Local Buying Foundation - Queensland
January - March 2019 - Quarterly eNews
Central Highlands | Isaac | Mackay
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Welcome - A message from our Chair

Kristy Marks, Chair of the LBF Qld
Welcome to our first Local Buying Foundation (LBF) Qld eNews edition for 2019. The LBF has supported a number of events and initiatives this quarter, which align with the priorities of building sustainable business futures and business communities across the Central Highlands, Isaac and Mackay regions.

The continued success of the Local Buying Program, has enabled the LBF to support 104 projects with a total value of $2,642,714 injected back into local business communities.

The Local Buying Foundation Advisory Committee is looking forward to seeing the outcomes from supported events and projects this year, including a series of Small Business Week activities occurring 27 May - 1 June 2019 across the regions.
Kristy Marks (BHP), Chair of
Local Buying Foundation Qld

HIGHLIGHTS - January - March 2019

The Local Buying Foundation Queensland has supported a number of initiatives, projects and events during the first quarter of 2019. The success of the Foundation is a direct result of strong use of the Local Buying Program across all BMA and BMC operations. Take a look below and see some of the highlights from this year so far.

CHBEA Workshop Series 2019
The Central Highlands Business Excellence Awards (CHBEA) Workshop Series is hosted by the Central Highlands Development Corporation (CHDC). The LBF is funding the CHBEA Workshop Series to support local businesses in the Central Highlands establish and develop skills in finance management, increase digital capabilities and gain an understanding of sales and marketing management practices. The CHBEA Workshop Series compliments the lead up to the Central Highlands Business Excellence Awards, Saturday 14 September 2019.
RIN Gala Awards - 17 May 2019
Since 2008, the RIN Awards (formerly Chairman's Awards) Night has recognised the outstanding achievements of the region’s companies over the previous twelve months. It recognises excellence in business and the significant contribution that they make to the regional economy and community. The LBF is proud to sponsor the "Connecting in the Community" category again this year and looks forward to acknowledging and celebrating successes in business communities.

The Gala Dinner will be held on Friday 17th May 2019 at the Mackay Entertainment and Convention Centre.
"Connecting in the Community Award Winner 2018"
Moranbah Discount Tyre & Mechanical
BBS2019 - Building Dream Teams
Congratulations to Mackay Region Chamber of Commerce, who were successful in securing funding through the LBF in hosting Bigger Better Stronger (BBS) 2019 - Building Dream Teams Project. The project supports a BBS2019 Conference in Mackay, Friday 23 May 2019 at the Mackay Entertainment and Convention Centre. The LBF has continued to support funding of MRCOC's signature event, however this year will see the inclusion of mentoring workshops post the BBS2019 Conference.
Bigger Better Stronger 2018 - Guest Speakers
MRCOC Signature Event
Small Business Week 2019
Queensland Small Business Week (QSBW) 2019 will run from Monday 27 May to Friday 31 May 2019. QSBW 2019 celebrates the small businesses who make a vital contribution to our state's economy and play an important role in each region and community across Queensland. The LBF is proud to fund organisations who are delivering the following events and activities, which supports the development of skills for local businesses and not for profit organisations in our regions:
Funding Rounds - QLD - 2019
The Local Buying Foundation (LBF) in Queensland has two funding methods available for supporting projects and initiatives. These include:
  1. Funds allocated via a competitive funding round through completing an LBF Funding Application form. Funding will be allocated on the basis of alignment with the Foundation’s objectives and an assessment against the Foundation’s funding criteria.
  2. Funds allocated based on the identification of strategic projects and programs aligned to the priority areas of the foundation by the Local Buying Foundation Advisory Committee (LBFAC). These may be competitive or non-competitive, depending on whether the LBFAC decides to grant an exemption for organisations that are a clear logical choice to deliver a particular program.
      • ROUND TWO - Closes Friday, 31 May 2019
      • ROUND THREE - Closes Friday, 30 August 2019
      • ROUND FOUR - Closes Friday, 29 November 2019
The Local Buying Foundation is a critical element of the Local Buying Program
delivered across all BMA and BMC operations in partnership with C-Res.
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