Thriving Cohesive Communities Action Plan

This second action plan, Thriving Cohesive Communities: Action Plan for Queensland 2019-21 (Stage 2), builds on initiatives delivered under the Cohesive Communities: An Action Plan for Queensland 2016-18. Over 80 projects were funded in 2016-18 across the state to bring individuals, families and communities together to increase understanding and appreciation of the diversity of Queenslanders.

The Thriving Cohesive Communities: Action Plan for Queensland 2019–21 (Stage 2) sets out priorities for action under four key focus areas:

  • Pathways for individuals
  • Family connections
  • Community connections and strength
  • Collaborative services

This second action plan has:

  • a greater emphasis on young people (12-25 years)
  • targeted investment for more focused impact to the regional Queensland locations of Toowoomba, Rockhampton and Townsville
  • a greater emphasis on addressing economic exclusion.

It is a plan to promote and strengthen Queensland’s social cohesion, reduce social marginalisation and economic exclusion, and address anti-social behaviour and behaviours that can lead to violence or physical harm.

Thriving Cohesive Communities Grants

The Thriving Cohesive Communities Grants for 2019-21 support implementation of the Thriving Cohesive Communities: Action Plan for Queensland 2019-21 (Stage 2). Grants were released in two tranches in October and December 2019 to fund projects through five grant streams that strengthen family and community connection and support young people to take up meaningful roles in their community.

Tranche 1

Sixteen organisations (PDF, 398 KB) Sixteen organisations (DOCX, 20 KB) have been successful in their application for a Thriving Cohesive Communities Grant for Tranche 1.

Tranche 2

Applications for Tranche 2 grants have now closed and are being assessed.