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:
Ann Leahy’s July 2017 Funding Update
Gambling Community Benefit Fund (GCBF)
Gambling Community Benefit Fund Round 94 opens in mid-July and will close at midnight on Thursday 31st August 2017. Grants up to the value of $35,000 are available to eligible not-for-profit community groups. Please review the guidelines for the complete list of eligible applicants. For more information contact 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 – Community Project Grants
Grants of up to $30,000 for individuals and organisations are available for projects commencing from 1st January 2018. Round 2 funding applications will be accepted from 17th July 2017 and close on Thursday 24th August 2017. For more information Ph 3034 4016 or 1800 175 531, email firstname.lastname@example.org 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
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 2 funding applications will be accepted from 1st July 2017 and close on Thursday 30th November 2017 or sooner if funds are expended. For more information Ph 3034 4016 or 1800 175 531, email email@example.com 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
Queensland Anzac Centenary Grant – Spirit of Service – Round 4
Online applications are open 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 15th October 2017 at 9pm. For more information Ph 3003 9173 email: firstname.lastname@example.org; contact Ann Leahy’s Electorate Office Ph 1800 625 430 or visit http://anzac100.initiatives.qld.gov.au/grants/
Aussie Cotton Farmers Grow Communities
Opening on 30th June 2017. This program aims to help support local communities in cotton growing regions. Cotton Farmers can nominate a community group or not-for-profit organisation to receive one of thirty $5,000 grants. This is a great opportunity for groups or initiatives that are important to the community to get a funding boost. Applications will be accepted online or by mail up until 5pm on 31st August, 2017. For further information contact Program Manager, Jacki Dimond Ph 1800 170 020 email: email@example.com; contact Ann Leahy’s Electorate Office Ph 1800 625 430 or visit: http://aussiecottonfarmers.com.au/
Leading Sheep – Sheep and Wool Challenge
The Sheep and Wool Challenge is designed to showcase innovative solutions to industry issues while promoting the Queensland sheep and wool industry and Leading Sheep. Entrants are asked to create a short entertaining video documenting their solution to an industry issue. The issue can be big or small but must be applicable to the whole industry not just a particular breed or region. Entries must be a positive piece featuring sheep and wool industry relevant content, and can be a music video, a comedy skit, a cartoon or a documentary, rated G and under 2 minutes duration. There are 3 categories:-
Secondary School Category (under 18 years of age):
1st prize – $1,000 ($500 for the school and $500 for the entrant)
2nd prize – $500 ($250 for the school and $250 for the entrant)
Open Category (over 18 years of age):
1st prize = $5000
2nd prize = $3000
People’s Choice award = $500
Entries will be accepted until Monday 31st July 2017 via Dropbox: Upload your video to Dropbox, then share the link with us at firstname.lastname@example.org; DVD/USB: Save your video onto a DVD or USB drive and post it to us at: Sheep Challenge, C/- Nicole Sallur, Department of Agriculture and Fisheries, PO Box 282, Charleville QLD 4470 For further information, please email email@example.com; Ph 4654 4200, contact Ann Leahy’s Electorate Office Ph 1800 625 430 or visit: http://www.leadingsheep.com.au/2016/12/sheep-and-wool-challenge-competition-2017/
Caring for Ageing Rural Australians (CARA)
Opening on 3rd July 2017 this program provides grants of up to $10,000 to support projects and activities that benefit and support older people living in small rural and remote communities. Grants are available for eligible projects and activities that: Help redress disadvantage caused by remoteness; Enhance aged care services and facilities; Build community capacity for aged-friendly communities; Foster community development through opportunities and participation for older people; and / or Encourage positive and active ageing, community health and wellbeing, and education programs. For more information visit http://www.frrr.org.au/grants/cara email: firstname.lastname@example.org; or contact Ann Leahy’s Electorate Office Ph 1800 625 430.
ANZ Seeds of Renewal
This program opens on 3rd July 2017 when closing date will be confirmed. 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. For further information contact Program Manager, Jacki Dimond Ph 1800 170 020, Ann Leahy’s Electorate Office Ph 1800 625 430 or visit: http://www.frrr.org.au/grants/ANZ-seeds-of-renewal
Domino’s Give for Good Program
Opening on 17th July 2017 with an application period of approximately 6 weeks, the Domino’s Give for Good program provides grants of up to $5,000 to communities of up to 15,000 people across rural, regional and remote Australia. Projects should support Education & Youth Initiatives; Disaster Preparedness and Recovery; or Leadership and Entrepreneurship. For more information and to review the 2016 program guidelines visit: http://www.frrr.org.au/grants/GiveforGood email: email@example.com; or contact Ann Leahy’s Electorate Office Ph 1800 625 430.
