NGO Flood Support Program

Open Grants

Applications now closed.

$7.6 million was available in the NGO Flood Support Open Grant Program for community and volunteer-based NGOs operating in the seven Northern Rivers LGAs to continue providing critical services to individuals and families.

All applicants were advised of funding decisions at the end of August - for a list of successful applicant see Successful Open Grant recipients below

 

If you are looking for information on current NSW Government disaster assistance please visit the NSW Disaster Relief and Support webpage.

Assessment criteria

Eligible organisations were invited to submit an application that will be assessed against the following criteria:

  1. Demonstrates there is an increased demand for their services
  2. Has the capacity to meet the increased demand for their services
  3. Has the capability to deliver high quality, flexible and sustainable services
  4. Demonstrates an ability to understand and respond to the changing needs of local communities
  5. Is able to fully expend the grant by August 2023.

How grant funds can be used

Open Grant funds can be used flexibly by organisations to sustainably delivery services throughout the recovery and to adapt that support as needs change.

Successful applicants can determine how the funds are best spent to support individuals and communities to get back on their feet and can include:

  • Staffing costs to meet the need for increased and sustained support
  • Reimbursement of expenses incurred since February-March 2022 that were directly related to the floods
  • Purchase of minor equipment and other small operating expenses up to $5,000
  • Operational costs to deliver critical service delivery, for example vehicle hire and overheads directly related to service delivery
  • Minor expenses, up to $1,000 per individual

Support

Please refer to the Grants Administration Guide and Frequently Asked Questions for further details:

The Grants team may also be able able to answer your queries.. Please contact the Grants Team at SPC-GrantsHub@facs.nsw.gov.au.

Direct Allocation Grants

Available by invitation only.

$4.5 million has been allocated to providers currently funded by the Department of Communities and Justice to provide services in the seven Northern Rivers LGAs for the continuing provision of critical service delivery to individuals and families.

Providers eligible for these grants were contacted directly. Applications closed at 5pm on 21 July 2022.

For more information please refer to the NGO Flood Support Direct Allocation - Grants Administration Guide (PDF , 137.8 KB) or contact the Grants Team at SPC-GrantsHub@facs.nsw.gov.au.

