Local Sporting Champions announced

Eight of Forde’s young sporting stars have each received a $500 grant to support their passion thanks to the latest round of the Coalition Government’s Local Sporting Champions (LSC) grant program. The LSC program is an Australian Government initiative designed to provide financial assistance to young sports men and women aged between 12 and 18.…

Helping small businesses grow by going digital

The Turnbull Government today announced funding of $18 million towards a new Australia-wide program helping family and small businesses build their digital capability. Minister for Small and Family Business, the Workplace and Deregulation Craig Laundy said businesses would have access to high-quality advice from proven providers for a minimal fee. “The Australian Government is investing…

Backing young sporting champions

The Turnbull Government is supporting the next generation of Australia’s Sporting Champions through the Logan Sporting Champions Grant program. Federal Member for Forde Bert van Manen MP said young athletes could apply for a Local Sporting Champions grant to support their involvement in sport. “The Coalition Government is committed to getting Australian kids more active,…

Grants available for NAIDOC Week celebrations

Coalition Government investing $1.4 million for local communities to celebrate 2018 NAIDOC Week. NAIDOC Week celebrations will run from July 8-15, 2018, guided by the theme ‘Because of her, we can!’ to celebrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women. Grant applications open until April 3, 2018. Communities across the country will be supported to celebrate…

Government backs sporting stars

Twelve of Forde’s local sporting superstars have been recognised for their stellar efforts in 2017. The ambitious young athletes were each presented with a $500 grant this month through the Australian Government’s Local Sporting Champions program. Local Sporting Champions is an Australian Government initiative designed to provide financial assistance for young sportsmen and women aged 12-18.…

Grants available to support Younger Veterans

Member for Forde Bert van Manen is encouraging community and ex-service organisations to apply for grants for projects that deliver sustainable services for younger veterans. Mr van Manen said the Supporting Younger Veterans (SYV) grants program recognises the importance of the transition phase for Australian Defence Force (ADF) personnel as they leave the military. “One…

Disaster Recovery Assistance – Payments, Allowances & Loans

Disaster Recovery Payment The Disaster Recovery Payment (DRP) provides a one-off, non-means tested recovery payment of $1,000 for eligible adults and $400 for eligible children. DRP is targeted towards those most severely affected by a disaster. It is Commonwealth-funded, and is delivered by the Commonwealth Department of Human Services. Eligibility An individual may be eligible…