RRR 2013 R4 grant recipients

Three community organisations received a combined total of $17,984 in the fourth round of the 2013 Repair-Restore-Renew program, which was designed to respond to a range of community identified needs and priorities. It was informed by FRRR’s engagement with impacted communities and by FRRR’s history in natural disaster recovery grant making. To date 41 projects have shared $445,285 in grant funds.

The successful recipients were:

 

Organisation

Project

Awarded

1

Cook Shire Council, Queensland

Solar Power for the Ayton Radio Tower: To install solar power at the FM radio transmission site at Ayton. The Bloomfield River Residents Association continues to be concerned that during power outages the essential radio service that this transmitter enables is unavailable. Installation of two solar panels on the roof of the facility with appropriate regulators will keep the batteries fully charged and the transmitter operational.      

$2,439

2

Heyfield Community Resource Centre Inc., Victoria

Time Out - Indulging Rural Communities: This grant funding will provide an afternoon off the farm for 100 fire affected residents, improving social connections and mental health. It will be targeted at people from rural properties in the Heyfield area as there is concern about the wellbeing of farmers in the area. Activities and information regarding financial and mental health services will be available.

$2,495

3

Tasman Landcare Group Inc., Tasmania

Swifty Trees of the Future: Eucalypt trees will be planted in riparian corridors, next to remnant and/or burnt vegetation, on farming properties and in other suitable areas to support the renewal of habitat critical to the endangered swift parrot. School students from Dunalley Primary School and Tasman District School K-12 (Nubeena) will be involved in planting days and learning about the endangered Swift parrot and the importance of its habitat. This project has a high level of community support and will result in social, economic, educational and health benefits for the communities involved.

$13,050

Total Funds Awarded:

$17,984

 

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