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Queensland Department of Employment, Small Business and Training

Closing: 16 November 2021

Queensland businesses and not-for-profit organisations may be eligible for financial support through the 2021 COVID-19 Business Support Grants. Initial grants will be made available to small and medium businesses across Queensland impacted by the South East Queensland lockdown commencing 31 July 2021, or the Cairns and Yarrabah lockdown commencing 8 August 2021, or any other lockdown in the month of August 2021.

Your business does not have to be located in South East Queensland, but you must have experienced at least a 30% reduction in turnover as a result of the lockdown. All eligible businesses who apply for a grant during the 3-month application period will receive funding.

Small and medium businesses are defined as having:

  • a turnover of more than $75,000 per annum
  • an annual payroll in Queensland of up to $10 million

Grants are also available for large businesses in the hospitality and tourism sector operating in the 11 local government areas in the lockdowns. To be eligible large businesses are required to:

  • be operating in the tourism and hospitality sector
  • have a turnover of more than $75,000 per annum and have an annual payroll in Queensland of more than $10 million

Applications and Guidelines 

Please complete the steps below to apply.

  1. Read the eligibility criteria.
  2. Read the guidelines and frequently asked questions (FAQs).
  3. Gather and prepare your supporting evidence to submit with your application.
  4. Register for a  Queensland Rural and Industry Development Authority (QRIDA) portal (or check your existing login).
    • complete and submit your application through the QRIDA portal.

Further details are available at:

joint Queensland and Australian Government support package for Queensland businesses has also been announced. The package includes assistance for non-employing sole traders and expands on support for small, medium and large businesses. As part of the package, additional funding for businesses that have had a decline in turnover of more than 30 per cent will include:

  • A $1,000 one-off grant to non-employing sole traders across Queensland
  • Tiered payments based on payroll size for all businesses across Queensland:
    • A $5,000 one-off, top-up grant to small business with payroll of less than $1.3 million
    • A $10,000 one-off, top-up grant to medium sized business with payroll between $1.3 million and $10 million
    • A $25,000 one-off, top-up grant to large sized tourism and hospitality focused businesses with payroll of greater than $10 million. 

Applications for the $1,000 non-employing sole trader grant are now open and will close on 30 November 2021. Check the eligibility criteria carefully and try to apply early to allow time for processing your details. You need to have applied and had your information verified by 30 November 2021.

You should also check if you are eligible for a COVID-19 disaster payment from the Australian Government, if your income has been affected by the Queensland lockdowns. However, you are not able to receive both the disaster payment and the business support grant.

More information on eligibility criteria and how to apply are available from the Business Queensland website

Now Open: Regional Queensland Business Basics Grants Program

Queensland Department of Employment, Small Business and Training

Closing: Round will close when sufficient applications are received for competitive assessment and all funds are allocated.

The Queensland Government is continuing its support of regional small businesses with delivery of a $5 million regional round of Business Basics Grants. 

Through the program, eligible regional small businesses are able to apply for a $5,000 grant to help finance projects to build basic capabilities and upgrade skills. Funded projects could include anything from website upgrades, to strategic marketing services, to training and coaching.

Applications will be competitively assessed and grants will be paid in full and up-front to successful applicants, with no co-contributions required.

*Please note— This round will close when funds allocated for the program are exhausted. As a high level of interest is expected, it is recommended that you prepare in advance by checking eligibility criteria and reviewing program guidelines. Applications open at 9:00am on Wednesday 8 September 2021. 

Guidelines and Applications

Please visit Queensland Business Basics Program for more information on program guidelines, eligibility criteria and how to apply. 

For further assistance please email: [email protected], or contact the Small Business Hotline on 1300 654 687.

Now Open: Mary MacKillop Today 2021 Community Grants

Mary MacKillop Today 

Closing: 17 September 2021

The Mary MacKillop Today Community Grants Program supports small, but life-changing initiatives that provide opportunities for life-long learning in Australian communities. The Program aims to help people in need by improving access to quality learning opportunities that enable people to realise their rights, achieve positive social outcomes, and make a difference in their lives and communities.

Preference is given to small or emerging organisations. The Program prioritises innovative and grass-roots projects that are targeted towards those at the margins. Preference will also be given to projects that focus on children 5-12 years old and their parents/caregivers. Grants of up to $10,000 are available for application.

Applicants must be a community organisation or charity with an Australian Business Number (ABN). Projects must also be delivered within Australia. Please note that individuals are not eligible.

Guidelines and Applications

More information, including eligibility criteria, templates and recommendations for application are available at: Mary MacKillop Today Community Grants - How to Apply.

Now Open: Australian Government – Powering Communities Program

Australian Government Department of Business, Industry Science Energy and Resources

Closing: 20 September 2021

The Powering Communities Program will run over 2021–2022. It provides grants to not-for-profit community organisations to improve their energy efficiency practices and technologies. This aims to reduce energy use, improve energy productivity and reduce carbon emissions.

The program will assist organisations to:

  • upgrade equipment to reduce energy consumption
  • undertake energy management activities and assessments, such as energy systems assessments and feasibility studies
  • invest in energy monitoring and management systems
  • invest in on-site renewable energy and solar-connected batteries.

The grant amount will be up to 100% of eligible project expenditure. Grants will be between $5,000 and $12,000. Projects should be completed by 30 June 2022.



Please visit Australian Government – Powering Communities Program to apply and access further guidance. 

Now Open: St George Foundation Community Grants Round 2, 2021

St. George Foundation Trust

Closing: 24 September 2021

St.George Foundation provides Community Grants of up to $50,000 to small Australian children’s charities that attract little assistance from government and are not able to generate significant income of their own. Organisations that run local projects to support and improve the lives of children experiencing disadvantage are invited to apply.  Examples of projects may include early intervention services, recreational and respite programs; counselling and therapy; medical and educational services and other activities that help to benefit disadvantaged children in our local communities. 

To be eligible for funding your organisation will:

  • Focus your efforts on children in Australia under the age of 24 years.
  • Be located in NSW, ACT, QLD or WA.
  • Have an annual gross revenue of less than $5M.
  • Receive less than 60% of your income from state, federal or local government funding (unless you have an income less than $1M per annum, in which case your government funding can exceed 60%).
  • Provide recent, audited financial statements, signed by the auditor.
  • Be endorsed as a Deductible Gift Recipient (but not another ancillary fund). Deductible Gift Recipients must be listed with the Australian Taxation Office under Item 1 of the Table in Section 30–15 of the Income Tax Assessment Act, 1997.


Further information on eligibility and selection criteria for this round of funding is available at:  St.George Foundation's Community Grants.


To apply please visit: Apply for a St. George Foundation Community Grant 

Now Open: Groundswell 2021 Project Grants - Expression of Interest Applications

Groundswell Giving

Closing: Round 3- 4 October 2021

Groundswell is a Giving Circle created to respond to the climate crisis. With an aim to educate and empower a new groundswell of people to take climate action in their own lives, the organisation pools money to fund strategic, high-impact advocacy and solutions to alleviate climate change in Australia.

Groundswell support organisations tackling the climate crisis who:

  • Build the movement – activate new and strategic demographics or sectors to get involved in tackling the climate crisis;
  • Change the story – build urgency for stronger action from trusted voices in our community;
  • Shift the money – dry up the pipeline of funding to fossil fuel companies;
  • Change the politics – enable greater leadership within state and federal Governments.

The remaining 2021 funding rounds focus on both project and core funding for climate advocacy. Expressions of Interest are now being accepted for the July round of 4 x $40,000 grants of core funding for strategic advocacy tackling the climate crisis. 

Small to medium sized organisations are encouraged to apply.


Grants can only be made to Deductible Gift Recipient 1 entities, or organisations that have a partnership agreement with a DGR1 entity.

Grant Guidelines are available at: Groundswell Grant Making Guidelines and Core Funding Criteria and Sample Application Form

For queries, please contact:  [email protected]


Expression of Interest Applications can be made at: Groundswell Grant Application Expression of Interest Form

2021 Round Opening & Closing Dates

Round 2 (Project Funding) opens: 30 April; closes: 31 May.

Round 3 (Core Funding) opens: 30 June; closes: 30 July.

Round 4 (Project Funding) opens: 2 September; closes: 4 October.

Now Open2021 Suicide Prevention Accreditation Program Grants - Expressions of Interest

Suicide Prevention Australia

Closing: Applications accepted until funding for program is fully allocated.

Organisations involved in suicide prevention programs and services are invited to submit an Expression of Interest for a one-off grant to implement the first cycle of national certification (accreditation) against the Suicide Prevention Quality Improvement Standards.

There are up to 50 grants available and organisations can submit multiple EOI’s for each suicide prevention or postvention program or service ($1,485.00 per program or service).

The Suicide Prevention Quality Improvement Program Grant is open to any suicide prevention or postvention service in Australia. A suicide prevention program is one that is implemented to address, prevent, or respond to suicidal behaviours and their impact on people, families, communities, and the Australian population.

Suicide Prevention Australia partnered with people with lived experience of suicide, consumers, clinicians, service providers and accreditation experts to develop Australia’s first suicide prevention accreditation pathway.

In accreditation (certification), registration provides:

  • Establishment of a database profile of the organisation
  • Entering into a Client Service Agreement (Contract) with QIP for the provision of accreditation services, and
  • Payment of an accreditation fee or grant through suicide Prevention Australia.

