Disaster Risk Reduction Grants

Expressions of Interest for Round 3 (2022-23) of the Disaster Risk Reduction Grants are now closed.

The Disaster Risk Reduction (Round 3) 2022-23 Grant Guidelines are available here

The National Disaster Risk Reduction Framework is the main guiding document for the grants program.  

In addition to the National Disaster Risk Reduction Framework, priority will be given to projects that demonstrate alignment or consideration of the following:

All types of organisations including community groups are eligible to apply.

Applications will be reviewed through a competitive two stage merit-based process: Stage One – Expressions of Interest and Stage Two – Grant Project Application.

For examples of projects funded in Rounds 1 and 2 click here.

Conditions of Funding
  • Initiatives must demonstrate alignment to priority outcomes of the National Disaster Risk Reduction Framework.
  • There is no maximum funding amount, however applications must be requesting a minimum of $50,000 grant funding per project.
  • Projects may be fully funded through grant funds (cash) however applicants must demonstrate a minimum cash or in-kind contribution to support the project (as per the Co-contribution Requirements table below).
  • Grant Applications over $100,000 should establish a Steering Group to govern their activities.
  • Successful grant applications should commence their activities from January 2023.
  • Grant funding may run over multiple calendar years, with activities concluding by 30 December 2024.

An application is considered ineligible if it:

  • Reimburses works/measures already undertaken before an application has been lodged.
  • Reimburses or off-sets the cost of tasks that are part of the applicant’s or other organisation’s pre-existing core function
  • Duplicates existing activities or responsibility, unless the submission is to develop or pilot a new initiative or scale up an existing model that has proven to be successful.
  • Supports recovery initiatives/activities that would ordinarily be eligible for support under the Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements 2018.  This includes restoration or reconstruction of roads and reinstatement of infrastructure affected by an emergency event.
  • Is for the purchase of localised or ad hoc equipment, for example Farm Fire Units, sprinkler systems, and/or emergency vehicles/trailers.


Co-contribution Requirements*



Grant Funded Contribution

Grant recipient 


(cash and/or in-kind)

State Government Up to 70%

At least 30%


For Profit Entities/Businesses Up to 70%

At least 30%


Local Government


Up to 80%

At least 20%

Non-government/ Not-For-Profit

(i.e. charities / volunteer associations, social enterprises)

Up to 95%

At least 5%

*Percentage of the total cost of the project.


For further information please contact the SAFECOM Grants Team on (08) 8115 3927 or email GrantsAdministration@safecom.sa.gov.au