Future Drought Fund continues to build drought-resilient communities

The Hon David Littleproud MP
Minister for Agriculture and Northern Australia
  • 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.

    Minister for Agriculture and Northern Australia, David Littleproud 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. 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), with grant applications opening today.

    Interested organisations and individuals are encouraged to apply directly to the Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal.

    Applications close 15 November 2021.

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