2018 Queensland Day Sponsorship Program
Applications are now being accepted and close at 5pm on Friday 8th September 2017 for sponsorship of up to $10,000 (exclusive of GST) for events celebrating Queensland Day in 2018. It is preferred that events are held on Queensland Day, 6th June, however events held between 2nd to 10th June 2018 will be considered. Community events should celebrate Queensland’s culture, heritage, people and industry. For more information contact Program Coordinator Ph 3003 9200, email firstname.lastname@example.org; contact Ann Leahy’s Electorate Office Ph 1800 625 430 or visit: www.qld.gov.au/queenslandweek;
EPIC – Community Grants Program
Grants from $500 and up to $10,000 are available to assist eligible community groups and services, not-for-profit organisations, registered charities, schools and councils working in conjunction with not-for-profit community organisations to fund minor infrastructure, recreational and cultural activities and projects and community support programs that will help build more accessible, inclusive and healthier Australian communities. Applications close on Thursday, 31st August 2017. For more information visit: http://epicassist.org/au/community-assist/community-grants-program/ contact EPIC Assist’s Marketing Team on 13 EPIC (13 3742), email email@example.com; or Ann Leahy’s Electorate Office Ph 1800 625 430.
Queensland Community Achievement Awards
Nominations are now being accepted, with a closing date of Wednesday, 2nd August 2017. The Queensland Community Achievement Awards are designed to encourage, acknowledge and reward the valuable contributions individuals, communities and businesses are making throughout Queensland. Categories include, Cultural Diversity, Community Hero, Customer Service, Excellence in Aged Care, Agricultural Innovation, Teaching Excellence and Community Group of the Year. Each category winner will receive $2,500 prizemoney. For more information on award categories and entry criteria please visit http://www.awardsaustralia.com/community-achievement-awards/qld Telephone the Awards office Ph 1300 055 096 or contact Ann Leahy’s Electorate Office Ph 1800 625 430.
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 www.qraa.qld.gov.au freecall 1800 623 946 or Ann Leahy’s Electorate Office Ph 1800 625 430.
Rotary Australia Compassionate Grants (RACG)
RAWCS are delighted to announce that Australian entrepreneur and philanthropist Dick Smith has generously donated $1 million dollars for Rotary Australia Benevolent Society (RABS) projects throughout Australia. Administered by the RABS committee through the Rotary Australia Compassionate Grants (RACG) program, this matched funding is designed to benefit a huge range of projects throughout the country and provide an important cash injection into helping our fellow Australians. For more information on eligibility criteria and how to register a project visit: http://rawcs.org.au/projects-2/rotary-australia-benevolent-society/ email: firstname.lastname@example.org; or contact Ann Leahy’s Electorate Office Ph 1800 625 430.
Get Started Vouchers – Round 10
Voucher applications open on 12th July 2017 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 in the Game – Get Playing Places and Spaces – Round 6
Opens on 19th June 2017 and applications must be submitted by 11th August 2017. The program aims to assist incorporated, not-for-profit sport and recreation organisations with the development of places and spaces which will encourage involvement in sport and recreation activities. Grants of up to $150,000 (GST exclusive) are available to create and develop amenities or improve existing places and spaces to sustain and increase participation. Organisations will need to contribute a minimum of 20 per cent to the total eligible project costs, unless in a disaster declared Local Government Area for Severe Tropical Cyclone Debbie and associated rainfall and flooding events such as Maranoa and Western Downs Regional Councils that WILL NOT be required to contribute to the project unless the total project cost is above the maximum department contribution. For further information Ph 1300 656 191, email email@example.com; Danny Nearhos Ph 4531 8526 (Maranoa, Balonne and Western Downs) or Dana Bradow Ph 4596 1006 (Bulloo, Murweh and Paroo), Ann Leahy’s Electorate Office Ph 1800 625 430 or visit
Get in the Game – Get Going Clubs – Round 6
Opens on 19th June 2017and applications must be submitted by 11th August 2017. The program aims to support regional, incorporated, not-for-profit sport and recreation organisations to develop and deliver projects that improve opportunities for participation. The three funding categories are: – education and training, equipment and participation projects. Grants of up to $7,500 are available and while total project costs can exceed $7,500 organisations are responsible for financing amounts over $7,500. For further information Ph 1300 656 191, email firstname.lastname@example.org; Danny Nearhos Ph 4531 8526 (Maranoa, Balonne and Western Downs) or Dana Bradow Ph 4596 1006 (Bulloo, Murweh and Paroo), Ann Leahy’s Electorate Office Ph 1800 625 430 or visit http://www.qld.gov.au/recreation/sports/funding/getinthegame/getgoing/
Sunsuper Dreams for a Better World –Round 3
Applications open on 14th July 2017 for grants of $5,000 to benefit an Australian based registered community cause, charity group or not-for-profit organisation. Entries close on 4th August 2017 with a theme of Sport and Education. This round is for energetic thinkers and dreamers who want to make the world a better place for sporting clubs, recreational causes and anyone wanting to learn new skills or teach others. Three quarterly finalists are selected by the judging panel and the quarterly finalist with the most valid votes from the public wins another $5,000 and progresses to the grand final with a chance to win up to $30,000 additional funds at the annual awards night. For more information regarding eligibility criteria visit: https://www.sunsuper.com.au/community/dreams-for-a-better-world email email@example.com; or contact Ann Leahy’s Electorate Office Ph 1800 625 430.
