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Applications wanted for second round federal Networks to build drought resilience fund
Applications for the second round of the Networks to Build Drought Resilience program have now opened.
Local MP Darren Chester said the program was a part of the Federal Government's Future Drought Fund to help communities prepare for drought. "This program is designed to support community organisations, networks and infrastructure that help people and communities prepare for drought," Mr Chester said.
Local MP Darren Chester encouraged eligible organisations to apply for the second round of the Networks to Build Drought Resilience program
Lessen impact on farmers and community
Mr Chester said this was part of the Federal Government's investment in drought impacted communities. "Ensuring our communities and agricultural sectors are prepared for drought, helps to lessen the impact on our farmers and the wider community. The program will fund events, activities, training and small-scale infrastructure that assists communities in building their drought resilience capacity," Mr Chester said.
"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. I encourage all eligible organisations with projects in Gippsland to apply and help boost the region's drought resilience."
The Future Drought Fund's Networks to Build Drought Resilience program is administered by the Foundation for Rural & Regional Renewal. Applications close November 15, 2021. For further information or to apply visit the Future Drought Fund's Networks to Build Drought Resilience.
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