Second round applications now open for Future Drought Fund to access grants

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.

When first established the Networks to Build Drought Resilience program was a key part of the Australian Government’s forward-thinking $5 billion Future Drought Fund.

When agriculture thrives, we all thrive. This program aims to increase the presence, reach and effectiveness of community networks, with a focus on boosting community collaboration. This will help us all better prepare for future droughts.

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.”

The Networks to Build Drought Resilience program is being delivered by the Foundation for Rural & Regional Renewal (FRRR.

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 go to this link.

How Future Drought Fund grants can be accessed

  • 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.