The Young Athletes Travel Subsidy
The travel subsidy aims to foster the development of young athletes and support elite athlete pathways by providing financial assistance to help alleviate the costs associated with attending championship events. Subsidies are provided retrospectively under a tiered funding model, with applicants eligible once every 2 calendar years at each tier allowing up to a maximum of $1200 in financial assistance over the 3 event tiers. Athletes and officials can only apply after they have competed or officiated at an event and within 6 months of participating. Officials (such as coaches, referees and scorers) attending eligible events can also apply for assistance if they meet the eligibility criteria. The funding tier/events are: – State or state school event – $200; National or national school event – $400 and International event – $600. For more information on eligibility requirements and the application process Ph 1300 656 191, email firstname.lastname@example.org; Danny Nearhos Ph 4531 8526 (Maranoa, Balonne and Western Downs) or Dana Bradow Ph 4596 1006 (Bulloo, Murweh and Paroo), Ann Leahy’s Electorate Office Ph 1800 625 430 or visit http://www.qld.gov.au/recreation/sports/funding/athletes/yats/
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
Flexible Financial Hardship Support funding of up to $500 per household is available for drought affected community members. Residents are encouraged to apply by submitting the form and providing supporting documentation as required.
Note: a copy of a rates notice is required to confirm residency in the Maranoa local government region.
(Until funding allocation exhausted or 30/11/17)
There are two options for receiving the assistance:
Option 1: $500 in $50 vouchers to be used at selected stores in the Maranoa region
Option 2: Financial assistance up to $500 with a specific bill/account (bill to be provided with application)
Ø Funding is limited so please apply early to avoid disappointment
Ø All claims are subject to assessment and approval by Maranoa Regional Council
Ø Applicants must reside within the Maranoa Regional Council area
Ø All vouchers and bill payments must be redeemed by 30 November 2017
Ø Vouchers may only be redeemed at the stores listed
Ø Eligible bills in Option 2 include, but are not limited to, vehicle registration, vehicle insurance, farm insurance, accountants’ fees, machinery repairs, grocery store accounts, and training. Residents are encouraged to talk to Council (Grants Officer) if their bill does not fit under these headings to see if it is eligible for claim.
For further information:
Maranoa Regional Council
ROMA COMMUNITY ARTS CENTRE
38-44 Hawthorne Street Roma QLD 4455
Postal Address: P.O Box 42 MITCHELL QLD 4465
P: 1300 007 662
D: (07) 4624 0200 M: 0417 908 461 F: (07) 4624 0590
THE QUEEN’S BATON RELAY IS COMING TO THE MARANOA – NOMINATIONS NOW OPEN FOR BATON BEARERS
The Queen’s Baton Relay is coming to the Maranoa and you can be a part of its journey to the start of the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games!
During its time in Queensland, the Queen’s Baton will visit Roma and Mitchell, giving local people in these communities and the surrounds an opportunity to be involved in the Relay. Starting in Australia on 25 December 2017, the Queen’s Baton will travel for 100 days visiting communities across all states and territories, showcasing Australia’s history, culture, traditions, geography and people to the world.
For the full article, visit Maranoa Regional Council
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.
Nomination Criteria – the nominee must meet one of more of the following
– Must have achieved something extraordinary or inspired others to achieve something extraordinary
– Made a significant contribution to either sport, education, the arts, culture, charity or within their community
– Have excelled or aspires to excel athletically or personally
– Contributes to a fun, friendly, vibrant and inclusive community.
– Minimum age must be 10 years old as of 25 December 2017 (start date of relay in Australia)
– Must be an Australian Citizen
– Nominator must explain in 100 words or less how the nominee meets the criteria and why they should be a Batonbearer.
Nominations can be made online at www.gc2018.com/qbr by the closing date of 15 May.
Starting this Saturday, Qantas has upgraded our aircraft servicing Roma!
This means the recent aircraft weight issues we have been experiencing should be alleviated (depending on the heat) and what is even better, we can now accommodate more passengers on our special resident fare!
We now have extra resident fares departing Roma this coming Saturday, please contact us on 46221416.
FoodAssist Dalby is now visiting Roma every Friday 9-10.30 at the PCYC Car park George Street West. We have $30 hampers that will contain lots of goodies, please order by messaging FoodAssist Dalby or call 46622967. This is open to everyone so you don’t need a concession or health care card. We also have EFTPOS available
For contents of each week’s hamper please refer to the Facebook page below.
Facebook: FoodAssist Dalby