Local Giving program

Are you a community organisation in need of a hand? RACQ Local Giving gives community organisations the opportunity to apply for grants up to $500 through their local RACQ store. 

Whether you need compost bins at your local school or equipment for disability and inclusive sport, we’re here to help you on your environmental and social sustainability journey. Supporting locals where we live and play is just one more way that membership makes a difference.

To apply, check the eligibility criteria and funding categories below and talk to your local RACQ store. 

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Eligibility Criteria

What are we looking for in a Local Giving application?

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    The activity must be aligned to one or more of the funding categories.
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    A Queensland-based event, program or activity.
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    The activity provides a service or other benefit to RACQ members and local Queensland communities.
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    The grant offers RACQ measurable benefits commensurate with the value of the funding, e.g. positive media coverage, a high degree of visibility within the local or wider community or other reputational enhancement.
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    The activity is either a proven proposition in terms of its merit or ability to deliver community and grant giver benefits or is supported by a sound business case demonstrating its potential to deliver such benefits.
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    Your organisation must be based within 5km of an RACQ metropolitan store or 100km of one of our regional RACQ stores, and offer the opportunity for the local store to be actively involved.

Funding Categories 

All applicants must demonstrate how they align with one or more of the funding categories and the positive impact the grant will make to their local community.

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    Safer driving and safer, connected roads
    Activities relating to the mobility needs of our members and their communities, and enhancing the security and sustainability of their transport choices.
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    Disability, diversity, and inclusion
    Locally run diverse and inclusive activities supporting disability, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, culturally linguistic and diverse, migrant and refugee, rural and regionally remote and isolated people.
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    Climate resilient communities
    Supporting Queensland through emergency response, disaster recovery and climate resilient activities.
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    Environmental sustainability
    Activities that preserve Queensland’s environmental sustainability and encourage everyday sustainable practices.

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How we’ve helped.

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Our RACQ Clifford Gardens store supported Highfields Lions AFL Club with special needs sporting equipment, supporting children with vision and hearing impairment participate in community team sport.

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Our Noosa store helped Sunshine Butterflies purchase woodworking tools to support their Chippies Corner woodworking program for people with disability
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Our Hervey Bay store have supported Maryborough Garden Club purchase a new watering system and vegetable garden beds to help grown food for the local community.