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.

Grant workshops

Grant workshops will be open for the community to attend on:

  • Tuesday 2 August, 9.30-11.30am at Zillmere Hall, 52 Murphy Road, Zillmere
  • Tuesday 16 August, 6-8pm at Wynnum Community Centre, 105 Florence Street, Wynnum
  • Thursday 25 August, 9.30-11.30am at Moorooka Hall, 40 Gainsborough Street, Moorooka
  • Tuesday 30 August, 6-8pm at Perrin Park Centre, 56 Josling Street, Toowong.

All venues are wheelchair accessible. An RSVP is not required to attend the workshops, however if you require an Auslan interpreter, please contact Council's Access and Inclusion team or make a booking with our online form.

Both workshops will feature the same content such as the focus of the grant, the application process and key considerations for applicants, examples of projects funded in the past, where to find information about improving accessibility and some of the common questions and answers associated with applications.

The two hours will include ample time for applicants to seek one on one feedback from a member of Council’s Access and Inclusion Team.

Funding

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

Funding round dates

Applications for this grant are currently open and will close at midnight 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.

How to apply

Please read the grant guidelines prior to preparing your application.

All applications are submitted online.The online application system allows you to save, develop and print out applications before you submit them.

If you have any enquiries about your proposal, phone Council on 07 3403 8888 and ask to speak with a Program Officer from the Access and Inclusion team.

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, and before you commence your application, please:

  • 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:

18 August 2016