Funding available

The department is currently inviting applications for the following funding programs
Funding initiativeClosing date

Community Drought Support Program 2020-21

In 2020-21, a total of $5 million (excluding GST) has been made available through the Community Drought Support Program grants.

The grants aim to strengthen the resilience of drought-affected Queenslanders through the delivery of:

  • Flexible Financial Hardship payments to alleviate hardship and cost of living pressures for individuals, households and communities impacted by the drought; and
  • Community events and activities that contribute to connectedness and social well-being.

Applications are invited from eligible organisations to deliver between $12,000 and $200,000 in one-off funding in the 45 fully and partially drought-declared local government areas.

Community groups, not-for-profit organisations, local councils, neighbourhood and community centres, emergency relief providers, and school P&Cs are the types of organisations that are encouraged to apply. 

Organisations are encouraged to deliver the funds in ways that meet the specific needs of their communities.

Applications close 2:00pm Monday 15 February 2021
 

A separate application is required for each drought-declared local government area you wish to apply in. To access the application form for the relevant local government area, click on the appropriate link below.

Application form links:

Balonne

Banana

Barcaldine

Barcoo

Blackall/Tambo

Boulia

Bulloo

Bundaberg

Central Highlands

Charters Towers

Cherbourg

Diamantina

Flinders

Fraser Coast

Gladstone

Gold Coast

Goondiwindi

Gympie

Ipswich

Isaac

Livingstone

Lockyer Valley

Logan

Longreach

Maranoa

McKinlay

Moreton Bay

Murweh

Noosa

North Burnett

Paroo

Quilpie

Redland

Richmond

Rockhampton

Scenic Rim

Somerset

South Burnett

Southern Downs

Sunshine Coast

Toowoomba

Western Downs

Whitsunday

Winton

Woorabinda

 For more information, including how to make a funding submission, please refer to the Grant Program Guidelinewww.communities.qld.gov.au/funding or email grantqueries@communities.qld.gov.au

* As declared by the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries at www.longpaddock.qld.gov.au/drought/drought-declarations/ at 1 December 2020.

Submission information

For more information

Email:
grantqueries@communities.qld.gov.au

2.00 PM Monday 15 February 2021

Queensland Bushfires - Category C - Flexible Funding Grants, Round TWO

An initiative jointly funded under the Commonwealth/State Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements 2018.

Over two years from 2020 to 2022, a total of $6M (GST-exclusive) has been made available through two open funding rounds to provide flexible grants to Queensland-based non-government organisations, research bodies, industry groups and peak bodies, community groups, and Local Governments in 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.

This funding will assist in implementing projects aimed at driving recovery and building awareness to:

  • reduce future risks and minimise community dependence on government assistance
  • enhance self-efficacy and community efficacy
  • minimise negative impacts and embrace opportunities
  • promote connectedness, encourage support networks and social inclusion
  • support and promote opportunities for sustainable economic recovery
  • support business and service provider continuity
  • promote preparedness and resilience to future disasters.

To allow for flexible support for tailored initiatives, there has been two staged funding rounds.  Round One commenced on 1 August 2020,

Round TWO (this round) valued at $4.2M (GST-exclusive) is now open, with funding rolled out from 1 April 2021.

Funded projects must be delivered in line with the latest health advice regarding COVID-19.

Submission information

For more information

Email:
grantqueries@communities.qld.gov.au

2.00 PM Thursday 11 February 2021