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Baby Change Facilities

I have list of the places in Roma with baby change facilities in the Places and Facilities section. If you have a place to add or a correction to make to this list please email romaforfamilies@gmail.com.


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Be Healthy and Safe Maranoa – Maranoa Regional Council

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  • Want to find a fun way to get active?
  • Want to learn more about food and cooking for a healthier lifestyle?
  • Are you simply looking for a way to get healthy but don’t know where to start?

Council’s Be Healthy & Safe Maranoa initiative exists to motivate and support residents of the Maranoa to live happier and healthier lives. With a range of programs, activity and events on offer throughout the region, Be Healthy & Safe Maranoa has a vision to see an exciting well-being culture emerge in our community.

Residents are encouraged to get involved in the free or affordable programs and activities in their area today!

 

For more information, please click the links below:

Be Healthy Maranoa

Be Healthy Maranoa – Getting Active

Be Healthy Maranoa – Food and Nutrition

Be Healthy Maranoa – General Well- Being


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Event 180223: Queensland Greats Awards

Category : Events , News

Queensland Greats Awards 2018To learn more about the awards and the online nomination process, visit the website,
email or phone 07 3003 9200.

Nominations close 5 pm, Friday 23 February 2018.

Recipients of the 2018 Awards will be announced at a ceremony in Brisbane on the eve of Queensland Day, 5 June 2018.


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Event 180225: Queensland Anzac Centenary Grants – Lasting Legacies – Round 6

Queensland Anzac Centenary Grants – Lasting Legacies – Round 6 

For amounts from $20,001 to $80,000.  Grants acknowledging the First World War or significant Queensland military milestones in the past 100 years are available for, but not limited to historical research and educational projects, preservation and conservation, interpretation and/or display of First World War history, stories, memorabilia and artefacts, the acquisition of First World War memorabilia, the restoration or enhancement of existing memorials and honour boards and public commemorative events. More information.


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Event 180228: Ann Leahy’s Funding Update – February 2018

 

 

Ann Leahy’s February 2018 Funding Update

 

Ann Leahy’s Scholarships Guide

The Guide is a summary of contact numbers and website addresses for scholarships at major universities, agricultural colleges, training and apprenticeship information, and a listing of scholarships in a range of areas such as rural industry, veterinary, medicine, pharmacy, teaching, sport, engineering and the arts. Should any other students, teachers or mature age students require a copy it will be made available upon request from my Electorate Offices Ph 1800 814 479 or Ph 1800 625 430 or email warrego@parliament.qld.gov.au.

 

Gambling Community Benefit Fund (GCBF)

The Gambling Community Benefit Fund (GCBF) round 96 is now open and closes at 11:59pm on Wednesday 28th February 2018.  Grants up to the value of $35,000 are available to eligible not-for-profit community groups. For more information contact the Coordinator 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  

 

Regional Arts Fund – Quick Response Grants

Grants of up to $3,000 for individuals and organisations are available and applications must be received at least 4 weeks before activity start date.  Round 1 funding applications will be accepted from Thursday, 1st February 2018 and close on Thursday 31st May 2018 or sooner if funds are expended.  For more information Ph 3034 4016 or 1800 175 531, email raf@arts.qld.gov.au  contact Ann Leahy’s Electorate Office Ph 1800 625 430 or to register and/or login to submit an application visit:   http://www.arts.qld.gov.au/aq-funding/6170-regional-arts-fund

 

Youngcare Home Soon Grants

Applications close on Friday, 1st June 2018.  Home Soon Grants provide between $5,000-$20,000 (up to $50,000 in exceptional circumstances) for funding of eligible equipment, home modifications and services such as respite or in-home care for individuals aged between 18 and 65 who are currently living in residential aged care, hospital or a rehabilitation centre and who wish to return home or to supported accommodation.  Applicants must be residing in Queensland and must be supported by an eligible organisation.  For more information, contact Youngcare Connect Ph 1800 844 727, email youngcareconnect@youngcare.com.au  contact Ann Leahy’s Electorate Office Ph 1800 625 430 or visit https://www.youngcare.com.au/our-work/home-soon-grants/

 

The SunSmart Shade Creation Initiative 2018 Grant Scheme

Applications can be made from Monday, 12th February and must be submitted by 5pm on Friday, 9th March 2018.  Designed to assist organisations who have limited funds to increase sun protection the initiative provides 50 per cent matched funding up to $2000 for portable shade and up to $5000 for permanent shade for not-for-profit community organisations and schools that cater to children 0-18 years.   Any questions about the SunSmart Shade Creation Initiative can be emailed to sunsmartapplications@cancerqld.org.au; contact the Cancer Council Ph 131120, Ann Leahy’s Electorate Office Ph 1800 625 430 or visit:

https://cancerqld.org.au/cancer-prevention/programs-resources/sunsmart-shade-initiative-2017/

 

Made in Queensland

The $20 million grants program is aimed at increasing jobs in Queensland based small to medium manufacturing businesses.  Owners are invited to register their interest in the program.   Those eligible will receive support to undertake a benchmarking program which will address areas where their businesses can become more competitive and create high-value jobs.  For more information and to register interest, visit https://statedevelopment.qld.gov.au/industry-development/made-in-queensland.html Email:  madeinqueensland@dsd.qld.gov.au Ph 137468 or contact Ann Leahy’s Electorate Office Ph 1800 625 430.

