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Community, Rural & Regional

Tackling Tough Times Together

Funder:  Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal

Grant Background: The Tackling Tough Times Together (TTTT) program gives drought-affected communities across remote, rural and regional Australia the opportunity to access funds that benefit their immediate and long-term needs. Grants are available for grassroots, community-led initiatives that directly benefit local communities, with the objective of the program being to help drought-affected communities.

Applications received must address at least one of the following Program Objectives:

  1. Reduce social isolationby facilitating strong social cohesion and connection;
  2. Support and engage the community in leadership development and skills training;
  3. Support opportunities for social and educational participation and address disadvantagecaused by the drought, for children and young people;
  4. Reduce volunteer fatigue and build the capacity, capability and sustainability of local not-for-profit organisations to provide support to their communities, particularly where they are playing an increased role during the drought; and
  5. Support local economic recovery or renewal through projects that stimulate economic activity and cash-flow within communities.

$ Available: Up to $60 000.00.

Eligibility:  To apply, you must meet the following criteria:

  • Be a not-for-profit, community-based organisation with an ABN or Incorporation Certificate;
  • Project must offer clear public benefit (i.e. have a charitable purpose) for drought-affected communities across remote, rural and regional Australia and address a need in a community;
  • Organisations with or without DGR endorsement are eligible to apply;
  • Organisations can submit one application per grant round; and
  • Projects must be in a remote, rural or regional area.

Key Dates: Closes on 25 February 2021.


Happy to chat if you need a hand with your application and please share this grant opportunity with anyone who may be interested. Good luck, Melanie

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