A thriving, cohesive community is a community where Queenslanders of all backgrounds, ages and abilities:
- are included and respected
- connect, trust each other and share resources
- have opportunities to make a positive and meaningful contribution.
The Queensland Government committed more than $12.7 million from 2016-2021 to strengthening social cohesion in our communities.
Thriving Cohesive Communities Action Plan
The Thriving Cohesive Communities: Action Plan for Queensland 2019-21 (Stage 2) (PDF, 511.36 KB) built on initiatives delivered under the Cohesive Communities: An Action Plan for Queensland 2016-18. Over 80 projects were funded in 2016-18 across the state to bring individuals, families and communities together to increase understanding and appreciation of the diversity of Queenslanders.
The Thriving Cohesive Communities: Action Plan for Queensland 2019–21 (Stage 2) set out priorities for action under 4 key focus areas:
- Pathways for individuals
- Family connections
- Community connections and strength
- Collaborative services
This second action plan had:
- a greater emphasis on young people (12-25 years)
- targeted investment for the regional locations of Toowoomba, Rockhampton and Townsville
- a greater emphasis on addressing economic exclusion.
The plan aimed to promote and strengthen Queensland’s social cohesion, reduce social marginalisation and economic exclusion, and address anti-social behaviour and behaviours that can lead to violence or physical harm.
Thriving Cohesive Communities Grants
Grant funding was available from 2019-21 to support implementation of the Thriving Cohesive Communities: Action Plan for Queensland 2019–21 (Stage 2) where 33 community-led projects were delivered to improve social cohesion and resilience of local communities.
Read about the successful Tranche 1 and Tranche 2 grant recipients and community projects.
- Last updated:
- 25 August 2022