David Littlerpoud MP David Littlerpoud

$20,000 to help tackle tough times in Alpha

May 21, 2020

Swimming programs are set for a boost with a $20,000 investment through the Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal’s Tackling Tough Times Together (TTTT) program, Maranoa MP David Littleproud said.

“The Alpha Swimming Club will make use of $20,000 to help run a swimming safety program,” Mr Littleproud said.

“This is a great cause that goes a long way to improving the confidence of young people in the water and in bringing them together for some fun.

“The more people who have safety skills around water and can administer CPR the better, especially in the Bush.

“While there was general summer rain in the western region, it takes more than one or two wet events to get out of drought.

“Boosting operations and stimulating local economies are important features of the TTTT program, while bringing people together in drought-affected communities.

“Standing together is important now more than ever and communities can rest assured the Government continues to have their back, with money already flowing through rolling grants as part of our more than $8 billion drought support package.”

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Michael McCormack said rural and regional Australia is continuing to show amazing spirit and resilience as they support each other through these tough times.

“I am glad to see these grants providing much-needed support to our hard-hit regional communities at such a crucial time, with this latest round of funding to be delivered to community groups.”

Across Maranoa, nine projects will be funded with $394,939 through Round 16 of the Tackling Tough Times Together program.

The Federal Government has committed nearly $1.5 million to this round nationally.
For more information visit, www.frrr.org.au/grants/TTTT .