Category C – Queensland bushfires flexible funding grants

33 Queensland-based community groups, non-government agencies, industry groups, and local governments will share in $1.8 million for 37 projects funded under round 1 of the Queensland Bushfires Flexible Funding Grants Program.

Recipients of these one-off grants will run events, deliver projects, provide training and purchase equipment to promote longer-term disaster recovery and resilience in the wake of the 2019 bushfires across Queensland.

These projects cover the 23 disaster affected local government areas of Brisbane (City), Bundaberg, Gold Coast (City), Cook, Fraser Coast, Gladstone, Gympie, Ipswich, Livingstone, Lockyer Valley, Mareeba, Noosa, North Burnett, Redland, Rockhampton, Scenic Rim, Somerset, South Burnett, Southern Downs, Sunshine Coast, Toowoomba, Townsville, and Whitsunday.

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), and is administered through the Queensland Government. These grants have been made available to help Queensland communities prepare for and recover from disasters.

Details of recipients are as follows:

OrganisationProject titleTotal grant funding
(excl GST)
Baffle Creek Community Inc Improvements to Community Centre - Stage 3 $68,848
Boonah District Chamber of Commerce Inc Boonah Community Street Festival $10,000
Boonah Show Society Inc Upgrade to the existing Dining Hall at the Boonah Showgrounds $100,000
BRHH Community Scheme 37583 Bushfire Management Plan & Bushfire Hazard Assessment Report Noosa North Shore $20,896
Brisbane City Council Bushfire Awareness Program - Pullenvale Ward $35,000
Capricornia Catchments Inc Seeing Past the Smoke - 2020 and Beyond:  CQ Community Support - Recovery - Resilience $99,997
Captain Creek Pony Club Inc Facility Enhancement for purpose of recovery following a disaster event $65,549
Closer to the Clouds Inc Freeze Dryer $9,500
Collinsville Community Association Collinsville & Scottville Springtime Garden Competition $2,515
Condamine Headwaters Landcare Group Inc Aboriginal Cultural Burning as Bushfire Mitigation $44,000
Cook Shire Council Cook Shire Libraries Incubation Hub Technology Upgrades and Resiliency Workshops $45,904
Griffith University Fire memories: gathering stories about the fire impacts and responses to build resilience $45,000
Guide Dogs for the Blind Association of Queensland Vision Impairment and Technology: Connecting Queenslanders with low or no vision to their local community $41,665
Livingstone Shire Council Building community resilience at The Caves $63,800
Livingstone Shire Council Bushfire Resilience Officer $100,000
Mackay Regional Council for Social Development Ltd (trading as Regional Social Development Coalition (RSDC)) Business Continuity  - A Peer to Peer Approach $20,000
Maibin Jahyilah Yahgilah Inc Developing Traditional Burning as an instrument for community engagement in fire planning, reconciliation and connection to culture $100,000
Mareeba Shire Council Mareeba Shire Rural Roadside Burning Improvements $11,540
Maroochydore State Emergency Service Support Association Emergency Response Equipment $7,219
Mount Larcom & District Show Society Inc Community disaster recovery hub and animal refuge: Stage 2 $80,848
Polynesian/African Cross Cultural Advisory Inc Bushfires community education and information awareness training $48,500
Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (on behalf of Mt Morgan State Emergency Service Group) Power-On Mt Morgan SES $41,879
Queensland Fruit & Vegetable Growers Ltd Bushfire Recovery and Resilience in Horticulture Industry - Central Queensland Pilot Project $99,000
Redland City Council CrisisReady Redlands Coast $74,500
Redland City Council From Vulnerability to Resilience: A distinctly Redlands Coast approach $100,000
Save Mt Lofty Inc Toowoomba Region Escarpment Community Bushfire Preparation Project $35,000
Scenic Rim Regional Council Scenic Rim Agri-Food and Agritourism Industry Development Program – Phase 1 $100,000
Somerset Regional Council Implementation of the Queensland Emergency Risk Management Framework into Somerset and Lockyer Local Disaster Management Groups $100,000
South Burnett Regional Council South Burnett Bushfire Management Plan & Bunya Mountains Community Sub Group Plan $20,000
St John Ambulance Australia Queensland Limited First Aid for the Mind and Resilience in the Face of Disaster $48,500
Tamborine Mountain Chamber of Commerce and Industry Inc Scarecrow Festival Lantern Parade Bushfire Recovery $5,000
The Creche and Kindergarten Association Limited Positive Living Skills Early Childhood Wellbeing Initiative $3,000
The Little Pocket Association Nature Play - Spring / Summer Program $18,400
The Little Pocket Association Scenic Rim -  Mural and Memorial Project $49,000
Toowoomba Regional Council Crows Nest Fire Trails $7,750
Toowoomba Regional Council Millmerran West Fire Trails $35,000
Whitsunday Regional Council Whitsunday Bushfire Resilience - Fire Break Improvement Project $42,000

Round two of this funding will open in January 2021.

Funds are provided under the jointly funded Commonwealth/State Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements – Category C: Community Recovery Fund.