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Working Together Grants

An initiative of Logan Community Bank® branches of Bendigo Bank and Logan City Council, the Working Together grants provide funding to deliver projects in the City of Logan to meet an identified community priority area through a predetermined theme.

The objectives of the grant program are:

  • To support projects and activities that respond to a pre-determined theme in an identified community priority area.
  • To create opportunities for the community to be engaged and benefit from a meaningful program in the City of Logan.

Round 1 2019: Homeless Outreach Projects

It is estimated that there are 1,205 people living in the City of Logan who are experiencing homelessness.

We understand that smaller organisations provide vital frontline services, but sometimes need some extra support with resources. These grants aim to help you take action against homelessness in the City of Logan.

We invite you to apply for a project that will provide on the ground support for our community who are experiencing homelessness or for those at risk of homelessness and their families.

Key information

  • Grants of up to a maximum of $4000 are available for projects
  • Applications open 18 February 2019 and close 18 March 2019
  • Projects must commence by December 2019
  • Must be a not-for-profit incorporated organisation, or be auspiced by a not-for-profit organisation.
  • Easy online application process

Download the flyer (PDF 6625 KB) for more information.

How to apply

Projects considered for funding must occur within the City of Logan and relate to the theme.

Before applying, please read the Working Together Grants guidelines (PDF 616 KB) to find information on the application process, assessment process, funding conditions and eligibility criteria.

We also recommend you read the Estimating Homelessness publication by the Australian Bureau of Statistics. We have provided a summary of some interesting characteristics and highlighted the different categories of homelessness from this publication below.

To apply, please go to the online application form. When the round opens, you will be able to click the 'apply' button which will promote you to create a log in to begin your submission.

If you require more information please contact Council's Community Development Program on 3412 3412 or email communityservices@logan.qld.gov.au

Within your application you will need to provide supporting documentation including a project plan.

Who are the Homeless?

On March 14th, the ABS released ‘Estimating Homelessness‘. This eagerly anticipated publication comes out once every Census, and provides detailed counts and estimates of the number of people who are homeless or in substandard accommodation in Australia.

A few interesting characteristics of the total homeless population in Australia include:

  • Males made up 58% of the homeless and females 42%.
  • The highest rate of homelessness was in the 19-24 age range (95 per 10,000), but 16% were aged over 55.
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 20% of the homeless population Australia-wide (3% of total population).
  • All categories of homelessness increased from 2011 to 2016, except for people in supported accommodation for the homelessness.

Source: ABS, Estimating Homelessness, 2016 (2049.0)

What constitutes Homelessness?

For the purposes of these grants, and in accordance with the Australian Bureau of Statistics (2016), a person experiencing homelessness includes the following:

  • Persons living in improvised dwellings, tents or sleeping out
  • Persons in supported accommodation for the homeless
  • Persons staying temporarily with other households
  • Persons living in boarding houses
  • Persons in other temporary lodgings
  • Persons living in severely crowded dwelling

Further information and support

You can apply for a grant up to a maximum of $4,000 per round for projects that meet the identified theme.

Each round of the grants will have a different theme that is determined based on community feedback and engagement.

Funding rounds

Funding RoundApplications OpenApplications CloseOutcome Advised
Round 1 201918 February 201918 March 2018June 2019
Round 2 201922 July 201926 August 2019November 2019

Eligibility

  • Projects must address the identified theme per round.
  • Projects must be delivered within the Logan City boundaries.
  • Applications cannot be for one-off events.
  • Applicants must be 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
  • Applicants must hold current public liability insurance for $20 million
  • Applicants must hold an Australian Business Number (ABN)
  • Applicants must have no outstanding acquittals or debts with Council
  • Applicants must hold Working with Children and Young People Blue Cards when applying for projects where staff will work with children and young people

Grant Information Sessions

Council is provides free grant writing information sessions when each grant round opens. The workshops provide an opportunity to find out more about the Working Together grants and the Community Project Grants  where you can receive advice and tips on writing a winning application.

Book and  find out more about the Grant Information Sessions.

Grant Help Toolkit

Council in partnership with CPR Group have prepared a Grant Help Toolkit which provides an overview of the current grant programs that are offered by Logan City Council and helpful information to ensure your grant application produces a successful application.

If you would like to discuss your application, please contact Council's Community Development team on 3412 3412 or email communityservices@logan.qld.gov.au.

If English is not your preferred language please contact Council's Customer Service staff on 3412 3412 to access interpreter support in your preferred language.

For ABN enquiries please contact the Australian Taxation Office on 13 28 56 or visit www.ato.gov.au.

Be the Change

Want to do more? Logan Community Bank® branches of Bendigo Bank 'Be the Change' program sets out to capture the real and positive impact the banking of their local customers have on local people and organisations.

They connect their ‘real’ customers with members of the many different organisations that the Community Bank® branch has contributed money towards.

Find out more about the 'Be the Change' campaign by watching the video. Alternatively, you can visit Bendigo Bank's website for more information on how to get involved.

The Working Together Grants is an initiative of Logan Community Bank® branches of Bendigo Bank and Logan City Council.

Funded Projects

Round 1 2018: Men's Health Projects

Funding was provided that aimed to enhance the health of men, boys and their families living in the City of Logan.

Healthy, Happy Living into Retirement

Calling all men 55 years and over to join us at the BallyCara Living Room, Bethania for a 6-week program led by Daniel, an Exercise Physiologist to strengthen your physical health and mental wellbeing. Guest speakers from a range of topics will feature throughout the 6-week program. Make new connections in your local community and be inspired to live life to the fullest.

When: Tuesday and Thursday (commences on 28 August 2018)
Time: 8.30am-9.30am
Where: Bally Cara Living Room, 78-86 Station Road, Bethania
Contact: Lucinda on 1300 272 222
Cost: $20 for the 6-week program, twice a week

Men Connect

Come along and connect with other men in this interactive group that promotes healthy and active lifestyles whilst hanging out together. All activities are run after hours and will vary depending on the interest of the group. Men of all ages are welcome to attend with activities boomerang throwing, fishing, cars, football, woodwork and boxing.  There will also be social barbeques and group discussions from various health professionals at different times throughout the program.

When: 2nd Wednesday of each month (commencing July 2018)
Time: 6.00pm-8.00pm
Where:  The Family Place, 35A North Rd, Woodridge
Contact: Kingston East Neighbourhood Centre on 3808 1684 or email admin@keng.org.au
Cost: Free

The Better Man Project

This project is targeted to refugee men living in the City of Logan where a range of activities that aim to improve the health and wellbeing will be determined by the interests of the group. This program will commence from October 2018. Register your interest or send through a referral to the organiser as detailed below.

Where: Multilink Community Services, 38 Blackwood Road, Logan Central
Contact: Multilink Community Services on 3808 4463 or email support@multilink.org.au
Cost: Free