Disaster Risk Reduction Grants Program 2019-21

On 13 March 2020 the National Partnership Agreement was signed by the Federal and State Emergency Management Minister’s with the intention to reduce disaster risk and limit the impact of disasters associated with natural hazards on Australian communities and economies. The Agreement will do this by delivering on the priorities, five-year outcomes and 2030 goals of the National Disaster Risk Reduction Framework.

All successful projects are aligned to the National Disaster Risk Reduction Framework. Other strategic drivers include:

  • Stronger Together: SA’s Disaster Resilience Strategy
  • Directions for a Climate Smart SA
  • SA’s eight state strategic risks; and
  • A strong focus on supporting people at risk

For further information on future grant round contact SAFECOMGrantsAdministration@sa.gov.au Ph: 8115 3929

2021 Disaster Risk Reduction successful grant applications:

Organisation name Project title Description   Total Grant value  
AdaptWest on behalf of City of West Torrens,  City of Charles Sturt, City of Port Adelaide Enfield Adapt Now! Changing for Climate Change The AdaptNow event will build on the successful “Hot, Hot, Hot” hypothetical previously run by Resilient East and Resilient South. However, rather than only focusing on a heatwave scenario, AdaptNow will explore the cascading impact a heatwave and flooding event will have on Western Adelaide. This will be done through a series of workshops where the a scenario will be explored and a hypothetical co-created with participants. The workshops and event will be targeted towards Culturally and Linguistically Diverse demographics and the Western Adelaide business community  $               68,200
Australian Red Cross Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) Communities - Locally-Led Risk Reduction Project This project seeks to utilise learnings and resources to support CALD communities to implement their own locally-led disaster risk reduction activities. Red Cross will partner with the City of Port Adelaide Enfield and City of Mount Gambier.  $             232,082
Australian Red Cross Leave it to Z (Stage 2) Children and young people will be active participants in implementing measures and will work in collaboration with the EM sector to:
- establish a joint Youth/EM Sector Working Group;
- co-develop an implementation strategy arising from the Youth Perspectives Roadmap, then implement and lead activities.
- enable emergency management decision makers to utilise the knowledge and assets of young people when addressing disaster risk in policy, program and investment decisions;
- test, refine and evaluate identified implementation activities; and share learnings with the broader EM Sector.
 $             198,316
City of Mitcham Incorporating Climate Risk into Asset Management - Phase 3 Climate Vulnerability Assessment SA councils need to respond to climate change risks. The availability of emerging products, tools, and guidelines, are not translating into practice because none have yet been rigorously trialled or validated within the SA local government asset management sector. The third phase of this project is designed to address this important gap by piloting a best practice approach to assessing climate change risks to assets within the SA local government sector. This approach will not only consider ‘risks’ but will also identify the economic and social opportunities from investing in proactive adaptation and disaster resilience initiatives. Supported by CSIRO and Department of Environment and Water.  $             250,000
SA Council of Social Service Identifying strategies to maximise access to insurance for people at risk from climate emergencies

This project will involve research into insurance funding models nationally and internationally, exploring innovative new approaches to funding insurance and exploring options for maximising access to insurance for people at risk and in poverty.

 $               55,000
SA Council of Social Service Health and community service sector climate disaster risk reduction capacity building and collaboration Through this project, SACOSS will build the capacity of the community services sector to respond to the challenges and reduce risks posed by climate related emergencies and disasters. We will facilitate this through forums for executive leadership across the sector developed and delivered in partnership with Red Cross, a conference for the broader community service and emergency service sectors, and enhancing collaboration between the community service and emergency management sectors.  $             200,000
SAFECOM Annual state-wide, multi-hazard, engagement activity   #30 Ways in 30 Days  In partnership with the appropriate Hazard Leaders and Control Agencies, “the challenge” provides a focus for each day of the 30 day month e.g. first aid, insurance, bushfire preparedness, blackout ready, storm safety etc. The participating community groups (schools, sports clubs, service clubs, churches etc) then perform the activities with their members and promote the messages across their networks. The Challenge then provides the platform via social media hash-tagging # and digital/traditional media platforms to share and promote their accomplishments.  $             180,000