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Archived Grant Opportunity View - GO4296

Future Drought Fund: Networks to Build Drought Resilience

Contact Details

Community Grants Hub

1800 020 283



Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment
Close Date & Time:
25-Sep-2020 11:00 pm (ACT Local Time)
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Internal Reference ID:
Primary Category:
111001 - Drought
Publish Date:
Selection Process:
Open Competitive


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.

The successful grantee will deliver the project’s activities tailored to the needs of particular agriculture dependent communities across Australia, ensuring that there is equity and opportunity for people throughout agriculture dependent communities to participate.


To be eligible you must be a legal entity with an Australian Business Number (ABN), have an account with an Australian financial institution and be capable of entering into a legally binding and enforceable Agreement with the Commonwealth. For example: 

  • an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander organisation, council or incorporated association

  • Company

  • Cooperative

  • Incorporated Association

  • Sole Trader

  • Partnership

  • Trustee on behalf of a Trust.

Consortia applications are eligible to apply, providing all partners are eligible entities individually.

In submitting your application, you may wish to consider engaging Indigenous organisations to access the expertise of the Indigenous organisations and people, to promote opportunities for Indigenous Australians to access funding, the employment of Indigenous Australians, or the use of Indigenous businesses in your supply chains.

Instructions for Application Submission:

To apply go to the application form here.


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Contact Details

Community Grants Hub

1800 020 283