Ann Leahy’s May 2018 Funding Update
Gambling Community Benefit Fund (GCBF)
The Gambling Community Benefit Fund (GCBF) round 97 is now open and closes on Thursday 31st May 2018. Grants from $500 and up to the value of $35,000 are available to eligible not-for-profit community groups. New applicants are encouraged to watch the tutorials on the website. Further assistance with registering or applying for a grant is available on Monday to Friday, from 8.30am to 5.00pm (excluding public holidays) via Ph 3247 4284 or 1800 633 619, email email@example.com; 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.
Applicants are encouraged to submit their applications to each round as unsuccessful applications from previous rounds do not roll over.
Saluting Their Service Commemorations Program
Applications close on Tuesday, 3rd July at 2pm. There is no set grant amount; however grants are usually over $4,000 and are designed to preserve Australia’s wartime heritage and to involve people throughout the nation in a wide range of projects and activities that highlight the service and sacrifice of Australia’s service personnel in wars, conflicts and peace operations, and promote appreciation and understanding of the role that those who served have played in shaping the nation. For more information Ph 1800 020 283 email firstname.lastname@example.org; contact Ann Leahy’s Electorate Office Ph 1800 625 430 or visit
Cricket Australia and Commonwealth Bank – Growing Cricket for Girls Fund
Applications close on Friday, 1st June 2018 for amounts of up to $7,500 over two years to support local cricket associations and cricket clubs, school sporting associations and secondary schools to develop new competitions and teams for girls, or grow established competitions. For more information contact Caitlin McBaron Ph 0466 479 375 email email@example.com; Ann Leahy’s Electorate Office Ph 1800 625 430 or visit http://community.cricket.com.au/clubs/a-sport-for-all/growing-cricket-for-girls
CommBank Cricket Club Sponsorships
In support for grassroots cricket, local clubs can apply for a two-year sponsorship. Applications close Friday, 1st June 2018 for amounts of $2,000 per year (over two years), for brand new cricket equipment or marquees for game days. To apply, fill in the details on the online application form. https://www.commbank.com.au/about-us/eform/club-sponsorship-sign-up-form-2017-18.html; or contact Ann Leahy’s Electorate Office Ph 1800 625 430 for assistance.
Creativity Australia – With One Voice Start-up Grants – Round 2
Expressions of interest close on Friday, 1st June 2018 for a limited number of Start-up Grants for communities who wish to start their own With One Voice choir, please send an expression of interest by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. and let them know who are, where you are and how they can collaborate with you to help you start a life-changing program in your community. For more information contact Creativity Australia Ph 03 8679 6088; contact Ann Leahy’s Electorate Office Ph 1800 625 430 or visit https://www.creativityaustralia.org.au/choirs/start/
Get in the Game – Get Playing Places and Spaces – Round 7
Opens on 2nd July 2018 and applications must be submitted by Friday, 31st August 2018. 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. For further information Ph 1300 656 191, email email@example.com; Danny Nearhos Ph 4531 8526 (Maranoa, Balonne and Western Downs) or Penny Pike Ph 4596 1006 (Bulloo, Murweh, Paroo and Quilpie), Ann Leahy’s Electorate Office Ph 1800 625 430 or visit
Get in the Game – Get Going Clubs – Round 7
Applications must be submitted by 5pm, Friday 29th June 2018. 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 Penny Pike Ph 4596 1006 (Bulloo, Murweh, Paroo and Quilpie), Ann Leahy’s Electorate Office Ph 1800 625 430 or visit http://www.qld.gov.au/recreation/sports/funding/getinthegame/getgoing/
Nuffield Farming Scholarships
Applications close on Friday 15th June for the 2019 round of Nuffield Farming Scholarships. Twenty-five scholarships will be offered this year to Australian Primary Producers who are 28 – 45 years of age, although exceptional candidates outside this age range will be considered. Scholarship recipients will have the opportunity to research a primary production topic overseas, enhance their knowledge, skills and techniques and join the worldwide Nuffield network. State based interviews will be held in July and final national interviews in August 2018, with scholarships awarded at the National Conference in Melbourne in September 2018. Scholarship travel commences in 2019. 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.
Tackling Tough Times Together – Round 10
This grant program helps communities access the resources they need to support one another through the ongoing effects of drought. Grants of up to $10,000 are available to eligible organisations in local government areas that are drought declared. Expressions of interest are invited for a small number of grants of up to $50,000 for larger scale 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. Applications close on Monday 25th June 2018. For more information contact Jacki Dimond at the Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal Ph 1800 170 020, Ann Leahy’s Electorate Office Ph 1800 625 430 or visit www.frrr.org.au;
Life Enrichment Grant – Deaf Services Queensland
Opening 1st June 2018, applications must be received by Friday, 15th June 2018. Eligible individuals and recognised Deaf Groups can apply for a Life Enrichment Grant to assist members of the deaf community to achieve their goals. Applications can relate to a range of different areas, some examples include leadership, health and wellbeing, arts and culture. The maximum funding for each intake period is $5,000. This can be split between multiple applicants or be provided in a single grant, at Deaf Services Queensland discretion. Each applicant is required to complete an application form and detail their project or goal and the costs involved in achieving this. Applications will be assessed by Deaf Services Queensland on a case by case basis and each community member or group can apply for one grant per calendar year. For assistance or if you have any questions regarding the Life Enrichment Grant please Ph 3892 8500 (voice) or 3892 8501 (TTY), email email@example.com; contact Ann Leahy’s Electorate Office Ph 1800 625 430 or visit https://www.deafservicesqld.org.au/Support-and-community/Life-Enrichment-Grant
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. To find out more about the initiative, visit: https://www.business.gov.au/assistance/entrepreneurs-programme#incubator-support or contact Ann Leahy’s Electorate Office Ph 1800 625 430.
Accelerate Small Business Grants Program
Applications are open until Wednesday, 20th June 2018. 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, Ph 13 74 68, contact Ann Leahy’s Electorate Office Ph 1800 625 430 or visit
Westpac Foundation Community Grants
Applications for amounts of up to $10,000 close at 5pm on Friday, 8th June 2018. 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
ANZ Seeds of Renewal
This program opens on 2nd July 2018 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
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 email@example.com contact Ann Leahy’s Electorate Office Ph 1800 625 430 or visit https://www.youngcare.com.au/our-work/home-soon-grants/
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: firstname.lastname@example.org Ph 137468 or contact Ann Leahy’s Electorate Office Ph 1800 625 430.
Ann Leahy MP — Member for Warrego
Shadow Minister for Local Government
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