Thriving Queensland Communities grants - Round one 2018

Seventy-three neighbourhood centres across Queensland will share in more than $600,000 under the Thriving Queensland Communities Grants program - Round One 2018. Successful recipients of the one-off grants will run events, deliver projects, or purchase equipment to help make Queensland communities thrive.

The Queensland Government created the new Thriving Queensland Communities Grants which will award neighbourhood centres between $2,000 and $10,000 to help them continue to be vital places where people come together, and where people go when they need support.

Find a neighbourhood and community centre near you.

Details of recipients, coordinated by the neighbourhood centre's peak body—the Queensland Families and Communities Association—are as follows:

Applicant organisation nameFunded centreProject titleTotal grant funding
Beaucare Inc. Beaudesert Community Centre Community 'Pop-Up' hubs $10,000
Beenleigh District Community Development Association Inc. Beenleigh Neighbourhood Centre Technology Education & Support $4,499
Benarrawa Community Development Association Inc. Benarrawa Community Development Association Young People Thriving in our community $10,000
Blackall - Tambo Regional Council Blackall - Tambo Regional Council Neighbourhood Centre Capital Works Support $10,000
Bundaberg Regional Council Childers Neighbourhood Centre Engaging our community $10,000
Bundaberg Regional Council Gin Gin Neighbourhood Centre Family Focus $10,000
Burdekin Neighbourhood Centre Association Inc. Burdekin Neighbourhood Centre Association Connect our Community $6,958
Caloundra Community Centre Inc. Caloundra Community Centre (Neighbourhood Centre) Creating Third Places $10,000
Capella Tieri Middlemount Community Support Network Inc. CTM Links People change. Things go wrong. Just remember life goes on $9,581
Care Balonne Association Inc. Care Balonne Community Support Service Office Face Lift $6,884
Care Goondiwindi Association Inc. Care Goondiwindi Association Getting Connected Project $10,000
Carpentaria Shire Council Carpentaria Social Welfare Services Carpentaria Shire Movies Project $10,000
Centacare North Queensland Cloncurry Community Support Service - Neighbourhood Centre The Give It Back Bash (The GIBB) $10,000
Chinchilla Family Support Centre Inc. Chinchilla Community Support Service Parenting Suport in Chinchilla (Circle of security training) $1,900
Communify Queensland Ltd Communify Community Digital Access Project - Kelvin Grove $7,426
Communify Queensland Ltd New Farm Neighbourhood Centre Community Digital Access Project - New Farm $6,793
Community Development Services Inc. Granite Belt Neighbourhood Centre Solar Panels and Fridges $9,964
Community Gro Inc. Upper Ross Community Centre Storage shed for youth & families $10,000
Community Gro Inc. Townsville West Community Centre Thriving Communities $10,000
Community Services Tablelands Inc. Community Support Program Connect Listen Grow $9,901
Deception Bay Neighbourhood Centre Inc. DBNC - Neighbourhood Centre Building Community Bridges $9,845
Douglas Shire Community Services Assoc Ltd Mossman Community Centre Computer Upgrades $7,445
Eacham Community Help Organisation Inc. Eacham Community Help Organisation ECHO Engage $9,039
East Creek Community Centre Incorporated East Creek Community Centre East Creek Community Digital Inclusiveness & Social Improvement Project $5,700
Encircle Ltd Pine Rivers Neighbourhood Centre Circle of Security Project $8,598
Gailes Residents Committee Gailes Community House Professional Training & Development $5,753
George Street Neighbourhood Centre Association Inc. George Street Neighbourhood Centre Association Office Furniture $10,000
Gympie and District Community Centreplace Inc. Community Centreplace Conversations $9,934
Kingston East Neighbourhood Group Inc. Kingston East Community Support and Family Support Program Community Computer Lab Upgrade $9,720
Kuranda Information and Support Centre Association Inc. Kuranda Neighbourhood Centre Kuranda Groups $10,000
Laidley Community Centre Laidley Community Centre Service Increasing CommunITy CapacITy $10,000
Livingstone Shire Council Livingstone Shire Council - Community Support Service Community Centre Playground Upgrade $10,000
Lockyer Information and Neighbourhood Centre Inc. Lockyer Community Centre Growth & Development $6,706
