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2022 East Coast Floods Emergency Response Grant Program

18 Mar 2022

The Indigenous Land and Sea Corporation (ILSC) is deeply saddened by the recent floods that have devastated communities in eastern Australia, resulting in the tragic loss of human life and damage to property, businesses, livestock and wildlife. 

In response to the recent flood disaster in eastern Australia, and recognising the impact on Indigenous lands, assets and communities, we have released the 2022 East Coast Emergency Response Grants Program to support Indigenous corporations. 

The ILSC Program has been established as an emergency response grant for any Indigenous corporation whose property has been directly affected by the floods.  

A grant of up to $20,000 (GST excl.) will be available to assist Indigenous corporations whose property has been directly affected by the recent flood disaster, or Indigenous groups who are assisting the immediate recovery and clean-up efforts on Indigenous lands.

Eligibility:  

  • An Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander Corporation may be eligible if:
    • Its property is within the flood disaster zone, as declared by their relevant State and Territory (NSW and QLD); and
    • Its property was affected by floods since 22 February 2022; and
    • It requires immediate assistance to make their property safe to access.
  • Other Indigenous groups may be eligible if:
    • Its core business is land or water-based; and
    • It is assisting (paid or volunteering) the clean-up of affected Indigenous-held property within the flood disaster zone affected (NSW and QLD).

Please note the ILSC is unable to fund the repair and replacement of items that are covered under existing insurance policies unless there is a clear and urgent health and safety risk to humans and livestock.

Contact us: 

Indigenous corporations who have been directly impacted by the recent floods and are seeking assistance should initiate a rapid application process by emailing FloodResponse@ilsc.gov.au or if you cannot get online by contacting our Western Divisional Office on (08) 9420 6300 or Central Divisional Office on (08) 8100 7102.  

How to access:

  1. Read the overview document:
    Read the overview document to see what assistance is available and the eligibility criteria.
  2. Complete the application form:
    Complete the application form. Return it to FloodResponse@ilsc.gov.au  Please note you will be required to provide photographic evidence of the damage.
  3. We will assess your application and inform you of the outcome:
    Your application will be assessed and if further information is required, we will be in contact. We will let you know the outcome of your application within 7 working days.
  4. If approved, the ILSC will provide funding:
    If your grant application is approved, we will strive to provide funding within 7 working days of approval.

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