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More than $2 million in grants for QLD communities


By Juliano Oliveira

Community groups, faith and cultural organisations, sporting and interest clubs can now apply for a Government’s grants program.

Minister for Communities Coralee O’Rourke announced the opening of the second tranche of the Thriving Cohesive Communities grants – totalling $2.07 million.

“The second tranche of these grants will be available under three streams – Community-led social cohesion planning and action; Pathways to economic inclusion; and Engaging young people to become global citizens.”

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. To apply for the grants, visit the official website.

“Through the Community-led social cohesion planning and action stream, grants of up to $400,000 will be available for local partners to facilitate community-led social cohesion planning and activities in the priority locations of Toowoomba, Rockhampton and Townsville.”

“Under the Pathways to economic inclusion stream, grants up to $120,000 will be available for projects that enable social enterprises to provide vulnerable young people and family members with jobs and skill development opportunities.”

“There will be other monies available to engage young people to become global citizens and assist people in positions of influence (faith and cultural communities and sporting and interest clubs) to positively engage with young people on topics of diversity, inclusion and social cohesion.”

The announcement of the second tranche of the Thriving Cohesive Communities grants follows the opening of the first tranche of the grants and the release of the Thriving Cohesive Communities: An Action Plan for Queensland 2019–2021 (Stage 2) last month.

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