Councils can partner with new resilience program

Local governments are invited to partner with the Resilience Canopy – a new, nation-wide movement to build strong and challenge-ready communities, adaptable to disruptions like natural disasters.

The program activates communities to lead their own resilience-building actions and plan through a six-step engagement process and resilience framework. It also helps them connect with funding and partners to deliver their goals.

As a crucial link to community, local councils can participate in the Resilience Canopy Practitioner Training, helping staff and community leaders learn how to apply the six-step process.  Free training is available for staff and community leaders in selected local government areas across Australia.

Activation grants are available this year for communities to kick-start their resilience building. Canopy-trained practitioners can apply for grants on behalf of their communities, once they have completed the training.

To kick start your community to lead their resilience journey, contact the team for a briefing at or learn more at

The Resilience Canopy is a not-for-profit organisation, powered by ResilientCo, Resilient Cities Catalyst and with foundational funding from Minderoo Foundation.