Tackling Tough Times Together

Young spectators enjoying entertainment at the Tambo Show

The Tackling Tough Times Together (TTTT) grant program helps communities access the resources they need to support one another through the ongoing effects of the drought.

Round 22 is now complete. We are currently assessing applications, with outcomes announced in late November.

While this was the final round of TTTT supported by the Australian Government, funding from other donors remains. We are taking this opportunity to review the program to ensure future rounds support communities where the impacts of drought are being felt most strongly.

We expect TTTT to re-open in the first half of 2022. Subscribe to FRRR eNews or follow us on social media to stay up to date.

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Community organisations seeking funding now should visit the Find Funding Now page

I have a question, who can I talk to?


Jane Crane
Phone: 1800 170 020
Email: toughtimes@frrr.org.au

“Thallon Progress Association Incorporated received a Round 16 grant to reduce social isolation through the installation of a permanent shade structure over the iconic “William the Wombat” playground sculpture in Thallon.
Once again FRRR’s support has enabled us to complete a very worthwhile project and provide a much-needed facility for the community of Thallon.”

Leanne Brosnan, Secretary, Thallon Progress Association Incorporated

Inspiration – Past projects

Explore some of the projects we’ve previously funded to see how other organisations have helped their community thrive.

A teacher coaching young musicians

Tenterfield and the
beat of the bush

Around 100 kids in regional NSW and QLD attended a week-long music school run by internationally acclaimed music educators. Children from all over the region who had never met one another, played an instrument nor sung in a choir before this program amazed their family members with the talent and skills they had learnt in just five days.

Boulia community using the bbq trailer

Chill’n’Grill –
BBQing for Boulia

The Council received a $26,000 grant from the Tackling Tough Times Together program, funded by Tim and Gina Fairfax, to purchase their new Chill’n’Grill BBQ trailer. The trailer included a fridge and safety equipment, which would allow community groups to transport and operate it safely.

Ripples of resilience
on Eyre Peninsula

A $20,000 Tackling Tough Times Together grant has made a significant difference to the lives of more than 50 year 10 students – and their families – on the Eyre Peninsula, in South Australia. The grant went toward the salaries and operational costs of delivering the Youth Opportunities program.

Greening the
Sunset Strip Village

Sunset Strip Village’s community centre precinct has been transformed into a green oasis, thanks to a $19,070 TTTT grant funded by the Australian Government.

Cowell Silo Art Project
in Franklin Harbour

The Franklin Harbour Community Development Group sought to expand their local tourism market in a bid to stimulate the local economy, which has been adversely affected by the flow on effects from a community in drought.