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'My people need this': Wujal Wujal community's plea for energy

Traditional Owners and advocates are calling for clear pathways to include First Nations communities in the clean energy sector.

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Elders from Wujal Wujal head to Brisbane to seek support for their own renewable microgrid and hydro asset

Two Elders and one CEO from flood ravaged Wujal Wujal arrived in Brisbane today to ask Ministers and energy service providers to remove the barriers to realising a 40-year community-led vision for developing a renewable energy asset to ensure reliable affordable power. 

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Queensland

Finance and funding opportunities for the state of Queensland can be found here.

We haven't tracked them all yet, so please advise us if you know of finance or funding opportunities that could be included.

 



Building Resilient Tourism Infrastructure Fund: Tropical Cyclone Jasper (Closing 19 April 2024)



Name of program: Building Resilient Tourism Infrastructure Fund: Tropical Cyclone Jasper

Who is it for: 

  • impacted tourism businesses, including private-sector business and not-for-profit organisations 

What’s the intended outcome? 

  • to build resilience and aid their response to future flooding and natural disasters through innovative solutions and bespoke engineering projects, such as flood prevention infrastructure, equipment such as alternative power, safety upgrades, or flood levees.

Who’s funding it? Queensland government, Department of Tourism and Sport

Conditions:

  • Grants of a minimum of $30,000 up to a maximum of $250,000 (excluding GST) will be offered for eligible project costs
  • projects to be completed by 30 November 2025
  • The applicant organisation must:

    • be located and operate within the following declared affected local government areas:
      • Cairns Regional Council
      • Cassowary Coast Regional Council
      • Cook Shire Council
      • Douglas Shire Council
      • Hope Vale Aboriginal Shire Council
      • Mareeba Shire Council
      • Tablelands Regional Council
      • Wujal Wujal Aboriginal Shire Council
      • Yarrabah Aboriginal Shire Council
    • have an established operating base in Queensland with a primary tourism-related focus

When does funding close? Closing 19 April 2024

How do I apply? Click here

 

 



Extraordinary Disaster Assistance Recovery Grants (Closing 28 June 2024)



Name of program: Extraordinary Disaster Assistance Recovery Grants

Who is it for: 

  • impacted primary producers, small businesses and non profit organisation

What’s the intended outcome? 

  • to hire or purchase equipment and materials, clean up, remove debris, replace fencing and other costs associated with the recovery process

Who’s funding it? Queensland government, Queensland Rural and Industry Development Authority

Conditions:

  • Grants of up to $75,000 available
  • eligible applicants must demonstrate they have suffered direct impact from the disaster
  • To be eligible for assistance your property must be located in one of the defined disaster areas:

    • Cairns Regional Council
    • Cassowary Coast Regional Council
    • Cook Shire Council
    • Douglas Shire Council
    • Hinchinbrook Shire Council
    • Hope Vale Aboriginal Shire Council
    • Mareeba Shire Council
    • Tablelands Regional Council
    • Wujal Wujal Aboriginal Shire Council
    • Yarrabah Aboriginal Shire Council
  • Eligible clean-up, reinstatement activities and emergency measures include:

    • Equipment and materials to undertake clean-up
    • Additional labour costs (above and beyond normal wage expenditure i.e. day-to-day staffing)
    • Disposing of damaged goods and injured or dead livestock, including associated costs
    • Repairs to buildings (other than housing)
    • Fencing not covered by any other assistance
    • Reconditioning/ repairing essential plant and equipment
    • Salvaging crops, grain and feeds
    • Purchase or hire/ lease costs for equipment essential to the immediate resumption of the business
    • Payment for tradespeople to conduct safety inspections
    • Essential repairs to premises and internal fittings that is not covered by insurance.

When does funding close? Closing 28 June 2024

How do I apply? Click here

 

 



Natural Resources Recovery Program (Round 4)



Name of program: Natural Resources Recovery Program - Round 3

Who is it for: 

  • not-for-profit and natural resource management organisations across Queensland
  • First Nations people and organisations
  • partnerships

Who's funding it? Qld government

Conditions: 

  • up to $10 million funding per year
  • must improve landscape resilience and ability to respond to natural disasters and climate change, and build valued and enduring partnerships with Traditional Owners

When does funding close? Yet to open

How do I apply? Click here

 



Social Impact Leadership Australia (Closing 15 April 2024)



Name of program: Social Impact Leadership Australia

Who is it for?

  • First Nations leaders
  • CEO’s, or those holding an equivalent leadership role, of a for-purpose organisation ( i.e. a not-for-profit, charity or social enterprise, Aboriginal Community Controlled Organisation or an organisation registered under the CATSI Act)

What’s the intended outcome? To create a culture of wellbeing for themselves and within their organisations, and to establish new peer-based industry networks and support capacity building within the social impact sector.

Who’s funding it? Social Impact Leadership Australia

Conditions:

  • must be based in Queensland or the Northern Territory 
  • your organisation has an annual revenue greater than $1 million, but medium-sized organisations in regional and rural areas with sufficient capacity to participate in the program may combine revenue and in-kind support to reach the $1m threshold.
  • You are available for the entire duration of the program and have your organisation’s support (including from your Board Chair) to attend on the program dates published, including a 3-month sabbatical.

When does funding close? 15 April 2024

How do I apply? Click here

 

 

 


 

Thanks to Kikki Starr for the photo!


Two-day roundtable co-designing Australia’s inaugural First Nations Clean Energy Strategy starts today in Cairns

Over 100 First Nations leaders and industry and government representatives are registered to attend the fourth roundtable in the co-design of the inaugural First Nations Clean Energy Strategy in Cairns, Queensland on 28-29 August 2023.

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First Nations have a significant opportunity in Queensland's clean energy industry

Despite significant energy justice issues, there is great opportunity for First Nations to play a leading role in the clean energy industry in Queensland, particularly given the scale of projects proposed.

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Queensland Policy Overview: First Nations and Clean Energy

Queensland has very strong solar resources, and also high quality and nationally competitive wind resources and there is clearly much potential for the development of clean energy projects on First Nations-titled lands. 

 

This policy overview was drafted with assistance from Elizabeth McDonald, Director at Chalk & Behrendt  and Taryn Lane, consultant and Manager of Hepburn Community Wind Farm. 




Thanks to Hoshi Moshi for the image!


Next roundtable feeding into co-design of First Nations Clean Energy Strategy planned for Queensland

You're invited to the next roundtable feeding into the First Nations Clean Energy Strategy being held in Cairns on 28-29 August 2023.

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Queensland roundtable locked in for co-design of the First Nations Clean Energy Strategy

First Nations communities, organisations, and relevant government representatives are invited to attend the First Nations Clean Energy Strategy roundtable on Monday 28 and Tuesday 29 August in Cairns.

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Inquiry into Northern Australia Workforce Development (December 2022)

In Northern Australia, almost all land, and also waters, are covered by some form of legally recognised and enforceable First Nations title. Australiaʼs rapid transition to renewable energy will require access to vast areas of land and waters, including for thousands of kilometres of new transmission infrastructure. Enabling and empowering First Nations to play a key and central role in Australiaʼs renewable energy transition goes beyond just social licence issues - it presents a unique opportunity for Australia to design an economic system for renewable energy infrastructure developments (and upstream and downstream supply chains) that is fair and just and which can also positively impact and result in other social and economic benefits for First Nations.