Risk and Resilience Grants Program now open

13 June 2023

Up to $8 million in grant funding is now available for projects that reduce the risk and impact of natural disasters on Victorian communities and economies as part of the latest Risk and Resilience Grants Program.  

Floodplain management authorities, municipal councils, volunteer groups, State government departments, other non-government emergency management organisations, small businesses and research institutions will be able to apply for grants of up to $250,000 as part of the program. 

The grants program is funded under the National Partnership Agreement (NPA) on Disaster Risk Reduction and aims to reduce the risk and limit the impact of natural disasters in line with the National Disaster Risk Reduction Framework (External link)

Projects must focus on one of three key themes: 

  • Climate change – supporting adaptation, risk reduction and mitigation initiatives that reduce disaster risk. 

  • Designing for risk and resilience – supporting initiatives that strengthen the resilience of Victorian 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 support initiatives that are seeking to directly reduce disaster risk at a local or regional level. 

Applications close on 10 August 2023. 

Visit our Risk and Resilience Grants page (External link) to learn more about the program and application process.