Tackling Tough Times Together program

The Federal Government has provided $15 million to assist the Foundation for Regional and Rural Renewal with its Tackling Tough Times Together program.

Grants of up to $20,000 are now available across drought-affected communities nationally. A smaller number of grants valued at up to $60,000 and $150,000 are also available for larger-scale and multi-year projects that have a broader impact. Applications will be accepted on an ongoing basis and assessed quarterly.

Through the program the Foundation will operate a rolling small grants program to support drought affected regional communities. Grants will be distributed quickly across all States and Territories to regions impacted by drought.

Small grants will be available to not-for-profit community groups to deliver projects in drought-affected regions focusing on reducing social isolation, leadership development and skills training, social and educational participation, addressing disadvantage caused by the drought, reducing volunteer fatigue, building capacity and supporting local economic recovery or renewal.

This funding will support community-based activities to relieve current stressors and symptoms while also building capacity and resilience for the future..

Tackling Tough Times Together is a rolling grants program, which means that applications will be accepted at any time.

Round 11 (Late January 2019) –  applications received by 27 November 2018.
Round 12 (Early May 2019)  –  applications received by 5 February 2019.
Round 13 (Late July 2019) – applications received by 30 April 2019.
Round 14 (Late October 2019) – applications received by 30 August 2019.

To see case studies – here – of past eligible projects.

For program guidelines and applications forms please click here.

If you have any queries or wish to discuss your project, please contact the Program Manager on 1800 170 020