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First 5 Forever Project Grant

Grant funding of $500,000 is available to Councils to deliver innovative projects through public libraries and Indigenous Knowledge Centres (IKCs) across Queensland that:

  1. Support stronger language and early literacy environments for children aged 0-5 delivered by public libraries and IKCs; or
  2. that more broadly connect families with their role in early literacy and the support that is available through public libraries and IKCs

The maximum grant amount for an individual council is $50,000 (GST exempt). Projects must commence no later than 1 June 2019 and conclude within one year of the date commenced.

Some examples of suitable projects which may be funded under this program can be found on the First 5 Forever webpage.

The First 5 Forever Grant Application Package 2018 – 2019 will guide councils in developing their grant applications. The application package should be read carefully before completing the Application Form that is included with the Guideline.

This grant round closed 5pm Friday 15 March 2019.

Public Library Strategic Priorities Grant

Grant funding of $400,000 is available to councils to deliver strategic initiatives through Queensland public libraries and IKCs that reflect one or more of the four objectives outlined in Realising our potential: A vision for Queensland public libraries (the Vision).

  • Realising our potential
  • Deeply local outcomes
  • Extending our reach
  • Future focused workforce

Some examples of suitable projects which may be funded under this program can be found on the Vision in practice webpage.

The maximum grant amount for an individual Council is $30,000 (GST exempt). Applications for projects to be delivered that require funds from multiple financial years may be submitted, however these applications should clearly indicate the work that will be carried out in each year.  Multi-year projects will be assessed for suitability on a case-by-case basis.

Projects must commence no later than 1 June 2019 and conclude within one year of the date commenced.

The Public Library Strategic Priorities Grant Application Package 2018 – 2019 will guide councils in developing their grant applications. The application package should be read carefully before completing the Application Form that is included in the Guidelines.

This grant round closed 5pm Friday 15 March 2019.

Realising Our Potential Micro Grants

The Realising Our Potential Micro Grants Program provides for quick response funding to Councils to deliver short-term, time-limited projects through public libraries and IKCs across Queensland. The grant program provides a total funding pool of $50,000 for quick response funding to Councils to deliver short-term, time-limited projects through public libraries and IKCs across Queensland.

Applications should reflect one or more of the four objectives outlined in Realising our potential: A vision for Queensland public libraries (the Vision):

  • Realising our potential
  • Deeply local outcomes
  • Extending our reach
  • Future focused workforce

The Micro Grants Program provides Councils with the opportunity to deliver projects that address an immediate identified local need, have measurable outcomes and/or enhance local service delivery.

The Realising Our Potential Micro Grants Program Application Package 2018 – 2019 will guide councils in developing their grant applications. The application package should be read carefully before completing the Realising Our Potential Micro Grants Program Application Form that forms part of the package.

This grant round closed 5pm Friday 15 March 2019.

Each application will be assessed upon receipt, and applicants will be notified of the outcome of their application within 20 business days following acknowledgment by State Library of receipt of the application. The number of grants awarded is subject to the availability of funding and at the discretion of State Library. In the event that State Library receives more funding applications than funds available the Micro Grants Program may be extended with additional funds or may be closed to further applications.

Please note that the grant application form is a PDF fill-able form. Once the form is complete, please email it to lgc@slq.qld.gov.au.

For more information about any of the above grant opportunities please contact lgc@slq.qld.gov.au

2018-19 Tech Savvy Seniors Queensland

The Tech Savvy Seniors Queensland (TSSQ) program is an ongoing partnership between the Queensland Government (led by State of Queensland) and Telstra.

The 2018-19 program will continue to be delivered through selected Queensland Local Government library services and Indigenous Knowledge Centres (IKCs), and will provide seniors with the opportunity to participate in free digital literacy training sessions and activities that will develop their skills and confidence to use technology.

A total funding pool of $285,000 was available through the 2018-19 TSSQ grant. All Queensland councils who operate a public library service or IKC were eligible to apply for a TSSQ Grant of up to $15,000 to deliver the program to seniors in their council region.

The 2018-19 TSSQ Grant Guidelines were developed to guide library services and IKCs in developing their grant applications.

This grant closed 5pm Friday 14 September 2018. 

The TSSQ Grant was jointly funded by State Library, Telstra and the Department of Communities, Disability Services and Seniors.

For more information please contact ic@slq.qld.gov.au or 07 3842 9058.

Tech Savvy Regional Queensland 2018

The Tech Savvy Regional Queensland (TSRQ) Grant Program will provide funding to Regional Councils to deliver digital inclusive programing through their library services that will provide opportunities for their respective community to embrace digital technology. This will ensure they can participate in the ever increasing online world, with the real objective of increasing digital inclusion and digital skills.

A total Grant pool of $170,000 was made available, and the maximum grant amount an individual Council could apply for was $10,000 (GST exempt).  Successful applicants will have from July 2018 till June 2019 to delivery their proposed program.

The TSRQ 2018 Grant Guidelines were developed to guide library and IKC services in developing their grant applications.

This grant round closed 5pm 8 June 2018.

For more information please contact ic@slq.qld.gov.au or 07 3842 9058.

Last updated
15th April 2019