Have a project that could aid in bushfire recovery?

Published on 03 October 2019

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Are you a non-government organisation or community group in the Rockhampton Region with a project that could drive bushfire recovery?

The Queensland Government has announced that applications are now open for the second round of Category C Flexible Funding Grants, and the Local Disaster Management Group (LDMG) is inviting potential applicants to submit their ideas.

Chair of the LDMG Councillor Tony Williams said that this funding is designed to not only aid in recovery efforts, but to enhance longer-term disaster resilience and recovery in Central Queensland.

“Our LDMG is eager to work with any NGO or community group in our region planning to apply for funding,” said Cr Williams.

“Projects seeking a grant of between $50,001 AND $150, 000 require LDMG endorsement, however we’re also encouraging groups seeking smaller grants of between $2,500 and $50,000 to get in touch with the LDMG before submitting their application.

“While this isn’t a requirement for smaller grants, members of our LDMG are more than happy to lend their support, advice, and expertise to aid your application.

“They can provide suggestions to bolster your application and ensure that your project aligns with funding guidelines, and may even be able to connect you with groups proposing related projects.

“Applications for the funding close at 2pm on Tuesday 5 November, so we’re asking that groups seeking endorsement or advice submit their draft application to the LDMG by close of business on October 21.”

Seventeen Queensland-based community groups, non-government agencies, industry groups, and local governments across Central Queensland shared in $1.095 million under the Central Queensland Bushfires Flexible Funding Grants – Round One 2019 program. 

A total of approximately $4.9 million is available through Round Two of the program.

To find out more, head to: https://www.communities.qld.gov.au/industry-partners/funding-grants/funding-available

Send your draft application to General.Enquiries@rrc.qld.gov.au by close of business October 21 to seek advice or endorsement from the LDMG.