200 x $5,000 RFBAQ Buy Local Grants - Round 1 Now Closed

Tuesday, 20 Dec 2022

Round One of the $5,000 Buy Local Brigade Grants has closed with 87 brigades approved !

Here is the list of brigades with approved applications and what they are buying from local suppliers: 

Brigade Name Area Item/s for funding
Abbot Point Townsville 2 x Backpack blowers & 1 x gerni
Applethorpe Darling Downs Air compressor & accessories
Archer Ulam Rockhampton Battery equipment and water heater
Augathella Warrego 5 x blower backpacks
Bambaroo Townsville Ice machine
Belmont Rockhampton Air con and electrical work
Bilyana Far Northern Chainsaw and accessories, car fridge, floor seats and seat covers
Birnam South Coast Concrete slab
Black Mountain Caloundra Generator, tools
Black River & Districts Townsville Hand tools and accessories
Boonimba Maryborough Rain water tank
Bracker Creek Western Rivers Chain saws, carry cases and safety helmets
Brookfield Caboolture Chainsaw, fridge, pump
Brooloo Mary River Maryborough Water transfer pump
Brooweena Maryborough Generator, Power tools & petrol washer
Bullcamp Burnett Chainsaw, blower & accessories
Bungadoo Bundaberg 2 x laptops
Calliungal Rockhampton Chainsaw and accessories 
Cambooya Darling Downs Fridge
Cliftonville Mackay Chainsaw, 12 volt winch and accessories
Crossdale West Moreton Generator
Davies Creek FNR Northern Garden power tools
Downfall PPB Western Rivers 5 x UHF handheld units GME
Federal Caloundra Power tools
Foreshore Gladstone Ride on mower & whipper snipper
Gladfield Maryvale Darling Downs 2 x LED torches & LED light tower
Glenlyon Darling Downs Barbecue and fridge
Goodwood Bundaberg Power tools and accessories
Great Keppel Island Rockhampton Chainsaw and accessories
Habana Mackay 5000 ltr Water Tank
Heronvale Townsville Ceiling fans
Hervey Range Townsville Mower, barbecue, security cameras
Hidden Valley Rockhampton Chainsaws, batteries, tyre deflators & maxtrax
Horseshoe Bay Townsville Power tools and accessories
Innot Hot Springs  Far Northern Southern  Office Equipment
Iona  Emerald/Barcaldine Garden power tools and accessories
Irvinebank FNR Southern TV, printer, kitchen appliances
Kogan & Districts Western Rivers Tools 
Kuranda Myola Cairns  Water Tank 
Lowmead  Gladstone Lawn tractor
Maroochy River Caloundra Battery power tools
Millstream South FNR Southern Fridge and vac
Mount Garnet FNR Southern TV and bracket, tables and chairs
Mount Ossa Mackay 6200 gal Water Tank
Mt Auburn Western Rivers 250L slip on and recovery straps
Mt Martin Mackay  Chainsaw and sharpening tools
Mt Perry Burnett 3 x Backpacker Blower 
Murray Upper FNR Southern Fridge, freezer, microwave, urn, stove/oven
Murrumba West Moreton Electric power tools
Mutchilba FNR Northern 2x Backpack blowers
Netherdale Mackay Power tools and barbecue
Nome Townsville Power tools and hand tools
Noosa North Shore Caloundra Brigade trailer upgrade
North Millstream FNR Southern Battery charging station and roller door motors
Oak Valley Townsville Garden power tools
Omanama Western Rivers Water tank
Ormeau South Coast Honda Generator 
Poison Creek FNR Northern Fans, TV, whiteboards, printer, mower
Purono Park Townsville Power tools and accessories
Rollingstone Townsville Storage shelves
Rosedale Gladstone Materials to fit water tank
Rupertswood Townsville Chainsaw and accessories 
Sandy Straits Maryborough Blower and Gurney
Scott Townsville Power tools and accessories
Scrubby Creek Darling Downs Water tank
Severnlea Darling Downs Ride on mower
South Kolan Bundaberg Power tools, TV, printer, washing machine
Springmount FNR Northern Driving lights for canter truck and windscreen and doors for side by side
Stockyard Point Rockhampton Concrete driveway
Suttor Creek Mackay  3 x chainsaws and 3 x twin UHF
Taromeo Burnett Ride-on lawn mower
Tarzali Sourthern Ride-on lawn mower
Tinaroo FNR Southern Mower
Tinnanbar Maryborough Fridge
Toobanna Townsville Power tools
Tumoulin FNR Southern Mower
Turkey Beach Gladstone Power tools, urn, paper shredder
Valentine Plains Gladstone Storage frames with boxes
Villeneuve Caboolture Laptop, whiteboards, TV & bracket
Warrill South Coast TV & laptop for training
Western Cape Region FNR Northern Chainsaw, toolkit and chair 
Widgee Maryborough Fuel storage cabinet
Willows Emerald/Barcaldine Chainsaw, battery, trolley jack & recovery kits
Withcott West Moreton Laptop, printer, 2 x blowers, grinders and filing cabinets 
Wolvi Maryborough Heavy duty washing machine and clothes dryer 
Woodhill  South Coast Air conditioner, petrol washer & power tools
Yabba Creek Maryborough Safety equipment for Chainsaw
Each brigade will receive a letter from the RFBAQ asking for invoices from local suppliers to be sent in for payment.
Please read your letter carefully as the process is very easy, unless you just send in random invoices with no information attached, in which case it draws the payment process out and makes Dave’s brain sore.
Local Rural Fire Brigades really like buying goods and services from local suppliers to defend their local communities; who knew?

$1,000,000 in Grants for Queensland Rural Fire Brigades

200 x $5,000 Grants - 100% funded by donations
  • Open to all Queensland brigades
  • Equipment will be purchased by RFBAQ from local suppliers
  • For items not already supplied by the Rural Fire Service
  • One application per brigade
The grant process will be broken in to 4 rounds, with round 2 now open!
Dates as follows:
Round 1: October 2022 – 15th  December 2022 *closed*
Round 2: January 2023 – 23rd March 2023 **OPEN NOW**
Round 3 - April 2023 - June 2023
Round 4 - July 2023 - October 2023
Specific dates will be announced closer to each round.

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