Natural disasters have a devastating impact and it can take many years for communities to get back on their feet. Long-term community recovery takes time, with differing needs emerging once the early recovery phase is complete, and funding avenues are limited. For this reason, our natural disaster recovery programs typically begin 12 months after an initial disaster and, depending on available funding, last for several years afterwards.Our Natural Disaster Response Framework details how we coordinate our response and collaborate with others when natural disasters strike. It has been developed based on our experience gained in more than a decade of helping communities to recover from a wide range of disaster events across rural and regional communities.FRRR offers grants to disaster impacted communities through the Strengthening Rural Communities program, which provides grants to communities quarterly for a broad range of project activities to respond to their needs. In some cases, FRRR will design a range of programs tailored to the needs of communities affected by individual disasters. The funds available and the length of time each program runs depends on the funding we receive from our partners.We typically offer a range of programs tailored to the needs of communities affected by individual disasters, which evolve over time to ensure the emerging needs are met. Some programs will operate over multiple rounds, across several years. The funds available and the length of time each program runs depends on the funding we receive from our partners.We also know that communities that build their capacity are better able to respond to the impacts of natural disasters. That is why we have developed the Disaster Resilient: Future Ready program - a multi-stage program that will ultimately develop a practical, whole-of-community evidence-based approach that communities can adopt to enable them to be well prepared before, and respond stronger and better, after a disaster. If you want to support disaster recovery in rural, regional and remote communities, please donate now.