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 the connection of young people to family and community, and enable people from all backgrounds, ages and abilities to be socially and economically included and to contribute to their local community.

Tranche 1

Sixteen organisations have been successful in their application for a Thriving Cohesive Communities Grant for Tranche 1.

Stream 1: Youth Connect – Contribute – Lead

 

Organisation

Project Title

Project delivery location by electorate

Project Description

Grant funding (exc. GST)

1

JOII Community Ltd.

Scenic Rim TRACTION Small Engines Program

Scenic Rim

This project will offer the TRACTION Small Engines Program within the Scenic Rim, delivering four programs over four school terms. The program empowers and re-connects young people through action-based learning in restoring small engines; where trainer-mentors provide guidance, skills development and positive role modelling that builds confidence and success.

$34,020

2

Deception Bay Community Youth Programs Assoc. Inc.

Deception Bay Activate Your Destiny

Bancroft

Activate your Destiny will fill an important gap in post intervention services by providing opportunities for young people in Deception Bay to maintain engagement with services and build social/relational stability to set and achieve their positive destination goals. The project builds on the successful crisis and early intervention work DBCYP currently provides to young people.

$85,400

3

Hosanna Logan City

#Born2Lead

Inala, Logan, Woodridge

Creating social ventures that address social issues as identified by young people/families. Great leaders don't set out to be leaders, but to make a difference! Participants will work in groups receiving coaching to be the drivers of change on social issues impacting them through social ventures with support/training from #Born2Lead.

$17,360

4

Surf Life Saving Queensland Inc.

Indigenous Youth Aquatic Education and Skills Program

Cairns

This project promotes inclusion of Indigenous young people in the greater Cairns community through equipping them for public roles in life-saving and emergency care. Fifteen indigenous youth will undertake swimming and first-aid instruction, advanced resuscitation and public communications training. Participants are supported to achieve three Award certificates including First Aid, Advanced Resuscitation Techniques and Bronze Medallion, all of which create employment pathways in aquatics, emergency services and lifeguarding.

$13,339

5

The Ted Noffs Foundation

Mobile Street University

Coomera, Ipswich, Oodgeroo, Redlands, Theodore

The project will use a mobile 'street university' staffed by specialist facilitators to engage disconnected young people in locations currently lacking in services they feel comfortable using. The service will conduct workshops and activities that incorporate creative use of music, art, dance, theatre, sport, street culture, life skills development and technology and design.

$96,540

6

Open Doors Youth Service Inc.

Pride Arts Connection and Community Cohesion Program

Aspley, Bulimba, Bundamba, Inala, Ipswich, Logan, Lytton, Mcconnel, Mount Ommaney, Nudgee, Pine Rivers, Redcliffe, Sandgate, South Brisbane, Woodridge

Open Doors Youth Service Inc. will deliver a one of a kind 12-month program to at-risk LGBTI+ young people between the ages of 12-24 and their families with the aim to foster connection to community, family, and peers and empower confidence, resilience and leadership through the creative arts.

$97,205

7

Sisters Inside Inc.

Youth Connect Thru Art (NQ)

Burdekin, Hinchinbrook, Mundingburra, Thuringowa, Townsville

Engaging through an art group, this project aims to reduce the number of young people in, and returning to, prison. It will address multi-generational family breakdown and associated criminalisation, particularly in First Nations families, through facilitating parent/child relationships whilst either/both are in prison and post-release family reunification and community connections.

$92,077

8

Multicultural Australia Ltd.

Redbank Plains Youth Space

Bundamba

To support the development of a youth space at Redbank Plains State High School delivering the Skill Up program, alongside activities including sport, leadership, and other programs, tailored to target and engage the participants. The aim is to improve relationships and outcomes for young people, their peers, and their families.

$77,251

9

Multicultural Community Centre Ltd. (Auspicing: REKON Youth Outreach Service)

REKON Youth Outreach Program

Logan

REKON provides strength-based cultural, creative arts and sports programs for youth to create culturally socially inclusive life transforming opportunities. REKON is led by a team of youth workers, in partnership with local community groups and arts facilitators. This program will be delivered within Logan including Loganlea, Kingston and Yarrabilba.

$99,693

10

The Hervey Bay Neighbourhood Centre Inc.