A registered client receives an accreditation Registration Pack, which includes:

  • Registration Letter that provides a username and password to access
  • QIP’s online self-assessment tool, AccreditationPro
  • Access to QIP’s accreditation hub and QbAY, QIP’s online resource
  • Accreditation Hub Guide
  • SUICIDE PREVENTION AUSTRALIA Standards Self-Assessment Evidence Summary
  • A copy of the SUICIDE PREVENTION AUSTRALIA Standards
  • Access to a dedicated Client Liaison Officer (CLO)

Registration is valid for 12 months; accreditation is to be achieved before the registration period expires.


Further information on the grants application process and Suicide Prevention Australia Quality Improvement Standards are available at Suicide Prevention Accreditation Grants - Quality Improvement Program.

If an organisation is unsure if the program meets the suicide prevention standards or wishes to discuss any aspects of eligibility for the Quality Improvement Program, please contact Suicide Prevention Australia on [email protected], or phone: 02 9262 1130.


Please register your expression of interest in the Quality Improvement Program by completing the form available here.

Now Open: Copyright Agency 2021 Cultural Fund Grants

Copyright Agency 

Closing: 11 October 2021

The Copyright Agency’s Cultural Fund offers grants to leading organisations for projects that deliver exceptional career development opportunities for Australian writers, journalists, editors, English and literacy teachers, visual artists and key stakeholders in writing, publishing, education, and visual arts. The priority is to support projects that will provide sustained and realistic support to writers and visual artists and to encourage greater audiences for their work.

The Fund also offers grants to leading national writing organisations to build literacy skills for children and young adults and to encourage reading at all levels, and they are particularly interested in supporting partnerships with key industry organisations to raise the profile of writing and writers.

While there are no set minimum or maximum amounts, grants range from $5,000 to $20,000 per project/year. In most cases, the Cultural Fund’s grants for organisations are for a single project for up to a year; however, in some instances funding for three years may be approved. Applicants are encouraged to discuss their project with the Cultural Fund before applying.

Guidelines and Applications

Visit the Cultural Grants- Funding for Organisations and Cultural Grants- Activities Supported page for a full list of what the Cultural Fund will and won’t support. Please read specific information for organisations, as this differs to the criteria and projects supported for individuals.

Please contact Copyright Agency if you have any questions about the grants and potential projects by email at: [email protected]

*Round 1 Closed 26 April 2021. 

*Round 2 Closes 11 October 2021

Queensland Department of Employment, Small Business and Training

Closing:  Social Enterprise Growth Grants due to open in September 2021.

Social Enterprise Jobs Fund

The Queensland Government has announced $8 million over the next 2 years for the Social Enterprise Jobs Fund, as part of the Future Skills Fund.

The Jobs Fund will continue to build on the commitments under the Queensland Social Enterprise Strategy to support the development of a sustainable and thriving social enterprise sector.

Under the Jobs Fund, $3 million in funding will be delivered over the next 2 years through business development grants for eligible organisations, starting with the Community Social Enterprise Development Grants.

Upcoming Grants

Grant program Launch date Opening date Closing date
Community Social Enterprise Development Grants 29 May 2021 3 June 2021 15 July 2021
Social Enterprise Growth Grants August 2021 September 2021 October 2021
Sector Development Grants November 2021 December 2021 February 2022
Social Enterprise Development Grants April 2022 May 2022 June 2022







Community Social Enterprise Development Grants Program

The Community Social Enterprise Development Grants Program will provide grants to experienced non-profit community-based organisations to increase the capability and capacity of the social enterprises they operate.

The program aims to assist organisations to grow existing social enterprises and expand skills development and employment opportunities for disadvantages Queenslanders, including:

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people
  • migrants and refugees from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds
  • people with disability
  • young people (aged 15–24 years), including those in and transitioned from out-of-home care
  • women re-entering the workforce
  • veterans, ex-Australian Defence Force (ADF) personnel and their families
  • recently released prisoners

Available Funding

You may be eligible for funding of between $5,000 and $20,000 (excluding GST).

In 2021–22, $600,000 will be made available for Community Social Enterprise Development Grants.

Eligibility Criteria

Your organisation must be a Queensland non-profit community-based organisation who has operated a social enterprise for a minimum of 2 years.

The program aims to assist organisations to grow existing social enterprises and support skills development and employment opportunities for disadvantaged jobseekers, which may include assistance delivered under the Skilling Queenslanders for Work (SQW) initiative.

Guidelines and Applications

Applications will open Thursday, 3 June 2021, and close at close of business Thursday, 1 July 2021.

Please read the Key Program Documents before applying:

Funding Guidelines (PDF, 179KB)

Frequently Asked Questions (PDF, 150KB).

Complete and submit the Community Social Enterprise Development Grants Application Form.

For queries and further details, please visit QLD Community Social Enterprise Development Grants, or Email: [email protected].

Now Open: Social Enterprise Development and Investment Funds (SEDIF)

Australian Department of Education, Skills and Employment 

Ongoing Applications Accepted

The Social Enterprise Development and Investment Funds (SEDIF) improves access to finance and support for social enterprises to help them grow their business and increase the impact of their work in their communities.

The Federal Government selected three SEDIF fund managers to offer social enterprises finance, such as loans, and support. The SEDIF fund managers are:

Foresters Community Finance

Social Enterprise Finance Australia

Social Ventures Australia

Social enterprises can contact the SEDIF fund managers directly to discuss and make applications for their financing needs.

Amount: Undisclosed or various

Closing Date: Ongoing

Links to further information and contacts are available at: Social Enterprise Development and Investment Funds

Open Now: Connecting Up – Grants

Connecting Up Inc.

Ongoing Applications Accepted

Connecting Up provides donated technology products and services from companies such as Microsoft, Cisco, Symantec and Adobe to eligible income tax exempt (ITE) Australian Not-For-Profit organisations and charities.

Webinars, online courses and workshops, designed specifically for the needs of people working in not-for-profits, are also available. 

Links to further application information and contacts are available at: Connecting Up - Services

Currently Closed

Transurban Community Grants 2021

Transurban Limited

Closed: 31 May 2021

Transurban Community Grants offer funding of up to $10,000 for projects that provide social and environmental benefits to communities in Brisbane near Transurban’s roads.

Grants are open to a wide range of organisations and initiatives, particularly those that encourage inclusion, diversity of thought and innovation.

To be eligible for a grant your organisation must have Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) status. Projects must also benefit communities in a local council area with a Transurban road, including those in Brisbane City Council, Logan City Council and
Ipswich City Council


Further details and a complete list of eligibility and selection criteria are available at Transurban Community Funding.

For application queries please contact Transurban by email at: [email protected]


To apply please visit Transurban's Online Community Grant Application Service.

Scanlon Foundation Annual Community Grants

Scanlon Foundation

Closed: Friday 18 September 2020

The Scanlon Foundation Community Grants for 2021 will focus on projects that support the transition of migrants into employment. Projects should consider the experience of migrants and the receiving communities and aim to nurture positive outcomes. All submissions are expected to empower new arrival communities and develop cross cultural connections.

Grants are looking to actively support people into employment, working directly with individuals who are unemployed. This may include those that have lost their jobs as a result of Covid-19, business failure or new school and university graduates.

This year’s community grants will provide funding up to a maximum of $25,000 for a 12 month project. The community grants will be eligible for locations throughout Australia.

Expressions of Interest can be made by Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) eligible organisations for grants of up to $25,000 through Smartygrants

Guidelines and Applications

Please visit Scanlon Community Grants 2021 for more information on completing an Expression of Interest. 

Applicants are encouraged to view the FAQs before submitting. 

Please visit Smartygrants for applications and further instructions. 

QLD Small Business Month Grants Program

QLD Department of Employment, Small Business and Training

Closing- Applications closed March 2020. Please visit for further grant opportunities. 

The Queensland Small Business Month Grants Program provides funding to deliver events during Queensland Small Business Month (QSBM), running from Friday 1 May to Sunday 31 May 2020.

The Small Business Month Grants Program aims to support individuals and organisations to host events, activities, or programs that:

provide a platform for collective investigation of local small business community concerns and solutions specific to an area or locality

empower local small business communities to come together to learn from experts and specialists in areas relevant to their sector or region

enable local leadership in small business communities.

Funding of up to $5,000 (excluding GST) is available for Queensland - based events and activities during QSBM, May 2020.

Application Guidelines QSBM 2020

Guidelines and criteria for completing your application are available at: 

Application Forms

Applications can be made via the following link:

Sunsuper ‘Dreams for a Better World’ Better Business Grants Program

SunSuper Pty Ltd

Closed: 31 July 2020

The Sunsuper 'Dreams for a Better World' Business Grants Program aims to increase the capacity of Small Business and Social Enterprise to deliver innovative projects that address social issues in local Queensland communities. Applicants from all industries may apply for funding of $10,000 to support projects that benefit local communities. Projects that address issues from a range of areas are encouraged, such as those that increase access to employment, improve environmental sustainability, or alleviate mental illness.    

Please visit the Sunsuper ‘Dreams for a Better World'  Business Grants Program page to access grant guidelines, eligibility requirements and the Business Grants application form. 

Youth Action Project Grant Scheme

Australian Government Department of Health and Foundation for Young Australians (FYA)

Closed: 7 October 2020

The Youth Action Project Grant Scheme (YAPGS), an initiative of the Australian Government Department of Health and FYA, aims to assist young people through the hardships posed by Covid19, natural disasters and ongoing challenges with mental health, employment and transportation. The program will provide grants between $5,000 and $20,000 towards projects that support young people (15-24 years) to develop resilience and recover from this period.

