Flexible funding grants for flooded Queensland communities

Queensland communities affected by devastating weather events last summer will benefit from $19.5 million in Flexible Funding Grants (FFGs) to drive recovery and resilience projects.

The grants are provided by the Australian and Queensland governments through Category C of the jointly funded Commonwealth-State Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements (DRFA).

The grants are available to communities affected by the Central, Southern and Western Queensland Rainfall and Flooding (Nov – Dec 2021), Ex-Tropical Cyclone Seth (Dec 2021 – Jan 2022), south east Queensland Rainfall and Flooding (Feb – April 2022), and Southern Queensland Flooding (May 2022) events.

The grants will help prepare 39 Local Government Areas (LGAs) for severe weather events in the future.

Councils, industry and community groups, peak bodies, Queensland-based NGOs and research bodies will be able to apply.

Successful applicants can use this funding for a range of projects to bring initiatives that better prepare communities and maintain support networks, building resilience to future disasters.

Applicants can apply for multiple grants, with small grant applications available from $2,500 up to $50,000 and large grant applications available from $50,001 up to $100,000.

Recipients will have 12 months to deliver their projects and will be required to provide regular progress reports on achievements and expenditure.

The DRFA Category C Flexible Funding Grants will be released in two rounds:

  • Round 1: totalling $6 million - applications are now open and close on Friday, 21 October 2022.
  • Round 2: totalling $13.5 million - applications to open in 2023.