The second round of an innovative grants program to build thriving communities is now open and Chris Whiting wants community groups in Deception Bay and North Lakes to get their share.
Thriving Cohesive Communities (TCC) grants provide funding for projects that strengthen social connections and promote opportunities for economic inclusion.
“It’s not often we have a funding program for projects that strengthen social connections and economic inclusion in our communities”, said Chris Whiting
“But this Palaszczuk Government program is unashamedly aiming to build better and stronger communities in some of our most socially and economically stressed areas,” said Chris Whiting.
There are three streams available for application:
- Community-led social cohesion planning and action: Grants of up to $400,000 will be available for local organisations to facilitate community-led social cohesion planning and activities that give everyone the opportunity to shape their community. This stream will have three priority locations: Toowoomba, Rockhampton, and Townsville.
- Pathways to economic inclusion: Grants of up to $120,000 will be available for established social enterprises that are able to offer training, practical skill development and jobs to vulnerable young people and their family members.
- Engaging young people to become global citizens: Grants of up to $70,000 will be available for local organisations to assist people in positions of influence with young people (e.g. scouting leaders, sport coaches, youth group leaders) in building confidence and skills to engage young people in discussions of inclusion and diversity and how they can embrace these opportunities in daily life.
Applications for the second tranche of the grants open on 17 December. Go to www.communities.qld.gov.au/funding
The first and third streams of the grants will close at 2pm on Friday 28 February 2020. The second stream will close at 2pm on Friday 14 February 2020.