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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.

If your community organisation is seeking funding to support commemorative activities for the 10-year Anniversary of Black Saturday funding is available through the Regional Arts Victoria Community Arts Grant Program.

Organisations seeking more information about commemorative activities can also contact local Community Foundations established through the Victorian Bushfire Appeal Fund:


Round 15 of Grants for Resilience & Wellness (GR&W) will open March 5th 2019.

Before applying, please read the Guidelines carefully (which you will find here when the program opens) and speak to the Grant Coordinator. Please note, no specific tax status is required.

FRRR uses an online grants administration system. All applications for Round 15 of Grants for Resilience & Wellness (GR&W) will be submitted via FRRR's Grants Gateway online portal.
Please download and save the How-To Guide and the Grants Gateway FAQs to your desktop, and read through them thoroughly to help get you started. You may need to refer to them during the application process. We also encourage you to watch this introductory clip about the Activity Tree, which you'll need to understand to apply.

To begin your application, click on the Apply Now button below.

PLEASE NOTE: Ensure there are only numbers in your budget, or the auto-calculate function won't work - i.e. do not include commas, full stops or dollar signs - only numbers.

Let us know if you have any problems by calling 1800 170 020, or emailing

For more information on this process, please read the following documents:

Grants Gateway Apply Now
Grants Gateway Return to applications

Further information

If you have any queries, please contact the Grant Coordinator Hannah Jakab by telephone on freecall 1800 170 020 or by email.

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