Two new First 5 Forever grant rounds now open

Applications close 19 November 2019

Woman holding a baby in a library.

First 5 Forever Project Grant 2019-20

Funding totalling $500,000 is available to Queensland public libraries and IKCs to apply for grants of between $5,000 up to $30,000 to deliver innovative projects that:

a) support stronger language and early literacy environments for children aged 0-5 delivered by public libraries and Indigenous Knowledge Centres (IKC); and/or
b) more broadly connect families with their role in early literacy and the support that is available through public libraries and IKCs.

The First 5 Forever Project Grant Application Package has the complete guidelines and application form.

This Grant round closes at 5pm on Tuesday 19 November 2019.

First 5 Forever Community Literacy Champions Grant 2019-20

The Community Literacy Project is designed to strengthen the connection of Queensland families to public library and IKC services, through the delivery of a range of programs and resources which support early literacy.

The Local and Statewide Literacy Champions project will enable public libraries to identify and recruit local champions to promote and celebrate early literacy in their communities.

Funding totalling $200,000 is available to Councils to apply for grants of between $2,000 up to $10,000 to recruit local early literacy champions, through public libraries and Indigenous Knowledge Centres (IKCs) across Queensland, that:

a) raise local awareness about the importance of early literacy to the broader community
and
b) encourage families of children aged 0-5 to connect with library services.

The First 5 Forever Community Literacy Champions Grant Application Package has the complete guidelines and application form.

This Grant round closes at 5pm on Tuesday 19 November 2019.

Visit the Public Libraries Connect (PLC) Training Calendar to watch a pre-recorded webinar on how to develop and submit grant applications.

For more information about either grant round please contact the Local Government Coordination team: lgc@slq.qld.gov.au or 07 3842 9049.