Orange might have missed out on $1.2 million in grants the Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal is giving to 43 drought-affected communities across Australia as part of the Tackling Tough Times Together program.
The funding was given to communities in mostly smaller drought-affected areas of NSW, Queensland, Victoria and South Australia.
However, unsuccessful applicants have been invited to reapply with the next round with applications due on February 20.
Although no funding went to Orange, money did go to other communities inthe Central West with the Carrawobitty Rural Retreat run by the Forbes Arts Society getting $2983 for a creative writing retreat, while the Bogan Gate Golf Club will get $11,635 to rejuvinate its kitchen and Boorowa Community Landcare Group will get $17,700 for a rejuvenation forum and projects.
There will be $4930 for a two-day Working in Groups workshop at Cassilis and $11,200 will go to a Grease and Oil Change Workshop that is about improving health and wellbeing at Trundle.
A $55,132 grant will go towards the Cowra Business Hub and $46,454 towards stage two of he Geurie Racecourse and Recreation Reserve Revitalisation Project.
Coonamble will get $20,000 for workshops and mentoring at eight locations Weaving for Wellness Outback Arts Incorporated, $150,000 will go to the the Coonamble and Castlereagh District Landcare and Coonamble Neighbourhood Centre to be used over three years so events can be run in Coonamble, Gilgandra and Coonabarabran.
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