Ru­ral cash up for grabs

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - NEWS -

LO­CALS are urged to get their ap­pli­ca­tions in for the lat­est round of the Bligh Gov­ern­ment’s $2 mil­lion Build­ing Ru­ral Com­mu­ni­ties Fund. MP for Cook Ja­son O’Brien said the sec­ond round closes to­day and el­i­gi­ble or­gan­i­sa­tion should get their ap­pli­ca­tions in as soon as pos­si­ble. “There is a strong competition for the funds, with 55 or­gan­i­sa­tions in round one shar­ing in more than $465,000 for a range of projects to boost ru­ral economies,” he said. El­i­gi­ble ru­ral or­gan­i­sa­tions can ap­ply for up to $10,000 each in fund­ing to im­ple­ment projects that im­prove the eco­nomic, so­cial, en­vi­ron­men­tal and cul­tural ca­pac­ity of their com­mu­ni­ties. Or­gan­i­sa­tions must ei­ther be an in­cor­po­rated not-for-profit or­gan­i­sa­tion, a lo­cal gov­ern­ment en­tity or a Re­gional and Re­mote Area De­vel­op­ment Or­gan­i­sa­tions. “If any­one re­quires as­sis­tance or a letter of sup­port, please con­tact my of­fice on 1800 816 264 or email cook@par­lia­ment.qld.gov.au,” Mr O’Brien said.

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