Supporting the regions – applications open for local community grants

Dept of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications

The Albanese Government is supporting the continued recovery from COVID-19 in the regions, with up to $10,000 available to community groups across regional, remote and rural Australia.

The Foundation for Rural & Regional Renewal’s (FRRR) Strengthening Rural Communities program provides grants of up to $10,000 to support local organisations to uplift their communities following significant disruption from COVID-19.

Grants could be for initiatives such as workshops, education programs or improving facilities and community equipment.

The last round, delivered in November, saw 55 local-led projects across the country shared in over $470,000 in grants.

The Albanese Government has invested $5 million from 2022 to 2024 in the Rebuilding Regional Communities stream of the FRRR’s Strengthening Rural Communities program.

This is the final round of the Rebuilding Regional Communities stream and applications close 5pm AEDT 26 February 2024.

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