Townsville Rotary is helping out communities in North West Queensland still in the grip of drought.
The Rotary Club of Townsville Sunrise is coordinating the distribution a million dollars of federal funds to Flinders, McKinlay and Richmond shires in a Drought Communities Support Initiative to help farmers, farm workers and businesses that directly support them.
The Drought Communities Support Initiative assist drought-declared areas by supporting projects that directly benefit affected regions with grants of up to $3000.
The funds can only be spent in the Flinders (Hughenden), Richmond or McKinlay (Julia Creek) council areas between March and June 2019.
The Rotary Project has begun identifying eligible grant recipients in the three Shires, with the grants distributed in either early March or early May.
“Local knowledge is the key to success, so we’re inviting people in the three districts to go the Rotary Project website droughtrelief.org and nominate themselves or someone else,” Rotary Project Manager Lee Cox said.
“A third option is for anyone, regardless of where they live, to make a donation through the website,”
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