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2019-20 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 2019-20 TSSQ program will continue to be delivered through 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 is available through the 2019–20 TSSQ grant. All Queensland councils that operate a public library service or IKC are eligible to apply for a TSSQ grant of up to $10,000 to deliver the program to seniors in their council region.

The TSSQ grant is jointly funded by State Library and the Department of Communities, Disability Services and Seniors, with support from Telstra.

The Grant Application Package 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.

Download the TSSQ Grant Package 2019-20  (PDF 278.8 KB)

This grant round will close on Friday 13 December 2019.

First 5 Forever Project Grant 2019-20

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

  • Support stronger language and early literacy environments for children aged 0-5 delivered by public libraries and IKCs; and/or
  • 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 $30,000 (GST exempt). Projects must commence no later than 1 May 2020 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 Grant Application Package 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.

Download the F5F Project Grant Package 2019-20  (PDF 294.4 KB)

This grant round will close on Tuesday 19 November 2019.

First 5 Forever Community Literacy Champions Grant 2019-20

The Community Literacy Project is designed to strengthen the connection of Queensland families to public library and Indigenous Knowledge Centre services, through the delivery of a range of programs and resources which support early literacy.

The Local & Statewide Literacy Champions project will enable public libraries to identify and recruit local champions to promote and celebrate early literacy in their communities.  State Library of Queensland will support this work by developing and sharing video content of high-profile early literacy champions with statewide appeal and will provide a range of marketing templates and communication collateral to all councils.

Grant funding of $200,000 is available to Councils to recruit local early literacy champions, through public libraries and Indigenous Knowledge Centres (IKCs) across Queensland that:

  • raise local awareness about the importance of early literacy to the broader community
    and
  • which encourage families of children aged 0-5 to connect with library services.

Councils may apply for grant funding from a minimum of $2,000 up to a maximum of $10,000 (GST exempt). Consideration may be given for projects requesting up to $20,000 that demonstrate significant reach of First 5 Forever early literacy with families.  Additional weighting will be given to projects involving collaboration with other councils or local government agencies.

Projects must commence no later than 1 March 2020 and conclude by 31 August 2020.

The Grant Application Package 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.

Download the F5F Community Literacy Champions Grant Application Package 2019-20  (PDF 321.9 KB)

This grant round will close on Tuesday 19 November 2019.

Public Library Strategic Priorities Grant 2019-20

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.

The Grant Application Package 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 will open in February 2020 

Realising Our Potential Micro Grants 2019-20

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 Grant Application Package 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 will open in February 2020

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

Last updated
4th November 2019