A total of $5 million has been made available through the Community Drought Support grants.
The grants aim to strengthen the resilience of drought-affected Queenslanders through the delivery of:
- Flexible Financial Hardship payments to alleviate hardship and cost of living pressures for individuals, households and communities impacted by the drought
- Community events and activities that contribute to connectedness and social wellbeing.
Applications are invited from eligible organisations to deliver between $18,000 and $244,000 in one-off funding in the 37 fully and partially drought-declared local government areas from March 2020.
Community groups, not-for-profit organisations, local councils, neighbourhood centres, emergency relief providers, and school P&Cs are the types of organisations encouraged to apply to deliver the Flexible Financial Hardship payments and community events and activities.
Organisations are encouraged to deliver the funds in ways that meet the specific needs of their communities.
Applications close Friday 13 December 2019, at 5pm.