Natural Disaster Risk Reduction Grants Program (NDRRGP)

The Natural Disaster Risk Reduction Grants Program (NDRRGP) is a competitive grants program that aims to support Tasmanian communities to implement the National Disaster Risk Reduction Framework (NDRRF) and the goals of the Tasmanian Disaster Resilience Strategy 2020-2025.

Many natural hazards are becoming more frequent and intense. More people and assets are exposed and vulnerable to these hazards. As a result, the cost of disasters is increasing for all sectors of society – governments, industry, business, not-for-profit, communities and individuals. Prioritising risk reduction measures will facilitate a comprehensive approach to addressing the causes of disaster risk, rather than only dealing with the symptoms after the disaster event.

The NDRRGP will distribute the National Partnership funding for risk reduction initiatives delivered by state agencies, local government and volunteer groups.

The 5 year agreement will deliver $5.22 million of Commonwealth funding into Tasmania with successful applicants required to match the funding with cash and/or in-kind contributions. Years 1 and 2 will be run concurrently during this first round of grant applications.

First round of applications for the NDRRGP will commence on Monday 13 July 2020 and close on Sunday 23 August 2020.

Eligible Organisations

Organisations eligible to apply for funding under the NDRRGP are:

  • Councils
  • State Government agencies
  • Not-for-profit organisations with emergency management responsibilities
  • Universities and other research institutions.

Eligible organisations may apply for funding either individually or on behalf of eligible applicants, such as educational institutes.   In some cases, private sector organisations may wish to undertake and fund measures under the NDRRGP. Such participation is permitted but applications must be endorsed by a Tasmanian State Government agency.

Supporting documents

Guidelines, application and supporting reference documents can be found below:

The following reference documents are located on the SES website on the Emergency Management Unit page via this link Emergency Management :

Further information and application submissions can be emailed to grant.coordinator@ses.tas.gov.au