November 14, 2019
South Burnett community groups have been encouraged to apply for grants under Round 4 of the Federal Government’s “Building Better Regions Fund” (BBRF).
The aim of the grants is to boost employment, build more resilient economies and grow stronger communities.
Round 4 – worth a total $200 million – has been specifically targeted at drought-affected communities.
The grants will be distributed in two streams: for infrastructure and for community-based projects.
Up to $10 million per project will be available through the infrastructure stream and up to $1 million for community-based projects.
“Previous projects have ranged from building community-based aged care facilities, training programs to support young people in starting their own business and improving freight access to airports,” Member for Maranoa David Littleproud said.
“BBRF invests in projects that are shovel-ready and pave the way for our communities to thrive and survive well into the future.”
Applications opened on November 14 and will close on December 19.