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.

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Further information

Grantseeker webinar recording

This 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 or Fiona Bradshaw
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 below carefully. Click on each headline to reveal the detail.

If you need to share this information with others, you can download the guidelines above.

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.

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

Helpful resources:

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

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.

Lismore’s Helping Hands

To support community recovery in Lismore, NSW following Cyclone Debbie, Lismore Helping Hands received a $14,966 Repair-Restore-Renew grant to deliver an event that focused on increasing awareness of flood risk and management. 
Photo: Echo Net Daily

Rathdowney Memorial Grounds

Building back better in Rathdowney

The Rathdowney Memorial Grounds Association received a $15,000 Rebuilding Futures grant funded by Suncorp Group that allowed them to repair the equestrian arena, and to mitigate the impacts of future flood events on the Rathdowney Memorial Grounds.