We are so pleased to be announcing the successful applicants for the Carinity Collaborative Community Grants. This funding program was open to all Baptist churches across QLD, with a total of up to $500,000 per year to be available to implement community-engaged projects which:
- Relieve and mitigate disadvantage;
- Promote connectivity for vulnerable people; and
- Increase the strength of local neighbourhoods against disadvantage.
This year’s applications approvals totalled just over $350K, and over the next few weeks we will be sharing with you more on the approved applications.
Here is a snapshot of two of the approved applications.
Kruger Parade Baptist Church aim to reach out to support the wider community & support or build relationships between Kruger attendees & people in the community who need assistance. They will do this through a work trailer designed to help at-risk families ensure their rental bond is returned at the end of their lease; implement a backpack drive to provide disadvantaged families with stationery and school supplies; and deliver food hampers at Christmas.
Longreach Baptist Church with their Paddock Days project will mobilise the church, community members & organisations to connect with socially, emotionally & economically isolated property owners to foster ongoing, mutually beneficial relationships. The grant funds will be used towards wages for a co-ordinator of the program, hiring facilitators and guest speakers, training volunteers and promotional expenses.