QCOSS calls on the Queensland Government to establish a $40 million Community Resilience Fund to fund community organisations to further support the growing number of Queenslanders experiencing disadvantage.
The Community Resilience Fund would allow the Queensland Government and the community sector to deliver nimble responses, tailored to local communities.
This investment in community services would alleviate urgent demand for under-resourced services, enable organisations to employ more staff, create jobs across Queensland, and empower services to provide the right support to the right people, right now.
How would it work?
Many organisations are struggling to address their communities’ needs with existing resources and are experiencing increased demand due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Through the Community Resilience Fund community organisations and not-for-profit organisations would submit funding proposals for projects that create jobs and address issues in local communities.
No Queenslander should be left behind
The economic impact of the pandemic on the Queensland community and the services that support them has been profound.
If investment is not made in these services, there is a risk that many Queenslanders will be left behind.
Support the Community Resilience Fund
Queensland State Budget 2021-2022
In our pre-budget submission to the Queensland Government we have outlined our Community Resilience Fund proposal. Find out more.