FRRR CEO Natalie Egleton (Photo: FRRR)

June 8, 2021

Applications are now open for “Networks to Build Drought Resilience” grants, a joint program being delivered by the Foundation for Rural & Regional Renewal (FRRR).

A total of $4.5 million is available – an investment of $3.375 million from the Federal Government topped up with $1.125 million from FRRR.

Community groups can apply for grants for community capacity-building projects which support drought resilience.

The grants will be offered in two funding rounds.

The Networks to Build Drought Resilience program aims to support community organisations, networks and infrastructure that help people and communities prepare for, and live through, times of drought.

The program will fund events, activities, training and small-scale infrastructure that assist communities to build their capacity.

FRRR CEO Natalie Egleton said local community networks were the foundation of resilient communities.

“Through this program we’re helping to invest in the future of agriculture-dependent regions by enabling them to prepare now for periods of ongoing dryness,” Ms Egleton said.

“A key element of this program will be to build stronger networks, and to encourage greater sharing of learnings and more collaboration within and across networks.”

Applications close at 5:00pm AEST on July 5.

Recipients will be announced in October.

  • For more information or to apply visit FRRR’s website

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