Successful Open Grant recipients

Open Grant recipients Local Government Areas (LGAs) served
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Corporation for Welfare Resource and Housing (Krurungal) Tweed
Anglicare North Coast Ballina, Byron, Clarence Valley, Kyogle, Lismore, Tweed, Richmond Valley
Arts Northern Rivers Inc Ballina, Byron, Clarence Valley, Kyogle, Lismore, Tweed, Richmond Valley
aussies4aussies Ltd Ballina, Clarence Valley, Kyogle, Lismore, Richmond Valley
Australian Childhood Foundation Ballina, Byron, Clarence Valley, Kyogle, Lismore, Tweed, Richmond Valley
Australian Red Cross Society Ballina, Byron, Clarence Valley, Kyogle, Lismore, Tweed, Richmond Valley
Bilambil Community Preschool & OOSH Inc Tweed
Budsoar Pty Ltd (Koori Mail) Lismore
Bundjalung Tribal Society Ltd Ballina, Lismore
Bunjum Aboriginal Corporation Ballina
Byron Bay Community Association Byron
Christian Life Church Kyogle Ltd Kyogle, Lismore, Richmond Valley
Clarence Landcare Inc Clarence Valley
Coffs Harbour Employment Support Services Ltd Clarence Valley, Kyogle, Lismore, Richmond Valley
Connect Northern Rivers Inc Ballina, Byron, Clarence Valley, Kyogle, Lismore, Tweed, Richmond Valley
DAISI Services Ltd Ballina, Byron, Clarence Valley, Kyogle, Lismore, Tweed
Eden Creek/ Fairymount Preschool Kyogle
Elouera Horse Rescue and Rehabilitation Richmond Valley
Feros Care Ballina, Byron, Clarence Valley, Kyogle, Lismore, Tweed, Richmond Valley
Genhealth Inc Clarence Valley
Happy Paws Haven Inc Clarence Valley
Healing and Resilience Australia Inc Ballina, Tweed, Richmond Valley
Heart of Love Foundation (Australia) Ltd Tweed
Heart2Heart Project Ltd Byron, Tweed
Human Nature Adventure Therapy Ballina, Byron, Kyogle, Lismore, Tweed, Richmond Valley
Interrelate Ltd Ballina, Byron, Lismore, Tweed, Richmond Valley
Jumbunna Community Preschool and Early Intervention Centre Inc Ballina, Kyogle, Lismore, Richmond Valley
Kats in Traumatic Times Emergency Network Inc Lismore
Kyogle Family Support Services Neighbourhood Centre Inc Kyogle
Kyogle Lions Club Inc Clarence Valley, Kyogle, Lismore, Richmond Valley
Kyogle Together Inc Kyogle
Lennox Head Lions Club Inc Ballina, Byron, Lismore, Richmond Valley
Lifeline Direct Ltd Ballina, Byron, Kyogle, Lismore, Tweed, Richmond Valley
Lismore Meals on Wheels Services Inc Lismore
Marine Rescue NSW Ballina, Byron, Clarence Valley, Tweed, Richmond Valley
Men and Family Centre Inc Lismore, Tweed
Mudyala Aboriginal Corporation Clarence Valley
Mullumbimby High School P&C Association Byron
Multi-task Human Resources Foundation Ltd Ballina, Clarence Valley, Lismore
North Coast Community College Inc Ballina, Byron, Clarence Valley, Kyogle, Lismore, Tweed, Richmond Valley
North Coast Radio Inc Ballina, Kyogle, Lismore, Richmond Valley
Northern Rivers Community Legal Centre Ballina, Byron, Clarence Valley, Kyogle, Lismore, Tweed, Richmond Valley
Northern Rivers Women and Children's Services Inc Ballina, Byron, Clarence Valley, Kyogle, Lismore, Tweed, Richmond Valley
One Vision Productions Ltd Ballina, Byron, Clarence Valley, Kyogle, Lismore, Tweed, Richmond Valley
Queer Family Inc Ballina, Byron, Kyogle, Lismore, Tweed
Rekindling the Spirit Ltd Ballina, Byron, Clarence Valley, Kyogle, Lismore, Tweed, Richmond Valley
Resilient Byron Inc Ballina, Byron, Kyogle, Lismore, Tweed, Richmond Valley
Resilient Lismore Lismore
Sewa Australia Lismore
Shedding Community Workshop Inc Ballina, Byron, Lismore, Tweed
St Vincent de Paul Society NSW Ballina, Byron, Clarence Valley, Kyogle, Lismore, Tweed, Richmond Valley
The Family Centre Australia Ltd Ballina, Byron, Tweed
The Lismore Soup Kitchen Lismore
The Medical Benevolent Association of NSW Ballina, Byron, Clarence Valley, Kyogle, Lismore, Tweed, Richmond Valley
The Mend and Make Do Crew Inc Ballina, Byron, Clarence Valley, Kyogle, Lismore, Tweed, Richmond Valley
The North Coast Community Housing Ltd Ballina, Byron, Clarence Valley, Kyogle, Lismore, Tweed, Richmond Valley
The Xfactor Collective Foundation Ltd Ballina, Byron, Clarence Valley, Kyogle, Lismore, Tweed, Richmond Valley
Tribal Warrior Aboriginal Corporation (subcontracting Koori Kitchen Lismore) Ballina, Lismore, Richmond Valley
Turbans 4 Australia Inc Ballina, Kyogle, Lismore, Richmond Valley
Uniting (NSW.ACT) Ballina, Byron, Clarence Valley, Kyogle, Lismore, Tweed, Richmond Valley
Wardell CORE (Community Organised Resilience Effort) Inc Ballina
Women Up North Housing Inc Ballina, Byron, Lismore, Richmond Valley
Women's Village Collective Ltd Ballina, Byron, Kyogle, Lismore, Tweed
Yahweh House Ltd Lismore, Tweed, Richmond Valley
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21 Sep 2022

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