- Second round applications now open for Future Drought Fund’s Networks to Build Drought Resilience program
- Community organisations and networks can access grants to drive action on drought resilience
- The program will fund events, activities, training and small-scale infrastructure that assist communities build their drought resilience capacity.
Second round applications have opened for a share of up to $2.9 million under the Networks to Build Drought Resilience program.
The program will continue to support the community organisations, networks and infrastructure that help people and communities prepare for drought.
Federal Member for Parkes Mark Coulton said the Networks to Build Drought Resilience program was a key part of the Australian Government’s forward-thinking $5 billion Future Drought Fund.
“When Australian agriculture thrives, we all thrive. This program will increase the presence, reach and effectiveness of community networks, with a focus on boosting community collaboration,” Mr Coulton said.
“This will help us all better prepare for future droughts, especially in the Parkes electorate.
“This is part of a total investment of $19.2 million to 2023-24 in leadership, mentoring, community capacity building and small community infrastructure to help build drought resilience, supporting farmers and their communities.
“Eligible organisations in the Parkes electorate are strongly encouraged to apply.”
Minister for Agriculture and Northern Australia, David Littleproud said the Networks to Build Drought Resilience program is being delivered by the Foundation for Rural & Regional Renewal (FRRR), with grant applications now open.
Interested organisations and individuals are encouraged to apply directly to the Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal.
Applications close 15 November 2021.
For more information on the Future Drought Fund and the Networks to Build Drought Resilience program visit www.agriculture.gov.au/ag-farm-food/drought/future-drought-fund/networks-build-drought-resilience
- Interested parties are encouraged to find out more. Eligible organisations can apply directly with FRRR for projects that encourage connectedness in agricultural communities or improve the skills and capacity of network members.
- It is a key program under the $5 billion Future Drought Fund.
- Through the Networks to Build Resilience program, the Australian Government’s investment of $3.375m, together with a $1.125m contribution from the Foundation for Rural & Regional Renewal will enable $4.5 million to be available for on-ground community capacity building projects. This is the second of two funding rounds, the first was announced 25 May 2021.