Our Voice

Hervey Bay, Maryborough

Our Voice will support a minimum of 60 young people to complete a 10 week program to develop work skills, peer skills, cultural skills and leadership skills while developing one part of the School Leavers Guide as an e-resource. A total of 6 intakes with be delivered over 18 months.

$92,115

Stream 2: Locals speaking to locals

 

Organisation

Project Title

Project delivery location by electorate

Project Description

Grant funding (exc. GST)

11

Ethni Inc.

Discover

Aspley, Bulimba, Burleigh, Chatsworth, Clayfield, Coomera, Everton, Ferny Grove, Greenslopes, Logan, Macalister, Mansfield, Mount Ommaney, Mudgeeraba, Nudgee, South Brisbane, Southport, Springwood, Stafford, Woodridge

The ‘Discover’ project aims to foster intercultural understanding and dialogue and build cultural competency among children and young people through cultural arts workshops in schools, while at the same time provide training, employment and leadership skills for young women from CALD backgrounds.

$22,823

12

Townsville Intercultural Centre Ltd.

Queensland - We're All In This Together

Mundingburra, Townsville

The project will give CALD and ATSI Queenslanders the opportunity to participate in a short film festival. Their personal stories, family histories and cultural information will be recorded and published through the agency's extensive social media channels. A series of workshops will prepare participants for the recording.

$45,000

13

Dalby Welcoming Community Inc.

Dalby - it’s the People

Warrego

The project focuses on Dalby's greatest asset - its people!   Locals will decorate 100 life-size corflute figures creating a people scape depicting the amazing diversity of the community and motivate ongoing conversation. It will capture Dalby's community spirit with the figures being displayed at Gallery 107 and Dalby's Delicious & DeLIGHTful Festival.

$30,500

14

Nambour Community Centre Inc.

Create, Connect and Contribute

Buderim, Kawana, Maroochydore, Nicklin

A welcoming social connection hub will be set up where women from many countries talk, support and learn while pursuing their interests and passions at Nambour Community Centre and out in the community. Women will develop leadership skills, manage conflict and understand collaborative processes to continue the project.

$41,135

15

Strong Communities Ltd.

Humans of Gladstone

Burnett, Callide, Gladstone

Humans of Gladstone is a community storytelling project run in a range of platforms that features Gladstone community residents of all ages, backgrounds and abilities. The project is designed to initiate conversations to increase exposure and build awareness, knowledge and understanding of the diverse identity of Queenslanders.

$41,800

16

Bundaberg Regional Council

Our people, our stories

Bundaberg

‘Our people, our stories’ will bring together individuals and groups and explore the many varied origins of the people who make up this Region. The aim is to build capacity of community to address discrimination by developing postcards to raise awareness of the varied individuals and groups that make the Region unique.

$43,742

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Tranche 2

Fifteen organisations have been successful in their application for a Thriving Cohesive Communities Grant for Tranche 2.

 

Organisation

Project Title

Project delivery location by electorate

Project Description

Grant funding (exc.GST)

 

Stream 1: Community-led social cohesion planning and activities in Townsville, Rockhampton and Toowoomba

1

Australian Trust for Conservation Volunteers

 

Water and culture in the Dry Tropics

Townsville

The project will enable the organisation to workshop water and culture with Bindal, Wulgurukaba, Manbarra and Nywaigi Traditional Owners in the Townsville Dry Tropics region to develop stories / case studies to raise community awareness and be showcased as part of the Dry Tropics Partnership for Healthy Waters annual Report Card launch.

$35,000

2

Churches of Christ in Queensland

Social Good Initiative

Mundingburra, Thuringowa, Townsville

This project will implement staged engagement projects in a defunct precinct owned by Stockland/AMP, in response to elevated social issues in the areas of Aitkenvale and Townsville. The project will simultaneously create social enterprises, inclusive/culturally responsive events and positive pursuits for youth.

 

$365,000

3

Arts Central Queensland Inc.

Rockhampton Youth Theatre Group Pilot Project

Rockhampton

This project will partner Headspace and Arts Central Queensland to provide access to theatre for disadvantaged youth. The project will produce trained performers able to present their stories in a dynamic way by creating unique theatrical works. The project will also develop a long-term structure around youth theatre in Rockhampton.

 

$89,993

4

Playgroup Queensland

Play Your Way Around the World Integrated Playgroup

Rockhampton

This project will create a facilitated program connecting families from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds to their community. The program will develop each family’s knowledge of other cultures by embedding age-appropriate activities sourced from multicultural and Indigenous Australians into the program.

