David Littlerpoud MP David Littlerpoud

More funding to strengthen our communities

March 1, 2022

The Coalition Government is continuing to back regional Australia, providing more funding to help Maranoa recover and grow on the other side of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Applications are now open for the new Rebuilding Regional Communities Program, giving local businesses and community groups a chance to share in $5.7 million.

Grants are available for a range of grassroots, community-led initiatives that will help communities bounce back by strengthening social connections, supporting jobs and creating economic opportunities.

Member for Maranoa David Littleproud said the funding would deliver a much-needed boost for local businesses, communities and towns hit hard by the pandemic.

“The Government is continuing to invest in the projects and initiatives that will make our communities more resilient and more vibrant,” Mr Littleproud said.

“After being hit with bushfires, drought and flooding in recent years, the COVID-19 pandemic brought with it new challenges for locals and the communities in which they live.

“Access to this funding will help local groups restart activities and maintain social support networks in regional towns as they recover from these setbacks.

“As a regional MP, I know how tough it has been for community groups to raise necessary funds to sustain operations and provide important services across communities.

“We know that small grants can have a big impact on regional communities and this $5.7 million in further funding will help drive the recovery of our regions.”

The Government is partnering with the Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal to deliver the Rebuilding Regional Communities Program. Funding will be available from two streams to support regional initiatives.

The Micro Projects stream will provide small grants of up to $10,000 for regional communities with fewer than 50,000 people to help sustain local organisations and their work.

The COVID Recovery stream will provide up to $50,000 for larger projects that will enhance the recovery of communities affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

For more information and to apply: https://frrr.org.au/funding/place/src-rebuilding-rural-communities/