Queensland Government – Community Drought Support

Application Date: 27 November 2019 to 13 December 2019

Region: Queensland wide

Amount: $18,000-$244,000


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In 2019-20, a total of $5 million (excluding GST) has been made available through the Community Drought Support grants.

The grants aim to strengthen the resilience of drought-affected Queenslanders through the delivery of:

  • Flexible Financial Hardship payments to alleviate hardship and cost of living pressures for individuals, households and communities impacted by the drought; and
  • community events and activities that contribute to connectedness and social well-being.

Applications are invited from eligible organisations to deliver between $18,000 and $244,000 in one-off funding in the 37 fully and partially drought-declared local government areas* from March 2020.

Community groups, not-for-profit organisations, local councils, neighbourhood centres, emergency relief providers, and school P&Cs are the types of organisations that are encouraged to apply to deliver the Flexible Financial Hardship payments and community events and activities.

Organisations are encouraged to deliver the funds in ways that meet the specific needs of their communities.

Applications close 5PM Friday 13 December 2019.

For more information, including how to make a funding submission, please refer to the Funding Information Paper or email [email protected].

* As declared by the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries at 1 September 2019.

For more information: https://www.communities.qld.gov.au/industry-partners/funding-grants/funding-available