Community organisations encouraged to apply for grants

Published: 4 August 2017

Community organisations encouraged to apply for grants

Organisations working on programs that aim to build or assist the community can apply for funding to turn their ideas into reality.

Logan City Council is providing Community Project Grants of up to $8,000 to eligible organisations to support them in delivering meaningful projects and programs in the community.

City Lifestyle and Customer Services Committee Chairperson Councillor Steve Swenson said that since the Community Project Grants commenced in January 2015, Logan City Council has provided a total of $449,581 in funding to 94 projects that strengthen the local community.

“During the 2016-2017 financial year, 33 organisations received funding worth a total of $153,000,” Cr Swenson said.

“Those projects encourage people to become active participants in the community, increase social cohesion and build stronger partnerships between community organisations.”

Pathways to Prep was one of the programs that received funding in the previous round of the Community Project Grants.

The project is a prep transition program which combines music and developmental activities over six weeks for children entering prep in 2018. It aims to equip children with the skills they require to start school, as well as enable families to more effectively support their children throughout the transition.

The Pathways to Prep program is provided at Community Hub schools across the City of Logan, including St Paul’s Catholic School, Woodridge North State School, Woodridge State School, Marsden State School and Regents Park State School.

The Community Project Grants has two funding rounds per year. Applications for Round 2 of the grants must be received by 5pm on 18 August 2017.

To be eligible, applicants must:

  • Be a not-for-profit incorporated organisation, or be auspiced by a not-for-profit organisation that is incorporated and able to accept legal and financial responsibility for the project or activity
  • Hold current public liability insurance for $20 million
  • Hold an Australian Business Number (ABN)
  • Have no outstanding acquittals or debts with Council
  • Hold Working with Children and Young People Blue Cards when applying for projects where staff will work with children and young people

Projects must be completed within 12 months of notification of successful application.

For more information on the Community Project Grants (previously Community Services Grants), go to logan.qld.gov.au/communityprojectgrants.