Buy Local Brigade Grants Round 3 Announced

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Round 3 of the $5,000 Buy Local Brigade Grants has closed with 54 brigade applications approved!

Here is a full list of brigades with approved applications, and what they are buying from local suppliers.

Grant Number Brigade Name Area Item/s for funding
BL5-160 The Caves Rockhampton Laptop, iPad, printer
BL5-161 Glencoe Burnett Protable storage shed
BL5-162 Kimberley FNR Northern Office Equipment
BL5-163 Doonan Sunshine Coast Washer and dryer
BL5-164 Intake FNR Northern 3000L poly tank
BL5-165 Wattlecamp Burnett Upgrade security lighting and cameras
BL5-166 Wilkie Creek Western Rivers Impact wrench, blowers, defib and case
BL5-167 Mount Walker South Coast Ride-on mower
BL5-168 Ballogie Burnett 30x chairs
BL5-169 Wonga Beach FNR Northern Tools and computer
BL5-170 Mallow Darling Downs Generator and ladder
BL5-171 Seymour Townsville Power tools and pressure cleaner
BL5-172 North Dallarnil Burnett Mower, brushcutter, chainsaw, compressor, tools, coffee machine
BL5-173 Silver Spur Western Rivers Backpack blower and accessories, pressure cleaner, power tools, fridge
BL5-174 Bell Centre Western Rivers Power tools
BL5-175 Crows Nest Darling Downs Hand-held UHF radios, fridge
BL5-176 Allandale South Coast TV and soundbar
BL5-177 Benaraby Gladstone 3x GPS dashcams
BL5-178 Cabarlah Darling Downs Fridge, battery tools, coolers
BL5-179 Speewah FNR Northern Fridge and freezer
BL5-180 Ogmore Rockhampton Table and chairs, fridge, microwave, kettle, blower and tools
BL5-181 Calliope Gladstone Trimmer, blower, dashcam GPS
BL5-182 Robinson Creek Gladstone UHF radios
BL5-183 Peachester Sunshine Coast Power tools
BL5-184 Hampton Darling Downs Power tools
BL5-185 Quingilli Behana Gorge FNR Northern 3000L tank
BL5-186 West Woombye Sunshine Coast Vacuum cleaner, chainsaw and accessories
BL5-187 The Glen Darling Downs Electric pump
BL5-188 Kaimkillenbun Western Rivers Tool kit and torches
BL5-189 Stone River Townsville Electric chainsaw, angle grinder, blower and accessories
BL5-190 Muttaburra Barcaldine Electric mower, chainsaw and trimmer
BL5-191 Wartburg Gladstone Stove and powertools
BL5-192 Happy Valley Maryborough Power tools
BL5-193 Childers Bundaberg Vacuum cleaner and blower
BL5-194 Beerwah Sunshine Coast Tool kit and Hooligan tools
BL5-195 Marton FNR Northern Multifunction centre
BL5-196 Eurimbula Gladstone 2x 5000gal tanks
BL5-197 Marlborough Rockhampton Power tools, table and chairs
BL5-198 Alice River Townsville 400L ATV water tank
BL5-199 Weranga Goranba Western Rivers Dishwasher, washing machine, sink, track boards
BL5-200 Yandina North Arm Sunshine Coast Chainsaw and battery
BL5-201 Traveston Maryborough Laptop, printer, TV, speaker
BL5-202 Cooranga North Western Rivers Kitchenette
BL5-203 Northern Region Operational Support Group Townsville 4x plastic pallet bins
BL5-204 West Point RFB Townsville Chainsaw, pole pruner and accessories
BL5-205 Glastonbury Maryborough TV and blower
BL5-206 Cabanda South North West Grader tyres
BL5-207 Charters Towers North West Notice board, screen, air conditioner, lawn mower
BL5-208 Granada North West 2x Pole saw pruners
BL5-209 Ilfracombe Barcaldine Storage boxes, blower, chainsaws, ice maker, clothesline, cabinet, accessories.
BL5-210 Jondaryan Darling Downs Power tools and cabinet
BL5-211 Seaforth Mackay Power tools and water tank
BL5-212 Yowah Opal Fields Warrego Chainsaw and accessoriers
BL5-213 Faraday Rockhampton Electrical connection in new shed

Each brigade has received an email today from the RFBAQ, to be followed by a detailed letter asking for invoices from local suppliers to be sent in for payment.
Please read your letter carefully as the process is very easy. Please no invoices made out to brigades, and no purchase orders or quotes.
Local Rural Fire Brigades really like buying goods and services from local suppliers to defend their local communities; who knew?
Want to apply? -
$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 4 open soon!
Dates as follows:
Round 1: October 2022 - 15th  December 2022 *closed*
Round 2: January 2023 - 23rd March 2023 *closed*
Round 3 - April 2023 – 12th June 2023 **closed**
Round 4 - 3rd July 2023 - 2nd October 2023
Specific dates will be announced closer to each round.

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