 

$134,000

5

Purpose Enterprises Limited

The Tomorrow Project

Toowoomba South

This project will build a Career Development Centre to employ young indigenous men and develop them professionally and personally. The funded organisation will conduct workshops in the Centre intended to build social bonds between the diverse cohort of staff. They will employ a full-time staff member to facilitate these activities.

 

$150,000

6

Dads Group

Improving Health Pathways for new Fathers and Families

Rockhampton

Toowoomba North

Toowoomba South

Townsville

This project will improve health pathways for new fathers and families and build local communities.

$396,912

 

Stream 2: Pathways to economic inclusion (Social Enterprises)

7

Multiskill Centre Ltd

 

DoMore@RedDoor

Traeger (Cloncurry)

This project will establish a food van, Zoom Room business facilities, and expand the funded organisation's recycling hub to help overcome locational disadvantage, and increase economic, social, and cultural inclusion.

 

$107,500

8

Kath Dickson Family Centre Limited

 

Creating pathways for employment in Family Day Care for Sudanese people in Toowoomba

Toowoomba South

Toowoomba North

This project will create employment pathways in Family Day Care for Toowoomba’s Sudanese women by encouraging, supporting, training, and educating in a culturally friendly environment utilising a Bicultural Project Support Worker.

 

$120,000

9

Natura Pacific Pty Ltd

Connecting Communities Project

Nanango, Ipswich

 

This project brings prisoners into a productive and cohesive partnership with their local community through horticulture and conservation. The project currently operates in Ipswich and Logan and will be expanded to new locations to include vulnerable young people engaged with the Transition 2 Success program. The project will up-skill these young people through formal training and cultivation of employable strengths-based qualities. Post-project employment opportunities will be available with the Natura Pacific social enterprise.

$119,900

10

YFS LTD - Substation33

 

Getting Ready to Go

Logan

This project will empower people to prepare for training opportunities, tertiary study and employment by engaging them in an esteem-building, innovative, and safe environment.

$98,295

11

Nundah Community Enterprises Cooperative Ltd

Peer to Peer (P2P) Enterprise Development

Aspley, Clayfield, Morayfield, Murrumba, Nudgee, Pine Rivers, Pumicestone, Redcliffe, Sandgate, Stafford

This project will develop a youth arm of 'Nundah Community Enterprises Cooperative' (NCEC) - creating sustainable employment for a new generation of disadvantaged workers with disabilities (including those exiting child safety or youth justice) and to successfully share the development process with other communities so they can establish their own enterprise.

 

$120,000

 

Stream 3: Engaging Young People to become global citizens

12

Gimuy Walubara Yidinji Elders Aboriginal Corporation

 

INFINITY 2020 ‘Cycle of Knowledge’

Cairns

This project is for is a series of intergenerational educational and Cultural Knowledge transfer workshops between Yidinji Cultural groups and the wider general public with intent to increase the capacity of young people to become future leaders, participate in and contribute to the overall social cohesion of the Cairns and surrounding region.

 

$70,000

13

Australian Trust for Conservation Volunteers

 

Townsville Youth Rangers

Townsville

This project will allow the funded organisation to work with local schools, Traditional Owners, Indigenous, Islander and multicultural support groups in the Townsville Dry Tropics region to facilitate a volunteer Youth Ranger program. At risk Indigenous and migrant youth will undertake outdoor learning and caring for country activities, make connections and work to build healthy communities.

 

$60,000

14

Eritreans Australian Women’s and Families Support Network Inc.

Unleash your leadership: Building the confidence, leadership and influence of young people

 

Hervey Bay, Inala, Ipswich, Logan, Rockhampton, South Brisbane, Southport, Toowoomba South, Woodridge

This project is a youth-led initiative to run a series of workshops and dialogue processes focused on building knowledge, systems advocacy skills and courage to share stories and change narratives in a safe environment online and offline. Stories will be recorded and utilised in a digital campaign focused on breaking boundaries.

 

$70,000

15

Community Sports Mentoring and Coaching Ltd

 

Community Sports Leadership and Mentoring Program

Statewide

This project will develop the leadership skills of multicultural and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander youth supporting their development as peer and community leaders. The organisation will also work with sporting clubs throughout Queensland to increase their capacity and capability to engage youth from all backgrounds in leadership roles throughout their programs.

 

$58,400

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