190731: Ann Leahy’s Funding Update

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190731: Ann Leahy’s Funding Update

1 July 2019 Ann Leahy’s July 2019 Funding Update

Gambling Community Benefit Fund (GCBF) The Gambling Community Benefit Fund (GCBF) Round 102 opens in mid-July 2019 and closes on 31st August 2019.  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.

Feed Queensland Applications close on the 31st July 2019.  The Feed Appeal grants provide community food relief charities throughout Australia the opportunity to grow their current programs, commence new projects, expand their reach and provide access to food and meals for the people that are hungry in their community. Applicants must be endorsed as a Deductible Gift Recipient and listed with the Australian Taxation Office under item 1 of the table in section 30-15 of the Income Tax Assessment Act, 1936.There are three grant categories, applications are restricted to one grant category per year.Major Projects Grants of up to $50 000 for major infrastructure; Grass Roots Grants of up to $25 000 for minor infrastructure and food staple access; and Rural Grants of up to $50 000 for major or minor infrastructure and food staple access for regional and remote communities. For more information contact Feed Appeal, Ph 1300 421 041 email: info@feedappeal.org.au; Ann Leahy’s Electorate Office Ph 1800 625 430 or visit https://www.feedappeal.org.au/grants/  or check grant guidelines at:  https://www.feedappeal.org.au/wp- content/uploads/2019/05/FeedAppeal_GrantGuidelines_2019.pdf

Tackle Cyberbullying Grants Got an idea to tackle cyberbullying? Put your idea into action and apply for a grant. Applications close midnight Sunday, 21st July 2019 for grants of $500 to $1,500 to young Queenslanders aged 10-17, while community organisations can apply for grants of $1,500 to $5,000 for grants to develop and deliver local initiatives to address online bullying in their community.   Grants will be awarded to successful applicants to implement programs between 15 September and 15 December 2019. For more information Ph: 3097 6425 email: cbgrants@csyw.qld.gov.au; Ann Leahy’s Electorate Office Ph 1800 625 430 or visit:  www.qld.gov.au/tacklecyberbullying

Men’s Shed Grants – Round 19Australian Government Department of Health National Shed Development Programme (NSDP)is now open and will close Friday 19th July 2019. Individual Men’s Sheds can apply for a range of financial support across three funding categories:  Health and Wellbeing Events – maximum grant $8,000; Shed Improvements – maximum grant $8,000; and Equipment – maximum grant $5,000.  Some items and materials may appear to fit within more than one category. If you are unsure, please email amsa@mensshed.net; for clarification. The Round 19 documents including the Application Form are available on the AMSA website.  Click on the Funding icon on the Homepage: www.mensshed.org; for further assistance Ph: 1300 550 009, email: amsa@mensshed.net; or Ann Leahy’s Electorate Office Ph 1800 625 430.  The NSDP is open to all Men’s Sheds in Australia, both members and non-members of the AMSA. The applicant is not required to be a member of the AMSA.

Tackling Tough Times Together (TTTT)Tackling Tough Times Together is a rolling grants program with applications accepted at any time and assessed quarterly.  The program’s aim is to help communities access the resources they need to support one another through the ongoing effects of the drought.  Grants are available for a broad range of grassroots, community-led initiatives that directly and clearly benefit local communities.  Three tiers of grants are available:  Up to $20,000 – projects to be finalised within 18 months of approval;  Up to $60,000 – projects to be finalised within 18 months of approval;  Up to $150,000 – applications for this tier are by Expression of Interest, and multi-year projects (up to three years) are welcomed. Applicants must speak with the TTTT team to discuss their project before applying.  NOTE: Expressions of Interest close approximately 3 weeks before the quarterly due date for applications.   Projects in all tiers must clearly demonstrate a focus on one activity from the following seven areas, with a further breakdown of what can be funded on the website.  1. Building community resilience; 2. Developing organisational resilience and capacity; 3. Enhancing environmental sustainability; 4. Fostering cultural vibrancy; 5. Lifelong learning and education; 6. Economic strength; 7. Improving community health and social wellbeing.  For more information Ph 1800 170 020, email toughtimes@frrr.org.au; Ann Leahy’s Electorate Office Ph 1800 625 430 or visit:  https://www.frrr.org.au/grants/tackling_tough_times_together.php

