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Australian Association of Social Workers Nth Qld - JCU Student Prizes 2020

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Prize: Australian Association of Social Workers Nth Qld Cairns Prize

Australian Association of Social Workers Nth Qld Cairns Prize awarded to the most outstanding student completing year three of the BSW degree at the Cairns campus of JCU by any mode of study.

Prize Recipient Name: Dayna Ashe

Degree: Bachelor of Social Work (Hons)

Thank you very much. I am currently studying Bachelor of Social Work (Honours) and am now in my final year at James Cook University, Cairns. When I finish my studies, I am interested in working in areas such as, child development and trauma, domestic family violence and juvenile justice. I hope to work within one of these areas. I also value research so hope to incorporate this as part of my practice. Thank you for the kind consideration. It was really unexpected. I appreciate the generosity of this award and look forward to utilising my membership to the AASW to enhance the quality of my work.

Dayna


Prize: Australian Association of Social Workers Nth Qld Townsville Prize

Australian Association of Social Workers Nth Qld Townsville Prize awarded to the most outstanding student completing year three of the BSW degree at the Townsville Study Centre of JCU by any mode of study.

Prize Recipient Name: Martin Hazelwood

Degree: Bachelor of Social Work

I am currently studying a Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) 3rd Year at James Cook University. When I complete my studies, I hope to benefit the lives of older people living in the community, particularly those living with mental illness. I feel that there is a need to focus on people's lives as they age, to address social isolation, elder abuse, depression, and suicide to enable us to look forward to social connection, inclusion and belonging in our community. I am very grateful to the Australian Association of Social Workers NQ for your generosity and for providing these invaluable prizes. As an active member of AASW, I realise that this prize will help renew my membership in the Association, which has a wealth of resources to inform my studies and be a cornerstone to my future clinical practice.

Martin

The Queensland Child Protection Week Committee is accepting applications for the following grants:

·Activity Grants

·Regional Grants

·Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Community Engagement Grants

Please follow the outlined selection criteria when responding. We will continue to monitor the situation in relation to events as the year progresses. We plan to process your applications as scheduled in the hope that we might be able to proceed in September. Should it become apparent this is not possible, we will then work with the various community groups to postpone to a suitable date.

Please continue to submit your applications and note applications must be received by close of business Friday 14 May 2021.

Activity Grants

Grants of up to $1000 (inclusive of GST) are available to non-government organisations, community organisations and networks. Successful applicants may receive full or partial grants. The Queensland Child Protection Week Committee encourages applications for events that have been designed to positively support the theme and aims of Child Protection Week. Thus your local activity will:-

  • promote the theme ‘Protecting children is everybody’s business’

  • promote our Key Messages

  • provide people with an opportunity for ongoing involvement in helping prevent abuse and neglect

  • Where possible, link participants to a broad range of information, resources and services already available through government and non-government organisations.

Activity Grant Applications must be received by close of business Friday 14 May 2021

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Regional Grants

Regional Grants of $5,000 (inclusive of GST) are available for each of the FIVE regional areas of Queensland. The regions are:

  • North Queensland

  • Central Queensland

  • Moreton

  • South East

  • South West

Funding submissions must reflect collaboration with a minimum of five other agencies within the region. To be eligible for funding your submission must respond to the selection criteria for the Regional Grants. The funding application form contains further details.

Regional Grant Applications must be received by close of business Friday 14 May 2021

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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Community Engagement Grants

Not for profit groups operating in Queensland can apply for the one off grant payment of $5,000 (inclusive of GST) through the QCPW Committee. This grant will be awarded to a not-for-profit community group to enhance and promote child protection messages within Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. The lead organisation applying for the grant should be an Indigenous organisation.

To be eligible for funding your submission must respond to the selection criteria outlined below.

  • Facilitate an event across multiple locations that promotes the theme Protecting Children is Everybody’s Business and reflects the interests and diversity of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community;

  • Raise awareness of child abuse and neglect as an issue within Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities

  • Promote local services available to support children and families who have experienced child abuse and neglect, or are at risk

  • Equip individuals and communities with knowledge and skills to understand child abuse and neglect and empower them to take action

  • Funding submissions must reflect collaboration with other agencies across multiple regional locations (minimum 5 organisations required)

  • The lead organisation applying for the grant should be an Indigenous organisation.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Community Engagement Grants must be received by close of business Friday 14 May 2021

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QCPW Grants - Who can apply?

Examples of organisations eligible for funding under the Child Protection Week Grants program include:

  • Non-Government Organisations, Neighbourhood Centres, Childcare Centres, Women's Centres, Parents and Friends/Citizens/ Associations, Police Citizens Youth Clubs, Community Playgroups, Youth Centres.

  • Organisations can only submit one application per funding round for any one location

  • Applications for funding will be considered for new and separate activities/events of existing projects

Examples of organisations ineligible for funding under Child Protection Week Grants program are:

  • Government organisations (e.g Department of Education Training and the Arts, Queensland Health), Local Government authorities (e.g. City Councils).

  • Organisations applying for funding for a project that already has funding from another source.

  • Organisations having a previous Child Protection Week Grant that has reached the acquittal stage, but have not provided a satisfactory performance report.

  • The following activities do not fall under child protection and are not eligible for grants (bullying, water safety, car safety, cyber bullying)

Examples of events previously held:

  • Family Fun Days with information on local services to support children and families who have experienced abuse and neglect, or are at risk

  • Education sessions providing information on child abuse and neglect services to support children and families

  • Art exhibitions showcasing works which capture the theme Protecting Children is Everybody's Business

  • Professional development sessions for those working in the Child Protection sector (note must be in addition to mandatory training)

  • Family movie events with information booths connecting families to local child protection services

  • Educational safety sessions targeted at keeping Children and Young People safe online (excludes cyber bullying)

  • Community Events which promote Child Protection Week Key Messages

Lodgement

Complete the online application forms and submit. Notification of grant outcomes will be issued early July 2021. No late applications will be accepted.

For more information regarding Activity, Regional or Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Community Engagement Grants, or for assistance in completing your application visit https://childprotectionweek.org.au/contact/

 

 

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