190831: Ann Leahy’s Funding Update – August

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190831: Ann Leahy’s Funding Update – August

Warrego Electorate Office

12 August 2019 – Ann Leahy’s August 2019 Funding Update  QCWA Public Rural Crisis Fund (PRCF) The QCWA are currently assisting farmers and their families with household support in flood and drought affected areas, in every part of Queensland. Support is given in the form of grocery vouchers, store credit or being able to pay some overdue accounts such as utility bills. For more information, Ph 07 3026 1220 email: secretary@qcwa.org.au; Ann Leahy’s Electorate Office Ph 1800 625 430 or visit:  http://www.qcwa.org.au/what-we-do/public-rural-crisis-fund/ Rural Economic Development Grants – Expressions of InterestExpressions of Interest for Round 2 close Friday, 6th September 2019 for grants to fund projects which provide unique opportunities to generate economic and employment opportunities related to primary production across rural and remote Queensland. Grants are available up to a maximum of $250,000 with a 50 percent cash contribution requirement from applicants.  Example projects eligible under the scheme could include the development of new products or markets, or improved business processes where such investment creates employment.  QRIDA is leading a competitive selection process for the grants. Successful Expression of Interest applicants will be invited to submit a full application.  It is essential that applicants read the guidelines prior to applying for information relating to eligibility, application and assessment processes, timeframes and obligations as an applicant.  For more information on the Rural Economic Development Grants Scheme:  Ph 1800 623 946 or email redgrants@qrida.qld.gov.au; Ann Leahy’s Electorate Office Ph 1800 625 430 or visit: http://www.qrida.qld.gov.au/current-programs/redgrants Gambling Community Benefit Fund (GCBF) The Gambling Community Benefit Fund (GCBF) Round 102 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.   Saluting Their Service Commemorations Program  Applications are assessed in batches, the next cut-off date is 6th November 2019 with the final closing date 31st March 2020.  There are grants available in two categories; Community Commemorative Grants up to a maximum of $4,000 and Major Commemorative Grants that are significant from a national or state/territory perspective.  The program is 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 and assistance Ph 1800 020 283 email support@communitygrants.gov.au;   contact Ann Leahy’s Electorate Office Ph 1800 625 430 or visit:  https://www.communitygrants.gov.au/grants/saluting-their-service-commemorations-program   The Queensland Veterans’ Memorial Grants ProgramApplications close on 20th October 2019 for funding to restore, conserve and create monuments, memorials and public memorial sites acknowledging Queensland veterans’ contributions.  Queensland veterans’ groups and other eligible organisations such as local councils, incorporated associations or bodies, corporations operating on a not-for-profit basis and site or memorial custodians who are not ineligible entities are encouraged to check guidelines at: https://anzac100.initiatives.qld.gov.au/grants/veterans-memorial/assets/QVMGP-guidelines-2019.pdf   For more information Ph: (07) 3003 9173, email: memorialgrants@premiers.qld.gov.au; Ann Leahy’s Electorate Office Ph 1800 625 430 or visit:  https://anzac100.initiatives.qld.gov.au/grants/veterans-memorial/index.aspx Netball – You Grow Girl GrantsEntries are open to any Australian netball club or association.  Clubs or associations should have a specific project in mind for how the grant will be used to benefit their local community. Grants will be awarded throughout the following period 28th June 2019 – 30th September 2019. Judges will select grant recipients weekly and all winning applicants will be notified within 2 business days. All grants will consist of the same elements, to ensure fairness and transparency. There are 2 types of grants available: 50 x $2,000 grants and 5 x $20,000 grants.  For more information email yougrowgirl@tlaworldwide.com; Ann Leahy’s Electorate Office Ph 1800 625 430 or visit: https://yougrowgirl.netball.com.au/grants/ Connellan Airways Trust – Individual General Grants Applications close on Thursday, 15th August 2019 for small grants to assist people of all ages living in outback Australia for educational, health, communication and transport needs.  To view eligibility guidelines and the application process, please visit: http://www.connellanairwaystrust.org.au/guidelines-for-an-individual-application-for-general-grant.   For more information contact Connellan Airways Trust Executive Officer, Ph 1800 733 810 or 0439 049 646, email: info@connellanairwaystrust.org.au; or Ann Leahy’s Electorate Office Ph 1800 625 430.   Queensland Day 2020Applications close on Monday, 9th September 2019 for sponsorship of up to $15,000 (exclusive of GST) for events being held to celebrate Queensland Day in 2020. Initiatives are encouraged to be held on Queensland Day, 6th June, however may be held between 30th May and 7th June 2020.  Initiatives will need to:  raise community awareness of Queensland Day and Queensland themes; encourage community participation and engagement; contribute to a state-wide program of diverse, inclusive and innovative community events, celebrations, initiatives and promotions; promote social, cultural and economic benefit to the community; showcase local or Queensland entertainers, produce or icons.  For more information Ph 07 3003 9200 email: qlddaysponsorship@premiers.qld.gov.au; Ann Leahy’s Electorate Office Ph 1800 625 430 or visit: https://qgsponsorship.smartygrants.com.au/QDSP2020
