Drought funding for regional communities

Communities in Cambrai and Greenock will be the beneficiaries of projects funded by the Foundation for Rural & Regional Renewal's Tackling Tough Times Together program.

The Cambrai Sports Club and the Greenock Institute will have upgrades which total more than $36,000.

Member for Barker Tony Pasin said the Federal Government was continuing its support for drought-affected communities.

"The Tackling Tough Times Together program has a range of benefits, including keeping money flowing through shops and suppliers and creating jobs for communities which have been disadvantaged by drought," Mr Pasin said.

"In the electorate of Barker projects to be funded under this latest round of grants include the Greenock Institute Kitchen renewal, which will receive $26,390 to upgrade the kitchen to enhance community events and functions with catering and $10,603 for the Cambrai Sports Club for flooring renewal.

"These projects in Cambrai and Greenock are both very worth projects that will benefit the whole community,"

The Foundation has been supporting numerous renewal projects in drought-affected areas of South Australia to help rural communities deal with the drought and contribute to the local economy.

"Many projects funded this round will help reduce volunteer fatigue, enhance social participation and boost the operations of local not-for-profit organisations, which are all crucial to drought-affected regional communities," Mr Pasin said.

For more information on the Tackling Tough Times Together program visit www.frrr.org.au/grants/TTTT or www.regional.gov.au/regional/programs.