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QCF annual distributions top $3M for 2020

Queensland Community Foundation (QCF) is distributing over $3 million to Queensland charities in 2020 offering support to charities that have been significantly impacted by the effects Covid-19 on their regular fundraising channels. Over $3 million will be distributed including $500,00 in grants to grass roots causes assisting. with vital capacity building operations. Our capacity building [...]

2020-05-27T14:10:18+10:00May 28th, 2020|Uncategorized|Comments Off on QCF annual distributions top $3M for 2020

QCF takes the 2020 Photo Challenge to the streets

We are beyond excited to launch our 2020 Photo Challenge with our very first outdoor advertising campaign which launched today across Brisbane and the Gold Coast.  Like so many other organisations Queensland Community Foundation has had to adapt to the new Covid-19 world we inhabit and as we can't gather in person to celebrate our [...]

2020-05-25T14:28:08+10:00May 25th, 2020|Uncategorized|Comments Off on QCF takes the 2020 Photo Challenge to the streets

Turning up the volume for Toowoomba youth

Emerge in Toowoomba is a vibrant social enterprise catering company and cafe that provides a dedicated youth space and employment pathway as well as semi -independent accommodation for local young people who are homeless, at-risk or experiencing disadvantage. In 2020, Emerge is planning to host a young mothers meet up group fortnightly, an LGBQTI youth [...]

2020-05-21T10:23:01+10:00May 21st, 2020|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Turning up the volume for Toowoomba youth

QCF 2020 Photo Challenge focuses on kindness

It's fair to say that Covid-19 put a serious spanner in the planning of this year's QCF Photo Challenge and Philanthropy Awards, as it did for so many events this year.  Traditionally we run our photo competition through April but in consultation with our long standing sponsor of the challenge, Northern Trust, we decided to [...]

2020-05-20T13:19:48+10:00May 20th, 2020|Uncategorized|Comments Off on QCF 2020 Photo Challenge focuses on kindness

Outdoor adventure based learning puts Noosa youth back on track

Noosa Flexible Learning Centre is a part of Edmund Rice Education Australia’s national initiative, Youth+, which aims to respond to the needs of young people in the local community.  They offer educational pathways for young people aged 12-25. They provide young people with an opportunity to re-engage in education in a flexible, supported learning environment.  [...]

2020-05-14T14:35:40+10:00May 18th, 2020|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Outdoor adventure based learning puts Noosa youth back on track

Bringing Art and Culture Back to Community with Umi Arts in NQ

UMI Arts is an Indigenous organisation.  They hold a number of art exhibitions each year for emerging and seasoned artists and run a music festival Big Talk One Fire to showcase Indigenous artists, dancers and culture.  They also showcase their members’ artwork at the Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair and Cairns Indigenous Art Fair. Umi wanted [...]

2020-05-14T12:15:23+10:00May 14th, 2020|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Bringing Art and Culture Back to Community with Umi Arts in NQ

13 grass roots community projects funded by QCF’s Gulf Area Community Social Development Trust

The Gulf Area Community (in North West Queensland) has received a boost of over $300,000 from Queensland Community Foundation’s Gulf Area Community Social Development Fund (GACSDF) which aims support the local community in Waanyi, Mingginda, Gkuthaarn and Kukatj country, and people within Burke Shire Council, Carpentaria Shire Council, Doomadgee Aboriginal Shire and Mornington Shire Council. [...]

2020-05-12T17:37:24+10:00May 12th, 2020|Uncategorized|Comments Off on 13 grass roots community projects funded by QCF’s Gulf Area Community Social Development Trust

Sunshine Coast receives welcome grant assistance

Seven Sunshine Coast charities have received grants totalling just over $36,000 this month to support their wonderful work within the local community. The Sunshine Coast Community Foundation (SCCF) awarded the seven grants to a wide range of projects that provide critical support to our most vulnerable community members as part of Queensland Community Foundation’s (QCF) [...]

2020-05-11T14:53:40+10:00May 11th, 2020|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Sunshine Coast receives welcome grant assistance

North Queensland community to benefit from regional grants

Over $35,000 has been given to local North Queensland charities this week to help them continue to provide vital services to our community, bringing the total grants from North Queensland Community Foundation to over $140,000 in grants to the region since 2016. The North Queensland Community Foundation (NQCF) has allocated seven grants to projects that [...]

2020-05-07T12:55:25+10:00May 7th, 2020|Uncategorized|Comments Off on North Queensland community to benefit from regional grants

A Little Day Out for CF families on the Gold Coast

A Little Day Out will make a BIG difference to CF families on the Gold Coast and we are thrilled to be able to grant Cystic Fibrosis Queensland $2,000 to help out in a small way 🧡 Cystic Fibrosis Data Registry identified 88 sufferers living in the Gold Coast region with studies measuring high rates of depression and [...]

2020-05-06T14:28:27+10:00May 6th, 2020|Uncategorized|Comments Off on A Little Day Out for CF families on the Gold Coast