David Littlerpoud MP David Littlerpoud

$31,466 to help tackle tough times in Quilpie

May 21, 2020

Art workshops are set for a boost in Quilpie with a $31,466 investment through the Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal’s Tackling Tough Times Together (TTTT) program, Maranoa MP David Littleproud said.

“The Quilpie Cultural Society is going to enhance its art workshop offerings with this TTTT grant by buying new resources which will get the creative flair going,” Mr Littleproud said.

“This is sure to bring people in the Quilpie district together for a good time and to embrace art as a way to take your mind off of other worries.

“While there was general summer rain in the 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 .