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    Minister for Health and Minister for Ambulance Services
    The Honourable Cameron Dick

    Winton Shire Council to share in $500,000 grants program

    Minister for Health and Minister for Ambulance Services
    The Honourable Cameron Dick

    Friday, October 13, 2017

    Winton Shire Council to share in $500,000 grants program

    Winton Shire Council will share in a $500,000 Palaszczuk government grant scheme designed to help reduce the negative effects that droughts, disasters and other crises can have on regional communities in Queensland.

    The Tackling Regional Adversity through Integrated Care (TRAIC) grants program was introduced last year and encourages community-based groups to develop and promote mental health support networks in regions affected by natural disasters.

    Minister for Health and Ambulance Services Cameron Dick said the successful groups will receive grants for 13 vital community resilience-building projects.

    “We received strong interest from organisations keen to improve the mental health and wellbeing in Queensland communities affected by natural disasters, including 88 applications from 50 organisations across Queensland,” he said.

    “The nine successful organisations 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.”

    Winton Shire Council’s Acting Mayor Cr Shane Mann said the $6,426 TRAIC grant would help deliver social and emotional workshops in their community, designed to support the younger generation with resilience and social emotional profiling.

    “We’re really pleased to have received the funding from the State Government, our younger population face different challenges today and we strive to provide as much support for and exposure to these programmes,” Cr Mann said.

    Mr Dick said the community-based grants program was designed to help and encourage local people to develop local programs and initiatives to support each other.

    “I have no doubt the quality and diversity of the 13 projects funded under this program will deliver positive outcomes for the communities for which they have been designed,” he said. 

    The grants are funded as part of the Palaszczuk Government’s $3.5 million Tackling Regional Adversity through Integrated Care (TRAIC) scheme, announced November 2015.

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