This listing will be updated as new funding opportunities arise. Last updated Tuesday 16 January 2024. 

We have compiled a list of grant funding assistance opportunities for those who have been impacted by the recent severe weather event across Australia. 

It is important to note that not all these opportunities are directly for non-profit organisations — most are for individuals. However, our research team will be closely monitoring funding updates as they relate to the charitable sector, particularly from federal, state, and local governments and we’ll continue to update this post as these opportunities come in. As always, it is important that you check your eligibility and carefully read the guidelines before applying. 

We know that even after the storms are long gone, recovery can be lengthy, difficult, and on-going. If there is anything else the Strategic Grants team to do to support, you — doesn’t have to be grants related! — please reach out. There are also resources available for anyone needing to speak to a professional, e.g., Lifeline, Beyond Blue and Headspace, to name a few. 

Grant funding assistance: All states 

Services Australia  

Help for people directly affected by a natural disaster event, such as fire, storms or floods, in disaster declared areas. 

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Indigenous corporations (incorporated) – Disaster Recovery Quick Response Grants 

The annual Disaster Recovery Quick Response Grants program has been established to assist any Indigenous corporation whose property has been directly affected by a declared natural disaster, such as a flood, bushfire, or cyclone. 

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Australian Government Disaster Recovery Payment 

Australian Government Disaster Recovery Payment (AGDRP) is a one-off, non-means tested payment of $1,000 per eligible adult and $400 per child who have been adversely affected by a major disaster either in Australia or overseas. The AGDRP may be activated when the impact of a disaster on individuals and families requires an additional Australian Government response to support short-term recovery needs. 

Cyclone Jasper:  

SE QLD Storms:  


NAB launches relief measures for customers impacted by the Victorian floods and storms that commenced on 24 December 2023; South East QLD storms; Cyclone Jasper.

NAB is providing $1,000 grants and additional financial relief to eligible customers impacted by these events. The grants will help NAB customers who have suffered significant damage to their home, farm or business, cover emergency expenses.

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Grant funding assistance: Queensland 

Queensland Rural and Industry Development Authority: Extraordinary Disaster Assistance Recovery Grants – Tropical Cyclone Jasper, associated rainfall and flooding 

Grants of up to $50,000 are available for affected non-profit organisations following Tropical Cyclone Jasper, associated rainfall and flooding, 13 – 28 December 2023 to hire or purchase equipment and materials, clean up, remove debris, repair or replace damaged infrastructure or goods and other costs associated with the recovery process.  

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Available grants for individuals – Emergency Hardship Assistance; Essential Services Hardship Assistance; Essential Household Contents grant; Essential Services Safety and Reconnection; Structural Assistance Grant. 

SEQ Severe Thunderstorms Christmas Day 2023: 

Tropical Cyclone Jasper December 2023:  

Grant funding assistance: Victoria 

Victorian Emergency relief assistance payment 

You may be eligible for an emergency payment if you have been affected by a house fire or a natural disaster.  

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Emergency relief payments are available for eligible community members whose homes have been impacted by the floods and storms in Victoria.  

Emergency relief payments are based on a fixed amount for each member of your household. The payment is not calculated based on how much money you earn. Payments are $640 per adult and $320 per child, up to a maximum of $2240 per eligible family.

If you think you may be eligible for a relief payment, please contact your local council either in person at an Emergency Relief Centre or over the phone.

You can search for your local council on the Know Your Council website.

Grant funding assistance: Western Australia (ex-tropical cyclone Ellie) 

The Community Recovery Grants Program supports the well-being, psychosocial recovery and resilience of communities impacted by the flooding associated with ex-Tropical Cyclone Ellie. It funds local groups and community organisations to deliver activities and events that will assist the community to recover, reconnect and build capacity for future change with an emphasis on social and emotional wellbeing. The program’s key focus is to ensure that communities can access resources and services to support their ability to heal and build community resilience.  

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