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200325: Most events, activities and services cancelled, postponed or modified due to Coronavirus (COVID-19)

As most events, activities and services in Roma have now been cancelled, postponed or modified, please check with individual organisations.
For up to date information from the Australian Government on Coronavirus (COVID-19) – please click here.
For up to date information from the Queensland Government on Coronavirus (COVID-19) – please click here.

 


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200413: Up the Creek Garage and Cars in the Garden Museum – Open over Easter

 

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Up the Creek Garage and Cars in the Garden

14 George Street Roma

  • A cover charge of $15 single and $25 double or family (day pass)
  • Classic Cars, Cars in the Garden, Pictures on the Wall, Longhorn Cattle.

Facebook Page:  Up the Creek Garage


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200430: Ann Leahy’s April 2020 Funding Update and COVID-19 Information and Support

20 March 2020

Ann Leahy’s April 2020 Funding Update  

COVID-19 Information and Support For Business Increasing the Instant Asset Write-OffThe instant asset write-off threshold has been increased from $30,000 to $150,000 and expanded access to include businesses with aggregated annual turnover of less than $500 million (up from $50 million). This applies from 12 March 2020 until 30 June 2020, for new or second‑hand assets first used or installed ready for use in this timeframe.  Further information: https://www.business.gov.au/risk-management/emergency-management/coronavirus-information-and-support-for-business/instant-asset-write-off  Backing Business InvestmentA time limited 15 month investment incentive to support business investment and economic growth over the short term, by accelerating depreciation deductions. This applies to eligible assets acquired from 12 March 2020 and first used or installed by 30 June 2021. Businesses with a turnover of less than $500 million will be able to deduct 50 per cent of the cost of an eligible asset on installation, with existing depreciation rules applying to the balance of the asset cost.  Further information: https://www.business.gov.au/risk-management/emergency-management/coronavirus-information-and-support-for-business/backing-business-investment-bbi Boosting cash flow for employersProvides $25,000 back to small and medium-sized businesses, with a minimum payment of $2,000 for eligible businesses. The payment will provide cash flow support to businesses with a turnover of less than $50 million that employ staff. The payment will be tax free. Further information: https://www.business.gov.au/risk-management/emergency-management/coronavirus-information-and-support-for-business/boosting-cash-flow-for-employers Supporting apprentices and traineesIf you employ an apprentice or trainee you may be eligible for a wage subsidy of 50 per cent of their wage paid from 1 January 2020 to 30 September 2020. You can register for the subsidy from early April 2020. Further information:  https://www.business.gov.au/risk-management/emergency-management/coronavirus-information-and-support-for-business/supporting-apprentices-and-trainees Jobs Support LoansA new $500 million loan facility, interest free for the first 12 months, to support Queensland businesses impacted by COVID-19 retain employees and maintain their operations. The $500 million concessional loan facility will comprise low interest loans of up to $250,000 for carry on finance with an initial 12-month interest free period for businesses to retain staff. The Queensland Rural and Industry Development Authority (QRIDA) is responsible for the administration of these concessional loans. Further information:  http://www.qrida.qld.gov.au/current-programs/covid-19-business-support/queensland-covid19-jobs-support-schemeDeferring payroll taxIf your business has been affected by the coronavirus (COVID-19), you can defer lodging and paying payroll tax returns until 31 July 2020.  Further information:  https://www.business.qld.gov.au/running-business/employing/payroll-tax/lodging/coronavirus-tax-relief Market diversification and resilience grantsThe Queensland Government are providing assistance for businesses impacted by the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak through the Market Diversification and Resilience Grants (MDRG) program. The MDRG program will benefit Queensland agriculture, food and fishing exporters and their critical supply chain partners, as well as industry organisations working with exporters to build resilience by diversifying into new markets (international or interstate).  