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The Queensland Multicultural Policy ‘Our story, our future’ commits that no matter how people came here or where they came from, the Queensland Government will support all of the people of Queensland to participate and feel like they belong.

The 2019–21 Asylum Seeker and Refugee Assistance (ASRA) program has been established as a limited-term grant to support the needs of people seeking asylum and vulnerable refugees on temporary visas in Queensland.

Program details

The 2019–21 ASRA program will provide funding for a 24 month project to deliver financial and material aid, case management and coordination support to vulnerable people in defined target client groups (see the Program Guidelines for details).

Funding for the 2019–21 ASRA program is $3.5 million (excluding GST) over two years.

The ASRA program seeks to:

  • Alleviate financial hardship and mental distress of those within the target client groups who require emergency relief.
  • Provide case coordination to assist participants to access relevant assistance or achieve greater independence through employment.
  • Increase capacity and wellbeing of vulnerable Temporary Protection Visa and Safe Haven Enterprise Visa holders and their families residing in Queensland. This includes creating better opportunities to participate in the economy and the community or assistance to meet permanent pathway requirements.

Key dates

  • Applications open Friday 14 December 2018.
  • Applications close midnight, Friday 8 February 2019.

Forms

For more information about applying online, read the SmartyGrants – Help Guide for Applicants. If you are having difficulties with your SmartyGrants user account or accessing your application once started, please contact SmartyGrants directly:

  • Phone (03) 9320 6888
  • Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

SmartyGrants support desk hours are 9 am to 5 pm, Monday to Friday AEDT.

Reference documents

Contact information

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  • Phone (07) 3215 2500