Repair-Restore-Renew (RRR)

Proudly supported by
H&L Hecht
John T Reid Charitable Trust
Melbourne Community Foundation
Percy Baxter Trust
Pratt Foundation
R.E. Ross Trust
Rees Family Foundation
Thyne Reid Foundation
Wilson HTM
Previous funding rounds

The Repair-Restore-Renew (RRR) Program is intended to help communities recover by addressing needs that have emerged since the disaster event.

Funds are raised from the time of the event, however in keeping with FRRR’s Natural Disaster Framework, funds are not dispersed until 12 months after a natural disaster has been declared.

This ensures support is available for the medium to long term recovery process. 

Grants can be up to $20,000 for community recovery projects and activities that offer clear public benefit for communities living in areas severely affected by a declared Natural Disaster. 

Funding rounds

The RRR program is a program where we run sub-programs for different disaster events. In most cases, there are multiple rounds of funding - although that depends on the support we receive from our donors and partners. Check back regularly to see what funding rounds are coming up, for which disaster events.

“Without organisations like FRRR and their donors we would not have had our Museum restored. Cardwell’s history would have been lost forever. Cardwell might be a small town but we all help to contribute to Australia’s rich history. It would have been such a travesty to have lost that.”

Murray Massey, Cardwell Historical Society

Round Focus Status
RRR 2011
  • Floods and cyclones - 2010
Rounds closed
RRR 2013
  • Tasmania, NSW, Victoria bushfires - Jan 2013
  • Victorian bushfires - Jan / Feb 2013
  • South Coast NSW bushfires - Jan 2013
  • Northern NSW floods - Jan / Feb 2013
  • Cyclone Oswald / Queensland floods - Jan 2013
  • New South Wales bushfires - Oct 2013

Applications reopen in 2015

Also taking donations

RRR 2014
  • Victorian bushfires - Feb 2014
  • Barossa Valley & Eden Valley bushfires - Feb 2014
  • Perth Hills bushfire - Jan / Feb 2014
  • Severe Tropical Cyclone Christine - Jan / Feb 2014

Now taking donations



Applications from locally based not-for-profit community groups are prioritised. Organisations do not require any specific tax status, however an ABN or Incorporation Certificate is preferred.   

Please check each funding round for the relevant opening and closing dates, application forms and application guideline documents.

Case studies

Further information

Applicants are encouraged to contact the Program Manager Natalie Egleton by email or telephone on 1800 170 020 to discuss their project.

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