Equipment purchase grants of up to $7,500 (excluding GST) are available to support new equipment purchases up to a maximum cost of $10,000 (excluding GST). Project grants of up to $50,000 (excluding GST) are also available to support project activities. Further information:  https://www.business.qld.gov.au/industries/farms-fishing-forestry/agriculture/agribusiness/market-diversification-resilience-grants COVID-19 Information and Support for Individuals Economic Support PaymentThe Government will provide a one-off $750 payment to around 6.5 million social security, veteran and other income support recipients and eligible concession card holders. Around half of those that benefit are pensioners. This payment will help to support confidence and domestic demand in the economy.Further information: https://www.servicesaustralia.gov.au/individuals/news/750-one-economic-support-payment Job seekersIf you’re isolated at home because of coronavirus, the Australian Government will grant you a Major Personal Crisis exemption for 14 days. For the Australian Government to do this you need to tell them as soon as possible after you’re isolated by calling on your regular payment line. Further information:  https://www.servicesaustralia.gov.au/individuals/subjects/affected-coronavirus-covid-19/job-seekers-and-coronavirus-covid-19  Ann Leahy’s April 2020 Regular Funding Update  Australian Government Drought Community Support Initiative (DCSI) – Round 2Up to $3,000 per household is available to farmers, farm workers or farm suppliers/contractors; who derive their primary income from farming-related activities; are experiencing hardship as a result of the drought; are over 18 years of age; who live or work in an eligible Local Government Area; and are an Australian Citizen or Permanent Resident. The application form takes approximately 10 – 15 minutes to complete.  Residents of Balonne, Bulloo, Maranoa Regional, Murweh, Paroo and Western Downs Regional Council areas apply to St Vincent de Paul Society viahttps://drought.svdp.org.au/apply  For assistance with the application (if required) Ph 1300 846 643, email: droughtrelief@svdp.org.au or visit: https://www.vinnies.org.au/page/Find_Help/drought_assistance/ Residents of Quilpie Shire apply to The Salvation Army viahttps://www.salvationarmy.org.au/need-help/rural-support/drought-community-support-initiative/   For assistance with the application (if required) Ph 1300 551 030. QCWA Public Rural Crisis Fund (PRCF) The QCWA are currently assisting farmers and their families with household support in flood and drought affected areas, in every part of Queensland. Support is given in the form of grocery vouchers, store credit or being able to pay some overdue accounts such as utility bills. For more information, Ph 07 3026 1220 email: secretary@qcwa.org.au; Ann Leahy’s Electorate Office Ph 1800 625 430 or visit:  http://www.qcwa.org.au/what-we-do/public-rural-crisis-fund/ Australian Government Support and National ServicesIndividuals, families, farms, and rural and regional communities can access a range of services and support to help them manage during times of hardship, including drought, and prepare for future conditions.   It is important that those in need of support do not self-assess their eligibility for assistance and instead seek advice from an expert, like a rural financial counsellor.  For more information on services and assistance available, please access the following link (below).   https://farmhub.org.au/explore/?region%5B%5D=qld&sort=default    The Rural Financial Counselling Service (RFCS)Provides free financial counselling to farmers, fishers, forest growers and harvesters and small related businesses who are suffering financial hardship. It’s a confidential, independent, mobile service available in all states and territories. The service offers personalised agri-business expertise to deal with hardship, help clients identify options and maximise the value of their assets. For more information call 1800 686 175 or visit www.agriculture.gov.au/rfcs.  If you do not have internet access, please contact Ann Leahy’s Electorate Office Ph 1800 625 430 or warrego@parliament.qld.gov.au; for assistance.  2020 Ergon-Energex Community FundApply online before 5pm, Friday 27 March 2020 for grants of up to $5,000 to not-for-profit community groups and organisations whose projects need a helping hand to get them across the line. Projects providing a lasting benefit to the community – like support for local disaster recovery, that encourage community identity, unlock innovative solutions using renewable and sustainable resources, or improve electrical safety through educational programs and facility upgrades will be considered. Grants up to $5,000 are available for eligible projects, and a People’s Choice bonus will be awarded, meaning an additional $5,000 going to the winner, as voted by real people across our communities.   For more information, and to apply, visit:   https://www.ergon.com.au/about-us/community/community-fund/bring-it-to-life  or contact Ann Leahy’s Electorate Office Ph 1800 625 430. Gambling Community Benefit Fund (GCBF) Applications to the Gambling Community Benefit Fund (GCBF) Round 105 will close at 11.59pm on 30 April 2020.  The GCBF funding guidelines have changed and changes can be found at  https://www.justice.qld.gov.au/community-engagement/news/2019/changes-gcbf-guidelines Grants from $500 and up to the value of $35,000 are available to eligible not-for-profit community groups. New applicants are encouraged to watch the tutorials on the website. Further assistance with  registering or applying for a grant is available on Monday to Friday, from 8.30am to 5.00pm (excluding public holidays) via Ph 3247 4284 or 1800 633 619, email cbf@justice.qld.gov.au;  Ann Leahy’s Electorate Office Ph 1800 625 430 or visit:  http://www.justice.qld.gov.au/corporate/sponsorships-and-grants/grants/community-benefit-funding-programs.  