Grant Opportunity - Strengthening Rural Communities

Thursday February 15    

Federal Member for Nicholls, Mr Sam Birrell MP, is encouraging members of local organisations to apply for funding through the Strengthening Rural Communities grant program.

“The Foundation for Rural & Regional Renewal (FRRR) has been funded by the Commonwealth to provide grants of up to $10,000 to support local organisations across regional, rural and remote Australia to uplift their communities under the Strengthening Rural Communities program (Rebuilding Regional Communities

Mr Birrell said the program aimed to enhance and support the work of regional and rural organisations and their members.

“Local organisations are the backbone of regional communities and consistently provide opportunities for people to come together whatever the event, sport, occasion or hobby they specialise in,” Mr Birrell said.

“From COVID to recent flood events our community groups continue to be disrupted leading to reduce numbers, limited fundraising opportunities as well as opportunities to organise community events and

“These groups need to be supported to ensure they can bounce back to normal operation as well as remaining sustainable for the benefit of people living in regional and rural areas like Nicholls.

“These grants focus on a broad range of projects and include funds for volunteer support, events and activities, enhancing community spaces, and developing services to support local vulnerable people.

Mr Birrell encouraged community groups to also look at other grants opportunities which may be available through the Foundation for Rural & Regional Renewal.

Applications close 5pm AEDT 26 February 2024.

For further information, guidelines or to apply visit – Strengthening Rural Communities – Rebuilding Regional Communities | FRRR

Media Contact:

Media Advisor Federal Member for Nicholls Sam Birrell MP
Morgan Dyer