Government Grant – Industry Skills Fund

Have you thought about the growth opportunities in your industry and how your business will remain competitive in the forever changing economy? Need some training to reach your business growth potential?

The Federal Government is committed to boosting business productivity and increasing competitiveness across the economy and has set aside a significant amount of funding to help achieve this.

To help you recognise your growth opportunities and identify the skills your business needs, you can receive free Skills Advice and you may be eligible to receive Industry Skills Funding to support the training required to meet your business growth.

If you would like to know more simply click on the link below or contact me direct for an obligation free consultation.

ISF Factsheet

Application deadline extended for 2016 Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Month Community Grants

Application deadline extended for 2016 Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Month Community Grants 

Applications for the Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Month Community Grants have been extended by one week to 12pm Friday 13 November 2015.

For more information about the grants please contact the Violence Against Women Commissioning Team on 3224 44777 or via email

Disability Community Event Grants open — apply now!

Disability Community Event Grants open — apply now!

Community, sporting and cultural groups, schools and other NGOs, have until 15 June to apply for up to $5000 to hold an event during this year’s Disability Action Week or International Day of People with Disability.

Events may promote the rights and wellbeing of people with disability; strengthen how they may access and be included within their community; or encourage mainstream services and the broader community to connect and engage with people with disability.

The Department of Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services is also encouraging events that support communities, local businesses and community services to take up opportunities being presented by the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) which will roll out in Queensland from 1 July 2016.

Successfully applying for a grant is a great opportunity to engage with people with disability and help break down and remove barriers to accessibility and inclusion.

A total of almost $150,000 is available for events to be held across Queensland during Disability Action Week 2015 (13-19 September) or on International Day of People with Disability (3 December).

Applications close on Monday 15 June 2015. For more information, please go to: Disability Community Events Grants 2015

CQ Region : Skilling Queenslanders for Work Information Sessions

The Queensland Government has recently delivered on a key election commitment by reinstating the highly successful Skilling Queenslanders for Work initiative.

The initiative will invest in foundation skills to prepare individuals to participate in and complete vocational qualifications. In addition, the initiative will provide tailored support, job preparation skills, work placements on community, public works and environmental projects and traineeship opportunities.

Skilling Queenslanders for Work will focus on providing training to people who are under-utilised or under-employed, as well as building the skills of young people, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with disability, mature-aged job seekers and people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

Funding under Skilling Queenslanders for Work is available from 2015-16, with the first funding round opening on 1 May 2015 and closing 19 June 2015. There will be two funding rounds each year under a transparent, contestable application process.

In light of the above, CQ Region Department of Education and Training, Training Queensland, is holding a number of information sessions across our Region as below:

SQW CQ Invitation

SQW Stakeholder Information Overview

CHERYL HAUGHTON 08/04/2015 – AMP’s Tomorrow Fund 2015: $1m in grants for your community

We thought your community may be interested to know that AMP’s Tomorrow Fund is once again offering $1 million in grants to amazing Australians doing great things.

Now in its second year, this unique grants program is open to individuals of all ages, walks of life and abilities. In 2014, AMP’s Tomorrow Fund awarded grants to 47 AMP Tomorrow Makers, including artists, athletes, inventors, social innovators, writers, dancers and disability advocates.

What they have in common is a determination to contribute to the community – be it through creating something special or doing something inspiring.

AMP is now seeking more talented Australians who are working hard on a project or passion but just need a financial boost to take it to the next level.  Grants of between $10,000 to $100,000 can cover a range of activities, including training, travel and equipment costs, living expenses, rent and research.


We would encourage you to tell your colleagues and community contacts to apply online at by 14 May 2015. This website also includes links to videos on our past recipients and useful resources such as downloadable posters, fact sheets and a sample application.


Please help us to attract diverse Australians who are passionate about creating a better tomorrow for everyone. If you require more information or a poster or fact sheet, please do not hesitate to contact us.


Kind regards

AMP’s Tomorrow Fund


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