Rebuilding Futures

People standing in front of a van that has the boot open. Two people in front are holding up a plaque.
Round 1 recipient: Make a Difference PMQ Inc, Port Macquarie, 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.

Round 4 of Rebuilding Futures is now open to support applications from eligible LGAs in the Far North, North Queensland, McKinlay and Western Downs communities impacted by Tropical Cyclones Jasper and Kirrily from December 2023 – February 2024 with grants up to the value of $20,000.

Proudly supported by Suncorp Group, a total of $300,000 is available for a wide range of projects and activities to support recovery, prevention and preparedness.

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The 2024 program is now closed.

Funding announced by early November 2024

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?

Jane Crane
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 Grantseeker Resources Page to help you along the way.

Submit your grant application via the Grants Gateway

The 2024 Rebuilding Futures program is now closed.
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.


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.

Hawkesbury’s tech connect project

The Hawkesbury City Council received a $14,836 grant through FRRR’s Rebuilding Futures program, funded by Suncorp Group, to install accessible technology in community hubs across four remote areas of the Hawkesbury that were impacted by natural disasters.

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

Disaster ready in Kin Kin

Kin Kin in QLD can now better withstand the impacts of future disasters, thanks in part to a $25,000 Rebuilding Futures grant from Suncorp Group. Flooding in February 2022 was the catalyst for the group to furnish and equip an Emergency Response Hub.