Stronger Community Mental Health and Wellbeing Grants: Spotlight Funding News Issue 12

Queensland Mental Health Commission logoQueensland local government, non-government and community organisations are invited to apply for up to $50,000 under our Stronger Community Mental Health and Wellbeing Grants Program 2017–18.

These grants are available to enable organisations to implement innovative, locally-led, collaborative initiatives that support the implementation of particular priorities under the Queensland Mental Health, Drug and Alcohol Strategic Plan 2014-2019.

This year’s round of grants will support evidence-based initiatives that promote social inclusion and reduce stigma and discrimination by encouraging community participation for people experiencing mental health problems, mental illness or problematic alcohol and other drug use, or who have been affected by suicide.

The Grants Program will also consider the needs of groups that are at a greater risk, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, people living in rural and remote Queensland, people who identify as LGBTIQ and other groups at risk of marginalisation.

The total investment for this year’s Grants Program is $600,000.

Applications must be received by 3pm on Friday, 30 June 2017.

For further information, visit the Queensland Mental Health Commission.


Advancing Queensland: an age-friendly community grants program: Spotlight Funding News Issue 11

Image Department of Communities, Child Safety and Disability logo

The Advancing Queensland: an age-friendly community grants program provides funding for local projects and initiatives to enhance the age-friendliness of communities across Queensland.

Over 3 years from 2017-18, $1 million per annum will be made available through open funding rounds to seed fund community projects involving partnerships between local government, community and other organisations to co-develop, implement and promote innovative age-friendly projects.

Each year, the age-friendly community grants program will focus on 2 to 3 age-friendly domains. The 2017-18 grant round focuses on innovative approaches, responses and solutions to local issues with a specific focus on Transport, Outdoor Spaces and Buildings and Housing domains.

For further detail, including eligibility requirements, information for applicants and how to apply, visit the Department of Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services’ website.

Should you have any queries, please contact Karin Finsterle, Director, Community Engagement,  ph: 3037 2979, email: