Department of Communities, Disability Services and Seniors

Category C - CQ bushfires flexible funding grants

An initiative jointly funded under the Commonwealth/State Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements.

From 2019 to 2021 a total of $6 million (GST inclusive) will be made available through two open funding rounds to provide flexible grants to non-government organisations, community groups and Local Governments to implement projects aimed at driving recovery, building awareness and resilience within the disaster affected Local Government areas of Banana, Bundaberg, Central Highlands, Gladstone, Isaac, Livingstone, Mackay and Rockhampton to:

  • reduce future risks and minimise community dependence on government assistance
  • enhance self-efficacy and community-efficacy
  • minimise negative impacts and embrace opportunities
  • promote connectedness, encourage support networks and social inclusion
  • support and promote opportunities for sustainable economic recovery
  • support business and service provider continuity
  • promote preparedness and resilience to future disasters

The first funding round is now closed.