The Tackling Tough Times Together grant program helps communities access the resources they need to support one another through the ongoing effects of the drought. As photos show, the impact of the drought is being widely felt.
Grants of up to $15,000 are now available across most of Queensland (see Guidelines for eligible Council areas). A small number of grants valued at up to $50,000 are also available for larger-scale and multi-year projects that have a broader impact.
Funding will support community-based activities that both help to relieve current stressors and symptoms, but most importantly, build capacity and resilience for the future. Funds could also support activities that engage people in being active, exploring options and creating something that will stand the test of tough times.
The program was founded by the Tim Fairfax Family Foundation, and is now further supported by the Qantas Foundation and a number of individual supporters.
We welcome contributions from other donors to this program. To discuss your involvement, please call 1800 170 020.