Grant open today: Rural and remote drought and disaster community grants

January 24, 2017 by in News

Key details

As part of Queensland Health’s Tackling Regional Adversity through Integrated Care (TRAIC)* program, grants valued between $5000 – $50000 are available to enable Queensland communities affected by adversity associated with drought, disaster and other crises to build community resilience, in other words the sustained ability of a community to withstand and recover from adversity.

*This program was formerly known as Tackling Adversity in Regional Drought and Disaster Communities through Integrating Health Services.

Applications close 3 March 2017.


Local government, non-government organisations and community groups or organisations may apply.

Commonwealth and State government entities are not eligible.

All projects must be time-limited and not require recurrent (ongoing) funding.

Programs and strategies must be delivered in communities in the following Hospital and Health Services:

  • Cairns and Hinterland
  • Townsville
  • North West
  • Central West
  • South West
  • Mackay
  • Central Queensland
  • Wide Bay
  • Darling Downs

The scope of eligible projects may include:

  • Events that facilitate community connectedness, the dissemination of information or provide skills training on resilience building, mental health or suicide prevention and postvention such as workshops, or other forms of community gathering;
  • Resources to upskill workers, volunteers, clients, carers and families about ways to improve mental health and wellbeing, identify and appropriately respond to people experiencing mental health issues or those at risk of suicide or bereaved by suicide;
  • Complex targeted projects aimed at improving service access and/or integration;
  • Development of culturally appropriate resources and dissemination strategies tailored to meet specific needs of the community in terms of Culturally and Linguistically Diverse populations and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people;
  • Projects that improve help seeking behaviour; and
  • Projects that facilitate communities working together to achieve a common goal.

Projects that are accessible to Culturally and Linguistically Diverse populations and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander populations are encouraged.