Million-dollar boost for state’s thriving neighbourhood centres

Published:

Queensland’s network of thriving neighbourhood and community centres have the chance to share in $1 million to buy vital equipment and host events and activities, thanks to the Thriving Queensland Communities grants – Round three.

Minister for Communities Coralee O’Rourke today (11 March) announced the opening of the grants round, which has already provided more than $1.4 million to the state’s neighbourhood and community centres over the past two years.

“The grants round helps centres buy vital equipment such as computers, run training programs for staff and volunteers, and host events, activities and programs to benefit the local community,” Mrs O’Rourke said.

“Grants of up to $25,000 each are up for grabs.

“I encourage Palaszczuk Government-funded neighbourhood and community centres to apply for funding under this year’s grants.”

Last year, 72 neighbourhood and community centres across Queensland shared in more than $800,000 under the Thriving Queensland Communities grants – Round two.

For example, re-roofing of the Sandgate Community Centre received $20,000 to upgrade its roof and the Maryborough and Bowen neighbourhood centres received $19,510 and $15,400 respectively to purchase new equipment.

Mrs O’Rourke said the Palaszczuk Government was committed to ensuring that the state’s network of 124 neighbourhood and community centres are supported to keep Queensland communities connected.

“We know how important these centres are for their local communities, providing services and support to some of the most vulnerable Queenslanders,” she said.

“Supporting the state’s neighbourhood and community centres is the cornerstone of our vision for thriving communities in Queensland.

“We want all Queenslanders, regardless of their personal circumstances, to be included and able to participate in their communities, be resilient and enjoy social and economic wellbeing.”

Grant applications close on Tuesday 7 April at 2pm.

For more information about Thriving Queensland Communities grants, and to apply, visit http://www.communities.qld.gov.au/funding

Minister for Communities and Minister for Disability Services and Seniors
The Honourable Coralee O'Rourke

 
Charity & Not For Profit Community Familes Health & Wellness Political Queensland Government
Social:   

Coralee O'Rourke MP, Queensland Government Minister for Communities and Minister for Disability Services and Seniors :
Level 6B, Neville Bonner Building, 75 William Street, Brisbane
07 3719 7170
Coralee O'Rourke MP, Queensland Government Minister for Communities and Minister for Disability Services and Seniors
Showing 10+ recent articles for this business
Queensland transition to the NDIS completed 23 September 2020 | Queensland’s transition to the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) will be officially completed on 1 October 2020, when NDIS Full Scheme arrangements take effect. More information...
Care Army volunteers honoured at Governor's Reception 02 September 2020 | Volunteers who signed on to help Queensland’s seniors through the Care Army have been honoured at a reception hosted by the Governor of Queensland His Excellency the Honourable Paul de Jersey AC. More information...
Seniors Week to close with special thanks to Care Army 22 August 2020 | As Queensland Seniors Week draws to a close, Queenslanders of all ages are being encouraged to acknowledge the work of the Care Army and thank them for helping our seniors during the COVID-19 pandemic. More information...
Milestone Seniors Week brings new opportunities to celebrate 12 August 2020 | Queensland Seniors Week is only a few days away, but Queenslanders are already beginning to get into the swing of celebrations. More information...
Residents in drought-affected Queensland communities to benefit from grants 14 July 2020 | Community organisations, school P&Cs, show societies and local councils are among 59 organisations in drought-affected parts of the state to share in almost $5 million as part of the Palaszczuk Government’s... More information...
Queensland disability advocate appointed to NDIS advisory council 09 July 2020 | Prominent Queensland educator and disability advocate Sharon Boyce has been appointed as a member of the NDIS Independent Advisory Council (IAC). More information...
New legislation to strengthen disability worker checks 18 June 2020 | New legislation has been introduced by the Palaszczuk Government into the Queensland Parliament today to establish a nationally consistent worker screening system for the National Disability Insurance Scheme... More information...
Seniors Week goes virtual in 2020 09 June 2020 | Queensland is changing things up for the 60th anniversary of Seniors Week, with a new format to deliver events. More information...
Doors open for seniors following the latest health advice 29 May 2020 | Older Queenslanders can now leave their homes to reconnect with family, friends and their communities following the latest expert COVID-19 health advice. More information...
New resources to guide volunteers and organisations with volunteers during pandemics 22 May 2020 | Volunteers and organisations with volunteers will be able to access specialised resources about working during a pandemic, which have been developed by Volunteering Queensland. More information...


comments powered by Disqus

All articles submitted by third parties or written by My Sunshine Coast come under our Disclaimer / Terms of Service