The Morrison Government is continuing to back drought-affected communities, with two projects in Barker electorate to receive Federal Government funding under the Foundation for Rural & Regional Renewal’s Tackling Tough Times Together program.

Federal Member for Barker Tony Pasin said the Government was pleased to support the Foundation’s crucial work of stimulating regional economies while strengthening social connections in drought-affected communities.

“The Tackling Tough Times Together program has a range of benefits, including keeping money flowing through shops and suppliers and creating jobs for communities which have been disadvantaged by drought,” Mr Pasin said. 

“In the electorate of Barker projects to be funded under this latest round of grants include the Greenock Institute Kitchen Renewal, which will receive $26,390 to upgrade the kitchen to enhance community events and functions with catering and $10,603 for the Cambrai Sportsclub for flooring renewal.

Mr Pasin said projects supported through the program help rural communities cope with the stress of drought on families and businesses while contributing to the local economy and infrastructure renewal.

“Many projects funded this round will help reduce volunteer fatigue, enhance social participation and boost the operations of local not-for-profit organisations, which are all crucial to drought-affected regional communities,” Mr Pasin said.

“These projects in Cambrai and Greenock are both very worth projects that will benefit the whole community,” Mr Pasin said.

“Standing together is important now more than ever and communities can rest assured the Government continues to have their back, with money already flowing through rolling grants as part of our more than $8 billion drought support package.”

More information on the Tackling Tough Times Together program and the latest round of recipients can be found on the Foundation’s website at

or by visiting the Australian Government Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications website at