Maranoa Regional Council has received funding from the Queensland Government’s Department of Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services to provide support to residents affected by drought within the Maranoa region. Part of this funding is to provide opportunities for social interaction, and another portion is for Flexible Financial Hardship.
Flexible Financial Hardship Support funding of up to $500 per household is available for drought affected community members. Residents are encouraged to apply by submitting the form and providing supporting documentation as required. Note: a copy of a rates notice is required to confirm residency in the Maranoa local government region.
There are two options for receiving the assistance:
Option 1: $500 in $50 vouchers to be used at selected stores in the Maranoa region
Option 2: Financial assistance up to $500 with a specific bill/account (bill to be provided with application)
Ø Funding is limited so please apply early to avoid disappointment
Ø All claims are subject to assessment and approval by Maranoa Regional Council
Ø Applicants must reside within the Maranoa Regional Council area
Ø All vouchers and bill payments must be redeemed by 30 November 2018
Ø Vouchers may only be redeemed at the stores listed
Ø Eligible bills in Option 2 include, but are not limited to, vehicle registration, vehicle insurance, farm insurance, accountants’ fees, machinery repairs, grocery store accounts, and training. Residents are encouraged to talk to Council (Grants Officer) if their bill does not fit under these headings to see if it is eligible for claim.
If you have any questions please contact Council on 1300 007 662.
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). More information.
Miles NILS is a wonderful program servicing Miles & the surrounding area that provides INTEREST FREE loans for individuals or families on low income. NILS is a community-based program that enables people to access fair, safe and equitable credit for the purchase of goods and services.
We can do face to face interviews or phone interviews for those who live too far away.
For more information please click on the links below:
Please see below for the interview checklist which has all the information required for an interview and application. These documents can be faxed or emailed back to us.
Community Development Worker
Murilla Community Centre Inc.
Developing and Supporting the Community
The Commonwealth Carer Respite Centre (CRCDDSWQ) is funded by the Australian Government to support unpaid Young Carers who are still in the education system.
We are seeking to register more Young Carers.
Should a person believe they may be eligible they are able to self refer and call CCRC in business hours to register over the phone.
Please phone 1800 052 222 or 07 46 338 300
Otherwise, with the clients permission a service provider or case worker is able to make a referral for a CCRC Carer Support Officer to contact them directly.
The funding is intended to assist students with educational cost such as uniforms, books, resources and/or leadership activities.
This could then free up family financial resources to enable the family to plan and enjoy social activities over the summer holidays.
The Gambling Help Service is a free confidential counselling service for anyone affected by problem gambling. Gambling has far reaching impacts on not just the individual but on family, friends, work, study, finances, a person’s health and well being. The Gambling Help Service also offers free training and education to schools, community organisations, and other services raising awareness of problem gambling.
For more information about Responsible Gambling or the Gambling Help services and training contact one of the Gambling Help Team at Lifeline on 1300 991 443