Recognising the resilience of our communities


In the Spring of 2022, communities in central western NSW were devastated with record breaking floods which resulted in destructive and damaging ongoing impacts to people, property, harvests, and the general mental health and wellbeing of communities. Sudden and intense surges of water flowed through central west towns, causing destruction in its path.

Residents of these communities have shown incredible and inspiring resilience as they continuously work to rebuild and manage the lasting affects of such an event.  WNSW PHN has worked with these communities to undertake a needs assessment post the flooding event and determine where the greatest areas of need lie.

WNSW PHN is pleased to offer Wellbeing and Resilience grants to flood affected communities in central western NSW. The grants will facilitate the delivery of community led and focused wellbeing initiatives. Funding of up to $20,000 is available per application.

WNSW PHN welcomes initiatives that will help improve mental health and support community resilience and encourage local businesses and community groups to apply. Community initiatives should address the immediate needs of affected communities and focus on community health and wellbeing, resilience and/or build the capacity of volunteer and paid workforce. 

For further information, eligibility and the application pack, please visit