Today, the Indigenous Land and Sea Corporation (ILSC) has reminded community that its 2023 Emergency Response Grants Program – that has already provided financial relief to flood-affected Indigenous corporations in the Kimberley region – is now available for flood-impacted Indigenous corporations in Queensland and the Northern Territory.
The Top End of Australia – this time across the NT and QLD – has been ravaged by heavy rains, leading to floods across a number of communities.
This has spurred the ILSC to offer a timely reminder to the public that its 2023 Emergency Response Grants Program is open to provide relief for flood-affected Indigenous corporations.
The grant program provides a grant of up to $20,000 (GST excl.) to assist Indigenous corporations whose property has been directly affected by the floods, or Indigenous groups who are assisting the immediate recovery and clean-up efforts on Indigenous lands.
ILSC Group Chief Executive Officer, Joe Morrison, said the ILSC was monitoring the situation across the Northern Territory and Queensland extremely closely and is thinking of the impacted communities.
“This year, we have witnessed floods devastate large parts of the Top End of Australia,” said Mr Morrison.
“The footage that we saw come out of the Kimberley region was horrific, and now we are seeing similar devastation impact communities across the NT and Queensland.
“We want to band together with the impacted communities and remind flood-affected Indigenous corporations that our 2023 Emergency Response Grants Program is available to provide some relief.”
Details on how to apply for funding under the 2023 Emergency Response Grants Program can be found here.