The YAPGS is open to both individuals and organizations, with two kinds of projects to be supported: 

New projects that recognise and uniquely respond to the hardship young people are facing now and will face in the future, and

Existing projects that provide a valuable on-going service to young people that require additional funding to adapt or continue that work through the impact of the current environment.

The projects must support young people aged 15-24, not be commercial and should conclude by June 18 2021.

All projects supporting youth will be considered. However, those that focus on employment, mental health, transportation, the impacts of COVID-19 and the Australian Bushfires will be prioritized.


Please visit the YAPGS website and Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)  page for further information to apply.


The form should take approximately two hours to complete. The FYA recommends that questions are copied into a document to complete, as the form cannot be saved as you go. 

If a written application is not accessible to you, the FYA is happy to receive it in either video or audio format. If this is your preference, please limit your responses to a maximum of two minutes per question and submit them in MP3 format (audio) or via a private Youtube link (video) to the team via [email protected].

Ansvar Insurance

Closed: 16 November 2020

Ansvar’s Community Education Program provides a range of grants to organisations that support Australian youth through education and life skills programs. Grants of up to $50,000 are available to registered not-for-profit organisations that assist young people through delivery of projects in two categories – Empowerment and Education, and Outreach and Support:


Empowerment and Education: programs which provide opportunities to develop positive values that lead to healthy lifestyle choices and a positive contribution to our community.

Outreach and Support: programs that support youths who are at risk or are already experiencing difficulties (such as drug and/or alcohol abuse) through rehabilitation and/or skills training.

Please note, Organisations are required to be registered not-for-profits with DGR status to apply.


Before you start your online application process it's very important to review the applications general information; eligibility criteria, application assessment elements, the application questions and more here.

Complete the 2020/ 2021 Community Education Program Grants application through this online portal. Please complete all questions, any additional marketing materials that were not requested will not be assessed.

Provide a copy of your organisation’s annual accounts for the last financial year with your application.

Submit your application online by 5pm (AEST) Monday 16th November 2020


Click here to start your application through the Community Education Program online portal. 

Perpetual IMPACT Philanthropy Program

Perpetual Limited

Closed: Friday 4 December 2020 

The Perpetual IMPACT Philanthropy Application Program enables philanthropists and Not-for-Profits (NFPs) to connect, and allows NFPs to demonstrate how they improve outcomes for the communities in which they operate. They encourage high quality outcomes by identifying organisations that can maximise their impact through:

good governance

solid leadership

strong strategy

an outcomes focus.

Funding is provided for a range of projects at different developmental stages including, but not limited to, pilot and existing projects, capacity building and operational costs. 


Download the 2021 IMPACT Philanthropy Application Program Guidelines 

Download the 2021 Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs);  Download the SAMPLE 2021 Application Form;

View recommendations to help you prepare your best application possible, including the key application questions we assess on


Applications are available through Smartygrants 2021 Perpetual IMPACT Philanthropy Program.

For queries, please contact Perpetual Philanthropic Services on 1800 501 227 during business hours or email [email protected] and quote your application number.

Information, Linkages and Capacity Building Participation Program – Economic Participation Grants

Australian Government Department of Social Services

Closed: 8 December 2020

The Australian Government is inviting organisations to apply to deliver services under the Information, Linkages and Capacity Building Program’s Economic Participation (EP) grant opportunity 2020-21.

The objective of the EP grant opportunity is to improve the economic participation of people with disability, particularly in light of the impact of COVID-19.

The expected outcomes for the EP grant opportunity are:

People with disability will have improved job readiness, employment related skills and knowledge (whether industry specific or generalist).

People with disability and other stakeholders will have increased access to employer groups and employment support networks.

Increased willingness and capability of employers and organisations to employ people with disability.

More information about the Economic Participation grant opportunity, as well as requirements for applicants, can be found below in the grant opportunity documents

Grant Guidelines & Opportunity Documents

Guidelines;  Easy Read Guidelines;  Questions and Answers;  Sample Commonwealth Simple Grant Agreement

Sample Commonwealth Simple Grant Supplementary Terms


Application Form Guide ; Economic Participation Program Application Form

Rural Financial Counselling Service Program 2021 - 2024

Australian Federal Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment

Closed: 11 December 2020

The Australian Government is inviting applications through an open and competitive process to deliver services under the Rural Financial Counselling Service Program (RFCS) program in the 12 predefined service regions from 2021–22 to 2023–24. Those interested may apply for more than one service region, including across different states.

The RFCS program is an Australian Government initiative that provides free and independent financial counselling to eligible farmers, fishers, foresters and small related enterprises who are experiencing, or at risk of, financial hardship.

The vision for the 2021 to 2024 RFCS program is to empower clients to take control of their financial situation and cultivate financially capable primary producers that are profitable, self-reliant and resilient.

The objectives of the RFCS program are to:

transition clients out of financial crisis

improve clients’ business profitability or facilitate a dignified exit

improve clients’ financial well-being and resilience.

The overarching outcome of the program is that clients who engage with the service become financially self-reliant and their businesses are better prepared to deal with risks.


More information and application guidelines are available under: Grant Opportunity Documents

If you would like further assistance, please call the Community Grants Hub Hotline on 1800 020 283 (option 1), or email [email protected] . Please quote 2020-4216 – 2021 to 2024 Rural Financial Counselling Service Program when you phone and/ or email the Community Grants Hub.


Applications can be accessed at: The Rural Financial Counselling Service Program SmartForm

 The Impact Investment Ready Growth Grant

Australian Government Department of Social Services

Closed: Expressions of interest (EOI) accepted on an ongoing basis

Closed while the Australian Government attends to demands of Covid19.

The Impact Investment Ready Growth Grant provides capacity building grants of up to $140,000 to mission-driven for-profit and not-for-profit organisations, allowing them to secure investment capital to scale their social impact. The purpose of the grant is to assist mission-driven organisations in Australia to scale and increase their impact by raising capital and investment in the form of equity.


Application Guidelines and eligibility criteria can be accessed at: Impact Growth Grant Guidelines


Submit your Expressions of interest (EOI) for the Growth Grant via our online form at:

Applications are by invitation following successful screening of eligibility through an EOI.

Further Questions can be emailed  to the Growth Grant Team at: [email protected]

Ecstra Women’s Economic Security Project Grants

Ecstra Foundation

Closed: 12 February 2021

The Women’s Economic Security Project Grants support charities and social enterprises building financial well-being through innovative employment opportunities and tailored financial capability tools for women. COVID-19 has exacerbated issues of economic inequality for many women – including barriers to employment participation, the burden of unpaid and lowly paid work, high levels of financial insecurity and inadequate superannuation.

The economic recovery period will be challenging for groups including young women entering the job market, older women seeking work, Indigenous women, refugee and migrant women. The Ecstra grants will support charities and social enterprises who develop and deliver meaningful employment opportunities for women as part of their response to these challenges.

The funding aims to:

offer philanthropic support to charities and social enterprises creating meaningful employment opportunities for women who face barriers accessing mainstream paid work

support organisations to integrate financial capability and personalised support into the delivery of these initiatives

The intended grant outcomes are:

more opportunities for women to access meaningful and secure paid work through an employer, cooperative or their own enterprise – helping them achieve their career and financial goals

more women are supported to build their financial capability, confidence and decision making through access to timely, relevant and tailored resources/support

to enable charities and social enterprises to scale and share sustainable Initiatives

contribute to the evidence base of ‘what works’ in building women’s economic security and financial wellbeing in Australia.

As a guide, funding proposals should be between $50,000 – $300,000 depending on the scale of the initiative and the relative size of the applicant.


Please refer to the following prior to starting a submission: 

Women's Economic Security Project Grant Guidelines

Ecstra’s Funding Principles and Grant Guidelines (provides additional eligibility criteria)

Frequently Asked Questions


Applications must be submitted through Ecstra’s grant management system via this link, on or before midnight AEST on Friday 12 February 2021.

Please contact Ecstra at: [email protected] if you have any questions, need assistance with submitting your application online or wish to apply through another format.

James N. Kirby Foundation Small Grants

James N. Kirby Foundation

Closed: 14 February 2021

The James N. Kirby Foundation considers applications for Small Grants (Less than and up to $15,000) from organisations whose work benefits the areas of Education and Technology; the Environment; Health and Social Welfare; and the Arts. Small Grants are the most popular bracket of funding distributed by the Foundation. Please note Small Grants encapsulate funding from $3,000 to $15,000 inclusive.

The James N. Kirby Foundation seeks to support projects and organisations whose work:

is innovative in nature;

will be capacity building; and

will inspire and provide lasting social change.

The Foundation can only consider requests from organisations with current Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) endorsement.

The Foundation also takes into account whether an organisation:

uses innovative or ground breaking concepts or methodologies;

has sufficient capacity to carry out the proposed activity;

collaborates with others in their field;

will be able to sustain results into the future;

has other financial support or will leverage the James N. Kirby Foundation’s support to obtain further funding; and

is committed to providing measurable outcomes that can be shared with a broader community.


Please refer to the Application Guidelines and Eligibility criteria before submitting your application. 

The James N Kirby Foundation can only consider requests from organisations with current Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) endorsement. Our Foundation does not make grants to auspiced entities (i.e. an organisation that applies for funding through another organisation which has DGR status).


Applications for this funding category must include the following three items:

A completed on-line Small Grants application form available on this website. Please note that all fields of the application form must be completed. Applications received after 5pm ESDT on 14th February will not be accepted.

