Federal funding now available for Sunshine Coast community projects

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The Sunshine Coast Council region has been recognised by the Queensland Government as being impacted by drought. Local community groups can now apply for the latest round of the Morrison Government’s Building Better Regions Funding. 

Member for Fairfax Ted O’Brien today encouraged eligible community groups on the Sunshine Coast to apply for their share of the Federal Government’s $200 million Building Better Regions Funding. 

“Many communities across Queensland are being severely impacted by the drought and the Morrison Government is doing all it can to support people who are doing it tough,” said Mr O’Brien.

“That’s why the current funding round of Building Better Regions is specifically targeting projects that will benefit communities affected by drought.

“Now that the Sunshine Coast is one of the 41 local government areas across Queensland that has been officially drought-declared, I am encouraging local community organisations to apply now.”

Mr O’Brien said that Sunshine Coast organisations have until 19 December to apply for Round 4 of the Funding Program.

Community Investment grants of $5,000 to $1 million are available for projects that provide both economic and social benefits to the local community. In addition Infrastructure grants of between $20,000 and $10 million are available for construction or building improvement works.

For more information, go to the BBRF website HERE or contact my office on 5479 2800.

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