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200129: Container Refund Scheme Roma – Maranoa Container Exchange taking over from 29th January

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Maranoa Container Exchange taking over from the Maranoa Regional Council on 29th January 2020

 

CONTAINERS FOR CHANGE NEW DROP-OFF POINTS

Maranoa Regional Council would like to advise Maranoa residents that Council will no longer be receiving containers for the Containers for Change program. Two new businesses located in Mitchell and Roma will be taking over the role as collectors.

Council will cease receiving for Containers for Change in Mitchell as of Friday, 17 January 2020 and in Roma as of Saturday, 25 January 2020.

NEW COLLECTION POINTS
Roma
Maranoa Container Refund will take over from Wednesday, 29 January 2020 at 9am. The new drop-off point will be at 52 Spencer Street South, Roma with operating hours from Wednesday to Saturday, 9am – 5pm.

Mitchell
Adrian and Robyn Mansfield will commence as collectors on Monday, 20 January 2020. The new-drop off point will be at Mansfield General Freight, Lot 4&5 Dump Road, Mitchell. Operating hours will be Monday to Friday, 1pm – 6pm.

For more information, please contact Council’s Waste Team on 1300 007 662.


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200207: NDIS and Centrelink Bus in Roma – 6th and 7th February

NDIS will be in Roma on the 6th & 7th February 2020.

We will be travelling with the Centrelink bus and can help people with access to the NDIS, information about the NDIS and existing people who have plans that may need assistance in understanding their supports under NDIS.


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ANZ Seeds of Renewal

ANZ Seeds of Renewal

Grants of up to $10,000 are made to not-for-profit community based organisations with an ABN or Incorporation Certificate. Consideration will be given to projects contributing to the development of education and employment opportunities that benefit communities with a population of 15,000 people or fewer in rural, regional and remote areas. More information.


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Australian Government’s Entrepreneurs’ Programme – Incubator Support

This initiative provides grant funding of up to $500,000 to new and existing incubators to deliver support services to Australian start-ups with an international focus in order to develop the capabilities required to succeed in international markets.   Ongoing.  More information.


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Commerce Roma

Commerce Roma

The purpose of Commerce Roma is to provide networking, advocacy, information and promotions for the current and future business community. Commerce Roma aim to increase confidence, knowledge and support for businesses in Roma in order to build a sustainable local economy.

Established in 1996, Commerce Roma was originally known as the Roma Business Development Association. A name change in 2003 initiated a fresh and new enthusiasm for Commerce development in the Maranoa.

Becoming a member will place you at the centre of business development and opportunity in the region with access to people, resources, information and promotion required to develop your business.

Mail:  PO Box 1109  Roma  Qld 4455

Email:  info@commerceroma.com.au

Website:  Commerce Roma

Facebook Page: Commerce Roma


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Drought Asssistance

FURTHER FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE AVAILABLE FOR DROUGHT AFFECTED HOUSEHOLDS

Residents affected by the ongoing drought can now access additional assistance with cash and vouchers available through the Australian Government’s Drought Community Support Initiative.

The Australian Government has engaged the Salvation Army, St Vincent de Paul Society and Rotary Australia World Community Service to deliver the initiative. Drought affected households can access up to $3,000 per household (containing up to $2,000 in cash and $1,000 in vouchers). Households should contact these organisations directly via the following details:

The Salvation Army
24-hour hotline – 1300 551 030
Website – salvos.org.au/drought

St Vincent de Paul Society
Hotline – 13 18 12
Website – www.vinnies.org.au

Rotary Australia World Community Service
Website – www.rawcs.org.au


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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
Ongoing Business Development Fund

The Business Development Fund (the Fund) is the Queensland Government’s $80 million angel and venture capital funding available to Queensland businesses. The intention of the Fund is to support the growth of innovative businesses and the creation of high-value jobs as well as attract both interstate and international investments in Queensland, thereby strengthening Queensland’s entrepreneurial and start-up eco-system.

The Fund may invest between $125,000 and $2.5 million (matched by the co-investor/s) in a Queensland business in order to turn ideas and innovations into a commercial reality.

Note, the Fund’s investment is a direct investment in the business, and is not a payment to the co-investor, a grant or a loan. Both the fund and co-investor are shareholders in the business. The Fund invests on the same equity terms as the co-investor.

For more information or to apply please visit https://advance.qld.gov.au/entrepreneurs-and-startups-industry-small-business/small-business-innovation-research

 

Round 3 closes 28 November 2019 Veteran Community Grant

The Australian Government is inviting organisations through an open, non-competitive process to
apply for grant funding under the Veteran and Community Grants Program from 1 July 2019 to 30 June 2020.

The objective of the program is to maintain and improve the independence and quality of life for members of the Australian veteran community by providing funding for projects that sustain or enhance health and wellbeing.

The intended outcomes of the program are to:

·         Deliver projects that are sustainable, financially viable and have an ongoing benefit for members of the Australian veteran community; and

·         Deliver projects that increase opportunities for members of the Australian veteran community, associated with social activity and community participation and/or improve health behaviours and support healthy places.

For more information please visit https://www.communitygrants.gov.au/grants/veteran-and-community-grants-0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

13 December 2019

Regional Agricultural Show Development Grant

The Australian Government is inviting applications via a targeted competitive process to apply for funding under the Regional Agricultural Show Development Grants Program (the program).
Funding will be available to eligible regional show societies for the maintenance and upgrade of existing infrastructure and the building, purchase, rent or construction of new infrastructure related to the running of an agricultural show on regional showgrounds.

The objectives of the program are to help:
keep agricultural shows running
bring communities together
bridge the divide between country and city.

If you would like assistance, please call the Community Grants Hub Hotline on 1800 020 283 (option 1) or email support@communitygrants.gov.au.
More information about the Community Grants Hub can be found on the Community Grants Hub website.

Ongoing Natural Disaster and Drought Assistance

Primary producers are eligible for drought assistance if their property has been drought declared by the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries.

If your vehicles garaging address is in an area where the Personal Hardship Assistance Scheme has been activated.

For more information please visit https://www.tmr.qld.gov.au/Community-and-environment/Community-engagement/Disaster-and-drought-assistance.aspx

Multiple Rounds Regional Businesses Support Packages

To support regional businesses with the phasing out of transitional and obsolete electricity tariffs by 2020 a Regional Business Support Package has been designed in response to Queensland Productivity Commission (QPC) recommendations. This package aims to help business customers better understand their electricity use, minimise their electricity costs and make informed choices about future tariff options. The package includes 5 initiatives:

·         agricultural tariff trial – tariff trial for small agricultural customers

·         large customer adjustment trial – co-contribution grants for up to 10 large business customers

·         business tariff information upgrade – development of tariff comparison tools and information

·         energy audit advice and information – energy audits for up to 20 regional businesses

For more information please visit https://www.grants.services.qld.gov.au/#/service-details/62403?answers=1002,1003,1001,-2000,4004,-3000,-5000&sortBy=status&sortDir=desc

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Multiple Rounds

The Tackling Tough Times Together

The grant program helps 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.
Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis and assessed quarterly. Projects must demonstrate a focus on one of seven activity areas, from building community resilience to improving community health and social wellbeing.

Projects can apply for funding between $20,000 and $150,000.

To find out more or apply for a grant please visit the Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal websiteRound 15 is open now.

For more informationhttps://www.frrr.org.au/grants/tackling_tough_times_together.php

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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Activities and Events Form

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Be sure to email them directly to romaforfamilies@gmail.com and attach a photo of your activity, business or logo.

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