A covering letter of no more than 1 x A4 pages that must be on the letterhead of the entity endorsed as the DGR and must be signed by a Director, CEO or responsible person of the DGR. It should provide a brief description of your organisation, advise any previous grant history with the James N Kirby Foundation, and also include a list of the names and qualifications of your organisation’s Chair, Directors, CEO or Department Head.

On no more than one A4 page, a total cost and breakdown of the budget of the project and how you will be meeting those costs. In addition, please advise if you are seeking funding as a one-off cost or will it continue past the funding period, and if so, how will you secure future funding.

Community Child Care Fund Open Competitive Round 3 Grant Opportunity 

Australian Government Department of Social Services 

Closed: 22 February 2021

The Australian Government has made further funding available to assist child care service providers to address barriers to child care participation. This grand round particularly targets disadvantaged and vulnerable families and communities, such as those servicing  regional and remote locations and those providing specialised care to children with disabilities and children from non-English speaking backgrounds.

Grants are available in three categories, each intended to fund a specific type of activity. Listed in order of funding priority, these are:

• Sustainability Support: helping services operating in areas of limited supply improve the viability and sustainability of their service.

Minimum grant of $2,000 and maximum grant of $200,000

• Community Support: helping services to work with other organisations and families to identify and address community level barriers to child care participation. The engagement must ultimately result in increased child care participation.

Minimum grant of $5,000 and maximum grant of $100,000

• Capital Support: helping services with the cost of modifying, renovating, extending or building child care facilities. These capital works must result in more child care places in areas where there is unmet demand.

Minimum grant of $50,000 and maximum grant of $150,000

Key objectives of the grant-funding include:

• child care services operating in disadvantaged and vulnerable communities are able to address (or have increased capacity to address) community level barriers to child care participation

• increased number of children from vulnerable or disadvantaged families and communities accessing child care

• increased sustainability of child care services operating in disadvantaged communities experiencing viability issues, including in areas with fluctuating and/or low short-term demand

• increased availability of child care places in disadvantaged communities with high unmet demand through capital works projects.

Further information is available on the Community Grants Hub website.


Applicants must be a Child Care Subsidy approved provider of an approved child care service at the date of application lodgement. Please read the Grant Opportunity Guidelines for further details on grant eligibility and criteria to apply. 


Please visit the relevant application form link below:

Community Child Care Fund – Sustainability Support

Community Child Care Fund – Community Support

Community Child Care Fund – Capital Support

Responding to COVID-19 in the Sexual, Domestic and Family Violence Sectors Grants Program

Queensland Department of Child Safety, Youth and Women

Closed: 28 February 2021, 5pm

The Queensland Government’s Responding to COVID-19 in the Sexual, Domestic and Family Violence Sectors Program provides funding to support domestic and family violence (DFV) services to respond to the difficulties and additional complexities posed by COVID-19 and assist services to:

Adapt delivery of services, for example by making service adjustments or modifications to respond to changing client needs or social distancing requirements;

Expand service delivery, for example by increasing capacity to deliver additional services to more clients; And

Introduce new services, in accordance with demand arising from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Grants of between $50,000 to $150,000 are available to each eligible applicant. Up to $2 million in total is available.

Conditions of eligibility include that applicants must:

be a not for profit, legal entity OR

be a local government entity OR

have an auspice agreement with any of the above entities.

Additionally, applicants must:

have current Public Liability Insurance AND

have no outstanding financial accountability, service delivery or performance issues for funding provided by the Department of Child Safety, Youth and Women (the Department) AND

be established in Queensland and be currently operational in Queensland.

Initiatives must:

be completed by 31 December 2021 AND

be delivered in Queensland AND

support the purpose of this grant program. 

This grants program is also supported by funding from the Commonwealth Government.


Further information and selection criteria can be accessed at: 2020 Grant Information and Application Guidelines (PDF, 194 KB) 

All enquiries can be directed through Women's Infolink by phoning 1800 177 577 (9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday), or emailing [email protected].


If you need more help using this application form, download the Help Guide for Applicants, or review the Applicant Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's).

Building Better Regions Fund - Community Investments Stream- Round 5

Australian Government 

Closed: 5 March 2021

The Building Better Regions Fund (BBRF) supports the Australian Government’s commitment to: 

drive economic growth

build stronger regional communities into the future.

The Round Five Community Investments Stream supports new or expanded local events, strategic regional plans or leadership and capability strengthening activities that provide economic and social benefits to regional and remote areas. Infrastructure projects are not eligible under the Community Investments Stream. However, an Infrastructure Projects Stream is also available. 

For most projects grant funding will be up to either 50% or 75% of your eligible project costs. Your location will determine the percentage of grant funding you can receive. 

You may apply for a partial or full exemption to your cash contribution if you can demonstrate that you are experiencing exceptional circumstances. 

For small projects with a total grant amount of equal to or less than $20,000, grant funding will be up to 100% of eligible project costs. 

Your project will need to deliver economic and social benefits to a regional or remote community.  


Before applying, please make sure you:

read the Grant Guidelines

read the Employment Outcomes Factsheet

read the Are You Ready to Apply Factsheet

Read the Frequently Asked Questions.

An online information webinar recording is also available. 


Applications are available via the Australian Government's Secure Online Grants Portal.

For application assistance, please contact 13 28 46.

Queensland Community Foundation

Closed- Friday 12 March 2021

QCF’s organisational capacity building grants for 2021 are now open to mid-tier charitable organisations (annual revenue less than $10m). Organisations impacted by Covid-19, particularly in the areas of domestic violence and mental health, are encouraged to apply. Grants up to a maximum of $20,000 are available. 

The QCF General Fund Grants aim to assist mid-tier charities to build capacity by improving their structures, systems, people and skills to facilitate better outcomes in the community. Capacity building activities often include education and training, recruiting, maintaining or recognizing volunteers and updating information and technology support systems. This is as well as activities focused on planning and governance, which may include strategic plans, constitutional reviews and board appraisals.


QCF General Fund 2021 Grant Criteria & Guidelines

Organisations must be Queensland based, with all grant funds going towards QLD communities in the region of application.

Deductible Gift Recipient Item 1 (DGR1) status is also required. DGR 1 status can be confirmed by entering your ABN on the Australian Business Register website.


General Grant Fund 2021 Online Application

Enquiries can be directed to QCF by Phone: 07 3360 3854 and Email: [email protected] 

2020-21 Celebrating Multicultural Queensland Program

QLD Department of Children, Youth Justice and Multicultural Affairs

Closed: 15 March 2021, 10.00AM

The CMQ Program provides funding towards multicultural projects and events that engage people from culturally diverse backgrounds; including those who arrived in Australia as migrants or refugees, people seeking asylum, members of diverse cultural groups and the wider community, to contribute to building an inclusive, harmonious and united Queensland.

The CMQ program, in alignment with the Multicultural Queensland Charter, promotes:

Queensland’s multicultural identity

community participation and intercultural connections

increased understanding between diverse cultural groups and the wider community

increased community capacity to address emerging issues and foster access to services

increased engagement of general community groups in connecting and welcoming people from culturally diverse backgrounds into a wide range of community activities.

This funding round is for two project categories:

Category 1 – Economic and Social Participation Projects

For innovative projects that create pathways to participation for people from culturally diverse backgrounds, including people who arrived in Australia as migrants or refugees, and people seeking asylum, in the economic, social and cultural life of Queensland.

One-off funding of up to $40,000 is available for one-year projects to be delivered in 2021-2022.

Category 2 – Youth and Community Connection Projects

For innovative projects that can assist with breaking down the barriers facing young people from culturally diverse backgrounds that can result in feelings of disengagement or disconnection with the community, and to increase their access to, and inclusion within the community.

Projects receiving funding under this category are to ensure young people from culturally diverse backgrounds are leading in identifying the barrier/need to be addressed, and the planning, design, implementation and evaluation of the project.

One-off funding between $5,000 to $120,000 is available. Project implementation time-frame can be up to two years. Projects are to be delivered between 1 July 2021 and 30 June 2023.

Funding applications for projects to be delivered in regional areas are encouraged.


In preparation to apply, please carefully read  the 2020–21 Funding Guidelines for Multicultural Projects and FAQ Fact Sheet for information about eligibility, funding priorities and mandatory funding criteria for each category.

For assistance in writing your applications, please contact the Community Funding Access Advisor at Multicultural Australia, Amelia Salmon, at: [email protected], or on: 07 3337 5400


Apply online through SmartyGrants:

Category 1 – Economic and Social Participation Projects

Category 2 – Youth and Community Connection Projects

Please ensure you select the correct link for the relevant project category. 

Community Infrastructure Investment Partnership (CIIP) Program

Queensland Department of State Development, Infrastructure, Local Government and Planning

Closed: 16 March 2021

The Community Infrastructure Investment Partnership (CIIP) program is an initiative under the Queensland Government’s Unite and Recover: Queensland’s Economic Recovery Plan to support communities impacted by COVID-19.

The program is designed to stimulate Queensland’s economic recovery by improving community infrastructure to deliver critical social services, such as job-readiness programs.

The opportunity is open to not-for-profit organisations to expand, upgrade or rebuild existing facilities that deliver vital social services

Eligible not-for-profit organisations are now invited to apply for a share of the grants funding, with allocations of between $200,000 and $2 million available.

To be eligible, they must deliver social support services in Queensland and either own the asset or are in partnership with a local government.


Applicant Guidelines

Applicant checklist and guidance

Frequently asked questions


Please complete this Online Submission Form before submitting your application online.

Application form (PDF version or Word version)

Campbell Edwards Trust 2021 Grants

The Campbell Edwards Trust

Closed: 31 March 2021.

