Community Drought Support Program 2020-21



In 2020-21, a total of $5 million (excluding GST) has been made available through the Community Drought Support Program grants.

The grants aim to strengthen the resilience of drought-affected Queenslanders through the delivery of:

  • Flexible Financial Hardship payments to alleviate hardship and cost of living pressures for individuals, households and communities impacted by the drought; and
  • Community events and activities that contribute to connectedness and social well-being.

Applications are invited from eligible organisations to deliver between $12,000 and $200,000 in one-off funding in the 45 fully and partially drought-declared local government areas.

Community groups, not-for-profit organisations, local councils, neighbourhood and community centres, emergency relief providers, and school P&Cs are the types of organisations that are encouraged to apply.

Organisations are encouraged to deliver the funds in ways that meet the specific needs of their communities.

Applications close 2:00pm Friday 26 February 2021

A separate application is required for each drought-declared local government area you wish to apply in. To access the application form for the Scenic Rim Region, click here.

For more information, including how to make a funding submission, please refer to the Grant Program or email

* As declared by the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries at at 1 December 2020.

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