go toward community initiatives that support infrastructure rebuilding and social recovery, such as helping people connect; alleviating pressure on volunteers; or critical upgrades to communities’ facilities, activity that will build community capacity and preparedness for future disasters.
Natalie Egleton, CEO of FRRR, explained that several of the recipient communities are now dealing with floods, which makes it all the more important to support them and get this funding on the ground.
“Local not-for-profit organisations and community groups are responding to complex and intersecting challenges. The recovery of many bushfire-affected communities was significantly hampered by COVID-19 restrictions and many are only now starting to make inroads,” Ms Egleton said.
“Some communities are also navigating the ongoing impact of drought while in other areas, the recent flooding will add further to the complexity. However, the underlying issues that these projects were seeking to address will still be there, so these grants are critical to continuing recovery.
“Where project challenges arise due to the flooding, we will work closely with these communities to ensure they are supported to adapt their plans and deliver on the goals they have for local recovery.
“It’s wonderful to partner with an organisation like News Corp Australia, who have committed support to these fire affected communities over the last year that has allowed us to be flexible and respond as different needs emerge and the recovery journey evolves,” Ms Egleton explained.
News Corp Australia’s community ambassador, Penny Fowler, said the strength of these fire-affected communities is truly inspiring.
“Many of the communities supported with this funding have felt the effect of multiple natural disasters over the last few years – whether drought, flood or fires – yet they continue to move forward. The importance of having well-equipped community facilities that enable people to come together to support one another, or to get back to some semblance of ‘normal’ came through really strongly this round,” Ms Fowler said.
“We are very pleased to be able to work with FRRR to ensure that those community groups on the ground, doing the heavy lifting and supporting their people, have what they need to continue to do so.”
Some of the projects funded include:
- Container of Dreams Limited – Drake, NSW – Covered Work Area for Tiny House Building – $25,000 – Build an undercover work area, so that no matter the weather conditions, volunteers can safely build tiny houses for those still homeless following the fires.
- Upper Murray Innovation Foundation / Thowgla Community Recovery Committee – Thowgla Valley, VIC – Thowgla Valley Fire Preparedness – $23,095 – Improve the community’s preparedness to respond to future fire events, and other disasters, by purchasing portable fire-fighting equipment and UHF radios, strengthening community resilience.
- Granite Belt Art and Craft Trail Incorporated – Stanthorpe, QLD – Granite Belt Art and Craft Trail – $25,000 – Employ a coordinator to address volunteer fatigue and enable the ongoing delivery of a largely volunteer-run art events program to help drive local engagement and attract tourists.
- Mount Torrens and Districts Community Association Incorporated – Mount Torrens, SA – Dunnfield Community Space – $25,000 – Increase community connections by creating a playground, reflection and meeting spaces, and a community garden in the Dunnfield Community Space using timber from the fire ground.
FRRR encourages all grant seekers to subscribe to our eNews and social media channels to be alerted when other funding opportunities are announced, and to be inspired to develop their own community-led projects.
Visit here for more information on FRRR’s grant programs to support communities before, during, and after a natural disaster or drought, and build communities’ climate resilience. Anyone wanting to directly support medium to long-term flood recovery can do so at https://frrr.org.au/giving/flood-recovery-appeal/.
A full list of grant recipients and their projects are below.
|NEW SOUTH WALES|
|Blicks Community Incorporated||Community Action Plan: Rebuilding Together - Our Sustainable Environment|
Enable the community to recover from bushfires and better prepare for future emergencies by developing an Environmental Sustainability plan.
|Broulee Surfers Surf Life Saving Club Incorporated||Kitchen Renovation|
Improve the club's ability to support and service the community during times of emergency through kitchen renovations at the club house.
|Container of Dreams Limited||Covered Work Area for Tiny House Building|
Improve the capability of Container of Dreams by building an undercover work area allowing volunteers to build tiny houses in all weather conditions for displaced community members.
|Eden Community Access Centre Incorporated||Power for the People|
Enhance the efficiency of the Eden Community Access Centre by installing solar electricity to support the reduction of running costs and provide a more reliable power source during times of emergency.