Wheelchair Accessible Taxi Grant Scheme – Round 2Applications close on 9th April 2020.  The Wheelchair Accessible Taxi Grant Scheme provides assistance up to $45,000 with a 50 per cent co-contribution from applicants, to offset the cost of purchasing and modifying a new wheelchair accessible taxi.  Full details of eligibility requirements can be found in the Scheme Guidelines. For more information: Ph 1800 623 946, email wats@qrida.qld.gov.au.  Ann Leahy’s Electorate Office Ph 1800 625 430 or visit:  http://www.qrida.qld.gov.au/current-programs/wheelchair-accessible-taxi-grant-scheme FairPlay Voucher – Round 2 (replaces Get Started Vouchers program).Round 2 closes on 1st April 2020 and vouchers expire on 13th May 2020.  Parents, carers or guardians can apply for a voucher valued up to $150 for their child/young person. Vouchers can be used towards the cost of membership, registration and/or participation fees for eligible activities with registered physical activity providers. Support will also be available for families who struggle with the cost of regular participation but have not previously met the eligibility criteria for a voucher.  As part of a limited trial, families with a combined household annual income of less than $55,000, who do not hold a Health Care Card or Pensioner Concession Card, can register an expression of interest for a FairPlay voucher.  For more information visit: https://www.qld.gov.au/recreation/sports/funding/fairplay/apply Ph 137 468, email: fairplayvouchers@npsr.qld.gov.au; or contact Ann Leahy’s Electorate Office Ph 1800 625 430.   Tackling Tough Times Together (TTTT)Tackling Tough Times Together is a rolling grants program with applications accepted at any time and assessed quarterly.  The program’s aim is to help communities access the resources they need to support one another through the ongoing effects of the drought.  Grants are available for a broad range of grassroots, community-led initiatives that directly and clearly benefit local communities.  Three tiers of grants are available:  Up to $20,000 – projects to be finalised within 18 months of approval;  Up to $60,000 – projects to be finalised within 18 months of approval;  Up to $150,000 – applications for this tier are by Expression of Interest, and multi-year projects (up to three years) are welcomed. Applicants must speak with the TTTT team to discuss their project before applying.  NOTE: Expressions of Interest close approximately 3 weeks before the quarterly due date for applications.   Projects in all tiers must clearly demonstrate a focus on one activity from the following seven areas, with a further breakdown of what can be funded on the website.  1. Building community resilience; 2. Developing organisational resilience and capacity; 3. Enhancing environmental sustainability; 4. Fostering cultural vibrancy; 5. Lifelong learning and education; 6. Economic strength; 7. Improving community health and social wellbeing.  For more information Ph 1800 170 020, email toughtimes@frrr.org.au; Ann Leahy’s Electorate Office Ph 1800 625 430 or visit:  https://www.frrr.org.au/grants/tackling_tough_times_together.php   FRRR – Strengthening Rural Communities (SRC) – Small & VitalSmall & Vital grants can be used for a wide range of purposes including: Delivering activities, programs and services; Purchasing or hiring equipment and materials; Community infrastructure projects; and Operational and administrative costs associated with a project will be considered. This could include wages, paying a skilled contractor, or paying for overhead costs incurred in the project’s delivery.  Applications must clearly demonstrate a focus on one activity from the following seven activity areas. 1. Building community resilience; 2. Developing organisational resilience and capacity; 3. Enhancing environmental sustainability; 4. Fostering cultural vibrancy; 5. Lifelong learning and education; 6. Economic strength; and 7. Improving community health and social wellbeing.  Further detailed information of activities that will be considered for funding can be found on the website. www.frrr.org.au;  Applications close on 24th September 2019, however SRC –Small & Vital is a rolling grants program with applications accepted at any time.    The cut-off for submissions and outcome advisory dates of successful applicants are listed on the website.  If you have any queries or wish to discuss your project please contact FRRR on 1800 170 020, email: info@frrr.org.au; Ann Leahy’s Electorate Office Ph 1800 625 430 or visit:  https://www.frrr.org.au/SRC_Small_Vital.php.  Other Grants and Assistance available to Businesses  Australian Government business grants and assistance:  https://business.gov.au/assistance forQueensland Government business grants and assistance: https://business.qld.gov.au; or contact Ann Leahy’s Electorate Office Ph 1800 625 430.


