Funding helps rural communities recover from natural disasters

FRRR has announced the recipients of the second round of grant recipients in the 2011 Repair-Renew-Restore program.

This program is designed to help communities address the medium to long-term recovery needs that emerge following a natural disaster.

More than $195,000 has been distributed across projects up and down the East Coast. Full details are available on the Repair-Renew-Restore page, but the following is a snapshot of the funded projects:

  • Remember when they came event, Charlton Forum Inc. VIC - $11,250
  • Strong Roots - Resilience Communities, Charlton Golden Grains Museum, VIC - $15,490
  • East Loddon Food Share and Air Conditioning Project, East Loddon Community Network, VIC - $18,000
  • Kitchen Facility and Equipment, Laharum Hall Committee, VIC - $6,165
  • Enhanced Fundraising for Flood Effected Communities, Lions Club of Mildura, VIC - $19,730.60
  • Rochester Flood Recovery and Community Redevelopment, Rochester and Elmore District Health Service (REDHS) VIC - $20,000
  • Dunolly SES Kitchen & Toilet Upgrade, State Emergency Services/ Dunolly Unit, VIC - $20,000
  • Mission Evolve Music Fest (MEMF), Cassowary Region Arts Council Association, QLD - $10,000
  • Life Balance – Recovery Workshops, Community Support Centre Innisfail Inc., QLD - $8,000
  • Building Resilience in our Community through Arts and Culture, Forrest Beach State School Parents and Citizens’ Association, QLD - $4,300
  • Hall upgrade and refurbishment, Forest Hill School of Arts, QLD - $10,236.90
  • Repairs to the Showground Facilities, Laidley Agricultural & Industrial Society, QLD - $20,000
  • Rotary Shelter Sheds at Wongaling Beach, Mission Beach Rotary Club Inc., QLD - $20,000
  • Mental Health Support for Flood Affected Persons – Ashford to Moree, BEST Employment Limited – Inverell, NSW - $5,000
  • Resurfacing of the Macksville Scout Hall Floor, Nambucca Valley Scout Group, NSW - $5,000
  • Valla Beach Community Storage Shed, Valla Beach Community Association, NSW - $5,000

The next round of applications closes 24 August, 2012. Grants of up to $20,000 are available for community recovery projects with a charitable purpose. Applications from locally based not for profit community groups are prioritised. Organisations do not require any specific tax status; however an ABN or Incorporation is preferred.

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