Chris Whiting wants to see ideas for projects that will meet the immediate need of homeless Queenslanders, and to help them reconnect and engage with the community.
“The $2.5 million Dignity First Fund is designed to support practical projects that can make a difference in preventing or reducing homelessness, and assist people to live with dignity,” Mr Whiting said.
“Everyone deserves somewhere safe and secure to live, which is why we are 8 new apartments in Deception Bay, due to come online shortly,”
“There are many actions we can take to make being homeless a little less uncomfortable, and help people to develop social and community connections,” Mr Whiting said.
Chris Whiting said that he is keen to see applications that support the widest range of people.
The first two rounds of the Dignity First Fund have supported 53 projects across Queensland, including the Jack Reed Barbershop locally.
Other projects supported by the fund include mobile laundry and shower facilities, vending machines that provide free sanitary items and driver training programs.
Applications for the Dignity First Fund 2018 opened on 21 June and will close on 17 August.
For more information and to log an application visit www.how.qld.gov.au/DignityFirst