January 29, 2021
QWaLC welcomes the release of the final report of the second Independent Statutory Review of the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999, led by Professor Graeme Samuel AC.
You can read the report here including the 38 recommendations.
We look forward to participating in ongoing discussions that are sure to occur over coming months and years.
December 21, 2020
|Funding support for communities affected by 2019 Queensland bushfires|
|Grants of up to $100,000 are now available for community groups, local councils and non-government organisations in 23 communities impacted by the bushfires last year.|
Minister for Emergency Management David Littleproud said applications were now open for the second round of flexible funding grants, with a total of $4.2 million available for bushfire affected communities.“We know that the communities impacted by devastating bushfires in the spring and summer of 2019 are continuing to rebuild their lives and recover as a community,”
Minister Littleproud said.“The flexible funding grants are available for programs and projects that will support local communities through their long-term recovery.“The Australian and Queensland Governments will continue to support impacted communities on their recovery journey from the bushfires,” he said.
Queensland Minister for Communities and Housing Leeanne Enoch said the $4.2 million funding round follows on from the first round of flexible funding grants, which provided $1.8 million to 37 projects across Queensland.“Some of the projects that received funding in the first round included a community disaster recovery hub and animal refuge at Mount Larcom, a community bushfire preparation project in Toowoomba and improvements to the Baffle Creek Community Centre,”
Minister Enoch said.
“Small grants of between $2,500 and $50,000 and larger grants of up to $100,000 are now available,” she said.
The flexible funding grants are open to community groups, local councils and non-government organisations in the local government areas:• Brisbane (City)• Bundaberg• Gold Coast (City)• Cook• Fraser Coast• Gladstone• Gympie• Ipswich• Livingstone• Lockyer Valley• Mareeba• Noosa• North Burnett• Redland• Rockhampton• Scenic Rim• Somerset• South Burnett• Southern Downs• Sunshine Coast• Toowoomba• Townsville• Whitsunday
Funding for the flexible funding grants is available under the jointly funded Australian and Queensland Governments Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements (DRFA) through a Category C Community Recovery Fund (CRF).
Grant applications close at 2pm on 11 February 2021.
Successful grant projects must be able to be delivered in line with COVID-19 safety measures.
More information on the flexible funding grants, including how to submit an application, can be found at https://www.communities.qld.gov.au/industry-partners/funding-grants/funding-available.
August 26, 2020
2020 Supplementary Volunteer Grants round now open
Funding of between $1000 – $5000 is available under the 2020 Supplementary Volunteer Grants Program to help community organisations to support the efforts of Australia’s volunteers.
The grants can be used to buy small equipment for volunteers or for the reimbursement of volunteer fuel, transport or training costs, amongst other things.
Applications close 20 September 11:59pm
For more information about the Volunteer Grants and contact details for your state and territory volunteering peak body, see Volunteering Australia’s website at: https://www.volunteeringaustralia.org/svg2020#/
September 4, 2019
QWaLC is proud to continue our partnership with Volunteering Queensland. We are the major sponsor of the State Volunteering Conference, to be held 10 – 11 October at the Mercure Brisbane.
This event is designed to inspire, unite, invigorate and challenge Queenslanders who manage volunteers.
It will be a fantastic occasion to learn from a wide variety of thought-provoking keynotes, expert presentations, panel discussions and interactive workshops, all to advance your cause.
The overarching conference theme is around:
• Aspiring to be the best we can be and provide the best possible services, outcomes and impact
• Adapting in a dynamic, complex, ever changing contemporary environment
• Acting to address needs and issues and to grow and future proof volunteering across Queensland
View the program and speaker profiles at: https://conference.volunteeringqld.org.au/
The first 20 QWaLC members to register will receive $50 off the conference ticket price. This means 2 jam-packed days of learning is only $445.
To take advantage of this offer, simply select ‘QWaLC members (special offer)’ when you are registering.
August 7, 2019
The Communities Environment Program provides each of the 151 electorates across Australia with up to $150,000 to fund small, community-led environment projects that address local environmental priorities. In consultation with their community, each Federal Member of Parliament must identify potential applicants and projects in their electorate and invite them to apply for a grant.
July 22, 2019
This week is National Farm Safety Week designed to raise awareness of farm safety issues and highlight practical steps farmers can take to improve work health and safety on farms. Some great resources. Have a look.
May 29, 2019
It’s time to start writing.
This round has a focus on protecting and benefiting Queensland’s threatened species with activities funded included habitat protection and improvement, fencing, population surveys, fire management and disease management.
A total of $1.5 million is available with grants of up to $100,000 provided.
Applicants are advised to start their applications early as there is an emphasis on obtaining technical advice regarding a proposed project and ensuring that project activities are informed by advice provided in recovery plans, conservation advices and similar or scientific research/technical documentation where such documents don’t exist.
Applications close 4:00pm on 2 July 2019.
More information (guidelines, application form) can be found here:
May 2, 2019
|National Volunteer Week Small Grants Initiative|
|Would you like funding to support your National Volunteer |
The inaugural National Volunteer Week Small Grants Initiative provides an opportunity for Queensland volunteer-involving organisations to participate in National Volunteer Week 2019.
The initiative is managed by Volunteering Queensland with funding received from the Queensland Government. Small grants of up to $500 will be made available to eligible Queensland volunteer-involving organisations able to meet the conditions of the grant.
Dont miss this great opportunity to thank your volunteers, fill in the short online application form today.
Grant applications must be received by 5.00pm Friday 10 May 2019.
December 5, 2018
Today is International Volunteer Day, the day dedicated to recognising over one billion volunteers globally (714,138 in Queensland including 30,000 QWaLC volunteers) This years theme is Volunteers Build Resilient Communities. An especially appropriate theme for this year in Qld.
QWaLC acknowledges and thanks all our member group volunteers who generously contribute their time and energy to making our environment healthier, our communities more resilient and Queensland a better place to live.
Read more about International Volunteer Day https://www.volunteeringaustralia.org/2018/10/international-volunteer-day-2018/
Next year National Volunteer Week 2019 – “Making a world of difference”, will be held from 20-26 May