QCF’s 2016-17 grants round offered grants from the General Fund, regional sub-funds and the Keith Gay Charitable Fund.

Grants are made to a wide range of charitable organisations and vary in size and scope, but are all made in accordance with QCF’s grant making objectives and for the improvement of Queensland communities. Listed below are the outcomes of recent grants.


GingerCloud’s Modified Rugby Program gives children with a learning and perceptual disability the opportunity to play a team sport.

GingerCloud utilised a $28,800 QCF General Fund grant to install an online portal. This will improve the scalability of the program and enable more communities, clubs, families and children to benefit from it.

Far North Queensland Hospital Foundation

The Far North Queensland Hospital Foundation is the fundraising arm of the Far North Queensland Hospital.

The Foundation will utilise funding from QCF for a two-day team building workshop, a key component of which will be the identification and generation of fundraising ideas that can generate income over several years.

Burnside High School’s STEMM Program

The first of its kind in Queensland, the Supporting Teenagers with Education, Mothering and Mentoring (STEMM) program is a unique, standalone curriculum supporting pregnant girls and young mothers in achieving their educational goals. The STEMM curriculum provides a program tailored around women’s educational, social, physical and emotional needs in a non-judgmental environment.

QCF’s Sunshine Coast sub-fund granted $3,000 to the STEMM program.

Cancer Patients Foundation

Look Good Feel Better is dedicated to teaching cancer patients how to manage the appearance-related sideeffects caused by cancer treatment. Women, men and teens participate in a practical workshop which covers skincare, make-up and headwear demonstrations, leaving them empowered and ready to face their cancer diagnosis with confidence.

QCF gave the Cancer Patients Foundation’s Look Good Feel Better Toowoomba Workshops a $3,000 grant.

Rosies Youth Mission Inc

Rosies Youth Mission aims to share friendship and create belonging with the isolated, homeless and lonely through programs such as street van outreach, court support and drop-in centres.

The organisation relies on digital systems to maintain cohesion, timely information and communication. QCF gave a $30,000 grant to Rosies Youth Mission to upgrade current technologies. This upgrade, particularly integration and mobile access to applications, will enable the organisation to operate efficiently and effectively for the next five to 10 years.

McIntyre Centre Riding for Disabled Ltd

The McIntyre Centre provides life-changing equestrian therapy programs to improve the physical, social and mental health of young people with a disability. The organisation provide services to almost 400 young people from the Greater Brisbane and Ipswich regions.

QCF gave a $10,000 grant to The McIntyre Centre’s Migration to MS Office 365 project. McIntyre’s migration to a cloud-based Microsoft Office 365 package and its SharePoint component will achieve an improved way of sharing information. The new intranet system and the ability to generate accurate online content will result in considerable time saving and a reduction in the cost of IT maintenance.

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