Youngcare At Home Care Grants (AHCG)Grants of up to $10,000 to provide essential equipment, home modifications or services such as respite or in-home care, to prevent new admissions into aged care and enhance the quality of life for young people (aged 18-65 years) with high care needs living at home who are at risk of entering inappropriate housing.  Applications must be submitted by Wednesday, 11th September 2019 and the online application form and information booklet can be accessed from  https://www.youngcare.com.au/wp-content/uploads/AHCG-Information-Booklet-2019-1.pdf  or further information please contact Youngcare Connect Team Ph 1800 844 727, email: ahcg@youngcare.com.au;  Ann Leahy’s Electorate Office Ph 1800 625 430 or visit https://www.youngcare.com.au/what-we-do/grants/   The Queensland Veterans’ Memorial Grants ProgramApplications close on 20th October 2019 for funding to restore, conserve and create monuments, memorials and public memorial sites acknowledging Queensland veterans’ contributions.  Queensland veterans’ groups and other eligible organisations such as local councils, incorporated associations or bodies, corporations operating on a not-for-profit basis and site or memorial custodians who are not ineligible entities are encouraged to check guidelines at: https://anzac100.initiatives.qld.gov.au/grants/veterans-memorial/assets/QVMGP-guidelines-2019.pdf   For more information Ph: (07) 3003 9173, email: memorialgrants@premiers.qld.gov.au; Ann Leahy’s Electorate Office Ph 1800 625 430 or visit:  https://anzac100.initiatives.qld.gov.au/grants/veterans-memorial/index.aspx RACQ Local Sponsorships Closing on 15th November 2019, Sponsorships of up to $3000 are available with applications invited for events, programs or activities that align with one or more of RACQ’s corporate responsibility categories which include: motoring heritage, Queensland lifestyle, community wellbeing, and education. Visit: https://www.racq.com.au/about/community-and-sponsorships/sponsorships/sponsorship-applications    For more information: Ph 3872 8674, email: local.sponsorships@racq.com.au; or contact Ann Leahy’s Electorate Office Ph 1800 625 430.  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   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.  Deafness Foundation 2020 National Encouragement Awards Applications close on Thursday, 31st October for projects that support the deaf and hard of hearing which address the Deafness Foundation’s Strategic Priorities.  To assist in determining eligibility of your project visit: http://deafness.org.au/grants-awards/financial-grants-program/ to view guidelines and download application form. For further enquiries, email: management@deafness.org.au; Ph (03) 9738 2909 or contact Ann Leahy’s Electorate Office Ph 1800 625 430.  Emerging Athlete Pathways   (replaces the Young Athletes Travel Subsidy). Eligibility and application process remains the same for now.  Emerging Athlete Pathways 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. The subsidy provides financial assistance through three event tiers and supports attendance at specific state, national and international events.  Officials (such as coaches, referees and scorers) officiating at eligible events can also apply for assistance if they meet the eligibility criteria.  For more information on eligibility requirements and the application process Ph 1300 656 191, email: srsswsportrec@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: https://www.qld.gov.au/recreation/sports/funding/athletes/emerging-athlete-pathways/eligibility FairPlay Voucher   (replaces Get Started Vouchers program).Parents, carers or guardians can apply for a voucher valued up to $150 for their child/young person. Vouchers can be used towards the cost of membership, registration and/or participation fees for eligible activities with registered physical activity providers. Round 1 of FairPlay is now open for applications and will close on 9th October 2019. Support will also be available for families who struggle with the cost of regular participation, but have not previously met the eligibility criteria for a voucher.  As part of a limited trial, families with a combined household annual income of less than $55,000, who do not hold a Health Care Card or Pensioner Concession Card, can register an expression of interest for a FairPlay voucher.  For more information visit: https://www.qld.gov.au/recreation/sports/funding/fairplay/apply Ph 137 468, email: fairplayvouchers@npsr.qld.gov.au; or contact Ann Leahy’s Electorate Office Ph 1800 625 430.   Ian Potter Cultural Trust – Round 3 Applications close Tuesday 10th September 2019 for grants up to $10,000 to assist emerging and early career artists of exceptional talent to take up professional development opportunities, usually overseas.   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: Ph 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.   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   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   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   Please note: Although still listed in the document above – the Drought Community Support Initiative is currently closed. 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. 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 WarregoShadow Minister for Local GovernmentRoma Office       T: 4570 1100 or 1800 814 479 PO Box 945 ROMA Q  4455 Dalby Office T: 4519 0700 or 1800 625 430 PO Box 262 DALBY Q 4405E warrego@parliament.qld.gov.au   F www.facebook.com/AnnLeahyLNP

