Applications for round 2 of the Community Partnership Innovation Grants (2022-23) are now open, with up to $3 million in funds available for communities across Queensland.
One-off grants of up to $300,000 are available for local projects that support young people, who are or could become offenders, to change their behaviours and improve community connection.
The grants support new ideas and projects that target the unique issues being experienced by local communities, and that are designed in partnership with the local community.
How to prepare and engage your community
Tips for partnering with your local community:
• raise awareness among your community and stakeholders about the Community Partnership Innovation Grants and your plans to be involved
• talk to your community and stakeholders about their youth justice concerns
• identify your community’s aspirations for young people
• identify new partnerships and key organisations in your local area who can help deliver positive outcomes for young people
• involve and work with your community and stakeholders, including young people, on an innovative proposal that addresses the community-agreed issues and meets the needs of young people.
What they are looking for
An ideal community Round 2 proposal will include:
• A new idea or concept that has not already been tried or is available in your community. It should have measurable impact against the four pillars of Working Together Changing the Story: Youth Justice Strategy 2019-23:
– Keeping young people connected – Intervene early
– Strengthening young people’s connections – Keep children out of court
– Reconnecting young people – Keep children out of custody
– Healing young people’s connections – Reduce re-offending.
• A response to local youth crime matters in your community including:
– Who did you meet with?
– How did you engage with your community to understand what their concerns are?
– What are the specific local concerns that were raised?
– What did the community agree would be a great way forward?
– How will your proposal address the concerns identified by the community?
– Who else will be involved in the delivery of your response and can you provide evidence of their commitment?
• Demonstration of culturally safe and local partnerships with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and communities.
• Demonstration of how your model/program addresses the causes of youth crime and delivers positive outcomes for young people who are, or who are at risk of, committing crime.
• Performance and outcomes measures that reflect the needs and aspirations of young people in the community.