19 Oct 2012
- Written by VolunteeringQld
Queensland community and volunteer groups who help others can now apply for a share of $1.35 million to buy essential items to help their local communities.
Communities Minister Tracy Davis said a total of $4 million would be made available for small grants over the next three years as part of the Newman Government’s Caring for our Community election commitment.
“We understand the invaluable contribution community groups and their volunteers make to Queensland and we’re providing $1.35 million this year for these small grants to support their terrific activities,” Ms Davis said.
“Grants of up to $5,000 are available for the purchase of small equipment items and materials, such as computers, upgraded software or white goods.
“Bigger grants of up to $15,000 may also be considered for more substantial projects, such as making food preparation areas compliant with regulations.
“These small grants can go a long way to helping community organisations who are helping others.”
Organisations can apply for funding from today at communities.qld.gov.au
Ms Davis said applying for funding under the new Caring for our Community program would be simple, effective and online.
“We are keeping it simple so community organisations aren’t hit with onerous paperwork requirements,” she said.
“Whether it’s for a printer, computer, a fridge or microwave, the cost of equipment mounts up quickly for community groups and a small boost like this can go a long way.”