REPORT: The Dalby Welcoming Community will be receiving over $46,000 to support six local community groups
REPORT: The Dalby Welcoming Community will be receiving over $46,000 to support six local community groups

Dalby groups set to receive massive $46k funding boost

THE Dalby Welcoming Community will be receiving over $46,000 to support six local community groups in Dalby through the development or marking and business strategies.

The group is one of 11 community-led projects that will help tackle the ongoing challenges faced by drought-affected communities across Queensland.

11 communities are sharing in $390,136 in grants, through the Foundation for Rural & Regional Renewal’s (FRRR) Tackling Tough Times Together (TTTT) program.

The TTTT program helps local groups in rural, regional and remote communities Australia-wide tackle the effects of the drought by building capacity, reducing social isolation, developing leadership and skills training, improving social and educational participation, and stimulating economic activity. In total, this round of TTTT funded 36 community-led projects across Australia valued at nearly $1.3 million.

Deanne Cavalier, TTTT Program Manager, said that the Tackling Tough Times Together program was specifically designed to help drought-affected communities to build on the strengths and resilience that exist within the community.

“Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, we know local leaders still have ideas about how they can support their community, they just need someone to back their ideas. Thanks to our donor partners, FRRR is able to help local groups to seed and strengthen, adapt and evolve, and innovate and renew their community,” she said.

“This round of TTTT really showed the impact that COVID-19 is having on the capacity of volunteers, as their focus turns towards their families and concerns of job security.

“This naturally has had flow-on effects on the capacity of community groups to maintain continuity of services and their ability to maintain momentum on community-focused projects.

“While this certainly limits resources, we want local groups to know that we are here to support them and will continue to back them as they find ways that they can best support their community.”


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