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201031: Funding and Grants Information from Maranoa Regional Council

Maranoa Regional Council

For more information please contact your local development officer 1300 007 662.

 

GRANTS / FUNDING
Closing Date Details
31 March 2020 Maranoa Regional Council Community Grants
Grant now open – Contact your local development officer 1300 007 662 or apply here. http://www.maranoa.qld.gov.au/services/grants
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

31 March 2020

Regional Arts Development Fund
Do you have a project in visual arts, music, theatre, drama, dancing, digital media, public art, collections or designing? The Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF) Round 1 is now open for applications!

 

Council is calling for local groups and artists to consider applying for a grant. RADF grants program supports a wide variety of projects to help promote the value of art and culture.

Download the RADF funding guidelines and application forms at http://www.maranoa.qld.gov.au/services/grants or visit your local Council Customer Service Centre or Library.

Local groups and artists have until Tuesday, 31 March 2020 to apply.

22 March 2020
Festivals Australia

Provides funding to support individual art projects at festivals or significant one-off community events, such as a town’s centenary celebration or opening of a major new community resource.

Festivals Australia will:

• provide access to a diverse range of high quality, innovative arts projects that grow audiences at festivals across regional Australia

• support partnerships and collaboration across the arts sector

• encourage community participation in arts projects at regional and remote festivals.

There is no limit to the amount of funding that may be sought, however the average funding request is around $40,000. Only one project, per organisation, per festival will be funded.
For more information visit https://www.grants.gov.au/?event=public.GO.show&GOUUID=89E4CB9A-D383-98BB-4B9E0DB4A5C36CCA

Festivals Australia does not fund projects in major cities or metropolitan locations.
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


31 March 2020

Jetstar’s Flying Start Program

Invites community groups and organisations across Australia to apply for a grant to fund a project that will enrich the lives of people in their local community. The grant includes $15,000 cash, $15,000 worth of travel with Jetstar anywhere on the Jetstar network, promotion of your community group or organisation on Jetstar’s website and Facebook page, and national and local media leverage.

Entry is open to not-for-profit community groups and organisations of any size, who are seeking funding to help enhance the lives of people in their local community; and can be classified into one of the following categories:

• Charity

• Educational and health organisations

• Arts group or organisation

• Sporting group or organisation

Judging criteria

1. The extent to which the community group or organisation is seeking funding to help enhance the lives of people in their local community in the areas of charity, health, sport, education or the arts.