|Melanoma and Skin Cancer Advocacy Network Limited (BlazeAid)||Bushfire Recovery: Keeping Volunteers Sun Safe and Skin Serious!|
Improve BlazeAid's capability to protect volunteer health by providing broad brimmed sun hats to be worn when they are supporting the rebuild of community infrastructure.
|Southcoast Health and Sustainability Alliance||Making the Moruya Pre-School Kindergarten a Heatwave and Bushfire Haven for Young Children and Their Parents|
Improve the Moruya Pre-School's ability to prepare their facility to protect young families of the community by upgrading fire defence systems and installing solar electricity at the centre.
|The Big Scrub Orchestra||Rebuilding Lives of Children Experiencing Trauma from the 2019/20 Bushfires with Music|
Encourage children's recovery and learning through music by providing access to big band music experience in the Richmond Valley region.
|Granite Belt Art and Craft Trail Incorporated||Granite Belt Art and Craft Trail|
Boost the capability of Granite Belt Art and Craft Trail Incorporated to deliver art events across the Granite Belt region by employing an event coordinator locally.
|Kingston Brigade Lecepede CFS Group||Lacepede CFS Wellbeing Retreat and Learning Zone Development|
Strengthen and support the volunteer fire brigade crew to reduce stress and increase community safety during emergencies by providing a breakout space including learning area for volunteers.
|Mount Torrens and Districts Community Association Incorporated||Dunnfield Community Space|
Help locals recover and reflect by providing a community space including playground and community garden constructed with trees recycled from local fire grounds of the 2019/20 bushfires.
|Tambo Upper Primary School||Historical Hall Kitchen Rebuild|
Expand the use of the community hall by upgrading the kitchen to provide a well-appointed facility for the community to use, particularly during times of emergency.
|Upper Murray Innovation Foundation - Thowgla Community Recovery Committee (CRC)||Thowgla Valley Fire Preparedness|
Improve the community's ability to respond to future fire events by providing portable firefighting equipment and radios for the Thowgla Valley.
Community Foundations and local organisations encouraged to apply
FRRR is asking Community Foundations and local organisations in places impacted by the 2019-20 bushfires to assist with the distribution of vouchers to families in need of support as part of its long-running Back to School (BTS) program.
FRRR is currently seeking local partners to help distribute more than $500,000 in $50 gift vouchers into areas affected by the Black Summer bushfires. Families will be able to redeem the vouchers for school essentials, such as school uniforms, shoes, school bags and stationery.
The aim of the BTS program is to help students by providing the key items they need, which may have been lost during the bushfires, so that they can focus on their education and keep learning.
As part of the BTS program, FRRR partners with community groups and Community Foundations who can discretely distribute the vouchers to local families in need. This means parents don’t have to apply for the vouchers but still receive support.
More than 5,400 students have already been given a helping hand this year, with vouchers valued at more than $250,000 having been distributed to families in places affected by the Black Summer bushfires, thanks to the generosity of donors from across Australia.
Jeanice Henderson, BTS Program Coordinator, said that while $50 dollars may not seem much, in FRRR’s experience, it makes a practical difference, especially for those who may have lost everything during the fires.
“For families and students impacted by the 2019-20 bushfires, recovery is already a difficult journey. These vouchers will mean they have a helping hand when it comes to covering the costs of things like books, stationery, or winter uniforms and shoes,” Ms Henderson explained.
“We are grateful to the Community Foundations and local organisations that have partnered with us so far as part of the BTS program. These organisations know the challenges that locals face when it comes to disaster recovery and can reach those families and students most in need of support.
“We hope other local organisations, which we know are already doing amazing work to support families like these in their communities, will come on board to help distribute our BTS vouchers,” Ms Henderson said.
Community Foundations and local not-for-profit community organisations can apply for vouchers via the Back to School page.
Applications close Wednesday, 31 March 2021. Grants will be announced, and vouchers distributed, in late May 2021, ahead of Term 3.
Visit here for more information on FRRR’s Back to School program and other grant programs to support communities before, during, and after a natural disaster or drought, and build communities’ climate resilience.
Black Saturday funding available for community-led initiatives
Twelve years on from the devastating 2009 Victorian bushfires, FRRR is offering another round of funding to support impacted communities as they continue to rebuild, reconnect and recover.
