Event 180131: Ann Leahy’s Funding Update – December 2018
Ann Leahy’s January 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. Year 12 students in the Warrego Electorate have been sent a copy of the 2017/18 Guide, however 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 email@example.com.
Gambling Community Benefit Fund (GCBF)
The Gambling Community Benefit Fund (GCBF) round 96 will open in mid-January and close 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: firstname.lastname@example.org; 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
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 email@example.com contact Ann Leahy’s Electorate Office Ph 1800 625 430 or visit: http://kidsfund.thehphub.com
$10,000 Art in Bark Bursary
Created for a rural, regional or remote area aspiring artist enrolled to study their first year of the Bachelor of Fine Art at Queensland College of Art, Griffith University, the Bursary is intended to support a student settling into study, buying equipment or materials, or contributing to accommodation expenses. Closing date is Sunday, 21st January 2018. For more information and to apply, go to www.griffith.edu.au/art-bark-bursary or contact Ann Leahy’s Electorate Office Ph 1800 625 430.
Tackling Tough Times Together – Round 9 – closing date extended
Applications close on 12th January 2018. This grant program helps communities access the resources they need to support one another through the ongoing effects of drought. Grants of up to $20,000 are available to eligible organisations in local government areas that are drought declared. Expressions of interest are invited for a small number of higher valued grants for larger-scale and multi-year projects that have a broader impact. Funding will support community-based activities that both help to relieve current stressors and symptoms, but most importantly, build capacity and resilience for the future. Funds could also support activities that engage people in being active, exploring options and creating something that will stand the test of tough times. For more information contact Jacki Dimond at the Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal by email: firstname.lastname@example.org; Ph 1800 170 020, Ann Leahy’s Electorate Office Ph 1800 625 430 or visit www.frrr.org.au;
Rural Education Australia Program – REAPing Rewards Round 7
Applications close on Monday, 15th January 2018. A national program targeting educational outcomes in rural and remote communities, REAPing Rewards supports locally-driven projects and programs that directly benefit people up to 18 years of age, and their educators, through grants up to $10,000. For more information: Ph 1800 170 020, contact Ann Leahy’s Electorate Office Ph 1800 625 430 or visit
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: email@example.com or contact Ann Leahy’s Electorate Office Ph 1800 625 430.
Get Started Vouchers – Round 11
Voucher applications open 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 firstname.lastname@example.org; 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/
ANZ Staff Foundation Grants
Closing on Monday, 15th January 2018 applications can be made for grants of up to $5,000 for community projects that relate to one or more of the following areas: Education and employment, Urban and rural economic and social divides, Improving financial literacy or money management, Urban sustainability through environmental education or revegetation programs. Organisations must be charitable, and have Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) Item 1 status in order to apply for an ANZ Staff Foundation grant. For more information Ph 1300 133 472, Ann Leahy’s Electorate Office Ph. 1800 625 430 or visit http://www.eqt.com.au/charities-and-not-for-profits/grants/community-grants
The SunSmart Shade Creation Initiative Grant Scheme
Designed to assist organisations who have limited funds to increase sun protection. The scheme provides grants to not-for-profit community organisations and schools. Details of the grant scheme for 2018 are yet to be finalised, however it is expected to open at the beginning of the 2018 school year when there will be an application period of approximately 6 – 8 weeks. Guidelines for 2017 initiative are available at
Norman Wettenhall Foundation – Small Environmental Grants Scheme
The next round opens on Tuesday, 12th December 2017 and offers 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 email@example.com contact Ann Leahy’s Electorate Office Ph 1800 625 430 or visit: http://nwf.org.au/grants/small-environmental-grants/
Queensland Anzac Centenary Grants – Lasting Legacies Round 6
Applications close at 9pm, Sunday 28th January 2018 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. For further 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/
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. For more information Ph 3003 9173 email: email@example.com; 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: firstname.lastname@example.org; 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: email@example.com; 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 firstname.lastname@example.org for further information regarding any of these grant programs.
Wishing All a Merry Christmas and a Prosperous New Year
Ann Leahy MP — Member for Warrego
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