Cairns and Far North Queensland Shows and Field Days can apply now for pandemic payment

COVID-19 hit show societies and field day organsiers in Cairns and Far North Queensland can now apply for a one-off payment under the Australian Government’s $39 million Supporting Agricultural Shows and Field Days program. The program provides operational support for agricultural shows societies and organisers of agricultural field days forced to cancel their scheduled show…

2020 NAIDOC Week grants re-open

Federal Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch is calling on local communities to showcase the best of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture and history during this year’s NAIDOC Week. NAIDOC Week 2020 will now be held from 8 to 15 November after the initial week-long event was postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic. The Morrison Government…

Helping small business lower power bills

The Morrison Government is helping Far North Queensland small businesses to lower their power bills as the economy recovers from COVID19. Small businesses across Australia can now apply for a share in $9 million of grants under the Morrison Government’s Energy Efficient Communities Program. Up to $20,000 will be available to small businesses with an…

New funding for Far North Queensland community infrastructure projects

Federal Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch today announced 10 organisations had been awarded funding under the federal government’s Stronger Communities Program – Round Five. The Stronger Communities Programme supported the Morrison Government’s commitment to deliver social benefits in communities across Far North Queensland. Grants to fund small capital projects of between $2500 and $20,000 were available…

Our marine park grants now open

The federal government is further strengthening environmental protection of Australia’s marine parks with a $5 million fund to improve conservation and encourage sustainable fishing practices. Our Marine Park Grants build on the government’s world-leading management plans implemented last year, which delivered new levels of protection for 3.2 million square kilometres of pristine marine areas. The…

People with disability in Far North Queensland to benefit from government inclusive conferences grants

The federal government has announced up to $315,000 in grant funding to make conferences more accessible for people with disability. The National Disability Conference Initiative grants assist eligible conference organisers to include people with disability at nationally-focussed, disability-related conferences in Australia.  Federal Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch said the grant funding will help to assist people…