• Four Cape York Projects Announced Successful Grant Recipients
• Fund supports key community projects in regional and remote communities
• Nationwide, 147 projects will share in $6.9 million which spurs and extra $5.4 million in investment
CAPE York will benefit socially and culturally with four community projects being awarded grants under the Coalition’s Building Better Regions Fund.
FEDERAL member for Leichhardt said four successful projects from Far North Queensland have been announced today under Round One of the Australian Government’s Building Better Regions Fund (BBRF).
The four projects are:
• The Dr Edward Koch Foundation will receive $39,562 towards its $52,750 project which will deliver culturally appropriate Suicide Awareness and Prevention Workshops in remote indigenous communities across Cape York.
• The Napranum Aboriginal Shire Council has been awarded $100,000 towards its $100,000 Western Cape Cultural Festival project at Mission River.
• The Northern Peninsula Area Regional Council will receive $100,000 towards its $150,000 Cultural Festival project at Bamaga.
• The fourth successful applicant, Just Us Theatre Ensemble, receiving $87,389 towards its $286,706 project to deliver a 10 week tour of its Indigenous Theatre work “ Proppa Solid” to remote and very remote communities in Far North Queensland.
Mr Entsch congratulated all the grant recipients on producing projects that would improve local lives, economies and community engagement in areas that often miss out due to their remoteness.
“I’m really pleased to see four projects form Leichhardt receive a fair slice of funding from the Building Better Regions Fund,” MP said.
“This announcement is a real boost to remote communities in Far North Queensland.
“Without the Building Better Regions Fund, these community investment projects often struggle to get funding,” Mr Entsch said.
Minister for Regional Development Fiona Nash said the Building Better Regions Fund Community Investment Stream was investing $6.9 million in community projects throughout regional Australia.
“I aim to help build the kinds of regional communities our children and grandchildren either want to stay in or come back to. These projects help to do that.”
The Building Better Regions Fund is investing $500 million to foster economic growth in rural, regional, and remote communities.