The Queensland Government has announced the applications for the Community Social Enterprise Development Grants Program to provide grants to experienced non-profit community-based organizations to increase the capability and capacity of the social enterprises they operate.
The program aims to assist organisations to grow existing social enterprises and expand skills development and employment opportunities for disadvantaged Queenslanders, including:
- Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people
- migrants and refugees from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds
- people with disability
- young people (aged 15–24 years), including those in and transitioned from out-of-home care
- women re-entering the workforce
- veterans, ex-Australian Defence Force (ADF) personnel and their families
- recently released prisoners.
- You may be eligible for funding of between $5,000 and $20,000 (excluding GST).
- In 2021–22, $600,000 will be made available for Community Social Enterprise Development Grants.
To be eligible for this funding, applicants must:
- be a non-profit community-based organisation
- have an Australian Business Number (ABN) and be registered for GST
- operate a social enterprise in Queensland for a minimum 2 years at the time of application
- support disadvantaged jobseekers through the social enterprise, including under the Skilling Queenslanders for Work (SQW) initiative.