Event 180331: Ann Leahy’s Funding Update – March 2018

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Event 180331: Ann Leahy’s Funding Update – March 2018

Ann Leahy’s March 2018 Funding Update


Enrich Grants – Aldi and Barnardos Australia 

Applications close on Friday, 13th April 2018 for grants of up to $5,000 per school to boost the wellbeing of school children aged 4-18 years who struggle to lead healthy lifestyles.  Supporting a range of activities for individual students, or groups of students in the areas of nutrition, sport participation, personal hygiene and material assistance such as uniforms and sporting equipment. Only school staff members can apply.  For more information contact Ann Leahy’s Electorate Office Ph 1800 625 430 or visit http://www.enrich.org.au/


The Royal Flying Doctor Service 2018 Local Hero Awards

Nominate someone in your community who volunteers their time and energy to help keep the Flying Doctor in the air and deserves recognition.  The Local Hero winner will receive $5,000 to help fund a vital community health or wellbeing program in their area. RFDS Local Hero Awards give the RFDS (Queensland Section) an opportunity to acknowledge and thank those incredible good Samaritans, volunteers and fundraisers.  Nominations close on Friday, 6th April 2018 and can be made online at www.rfdslocalhero.com.au.


Arts Queensland Individuals Fund 

Applications close on Friday, 13th April 2018 for amounts of up to $10,000 per applicant. The fund is for individual artists and cultural workers (emerging and established) to participate in professional and career development opportunities.  For more information contact an Arts Development Officer Ph 3034 4016, 1800 175 531 (toll free), email investment@arts.qld.gov.au; Ann Leahy’s Electorate Office Ph 1800 625 430 or visit https://www.qld.gov.au/recreation/arts/funding/individuals/fund


Energex-Ergon Community Fund 

Applications close at 5.00pm Monday 26th March 2018.  Offering grants from as little as $200 up to $5,000 to not-for-profit community groups and organisations. Projects must provide a lasting benefit to the community, whether it is through encouraging diversity, inclusion or community identity, unlocking innovative solutions using renewable and sustainable resources, or improving electrical safety through educational programs and facility upgrades. For more information contact Ann Leahy’s Electorate Office Ph 1800 625 430, email communityfund@ergon.com.au; or visit ergon.com.au/communityfund.


Small Grants for Rural Communities Round 33 

Applications close on Wednesday, 28th March 2018.  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:

http://www.frrr.org.au/resources/SGR33_Guidelines_Feb_2018_FINAL.pdf or contact Ann Leahy’s Electorate Office Ph 1800 625 430.


Wettenhall Environment Trust – Small Environmental Grants Scheme

Opening on 20th March 2018 and offering 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, Mob 0431 219 980 email beth@wettenhall.org.au contact Ann Leahy’s Electorate Office Ph 1800 625 430 or visit: http://nwf.org.au/grants/small-environmental-grants/


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.


The Brisbane Broncos Charities Fund (BBCF)

This ongoing grant fund provides encouragement, assistance and financial support for the underprivileged and disadvantaged youth of Queensland.  All charities applying for assistance must be endorsed by the Australian Tax Office as a Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR). Application form is available at https://www.broncos.com.au/siteassets/community/grant-application-form-2016-broncos-community-170125.pdf  For more information contact Brigid Donelly by email community@broncos.com.au; Ann Leahy’s Electorate Office Ph 1800 625 430 or visit https://www.broncos.com.au/community/charities-fund/


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; 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:  http://www.qld.gov.au/recreation/sports/funding/athletes/yats/


Community Heritage Grants (CHG) 

Applications close at 5pm AEST Monday, 7th May 2018. The program provides grants of up to $15,000 to community organisations such as libraries, archives, museums, genealogical and historical societies, multicultural and Indigenous groups. The grants are provided to assist with the preservation of locally owned, but nationally significant collections of materials that are publicly accessible including artefacts, letters, diaries, maps, photographs, and audio visual material.  For more information or to discuss your application, contact the CHG Coordinator Ph 02 6262 1147, email chg@nla.gov.au contact Ann Leahy’s Electorate Office Ph 1800 625 430 or visit https://www.nla.gov.au/awards-and-grants/chg


Get Planning Spaces – Round 1

Applications 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 southwestsportrec@nprsr.qld.gov.au; 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/


Regional Arts Fund – 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.  Round 1 funding applications will be accepted from Thursday, 1st February 2018 and close on Thursday 31st May 2018 or sooner if funds are expended.  For more information Ph 3034 4016 or 1800 175 531, email raf@arts.qld.gov.au  contact Ann Leahy’s Electorate Office Ph 1800 625 430 or to register and/or login to submit an application visit:   http://www.arts.qld.gov.au/aq-funding/6170-regional-arts-fund


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 youngcareconnect@youngcare.com.au  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:  madeinqueensland@dsd.qld.gov.au Ph 137468 or contact Ann Leahy’s Electorate Office Ph 1800 625 430.


Aim for the Stars – The Layne Beachley Foundation

Online applications are being accepted and close on 31st March 2018 for the annual Scholarships. Open to girls and young women, 12 years of age and above at 31st January 2018 who are long-term (continuing) Australian residents with initiative and passion, committed to achieving a dream in their field of choice. Scholarships including $4,000 grants will be awarded in the categories of Arts, Music & Entertainment; Business, Leadership & Community; Science, Technology & Innovation; Environment & Sustainability, and Sport.  For more information contact Kelly Holcroft, Head of Scholarships and Alumni Ph: 0405 612 055 email kelly@aimforthestars.com.au; Ann Leahy’s Electorate Office Ph 1800 625 430 or visit http://www.aimforthestars.com.au/


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.



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