Queensland Recreational Fishing Grants Program Applications close on 19th July 2019.  Community-based not-for-profit organisations, fishing clubs and incorporated associations, schools and local councils are eligible to apply for grants to assist fishing and community groups to run fishing clinics, conduct research, promote recreational fishing or improve fish habitats.  For further information Ph 13 25 23 email: fisheriesmanagers@daf.qld.gov.au; contact Ann Leahy’s Electorate Office Ph 1800 625 430 or to access funding application form visit: https://www.daf.qld.gov.au/business-priorities/fisheries/recreational/qld-recreational-fishing-grants

FRRR – In a Good Place – Strengthening Mental Health in Rural CommunitiesThis program will be highly competitive.  The next round opens on 9th July 2019 and FRRR strongly suggests applicants make contact to discuss the suitability of projects before applying.  In a Good Place is a national grants program that provides support for community-driven initiatives that reduce social isolation, increase social participation and connectedness, and encourage people in rural, regional and remote communities who are at risk of, or are experiencing, mental health issues to seek help. There are three objectives for this program: 1. Reduce social isolation; 2. Increase social participation and connectedness; and 3. Increase help-seeking.  Applications are invited from not-for-profit community-based organisations with an ABN or Incorporation Certificate and must be submitted via FRRR’s Grants Gateway on Tuesday, 13th August 2019. For more information contact FRRR Ph 1800 170 020, email: info@frrr.org.au; Ann Leahy’s Electorate Office Ph 1800 625 430 or visit https://www.frrr.org.au/in_a_good_place.php.

FRRR – Strengthening Rural Communities (SRC) – Small & VitalSmall & Vital grants can be used for a wide range of purposes including: Delivering activities, programs and services; Purchasing or hiring equipment and materials; Community infrastructure projects; and Operational and administrative costs associated with a project will be considered. This could include wages, paying a skilled contractor, or paying for overhead costs incurred in the project’s delivery.  Applications must clearly demonstrate a focus on one activity from the following seven activity areas. 1. Building community resilience; 2. Developing organisational resilience and capacity; 3. Enhancing environmental sustainability; 4. Fostering cultural vibrancy; 5. Lifelong learning and education; 6. Economic strength; and 7. Improving community health and social wellbeing.  Further detailed information of activities that will be considered for funding can be found on the website. www.frrr.org.au;  Applications close on 24th September 2019, however SRC –Small & Vital is a rolling grants program with applications accepted at any time.    The cut-off for submissions and outcome advisory dates of successful applicants are listed on the website.  If you have any queries or wish to discuss your project please contact FRRR on 1800 170 020, email: info@frrr.org.au; Ann Leahy’s Electorate Office Ph 1800 625 430 or visit:  https://www.frrr.org.au/SRC_Small_Vital.php.

ANZ Seeds of Renewal This program opens on 2nd July 2019 and closes on 6th August 2019.  Grants of up to $15,000 are made to not-for-profit community based organisations with an ABN or Incorporation Certificate. Applications are invited from not-for-profit community-based organisations with an ABN or Incorporation Certificate for projects that help community organisations convert their ideas to build vibrant and sustainable rural communities into reality, in communities with a population of 15,000 people or fewer. This round funds projects starting in December 2019 and finishing by December 2020.  For further information contact FRRR 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

Emergency Management Levy Concession The Emergency Management Levy (EML) is applied to all Queensland property and is collected via council rates notices. A 20% discount is available on the EML for your principle place of residence if you hold a Pensioner Concession Card or a Repatriation Health Card (Gold Card).   In addition, community organisation owners of specified properties are exempt from payment of the levy. The EML does not apply to the following categories, if the property is within the E Class Levy District:  cemetery, club that is not a licensed premises, church, church hall or community hall, community protection centre, library, museum, art gallery or zoo, tourist attraction of less than 4050m2, airfields, showground or racecourse.  Contact your local council for more information, email QFESLevy@qfes.qld.gov.au; contact Ann Leahy’s Electorate Office Ph 1800 625 430.

Aussie Cotton Farmers Grow Communities 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 Friday, 30th August, 2019.  For further information Ph 1800 170 020 email: info@frrr.org.au; contact Ann Leahy’s Electorate Office Ph 1800 625 430 or visit: https://www.frrr.org.au/grants/Cotton-Farmers-Grow-Communities and http://au.smarterfarming.info/monsanto-grants/acfgc-about-the-program

