What is the Risk and Resilience Grants Program?
The Risk and Resilience Grants Program is a grant opportunity which aims to reduce the risk and limit the impact of disasters associated with natural hazards on Australian communities and economies and will deliver on the priorities and goals of the National Disaster Risk Reduction Framework.
The Risk and Resilience Grants Program is funded by the Commonwealth Attorney-General’s Department under the National Partnership Agreement on Natural Disaster Risk Reduction (NPA) signed by the Prime Minister and Premier.
Under the NPA, Victoria develops an Implementation Plan for approval by the Commonwealth Minister for Agriculture, Drought and Emergency Management to receive funding for the Program. Emergency Management Victoria is responsible for administering the Program.
The NPA aims to reduce the risk and limit the impact of disasters associated with natural hazards on Australian communities and economies and will deliver on the priorities and goals of the National Disaster Risk Reduction Framework.
The Framework guides national efforts to reduce disaster risk in order to minimise the loss and suffering caused by disasters.
Applicants are advised to familiarise themselves with the National Disaster Risk Reduction Framework.
Grants of between $10,000 and $250,000 are currently available under this program.
Projects must contribute to at least one outcome under the NPA and fall within the parameters of the NPA’s outputs and the National Disaster Risk Reduction Framework’s priorities.
Projects must also focus on one of the following three key themes:
- Climate change adaption and risk reduction – supporting climate change adaption and mitigation initiatives that reduce disaster risk.
- Designing for risk and resilience – supporting initiatives that strengthen the resilience of Victoria infrastructure including government and community infrastructure.
- Managing local and regional risks and building resilience – supporting initiatives that improve understanding of local or regional disaster risks, strengthen accountability for and governance of regional risks, and/or support initiatives that are seeking to directly reduce disaster risk at a local or regional level.
The following organisations from Victoria can apply for the Risk and Resilience Grants Program:
- State government and agencies including floodplain management authorities
- municipal councils
- volunteer emergency service organisations
- peak bodies and incorporated associations/organisations with an emergency management purpose, connection or interest
- research institutions
- private and non-government organisations, including small business and associated business groups
Applications close 2 June 2021.