FRRR offers free grant-seeker workshops for Longreach community organisations

The Foundation for Rural & Regional Renewal (FRRR) will be holding free grant-seeker workshops in July 2019, so that community groups in Longreach are more confident in applying for FRRR’s Tackling Tough Times Together (TTTT) grant program.

Targeted to drought-affected communities, FRRR’s TTTT program helps communities access the resources they need to support one another through the ongoing effects of the drought. The grants support community-based activities that both help to relieve current stressors and symptoms, and importantly, build capacity and resilience for the future.

When it comes to the drought, this region has been one of the hardest hit in Queensland, according to Emma Thomas, FRRR National Program Manager – Disaster Recovery and Resilience.

“Tackling Tough Times Together grants can be a real lifeline for communities when spirits need a lift, so we’re very happy to share our tips and tricks for preparing successful applications. The workshops are free to attend and can be a great way to translate ideas into competitive applications and to get immediate feedback.

“What you will learn can be applied to any grant application or funding request.”

The TTTT program offers grants across three tiers – up to $20,000 or up to $60,000 to support locally-led responses to the drought, with a small number of grants of up to $150,000 are also available for larger-scale, multi-year projects.

Since its national roll-out at the end of 2018 the Tackling Tough Times Together program has already supported more than a 100 drought-impacted communities distributing $2.7 million in funds.

Past TTTT grant recipient Ellen Barnes from Irvinebank School of Arts and Progress Association Inc. explains that support for rural and remote communities, in particular, small organisations with limited fundraising opportunities, is essential to ensure they stay resilient when dealing with tough times, such as drought, as they need a place to take time out and connect to community.

“Having, delivered many grant writing workshops to small not-for-profits in rural and remote and indigenous communities in my previous position, I applaud FRRR and their philanthropic partners for their continuing support and in particular for making the grant application process uncomplicated.”

FRRR’s grant seeker workshop details:
Longreach –
Date: Wednesday, 17 July 2019
Time: 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Venue: Fairmont Room, Longreach Civic and Cultural Centre, 96A Eagle St, Longreach
Registration: Email Bethea Robertson at or call 1800 170 020.

Source: FRRR