Community News

Help for Clarence and Richmond Valleys to prepare for natural disasters

The NSW Government is well aware that the Clarence and Richmond Valleys are no strangers to floods, bushfires and storms and that is why Clarence Nationals MP Chris Gulaptis is urging councils and community groups to consider applying for funding under the Community Resilience Innovation Program.

“The Government recently announced compensation measures for last November’s devastating storms; this new initiative is all about being better prepared for extreme events, “Mr Gulaptis said.

Applications for the Community Resilience Innovation Program are now open.
Mr Gulaptis said this program backs community-led projects designed to increase all-hazard disaster preparedness and build community capacity and resilience.

“Projects are based on collaboration and partnership between local community organisations and emergency management agencies,” Mr Gulaptis said.
Applications are invited from not-for-profit organisations, local community groups, and local councils.

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