Funding and Grants Information from Maranoa Regional Council

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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

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


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 information

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

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Tackle Cyberbullying Grants – closing 23rd June 2019

Tackle Cyberbullying Grants now open

Community organisations and young Queenslanders can now apply for grants to fund initiatives to help tackle cyberbullying.

Queenslanders aged 10-17 can apply for grants of $500 to $1,500, while community organisations can apply for grants of $1,500 to $5,000.

Grants can be used to fund a variety of projects that aim to address cyberbullying, such as:

organising games, activities and youth programs
creating information resources, artwork, videos, films, poetry, books or t-shirt designs
developing computer games, online programs, websites, apps or social media campaigns
other creative ideas that will help tackle cyberbullying.

Young people will need a sponsoring organisation—such as a sporting group, community organisation or school P&C— to assist them with managing the grant funding.

Community organisations are encouraged to apply independently and/or consider sponsoring a young person and helping them develop and deliver their ideas.

If you are a local council, a for-profit organisations or a community member with an interest, we’d love your help to spread the message to young people you connect with and your networks.

Grants will be awarded to successful applicants to implement activities between 15 August and 15 November 2019.

Applications close at midnight, 23 June 2019.

More details and promotional resources are available at Tackle Cyberbullying

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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:  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:  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
57 Bungil St Roma QLD 4455
Postal Address: P.O Box 42 MITCHELL QLD 4466



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