The new Proston Men’s Shed is still being fitted out internally, but the exterior was ready to take part in the Pinking Up The South Burnett cancer awareness project in October (Photo: Proston Men’s Shed)

December 1, 2020

The Proston Men’s Shed will receive $59,972 from the Foundation for Rural & Regional Renewal (FRRR) as part of its Tackling Tough Times Together grant program for drought-affected communities.

The latest round of funding was announced last Thursday.

Proston Men’s Shed Inc will receive the assistance to fit out its recently constructed building.

FRRR released $1,454,165 in grants to 41 community-led projects across Australia in the latest round.

The Federal Government has contributed $15 million towards the Tackling Tough Times Together program

Deputy Prime Minister Michael McCormack said the latest round came at a critical moment for regional Australia’s economic recovery.

“For many regional communities, the challenges of COVID-19 have compounded the longstanding impact of drought, which we know is only truly broken after 18 to 24 months of sustained good rainfall – something that still seems a long way off in a lot of places,” he said.

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