Risk and Resilience Grants Program

The Risk and Resilience Grant Program is currently closed and applications are currently being assessed. Outcomes from the latest round have been announced.

About the Risk and Resilience Grants Program

The Risk and Resilience Grants Program is funded under the National Partnership Agreement on Natural Disaster Risk Reduction (NPA).

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 (External link).

The program targets short term projects of up to 12 months. In some cases, consideration may be given for a longer duration (up to 24 months) if there is sufficient evidence to demonstrate the need for the longer duration.

Grants of between $10,000 and $250,000 are available under this program.

What can be funded

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:

  1. Climate change adaption and risk reduction – supporting climate change adaption and mitigation initiatives that reduce disaster risk.
  2. Designing for risk and resilience – supporting initiatives that strengthen the resilience of Victoria infrastructure including government and community infrastructure.
  3. 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.

How to apply

Applications are currently closed.

When the next round of grants are open, information on how to apply will be provided on this page.

How applications are assessed

Applications are assessed and prioritised by an assessment panel that includes all-hazard emergency management, flood mitigation and planning experts.

All applications are assessed against the following criteria:

  • Evidence, significance and priority of the risk or need 
  • Quality of the proposal
  • Potential value or benefits of the outcomes and output in relation to addressing the needs of a Victorian community
  • Ease of implementation and delivery

Funding decisions may also be informed by:

  • Inclusion of Aboriginal people/groups in developing proposal and/or in implementing the project
  • Innovation, transferability and scalability
  • Additional benefits gained through collaboration 
  • Regional spread of projects
  • Agency, applicant or project diversity
  • Previous project grants under this or related programs and where other project/s have not progressed according to their original time frame
  • Where other project/s are a precursor to the project and are not close to completion

Successful grant recipients

View the list of approved Risk and Resilience Grant recipients.

More information

For more information, contact Emergency Management Victoria via email at emvgrants@emv.vic.gov.au (External link)