The Campbell Edwards Trust considers donation requests from non-profit organisations that are deductible gift recipients with a registered office in Australia. The Trust will consider new applications from eligible organisations for a maximum of $30,000 per annum and a maximum of $90,000 over three years.

The Trust’s focus areas are:

Young people in need of education and other assistance

Families undergoing conflict

Those in need of basic human necessities such as food, shelter or clothing

Indigenous Australians suffering disadvantage

Support and research services for community challenges

Religious education


Each application will be considered within Trust guidelines and on merits, however please note that at this time the Trust is not able to consider applications from individuals.

Further information about donation guidelines is available here.


Donation application forms are available to download here.

ANZ Community Foundation 2021 Grants

ANZ Community Foundation

Closed: 1 April 2021

The ANZ Community Foundation is funded by regular contributions made by ANZ staff and ANZ. The Foundation aims to support projects run by charitable organisations which offer a direct and tangible benefit to local communities. ANZ staff are also encouraged to volunteer their time and skills to support funded projects, where this would add value to the charitable organisation.

Grants of up to $30,000 are available.

Eligible activities include community projects that relate to one or more of the following priority areas:

Improving financial wellbeing

Improving environmental sustainability

Improving housing access

Other community projects that assist local communities to thrive

Please note, eligible applicants must have Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) Item 1 status.


For technical support or questions about eligibility and guidelines, please email Equity Trustees at [email protected], quoting your application number.


After submitting you will receive a confirmation email, including a PDF copy of your form. If you do not receive this email, contact Equity Trustees to confirm at: [email protected], quoting your application number.

Applicants will receive written notification of the outcome of their application between 3 to 5 months after the closing date of the ANZ Community Foundation Grant Round. 

Ian Potter Foundation 2021 Community Wellbeing Grants EOI

Ian Potter Foundation

Closed: 1 April 2021

The Ian Potter Foundation 2021 Community Wellbeing Grants program aims improve circumstances for vulnerable members of the community. This program supports organisations that seek to establish pathways for vulnerable individuals, such as creating employment pathways for people with disabilities or otherwise vulnerable individuals, assisting individuals and families at risk of or experiencing homelessness and all that goes with it.

The Foundation only considers grant applications in excess of $100,000 in this program area and these are usually considered as multi-year grants. Smaller grants may also be considered.

Applicants MUST speak with the relevant Program Manager before submitting an Expression of Interest (EOI) to be eligible to apply. 

Under the terms of the deed of The Ian Potter Foundation and Australian taxation laws, The Ian Potter Foundation can only make grants to organisations with BOTH Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) Item 1 and Tax Concession Charity (TCC) status.

All Expressions of Interest (EOIs) are reviewed and selected applicants are then invited to proceed to the second stage and submit a full application.


Funding Guidelines are available at Ian Potter Foundation Community Wellbeing Program.

Please also refer to the Funding Principles section for further information.

Applicants MUST speak with the relevant Program Manager before submitting an Expression of Interest (EOI) to be eligible to apply. Community Wellbeing Program Manager, Alberto Furlan can be contacted on 03 9611 1592.


Applications can be accessed and completed at: Ian Potter Foundation Community Wellbeing Applications

Queensland Government – Food Rescue Grants

Queensland Department of State Development, Infrastructure, Local Government and Planning

Closed: 13 April 2021, 5pm

The Food Rescue Grant Program will provide grants of up to $200,000 to food rescue organisations for infrastructure, equipment and operational costs to divert additional food from landfill and redistribute it to Queenslanders in need.

To be eligible, an applicant must:

Be a not-for-profit organisation incorporated under section 111K of the Corporations Act 2001.

Be an organisation with the primary purpose of food rescue and providing food relief to Queenslanders.

Have operations established in Queensland.

Rescue food directly from a source where the food would otherwise go to landfill (e.g. a farm, supermarket or markets).


For more information about the Program and its eligibility requirements please refer to the Program Guidelines and the Program FAQs.

For further information, please contact the Waste Avoidance and Recovery Programs team via phone (07) 3330 5164 or email at [email protected].


Applications must be submitted through the SmartyGrants Portal by 5pm 13 April 2021.

Queensland Government – 2020-21 Truth, Healing and Reconciliation Grants Program

Queensland Department of Child Safety, Youth and Women

Closed: 14 April 2021, 5pm 

Applications are invited for activities that contribute to truth, healing and reconciliation for people with lived experience of institutional child abuse across Queensland. One-off funding of up to $10,000 is available for application. 

Activities may include projects, events or initiatives that acknowledge and raise awareness of institutional child abuse and its impact. Potential activities could include:

Initiatives that educate and share the stories of people with lived experience in a safe and supportive way (e.g. truth telling, oral histories and creative art performances) such as exhibitions of art or writing, videos or podcasts.

Memorials, monuments or commemorative events that are of significance to those with lived experience.

Reunions and other events that are of importance to those with lived experience.


Please view the guidelines here before applying. For queries about the guidelines, deadlines, or questions in the form, please email: [email protected] and quote your submission number.


Applications are available through SmartyGrants.

If you need more help using this form, download the Help Guide for Applicants or check out Applicant Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's).  

Boosting Female Founders Initiative Funding Program– Round 2

Australian Federal Department of Education, Skills and Employment

Closed: 22 Apr 2021, 5:00pm

Funding for female founders of start-up businesses to scale their start-ups into domestic and global markets:

The Boosting Female Founders Initiative helps female entrepreneurs overcome the disadvantages faced in getting access to finance and support to grow their start-ups. Targeted support will be on a co-contribution basis.

What is available?

Grants between $25,000 and $480,000 for female-founded startups to expand into domestic and global markets.

Who is this for?Female-founded (majority owned and led by women) startups who wish to scale their business into domestic and global markets.

The program provides targeted support on a co-contribution basis to female founders of start-up businesses to scale into domestic and global markets. The program will also provide expert mentoring and advice to meritorious applicants.  Grants will be available on a co-contribution basis. All eligible applicants can apply for a grant between $25,000 and $400,000. If you meet additional eligibility criteria, as detailed in the Grant Opportunity Guidelines, you can apply for a grant of between $25,000 and $480,000.


Further information, eligibility details and requirements are available from the Grant Opportunity Documents & Guidelines.

For help with your application and to find out more please phone 13 28 46, or email through the online contact form.


Apply now for Boosting Female Founders Initiative – Round 2

Copyright Agency 2021 Cultural Fund Grants

Copyright Agency 

Closing: 26 April 2021

The Copyright Agency’s Cultural Fund offers grants to leading organisations for projects that deliver exceptional career development opportunities for Australian writers, journalists, editors, English and literacy teachers, visual artists and key stakeholders in writing, publishing, education, and visual arts. Grants are also available for leading organisations to build literacy skills for children and young adults and to encourage reading at all levels. Funding ranges from $5,000 to $20,000 per project, per year. In certain cases, funding for three years may also be considered.

Guidelines and Applications

Please visit Copyright Agency's Cultural Fund Grants and Fellowships  for further details on eligibility and application requirements. 

Please contact Copyright Agency if you have any questions about the grants by email: [email protected].

Brisbane City Council is offering over 130 business scholarships and mentoring placements for Brisbane residents from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds who are committed to expanding their business skills and capabilities.

The Lord Mayor’s Multicultural Business Scholarship Program provides aspiring business owners with the knowledge and skills to establish or grow a business in its early stages. It includes training courses from Certificate IV through to post-graduate university courses.

The Lord Mayor’s Multicultural Mentoring Scheme is a 12 month program with monthly workshops which assists existing business owners to grow their businesses. Mentors work in pairs and deliver monthly workshops to small groups of mentees. Mentors are also available for email and phone enquiries from their mentees throughout the year. Successful applicants also receive a one-year membership to the Chamber of Commerce and Industry Queensland.

Guidelines & Applications

More information on eligibility conditions and requirements and links to applications for the two programs are available from:

The Lord Mayor’s Multicultural Business Scholarship Program  and  The Lord Mayor’s Multicultural Mentoring Scheme

For help with further questions please email the Lord Mayor's International Relations & Multicultural unit, or phone 07 3403 8888. 

QLD COVID SAFE Active Clubs Kickstart Program

Queensland Department of Tourism, Innovation and Sport

Closed: 5 May 2021

The Queensland Government's COVID SAFE Active Clubs Kickstart program supports the sport and active recreation community to restart activities as COVID-19 restrictions ease and is part of the Sport and Recreation COVID SAFE Restart Plan.

The program provides grants of $2,000 to assist not-for-profit local and regional sport and active recreation organisations to re-establish their operations in a COVID-safe environment. Funding is available for equipment, training and operational expenses.

The objectives of COVID SAFE Active Clubs Kickstart Round 2 are to:

Ensure appropriate resources are available for Queenslanders to participate in local physical activity experiences; and

Strengthen capability of sport and active recreation clubs and organisations and their volunteers to provide quality experiences.

Projects must be completed by 30 June 2022.


Please refer to the COVID SAFE Active Clubs Kickstart Round 2 Guidelines for further details and application requirements.

Please read the Terms and Conditions before submitting an application.

This initiative is part of the Sport and Recreation COVID SAFE Restart Plan.

Find out more about support for returning to play for clubs and organisations.


To apply for funding under this program, your organisation must be registered in the Sport and Recreation Grant Registration Portal (GRP).

Applications must be submitted using the Online Application Form by 5pm on Wednesday 5 May 2021.

