Slice of a $15m aid pie

COMMUNITY groups fighting disadvantage in Rockhampton can now get some of a $15 million grant from the Federal Government for local projects to improve the lot of the city's battlers.

The Central Queensland city was identified as one of Australia's 10 most disadvantaged centres, and was chosen to be a part of the government's "Building Australia's Future Workforce" plan.

New Minister for Human Service Kim Carr announced the funding as part of the $25 million Local Solutions Fund yesterday.

The $15 million will be available for local programs, while the further $10 million will fund the best ideas to be rolled out around the country.

"The entrenched disadvantage in our society has meant that lots of people are missing out on the opportunities this country can provide," Mr Carr said.

For more information, visit: www.humanservices.gov.au and see: Local Solutions Fund.



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