Access and Inclusion Community Partnership Program

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The Access and Inclusion Community Partnership Program supports projects that improve access and inclusion in Brisbane (in particular, community-led initiatives). The program provides funds to incorporated not-for-profit community organisations and networks, or unincorporated groups under the auspices of an incorporated not-for-profit organisation.

Purpose

Council recognises that better access and inclusion will benefit all Brisbane residents and visitors - in particular, people with a disability or long-term chronic condition, people experiencing temporary impairment, seniors with access concerns, parents with young children, and associated family, friends and carers.

The Access and Inclusion Community Partnership Program aims to:

  • improve the accessibility of community facilities, services or venues
  • support initiatives and partnerships in response to challenges experienced by people with a disability and their carers
  • remove barriers to access and inclusion in local community sport, recreation, cultural and social activities
  • remove barriers to inclusion in community services.

Funding

Funding amounts range from $2000 to $50,000.

Funding round dates

Applications for this grant closed on Monday 12 September 2016.

Applicants will be notified of the outcome of their application by mid-December 2016.

Eligibility

An applicant should be an incorporated not-for-profit organisation.

An unincorporated not-for-profit organisation may also apply, under the auspices of an incorporated not-for-profit organisation able to accept legal and financial responsibility for the applicant's project.

Applicants must operate within the Brisbane Local Government Area (LGA).

Applicants must not have any overdue Council grant acquittals or outstanding debts with Council.

Acquittal reports for successful applicants

If your application is successful you will be required to complete your project and submit an online acquittal form within 12 months of the grant approval notification.

If your grant was for:

  • an amount less than $20,000, your Statement of Income and Expenditure must be signed by your Treasurer
  • an amount of $20,000 or more, your Statement of Income and Expenditure must be signed by a Chartered Accountant or Certified Accountant, who does not have a relationship with your organisation, other than as an independent auditor.

Grant recipients with overdue acquittal reports are not eligible to apply for further grants.

If you believe your organisation may have an outstanding acquittal report from a project, phone Council on 07 3403 8888 and ask to speak with the Grants Administration Unit for advice.

More information

For more information, you can read the grant guidelines or:

  • phone Council on 07 3403 8888 and ask to speak to the Access and Inclusion team, or
  • send us an email.

You can also contact Council via:

19 September 2016