Expressions of Interest Called for Round 3 of the Stronger Communities Programme

Community groups, not?for?profits and local government organisations are encouraged to submit an expression of interest for funding as part of Round 3 of the Australian Government’s Stronger Communities Programme. The programme is again providing $150,000 to fund small capital projects, with grants ranging between $2,500 and $20,000 that deliver social benefits to Far North Queensland.…

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Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch Officially Opens Innovative

FEDERAL Member for Leichhardt Warren Entsch has congratulated the Inderbitzin family while officially opening their Next-Gen Compost Facility at Biboohra near Mareeba. The Inderbitzin family are third generation farmers who originated from Switzerland before moving to the Atherton Tablelands in 1972 to establish a dairy business. Since then they have expanded to three farms, a…

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Guidelines released for Round 3 of the Stronger Communities Programme

THERE’S great news for community groups, not?for?profits and local government organisations with guidelines for Round 3 of the Australian Government’s Stronger Communities Programme being released this week. The programme is again providing $150,000 to fund small capital projects, with grants ranging between $2,500 and $20,000 that deliver social benefits to Far North Queensland. Leichhardt MP…

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$20K to $100K grants open for community tree planting projects

The Coalition Government invites community groups, organisations and individuals to start their own tree planting projects by applying for grants under Grant Round Three of the 20 Million Trees Program. “The Coalition Government’s 20 Million Trees Program will see 20 million trees planted across Australia by 2020,” the Minister for the Environment and Energy, Josh…

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The Junction Clubhouse Changing Lives Project

Bright and early on Saturday morning, I will be farewelling a group of local cyclists as they embark on a 780-kilometre Cairns to Karumba bike ride adventure. This is no ordinary bike ride; it is over seven days. The team traverse some incredibly challenging country, riding between 78 and 151 kilometres a day to raise…

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Energy and Pension Assistance for Far North Queenslanders

Far North Queensland pensioners are amongst 3.8 million people nationally to benefit from a one-off payment of up to $75 to help with rising energy costs. The Energy Assistance Payment will be provided to people on the Age Pension, Disability Support Pension and Parenting Payment Single, as well as Veterans and their partners who receive…

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Kitchen to serve up benefits to Cairns community

• The Junction Clubhouse Kitchen refurbishment is now complete • New kitchen facilities will provide hospitality training for members and catering services to the community • The Coalition Government invested $60,000 The community of Cairns today celebrated the opening of the newly refurbished Junction Clubhouse Kitchen in Parramatta Park. Minister for Regional Development Fiona Nash…

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$1 million to empower young Indigenous women in Far North Queensland

THE Coalition Government will provide $1 million to establish the Kaziew Rangath Academy for young Indigenous women in Far North Queensland.The investment forms part of the $138 million education package announced by the Prime Minister, Malcolm Turnbull, last week. Minister for Indigenous Affairs, Nigel Scullion said this year's 50th anniversary of the 1967 referendum and…

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