Outback Events Program – Round 2  Applications will be accepted until 5pm Monday 15th July 2019 for new events or to extend existing events, which contribute to enhancing the profile of Outback Queensland and attract new or increase the number of visitors.  Event and festival promoters, local governments, community organisations and local businesses are invited to apply and help grow tourism in their local communities.  Funding from $1000 to $100,000 (exclusive of GST) is available per event, and may provide up to 50% of overall event costs. Events must be delivered on or before 31 December 2020.  Previous applicants are welcome to reapply. Please review the revised eligibility guidelines and criteria before resubmitting  https://events.premiers.qld.gov.au/outback/assets/custom/docs/yootep-program-guidelines.pdf   For further information Ph: (07) 3003 9200, email: outbackevents@premiers.qld.gov.au; contact Ann Leahy’s Electorate Office Ph 1800 625 430 or visit: www.qld.gov.au/outback

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 southwestsportrec@nprsr.qld.gov.au; Danny Nearhos Ph 4531 8526 (Maranoa, Balonne and Western Downs) or Penny Pike Ph 4596 1006 (Bulloo, Quilpie, Murweh and Paroo), Ann Leahy’s Electorate Office Ph 1800 625 430 or visit http://www.qld.gov.au/recreation/sports/funding/athletes/yats/

Arrow Energy Brighter Futures Program – Round 3 2019  Closes on 6th September 2019 Preference is given to applications that address an identified area of need in the community, build skills or capacity in the local community and provide opportunities for community involvement.  Projects and initiatives which encourage sustainability and community empowerment are also prioritised. Applicants need to demonstrate in their submission, how their project or initiative aligns with at least one of the three focus areas – health and safety, education or environment.  Priority is given to applications from communities within Arrow Energy’s areas of operation.  For more information Ph 1800 038 856, email: brighterfutures@arrowenergy.com.au; contact Ann Leahy’s Electorate Office Ph 1800 625 430 or visit: https://www.arrowenergy.com.au/community/brighter-futures

 Get Started Vouchers – Round 14Voucher applications open on 17th July 2019 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/

Norman Wettenhall Foundation – Small Environmental Grants Scheme  Grants offer 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 beth@nwf.org.au; contact Ann Leahy’s Electorate Office Ph 1800 625 430 or visit:  http://nwf.org.au/grants/small-environmental-grants/ 

Other Grants and Assistance available to Businesses  Australian Government business grants and assistance:  https://business.gov.au/assistance forQueensland Government business grants and assistance: https://business.qld.gov.au; or contact Ann Leahy’s Electorate Office Ph 1800 625 430.

Australian Government Support and National ServicesIndividuals, families, farms, and rural and regional communities can access a range of services and support to help them manage during times of hardship, including drought, and prepare for future conditions.  It is important that those in need of support do not self-assess their eligibility for assistance and instead seek advice from an expert, like a rural financial counsellor.  For more information on services available, please access the link (below). http://www.agriculture.gov.au/SiteCollectionDocuments/ag-food/drought/drought-assistance-information-pack.pdf

Drought Community Support InitiativeNot-for-profit organisations The Salvation Army, St Vincent de Paul Society and Rotary Australia World Community Service are providing financial support to people in drought-affected areas through the Australian Government’s $30 million Drought Community Support Initiative. Eligible households will receive practical support of up to $3000, including $2000 to help pay bills and $1000 in vouchers.  To apply for assistance contact one of the following not-for-profit organisations directly.  The Salvation Army – 24 hour assistance line: Ph 02 8757 8088 or 1300 551 030, or visit www.salvos.org.au/drought; St Vincent de Paul, Assistance Line: Ph 13 18 12 or visit:  www.vinnies.org.au; or Rotary Australia World Community Service, visit: www.rawcs.org.au.  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 assistance.

The Rural Financial Counselling Service (RFCS)Provides free financial counselling to farmers, fishers, forest growers and harvesters and small related businesses who are suffering financial hardship. It’s a confidential, independent, mobile service available in all states and territories. The service offers personalised agri-business expertise to deal with hardship, help clients identify options and maximise the value of their assets. For more information call 1800 686 175 or visit www.agriculture.gov.au/rfcs.  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 assistance.

Farm Liaison OfficersConnects farmers and graziers, businesses and communities with available assistance.  Tahna Jackson is based in Longreach and travels between the regions. Contact 0409 357 211 or email: tjackson@rfcnq.com.au.  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 assistance.

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Funding and Grants Information from Maranoa Regional Council

Closing Date Details
23 June 2019 Funding available to tackle Cyber-bullying

The State Government has provided $500,000 towards initiatives to tackle cyber-bullying.  Funding is available for both community organisations and young people to apply.

How Much – grants are available between $500 – $1,500 for young Queenslanders, and $1,500 – $5,000 for community organisations.  No co-contributions are needed.

Closing Date – midnight, 23 June 2019.

When – projects must be delivered between 15 August and 15 November 2019.

