1 November, 2019 –
The Queensland Government has released Thriving Cohesive Communities: Action Plan for Queensland 2019-2021 (Stage 2).
This action plan outlines how we are working to strengthen social cohesion in our communities so that we can continue to benefit from a successful multicultural society and value Queenslanders of all ages, backgrounds and abilities.
A strong community where everyone feels they belong is our most important defence against attitudes and behaviours that promote fear and division. This action plan, which builds on the Cohesive Communities: An Action Plan for Queensland 2016-18, will have greater emphasis on young people (12-25 years), addressing economic exclusion, and highlighting the voices of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
For more information, visit www.communities.qld.gov.au/community/social-cohesion/thriving-cohesive-communities-action-plan
Thriving Communities Grants
Applications for Thriving Cohesive Communities (TCC) grants are now open. These grants provide funding for projects that strengthen family and community connection and support young people to take up meaningful roles in their community.
There are two streams available for application.
- Youth Connect – Contribute – Lead offers funding of up to $120,000 per project and is focused on supporting young people (12-25 years) to connect with their family or carers, contribute to their community, and take up opportunities for leadership. Project activities can include outreach programs; individual support work; and activities that increase exposure to local employment opportunities.
- Locals speaking to locals offers funding of up to $45,000 per project and is focused on building and sustaining positive relationships between people from all backgrounds, ages and abilities to address discrimination, racism and behaviours that can lead to exclusion and isolation. Project activities can include recruitment, training, and support of local people; activities that encourage social cohesion; and story-telling or conversations sessions.
These grants have a state-wide focus and are open to not-for-profit organisations, Local Government Authorities, P&C Associations, cooperatives, and unincorporated community groups and user-led groups.
Applications close at 2pm on Monday, 25 November 2019.
For more information and to apply, visit www.communities.qld.gov.au/funding