Category Archives: Funding and Grants

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210924: Community Grants Program – Maranoa Regional Council – closing 24th Septmber

Maranoa Regional Council is inviting community and not-for-profit groups to apply for financial assistance with the first round of the 2021-22 Community Grants Program which is now open.  The Community Grants Program is a great opportunity for groups to undertake projects with the support of Council and Senex Energy.  The Community Grant categories are:

  • Small Grant (co-funded by Senex Energy) – $500 – $3,000
  • Community Grant – $3,001 – $10,000
  • Major Grant – $10,001 – $20,000

Application Forms and Guidelines available online http://www.maranoa.qld.gov.au/services/grants  Applications close on Friday, 24 September 2021.


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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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ANZ Seeds of Renewal

ANZ Seeds of Renewal

Grants of up to $10,000 are made to not-for-profit community based organisations with an ABN or Incorporation Certificate. Consideration will be given to projects contributing to the development of education and employment opportunities that benefit communities with a population of 15,000 people or fewer in rural, regional and remote areas. More information.


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Australian Government’s Entrepreneurs’ Programme – Incubator Support

This initiative provides grant funding of up to $500,000 to new and existing incubators to deliver support services to Australian start-ups with an international focus in order to develop the capabilities required to succeed in international markets.   Ongoing.  More information.


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Drought Management Help – FarmHub

FarmHub connects Australian farmers with services and support during tough times, such as drought.

Website:  FarmHub


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Fair Play Vouchers

 FairPlay vouchers are now available for 2021.

The state government programme aimed at assisting families meet the costs of a child joining a sports club.
Families with children aged 5 to 17 years may be eligible for FairPlay and parents or guardians should have a valid health care card or pensioner concession card with the child’s name on it or be identified by a registered referral agent such as a youth worker or child safety officer to be eligible.
Applications close on 17 March 2021 unless vouchers are exhausted prior.
Vouchers should be presented to activity providers by 12 May 2021 and be redeemed by providers by 26 May.
Sport Minister Stirling Hinchliffe says there are many sports and activities to choose from including cricket, tennis, football, basketball, netball, scouts, roller skating, equestrian, calisthenics, canoeing, BMX, cheer-leading and martial arts.
“We have more than 4,500 registered activity providers onboard across the state with a sport or activity to help young Queenslanders get involved in 2021.”
To apply or for more information, visit www.qld.gov.au/fairplayvouchers

More information


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Farm Management Grants

Farm Management Grants – Succession Planning Rebates

Access to rebates up to $2,500 are 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 $2,500 per applicant per financial year. Advice must come from a suitably qualified professional adviser such as an accountant, financial planner or solicitor. More information.

 

 


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Flexible Financial Hardship Support – Maranoa Regional Council

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.

 

Application Form for Flexible Financial Hardship Support


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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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Lifeline – Community Drought Support Information

Lifeline LogoDo you reside or work in the shires of Paroo, Balonne or Maranoa and are suffering financial hardship due to the ongoing drought? If so, you may be eligible for financial support. Funded by the Department of Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services, grants are available to individuals or families who have been impacted by the drought and who require assistance with cost of living pressures.

Non-farming small business operators such as tradesmen and retail operators who rely on regional economies and the agriculture that underpins these economies to earn an income are also included under the program.

Other entities such as schools and Parent & Citizen Associations can also apply for funding for school related items. The grants range from $500 for an individual to $1,500 for a small business or entity. For further information and to apply please visit Lifeline Darling Downs
or call 1300 991 443.

 Those who can apply:

  • individuals or families who have been impacted by the drought and who require assistance with the cost of living pressures
  • Non-farming small business operators such as tradesmen and retail operators who rely on regional economies and the agriculture that underpins these economies to earn an income
  • Other entities such as schools and Parent & Citizen Associations can also apply for funding for school related items.

 


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Information Submission

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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