Event 180629: Step Up, Speak Out and Make a Difference – (Queensland Family and Child Commission)

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Queens Arms Community Benefits Program

NOW OPEN Community Benefits Program: 

The Queens Arms Hotel Roma Community Benefits Program is designed to build relationships with community organisations to provide benefits to locals and visitors by supporting and promoting our vibrant and active community.  The program provides small one-off sponsorships and donations to a maximum of $2,500 per round (total in aggregate) to not-for-profit organisations based in Roma and the Maranoa region with the aim to support as many local groups as we can. Download our application here

Website: The Queens Arm’s Hotel

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Event 180828: Nominations for Community Achievement Awards

Nominations are now open!

The Queensland Community Achievement Awards are designed to encourage, acknowledge and reward the valuable contributions individuals, communities and businesses are making throughout Queensland.

Do you know an individual, group or organisation who deserves to be recognised? We would love for you to enter them into the Awards!

Below  is a list of categories that are now open.

Good news…we have made things nice and easy for you this year! Everyone knows someone worthy of recognition but we received feedback that people just don’t have the time to complete the nomination. All you have to do is click here to simply fill in their contact details and hit submit! We will then get in contact with them and have them complete the questions, it is that easy!

Category winners will each receive $2,500 from Foundation Partner, Commonwealth Bank. Plus, every nominee will receive a dedicated media release sent to their local paper encouraging them to write a story and will receive a certificate of achievement!

The Awards are free to enter – and completing a nomination online is easy! If you are ready to start your nomination please click here to get it underway.

To find out more about the Awards please click here.


Comunity Awards 2018

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Event 180625: Settlement Engagement and Transition Support (SETS) Grants – closing 26th June

Two open grants for the Department of Social Services

Settlement Engagement and Transition Support (SETS) is an early intervention program that equips and empowers eligible clients and communities to address their identified settlement needs in order to improve social participation, economic well-being, independence, personal well-being and community connectedness. The SETS program consists of two components: 

  •  SETS-Client Services
  • SETS-Community Capacity Building.

Further information on these grants is below.

Settlement Engagement and Transition Support (SETS) – Client Services – open for application

The Australian Government is inviting organisations through an open competitive process to apply for the Settlement Engagement and Transition Support (SETS) – Client Services

The objective of SETS-Client Services is to equip humanitarian entrants and other vulnerable migrants in their first five years in Australia with the knowledge and skills to identify, understand and take action to address their identified settlement needs. Services will be delivered in accordance with a needs-based approach. Clients will be provided with settlement-related information, advice, advocacy and assistance to access mainstream and other relevant services.

Applications close at 2:00 pm AEST on 26 June 2018.

For further information about eligibility and how to apply, go to the Community Grants Hub website.
Information about applying for this funding round can also be found on GrantConnect.

Settlement Engagement and Transition Support (SETS) – Community Capacity Building – open for application

The Australian Government is inviting organisations through an open competitive process to apply for the Settlement Engagement and Transition Support (SETS) – Community Capacity Building

The objective of SETS-Community Capacity Building is to empower new and emerging community groups and organisations to support their specific communities towards collectively increasing the social participation, economic and personal wellbeing of community members, to ensure that positive settlement outcomes are sustained in the long term. Support may include development of leadership and governance skills, linkages to the broader community, interaction with government and local stakeholders and access to resources and facilities.

Applications close at 2:00 pm AEST on 26 June 2018.

For further information about eligibility and how to apply, go to the Community Grants Hub website.
Information about applying for this funding round can also be found on GrantConnect.

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Event 180705 – Visit by Storm Co to Roma

Storm Co., a youth group from Toowoomba, will be coming to Roma in the first week of the school holidays (Monday, 2 July – Thursday, 5 July inclusive). The group volunteers with assistance with community projects each morning, then holds activities for youth in the afternoons.

Please contact Kate Murphy if you have a project for the group to complete


More details to follow regarding children’s holiday activities

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Event 180630: Ann Leahy’s MP Member for Warrego – June 2018 Funding Update

Ann Leahy’s June 2018 Funding Update


Gambling Community Benefit Fund – Silver Anniversary Grants Round – Expressions of Interest

Queensland community-based not-for-profit groups are invited to submit an Expression of Interest.  To be eligible your organisation must be: a legal entity, a sponsored entity applying through a legal entity or a local Ambulance Committee, Rural Fire Brigade or State Emergency Service group sponsored by their relevant government department.  There are 10 x $100,000 grants 1 x $250,000 grant available for major capital works, major equipment items, wider community events or festivals; and transportation – boats, cars, buses etcetera. Expressions of interest must be submitted via the downloadable form before 11.59pm on 31st August 2018.  Those successful in their expressions of interest will then be invited to submit a full application.  Further assistance is available, Monday to Friday, from 8.30am to 5.00pm (excluding public holidays) via 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/commemorative-grants


Gambling Community Benefit Fund (GCBF)

The Gambling Community Benefit Fund (GCBF) Round 98 opens in mid-July 2018 and closes on 31st August 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 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.  Applicants are encouraged to submit their applications to each round as unsuccessful applications from previous rounds do not roll over.


Zanda McDonald Award – 2019

The Zanda McDonald Award aims to recognise and support the future career development of a young person who is aged 35 years or under, living and working in the agri-business sectors in either Australia or New Zealand and a resident of either Australia or New Zealand.  Applicants must display strong leadership and visionary characteristics and a desire to improve their industry.   All applicants are required to complete and submit an application form by on Friday, 24th August 2018. For more information visit https://www.pppgroup.org/ or contact Ann Leahy’s Electorate Office Ph 1800 625 430.