2. The extent to which the community group or organisation can maximise benefits to their local community with the Jetstar Flying Start grant (i.e. the extent to which they have a tangible project or activity in mind to utilise the grant).

3. The extent to which the project or activity will celebrate and highlight the work of the community group or organisation and help boost the profile and strength of the group for the future within twelve months of the grant being awarded.

For more informationhttps://www.jetstar.com/au/en/flying-start

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Multiple Rounds

Origin Energy Community Grants

Origin is the upstream Operator of Australia Pacific LNG. Our purpose is ‘Getting energy right for our customers, communities and planet’. This includes working with our local communities to support a variety of events and programs that benefit the community through direct and in-kind contributions.

If you have an idea for an activity which will make a positive contribution to our community in the area of economic development, natural resource stewardship, community safety and wellbeing, and/or regional growth and liveability, we invite you to apply for the next round of our community grants and donations program.

Applications are welcomed from organisations and residents living in Maranoa, Western Downs, Banana Shire and Central Highlands (Rolleston and Springsure). To request an application form, or for more information, please email community.sponsorship@originenergy.com.au.

 

Applications close on 31 January/30 April/31 July/31 October 2020.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3 Feb – 15 Mar 2020

Celebrating Seniors – Community grant applications

Since first initiated in 1960 by Council on the Ageing (COTA) Queensland, Queensland Seniors Week has grown substantially.  So much so we are celebrating Queensland seniors all month-long this August!

Seniors Month provides opportunities to promote positive community attitudes towards older people and ageing, facilitate community participation, and enhance community connections, aligning with the Queensland Government’s  and COTA Queensland’s vision of building an Age-friendly Queensland.

COTA Queensland coordinates Queensland Seniors Month on behalf of the Queensland Government and receives funding to collaboratively plan, run and subsidise Seniors Month events and activities.

Starting Monday 3 February and closing Sunday 15 March, community groups, local councils and libraries can apply for up to $1,000, sharing in $100,000 of Queensland Government funding to support events and activities held during the month.

All applications and acquittals are accessed and submitted through  SmartyGrants, an online grant management system.

For more about Seniors Month and to download the subsidy guidelines visit  www.qldseniorsmonth.org.au

 


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Abundance Studios – Piano, Voice and Music Theory Instruction

Abundance Studios new logo

Private music instruction in piano, voice and music theory by Loretta Waldron.

 

Please contact Abundance Studios for more information including cost.

M: 0410 627 464 |  hello@lorettawaldron
PO Box 1227 Roma  Queensland 4455
Facebook Page:  Abundance Studios

 


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Accelerate Small Business Program

Accelerate Small Business Grants Program 

Providing targeted assistance to small businesses that demonstrate high-growth and employment aspirations, to engage high-level expertise in their business for an extended period.  Matching funding of up to $10,000 (excluding GST) may be provided to eligible businesses to engage business mentors, coaches, or an advisory board, for between 6–12 months. The funding must be matched by a cash contribution from the participating business.  Two grant payments will be made directly to the business, with 50% paid on grant approval and a further 50% paid on successful completion of the project.

For more information:  Accelerate Small Business Grants Program


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ACE Apprenticeships Centre

mrael group

 

What we do:  ACE Apprenticeships Centre operates in Qld under a contract from the Australian Government to provide information & advice regarding apprentices & trainees.  ACE will conduct the sign up, complete the training contract, register the apprenticeship with the Qld government, notify the Registered Training Organisation & administer the Federal Government employer incentives & apprentice & trainee personal benefits, if eligible.  ACE is a free service funded by the Australian Government.

Phone: 1300 ACE 4 MRAEL (1300 223 467)

Address: 14/123 Margaret Street, Toowoomba QLD 4350 (Staff travel to Roma)

Website: MRAEL Limited

 

 

 


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