The Natural Disaster Resilience Program (NDRP) aims to enhance the capacity of Australian communities to prepare for and withstand the effects of natural disasters. The program funds grants for disaster resilience programs in NSW that address the state priorities.
Jointly funded by the Commonwealth and NSW Government, the NDRP provides funds for projects that contribute to the priorities of the National Strategy for Disaster Resilience. The Strategy recognises that disaster resilience is a shared responsibility for individuals, households, businesses and communities, as well as for governments. National Strategy for Disaster Resilience on the Attorney General's Department website.
The State Emergency Management Committee has identified priority areas for funding in NSW:
NSW uses the NDRP funds for programs that address the state priorities.
For guidelines on eligibility, funding criteria and the grants process please click on the program links below.
For projects of state wide significance which address a capability gap(s) in emergency management.
Visit State Emergency Management Projects (SEMP) Program to learn more.
There are currently no open SEMP funding rounds.
Supports a broad range of community-led projects designed to increase all-hazard disaster preparedness and build community capacity and resilience. CRIP projects are based on collaboration and partnership between local community organisations and emergency management agencies.
OPEN NOW and closes 23 July 2019. Apply here.
For further information about applying for a CRIP grant visit Community Resilience Innovation Program (CRIP)
CRIP Program guide is available here: CRIP 2018-19 Program Guide.pdf
Assists with the recruitment, retention and training of emergency volunteers.
For further information about applying for an EVSS grant visit Emergency Volunteer Support Scheme (EVSS).
EVSS Program guide is available here: EVSS 2018-19 Program Guide.pdf
EVSS funding round opened 20 May and closes 16 July 2019.
Supports bush fire mitigation projects. Managed by the NSW Rural Fire Service.
Email Rural Fire Service for guidelines and closing dates.
Supports floodplain mitigation projects.
Managed by the
Office of Environment and Heritage
A natural disaster is a serious disruption to a community or region caused by the impact of a naturally occurring rapid onset event that threatens or causes death, injury or damage to property or the environment and which requires significant coordinated multi-agency and community response. It can be caused by bushfire, earthquake, flood, storm, cyclone, storm surge, landslide, tsunami, meteorite strike, or tornado. (Definition taken from the Commonwealth Natural Disaster Relief and Recovery Arrangements Determination 2012.)
Email the Office of Emergency Management Grants Unit or call (02) 9212 9252.
Department of Justice, Office of Emergency Management, Post Office Box 5434, Sydney, NSW 2001