Logan East Community Neighbourhood Association Inc. Logan East Community Neighbourhood Centre Transforming Lifes - inspiring change workshops $8,700
Mackay Regional Council Sarina Neighbourhood Centre Connecting Community Challenge $5,984
Maleny Neighbourhood Centre Association Inc. Maleny Neighbourhood Centre Cert IV Volunteer training & Christmas Breakfast $6,265
Mareeba Community Centre Inc. Mareeba Community Centre - Neighbourhood Centre Using Tech to build a thriving community $6,700
Marlin Coast Neighbourhood Centre Inc. Marlin Coast Neighbourhood Centre ER Food security expansion program $7,896
Mount Gravatt Community Centre Inc. Mt Gravatt Community Centre Inc. Conversations with purpose $10,000
Mount Isa Family Support Service and Neighbourhood Centre Inc. Mt Isa Family Support Service and Neighbourhood Centre Mates Men's Shed $4,422
Multilink Community Services Inc. Multilink Community Services Job Skills & Computer Hub $10,000
Mundubbera Community Development Association Inc. North Burnett Community Service (Mundubbera and Eidsvold) MCDA's Womens Health Week Project $5,500
Murilla Community Centre Inc. Murilla Community Centre Installation of Solar Panels $10,000
Nambour Community Centre Inc. Nambour Community Centre Internet Savvy Seniors $9,000
Neighbourhood Centre Caboolture Inc. NCC - Community Support Program Computers can be fun or not. But necessary $5,498
Nerang Neighbourhood Centre Inc. Nerang Neighbourhood Centre Phone set up costs $5,465
North Townsville Community Hub Inc. North Townsville Community Hub Shade Sails $4,628
North-East Community Support Group Inc. Zillmere Community Centre Growing our services $5,017
Nundah Community Support Group Inc. Nundah Neighbourhood Centre Upgrade Server for computer system $8,800
Picabeen Community Association Inc. Picabeen Community Centre Printer & Computer $8,163
Pomona and District Community House Inc. Pomona and District Community House Mentored youth group $10,000
Port Douglas Community Services Network Inc. Port Douglas Community Services Network Connecting our community - Website $2,500
Ravenshoe Community Centre Inc. Ravenshoe Community Centre Community Forum Roadshow $9,449
Redland Community Centre Inc. Redland Community Centre Homeless United 2018 $10,000
Riverview Neighbourhood House Association Inc. Riverview Community Centre Springfield Mini Show Day $9,500
Rollingstone and District Community Association Inc. Rollingstone and District Community Association Kicking Goals in Rollingstone $6,379
Rosewood and District Support Centre Inc. Rosewood Community Centre Community Hub Upgrade $10,000
Safer Toowoomba Partnership Inc. Wilsonton Heights Community Centre IT Upgrade $9,745
Sandgate And Bracken Ridge Action Group Incorporated Sandgate and Bracken Ridge Action Group Productive Painting Project $5,788
Somerset Regional Council Somerset Region Neighbourhood Centre Kilcoy Cares - Social Inclusion & Resilience $9,400
South West Brisbane Community Legal Centre Inc. Hub Neighbourhood Centre Inala Community Hub Meeting Hall $10,000
St David's Neighbourhood Centre St David's Neighbourhood Centre Table tops appeal $5,029
Tara and District Family Support Committee Inc. Tara Neighbourhood Centre Reconnecting our community through the arts & media $9,200
The Community Place Inc. The Community Place Tables & Chairs for Hall $6,670
Tully Support Centre Inc. Community Support Service IT costs $10,000
UnitingCare Community Miriam Vale Community Development Service Our Community Our Say $10,000
Varsity Lakes Community Resource Centre Inc. Varsity Lakes Community Resource Centre Youth personal development project $7,980
Vietnamese Community in Australia (Queensland Chapter) Inc. Vietnamese Community in Australia - Queensland Chapter Tai Chi for Seniors/ Homework Club for 7/8y/o $7,000
Village Community Services Inc. Village Community Development Program Server Replacement $6,582
Wesley Mission Brisbane Elorac Place Elorac Place Health & Wellbeing EXPO & Cooking School $9,906
West End Family Care Services Inc. CommunityPlus West End, Community Plus Annerley and CommunityPlus Yeronga Community Kitchen $10,000
West Moreton Migrant Resource Service Inc. Goodna Neighbourhood House Various Equipment incl. IT $8,395
Whitsunday Community Services Inc. Cannonvale Neighbourhood Centre Welcoming Community $9,363