Drought grants open

DROUGHT GRANT: Member for Barker Tony Pasin has encouraged organisations and networks to apply for funding under the Future Drought Fund.

COMMUNITY organisations and networks can access grants to drive action on drought resilience under the Future Drought Fund.

The second round of the Networks to Build Drought Resilience program has opened, supporting community organisations, networks and infrastructure that help people and communities prepare for drought.

The $2.9m program will fund events, activities, training and small-scale infrastructure projects and build community capacity by strengthening social and community networking, support, engagement and wellbeing.

Member for Barker Tony Pasin said the program will increase the presence, reach and effectiveness of community networks, with a focus on boosting community collaboration.

“This is part of a total investment of $19.2 million to 2023-24 in leadership, mentoring, community capacity building and small community infrastructure to help build drought resilience, supporting farmers and their communities,” Mr Pasin said.

“This will help us all better prepare for future droughts, especially in Barker.”

Mr Pasin encouraged interested organisations and individuals to apply directly to the Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal through its website.

Visit agriculture.gov.au/ag-farm-food/drought/future-drought-fund/networks-build-drought-resilience for more information.

Applications to the program close on November 15.