Event 170630: Ann Leahy’s Funding Update – June 2017
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 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
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 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 http://www.qld.gov.au/recreation/sports/funding/getinthegame/getgoing/
Australia Council for the Arts – International Collaboration
Expressions of Interest (EOI) are now open for alumni of the British Council ACCELERATE Leadership Program to apply for up to $5,000 in seed funding to generate international collaborations. Submissions will be accepted until Friday, 16th June 2017. Collaborative projects or activities to be considered could be based either in Australia or internationally and we encourage you to be flexible, simple and open to new ideas. Projects must be delivered between 1 October 2016 and 31 December 2017. For more information regarding eligibility criteria contact the Capacity Building team Ph 02 9215 9024, visit: http://www.australiacouncil.gov.au/funding/funding-index/international-collaboration/ or contact Ann Leahy’s Electorate Office Ph 1800 625 430.
Ecological Society of Australia – Event and Activity Grants
Applications close on Friday, 30th June for grants of up to $1,000 to support ecology related local activities or events around Australia. Eligible activities may include (but are not limited to): Seminars, workshops, symposia, research chapter events, public forums, citizen science events, field days etc. Anything that brings people together around ecology is considered. It can include partnering with other local events or organisations as long as the Ecological Society of Australia’s support is appropriately acknowledged and promoted. All financial Members of the Society can apply. For more information contact the Executive Officer Ph 07 3076 4064, email: firstname.lastname@example.org; visit http://www.ecolsoc.org.au/events-and-activities/other-esa-activities/regional-events/funding-regional or contact Ann Leahy’s Electorate Office Ph: 1800 625 430.
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 further information about the program and application process, refer to the application guidelines Ph 13 74 68, contact Ann Leahy’s Electorate Office Ph 1800 625 430 or visit
Small Business Digital Grants Program
Providing small businesses with access to digital technologies and services to enable them to work smarter, engage with the global economy and make the most of online business opportunities arising from digital disruption. Matching funding of up to $10,000 (excluding GST) may be provided to eligible businesses for the purchase of hardware, software and services (such as digital coaching). The business must show that the digital technology or service purchased and adopted will enhance the digital capabilities of their business and help them to be more competitive and employ more staff. Payment will be made directly to the business on completion of the project and on presentation of proof of payment for the product or service. The value of the grant payment will be increased to compensate for any GST. For further information about the program and application process, refer to the application guidelines Ph 13 74 68, contact Ann Leahy’s Electorate Office Ph 1800 625 430 or visit https://www.business.qld.gov.au/starting-business/advice-support/grants/digital-grants
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://dreamsforabetterworld.com.au/ email email@example.com; or contact Ann Leahy’s Electorate Office Ph 1800 625 430.
The Advancing Queensland – An Age-Friendly Community Grants Program
Applications closing at 5pm on Friday, 16th June 2017. Providing funding for local projects and initiatives to enhance the age-friendliness of communities across Queensland. Over 3 years from 2017-18, $1 million per annum will be made available through open funding rounds to seed fund community projects involving partnerships between local government, community and other organisations to co-develop, implement and promote innovative age-friendly projects. Each year, the age-friendly community grants program will focus on 2 to 3 age-friendly domains. The 2017-18 grant round focuses on innovative approaches, responses and solutions to local issues with a specific focus on Transport, Outdoor Spaces and Buildings and Housing domains. For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org; contact Ann Leahy’s Electorate Office Ph 1800 625 430 or visit: www.communities.qld.gov.au/communityservices/seniors/age-friendly-community-grants
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: email@example.com; or contact Ann Leahy’s Electorate Office Ph 1800 625 430.
Westpac Foundation Community Grants
Applications open on Monday 1st May 2017 for amounts of up to $10,000. Local, grassroots not-for-profit organisations with ideas in providing either educational opportunities, employment pathways or improving the quality of life of disadvantaged Australians in their local communities are encouraged to apply. Successful organisation’s principle objective will be focused on addressing social disadvantage in Australia in the following target groups: Indigenous Australians, refugees, women at risk, youth at risk, people living with disability or homeless populations. The Foundation will seek to make connections between the successful organisations and local Westpac Ambassadors who will assist to open doors to a range of skilled volunteering, mentoring and networking opportunities across the Westpac Group. For more information and eligibility criteria and guidelines Ph 1300 851 357 email firstname.lastname@example.org; contact Ann Leahy’s Electorate Office Ph 1800 625 430 or visit
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.
Nuffield Farming Scholarships
Applications are now open for the 2018 round of Nuffield Farming Scholarships. Approximately 30 scholarships will be offered this year to Australian Primary Producers who are 28 – 40 years of age, although people outside this age range are encouraged to apply. Applications are required by 16th June 2017. Scholarship recipients will have the opportunity to research a primary production topic overseas, enhance their knowledge, skills and techniques and join the Nuffield network of 1,600 Scholars worldwide. Interviews will be held in July and August 2017, scholarships are awarded in September 2017 and scholarship travel commences in 2018. Further information and guidelines on how to download and submit the Application Form can be found at http://nuffield.com.au/scholarships/ for general enquiries telephone 02 9463 9229 or contact Ann Leahy’s Electorate Office Ph 1800 625 430.
Arts Queensland – 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. Applications close at 4pm on Friday 30th June 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: https://aq.smartygrants.com.au/QRG2017Feb-Jun or
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/
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/
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