Strengthening Rural Communities – Prepare & Recover Grant

The Strengthening Rural Communities (SRC) Prepare & Recover program supports communities in remote, rural and regional communities across Australia to implement initiatives that prevent and prepare for future climate related impacts, or recover from existing disasters in the medium to long-term timeframe, generally one to ten years after the disaster.

Grants up to $25,000 are available for a broad range of initiatives to strengthen the capacity and capability of local people, organisations, networks, and systems that help communities to be informed, skilled, connected and resourced for the future.

Specifically, SRC Prepare & Recover will support communities impacted by the following disasters:

  • 2019/20 Black Summer bushfires;
  • 2021 NSW storms and floods;
  • 2021 WA Tropical Cyclone Seroja; and
  • 2022 flood events across regions of NSW, QLD, SA, TAS, VIC and WA;
  • 2022/23 Ex-Tropical Cyclone Ellie and associated flooding across regions of WA and NT.


NOTE: There are two streams of funding available within the Strengthening Rural Communities (SRC) Program: Small and Vital and Prepare and RecoverOrganisations may submit their application in one of these streams per SRC grant round, and any other applications in this round will be considered ineligible.

There are limited funds available to support 2019/20 Black Summer bushfires projects in Round 21, and likely the final round to support this specific disaster.

Please check the full guidelines for specific eligible locations listed by Local Government Area. If you believe that you are in a disaster impacted community that is not listed, please call us on 1800 170 020 to discuss. If your project does not relate to these specific natural disasters, please complete an SRC Small & Vital application.

If you want to discuss a project to support disaster preparedness, please call us on 1800 170 020.