Flexible Funding Grants will support local recovery and resilience building activities.

Grants will assist communities to:

  • reduce future risks to natural disasters
  • promote connectedness and encourage support networks and social inclusion
  • support and promote opportunities for sustainable economic recovery
  • support business and service provider continuity
  • promote preparedness and resilience to future disasters.

Previous flexible funding grants have resulted in community awareness and education programs, resilience plans, community infrastructure upgrades, and community events to build community cohesion.


This program is being administered by the Department of Communities, Housing and Digital Economy (DCHDE) with the first round of funding open in October 2022.

Eligible applicants

  • Local governments
  • Non-government organisations
  • Community groups
  • Industry groups and peak bodies
  • Research organisations

In the Local Government Areas (LGAs) activated for assistance following the Central, Southern and Western Queensland Rainfall and Flooding, Ex-Tropical Cyclone Seth, South East Queensland Rainfall and Flooding, and Southern Queensland Flooding events.


$20 million over two Rounds jointly funded (50:50) by the Queensland and Australian Governments under Category C of the Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements (DRFA).

How to apply

Submit applications through the SmartyGrants website until 2pm, Friday 21 October 2022.
All supporting documentation can be found on the above website.