BE Quick – National Reconciliation Week funding available!

SLQ event

Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the 1967 referendum and 25th anniversary of Mabo with a $5,000 grant. Local councils are eligible for a one-off $5,000 grant to work in partnership with a local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community organisation to mark these anniversaries during National Reconciliation Week (27 May – 3 June 2017).   … Read more

SLQ grants closing dates extended!

The Next Horizon

Due to adverse weather conditions which may have affected some public libraries across Queensland, SLQ has extended the closing date of both the Public Library Strategic Priorities Grant and the Tech Savvy Seniors Queensland Grant to Tuesday 18th April 2017. Public Library Strategic Priorities Grant Funding totalling $400,000 will be available to Queensland Local Government … Read more

Get in now – Community Heritage Grants close May 8

Heritage grants

It’s time to focus on that preservation project that you haven’t had the time or funds to get moving.   Up to $15,000 is available to libraries and other organisations to help with the assessment, preservation and conservation of nationally significant collections. There’s even an opportunity to upskill with training workshops supported as part of … Read more

Tech Savvy Seniors – let’s do it again this year!

Tech Savvy Seniors Queensland

This is the second year of the Tech Savvy Seniors program, which is an ongoing partnership between the Queensland Government (through State Library of Queensland) and Telstra, to deliver technology training to seniors through public libraries across Queensland. The continuation of the program will enable participating libraries to reach more seniors across the state, to … Read more

Southwest Robot Roadshow

Male student uses a laptop to program a robot

Libraries across southwest Queensland came face to face with the latest technologies in February to engage their communities through programming robots and coding.  The Robot Roadshow, supported by SLQ in partnership with Regional Development Australia, visited Charleville, Cunnamulla, Thargomindah and Quilpie libraries and engaged over 500 library staff, teachers, students and community members. Technologies featured … Read more

Public Library Strategic Priorities Grant – closing 5pm Friday 31 March

Public Library Strategic Priorities Grant

Grants of up to $25,000 per project are available for public libraries and Indigenous Knowledge Centres to deliver strategic initiatives that creatively meet the needs of your local community. The grant focuses on the themes outlined in The Next Horizon: Vision 2017 for Public Libraries (Creative community spaces; Connectors – physical and virtual; Technology trendsetters; Incubators … Read more

Small grants for rural communities – closes 31 March

Barcoding equipment

A children’s book week comedy show for kids, barcoding equipment, locally sustainably made toys, a human library event – all of these projects have previously been awarded funds through the Small Grants for Rural Communities program. If you have an idea for developing leadership skills within your community, creating places to connect and grow, providing … Read more