Ann Leahy’s October 2018 Funding Update
Rural Economic Development GrantsExpressions of Interest for Round One close Friday, 26th October 2018 for grants to fund rural economic development projects that contribute to primary production related economic development and job creation in rural areas. The program offers emerging projects up to $250,000 in co-contributions to build industry and grow employment opportunities across the agricultural sector. For guidelines, Expression of Interest form and frequently asked questions visit: http://www.qrida.qld.gov.au/current-programs/redgrants For more information please contact Mieke Elder Ph 1800 623 946, email email@example.com. or Ann Leahy’s Electorate Office Ph 1800 625 430.
Queensland Remembers Funding Program Applications close on Friday, 12th October 2018. Local Government Authorities and Returned and Services League of Australia Queensland branches (RSLs) are encouraged to apply for funding support of up to $3000 (excluding GST) to support anticipated increased crowd numbers at traditional Remembrance Day services and commemorative events to be held after official Remembrance Day services. Funding may also support illuminations and digital projections which commemorate the centenary of the signing of the Armistice—the historic agreement which led to the end of the First World War. For more information call (07) 3003 9203, email firstname.lastname@example.org; contact Ann Leahy’s Electorate Office Ph 1800 625 430 or visit: https://anzac100.initiatives.qld.gov.au/remembranceday/remembers-funding-program/
Gambling Community Benefit Fund (GCBF) – Round 99Gambling Community Benefit Fund Round 99 will open in mid-October and close at 11:59pm on Thursday 30th November 2018. Grants from $500 to $35,000 are available to eligible not-for-profit community groups. Please review the guidelines for the complete list of eligible applicants. For further assistance email: email@example.com; Ph 1800 633 619 contact 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
Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal – Back to School Vouchers Back to School (BTS) is a practical, positive program that makes a real difference in the lives of children by providing $50 gift vouchers from Target or local retailers, to students in need. The 2019 program opens on Monday, 1st October 2018 when links to the guidelines and online application form will become available, and closes on Friday, 26th October 2018. The BTS initiative helps rural, regional and remote students to engage in learning and strengthen their educational outcomes. Not-for-profit community-based organisations that have an ABN or Incorporation Certificate can apply to be part of the program. Participating organisations are expected to ensure that the vouchers are distributed to students in greatest need in their community. Applications from eligible rurally based organisations will receive priority, with final allocations announced at the beginning of December 2018. Due to high demand and limited funding, not every request will be met. For more information call FRRR 1800 170 020, email: firstname.lastname@example.org; contact Ann Leahy’s Electorate Office Ph 1800 625 430 or visit: https://www.frrr.org.au/grants/back-to-school
HP Kids Fund Applications close on 22nd October 2018. Principals and Teachers can apply for a $10,000 grant to be used towards HP technology, by creating a short, engaging video (maximum 60 seconds) describing how this grant could help students at their school be more innovative and achieve better STEM learning outcomes. For further information Ph 1800 945 018, email email@example.com; contact Ann Leahy’s Electorate Office Ph 1800 625 430 or visit: http://kidsfund.thehphub.com/
Rural Fire Brigades Association Queensland GrantsApplications close on 11th March 2019 for grants of $5,000 to supply a Thuraya SatSleeve Hotspot device to 100 Rural Fire Brigades. The SatSleeve Hotspot is a satellite unit and WIFI hotspot that requires connection to any modern smart phone running iOS or Android. The device enables anyone with a smart phone to make and receive voice calls, SMS, email and app access when outside of mobile coverage areas. This funding is only available to Rural Fire Brigades with a firefighting appliance (“truck”) and total annual income not exceeding $5,000. For more information call Justin on 0428 218 507, email: firstname.lastname@example.org; contact Ann Leahy’s Electorate Office Ph 1800 625 430 or visit: https://www.rfbaq.org/100trucks
RACQ Local and Major Sponsorships Closing on 15th November 2018, 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. For more information Ph 3872 8674, email: email@example.com; contact Ann Leahy’s Electorate Office Ph 1800 625 430 or visit: https://www.racq.com.au/about/community-and-sponsorships/sponsorships/sponsorship-applications
2019 Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Month Community Grants Applications are invited for one-off funding of up to $5,000 to hold awareness raising events, projects or activities during Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Month in May 2019 that aim to: raise awareness, provide information about the help available, promote partnerships, engage and educate, challenge attitudes towards domestic and family violence and empower family, friends, neighbours and colleagues of victims to take steps they might not otherwise take to respond to domestic and family violence. Applications close at midday on Friday, 26th October 2018. For more information, email: firstname.lastname@example.org; contact Ann Leahy’s Electorate Office Ph 1800 625 430 or visit: https://www.csyw.qld.gov.au/about-us/funding-grants/funding-available
Deafness Foundation 2019 National Encouragement Awards Applications close on Wednesday, 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, view grant guidelines and obtain further information, email: email@example.com Ph (03) 9738 2909, contact Ann Leahy’s Electorate Office Ph 1800 625 430 or visit http://www.deafness.org.au/grants-awards/financial-grants-program/
The Small Grants Program – CCI Giving The program assists Catholic organisations and other groups carrying out Catholic mission anywhere in Australia. These grants are designed to help respond to current and emerging needs in their local communities. CCI Giving will provide single grants of up to $5,000 for eligible organisations to support events or projects and, occasionally, up to $10,000 to support small capital works initiatives. For more information Ph 02 9779 6317, email firstname.lastname@example.org; contact Ann Leahy’s Electorate Office Ph 1800 625 430 or visit: www.ccigiving.org.au
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 email@example.com; contact Ann Leahy’s Electorate Office Ph 1800 625 430 or visit: http://nwf.org.au/grants/small-environmental-grants/
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 firstname.lastname@example.org; 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/
Tackling Tough Times Together – Round 11 Applications are open with a closing date of 14th January 2019, this grant program helps communities access the resources they need to support one another through the ongoing effects of drought. Grants of up to $15,000 are available to eligible organisations in local government areas that are drought declared. A small number of grants valued up to $50,000 are also available for larger-scale and multi-year projects that have a broader impact. Funding will support community-based activities that both help to relieve current stressors and symptoms, but most importantly, build capacity and resilience for the future. Funds could also support activities that engage people in being active, exploring options and creating something that will stand the test of tough times. For more information contact the Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal by email: email@example.com; Ph 1800 170 020, Ann Leahy’s Electorate Office Ph 1800 625 430 or visit: https://www.frrr.org.au/grants/tackling_tough_times_together.php
Get Started Vouchers – Round 12 Voucher applications are now open 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/apply 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/
Farm Management Grants – Succession Planning RebatesAccess 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/ free call 1800 623 946 or Ann Leahy’s Electorate Office Ph 1800 625 430.
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.
Ann Leahy MP — Member for Warrego Shadow Minister for Local Government
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