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Community grants - recipient profiles

View profiles of previous community grant recipients to find out about funded projects and learn valuable tips to help you apply for a Brisbane City Council grant.

New Farm Neighbourhood Centre

Name of grant

Community Development and Capacity Building Grants.

Value of Council funding received

$9091.

How have you used your grant funding? What have you been able to achieve and how does this benefit the community?

NFNC conducted three workshops with the LGBTIQ community and artist Karl de Waal to develop and create a public artwork celebrating the contribution, culture and experience of LGBTIQ people in Brisbane.

The symbolic three metre tall artwork is made of ceramic tiles and features a bold colourful rainbow breaking free of a traditional closet (wardrobe). One of the closest doors features an engaging and educational component - a backlit panel containing words relevant to LGBTIQ people. The artwork commemorates the local LGBTIQ community, and aims to enhance the visibility and social inclusion of the Queer community.

It is the first public sculpture in Queensland celebrating the LGBTIQ community and has become a landmark in the community fostering acceptance and inclusion. 

What advice do you have for other applicants who are applying for a Council grant? 

Involving the whole community in this project was extremely rewarding and gave the final sculpture relevance. Council were active and respectful participants in the process and the whole project has been very positive.

Sherwood Neighbourhood Centre

Name of grant

Community Development and Capacity Building Grants.

Value of Council funding received

$3548.

How have you used your grant funding? What have you been able to achieve and how does this benefit the community?

The purpose of the group Action Men and Women was to reduce social isolation especially in the age group 25-55 years. Most of the participants are in receipt of a Disability Support Pension or Newstart Allowance. The name has changed to Mixed Social Group (MSG) meeting every second Thursday. Benefits achieved - interaction with different agencies, community BBQ, group facilitation for arts and crafts, herb garden.

What advice do you have for other applicants who are applying for a Council grant? 

Apply for a grant that suits your organisation and the identified need in your area. Often the best outcomes are unexpected but can be very tangible and rewarding.

Nexus Care Inc

Name of grant

Community Development and Capacity Building Grants.

Value of Council funding received

$9500.

How have you used your grant funding? What have you been able to achieve and how does this benefit the community?

The Triple C project involved adapting the existing, evidence based C.O.A.C.H family mentoring program (Creating Opportunities and Casting Hope), to be suitable for, and foster best outcomes in a refugee context. In doing this we effectively supported refugee families in Brisbane North to become established and connected within their local community.

What advice do you have for other applicants who are applying for a Council grant? 

Identify areas within your community that are not currently being serviced and adapt existing resources to foster greater community engagement and establish links to other services.

 

23 December 2015