Applications Open for Caring for the Community Grants


Community organisations have the opportunity to share in a total of $1.3 million in small grants to help fund essential items and equipment.


State Members, Seath Holswich and Trevor Ruthenberg have announced funding is available under the third round of the government’s $4 million Caring for our Community program.

“The Caring for our Community program acknowledges how important local organisations are to our communities and our state,” Mr Holswich said.

“Our government has a strong plan for a brighter future and these grants provide a fantastic opportunity for community organisations to improve their facilities and upgrade their resources.


“Four of our local organisations were successful in the previous round of the Caring for Our Community grants so I encourage local community groups to apply for a grant in this third funding round.” he said


Mr Ruthenberg said “I hope to see an even higher number of applicants from the community through the grant management software ‘SmartyGrants’ which makes it easier than ever to apply online.


“Grants are available to cover a wide range of items from printers, computers, fridges or microwaves to shade sails, lawn mowers, UHF radios and sporting equipment.


“We understand that community groups are at the heart of what makes Queensland great,” Mr Ruthenberg said.


Applications for grants close on Friday 26 September 2014.


For more information about Caring for our Community program or to apply for a grant visit