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Further assistance for Queensland community groups

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Gillard, Julia

Period of Service: 24/06/2010 to 27/06/2013

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Release Date: 18/02/2011

Release Type: Media Release

Transcript ID: 17687

The Gillard Labor Government has today announced grants for eligible charitable businesses and not-for-profit organisations following the Queensland floods and Cyclone Yasi.

These grants will help not-for-profit groups in impacted areas get back on their feet to enable them to once again provide important local-based services like counselling, medical care, child care, family counselling, job-training and employment services.

The Category C grants are activated under the Natural Disaster Relief and Recovery Arrangements and provide recovery grants of up to $25,000 for not-for-profit organisations in 36 local government areas affected by the recent disasters,

The Gillard Government will be the primary funder of these grants, expecting to contribute up to 75 per cent of total expenditure, with the remainder to come from the Queensland Government.

Organisations seeking further information about the grants should contact the Queensland Department of Communities on 1800 173 349.

Local Government Areas

The Category C grants are activated under the Natural Disaster Relief and Recovery Arrangements and provide recovery grants of up to $25,000 for not-for-profit organisations in 36 local government areas affected by the recent disasters.

Flooding

Tier 1 clean up recovery grants of up to $5000 and Tier 2 grants of up to $20,000 for primary producers and small business are available in 22 local government areas and 6 partial local government areas (28 LGAs in total).

They are:

* Balonne
* Banana
* Barcaldine
* Brisbane
* Bundaberg
* Central Highlands
* Cherbourg
* Fraser Coast
* Gympie
* Ipswich
* Lockyer Valley
* Moreton Bay
* North Burnett
* Rockhampton
* Scenic Rim
* Somerset
* South Burnett
* Southern Downs
* Sunshine Coast Toowoomba
* Western Downs
* Woorabinda

This also includes the defined portion of:

* Blackall-Tambo
* Gladstone
* Goondiwindi
* Isaac
* Maranoa
* Murweh

The grant scheme will run until 30 September 2011.

Cyclone Yasi

Tier 1 clean up recovery grants of up to $5000 and Tier 2 grants of up to $20,000 for primary producers and small business are available in 8 local government areas.

They are:

* Burdekin
* Cairns
* Cassowary Coast
* Hinchinbrook
* Palm Island
* Tablelands
* Townsville
* Yarrabah

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