Grants to Empower Communities in RAPAD Region Open for Submissions.

Grants of up to $20,000 are available through the Central West Empowering Our Community Small Grants Program for events and organisations that support people to connect, share experiences, enhance individual and community wellbeing and resilience, and to build strength and capacity for the future.

Existing organisations, community groups and individuals have until the 8th of July to apply for a grant of between 3 and 20 thousand dollars to go toward bringing communities together for activities linked to lifestyle, business, interest, culture and family orientated events.   

Successful applicants will be from the RAPAD region (Blackall Tambo, Barcaldine, Longreach, Winton, Boulia, Diamantina or Barcoo council areas), with their community events, on farm events or workshops taking place in the RAPAD region and acquitted by the end of the 2019 - 2020 financial year.

RAPAD will accept and review applications, for more information and to apply visit the RAPAD website or follow this link:

The Central West Empowering Our Communities Small Grants Program is supported by funding from Western Queensland PHN through the Australian Government’s PHN Program.

On behalf of the community, RAPAD CEO David Arnold thanks the Western Queensland Primary Health Network and its CEO Stuart Gordon for channelling the funding into the community via these grants.

“We know from the highly successful State Government funded Community Drought Support program, which ceased earlier this year, that community focused events make a real difference in both social and economic terms to communities,” said David Arnold.

The full details on the impact of the Community Drought Support program can be found here:


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