Supported by the Victorian Bushfire Appeal Fund (VBAF), the funding is available through FRRR’s Grants for Resilience & Wellness (GR&W) program and the Grants for Resilience & Wellness Kinglake Ranges (GR&W Kinglake) program. The grants of up to $20,000 will support not-for-profits and community-based organisations to lead projects that aid recovery and build community resilience.
The GR&W and GR&W Kinglake Ranges programs fund initiatives that:
- Improve mental health and wellbeing of communities and individuals;
- Enhance wellbeing and resilience of pre-school, primary and secondary school-aged children and young people;
- Strengthen community connections, sense of place and community identity; and
- Increase the community’s ability to prepare for future disasters.
To date, FRRR has awarded more than $4.5 million in grants to local groups, thanks to VBAF funding, which comes from the generous contributions by the general public following the Black Saturday bushfires in 2009. Through this round of funding there is a total of $360,000 available for GR&W grants and a total of more than $700,000 available for GR&W Kinglake projects.
Nina O’Brien, FRRR’s Disaster Resilience and Recovery Lead, said that the impact of COVID-19 has increased the need to support recovering communities to reconnect socially and continue to enhance their wellbeing.
“Despite the restrictions that the pandemic has put on people coming together, local groups report services and activities that enhance wellness and resilience are still well attended. One program funded twice previously by FRRR, the Be Well in the Ranges program, has been fully booked out, and the Yinnar Memorial Hall exercise group continues to attract 30-40 participants each week,” Ms O’Brien said.
“The GR&W programs provide flexible support to respond to issues as they emerge. More than a decade since the fires, communities are focusing on building resilience for the future,” Ms O’Brien explained.
Applications for both GR&W and GR&W Kinglake close at 5pm AEDT, Wednesday 21 April 2021.
FRRR has awarded $642,481 in grants for 36 projects that will help seed and strengthen the recovery of regions impacted by the Black Summer bushfires, through its Strengthening Rural Communities (SRC) program.
The bushfire recovery stream provides grants up to $25,000 for projects that promote community healing and the renewal of remote, rural, and regional communities following the 2019/2020 bushfires.
Grants range from $2,953 to help the New South Wales’ Burragate community prepare for future disasters, through to a $25,000 grant to increase access to mental health support for community members across five bushfire impacted communities in South Australia.
Natalie Egleton, CEO of FRRR, said that over the past year rural people have demonstrated the true meaning of resilience and determination and continued to find ways of addressing the needs of their communities.
“Recovery in bushfire-affected regions has been hampered by COVID-19 restrictions, but local organisations are still seeking to do what they can to meet the local priorities in their community.
“This round we saw an increase in requests to fund projects that will provide access to services and activities as impacted communities begin to resume normal activities and reconnect one year on from the fires. This includes Tenterfield in NSW, where a series of creative workshops will support the social and mental health of locals.
“Improving and repairing infrastructure is also an important part of the recovery process for many of these communities. These meeting places, like Katanning’s central shopping precinct in Western Australia and the local Hall in Charleston, South Australia, played a vital role during the bushfires, providing the community with a safe place to gather during the fires, or as a space to gather in order to reconnect and seek support after the disaster,” Ms Egleton explained.
Some of the 36 projects awarded include:
- Bermagui Preschool Co-operative Society Limited, NSW – The Cobargo/Bermagui Growing-Growers Project 2021 with Cost Georgiadis & Paul West – $25,000 – Increase social connectedness and local food security, through delivery of collaborative preschool garden activities and Costa Georgiadis events.
- Stanthorpe and Granite Belt Community Radio Association Inc, QLD – Stanthorpe Community Radio Transmission Equipment – $9,773 – Increase communication of local news, events and emergency information, by supporting the establishment of a community radio station.
- Penneshaw Progress Association Inc, SA – Penneshaw Town Hall Evacuation Centre – Catering Facilities – $25,000 – Increase preparedness for future disaster events by upgrading the kitchen at the Penneshaw Town Hall.
- Corryong Neighbourhood House Inc, VIC – Giving Youth a Voice – $25,000 – Increase youth representation in community recovery and development, through employment of youth workers to support youth leadership in the Upper Murray.