For assistance to complete the online application please email [email protected], or call 13 QGOV (13 74 68).

Queensland COVID-19 Tourism Adaptation Grants 

Queensland Department of Tourism, Innovation and Sport

Closed: Applications closed when all funding from the $5 million COVID-19 Tourism Adaptation Grant Program had been fully allocated. 

This funding boost aims to support regional Queensland tourism businesses that have suffered losses of income because of the international travel restrictions as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The tourism business headquarters must be located in Queensland and primarily operate outside the Greater Brisbane Area of Brisbane City Council, Redlands City Council, Logan City Council, Ipswich City Council and Moreton Bay Regional Council boundaries.

Grants from a minimum of $2,000 to a maximum of $10,000 (excluding GST) are available to tourism businesses in regional Queensland who can demonstrate they have suffered losses of income because of the international travel restrictions.

The key objectives of the COVID-19 International Tourism Adaptation Grant program are to assist tourism businesses to:

pivot their product, service and/or marketing to a domestic tourism market

meet operating costs while the business hibernates until international markets reopen.


Further information is available from the COVID-19 Tourism Adaptation Grant Program Guidelines and Frequently Asked Questions.


To apply please visit the QRIDA application portal.

Coopers Brewery Foundation Sustainable Giving Program

Coopers Brewery Foundation

Closed: 15 May 2021

The Coopers Brewery Foundation Sustainable Giving program runs in conjunction with Coopers' general giving program. Under the initiative, an eligible organisation will be selected and awarded $50,000 a year for three years, providing it with a total of $150,000. The program is designed to provide long-term certainty for the successful organisation.

Focus areas for the Sustainable Giving initiative are:

2020 – Aged Care / Medical Research / Health Care

2021 – Family and community support based on Christian values

2022 – Youth Education


If you would like to apply for funding, please read the Foundation Guidelines and contact the Foundation office.


To apply please contact the Foundation office by email: [email protected], or by phoning: 1300 664 344 to request an application form.

Feed Appeal Grants Program

Feed Appeal Australia

Closed: 16 May 2021

The Feed Appeal Grants Program supports local charities to deliver effective and targeted food relief to their local community. Funding requests must directly impact, improve, and build the capacity, capability and/or efficiency of your food relief program. Feed Appeal invests in projects that improve the lives of people experiencing hunger or food insecurity. Funding helps organisations meet the demand for and alleviate food insecurity in their local community. Grants of up to $50,000 are available.


Please read through this information pack in full prior to commencing an application.


f you have questions regarding eligibility, or require clarification please contact the Feed Appeal team on 1300 421 041 or [email protected].

Homes for Homes Grants Program 2021

Delivered by The Big Issue, in partnership with the Australian Government. 

Closed: 14 May 2021

Homes for Homes provides a way for the entire community to help solve the issue of homelessness by raising funds for social and affordable housing through donations from property sales. Thanks to support from the property industry and private donations, enough funds have been raised to offer grants to housing providers for the first time.

Homes for Homes invites housing providers who can contribute to the delivery of social and affordable housing in Queensland and the Northern Territory to apply for funding. There is $70,000 available in this grant round for social and affordable housing projects in Queensland.

Homes for Homes takes a flexible approach to the type of housing projects it will fund and invites applications for innovative projects that will best address housing issues in their area.


Homes for Homes 2021 Grant Funding Guidelines

For queries about the guidelines, deadlines, or questions in the form, please contact us on 1300 767 918, or email: [email protected] and quote your submission number.


Homes for Homes Application for Housing Projects in Queensland

eSafety Commissioner Online Safety Grants Program

Australian Federal Government eSafety Commissioner

Closed: 25 May 2021

Grant funding of between $80,000 and $1 million is available to non-government organisations (NGOs) that deliver online safety education to children, young people and their communities, or training to those who work with them. This is an open, competitive grants program for NGOs registered as a not-for-profit, charitable organisation with the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission. Funding will be available and allocated for rounds in 2020, 2021 and 2022.

Round 2 of the Online Safety Grants Program aims to: 

support innovative development, collaboration and implementation of online safety education programs

ensure children, young people and their communities can access inclusive online safety education resources

promote and increase the positive and safe use of digital technologies in at-risk communities, via improvements in service delivery 

contribute to driving diversity and inclusion online

maximise opportunities for all Australians to understand the online safety support, complaints and referral pathways they can access

create a culture where safe online behaviours among children and young people become routine 

deliver projects that use co-design and evidence-based frameworks as standard practice for delivering online safety education

embed Safety by Design principles in the development of solutions and programs, where appropriate.

Applications are sought from NGOs that can demonstrate an ability to use evidence-based research and best practice in online safety education to develop services, resources and products that provide new solutions for improving online safety.

These can be:

for use in schools and other places of learning

designed for parents and carers, communities or support workers

focused on at-risk communities

aimed at scaling up new services, resources or products.

Please carefully read the draft Commonwealth Simple Grant Agreement in conjunction with the Program Guidelines before applying. This will be the basis of the Agreement that successful grant recipients will be required to sign with the Commonwealth, as represented by the eSafety Commissioner.

Online Safety Grants Program Guidelines- Round 2

Commonwealth Simple Grant Agreement

Online Safety Grants Program- Round 2 Application

More information is contained in the grant program's Frequently Asked Questions. Further assistance is also available from the eSafety commissioner's office at: [email protected] 

Be Connected - Building Digital Skills Grants Program

The Good Things Foundation, supported by the Australian Government                          

Closed: 28 May 2021.

Building Digital Skills grants help organisations to start, continue delivering and expand Be Connected Digital Literacy Programs. Up to $15,000 in grants is available for application. 

Organisations who would like to apply for a Building Digital Skills grant must:
● Be a registered Network Partner within the Be Connected Network
● Provide an ABN number (if applying for a $5,000 grant or greater)
● Have public liability insurance
● Have acquitted previous grant/s awarded by Good Things Foundation

Use the Building Digital Skills Grants for projects will help you assist older Australians complete 2 courses, or 10 activities on the Be Connected Learning Portal. Funding can be spent on activities that support older Australians to gain basic digital skills and confidence, such as:

● New devices including computers, laptops, tablets
● Upgrading software for devices
● Internet fees
● Digital mentor expenses, including training to be a digital mentor
● Printing of learning materials for older Australian learners
● Police checks for all staff and mentors involved in delivering the Be Connected
● Marketing/promotional costs

Funding cannot be used for capital works (building or construction materials).


Please visit Be Connected Network- Building Digital Skills Grants for more information and related documents, including example case studies and Building Digital Skills Grant timetables.


Round 24 - Be Connected, Building Digital Skills Grants 2021 Applications

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Grants 2021

Queensland Department of Seniors, Disability Services and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Partnerships

Closed: 31 May 2021

The Queensland Government is committed to a new way of working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, families and communities in the spirit of reconciliation to address the causes, prevalence and impacts of domestic and family violence.

The objectives of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Grants 2021 are to:

Assist and support identified communities to co-design effective localised responses for people in their community experiencing domestic and family violence.

Provide support that builds skill sets in communities to implement localised responses to domestic and family violence.

Successful applicants will be able to demonstrate the following key principles in community planning and capacity building projects:

strengths-based approach

respectful relationships

culturally appropriate

co-design and collaboration

inclusive partnerships

community capacity building

supportive and safe

activating sustainable community responses.

The preference is for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Grants 2021 to be delivered by Indigenous owned or controlled organisations.

Eligible applicants may apply for grants up to $10,000 for community action planning and capacity building initiatives across eight locations in Queensland:

Brisbane North







Mount Isa.


Please carefully read the Grant Guidelines and related information before submitting an application. These are available through the Queensland Government website.

For queries about the grants and potential projects, please email [email protected] and quote your application number. Alternatively, you can contact your local Department of Seniors, Disability Services and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Partnerships Regional Office.


Applications can be made via the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Grants Online Application Service.

Australia Pacific QBE Foundation 2021 Grants

Australia Pacific QBE Foundation

Closed: 7 June 2021

The Australia Pacific QBE Foundation Local grants aim to provide meaningful support for community initiatives addressing specific areas of need. The Foundation is currently inviting Australian charities to apply for a grant of up to AUD $25,000 in the areas of  climate action; diversity, equality and inclusion; and financial inclusion and resilience. Applications for funding for unique, high-impact projects in one of these categories will be considered more favourably than “business as usual” activities:  

Climate action: Initiatives that help communities reduce their climate impact, prepare for the impacts of climate change or respond to climate-related disasters.

Diversity, equality and inclusion: Initiatives that advocate for greater equality and inclusion for all members of our community.

Financial inclusion and resilience: Initiatives that focus on building financial literacy and resilience.

To be eligible for a QBE Foundation local grant, the organisation:

Must be a registered ‘not-for-profit’ (or non-profit) with the Australian Charities and Not-for-Profit Commission (ACNC)

Must have Australian Tax Office endorsement of DGR 1 or 2 status

Must not be affiliated with a political party or union, or take an overtly political stance in the focus of their work

May have a religious basis, but any program or initiative supported by QBE must not incorporate religious teaching into the delivery of the program or initiative

Must be based in Australia, although initiatives working in Australia, New Zealand or the Pacific will be considered.

*Please note that requests for funding must be for one category only. Multiple applications for the same project or initiative across different categories will not be considered.


More information on requirements, assessment criteria and the application process can be accessed at: QBE Foundation Local Grants Program 2021.


