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Funding opportunity for Indigenous languages and arts

Minister for Communications, Cyber Safety and the Arts, the Hon Paul Fletcher MP and Federal Member for Groom John McVeigh are encouraging eligible community-based organisations to apply for 2020-21 Indigenous Languages and Arts program funding. “I strongly encourage eligible organisations from Toowoomba and across the Darling Downs to apply for this funding. The program supports…

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NEW FUNDING FOR LOCAL ENVIRONMENT PROJECTS IN GROOM

Federal Member for Groom John McVeigh today announced funding of more than $36,000 for the first three local environmental projects to be successful under the Morrison Government’s Communities Environment Program (CEP). Dr McVeigh said the CEP was all about harnessing the passion of grassroots community organisations to deliver practical local projects that directly improve the…

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Funding Success for 15 Local Schools  

Member for Groom John McVeigh today announced funding for 15 schools across Toowoomba and the Darling Downs under the first round of the Coalition Government’s Local Schools Community Fund. Speaking at Toowoomba State High School at Mt Lofty, Dr McVeigh said the Coalition Government was providing $200,000 to help 15 local schools with the cost…

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Local ex-service organisations encouraged to apply for BEST grants

Ex-service organisations in Toowoomba and the Darling Downs have until 17 February to apply for more than $4.2 million in funding available through this year’s Building Excellence in Support and Training (BEST) grants program. Federal Member for Groom John McVeigh said the BEST grants program assists ex-service organisations (ESOs) to deliver essential advice, advocacy and…

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Safer Internet Day 2020: Starting the chat for online safety

Member for Groom John McVeigh is encouraging locals to join more than 1,000 schools and organisations around Australia participating in Safer Internet Day today to raise awareness about online safety, particularly among our youngest Australians. This year’s theme is ‘start the chat’, with leaders from business, government, education, sport and all walks of life joining…

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Funding Success for Oakey Show Society

  Volunteers working on events during the annual Oakey Show will have access to better more user-friendly equipment with the help of a grant from Round 5 of the Coalition Government’s Stronger Communities program. Federal Member for Groom John McVeigh joined Oakey Show Society representatives Judith and Geoff Byers on-site recently to announce $8,300 in…

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2019-20 Volunteer Grants round now open in Groom

Local community groups across Toowoomba and the Darling Downs are eligible for federal funding to support their local volunteers. Member for Groom John McVeigh said $66,000 of funding is available in the region under the Morrison Government’s 2019-20 Volunteer Grants. “Volunteering is part of the Australian way of life,” Dr McVeigh said. “It has many…

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Immediate financial assistance for Toowoomba and the Darling Downs

Drought-hit farmers in the Toowoomba Regional Council local government area will be able to access one-off payments of $3,000 thanks to the Government’s Drought Community Support Initiative. Member for Groom John McVeigh said the payments would provide immediate relief to some of the worst-hit farming families. “Registrations are now open for drought-affected farmers, farm workers,…

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