It’s that time of year again where we invite community groups to apply for a share of $100,000 from our Queensland Country Good for Good Community Grants, with applications now open for 2020-2021.
Eligible not-for-profits can apply for funding between $5,000 - $30,000, and successful applicants have eight months to spend the funding and complete the project. Chief Executive Officer, Aaron Newman, is encouraging a diversity of applications in areas of sport and recreation, health, education, environment, and arts, culture and heritage
“We’re looking to support projects that enable people to participate, experience, grow, learn, reach out, connect, make a difference and be safe in our communities,” says Mr Newman.
“This is a great opportunity for community groups to consider what projects or equipment they could really benefit from if they were to obtain grant funding.”
Despite the challenging economic conditions as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, we’re determined to continue our support for local communities.
“Now, more than ever, our local community groups need financial support and we know what an impact the Queensland Country Good for Good Community Grants have made for previous recipients.
“What sets us apart as a member-owned bank is that we can maintain a strong focus on people and community partnerships.
“Without shareholders to pay dividends to, we can invest our profits into local communities while providing the best possible products and services to our Members.”
Mr Newman says the eligibility checklist and improved online application process has been designed with community groups in mind.
“We’re mindful that community groups are powered by volunteers, so it was important to us to keep the application process as simple as possible so the grants are accessible to a diverse range of applicants.
“There’s a helpful checklist provided so applicants can gather all necessary information to have on hand ready for when they sit down to complete the online application, or they can visit their local branch for advice.”
A large element of the Queensland Country Good for Good Community Grants program involves the concept of paying it forward, with grant recipients committing to fundraise 10% of their grant amount for Queensland Country Bank’s charity partner, Ronald McDonald House Charities. This is the fourth year that we have offered the Good for Good Community Grants in this format.
Good luck to all our applicants and be sure to share this with anyone that might be looking to get their project off the ground and are seeking funding assistance.