190701: Arts Ablaze Conference Grants – closing 1st July

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190701: Arts Ablaze Conference Grants – closing 1st July

HAVE YOUR CHANCE TO ATTEND THE ARTS ABLAZE CONFERENCE    Maranoa Regional Council together with South West Queensland Regional Arts are providing five x $400 grants for volunteers within the Maranoa community to attend the 2019 Arts Ablaze conference at the Ramada Resort Kooralbyn Valley from Wednesday, 2 October 2019 to Friday, 4 October 2019.  Arts Ablaze is a conference focused on the transformation of regional communities and arts practice through attitudes, access, people and places.  The conference will highlight: First Nation projects and perspectives, panel discussions and forums, PechaKucha sessions from Regional Arts Projects across Queensland, funding options, what our major art organisations can offer the regions, exhibitions, site activations, conference cocktail function, conference Arts Dinner, facilitated networking events and much more. “Council are committed to supporting the many active volunteer arts and culture groups in our region, and one way we can do this is by assisting with skill development. We encourage local groups to nominate one of their members to receive the bursary, which is being funded by the Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF) program.” The group executive will need to fill in an application form and submit to the Local Development Officer – Roma by 5pm on Monday, 1 July 2019. Early Bird registrations for the 2019 Arts Ablaze conference are now open and are available until the 11 July.  Successful applicants are responsible for their own registrations. For more information about the Arts Ablaze Conference, please visit https://v2.artsfront.com/event/5368/arts-ablaze#!tab=registrationPlease note the bursary does not cover the full cost of the whole conference. The Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF) is a partnership between the Queensland Government and Maranoa Regional Council to support local arts and culture in regional Queensland.  


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190630: Easternwell Grants Program – closing 30th June

Easternwell grants program to support local communities

Easternwell, a subsidiary of Broadspectrum, has opened its community grants program and is encouraging groups, clubs and associations to apply for funding of up to $2,000.

Established in 2011, the program provides financial and social assistance in regions where Easternwell has key operations including the Surat Basin, Toowoomba, Roxby Downs and Pilbara.

Designed to support groups, clubs and associations that are making a difference in their community, Easternwell has delivered a helping hand to 224 organisations said Chief Executive for Resources, Tim Phelan.

“Last year our grass-roots program provided funding for all sorts of initiatives including purchasing sporting equipment, building supplies, resources for multiple educational programs, essential furniture, tools as well as specialist medical equipment for a hearing outreach program.”

“We strive to build regional strength by supporting social activities in the communities where we work, and our grants program is just one of the ways we’re creating lasting benefits for community organisations that need it most.”

Since establishing the program, Easternwell has awarded more than $123,000 to 73 organisations in the Surat Basin region including Wandoan Community Commerce & Industry, St George Community Men’s Shed, Jandowae Pony Club, South West Indigenous Networks, Chinchilla Community Centre, Roughlie Community Centre and Chinchilla Squash Club.

Easternwell is encouraging people who are involved with community groups to apply for funding to assist with genuine need projects to support the sustainability of community services.

Applications must be received before 30 June 2019. For more information visit www.easternwell.com.au/communitygrants.com.au

Easternwell is a subsidiary of Broadspectrum, providing innovative solutions across the social, defence, property, infrastructure, resources and industrial sectors.

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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 www.qld.gov.au/tacklecyberbullying

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 https://www.business.qld.gov.au/starting-business/advice-support/grants/digital-grants


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 informationhttps://www.grants.gov.au/?event=public.GO.show&GOUUID=69DF6F99-9C0E-81A3-CA5B3BF1C57246AE

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 http://www.mymaranoa.org.au/events.

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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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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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Norman Wettenhall Foundation – Small Environmental Grants Scheme

Norman Wettenhall Foundation – Small Environmental Grants Scheme

Opens 20 March 2018. 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. 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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Accelerate Small Business Program

Accelerate Small Business Grants Program 

Providing targeted assistance to small businesses that demonstrate high-growth and employment aspirations, to engage high-level expertise in their business for an extended period.  Matching funding of up to $10,000 (excluding GST) may be provided to eligible businesses to engage business mentors, coaches, or an advisory board, for between 6–12 months. The funding must be matched by a cash contribution from the participating business.  Two grant payments will be made directly to the business, with 50% paid on grant approval and a further 50% paid on successful completion of the project.

For more information:  Accelerate Small Business Grants Program

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QRIDA (Queensland Rural and Industry Development Authority)

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QRIDA services include:

  • Concessional loans available to Primary Producers for a range of on-farm activities and business expansion.
  • Grant funds to small business, charities/not-for-profit and primary producers when regions are disaster declared under the National Disaster Guidelines.
  • Other programs from time to time (e.g. drought) as required by either state or federal government.

For more information please visit our website: QRIDA

Contact:  Tony Koch

Email:  tony.koch@qrida.qld.gov.au

Phone:  07 4622 8527

or Freecall:  Free Call 1800 623 946



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