Please download your QBE Foundation Grants Application Form, complete it and submit via email to [email protected] 

AMP Foundation

Closed: 9 June 2021

AMP’s Tomorrow Fund is offering grants for Australians doing inspiring things. Individuals working to make a positive impact in any field can apply. Australian citizens and permanent residents of all ages, interests and walks of life may apply for grants of between $5,000 and $100,000. Funds can be used for range of activities and expenses, including equipment, study, research, salaries, promotion and travel. Whatever it takes to make a positive impact.

These grants recognise the power of an individual to create change, so organisations cannot apply. However, individual founders of small grassroots charities, small businesses or other groups can apply but must provide evidence that they are still the driving force. So too, researchers who are working within a larger team or institution can apply for a grant, but the funds must advance the individual’s work.


Further information and requirements are available from the AMP Foundation Tomorrow Fund Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs).

For queries about the guidelines, deadlines, or questions in the form, please contact the AMP Foundation at [email protected] and quote your submission number.


Applications can be made at: AMP's Tomorrow Fund Online Grant Application Service.

Queensland Small Business Disaster Recovery Grants

QLD Department of Employment, Small Business and Training

Closed: 10 June 2021

Small Business Disaster Recovery Grants deliver funding assistance to small businesses severely impacted by the North and Far North Queensland monsoonal trough. Funding of up to $10,000 (excluding GST) may be provided to eligible businesses to access high-level expertise and advice to assist with business recovery. Funding for building, plant and equipment repairs is also available in some circumstances. 

A single grant payment will be made directly to the business and is to be used for:

business plan development


business mentoring

financial counselling

exploring options for business sustainability.

Funding may also be available for building, plant and equipment repairs for small businesses as a flood-proofing measure – specific eligibility applies.

The grants have been jointly funded by the Australian and Queensland governments under Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements (DRFA). Three categories of funding are available, with applications assessed according to the specific DRFA criteria that are met. For further information on eligibility requirements, please carefully read the the application guidelines and terms and conditions.

Guidelines and Applications

To apply, complete the following steps:

Read the eligibility criteria;

Read the Application Guidelines and Terms and Conditions;

Complete an online application form using the appropriate SmartyGrants link(s) below-

Resilience Funding

Repairs Funding

Applications must:

Outline how you intend to use grant funding to support your small business recovery;

Attach the required documentation (as outlined Table 1 of the Application Guidelines)

The Lord Mayor's Multicultural Business Scholarship Program and Mentoring Scheme

Brisbane City Council

Closing: 10 May to 12 June 2021 (specific to area of application)

The Lord Mayor's Multicultural Business Scholarship Program and Mentoring Scheme provides business training and mentoring opportunities for Brisbane residents from multicultural backgrounds. It offers two separate programs, including the Lord Mayor’s Multicultural Business Scholarship Program and the Lord Mayor’s Multicultural Mentoring Scheme.

Business Scholarship Program

This program enables residents seeking to start a business to become equipped with the knowledge and skills to start a new business, grow a business or gain expertise in a specific field. Applicants can apply for scholarship in a range of training courses from Certificate IV through to post-graduate university courses. For further information, including specific course details and closing dates, please visit the city council's official website for the grant program at: The Lord Mayor's Multicultural Business Scholarship Program and Mentoring Scheme

Business Mentoring Scheme

This program offers existing business owners the opportunity to take a series of workshops that assist in business growth and development. There are 89 business scholarships and mentoring scheme placements available to residents of Brisbane in 2020. For further information please visit the city council's official website for the grant program at: The Lord Mayor's Multicultural Business Scholarship Program and Mentoring Scheme  

Guidelines Applications

Further information, application forms and guidelines are specific to area of application and available at: The Lord Mayor's Multicultural Business Scholarship Program & Mentoring Scheme Offerings 2021

For further assistance please contact the Brisbane City Council International Relations and Multicultural Affairs Unit by phone on 07 3403 8888 or by email.

 Tailored Assistance Indigenous Employment Grants (TAEG)

Australian Government National Indigenous Australians Agency

Closed: 11 June 2021

Tailored Assistance Employment Grants (TAEG) connect Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples with real and sustainable jobs. There are three streams of funding:

Employment – support for job seekers to address barriers to recruitment and improve retention in the workplace, and support for employers to engage and retain job seekers into ongoing jobs, including    post-placement support

School-based traineeships – support for secondary students to gain work experience and prepare for post-school transition into further study or employment

Cadetships– support for university students to receive paid work-placement opportunities during the course of their study

Activities should deliver outcomes that will:

increase employment and retention rates

increase work-readiness

increase the successful transition of secondary and tertiary students into ongoing employment

lead to certified and transferrable qualifications.

Applicants must demonstrate that funding will deliver employment outcomes (jobs), and must identify the demand for the jobs in the organisation, region and/or industry.

Payments will be based on the achievement of individual milestones for job seekers. The amount paid for milestones will be negotiated with the NIAA Regional Office, detailed in the Employment Grant Schedule and weighted to the achievement of 13 and 26 weeks in employment.


Please refer to the 'How Do I Apply' section at following link for specific TAEG application guidelines, key documents and further resources for making applications: TAEG's.

For enquiries, please contact your local Regional Office on 1800 079 098 to discuss your proposal and the application process.


Applications can be made via the official TAEG's website.

If you are experiencing difficulties submitting your application, please contact the Indigenous Advancement Strategy Assessment Management Office at [email protected]

Westpac 2021 Impact Grants

Westpac Banking Corporation

Closed: 15 June 2021

Westpac are are expanding their Safer Children, Safer Communities Program and offering a range of grants to continue assisting children, young people and their families to stay safe and protected in Australia.

Impact Grants support organisations that are seeking to create safer communities for children in Australia, with a focus on helping prevent the sexual exploitation and abuse of children, including online sexual exploitation of children. Available for application are:

10 Seed Grants valued at $50,000 each for small to medium organisations establishing new projects and/ or one-off initiatives

Six Scale Grants valued at $200,000 each per year over three years for existing evidence-based, innovative programs looking to develop capacity



Targeted Education and Prevention

Response and Recovery

Apply if:

You are a registered not-for-profit in Australia

You are looking to fund a innovative, evidence-based local or national project to be delivered in Australia

Both individual and consortium applications are acceptable.

Applications and Guidelines

2021 Impact Grants – Funding Principles, Eligibility and Selection Criteria and Frequently Asked Questions (PDF 129KB)

Application form questions - Seed (PDF 68KB)Application form questions – Scale (PDF 72KB)2021 Safer Children, Safer Communities Grants

Register for Online Information Session: For more information and assistance, please register to attend one three information sessions, where you will be able to ask questions about any of the 2021 Safer Children, Safer Communities Grants.

QLD Government Back to Work Employer Support Payments

Queensland Department of Employment, Small Business and Training

Closed: 30 June 2021

Support payments of up to $20,000 are available for eligible employers who hire eligible unemployed Queenslanders throughout regional Queensland and in some areas of South East Queensland (SEQ).

The Back to Work program is designed to give businesses the confidence to employ Queenslanders who have experienced a period of unemployment. Support payments are available to eligible employers who hire a previously unemployed Queenslander who has experienced a minimum period of unemployment directly prior to commencing work with them.

This program is not a wage subsidy. The decision to employ someone is at the discretion of the employer and must be a business decision that is independent of the availability of the Back to Work support payment.

The program is offered in Central Queensland, Far North Queensland, North Queensland, North West Queensland, South West Queensland, the Wide Bay Burnett and some areas of South East Queensland (SEQ).

Employers can make an online application through QGrants after the eligible employee completes four weeks of continuous paid employment. Initial applications must be received within eight weeks of the employee completing four weeks of continuous employment.


Guidelines for Funding and Resources

Definitions & FAQs

For all general program enquiries please send an email to either Back to Work Regional, or Back to Work SEQ, or call: 13 QGOV (13 74 68).


Applications can be made via the QGrants online portal

Further information can be accessed at the Back to Work Program - Employer Support Payments

NIB Foundation 2021 Health Smart Grants EOI

NIB Foundation

Closed: Expressions of Interest close 30 June 2021

The NIB Foundation is currently inviting registered charities across Australia to apply for their Health Smart Grants for a share in $240,000. Six grants of $40,000 are available to Australian charities. The six successful charities will also be given the chance to have their funding doubled through the People’s Choice Vote – where two of the six charities will be awarded an extra $40,000 as decided by the public.

Charities who specialise in health promotion and primary prevention and have a record of engaging and empowering people to be health smart in their everyday lives are encouraged to submit an Expression of Interest. Health Smart Grants fund the delivery of projects that work to improve health literacy, and help people develop the understanding and skills they need to adopt healthy behaviours. Priority prevention areas target risk factors that are modifiable and impact broad segments of the population. Health Smart Grants will improve long term health outcomes by addressing one of more of the factors provided in the Australian Health Smart Grant Guidelines.

The Health Smart Grant is delivered through NIB Foundation's Private Ancillary Fund, which means that to be eligible your organisation must be:

Endorsed as a Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) Item 1 by the ATO, and;

Endorsed as a Tax Concession Charity (TCC) by the ATO (or be a tax exempt entity).


1. More information on application requirements and selection criteria are available at:  NIB Australian Health Smart Grant Guidelines.

2. Download, save and complete the PDF Expression of Interest Form


3. Complete the Online Submission Form by providing your details and uploading your completed EOI form.

If you have any questions while preparing your EOI, please submit them through the NIB Enquiries Form.

