Round two: Disaster recovery and resilience grants

MidCoast Council

Eligible community groups are being invited to apply for a new funding round to support ongoing recovery and build resilience and preparedness for future disaster events.

Funding of between $2,000 and $15,000 will be available for community development and capacity building projects and activities, which must be completed by 30 May 2022.

“The projects and activities can either support ongoing recovery needs in a community, or they may improve the capacity and capability of community members to respond to future disasters,” said MidCoast Council’s Manager Libraries and Community Services, Chris Jones.

“The funding may also be used to purchase items of equipment required to deliver these projects and activities.”

To be eligible, organisations must meet specific entity criteria and have an Australian Business Number.

The project or activity must also be delivered within the MidCoast local government area.

“We encourage any eligible organisation that wants to deliver a project or activity to improve the recovery and resilience of their community following our bushfire events to take a look at these grants and apply,” said Mr Jones.

Round one of the Disaster Recovery Grant Program delivered vital equipment such as defibrillators and first aid equipment for communities and the purchase of a drone to assist the Rural Fire Service.

Round one has also delivered the construction of storage sheds for community gardens, replacement of damaged equipment after floods and water tanks for community halls.

In addition, funding was provided for resilience workshops for young people.

If you’d like to discuss your eligibility, or your proposed project, please call our Disaster Recovery Grants Officer on 7955 7941.

For more detail on the eligibility criteria and conditions of funding, and to apply, please visit www.midcoast.nsw.gov.au/grants.

The funding round is open from today and closes Monday 3 January 2022.

The Disaster Recovery Grant funding is provided through the joint Commonwealth-State Disaster Recovery funding arrangements and funding has been administered by Resilience NSW.

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