Federal member for Grey Rowan Ramsey has welcomed additional funding support for communities in his electorate combatting the impacts of drought.
The Coalition Government has announced $1.4 million in grants across Australia today by the Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal (FRRR) under its Tackling Tough Times Together initiative.
Mr Ramsey said the Jamestown community had received $150,000 to assist in building a regional shearing, wool pavilion and sheep industry education centre.
“This is a real game-changer for the Jamestown Showgrounds which is looking to promote the sheep industry and increase its engagement in the learning and education space,” Mr Ramsey said.
“All three projects will make a real difference for these communities.”
A community public art program at Kimba will receive $27,000 to run workshops and create a mosaic of iconic local species and the Minnipa Progress Association will receive $11,204 to upgrade the kitchen in its hall, to help reduce social isolation and improve economic development.
Mr Ramsey said a total of $15 million had been injected to the Tackling Tough Times Together program, which was also supported by a number of businesses, philanthropic organisations and individuals.
“These projects are helping drought-affected communities cope with the stress of the drought on families and businesses in rural communities while also contributing to the local economy and community infrastructure renewal.”
Further information on the Tackling Tough Times Together program and the latest round of recipients can be found on the Foundation’s website at https://www.frrr.org.au/grants/TTTT or by visiting the Australian Government Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Cities and Regional Development website at https://www.regional.gov.au/regional/programs/.