In this webinar, Applying for funding to reduce disaster risk and prepare for disasters in WA, hosted in partnership with the State Emergency Management Committee, we provide an overview of the Disaster Ready Fund.

This webinar helps give an understanding of both programs, to encourage applications from the WA Community Service Organisations and Local Governments.

This round of applications includes additional support from the SEMC in the form of free grant writing advice to applicants to help develop their application, including with a problem statement and risk assessment. As such, Whitney Consulting will provide a grant writing overview in this webinar.

The Australian Government has established the Disaster Ready Fund (DRF) to provide up to $200 million per financial year, over five years from 1 July 2023 ($1 billion in total).

It will fund projects that build resilience to, prepare for, or reduce the risk of, future natural hazard impacts. It will also help to build the long-term sustainability of communities at risk of being affected by future disasters.

DFES is the applicant and lead agency for WA and it is expected that they will consult widely with community groups and local governments in developing applications.

The categories of eligible project activity types are Stream One: infrastructure and Stream Two: systemic risk reduction.


Recording of this webinar took place on Friday 2 November 2023, 12:00pm – 2:00pm AWST.


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