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The NRCF Community Grant 2023/24 funding streams are:

Local Impact: Small grants supporting grass roots organisations to strengthen and enhance our regional communities. Up to $10,000 per grant, from a total funding pool of $265,000.

We are delighted to announce our 19th annual Community Grants Round, with applications open from August 28th through to September 29th.

This year, for the first time in the grant’s history, a funding stream to address the long-term planning required in the era of disasters has been added.

The Thriving Together three-year grant is a maximum total of $120,000 in funding, which will be paid in three annual instalments of up to $40,000 per year. It is just one of four funding streams available in the NRCF’s 19th Community Grants Program.

It is the first time the Foundation has offered a multi-year grant, with community organisations’ need for long-term funding and planning starkly highlighted in the NRCF’s recent flood report: Research, Respond, Recover: A year on from disaster. The report surveyed 188 local community organisations and with an alarming community recovery ranking of just 4.8 out of 10. It also identified dual pressures of funding cliff due in August 2023 as much disaster funding runs out, alongside a caseload which swelled to meet need for flooded communities.

Housing and Homelessness: Funding to progress innovative models and/or provide locally appropriate housing outcomes for people on low to medium incomes. One grant up to $50,000.

Recovery and Resilience: Supporting community in the recovery from recent disasters including COVID-19, bushfires and floods. Four grants of up to $25,000.

Thriving Together: A three-year grant, supporting a high potential, community-driven project in disaster impacted communities. One grant of up to $120,000 total across the three years.

You can view our past Community Grants recipients here.

Community Grant applications are open from 28 August through to 29 September 2023.

Community Grant applications are open from 28 August through to 29 September 2023.

Read the guidelines from the drop down menu below or download the pdf.