Disaster and Recovery

For people helping people affected by some of the worst floods to hit Australians in living memory, we’ve compiled some useful resources you might need now. This quick guide covers:

  • grants and funding listings
  • trusted government and media sources
  • policies and help sheets relevant to the crisis.

Grants and funding

The team at the FundingCentre have put together an emergency and disaster assistance page for community organisations. 

The page provides information about financial assistance available to not-for-profit organisations and community groups affected by disasters. It is updated regularly. 

Click the button below for further information. Make sure you scroll down to the ‘Flood support and recovery‘ tab for grants and funding relevant to this crisis. 

Information sources

Here’s a list of trusted information sources relevant to the crisis and the response to it. 

State assistance

QLD emergency assistance landing page  

NSW information and support services landing page  

Trusted media

ABC emergency guides 

ABC latest on floods 

Federal assistance

Federal disaster assistance landing page 

Services Australia summary of natural disaster support 

National Recovery and Resilience Agency 

Policies and help sheets

Here’s a collection of ICDA policy templates and help sheets relevant to the current crisis. Download these and edit them to fit your current needs. 

Crisis Response Policy 

Board Fundraising Policy 

Ethical Fundraising Policy 

Volunteer Management Policy 

Grief and Loss Policy 

Fundraising help sheets

Looking to set up a fundraiser?

GiveNow, Australia’s first and best giving platform is available to help assist your community organisation raise donations online. We are committed to setting this up as quickly and easily as possible for flood affected communities.

Visit GiveNow.com.au or contact GiveNow at service@givenow.com.au.

We wish you well with your recovery work, and we hope you find this guide helpful. If you would like further assistance, please contact us. 

The Institute of Community Directors Australia and Our Community team. 



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