Remote, rural and regional communities to receive over $800,000 in Australian Government funding
Recognising the continuing impacts of COVID-19 on remote, rural and regional communities, the Australian Government has partnered with the Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal (FRRR) to provide more than $800,000 in funding through the first round of the Strengthening Rural Communities – Rebuilding Regional Communities (RRC) program.
Fifty projects will share in $834,892 of funding through this initial round.
The Australian Government has committed $5 million from 2022 to 2024 to the RRC stream, which will be distributed by FRRR, for community-led initiatives to support the recovery of remote and regional communities.
A full list of grant recipients and more information about the RRC program are available at https://frrr.org.au/blog/2022/09/28/rural-communities-given-a-1-7-million-boost.
Quotes attributable to Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Local Government Minister Catherine King:
“We know that regional and remote communities are still facing challenges in their recovery from the pandemic.
“These grants will support groups to run community-led initiatives, that we know are critical to the strength of regional, remote and rural Australia.”
Quotes attributable to Federal Regional Development, Local Government and Territories Minister Kristy McBain:
“Our investment in the FRRR’s Strengthening Rural Communities program will build opportunities for community-led projects to achieve their full potential.
“This is an important investment in boosting economic growth and morale in our rural and remote communities.”