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Council is calling for expressions of interest from groups able to use a new round of Drought Community Support Funding to offer benefits to the community through the staging of activities and events.

The Drought Community Support Fund seeks to support connectedness, social-wellbeing and increase access to support services in drought affected communities.

The fund is distributed to Councils by Remote Area Planning And Development (RAPAD) on behalf of The Department of Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services. Each of the seven RAPAD councils is receiving $82,500 to fund projects in their region.

Last year the fund contributed to 14 community organisations, aiding the delivery of events in Ilfracombe, Isisford, Yaraka and Longreach.

Interested groups and associations wanting more information can contact Council’s Community and Youth Development Officer on (07) 4658 4117 or via email:

Expressions of Interest close at 5:00pm, Friday 10 March 2017.