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What are Queensland Country Good for Good Community Grants?

Queensland Country Good for Good Community Grants are a monetary grant between $5,000 and $30,000 that are awarded from a pool of $100,000 to eligible not-for-profit community organisations

Projects funded make a practical difference to the lives of people in Queensland communities. We’re looking to support projects that enable people to participate, experience, grow, learn, reach out, connect, make a difference and be safe.

 

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Who can apply for a Queensland Country Good for Good Community Grant?

Applications are open to community groups, clubs and not-for-profit community groups and clubs that meet the following eligibility criteria:

1. Applicants must be current Members of Queensland Country Bank when applying

2. The total amount to be funded by way of a grant must be between $5,000 and $30,000

3.  Grant projects must fall into one of the following categories:

  • sport and recreation
  • health
  • education
  • environment
  • arts, culture and heritage
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When do applications close?

Applications must be received by Tuesday, 5 October 2021.

 

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How much funding can my group apply for?

Grant amounts range between $5,000 and $30,000 including GST.

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Can you tell me a little more about the categories of funding I apply under?

There are five categories:

1.     Sport and recreation

Projects that improve and promote leisure and physical activity in your community. Examples may include purchase of first aid equipment, upgrade of turf/pitch/court, purchase of training equipment and upgrade of workshop or tools.

2.   Health

Improving mental and physical health through equipment, education, practice and access in local your area. Some previous grant recipient examples include purchase and install of portable defibrillators, establish an activity program for individuals and carers affected by strokes, establish a community-based suicide prevention program, purchase of training aides or duress alarms.

3.   Education

Furthering, improving or tolls for education for all ages and demographics. Examples may include: purchase of books for a reading program, purchase or upgrade of equipment to be used as teaching aides, purchase of computer equipment for delivery of training courses.

4.   Environment

Environmental education and eco-friendly solutions that may include purchase initiatives such as and install of rainwater tank, purchase or upgrade to wildlife saving equipment, create or revitalise school rainforest area.

5.   Arts, culture and heritage

Preservation of art and cultural heritage which help tell the story of your community. Examples include purchase of equipment, upgrade/repair of tools, purchase and installation of special lights, artefacts or display cabinet.

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Our club isn't a Queensland Country Member. Can we still apply?

Yes – your community group simply needs to become a Member of Queensland Country Bank before submitting your application for a Good for Good Community Grant.

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How does my community group become a Member of Queensland Country Bank?

Becoming a Member of Queensland Country Bank involves opening an account with us. Keep in mind that membership will need to be in the name of your community group, so you will have to supply verification documentation for the club and its signatories.

Call into your local branch and chat to the team about your group’s banking needs and they will be able to help you out. Be sure to ask about our Community Partner Program while you’re there, as this is another initiative that can help raise funds for your club.

Questions or need to make an appointment? Contact your local branch.

 

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When will I find out the outcome of my application?

Grant applicants will be notified of the outcome of their application by Friday, 29 October 2021.

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What happens once my grant has been approved?

Here’s what to expect if you have been approved for a Queensland Country Good for Good Community Grant.

  1. Receive an email confirming that your application has been approved. It will detail what the next steps will be and your points of contact
  2. Receive funds – To receive your funds you will need to supply us with an invoice for payment of the grant amount. Be sure to include which account you would prefer the funds into
  3. Funds will be deposited directly into your nominated account
  4. Get started on your project – Take lots of photos and share your progress with us
  5. Acquit Grant with Final Accountability Statement
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What is a Final Accountability Statement?

The Final Accountability Statement is the final part of the grant process. It is a simple online form submission where you let us know the outcome of your project, load supporting information and documentation like receipts, photos or news articles. This is an important final step in the process and if not completed, your club will be ineligible for future grants from Queensland Country.  

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Who is Queensland Country Bank's Charity Partner?

Ronald McDonald House Charities North Queensland is the Queensland Country Bank's primary charity. Find out more about how they support Queenslanders in need and why they are such a great fit here.