David Littlerpoud MP David Littlerpoud


September 8, 2022

The Leader of The Nationals and Member for Maranoa David Littleproud is pleased to announce a new opportunity for community-based organisations in Maranoa through the Australian Government’s $5 billion Future Drought Fund.

Community-based organisations will be eligible to apply for a grant of between $200,000 and $500,000 to strengthen community networks, capabilities and facilities that support drought preparedness.

Successful applicants will also have access to tailored leadership development support for their communities.

Mr Littleproud said he hopes locals in outback Queensland will use the opportunity to help protect their homes and livelihoods.

“I encourage all eligible community-based organisations to apply for a sizeable grant that will give more protections to rural Queensland,” Mr Littleproud said.

“The Future Drought Fund established by the Coalition Government is a great steppingstone toward drought resilience, preparedness, and recovery.”

The Future Drought Fund includes a $29.6 million investment in the Helping Regional Communities Prepare for Drought Initiative.

This support will be delivered by the Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal and the Australian Rural Leadership Foundation on behalf of the Australian Government.

If interested in applying, please visit the Future Drought Fund website www.agriculture.gov.au/fdf or Helping Regional Communities Prepare for Drought Initiative – Community Impact Program | FRRR for more information.