Natural Disaster Resilience Program

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$4.176 million in Commonwealth funding boosts South Australia’s disaster resilience

The Natural Disaster Resilience Program supports projects that improve the ability of organisations and individuals to prepare for, respond to and recover from natural disasters and emergency events. Up to $250,000 per annum can be sought as a contribution toward the total cost of each project.

Non-Government and Community Organisations
can seek grant funding for up to 95% of total project costs

Local Government
can seek grant funding for up to 70% of total project costs

State Government
can seek grant funding for up to 50% of total project costs

Priority will be given to projects that:

  • are consistent with the National Strategy for Disaster Resilience;
  • identify and/or address emergency risk;
  • support networks partnerships within communities and across sectors;
  • commence on or before 1 July 2017;
  • will be completed within two years; and
  • deliver sustainable benefits beyond the grant funded period.

Applications must be received by COB Friday 13 January 2017

Please read the Application Guidelines before completing the Application Form

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For further information please email SAFECOM.NDRPCoordinator@sa.gov.au or ring 8463 4147.

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Background

The 2015-17 National Partnership Agreement (NPA) on Natural Disaster Resilience provided funds for the SA Natural Disaster Resilience Program. The associated SA Implementation Plan which identifies priority funding areas for South Australia has been finalised and is awaiting endorsement from State and Commonwealth Ministers.

Key Principles of the Natural Disaster Resilience Program include:

  • public value
  • shared responsibility
  • collaborationacross sectors
  • capability development
  • sustainability

The Natural Disaster Resilience Program supports projects that have:

  • primary regard for the public interest;
  • key benefits being the improvement of emergency management capability and/or community resilience; and
  • consistency with the national resilience agenda.

The following documents further articulate these ideals.

National Strategy for Disaster Resilience

The National Strategy for Disaster Resilience. was endorsed by the Council of Australian Governments in February 2011. The purpose of the Strategy is to provide high-level guidance on disaster management to federal, state and local governments, business and community leaders and the not-for-profit sector.

Examples of projects being undertaken throughout Australia that support the National Strategy can be found in the National Strategy for Disaster Resilience Companion Booklet and the 2015 Progress to Date Report.

National Strategy for Disaster Resilience - Handbook 6 - Community Engagement Framework

This nationally agreed Framework provides guidance for effective community engagement across the emergency management sector. While acknowledging there is no one-size-fits-all approach and that each community is different as is the context for engaging them, the Framework outlines the process of stakeholders working toegether to build resilience through collaborative action, shared capacity building and the development off strong relationships built on mutual trust and respect. Projects that utilise this Framework will be highly regarded.

National Action Plan for the Attraction, Support and Retention of Emergency Management Volunteers

The National Action Plan was revised and re-endorsed by the Ministerial Council for Police and Emergency Management in 2012. The Plan proposes 11 national actions to enhance volunteer attraction, support and retention. Whilst these actions relate to the national level, they may also be useful in guiding state and agency based planning.

National Disability Strategy 2010 - 2020

The National Disability Strategy, as agreed by the Council of Australian Governments in 2011, seeks to improve the lives of people with disability, promote participation and create a more inclusive society.

 

NDRP Projects Approved in previous years are listed below by category

2014-15 Media Release

2014-15 Volunteer projects

2014-15 All Hazards projects

 

2013-15 Strategic projects

 

2013-14 Media Release

2013-14 Volunteer projects

2013-14 All Hazards projects

 

NDRP Approved 2009-13 Projects

To view the 2012-13 Strategic approved projects, click here.

To view the 2012-13 NDRGS approved projects, click here.

To view the 2011-12 NDRGS approved projects, click here.

To view the 2010-11 NDRGS approved projects, click here.

To view the 2009-10 NDRGS approved projects, click here.

To view the 2009-10 BMP approved projects, click here.

To view the 2012-13 EMVSS approved projects, click here.

To view the 2011-12 EMVSS approved projects, click here.

To view the 2010-11 EMVSS approved projects, click here.

For further information

Please email your request or provide your contact details to receive updates on the NDRP or contact the NDRP Coordinator.

SA Fire and Emergency Services Commission
GPO Box 2706
Adelaide SA 5001

Telephone:  08 8463 4147