For more information – visit www.qld.gov.au/tacklecyberbullying

Young Queenslanders

–          Must be aged between 10-17

–          Can use the grant money to write and record a song with your friends, film a short video, write a book, develop games, create artwork or design an animation with positive messaging … and much more.

–          Can work by themselves or part of a group

–          Must have the support of a sponsoring organisation (not-for-profit organisation eg P&C, sporting club who is willing to support your initiative and application)

Community Organisations

–          Must be a not-for-profit legal entity – youth or community organisation such as sporting or cultural organisation or Scouts group, P&F group.

–          Can apply for grants of between $1,500 to $5,000 to deliver a wide range of projects and initiatives that aim to tackle cyberbullying, such as:

–          organising games, activities and youth programs

–          creating information resources, artwork, videos, films, poetry, books, t-shirt designs

–          developing computer games, online programs, websites, apps or social media campaigns

–          other creative ideas promoting positive relationships that will help tackle cyberbullying

–          The initiatives should empower young people aged 10 – 17 years to become positive social leaders/influencers.


26 June 2019  


Small Business Digital Grants

This program contributes financial support for businesses to improve digital capabilities, work smarter and take advantage of online business opportunities.

What is it For?

Projects proposed in your application must clearly demonstrate how the product or service will significantly enhance the digital capabilities of the business and how they will impact on the growth of the business.

The digital technology or service must fall under one of four identified priority areas:

·         receiving payments or selling online

·         digital planning, digital marketing strategy development, and digital training

·         specialised digital technology and/or business specific software

·         content development (web pages, mobile apps, visual and audio media etc.)


How Much?

If successful, a 50% funding contribution of up to $10 000 (excluding GST) is provided following completion of your proposal/ implementation of your project. The minimum grant funding amount is $1 000 (i.e. the value of the project is at least $2 000).


·         To be eligible for this grant, the business must:

·         have fewer than 20 employees at the time of applying for the grant

·         have an active Australian Business Number (ABN) and be registered for GST

·         have a turnover of $2 million or less for the last financial year

Key Dates

·         Closing date is 26 June 2019.

·         All projects approved for funding must be completed within three months of the date of approval


For more information visit https://www.business.qld.gov.au/starting-business/advice-support/grants/digital-grants


28 June 2019

Australian Government – Women’s Leadership and Development Program (WLDP)

Application Date: 9 January 2019 to 28 June 2019
Details: The Australian Government funds the Women’s Leadership and Development Program (the Program) to deliver a range of projects specifically for Australian women. The objectives of the Program are to improve outcomes for Australian women in five key focus areas:

1. Women’s Economic Security
2. Women’s Workforce Participation
3. Women’s Leadership
4. Women’s Safety
5. International Engagement

This grant opportunity invites applicants to submit proposals for one-off or small-scale projects that contribute towards the Australian Government’s priorities for women on a national scale for key focus areas 2 – 5.


To be eligible you must be one of the following entity types –

·         a company incorporated in Australia

·         a company incorporated by guarantee

·         an incorporated trustee on behalf of a trust

·         an incorporated association

·         a partnership

·         a consortium with a lead organisation

·         a registered charity or not-for-profit organisation

·         a publicly funded research organisation as defined in the Glossary

·         an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Corporation registered under the Corporations (Aboriginal and /or Torres Strait Islander) Act 2006; and

• be solvent
• have an Australian Business Number (ABN)
• be registered for the purposes of GST
• have an account with an Australian financial institution
• be compliant with the Workplace Gender Equality Act 2012 (if applicable).

For more informationhttps://www.grants.gov.au/?event=public.GO.show&GOUUID=69DF6F99-9C0E-81A3-CA5B3BF1C57246AE

For more information please contact your local development officer 1300 007 662.

Local events can be viewed and added to the My Maranoa calendar at http://www.mymaranoa.org.au/events.

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Community Achievement Awards

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

Want to recognise someone but don’t have the time? No problem, we are more than willing to help! Simply Refer Someone to us – It takes only 2 minutes to complete the form and our team does the rest! We’ll get in contact with them and have them complete the questions. It’s that easy!

Below is a list of categories that are now open. Ready to answer the questions? Go to our online portal and select the category from the dropdown nomination award menu.

To find out more about the Awards pleases see our website.

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ANZ Seeds of Renewal – Opening 2nd July 2018

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. More information.

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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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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)

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Maranoa Volunteers

Category : Activities

Maranoa Council logo

Volunteers are central to the success of the Maranoa Community

For more information contact your Local Development Officer on 1300 007 662 or click on the link below.

My Maranoa – Getting Involved


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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