Earlier this year, the Indigenous Land and Sea Corporation (ILSC) launched a national rapid response grants program, to assist Indigenous organisations in their recovery from natural disasters.
Indigenous groups who have been affected by Cyclone Jasper, in Far North Queensland, are encouraged to apply for the Program, with up to $20,000 available for those who are eligible.
Indigenous corporations may be eligible for assistance through the Program if:
- Their property is within a State or Territory declared natural disaster area.
- They require immediate assistance to make their property safe to access.
ILSC Group Chief Executive Officer, Joe Morrison said his thoughts are with those who have suffered from Cyclone Jasper, which has left a trail of destruction in Far North Queensland.
“While we understand that this disaster is still unfolding, the ILSC is on stand-by, ready to support eligible Indigenous corporations as quickly as possible,” said Mr Morrison.
“The grants provide a streamlined application and approval process, ensuring Indigenous corporations have more time to focus on immediate recovery following disasters.”
The disaster grant funding can be used for immediate clean-up of a property, work to make a property safe, and for the purchase of equipment to assist with recovery efforts.
Further information on applying for Disaster Recovery Quick Response Grants can be found on the ILSC website https://www.ilsc.gov.au/what-we-do/disaster-recovery-quick-response-grants/.