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The annual Community Grants Round distributed by the Northern Rivers Community Foundation (NRCF) will open on 1 August and is set to provide the recovery and long-term support the community needs following significant flooding in the region.

The NRCF has adapted its Community Grants Round to this year distribute grants up to $50,000, the largest in the Community Grants’ history, to help meet the magnitude of support required by community organisations on the ground across the Northern Rivers. This year also marks the largest funding pool to date for the Community Grants Round.

Grants for the 2022 Round range from $10,000 up to $50,000, with applications open from August 1st to 31st, 2022.

NRCF Acting CEO Allison Henry said the increased value of grants was in response to critical issues impacting the Northern Rivers community, with a clear focus on long-term rebuilding and resilience throughout the region.

“Immediately after the flooding events of February and March, the Foundation conducted research with more than 300 community organisations on the ground across the seven Local Government Areas of the Northern Rivers,” Ms Henry said.
“This resulted in the NRCF 2022 Flood Relief Report, which is an invaluable tool is helping us know what, where and how our tireless community organisations need support.

“Our long-standing connection with community organisations across the region provided us with extensive insight into the impact on our diverse communities, and this research has helped shape the Community Grants Round for this year.”

This year’s Community Grants Round will offer the following streams of funding:

  1. Small Grants of up to $10,000 funding four priority areas of Recovery & Resilience, Disadvantage, Environment and Housing & Homelessness.
  2. Recovery and Resilience Capacity Building Grants of up to $25,000 to support disaster recovery initiatives, resilience and disaster mitigation projects.
  3. Flood Relief Fund Capacity Building Grants of up to $50,000 to support Feb/ March 2022 flood recovery initiatives, resilience and disaster mitigation projects.

We encourage interested organisations to familiarise themselves with the 2022 Community Grants Guidelines in the lead up to applications opening on August 1st, 2022.

NRCF Grants and Community Impact Manager Kyla White and Grants Administration Officer Jen Smith will be on hand to support community organisations apply for grants.

We warmly invite you to share this email with your networks and community organisations across the Northern Rivers region.

For further information about the program, please contact the NRCF office on 0499 862 886 or email [email protected]. Please click here to view our NRCF past Community Grants recipients.