Since 2017, we have delivered funding grants in collaboration with our community and frontliners to develop solutions, build sustainable models and address Noosa specific concerns. These grants are utilised by local clubs, organisations and schools to provide opportunities and create positive change. This includes since inception assisting over 200 at risk children through connection, participation, and contribution.

Restart Grant

In response to the financial hardship many of our community organisations are experiencing because of COVID-19, we have a “Restart” grant of $500 to assist organisations to get operational. This may be used as a contribution to access larger grants, for urgent repairs/works, or operational essentials not covered by Council or State grants.

  • The “Restart” grant is available to registered not-for-profit organisations, charities, community groups or sporting clubs within the Noosa electorate experiencing financial hardship due to the impacts of Covid-19.
  • Funds of up to $500 per organisation are available to assist with recovery efforts including alternative service models required.
  • Funds will be approved based on the level of need, benefit to the community and specific initiative.

Applications for this grant are now closed.

Community Connect

Funding of up to $1,000 is available to local clubs and organisations to assist young people experiencing hardship to connect to activities, mentors and fellowship. This funding can be utilised to cover membership fees, equipment, training, uniforms or the provision of fuel vouchers/transport tickets for participants.

  • Funding is available for up to ten young people/participants per club/organisation.
  • Participants can be nominated by the club/organisation or referred by an approved referral agency.
  • The completion of a participant application form for each young person is required.
  • To ensure we can assess the effectiveness of the program, our office will require the number of participants that wish to continue engaging in the following year.

*Please note the Changemaker fund is currently suspended due to Covid-19.

Changemaker

‘Seed’ funding of up to $500 is available to schools within the Noosa Electorate with an innovative ‘outside the box’ project that seeks to create positive change within our community and beyond! Since it’s inception, we have assisted with projects from IT, to national youth tree planting, to business start ups to clean ups!

Please contact our office on 5319 3100 or email noosa@parliament.qld.gov.au to apply.

*Please note the Changemaker fund is currently suspended due to Covid-19.