Selection Process

All applications will be reviewed and assessed on a competitive basis, primarily based on the information provided.

An Advisory Committee, including representatives from emergency services, Primary Producers SA and the Local Government Association will assess the applications.

Assessment takes into account:

  • value for money
  • geographic location
  • existing capability
  • risk factors including access and distance to emergency services.

Not all eligible applicants will receive grant funding because we expect demand to exceed available funds.

All 2018 applicants will be advised whether they are successful or not in mid-June 2018.

Successful applicants

Applicants will receive a ‘Letter of Offer’ from us as confirmation.

If you receive a grant, you’ll need to supply us with the following:

  • Signed acceptance provided in the ‘Letter of Offer’
  • Proof you have purchased the approved items - tax invoice or statement from the supplier
  • ‘Procure to Pay’ form with your bank account details so we can transfer funds into your account electronically.

You must wait until you have received the Minister’s advice of approval, before purchasing items.

Approved funds can only be used for the purposes stated in your application. If things change, you need to let us know by:

All claims must be finalised within three months of the date of your ‘Letter of Offer’.

Unsuccessful applicants

Unsuccessful applicants will receive a letter from us as confirmation.

If you miss out this year, we encourage you to apply in 2018.

Next round

All previous RCCF applicants will automatically be emailed about the next opportunity to apply for funding.

If you haven’t previously applied for funding send us an email and we’ll add you to the notification list. Email the RCCF Coordinator SAFECOM.RCCFCoordinator@sa.gov.au.