Category C – Far North Queensland and North Queensland monsoon trough

FNQ and NQ monsoon trough flexible funding grants—round two

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

Over two years from 2019 to 2021, a total of $15.5M (GST exclusive) has been made available through two open funding rounds to provide flexible grants to Queensland-based non-government organisations, research bodies, industry groups and peak bodies, community groups, and Local Governments in the 39 declared disaster affected local government areas.

This funding will assist in implementing projects aimed at driving recovery and building awareness 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.

Round 2 valued at $11,080,395 is now available.

  • Small Grants: (Min. $2,500 up to $50,000)
  • Large Grants: (Min. $50,001 up to $150,000)

Further information can be found at funding available or by emailing 

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FNQ and NQ monsoon trough flexible funding grants—round one

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

57 Queensland-based community groups, non-government agencies, industry groups, and local governments delivering 68 projects across 39 disaster-impacted local government areas will share in $4,464,001 under the Far North and North Queensland Flexible Funding Grants – Round One 2019 program. Successful recipients of the one-off grants will run events, deliver projects and purchase equipment to promote longer-term disaster recovery and resilience in the wake of the 2019 monsoon trough.

Funding for the Flexible Funding Grants is available under jointly funded Commonwealth-Queensland Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements (DRFA) through Category C Community Recovery Funds (CRF).

This funding is administered through the Queensland Government. Small Grants of $2,500 to $50,000 and Large Grants of $50,001 to $150,000 have been made available to help Queensland communities prepare for and recover from disasters.

Details of recipients are as follows:

