Blackall-based community organization Red Ridge will receive $17,600 from the government’s Tackling Regional Adversity through Integrated Care (TRAIC) grants program designed to help reduce the negative effects that droughts, disasters and other crises can have on regional communities.
The grants scheme, introduced last year, encourages community-based groups to develop and promote mental health support networks in regions affected by natural disasters.
Red Ridge joins 8 other successful organizations and will be developing community resilience-building strategies, projects and activities that develop and promote community networks, build awareness of mental health issues and encourage individuals to seek help if needed”
Red Ridge’s Louise Campbell says they were delighted to receive the grant and the additional funding would see their program support Queenslanders from very remote communities, particularly Aboriginal men and youth.
“Our community led program, Lost Art Bush Craft, is in high demand and this grant will bring more people together through craft and health activities.”