Ngapa Kai Kai on display at the Mitchell on Maranoa Gallery. Photo Richard Coombs
Ngapa Kai Kai on display at the Mitchell on Maranoa Gallery. Photo Richard Coombs

$10k in funding to light up local artists

A LIGHTING transformation will lure tourists to the Maranoa to check out what our local artists have to offer.

Maranoa MP David Littleproud announced on Wednesday that the Mitchell on Maranoa Gallery will receive $10,113 secured through the Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal’s Tackling Tough Times Together (TTTT) program.

“The initiative to install LED lighting will bring fresh enthusiasm for what’s available at the Mitchell on Maranoa Gallery – it’s a win-win situation,” Mr Littleproud said.

“Local artists continue to have an opportunity to showcase their works and more tourists checking out what’s on offer boils down to local ventures being supported and the local economy stimulated.

“These projects help drought-affected communities cope with the stress of drought while also contributing to the local economy and community infrastructure renewal.”

In total, Maranoa communities secured $294,686 through Round 15 of the TTTT grant program.

The majority of projects funded in this round seek to reduce volunteer fatigue and boost the operations of local not-for-profit organisations in drought communities.

The Federal Government is backing drought-affected communities by providing more than $8 billion in drought assistance and concessional loans to support those experiencing hardship.

More information on the Tackling Tough Times Together program and the latest round of recipients can be found at https://www.frrr.org.au/grants/TTTTor by visiting https://www.regional.gov.au/regional/programs/.


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