Natural Disaster Resilience Program

Tuesday 15 November 2016
Natural Disaster Resilience Program

The State Government has today provided information about the Natural Disaster Resilience Program, for community organisations, not-for-profits, Local Government and State Government. Up to $250,000 per annum can be sought as a contribution toward the total cost of projects which aim to improve the ability of organisations and individuals to prepare for, respond to, and recover from natural disasters and emergency events; and/or support emergency management volunteers; and commence on or before July 2017; and will be completed within 2 years. Applications close 13 January 2017.

The Natural Disaster Resilience Program (NDRP) grant fund seeks applications from community organisations, not-for-profits, Local Government and State Government that are interested in conducting projects that:

  • improve the ability of organisations and individuals to prepare for, respond to and recover from natural disasters and emergency events; and/or
  • support emergency management volunteers; and
  • commence on or before July 2017; and
  • will be completed within two years.

Up to $250,000 per annum can be sought as a contribution toward the total cost of each project. Applications are assessed on a competitive basis, and $4.955 million has been made available for this round.

Non-Government and community organisations can seek grant funding for up to 95% of project costs. Local Government can seek grant funding for up to 70% of projects costs; and State Government agencies can seek grant funding for up to 50% of projects costs.

Priority is given to projects that:

  • are consistent with the National Strategy for Disaster resilience;
  • identify and/or address emergency risk;
  • support networks partnerships within communities and across sectors; and
  • deliver sustainable benefits beyond the grant funded period.

Applications close COB 13 January 2017.

Guidelines and application forms can be downloaded from: www.safecom.sa.gov.au