Youngcare At Home Care Grants (AHCG) are available again for young people with high care needs in Queensland.
Youngcare has come a long way since four great mates got together in 2005 to create change for young Aussies with full time care needs living in aged care, or facing the very real prospect of having to.
However we’ve still got a lot of work to do as the issue is complex and the need is still great, which is why Youngcare continues to press on with its effort to create far-reaching and lasting change.
Youngcare’s At Home Care Grants (AHCG) enhance the quality of life for young people (aged 18-65 years) living at home with high care needs and at risk of entering aged care.
The program provides grants of $2,000 to $10,000 for essential equipment, home modifications or services such as respite or in home care, to prevent new admissions into aged care.
In 2015, a total of $203,000 was awarded in Queensland, to 34 applicants. I am pleased to announce that in 2016 Youngcare is able to provide $200,000 worth of grants through the next round of the AHCG program in Queensland which opens on Wednesday 3 August 2016.
The online application form and information booklet can be accessed from www.youngcare.com.au/ahcg
Applications must be submitted by Wednesday 14 September 2016.
Should you have any questions about the AHCG scheme and funding round, please contact our Youngcare Connect Manager, Mr Shane Jamieson, on 07 3041 3400.
What is Get Playing Places and Spaces?
Get Playing Places and Spaces is one of the funding programs that comprise the Queensland Government’s "Get in the Game" initiative to support sport and active recreation at the grassroots level.
Get Playing Places and Spaces aims to assist local sport and recreation organisations with the development of places and spaces so Queenslanders are encouraged to become involved in sport and active recreation activities.
What funding is available?
Organisations are eligible for funding up to a maximum of $100,000 (GST exclusive). Applicants will need to contribute a minimum of 20 per cent to the total eligible project costs.
The following table provides dates for the next three years of the program.
Round 5 Applications Open 1-Jul-16, Applications close 1-Sept-16, Successful projects can commence 1-Jan-17
Round 6 Applications Open 3-Jul-17, Applications close 1-Sept-17, Successful projects can commence 1-Jan-18
Who can apply?
Organisations eligible to apply are:
- Queensland not-for-profit sport and recreation organisations and not-for-profit community organisations (whose primary objective is sport or recreation) incorporated under the:
- Associations Incorporation Act 1981 (Qld)
- Corporations Act 2001 (Cwlth)
- Cooperatives Act 2002 (Cwlth)
- incorporated university sports clubs
- Local Governments with a population of 40,000 or less.
Organisations must also:
- be compliant with the Office of Fair Trading
- have met any contractual obligations of projects currently funded by the department.
If your organisation provides sport and recreation activities to children and young people from the age of five to 17 (inclusive) it must be registered for the companion program Get Started Vouchers.
What projects are eligible?
Projects eligible for funding must be a new or an upgraded facility development that supports
participation in sport and active recreation. Eligible organisations can only apply for ONE project.
A project planning checklist is available on the website to assist your organisation in deciding whether a project is ready to proceed.
Need further information?
Further information on Get Playing Places and Spaces is provided at www.qld.gov.au/recreation/sports/funding/getinthegame/ or contact a local Sport and Recreation Services advisor on 1300 656 191.