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$15 million has been provided by the Federal Government in an effort to aid not-for-profit community groups in delivering projects in drought-affected areas of the country. 

Grants of up to $20,000 are being distributed to community groups in delivering projects in drought-affected areas of Australia. Tackling Tough Times Together is a rolling program, which means that applications will be accepted at any time. They'll be ideal for organisations focusing on lowering social isolation, providing development and training, democratic participation, reducing disadvantage caused by the drought, building capacity and supporting the local economic recovery and/or renewal. 

"This program is designed to provide flexible funding to support community-based activities that both help to relieve current stressors and symptoms, and most importantly, build capacity and resilience for the future. Funds could also support activities that engage your local community in being proactive, exploring options and creating something that will stand the test of tough times...We welcome the opportunity to discuss project concepts, so please don't hesitate to get in touch once you've read the program guidelines and associated documents, and reviewed our grant writing resources. FRRR will be conducting workshops and sessions for grant-seekers to help with developing ideas."

- Foundation for Rural & Regional Renewal

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