There are various grants that community based organisations and not-for-profits can apply for. Many organisations rely on these to continue their great work. Grants are available through various levels of government and from private sources.
Gambling Community Benefit Fund
Community organisations can apply for this grant made up of the profits made from gaming and gambling.
These grants are up to a value of $35,000 and are distributed multiple times throughout the year.
The Gambling Community Benefit Fund has announced that they will be focusing on solar applications for the next round so if you have every wanted to cut your power bill by installing solar, now is your chance!
Click here to find out how to apply.
Skilling for Queenslanders for Work
The Queensland Government has reintroduced the highly successful Skilling Queenslanders for Work initiative, with an investment of $240 million over four years to support up to 32,000 Queenslanders into work.
Skilling Queenslanders for Work provides training to people who are under-utilised or under-employed in the labour market.
After a very successful first round in 2015 the Queensland Government has opened it up for a second round.
Funding for Sports and Recreation
Local sport and recreation clubs not only promote the benefits of physical activity and a healthy well being, they are a valuable asset to communities—to bring everyone together and create a friendly local environment.
A new program of sport and recreation funding has been announced by the Palaszczuk Government with a $125.5 million three year commitment.
We strongly urge all sport and recreation clubs in Springwood to see how this funding can work for your organisation and make a start on applications.
Funding for each program will include:
- Get Started Vouchers—$15 million over three years for vouchers of up to $150 to assist children and young people who can least afford to join a sport or recreation club.
- Get Going Clubs—$3.5 million per year for funding of up to $7500 for equipment and projects that improve access to sport and recreation activities.
- Get Playing Places and Spaces—$13 million per round for funding of up to $150,000 for new or upgraded sport and recreation facilities.
- Get Playing Plus—for funding between $200,000 and $1.5 million for new or upgraded sport and recreation facilities that meet regional and community needs.
- Female Faciliites Fund - $15 million funding to provide grants up to $500,000 to build or upgrade fit-for-purpose female amenities and change room facilities
Click here for more information on all Get in the Game program dates.
The Queensland Government suppprts strategies to increase engagement of students, educators and school communities in creative and innovative practice.
Find information about this great creative support here.
Queensland Week Sponsorship
Each year, right across the state, Queenslanders mark Queensland Week with an annual celebration of our people, places and achievements with a barbeque, family fun day, festival, street parade or something unique to their community.
The Queensland Week Sponsorship Program encourages everyone to celebrate in a way that reflects their culture, heritage and aspirations.
For 2016, 15 events were successful in their application.
Check back for updates about when the next round opens.
The Queensland Government is helping our community commemorate the ANZAC centenary by supporting RLS's and other organisations in the form of grants to host ceremonies.
If you plan on holding a memorial service and would like some government assistance you can apply for a grant here.
Logan City Council Community Services Grants Program
Logan City Council can provide assistance to community organisations who wish to provide programs to benefit the community in various ways.
There is either a $3,000 or $5,000 grant available.
Currently the appilcations for the grants are closed as round one has been completed. We will update this page when that becomes available again.
Click here for more details.
Young Athletes Travel Subsidy
The Young Athletes Travel Subsidy (travel subsidy) aims to foster the development of young athletes and support elite athlete pathways.
The travel subsidy will be open from 1 July 2015, replacing the Young Athlete Assistance Program (YAAP). The principles of the programs are the same, but the new travel subsidy will provide additional financial assistance through three event tiers.
The program will support attendance at specific events held at a state, national and international level that support elite athlete pathways.
If you would like some more information, click here.
Concessions for Seniors
Increase in the electricity rebate for seniors from $330 to $341, and all Queensland Seniors Card holders will continue to be eligible whether or not they’re affected by Turnbull’s cuts – and we’ve expanded eligibility to people who hold Commonwealth Health Care Cards.
We’ve also extended the deadline for applications from Health Care Card holders to the end of this year – and we will backdate these applications to 1 January 2017.
We’ve also increased the amount we’ve allocated to energy, rates, water and gas concessions by nearly $28 million, up to $290 million, to support more than 500,000 eligible Queenslanders.
And we worked hard to advocate for seniors to the Australian Government, to push for them to reinstate the Pensioner Concession Card for people impacted by the asset change introduced in January 2017.
The 2017-18 Queensland Budget has committed $5.3 billion to help with Queenslander’s household budgets, an increase of $409 million on last year.