Rebuilding Futures

Unkya Reserve affected by flooding in Feb 2022
Round 1 recipient: Unkya Reserve Committee of Management, Nambucca Valley Council, NSW

Rebuilding Futures is a responsive grant program, which will be activated from time to time to provide disaster recovery support for remote, rural and regional communities impacted by extreme weather events.

The program aims to support grants for local not-for-profit community organisations to undertake community-identified and community-led recovery activities that can strengthen resilience and enable projects for building back better to reduce the impact of future disasters on community wellbeing and physical infrastructure.

So far, more than $1 million has been awarded via three grant rounds to 62 community groups for a wide range of projects and activities to support recovery in the medium to long-term.

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The 2023 program is now closed.

How to apply

Please read the information on each of the three tabs below to make sure this is the right grant for your project.

If you want to explore other grant options, please go to Find Funding Now.

I have a question, who can I talk to?

Danielle Griffin
1800 170 020

Confirm you are eligible to apply for this grant

To make sure this is the right grant for your community, please read the grant information detailed in the Program Guidelines below carefully. Click on each headline to reveal the detail.

Gather information to support your grant application

Please read the information below to support the planning and preparation of your project. It also sets out what you MUST include for your project to be considered. There are plenty of helpful resources to support you along the way.

Please contact FRRR if you have any questions about the following information.

Your grant application MUST include:

Need some more help?

We have a large selection of resources on our Grant Seeker Resources Page to help you along the way.

Submit your grant application via the Grants Gateway

Please contact FRRR if you have questions about any aspect of the Grants Gateway online application form.

Helpful resources:

It is time to submit your application. If it is helpful, you can download a sample copy of the application form.

Before you submit your application via the online Grants Gateway, please ensure you have:

  • confirmed you are eligible to apply for this grant
  • provided clear information about your project
  • checked that you are an eligible legal entity
  • provided the financial information required
  • created a budget for the project
  • gathered supporting materials
  • spoken to an FRRR contact person where you were unsure of any requirement
  • gathered community support for the project
  • checked the information you are providing to make sure it is clear and relevant to the project

Please read the instructions on how to use the Grants Gateway How-to Guide and have your questions answered with our Grants Gateway FAQs.

If you have significant issues accessing a stable internet connection, please contact our team to discuss an alternative way of applying:
Ph: 1800 170 020 or Email:

When we got the FRRR grant, it took so much pressure off us as a charity – we hadn’t been able to run a fundraising event in nine months, and we couldn’t see a way out of COVID-19. The grant allowed us to continue our plan for our projects and support our flood and fire affected community.”

Erin Denham, Make a Difference Port Macquarie

Inspiration – Past projects

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


Making a difference in Port Macquarie

Port Macquarie, on the mid-north coast of New South Wales, is just one of many towns feeling the effects of cumulative disasters. Local community organisations like Make a Difference – Port Macquarie play a crucial role in the community’s recovery, thanks to disaster recovery funding from programs like the Suncorp Rebuilding Futures.

“The Common Approach”

Mission Australia has worked in partnership with Mid Coast 4 Kids to deliver ‘The Common Approach’ training to build capability for a whole of community response to child youth wellbeing in the Mid Coast region, thanks to a grant they received through the Rebuilding Futures program.

Jason Carroll standing next to three batteries installed at Mooloolah Valley Community Association Inc

Preparing for future disasters

After receiving $25,000 through the Rebuilding Futures program, funded by the Suncorp Group, the Mooloolah Valley Community Centre has a solar battery pack, which has been installed securely, so they are ready for any future disasters or power outages.