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Funding available

The department is currently inviting applications for the following funding programs
Funding initiativeClosing dateSubmission information

Child Safety—Community Based Intake and Referral services

Organisations are invited to submit offers to deliver Community Based Intake and Referral services in Queensland.

The key components of the services are:

  1. Information, assessment, advice and/or referral for support for vulnerable families, including advice to professionals and community members seeking assistance for children, young people and families where there are concerns about wellbeing that do not require a report to Child Safety.
  2. Active engagement and referral for support for vulnerable families including assessment of the safety and support needs of children, young people and their families, advice about available services and referral with consent to appropriate support.
  3. Lead a Local Level Alliance of government and non-government services within the defined local catchment to ensure collaborative planning and integrated and timely responses to vulnerable children, young people and their families.

Additional information is available by contacting the department on (07) 3406 7992.

Industry briefing

A briefing for all interested organisations on the Community Based Intake and Referral services and Intensive Family Support services tender specifications is scheduled for:

10.00 to 12.00 pm
Friday, 15 August 2014
Auditorium, 111 George Street, Brisbane.

Please email Yianni.Pallourios@communities.qld.gov.au to RSVP by close of business 13 August 2014.

The department will also be live streaming this briefing at Level 4, 445 Flinders Street Townsville (Room 4.18). Due to limited space at this venue, organisations will be limited to one representative. Interested organisations are to RSVP to Patricia.Kretschmann@communities.qld.gov.au.

4.00 pm Wednesday 10 September 2014

Tender specification (PDF, 376 KB)

Submission form (Word, 289 KB) Submission form (RTF, 194 KB)

Submission form—budget

 

Child Safety—Intensive Family Support services

Organisations are invited to submit offers to deliver Intensive Family Support services in Queensland.

The purpose is to deliver intensive family support services to vulnerable families which address multiple and/or complex needs and assist families to build their capacity to safely care and protect their children. The primary focus of the engagement is to strengthen the protective factors within the family to ensure children can safely live at home.

Additional information is available by contacting the department on (07) 3406 7993.

Industry briefing

A briefing for all interested organisations on the Community Based Intake and Referral services and Intensive Family Support services tender specifications is scheduled for:

10.00 to 12.00 pm
Friday, 15 August 2014
Auditorium, 111 George Street, Brisbane.

Please email Yianni.Pallourios@communities.qld.gov.au to RSVP by close of business 13 August 2014.

The department will also be live streaming this briefing at Level 4, 445 Flinders Street Townsville (Room 4.18). Due to limited space at this venue, organisations will be limited to one representative. Interested organisations are to RSVP to Patricia.Kretschmann@communities.qld.gov.au.

4.00 pm Wednesday 10 September 2014

Tender specification (PDF, 367 KB)

Submission form (Word, 291 KB) Submission form (RTF, 194 KB)

Submission form—budget

 

Caring for our Community grants

Organisations are invited to apply for one-off funding of up to $5,000 to purchase essential equipment to enhance service delivery to Queenslanders.

The aim of the Caring for our Community initiative is to assist community organisations and volunteer groups to purchase essential equipment to support Queensland communities. 

The majority of grants will be up to $5,000. A small number of grants between $5,000 and $15,000 may be available depending on the needs of particular communities for specific projects and equipment.

For any queries regarding Caring for our Community, please contact the Caring for Our Community team on 3224 8050 or via email at cfoc@communities.qld.gov.au.

4.00 pm Friday 26 September 2014

Information paper (PDF, 291 KB) Information paper (RTF, 111 KB)

Frequently asked questions (PDF, 263 KB) Frequently asked questions (RTF, 77 KB)

Fact sheet (PDF, 159 KB) Fact sheet (RTF, 73 KB)

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