Access and Inclusion Community Partnership Program 2019-20 grant recipients

The following Access and Inclusion Community Partnership Program applicants were approved in the 2019-20 grant round.

Successful grant recipients receive funding to improve access and inclusion in Brisbane.

A total of 23 organisations received funding to a total value of $611,000.

Organisation

Project

Amount approved

Access Arts (CPL) Limited

To fit out Access Arts’ Yeronga artist’s studio to meet the needs of visual artists with disability.

$2,789

Brisbane Arts Theatre

To demolish the Arts Theatre box office to make room for a ground-level accessibility toilet. The proposal is one element of a larger project to refurbish and modernise the entire Arts Theatre complex.

$50,000

Bulimba Pre-School and Kindergarten Association Inc

To install a hearing loop system at Bulimba Preschool and Kindergarten to better accommodate the needs of children with hearing impairments.

$5,205

Coorparoo School of Arts Inc

To renovate the existing toilets at Coorparoo School of Arts to provide two accessible toilets, one male and one female.

$16,192

Craft Queensland

Upgrade Artisan's creative workshop space to improve access for people with disability, by modifying furniture and cabinetry, increasing circulation space and relocating power points.

$36,357

GingerCloud Foundation Limited

To develop, test and implement an assessment tool to improve the GingerCloud Foundation’s Modified Rugby Program (MRP) for people with learning and perceptual disabilities. It will enable health professionals to assess and prescribe the modifications each program participant needs to play rugby. The MRP is a proven success, initially supported by an A&I grant in 2017-18, having grown to include 281 participants across 23 teams in 17 clubs in Queensland and the ACT.

$38,200

Girl Guides Queensland (auspice for Guides Queensland - Bardon)

To relocate the front entry and build a new access ramp from the footpath, including handrails, to improve access to the Bardon Girl Guides' hut.

$50,000

Graceville Presbyterian Church

To install a wheelchair platform lift adjacent to a disability parking space at Graceville Presbyterian Church, as part of a longer-term plan to reconfigure the space to install an accessible bathroom. The proposed project will enable increased use of the hall by both parishioners and community groups.

$24,000

Lady Gowrie QLD

To install a new access ramp for wheelchairs and prams.

$12,615

LifeTec Australia Limited (auspice for LifeTec Consumer Reference Committee)

To produce five consumer videos showing how correctly selected and applied assistive technologies allow those who would be otherwise limited by disability or ageing-related degenerative conditions, to have access to facilities, supports, events and activities.

$28,552.99

Link Vision Inc.

To construct a concrete pedestrian walkway, with tactile ground indicators and a steel guide-rail, at Link Vision's residential complex at 51-53 Wilkins Street, Fairfield, connecting the property's rear entrance to its existing internal pathways, providing safe access for residents, carers, providers, and visitors. Link Vision provides affordable housing for people with no or low sight. Many of the residents also have multiple disabilities.

$10,000

Music Broadcasting Society of Queensland Limited

To develop the Silver Memories Home Companion App for Android and smart TV, to provide 24-hour age-appropriate musical entertainment,

$36,620

 

based on proven therapeutic methods and to improve access to, and usability of, the 4MBS Performance Studio and volunteers work area.

 

Nature Freedom Ltd

To conduct a subsidised 12-month program of outdoor adventure activities that reduces social isolation and builds connections with nature for young people with disabilities.

$14,575

Playlab Inc

To record five plays by award-winning playwrights, to foster inclusion and greater access to contemporary Australian theatrical works for people with limited or no access to live theatre performance.

$49,900

Royal Life Saving Society Queensland Incorporated

To improve the current amenities at the Plantation Aquatic Centre, Gumdale, by installing hot water in all change facilities, providing shade over the outdoor Activity Pool and 25m pool, and greater access for special needs clients by providing a water wheelchair, pool hoist with mesh sling and plastic chair.

$26,000

SBH Queensland Inc.

To install a wheelchair-accessible toilet, an automatic door to the office entry, and to widen five doorways to accommodate wheelchair users, at SBH Queensland’s new premises at Wilkie Street, Yeerongpilly.

$37,985

St David's Neighbourhood Centre

To install an automatic door to the main entrance of St David's Neighbourhood Centre to ensure suitable access for clients with mobility impairment.

$8,090

Taringa Rovers Soccer Football Club Inc

To repurpose an existing storeroom to provide an accessible unisex toilet.

$30,646.91

The Baptist Union of Queensland (auspice for the Enoggera Baptist Church)

To upgrade the accessibility of toilet facilities in the Enoggera Baptist Church community hall (wheelchair ramp, unisex all-abilities toilet, shower) and infant changing-table facilities including access for parents with prams. The proposed project will enable increased use of the hall by both parishioners and community groups.

$50,000

The Corporation of The Synod of The Diocese Of Brisbane (auspice for The Anglican Parish of Aspley-Albany Creek

To construct toilets which comply with current accessibility regulations. The hall currently has no accessible toilets, the proposed project will enable increased use of the hall by both parishioners and community groups.

$26,943

The Corporation of the Trustees of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Brisbane - Parish Grants

To improve access to the upper level of a large community hall in the Bowen Hills Catholic parish by installing a stairlift to replace a non-repairable existing wheelchair platform lift. This is to be a temporary measure while the parish investigates larger-scale solutions. The proposed project will enable increased use of the hall by both parishioners and community groups.

$5,530

Tingalpa Model Aero Club Inc

To undertake earthworks, concrete two accessible car park spaces and install new pathways and grab rails.

$14,599.20

University of Queensland Athletics Club Inc.

To purchase five RaceRunning bikes that enable people with mobility impairment to run, to host running events that include people with disabilities, to build the skills and knowledge of sporting and health professionals, and support participants to purchase their own equipment through the NDIS.

$36,199.90

Last updated:18 December 2019