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Community Drought Recovery Projects


Southern Downs Regional Council has been allocated funding from the Australian Government through the Drought Communities Programme - Extension Grant to provide financial assistance, for the purchase of equipment, to local not-for-profit organisations that have been impacted by the drought

The objectives of the Drought Communities grant program are to:

  • support not-for-profit organisations impacted by the drought;
  • stimulate the local economy by enabling non-for-profit organisations to purchase from local businesses;
  • support healthy and socially inclusive activities through the development of sport, recreation and community facilities;
  • allow not for profit organisations to support drought affected residents through events, activities, workshops.
  • allow not for profit organisations to support drought affected residents through financial assistance, resources (including food) or business (primary producers) support

Applicants are invited from not-for-profitorganisations to apply for a one off grant of up to $5,000 for the purchase of equipment for their organisation. Please refer to the guidelines as to what can be purchase.

Key dates

Applications open:  Tuesday 6 April 2021
Applications close:  Sunday 18 April 2021
Project completion and final acquittal:  Wednesday 30 June 2021

Council understands that this is a short timeframe, however if you have any issues please contact Council's Community Development Officer on 1300 697 372.

Who is eligible to apply?

Eligible Not Eligible
Not-for-profit community groups located in the Southern Downs Region providing a service with a broad community benefit.  Businesses, individuals, for-profit companies and Trusts. Community or Recreational Groups whose sole purpose is for members only. Government Agencies or Departments of Local, State or Federal Government and Statutory Authorities (includes Rural Fire Brigades). Public or Private Educational Institutions (inc. Parents & Citizens and Parents & Friends Associations) 

Grant Guidelines

The Grant Guidelines provide information for applicants on how to apply as well as information on what is eligible for expenditure.

Application form

Community Drought Program - purchase of equipment Application Form


If you have an enquiry regarding the Community Drought Recovery Projects 2020, please call 1300 MY SDRC (1300 697 372) or email

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