Grants Open for Risk Reduction Program

NT Government

Research institutions, the not-for-profit sector and government organisations are encouraged to apply for grants that will help support them in the event of a natural disaster.

The Northern Territory Risk Reduction Program is jointly funded through a National Partnership Agreement between the Territory Labor Government and the Commonwealth.

The program funds initiatives that reduce the risks and limit the impacts of natural disasters across the Territory, and seeks to maximise opportunities to invest wisely and provide effective response frameworks.

In the current funding round, government organisations, research institutions and the not-for-profit sector can apply for grants of up to $150,000 for eligible initiatives.

The Territory’s Risk Reduction Program has four priorities:

  • Understanding Disaster Risk: take meaningful action to reduce existing disaster risk and minimise the creation of future disaster risk.
  • Accountable Decision Making: enable accountable decision-making across all sectors to respond to immediate and long-term disaster risk and actively manage the potential creation or exacerbation of disaster risk.
  • Enhanced Investment: enhance investment in disaster risk reduction to build resilience.
  • Governance, Ownership and Responsibility: strive for transparent, sustainable and accountable governance, ownership and responsibility for disaster risk management.

Applications for the grants close on 5 May 2021.

To apply go to

Quotes from Federal Minister for Agriculture, Drought and Emergency Management, David Littleproud:

“The economic cost of natural disasters is currently estimated to be $18.2 billion per year.

“Reducing disaster risk is everyone’s business. I call on Australians in government and business and as members of communities, to consider how you can join this national effort to understand and reduce the risk within your control.

“We have an opportunity. Together we can create safe, resilient and prosperous Australian communities – now and for the future.”

Quotes from the Minister for Environment, Eva Lawler:

“These grants are all about protecting Territorians and reducing the risks of natural disasters.

“It’s important that we know how to respond and how to support our community. These grants accompany our ground breaking gamba removal programs underway including the Gamba Army, Gamba Action Program and the Fire Mitigation works in progress.

“I encourage all eligible organisations to do their part and submit an application for this critical program.”

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