 

ANZ Tennis Hot Shots Community Grants

Nominate a tennis club, tennis centre, school, association or other tennis venue affiliated with Tennis Australia that delivers the ANZ Tennis Hot Shots program to have the chance to receive a grant of $10,000 and other prizes.   Applications close at 10.59pm AEST on Wednesday 28th February 2018.  For more information email:  tennisgrants@anz.com; contact Ann Leahy’s Electorate Office Ph 1800 625 430 or visit:  https://www.gamesavematch.anz.com

 

Arrow Energy Brighter Futures Program – Round 1 2018 

Closes on 2nd March 2018 and supports local organisations that are dedicated to developing stronger Queensland communities in the areas of health and safety, education and the environment.  For more information Ph 1800 038 856, email: brighterfutures@arrowenergy.com.au; contact Ann Leahy’s Electorate Office Ph 1800 625 430 or visit: https://www.arrowenergy.com.au/community/brighter-futures

 

Aim for the Stars – The Layne Beachley Foundation

Online applications are being accepted and close on 31st March 2018 for the annual Scholarships. Open to girls and young women, 12 years of age and above at 31st January 2018 who are long-term (continuing) Australian residents with initiative and passion, committed to achieving a dream in their field of choice. Scholarships including $4,000 grants will be awarded in the categories of Arts, Music & Entertainment; Business, Leadership & Community; Science, Technology & Innovation; Environment & Sustainability, and Sport.  For more information contact Kelly Holcroft, Head of Scholarships and Alumni Ph: 0405 612 055 email kelly@aimforthestars.com.au; Ann Leahy’s Electorate Office Ph 1800 625 430 or visit http://www.aimforthestars.com.au/

 

HP Kids Fund

Applications close on 5th February 2018.  Principals and Teachers can apply for a $10,000 grant to be used towards HP technology, by creating a short, engaging video (maximum 60 seconds) describing how this grant could help students at their school be more innovative and achieve better STEM learning outcomes. For further information Ph 1800 770 456, email kidsfund@thehphub.com contact Ann Leahy’s Electorate Office Ph 1800 625 430 or visit:  http://kidsfund.thehphub.com

 

Inger Rice Foundation

Ongoing grants of amounts up to $5,000 are available through the program that seeks to fund incorporated organisations involved with supporting relationships between young children and their families/carers, in particular, children from pre-birth to primary school entry (0-5) within Australia.  Eligible activities include: Early intervention programs, Family support programs, Resources, Training required for implementation of programs, Eligible applicants include incorporated organisations. For more information contact the program administrator Ph 0438 897 933 email:  inger.rice.foundation@gmail.com  or contact Ann Leahy’s Electorate Office Ph 1800 625 430.

 

Get Started Vouchers – Round 11

Voucher applications opened on 24th January 2018 and provide up to $150 to those who can least afford to join a sport or recreation club. The predominate eligibility criteria for the program is for the child/young person, or the parent, guardian or carer, to hold a valid Centrelink Health Care Card or Pensioner Concession Card with the child/young person’s name on it. If there are significant issues that prevent the parent/carer/guardian from applying, a referral agent may apply on their behalf. Voucher applications will close on if not fully allocated as expected prior. For more information visit: https://www.qld.gov.au/recreation/sports/funding/getinthegame/getstarted/clubs-terms/#application or contact Ann Leahy’s Electorate Office Ph 1800 625 430 or if acting as a referral agent, visit https://www.qld.gov.au/recreation/sports/funding/getinthegame/getstarted/refer/

 

Get Planning Spaces – Round 1

Applications open on 12th February 2018 and close on 18th April 2018 for funding of up to $100,000 for organisations to develop quality infrastructure planning to improve the decision making and strategic planning for sport and recreation infrastructure across Queensland.  Eligible projects include: state wide facility planning, regional recreation planning, regional sports facility planning, local sport/recreation planning, sport and recreation precinct master planning.  Eligible organisations can only be funded for one project. For further information:  state level organisations – contact your client manager Ph 3338 9259, local government authorities contact the nearest regional office on 1300 656 191 for information on eligibility requirements and the application process, email southwestsportrec@nprsr.qld.gov.au; contact Danny Nearhos Ph 4531 8526 (Maranoa and Western Downs), Anna Barrett Ph 4596 1006 (Balonne), Dana Bradow Ph 4596 1006 (Bulloo, Murweh, Paroo and Quilpie), Ann Leahy’s Electorate Office Ph 1800 625 430 or visit:  www.qld.gov.au/recreation/sports/funding/getinthegame/

 

Norman Wettenhall Foundation – Small Environmental Grants Scheme 

Offering varying amounts in support of groups or individuals undertaking projects that will make a positive difference to the natural living environment, in land, sea or air, rural or urban. Projects meeting eligibility criteria around flora and fauna conservation, threatened mammal conservation, and landscape restoration and education will be favourably received and should involve any of the following:-  monitoring, recording and sharing data;  delivering community education;  providing community capacity building (e.g. skills training, organisation);   research and science. For more information Ph 03 5472 1316 email beth@nwf.org.au  contact Ann Leahy’s Electorate Office Ph 1800 625 430 or visit:  http://nwf.org.au/grants/small-environmental-grants/