OrganisationProject TitleGrant Amount
Ang-Gnarra Aboriginal Corporation of Laura Laura Community Recovery Weather Disaster Initiative $49,200
Barcoo Shire Council Mobile Disaster LED Road Signage $48,000
Boulia Shire Council Weather through the Aeons $8,250
Burdekin Shire Council Mobile Generators to Build Disaster Resilience $108,830
Burke Shire Council Burketown Showgrounds Shade Structures $124,296
Burke Shire Council Gregory Showgrounds Judges Box and Cold Room $141,827
Bynoe Community Advancement Co-Operative Society Ltd Community Connection and Meeting Places $49,502
Cairns Regional Council Protective Capabilities of Local Ecosystems $45,000
Cairns Regional Council Building Community Economic Capacity-Cairns Region $37,000
Cairns Regional Council Disaster Resilience and Recovery-Cairns Business Sector $45,000
Cape York Natural Resource Management Ltd. 2020 Cape York Grazing Forum $32,030
Carpentaria Shire Council Carpentaria Shire Council Visitors Guide $42,986
Carpentaria Shire Council Capturing Carpentaria Oral/Pictorial History of Disaster Event and Impacts $30,730
Carpentaria Shire Council Preparation of a Community Recovery Plan $44,790
Carpentaria Shire Council Karumba Levee Scoping Study $46,000
Charters Towers Regional Council Get Ready Workshops - Charters Towers $11,140
Cloncurry Shire Council Back to the 40s Event and Cloncurry Military History Trail $38,100
Cloncurry Shire Council Cloncurry Commemorative Art Installation $143,320
Community Information Centre Townsville Inc Community Information Digital Engagement Project $136,500
Australian Trust for Conservation Volunteers Community Nurseries - Growing resilience and connectedness $33,000
Cook Shire Council Cook Shire Community Resiliency Days $39,918
Central Queensland Helicopter Rescue Service Ltd Emergency Services Day - Mackay $15,000
Diamantina Rodeo & Campdraft Association Inc Winton Showgrounds Arena Lighting $47,531
Far North Community College Ltd First Aid for Volunteers $11,872
Flyers Ball Committee Flyers Ball $15,000
Foodbank Queensland Limited NQ and FNQ Regional Food Relief Model Assessment $26,480
Good Shepherd Microfinance Building financial resilience in times of disasters $148,000
Queensland Fruit & Vegetable Growers Ltd Collaborative Learning Approach to Rural Resilience $115,389
Hinchinbrook Shire Council Hinchinbrook Multilingual Emergency Action Guide Project $27,143
Hope Vale Aboriginal Shire Council Community awareness and information digital signage $122,500
Innisfail & District Men's Shed Inc Improvement to Mens Shed - Concrete driveway and drop-off/pick-up pad $78,271
Central West Hospital and Health Service Isisford Community Garden $9,700
Isolated Children's Parents Association - Queensland Inc. Fit 4 Rural Futures Camp 2019 $38,565
Julia Creek Dirt and Dust Festival Inc Julia Creek's Dirty Dusty Recovery $15,316
La Luna Youth Arts Assn Inc RefleXions & ConneXions $48,836
Lockhart River Aboriginal Shire Council Lockhart River Iterra IP Satellite Solution and Generator $87,705
Mackay Regional Council Mackay FSMS: Flood Intelligence Plan $120,340
Mackay Tourism Ltd Mackay Resilient Tourism Leadership Program $40,000
Mareeba Shire Council Irvinebank McDonald Bridge Flood Monitoring $16,927
McKinlay Shire Council Monsoon Trough Memories: Historic Videos $14,428
McKinlay Shire Council JC Water Tower Changeable Lighting Project $69,223
McKinlay Shire Council Disaster Preparedness Enhancement Project - Aviation Fuel Pod $119,984
Mount Isa City Council Monsoon Messages $20,000
North Queensland Combined Womens Services Incorporated Disaster Recovery - Safety for Women and Children pre and post disasters $40,897
Northern Gulf Resource Management Group Ltd Bloom and Prosper $40,635
Northern Gulf Resource Management Group Ltd Building Connectivity and Disaster Management Readiness - Northern Gulf $122,013
Outback Futures Limited Recovering Well $100,000
Port Douglas Daintree Tourism Limited Douglas Tourism Disaster Resilience Building Project $34,500
Queensland Families and Communities Association Inc. Neighbourhood Centre Monsoon Response Strategy $95,000
The Queensland Music Festival Pty Ltd Lizard Tail North Queensland $80,000
Queensland Tourism Industry Council Limited CrisisReady $128,000
Red Ridge (Interior Queensland) Limited Matilda Way and Savannah Way Art Trails $150,000
Southern Gulf NRM Ltd Resilience through recovery - Southern Gulf beef industry $111,650
St Vincent de Paul Society Queensland Connecting Communities for Disaster Relief $27,000
The Oasis Townsville Limited The Oasis Townsville Volunteer Army $49,081
Pryce Centre for Culture & Arts Pty Ltd Langos: Communicating resilience/preparedness to ATSI communities $133,000
The Salvation Army (Qld) Property Trust Making a House a Home Again $150,000
THE UNITING CHURCH IN AUSTRALIA PROPERTY TRUST (Q) Strengthening Connections and Pastoral Care $89,627
The Youth Network NQ Inc Flood Recovery for TYN $20,000
Tourism Whitsundays Limited Whitsundays Resilient Tourism Leadership Program $40,000
Townsville City Council Flood Stories 2019 $49,213
Townsville Fire Limited Flood Anniversary Round $25,000
Townsville Intercultural Centre Ltd Illustrated Disaster Management Guide $48,500
Townsville Multicultural Support Group Inc Cultural Community Champions $37,382
Tropical Brain and Mind Foundation Inc Mentally Healthy City Townsville $140,975
Winton Pastoral and Agricultural Show Society Incorporated Winton Show Information Tent $10,000
Yarrabah Aboriginal Shire Council Crisis Dashboard $150,000
Yarrabah Aboriginal Shire Council Yarrabah Flood/Tide Sensors $127,899

Round Two of the FNQ and NQ Monsoon Trough Flexible Funding Grants is scheduled for release in March 2020.

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Community Development Officers

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

Eight local Councils will share in $4,612,888 to deliver Community Development Officer Services between 2019 and 2021 to 10 local government areas (LGA's) significantly impacted by the FNQ & NQ Monsoon Trough. The successful Councils will support community-led initiatives, facilitate linkages and partnerships between groups, and support and enable recovery and resilience planning to build upon the strengths and capabilities of monsoon-affected communities.

Funding for the Community Development Officer program is available under jointly funded Commonwealth-Queensland Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements (DRFA) through Category C Community Recovery Funds (CRF). This funding is administered through the Queensland Government.

Details of the successful suppliers are as follows:

  • Carpentaria Shire Council - Carpentaria LGA
  • Cloncurry Shire Council - Cloncurry and Burke LGA's
  • Cook Shire Council - Cook, Douglas and Wujal Wujal LGA's
  • Flinders Shire Council - Flinders LGA
  • McKinlay Shire Council - McKinlay LGA
  • Richmond Shire Council - Richmond LGA
  • Townsville City Council - Townsville LGA (two Community Development Officers), and
  • Winton Shire Council - Winton LGA
  • Services commence from 1 July 2019 to 30 June 2021, with Carpentaria Community Development Officer Service commencing from 1 October 2019.

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