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Grants for Resilience & Wellness (GR&W)

The Grants for Resilience & Wellness (GR&W) program helps communities affected by the 2009 Victorian bushfires to undertake community strengthening and resilience-building projects. 

This program will run until funds are expended, recognising that it takes time for communities to recover from such natural events and that individuals and communities recover in different ways. It also acknowledges that an important part of community recovery is having opportunities to connect, share experiences, enhance individual and community wellbeing and resilience, and to build strength and capacity for the future.


Round 12 of the Grants for Resilience & Wellness (GR&W) program is now open and closes 18 September 2017.

We welcome applications from communities for projects that will support their recovery. Please carefully read the guidelines and speak to our Program Manager before applying. Outcomes will be provided to applicant organisations in writing within 6-8 weeks of the closing date. Please read the guidelines carefully before applying. Please note, no specific tax status is required.

Submit: your signed application either by email (preferred) or by post:
  • Email: before midnight Monday, 18 September 2017Please ensure that the application has been signed. 
  • Post:  FRRR - GR&W, PO Box 41, Bendigo Vic 3552 postmarked on or before Monday, 18 September 2017.

Further information

If you have any queries or wish to discuss your project first, please contact the Program Manager
Janet Phillips by email or telephone on freecall 1800 170 020.

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