Charters Towers is just one of the regions which has received Grants in the latest round of Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal (FRRR) grants funding.
The funds from FRRR’s Tackling Tough Times Together program, are earmarked to support community based activities to help relieve current stressors and symptoms, and most importantly build capacity and resilience for the future.
FRRR CEO, Natalie Egleton says the Fund, established in 2000, is a collaboratively funded grant program currently supported by The Tim Fairfax Family Foundation (for Queensland projects), The Yulgilbar Foundation (for NSW projects), Qantas and individual donors.
She says the need continues.
“While there were some good rains in parts of these drought-affected areas, the drought certainly hasn’t broken. More than 75% of Queensland is still drought declared, and the number of applications for this program continues to grow.”
The program has a specific focus on funding grassroots, community-led projects across 39 drought-declared regions of Queensland and northern and western regions of NSW.