Longreach Regional Council takes great pride in supporting our local community and community organisations, delivering projects/events within the Longreach Regional Council area that contribute to building community and economic capacity.
Council offers assistance to eligible organisations through four funding streams:
- Community Grant Program
- Mayoral Donation
- Sponsorship Program
- Regional Arts Development Fund
Please review the Polices attached to the application form for eligibility for the funding streams (These documents are currently under review).
Please Note: All applications are due to Council's Community and Youth Development Officer by close of business first Friday of every month. Applications received after this day will not be processed until the following month.
Other useful links on alternative funding sources:
- Queensland Government - Funding, Grants and Resources
- Smart Service
- Get in the Game Funding Schedule 2018-2020
For helpful links for writing an application for a grant, please visit:
For further information or assistance in regards to grants applications, please contact Council's Community and Youth Development Officer by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (07)4658 4111.
Drought Community Support Initiative
On 26 October 2018, the Australian Government announced it would provide $30 million in much-needed support to drought-affected families through the Drought Community Support Initiative. This will provide up to $3,000 in assistance to at least 10,000 households in 81 Local Government Areas eligible under the Drought Communities Programme Extension.
The funding is now available for farmers, farm workers and farm suppliers/contractors facing hardship due to drought. It can be used to spend in local communities or to cover urgent bills such as food, petrol and utilities. The $3,000 per household can consist of up to $2,000 in cash and $1,000 in vouchers.
The Salvation Army, St Vincent de Paul Society and Rotary Australia World Community Service have been engaged to deliver the assistance. Eligible households should reach out to these organisations directly to seek financial support (details below).
The Salvation Army
24 hour hotline: 1300 551 030
St Vincent de Paul
Hotline: 13 18 12