Community Flexible Financial Hardship Fund 2018

Applications Now Open

As part of the Community Drought Support Package provided by the Queensland Government, Department of Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services the Flexible Financial Hardship Fund 2018 is open from 5th June 2018.

Individuals must be meet the following criteria –

  • A current resident of the Flinders Shire
  • Income is primarily sourced through the grazing industry
  • Only one application per household
  • Proof of resident residential address within the Flinders Shire must be included – copy of drivers license or invoice etc. with residential address listed


Other information -

  • This is State Government Funding under the Community Drought Support Package 2017-2018
  • Applications must be received at council by close of business Friday, 30th June 2018 in writing, no emailed applications will be accepted
  • There is only one round, no further rounds will be called
  • A total fund of $40,000 is to be distributed evenly, no fixed amount per person has been set
  • No late applications will be accepted
  • Funds will be distributed in a form of vouchers for local business houses in the Flinders Shire
  • Vouchers can be used at any of the registered business houses
  • Vouchers will be mailed to applicants within one month of closing date
  • Vouchers must be expended by 31st December 2018


Applications must be submitted in hard copy addressed to: 
     Chief Executive Officer
     Community Flexible Financial Hardship
     Tender Box – Private / Confidential
     PO Box 274
     HUGHENDEN   QLD   4821


Form: Community Flexible Financial Hardship Application Form 2018

Contact: Sherilee Honnery  on 0427 085 143 or email



Community Events

For Amounts $1,000.00 to $5,000.00

The Community Drought Support Package is a State Government initiative to support drought affected Queenslanders.  This program aims to support local community organisations within the Flinders Shire by allocating funds to organisations who demonstrate the ability to deliver local community events and activities which support connectedness, social wellbeing and increased access to support services.

For more information please contact  Sherilee Honnery on 0427 085 143 or email

Forms to access funding for an event: