Caring for our Community grants

The Caring for our Community 2013-14 funding round is now open. Community organisations and volunteer groups are invited to apply for one-off funding of up to $5000 to purchase essential equipment to enhance service delivery to Queenslanders. The majority of grants will be up to $5000. A small number of grants between $5000 and $15,000 may be available depending on the needs of particular communities for specific projects and equipment.

Examples of eligible items (please note, these are examples only) • Computers, printers and computer related equipment including upgraded software • Office equipment • Refrigerators and kitchen equipment e.g. microwave ovens, dishwashers • Fixtures and fittings (if the organisation owns their premises or has a lease up to at least June 2015) • Safety equipment e.g. helmets, fire equipment • Communication items e.g. mobile phones, UHF radios, public address systems

Examples of ineligible items • Running expenses e.g. gas, electricity, hire of premises etc. • Administrative expenses e.g. postage, stationery, printing, cleaning, book-keeping, audit fees • Insurance expenses • Travel and transport expenses e.g. fares, vehicle allowances • Training expenses including volunteer training • Advertising and publicity costs to promote community awareness and involvement • Catering costs • Tutor, speaker or consultant’s fee • Purchase of prizes, gifts, incentives or awards • Staff-related expenses

Applications close 4.00 pm Monday 2 December 2013 application forms can be completed at For any queries regarding Caring for our Community, please contact the Caring for Our Community team on (07) 3224 8050 or via email at

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