Future Drought Fund: Networks to Build Drought Resilience


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The Networks to Build Drought Resilience (NBDR) Project will provide grant funding of $3.75 million (GST exclusive) to build community capacity by strengthening social and community networking, support, engagement and wellbeing. These actions will build an enduring resilience to the impacts of climate change, including drought, and enhance the public good in agriculture dependent communities.

The Australian Government is inviting applications to deliver services under the Future Drought Fund: Networks to Build Drought Resilience Program.

This Program will:

  • improve community connectedness and collaboration through building community network members’ skills and social network diversity and sharing of learnings amongst agriculture dependent communities
  • increase social networking, support and engagement and wellbeing and reduce social isolation through increasing participation in community networking events/conferences, stimulating higher rates of innovation in the local economy and the agricultural sector over time
  • improve community networks access to risk management information and training, increasing the capacity of community networks to participate in regional drought resilience planning
  • increase community economic development and diversification opportunities to improve access to meeting places and facilities, reducing social isolation and improving community wellbeing over time
  • deliver small scale projects, such as improving meeting places for the network members, that assist the management of the network, and community facilities that support community drought resilience.

Applicants can apply for a grant, which includes administrative funding, up to a maximum of $3.75 million (exclusive of GST). Please refer to section 4 in the Grant Opportunity Guidelines for grant funding details.


Applications close 11:00pm AEST, September 25, 2020

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