Easternwell Community Grants

Applications can be submitted by 29th June 2018 for funding assistance of up to $2,000 per applicant, per round in support of activities or opportunities which provide lasting community benefit in the areas of Community, Education, Health, Indigenous, Safety and Youth, demonstrating long lasting benefits to the community, enhancing community operations through programs, infrastructure or equipment and located within key areas in close proximity of Easternwell operations.  The online application form is available at: https://www.easternwell.com.au/page/attachment/11/ewg-1612076-community-grants-application-form_final  and can be emailed to: communitygrants@easternwell.com.au or sent by post Community Grants, PO Box 6367, Toowoomba QLD 4350. For more information contact Ann Leahy’s Electorate Office Ph 1800 625 430 or visit:  www.easternwell.com.au/communitygrants


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 southwestsportrec@nprsr.qld.gov.au; 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



Holden Home Ground Advantage Grants Program 2018

Providing grants to sporting clubs who embrace and promote the participation of girls. If your sporting club is looking for funding for projects like facility upgrades, new uniforms or equipment to enable more girls to get involved, submit an application by 5pm on Friday, 31st August 2018.  For more information visit: https://www.holden.com.au/about/home-ground-advantage; Ph 03 9647 1111 email enquiries@holdenhga.com.au; or contact Ann Leahy’s Electorate Office Ph 1800 625 430.


Get Started Vouchers – Round 12 

Voucher applications open on 25th July 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/apply 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/


Arrow Energy Brighter Futures Community Program – Round 2

Closing on Friday, 7th September 2018, local organisations that are dedicated to developing stronger Queensland communities are encouraged to apply. The program supports three areas of community interest:  health and safety, education and the environment, placing significant importance on the inclusion of Indigenous projects and initiatives. From book clubs and childcare facilities to tertiary scholarships and conservation projects.  For more information Ph 1800 038 856 email brighterfutures@arrowenergy.com.au; Ann Leahy’s Electorate Office Ph 1800 625 430 or visit https://www.arrowenergy.com.au/community/brighter-futures


2019 Queensland Day Sponsorship Program

Applications are now being accepted and close on Monday, 10th September 2018 for sponsorship of up to $15,000 (exclusive of GST) for events celebrating Queensland Day in 2019. It is preferred that events are held on Queensland Day, 6th June, however events held between 1st to 9th June 2019 will be considered.  Community events should celebrate Queensland’s culture, heritage, people and industry.  For more information contact Program Coordinator Ph 3003 9200, email qlddaysponsorship@premiers.qld.gov.au; contact Ann Leahy’s Electorate Office Ph 1800 625 430 or visit: www.qld.gov.au/queenslandweek;


Ian Potter Cultural Trust – Round 3

Opening on 9th July 2018 the Cultural Trust offers grants up to $10,000 to assist emerging and early career artists of exceptional talent to take up professional development opportunities, usually overseas.  Applications close Tuesday 11th September 2018.  The Trust primarily provides support for structured professional development and networking opportunities usually overseas such as: Residencies or study tours which have a clear skills development focus, mentoring or private lessons, internships, workshops and conferences, postgraduate study with a focus on professional development and artistic practice.  The Trust may also consider supporting: the purchase of non-standard musical instruments or equipment, costs of film-making for final year or post-grad film students or the professional development opportunities within Australia where no equivalent opportunities exist overseas.  For more information Telephone 03 9650 3188, visit http://www.ianpotterculturaltrust.org.au/how-to-apply-for-a-grant  or contact Ann Leahy’s Electorate Office Ph 1800 625 430.


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.


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


The QGC Communities Fund

Applications close at 5pm on Friday 31st August 2018 for grants between $10,000 and $40,000 to not-for profit organisations based in the Western Downs Regional Council area to deliver community projects. Focusing on activities that contribute to one or more of the following areas of Sport and Recreation, Education, Environment, and Arts and Culture.   For more information Ph 1800 030 443, email: qgccommunity@shell.com  Ann Leahy’s Electorate Office Ph 1800 625 430 or visit http://www.shell.com.au/about-us/projects-and-locations/qgc/community/sponsorship-donations-and-qgc-communities-fund.html


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/ free call 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

Shadow Minister for Local Government

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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Small Grants for Rural Communities

Small Grants for Rural Communities Round 33

Grants of up to $5,000 are available for projects and activities that offer clear public benefit for communities in rural, regional or remote Australia. Priority is given to communities of 10,000 or fewer. Applicants must be not-for-profit community organisations with an ABN or incorporation certificate.  The Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal is currently transitioning to an online grants administration system. Applications must be submitted via FRRR’s Grants Gateway online portal.  Please read the How-To Guide and the Grants Gateway FAQs to get started. Interested parties are encouraged to watch this introductory clip about the ‘Purpose Tree’ before applying.  For support with technical issues Ph 1800 170 020, or email: info@frrr.org.au.  Before applying, please review the Guidelines and Grants Gateway Application Form carefully by visiting the website.

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Zonta Club of Roma

Zonta International is a leading global organization of professionals empowering women worldwide through service and advocacy.

For more information:

Facebook:  Zonta Club of Roma

Website: Zonta International

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The Sidney Myer Fund and Myer Foundation Small Grants Program

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 well being. The program supports small, discreet projects that meet the needs of a community rather than supplementary funding for large projects.

Website: Grants -Sidney Myer Fund & The Myer Foundation

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Rotary Australia – Compassionate Grants (RACG)


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.

More information: Rotary Australia World Community Service (RAWCS)


Information Submission

Below are PDF forms that you can download and fill out if you would like your information displayed on this site.

Activities and Events Form

Services and Business Form

Be sure to email them directly to romaforfamilies@gmail.com and attach a photo of your activity, business or logo.

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