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Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal—community grants

The Australian Government has provided $15 million toward the Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal"s Tackling Tough Times Together program to support regional communities across Australia experiencing the devastating effects of the current drought.

For details of this program, which is administered by the Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal, including application processes, guidelines and other information, please go to

In this section you will find information on programs to benefit communities and regions around the country