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The department is currently inviting applications for the following funding programs
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Disability Community Events Grants 2017

Department of Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services is inviting applications from community groups and non-government organisations for events and activities to mark Disability Action Week (10-16 September 2017) or International Day of People with Disability (3 December 2017).

Disability Community Events Grants will be provided to organisations and community groups to hold events that:

  • will foster greater opportunities for people with disability to participate in the economic and social aspects of the community, such as in learning, work and business, leadership, recreation, sport and cultural activities
  • involve cross-sector partnership or collaboration between organisations from different sectors

Organisations such as those supporting young people, LGBTI communities, sport and recreation, arts and culture, education and employment are strongly encouraged to apply.

12.00 pm Wednesday 24 May 2017

Information paper (PDF, 124 KB) Information paper (RTF, 153 KB)

Apply here


2017/18 Advancing Queensland: an age-friendly community grants program

The Advancing Queensland: an age-friendly community grants program provides funding for local projects and initiatives to enhance the age-friendliness of communities across Queensland.

Over three years from 2017–18, $1 million per annum will be made available through open funding rounds to seed fund community projects involving partnerships between local government, community and other organisations to co-develop, implement and promote innovative age-friendly projects.

Applications are invited for non-recurrent seed funding of up to $100,000 (GST exclusive) per annum to deliver age-friendly projects from 21 April 2017.

Each year the age-friendly community grants program will focus on two to three age-friendly domains. The 2017-18 round will focus on:

  • Outdoor spaces and buildings: seniors live in an environment that includes open spaces, buildings, shaded areas and walkways that are safe and easy to navigate
  • Transport: seniors can get out and about, using a range of affordable, user-friendly transport services
  • Housing: Seniors’ housing options are affordable, accessible and close to transport and community services.

Applications close 5pm Friday 16 June 2017.

If you do not have an internet connection or are unable to access the online application form, please email Office for Seniors to request a hard copy of the application form.

For all queries about the grants program, please email Office for Seniors.

5.00 pm Friday 16 June 2017

Apply on the SmartyGrants website


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