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Funding and Grants Information from Maranoa Regional Council

 

Maranoa Regional Council

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

 

Date Details
14 August NRL League Stars Roma (Junior’s development) (register here)
17 August Food Truck Friday’s (NEW EVENT @ the big rig)

 

Vietnam Remembrance Day Concert and BBQ hosted by RSL Roma

$15.00 pay on entry

 

Cobb and Co Festival OPENS! See the attached detailed brochure
Cobb & Co Ball @ Yuleba memorial hall (more information and tickets)

18 August Seniors Week Lions Luncheon – The Lions Den Powell St
21 August NRL League Stars Roma (Junior’s development) (register here)

 

Wallumbilla and Yuleba Senior’s Week – Minute to Win it competition

RSVP to Roma’s local development officer Malinda.moreton@maranoa.qld.gov.au

22 August Roma Senior’s Week – Minute to Win it competition

RSVP to Roma’s local development officer Malinda.moreton@maranoa.qld.gov.au

23 August Cobb & Co concert featuring Tania Kernaghan (more information and tickets)

Wine appreciation night – Wine tasting

For more information please contact the Club Hotel Roma 07 4622 1322
(Limited tickets available)

 

24 August Ironbark Raceway – Drag championship round 4

 

St John’s Race day Bassett Park

 

Surat riverside markets

25 August Yuleba Markets Cobb & Co festival (more information and tickets)
26 August Road Safety week commences
28 August Business Breakfast with guest speaker Ben Lyons

 

NRL League Stars Roma (Junior’s development) (register here)

 

Under the Bonnet (Safe driving workshop)
BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL – Black Toyota 4626 2400

30 August Lions Fish and Chips in the park
31 August Eumamurrin Gala Ball

BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL

 

St Paul’s Anglican Church Bazaar “Nothing gets wasted”

5 September ZONTA Monthly bingo at the Bowls Club
6 September Songs to die for QLD Opera  (Get tickets here)
9 September QAGOMA Arts as Exchange – Round table discussion

RSVP to Roma’s local development officer Malinda.moreton@maranoa.qld.gov.au

11 September Suicide prevention workshop
13 September R U OK Day open air concert with Food Truck Fridays
14 September Roma Relay for Life
14 -15 September Edge of the Outback Soiree @ The Barn Mt Hope
20 – 21 September Booringa Fire & Water Festival Mitchell
27 September Colour and Response Exhibition Roma Art Gallery
28 September Ironbark Raceway – Drag championship round 5

 

Taroom Cup Raceday

11 October Food Truck Friday’s (NEW EVENT @ the big rig)
12 October Maranoa Business Awards (more information)
19 October Mitchell Race Day
25 October St John’s Moonlight Fair
2 November Chinchilla Street Food Festival
11 November Remembrance Day (across the region)
15 November   Food Truck Friday’s (NEW EVENT @ the big rig)
16 November Royal on 99 Roma Cup (more information)
29 November Lions Fish & Chips Night
14 December Food Truck Friday’s (NEW EVENT @ the big rig)
31 December New Year’s Eve Family Rodeo – Mitchell

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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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The Brisbane Broncos Charities Fund (BBCF)

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.


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Inger Rice Foundation – Grants for supporting children/family relationships

Inger Rice Foundation

Ongoing grants of amounts up to $5,000 are available through the program that seeks to fund incorporated organisations involved with supporting relationships between young children and their families/carers, in particular, children from pre-birth to primary school entry (0-5) within Australia.  Eligible activities include: Early intervention programs, Family support programs, Resources, Training required for implementation of programs, Eligible applicants include incorporated organisations. For more information contact the program administrator Ph 0438 897 933 email:  inger.rice.foundation@gmail.com  or contact Ann Leahy’s Electorate Office Ph 1800 625 430.


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Origin Community Sponsorship Program

Origin Community Sponsorship Program Application

Offers organisations and groups the opportunity to access financial assistance and in-kind contributions to support events and programs that benefit the community.

Origin’s Community Sponsorship Program aims to add value to community activities that make a positive contribution to one or more of the following areas:

–          Skills, education and training
Addresses local skills development and adds value to educational opportunities

–          Community safety, health and well-being
Supports safer and healthier communities including efforts by emergency services and public welfare support services

–          Environment and natural resources
Protects and enhances natural resources including agriculture, land, water and biodiversity

–          Sustainable population growth
Activities which assist communities to meet the challenges of increased population growth

–          Community events and activities
Activities which encourage community connection and promote a social environment

More Information


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Maranoa Regional Council – Community Support Service

 

Maranoa Council logo

Maranoa Regional Council’s Community Support Service provides individual and community support by linking people to services, acting as an information resource, coordinating community education courses and developing community projects.

We provide:

  • Information and support about what services are available in Roma and surrounding communities
  • Support and referral
  • Information and education opportunities on relevant issues
  • Client advocacy in line with identified needs
  • Funding information available to individuals and community groups
  • Assistance with the submission of forms, online applications, providing & sourcing information and referring to other services where appropriate.

The program also coordinates and assists with the Roma Inter-agency Meetings and the Service Provider Directory.

For more information please contact Council’s Community Support Officer – Roma on 1300 007 662.

Maranoa Regional Council
ROMA COMMUNITY HUB
57 Bungil St Roma QLD 4455
Postal Address: P.O Box 42 MITCHELL QLD 4466

 


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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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