- Shire of Katanning, WA – Vibrant Katanning – $22,000 – Support economic and social recovery, through upgrading Katanning’s central shopping precinct.
The SRC program is collaboratively-funded and offers two streams of funding. In addition to the $642,481 in bushfire recovery funding, $420,003 in grants has been awarded via the program’s Small & Vital grants stream.
The SRC program is collaboratively supported by a number of generous donors, which are listed on FRRR’s website – https://frrr.org.au/funding/place/strengthening-rural-communities/.
The next round of SRC applications is currently being assessed and will be announced June 2021. The current round is accepting applications until 25 May 2021, with funds to be awarded in December
Visit here for more information on FRRR’s Strengthening Rural Communities program and other grant programs to support communities before, during, and after a natural disaster or drought, and build communities’ climate resilience.
To support grants like this through FRRR, make a tax-deductible donation at frrr.org.au/giving/.
A full list of grant recipients and their projects are below.
|NEW SOUTH WALES|
|Bega Valley Meals on Wheels Co-operative Ltd||Bega Valley Mobile Community Freezer|
Increase food security, including for future disasters, through the purchase of a mobile freezer.
|Bermagui Area Chamber of Commerce & Tourism Inc||Keeping Bermagui Connected & Safe|
Boost communication capacity during and before natural disaster disasters through the purchase of wireless computer and printer equipment, and re-establishing signage for the 17km Heritage Trail.
|Bermagui Pre School Co-operative Society Limited||The Cobargo/Bermagui Growing-Growers Project 2021 with Costa Georgiadis & Paul West|
Increase social connectedness and local food security in fire-affected community, through delivery of collaborative preschool garden activities and Costa Georgiadis events.
|Burragate Rural Fire Service||Office Equipment for the Burragate Fire Shed|
Boost the community's ability to prepare for future disasters by purchasing computer and office supplies to support Burragate Rural Fire Service.
|Delegate Progress Association Inc.||Recovery BBQ|
Support community connection and recovery by installing an electric barbeque at Memorial Park to host community barbeques and debrief events for the bushfire-affected community.
|Eden Mountain Bike Club IncEden Community Access Centre Incorporated||Eden Mountain Bike Trails|
Design a community-driven mountain bike trail in the Eden region to support economic recovery, through development of Environmental Impact Study and Concept Plans.
|Eungai Hall Section 355 Committee of ManagemenNambucca Valley Council||Kitchen Upgrade for Community Use and Resilience|
Expand the use of the Community Hall by upgrading the kitchen facilities to allow for more community events and activities to occur.
|Ewingar TheatricksClarence Valley Council||Theatrical Production|
Support the community's recovery by bringing people together to deliver a locally-set play.
|Glen Innes Severn Council||Wytaliba Rises Sustainable Community Music Events|
Encourage people to come together and support recovery by providing equipment for music events.
|Die Hard Wytaliba||$9,267|
|Glenrac Incorporated||Providing Homes for our Hollow Nesting Species|
Encourage local species back to their habitat following the bushfires, through the creation of nesting boxes at facilitated workshops.
|Granite Borders Landcare Committee Incorporated||Reconnecting Communities - Workshops Focusing on Health and Wellbeing for Fire-Affected Villages in the Tenterfield LGA|
Reduce social isolation and support community recovery, through the delivery of workshops in remote towns across the Tenterfield Shire.
|Lawrence Historical Society Incorporated||Workshop for Sharing, Supporting and Skills|
Support community recovery and increase volunteer engagement at Lawrence Historical Society by building a new workshop shed.
|Make a Difference PMQ Incorporated||M.A.D. Mobile Food Van|
Increase capacity to support outreach to homeless and vulnerable populations in fire-affected communities, through fitout of a mobile food van and construction of an event stage.
|Make It Tenterfield Incorporated||Creativity Abound Workshops|
Support social and mental health recovery through the delivery of creative and supportive community-based workshops.
|Marlee Rural Fire Brigade||Marlee Safer Place Upgrade|
Increase preparedness for future disasters, through upgrade to central meeting space to create a Neighbourhood Safer Place for the community.
|Mingoola Hall Management Committee||Bringing Mingoola Community Together to Celebrate our Uniquely Beautiful Environment|
Strengthen community connection and recovery in Mingoola via the delivery of the inaugural Mingoola Big River Picnic event.
