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Community Recovery and Reconnection Grants

Over the last few years communities across the Hunter New England and Central Coast region have experienced challenging times as a result of the COVID-19 Pandemic, ongoing lockdown and isolation orders as well impacts from natural disasters such as major flood events.

The PHN is pleased to offer the opportunity for communities and organisations to apply for Community Recovery and Reconnection Grants.

The grants will support activities, initiatives and programs that aim to:

  • Support social and community connections
  • Support social and emotional wellbeing
  • Support resilience building for communities and individuals

There are two grant types available which are:

  • Community COVID Reconnection Grants - $5,000 for community-based events activities and projects THESE GRANTS ARE NOW CLOSED
  • Community Wellbeing and Resilience Flood Recovery Grants – $5,000 - $50,000 will be available for NGOs and community groups to deliver projects and initiatives that promote mental wellbeing and resilience for the residents of those regions impacted by floods. *Extended to June 23, 2022

These grant rounds will open on 19 May and will close on the 12 June 2022.

Community Wellbeing and Resilience Flood Recovery Grants

The Hunter New England Central Coast PHN region experienced flood impacts in numerous communities including:

Central Coast region

  • Tuggerah Lakes including the Entrance and Chittaway Bay.
  • Mangrove Mountain and Spencer

Hunter and Upper Hunter

  • Singleton, Cessnock & Wollombi

Mid Coast

  • Wingham and Taree, Manning Point Mitchells Island, Croki, Nabiac, Landsdown, Coopernook, Dumaresq Island

New England area

  • Gunnedah, Narrabri, Moree

These flood events coupled with other recent events have tested the resilience and well-being of our local communities.
The PHN is inviting applications for grants to support these communities improve and build:

  • community emotional wellbeing and resilience
  • community connections
  • emergency response capabilities

Broad examples of activities/projects could include:

  • community gathering days/BBQ’s/Festivals
  • community network exercises like peer support groups
  • trauma informed training for community members
  • personal resilience programs
  • emergency response planning and training activities

Grants activities must be delivered within flood affected communities and projects that focus on young people, older residents and First Nations communities will be highly regarded.

Both program based and activity/event-based submissions are encouraged.
Submissions that reference evidence-based programs and approaches will be welcomed.
Grants will be between $5,000 ex gst and $50,000 ex gst.


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