 

Queensland Anzac Centenary Grant – Spirit of Service – Round 5

Online applications will close on Sunday, 4th March 2018 at 9pm for projects under $20,000 commemorating the Australian centenary of the First World War, and the outstanding service and sacrifice of Queensland’s men and women. The program prioritises projects that are focused on the First World War, however funding may be available for projects or activities that commemorate other wars, conflicts and peacekeeping operations.  Eligible local councils, universities, parents and citizens or parents and friends associations, incorporated associations or bodies (e.g. RSL, church or club) corporations operating on a not-for-profit basis are encouraged to submit applications by the closing date.  For more information Ph 3003 9173 email: anzac100grants@premiers.qld.gov.au; contact Ann Leahy’s Electorate Office Ph 1800 625 430 or visit http://anzac100.initiatives.qld.gov.au/grants/

 

The Courier Mail Children’s Fund

Offering financial support to charitable organisations throughout Queensland to help them meet the needs of children with special needs, matching funds raised by successful applicants. Eligible organisations must be registered Australian charities endorsed as deductible gift recipients (but not another ancillary fund).  Deductible Gift Recipients must be listed with the Australian Taxation Office under Item 1of the Table in Section 30.15 of the Income Tax Assessment Act, 1936.  Eligible activities include financial assistance for:   – Mobility and learning aids.  – Recreational and respite programs.  –  New technologies. – Medical equipment.  – Educational equipment and assistance.  There are no minimum or maximum funding amounts specified.  This program is open on an ongoing basis: – .For more information, contact Program administrator at The Courier-Mail Children’s Fund T: 07 3666 6073 E: cmcf@news.com.au; contact Ann Leahy’s Electorate Office Ph 1800 625 430 or visit:  http://www.childrens.fund/how-you-can-apply/

 

The Sidney Myer Fund and the Myer Foundation Small Grants Program

Supports initiatives targeting the following groups: communities experiencing social and economic exclusion with particular emphasis on Indigenous Australians, asylum seekers and refugees, and people living in isolated rural and remote areas of Australia, children and young people from disadvantaged backgrounds who lack the opportunity to improve their wellbeing. The program supports small, discreet projects that meet the needs of a community rather than supplementary funding for large projects. Open on an ongoing basis for further information contact Ann Leahy’s Electorate Office Ph 1800 625 430 or the Myer Foundation E:  admin@myerfoundation.org.au; or visit:  www.myerfoundation.org.au/grants

 

Farm Management Grants – Succession Planning Rebates

Access to rebates of up to $2500 are now available to help tackle family business and succession planning costs.   Professional advice in relation to succession planning, or a family member wanting to acquire an interest in the family business, can apply for a rebate of up to 50% of fees paid for the advice, with a maximum of $2500 per applicant, per financial year.  Advice must come from a suitably qualified professional adviser such as an accountant, financial planner or solicitor. For further information on how eligible applicants in receipt of professional advice can apply for a rebate on fees paid for the service, visit: http://www.qrida.qld.gov.au/ freecall 1800 623 946 or Ann Leahy’s Electorate Office Ph 1800 625 430.

 

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 further information regarding any of these grant programs.

 

Kind Regards

 

Ann Leahy MP — Member for Warrego

Roma Office       T: 4570 1100 or 1800 814 479 PO Box 945 ROMA Q  4455

St George Office T: 4519 0700 or 1800 625 430 PO Box 503 ST GEORGE Q 4487

E warrego@parliament.qld.gov.au   F www.facebook.com/AnnLeahyLNP

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ann Leahy MP — Member for Warrego

Roma Office       T: 4570 1100 or 1800 814 479 PO Box 945 ROMA Q  4455

St George Office T: 4519 0700 or 1800 625 430 PO Box 503 ST GEORGE Q 4487

E warrego@parliament.qld.gov.au   F www.facebook.com/AnnLeahyLNP


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Event 180304: Queensland Anzac Centenary Grant – Spirit of Service – Round 5

Queensland Anzac Centenary Grant – Spirit of Service – Round 5 

Online applications will open on 16th October 2017 for projects under $20,000 commemorating the Australian centenary of the First World War, and the outstanding service and sacrifice of Queensland’s men and women. The program prioritises projects that are focused on the First World War, however funding may be available for projects or activities that commemorate other wars, conflicts and peacekeeping operations.  Eligible local councils, universities, parents and citizens or parents and friends associations, incorporated associations or bodies (e.g. RSL, church or club) corporations operating on a not-for-profit basis are encouraged to submit applications by the closing date of Sunday 4th March 2018 at 9pm. More information.


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Event 180308: Queen’s Baton Relay

Queen’s Baton Relay

The QBR will be coming through Roma in the afternoon of 7 March, and Mitchell in the morning of 8 March 2018.

More information on: My Maranoa


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