|Monaro Early Intervention Service Incorporated||Wheelchair Access to Sensory Garden|
Improved access to sensory garden to support wellbeing of children affected by fires, through construction of a ramp at early intervention service.
|Nowendoc Ladies Auxilery||Keep us Fit and Healthy|
Increase health, wellbeing and individual recovery, through delivery of weekly exercise sessions for ageing community members in Nowendoc.
|Nowendoc Memorial Hall Land Manager||Save us from Frosty Toes and Nose!|
Increase comfort and amenity at the Nowendoc Memorial Hall to support community recovery, through the installation of air conditioning.
|Nymboida P&C Association||Establish a Nymboida Community Kitchen by Upgrading the Nymboida P&C Kitchen Facilities to Complement the Nymboida PS Community Vegetable Garden|
Increase capacity to cater for school and community recovery and preparedness activities, through the upgrade of the school kitchen/canteen area at Nymboida School.
|Rotary Club of GuyraGuyra Garden Club||The Guyra Spring Flower Festival 2021 incorporating a Memorial Avenue and a Mandala Garden|
Deliver the inaugural annual 'Guyra Spring Flower Festival' in 2021 and plant a Memorial Avenue and Mandala Garden to honour service people.
|Wilsons Creek Community Hall Inc||Prepare, Respond and Recover - Wilsons Creek, Huonbrook, & Wanganui|
Increase preparedness for future disasters through resourcing and upgrading the local hall as a local evacuation centre.
|Wingham Showground Land Manager||Acknowledging our Heritage, Respecting our Future|
Strengthen sense of place and connectedness during recovery by erecting four billboards displaying historically significant photographs of the Showgrounds.
|Atherton Men's Shed Incorporated||Enlarging Atherton Men's Shed Space|
Support local men, and projects benefiting the wider community, through expansion of Atherton Men's Shed workspace.
|Charters Towers Rural Fire Brigade||Interactive Screen for Training|
Increased rural fire brigade's ability to deliver training and presentations, through the purchase of an interactive screen.
|Creative Recovery Network||Disaster Ready Regions - CQRASN 'Shine Bright' Creative Recovery Training|
Boost community's ability to recover from disasters through creative recovery training for practitioners and community leaders.
|Friends of Amamoor Inc||Amamoor Rest Room Upgrade|
Increase capacity to deliver community events and support local recovery via tourism, through upgrade of public toilets.
|Stanthorpe and Granite Belt Community Radio Association Inc||Stanthorpe Community Radio Transmission Equipment|
Increase communication of local news, events and emergency information, by supporting the establishment of a community radio station.
|Breakthrough Mental Health Research Foundation Flinders Foundation||Mental Health First Aid Training - Kangaroo Island & Adelaide Hills|
Increase access to support for community members through the delivery of Mental Health First Aid Training to five bushfire impacted communities.
|Charleston Community Centre Inc||Establishing a Charleston Community Hub|
Increase use and amenity at the Charleston Hall to support recovery, through installation of air conditioning and upgrade to power supply.
|Penneshaw Progress Association Inc||Penneshaw Town Hall Evacuation Centre Catering Facilities|
Increase preparedness for future disaster events by upgrading the kitchen at the Penneshaw Town Hall.
|Rotary Club of Onkaparinga Inc||Onkaparinga Rotary Fencing Project|
Enable volunteers to support community recovery through the purchase of tools, materials, and equipment.
|Corryong and District Community Youthclub Inc||Refurbishment of the Corryong Youth Hall to Better Support the Community|
Increase amenity and security at Corryong community hall to support community recovery activities, through upgrade to meeting area and storage space.
|Corryong - Upper Murray||$25,000|
|Corryong Neighbourhood House Inc||Giving Youth a Voice|
Increase youth representation in community recovery and development, through employment of youth workers to support youth leadership in the Upper Murray.
|Upper Murray Innovation Foundation||Power to the People|
Boost and strengthen economic recovery and promote climate friendly travel, through installation of Electric Vehicle charger at Walwa.
|Shire of Katanning||Vibrant Katanning|
Support economic and social recovery, through upgrading Katanning's central shopping precinct.