Drought Support Grants - Empowering our Communities

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Much of rural and regional NSW is experiencing widespread ongoing drought conditions, meaning farmers, their families and rural communities may be experiencing significant levels of stress impacting on their mental health.

COORDINARE – South Eastern NSW Primary Health Network, is inviting local organisations in drought affected communities to apply for funding for group based activities that will promote community resilience and enhance community wellbeing, whilst delivering mental health and wellbeing benefits to individuals.

Organisations, community groups and local governements based in the following areas are eligible to apply:

  • Bega Valley
  • Eurobodalla
  • Goulburn Mulwaree
  • Queanbeyan Palerang
  • Shoalhaven
  • Snowy Monaro
  • Yass Valley
  • Upper Lachlan Shire

Grants of up to $10,000 are available under the Commonwealth funded Empowering our Communities initiative aimed at helping farmers and communities in drought affected regions deal with the uncertainty, stress and anxiety of drought conditions. There are two levels of grant amounts available:

  • Level 1: up to $1,500
  • Level 2: $1,501 to $10,000

For more information on the Empowering our Communities grants, download the Application Guidance Document.

PLEASE NOTE: applications for Round 2 of funding closed on 30 April 2020.

You can view the activities that were funded in Round 1 here and Round 2 here.

Much of rural and regional NSW is experiencing widespread ongoing drought conditions, meaning farmers, their families and rural communities may be experiencing significant levels of stress impacting on their mental health.

COORDINARE – South Eastern NSW Primary Health Network, is inviting local organisations in drought affected communities to apply for funding for group based activities that will promote community resilience and enhance community wellbeing, whilst delivering mental health and wellbeing benefits to individuals.

Organisations, community groups and local governements based in the following areas are eligible to apply:

  • Bega Valley
  • Eurobodalla
  • Goulburn Mulwaree
  • Queanbeyan Palerang
  • Shoalhaven
  • Snowy Monaro
  • Yass Valley
  • Upper Lachlan Shire

Grants of up to $10,000 are available under the Commonwealth funded Empowering our Communities initiative aimed at helping farmers and communities in drought affected regions deal with the uncertainty, stress and anxiety of drought conditions. There are two levels of grant amounts available:

  • Level 1: up to $1,500
  • Level 2: $1,501 to $10,000

For more information on the Empowering our Communities grants, download the Application Guidance Document.

PLEASE NOTE: applications for Round 2 of funding closed on 30 April 2020.

You can view the activities that were funded in Round 1 here and Round 2 here.

  • CLOSED: Applications for Round 2 of funding have now closed.

    To apply for a drought support Empowering our Communities grant:

    1. Read the Application Guidance Document
    2. Ensure that you are within an eligible Local Government Area
    3. Complete the application form by either:
    • downloading and completing the word document application form here and submitting via email to eocgrants@coordinare.org.au or
    • completing the online application form below

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