Grants to support long-term flood recovery in North and Far North Queensland

Queensland ministers David Littleproud and Coralee O’Rourke have announced that $11 million of Flexible Funding Grants is now available to community groups, local councils, non-government and not-for-profit organisations that support communities impacted by the 2019 monsoon trough event.

Federal Minister for Emergency Management David Littleproud encourage all eligible community groups, local councils and peak bodies to submit an application, “Applications are now open for two types of grants—small grants between $2500 and $50,000, and large grants between $50,000 and $150,000. These grants are an important part of the ongoing long-term recovery for communities in Far North, North and North-West Queensland.”

“More than a year has passed since flooding devastated the region and many communities are still recovering,” he added.

Minister for Communities Coralee O’Rourke said the Queensland Government is in it for the long haul to help these communities get back on their feet and build their resilience for future disasters.

“We’re looking for applications that put forward projects and initiatives that will build on the recovery effort in affected communities and strengthen preparedness and resilience into the future,” O’Rourke said.

“The Flexible Funding grants will be available in 39 local government areas in Far North, North and North-West Queensland,” she added.

The Flexible Funding Grants Program is jointly funded under the Commonwealth-State Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements (DRFA) and through Category C Community Recovery Funds (CRF). Applications for the Flexible Funding Grants will close at 2pm on Monday 6 April.

For more information and to apply, visit: www.communities.qld.gov.au/funding