Deputy Prime Minister Michael McCormack is urging community organisations in drought-affected regions to apply for funding through the Small Grants Program. The Federal Government is providing $15 million in the Regional Drought Communities Small Grants Program to support regional communities devastated by the drought.
Small grants will be available to not-forprofit community groups to deliver projects in drought-affected regions focusing on reducing social isolation, leadership development and skills training, social and educational participation, addressing disadvantage caused by the drought, reducing volunteer fatigue, building capacity and
supporting local economic recovery or renewal.
“We understand communities are struggling and this is part of our more than $1.8 billion in additional Federal Government drought support measures already delivered,” said the Deputy PM.
The first round of applications opened last Friday. For Further information on the program and grant opportunities visit the Australian Government Department of Infrastructure, Regional Development and Cities website from at www.infrastructure.gov.au.