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Community Grants 2021-22

South Brissie state schools kids helper grants

State schools should be genuinely free. But right now local parents are having to fork out thousands of dollars each year on school fees, textbooks, excursions and laptops.

For some parents that’s not much money, but others it can represent a massive dent out of their family budget. On a broader level I’ll keep fighting for our state schools to be fully-funded, and for all state school service fees, excursion costs and textbook costs to be abolished and replaced with extra government funding.

But in the meantime, my office is offering grants of up to $200 to local South Brissie state school kids, whose parents or carers need a little bit of extra help to cover an upcoming excursion or new uniform set.

Eligibility

The grant is open to any kid who lives in the South Brisbane electorate and who is attending a local state school: Dutton Park State School, West End State School, East Brisbane State School, Buranda State School, Brisbane State High, Brisbane South State Secondary College & Narbethong State Special School 

How to apply

Get in touch with my office on 3724 9100 or [email protected] and let us know:

  • Your name, address and best contact number
  • Your kids name and what school they go to
  • A rough idea of what it'll be helping them with, e.g. a school excursion, a new uniform, money towards a new laptop

Sadly my office budget isn't huge so these grants my run out before the end of financial year depending on interest and need in the community. I'll update this page when this has happened.

Strengthening our diverse community grants

One of the things I love the most about our local South Brisbane community is how vibrant, active and diverse it is. To keep it that way, it’s important that we do our bit to support local grassroots multicultural and First Nations community groups and organisations.

My office is offering small grants of up to $500 for any local First Nations or multicultural community groups with upcoming community projects or events.

Eligibility

The grant is open to any local group or organisation (you don't need to be incorporated) that is run by First Nations or multicultural folks, doing work in the South Brisbane community (East Brisbane, Kangaroo Point, Dutton Park, Woolloongabba, South Brisbane, West End, Highgate Hill, southern Annerley). This could be hosting local events, running local workshops or any other project.

The event and/or workshop would ideally need to be low cost or free so community members aren't excluded if they don't have the financial means to participate. 

How to apply

Get in touch with my office on 3724 9100 or [email protected] and let us know:

  • Your name, email and best contact number
  • The name of your organisation/group and a little description of what you do
  • A little description of what the project/event is that you need help funding

Sadly my office budget isn't huge so these grants my run out before the end of financial year depending on interest and need in the community. I'll update this page when this has happened.

Other grants

My office budget is limited but if there is something else you or your community group would like funding for, please get in touch on 3724 9100 or [email protected] and we'll see if we can help!