Now Open: Damien Greer Lawyers Community Grant Program 2021

Damien Greer Lawyers

Closed: 30 June 2021

The Damien Greer Lawyers Community Grant Program recognises and celebrates organisations that strive to make a positive impact within their community. Eligible organizations are currently invited to apply for a Community Grant of $2,500.

The Community Grant program aims to support organisations that work within their local community and encourage the following values:

Helping the community in times of need

Building community togetherness and sense of belonging

Promoting positive health and wellbeing

Supporting community services and groups

Nurturing the local environment

Damien Greer Lawyers are particularly interested in supporting organizations that are involved in child wellbeing and child protection, domestic violence support and non-government mental health services. This is as well as organizations that are non-government social service organizations and registered charities.

Your organisation is eligible to apply if you meet at least one of the below criteria:

Promote sustainable environmentally friendly practices within the community

Support health and wellbeing initiatives

Provide services in the local community

Facilitate community awareness and education programs

Support at-risk and/or in need individuals in the local community

Guidelines and Applications

All entries will be assessed through a process that considers applications against the Community Grant criteria.

For more details on applying please visit: Damien Greer Lawyers Community Grants 2021

For further queries please Phone: 07 3837 5500, or Email: [email protected]

Australian Government Safer Communities Fund Round 6: Early Intervention Grants

Australian Government Department of Home Affairs

Closed: 22 July 2021

Round Six of the Safer Communities Fund targets organisations with demonstrated experience in providing early intervention services to youth at high risk of engaging in anti-social behaviour and criminal activity. The objectives of this grant opportunity are to:

  • Contribute to the preservation of the safety of Australians through funding local crime prevention activities that address anti-social behaviour by youth at high risk
  • Help marginalised youth aged 12-24 at high risk to develop life skills. This includes projects that assist youth to learn educational and vocational skills to prevent them from becoming entrenched in the criminal justice system and those that promote inclusion and build community resilience.

Eligible activities must directly relate to the project and involve youth engagement activities aimed at crime prevention.

Grants available begin at $200,000. The grant amount will be up to 100% of eligible project costs. Funded projects must be completed by 30 April 2024.

Joint applications are acceptable, provided you have a lead applicant who is the legal entity responsible for the project and is eligible to apply. 


Before applying, please ensure you read the Grant Opportunity Guidelines, Sample Grant Agreement, Frequently Asked Questions and additional items included in the Key Documents section.

For further assistance, please contact 13 28 46, or visit Contact Us at


To apply please visit: Apply now for Safer Communities Fund – Round 6 – Early Intervention Grants

Queensland Government – Investing in Queensland Women Grants  

Queensland Department of Justice and Attorney-General

Closed: Round 2- 31 July 2021 

The Queensland Government’s Investing in Queensland Women Program provides funding for community initiatives that  help achieve the objectives of the Queensland Women’s Strategy 2016–21 and those that inspire and encourage the Queensland community to respect women, embrace gender equality and promote and protect the rights, interests and wellbeing of women and girls. Grants of up to $15,000 are available for eligible projects, with a duration of up to 6 months that:


Before starting an application, it is highly recommended that you read the following documents for more information about eligibility and selection criteria and requirements for successful applicants

As part of the application process, you will also need to complete and upload these forms:


Applications can be accessed through SmartyGrants

For queries about the guidelines or application form, please contact Women's Infolink on 1800 177 577 during business hours or email [email protected] and quote your submission number.

NAB Foundation Community Grants 2021

NAB Foundation

Closed:  30 July 2021

The NAB Foundation is currently inviting applications for Community Grants  that assist communities to prepare for natural disasters, support long-term recovery and build resilience to future disasters.

Funding grants of up to $10 000 are available towards community projects that seek to: 

  • assist in short and long-term recovery efforts
  • build community resilience against future disasters
  • help people and places prepare for natural disasters
  • strengthen the environment to be more resilient to natural disasters
  • help communities reduce their climate risk.

Two types of funding are available:

  • Community Grants of up to $10,000, from a total pool of $1 million.
  • Prizes, from a total pool of $200,000, for recipients of Community Grants where the project intends to have long-term social or environmental impact. This funding is designed to assist grantees replicate the project in other areas, scale it or measuring the impact. 


Please ensure you have read the Community Grant Application Guide for all information regarding grant eligibility and criteria.  

Further enquiries regarding applications can be directed to: [email protected]


Please visit the following link with questions about the online submission process: Application Form FAQ's.

 Bennelong Foundation Community Grants

Bennelong Foundation

Closed: Expressions of Interest Closed 30 July 2021

The Bennelong Foundation supports organisations and projects in the areas of education, training and employment and community health and well-being. The foundation targets grant funding towards the following communities:

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders,
  • People with a refugee background, newly arrived migrants and culturally and linguistically diverse communities
  • Groups experiencing socio-economic disadvantage.

For the October 2021 round, in keeping with the Bennelong Foundation's community & grass roots tradition, grants of up to $30,000 are available for innovative, prevention based projects that meet the Foundation's target criteriaThis could include projects that focus on building sustainable employment, those that promote social inclusion and cohesion, or programs that provide settlement and transition support for new Australians. Please note that programs with a main focus on disability, mental health, and healthcare (i.e. programs directly addressing mental illness and disease) are not current priority areas for the Bennelong Foundation. Expressions of interest (EOI) close 5:00pm 30 July 2021. Shortlisted applicants will then be invited to submit a formal application up to 10 September 2021.


Please consult the following documents before submitting an EOI and subsequent application:

Funding AreasKey CriteriaTips, Sample Forms & DocumentsImportant Dates

Due to the expected competitive nature of this grant round, it is strongly recommended that you contact the Foundation to discuss your proposed application ahead of submitting your EOI. Please also note that Deductible Gift Recipient Status is required for application. 


two-step process has been initiated for the Bennelong Foundation's bi-annual open granting rounds.  Step 1 is a submission of an Expression of Interest (EOI). Step 2 is an invited application for shortlisted submissions. Please email [email protected] for technical issues.

Please register to receive your online Expression of Interest (EOI) form HEREYou may also preview the application HERE.

Canon Oceania 2021 Grants

Canon Australia 

Closed: 30 July 2021 

Canon Oceania offer grants of both cash and Canon equipment: $2,500 cash and $2,500 worth of product, to support causes trying to rebuild themselves in the challenging conditions of the Covid-19 economic recovery period. The overall runner-up will receive $1,000 cash. The following grant categories are open for application:

  • 1 x Educational Grant – $2,500 product and $2,500 cash (a project being run by a primary, secondary or tertiary school/educational institution)
  • 1 x Community Grant – $2,500 product and $2,500 cash (aproject that has a positive impact on communities affected by natural disaster or the pandemic, encompassing cultural, societal, environmental and sustainability causes)
  • 1 x Small-medium Businesses Grant – $2,500 product and $2,500 cash (project that will support small businesses rebuild themselves across any sector – businesses should employ fewer than 20 people and have less than $10 million aggregated turnover at the end of the financial year)
  • 1 x Runner-up Grant – $1,000 cash

Judges will select the top three entries in each category, which will then go through to a public vote.


For application and eligibility criteria please visit: How to apply for a 2021 Canon Australia Grant

Full terms and conditions for application can also be downloaded here.


Please visit the Canon Australia Grants Program Online Submission Form to apply.  

If you’re experiencing issues with the submission form below, please download a copy of the application in Word format here and send it to [email protected]

Heritage Bank Charitable Foundation 2021 Grants

Heritage Bank Charitable Foundation

Closed: 30 July 2021 

Heritage Bank Charitable Foundation grants provide funding in two categories. For 2021 these are:

  1. Shout Workplace Giving Grants – 1 x $25,000 grant, with the focus area of positive educational and alternative pathways to help at-risk children and teenagers
  2. Growing Stronger Communities Grants – 4 x $15,000 grants, in the focus areas positive educational and alternative pathways to help at-risk children and teenagers; health care services for vulnerable Australians and their families; and support for the economic and social wellbeing of people in regional, rural and remote communities (including in times of natural disasters).


Applicants are advised to prepare applications in advance by reading the Grant Guidelines;  Application Example and Grant Application FAQ's.


To apply please complete and submit the Online Application Form before 5pm on 30 July 2021. The form can be saved and returned to it at any time before applications close. If you need assistance along the way, please phone: 13 14 22; or email: [email protected]

Toowoomba Regional Council

Closed: Round 2- 1 August 2021 

The Toowoomba Regional Council is inviting grant applications from organisations for projects that benefit local businesses and the wider community during the coronavirus pandemic recovery period. This grant program has been developed to help achieve the community’s vision for a 'dynamic and diverse economy that promotes industry development and employment opportunities'. Funding of up to $5,000 is available. 

Applications should be for project initiatives that seek to achieve one or more of the following:

  • Encourage the establishment, growth and retention of sustainable businesses that enhance the region’s reputation for innovation, creativity, diversity and sustainability.
  • Foster new partnerships and collaboration between businesses and business support groups. 
  • Create employment opportunities and increase the level of business investment in the region.
  • Eligible projects must also:
  • Provide direct assistance to businesses to recover from the impacts of the coronavirus pandemic.
  • Demonstrate demand for the proposed project from local businesses. 
  • Commence within 2 months of approval and be deliverable in a format that meets social distancing requirements of the time.


Before applying, please read the Temporary coronavirus pandemic recovery community economic development grant program guidelines to check you are eligible.

For assistance with applications, please contact the Toowoomba Regional Council Economic Development team on 131 872.


To apply please complete the Grants - Community grants application form (PDF for print). PDF applications can be lodged by:

Email to: [email protected] (Must be followed by a hard copy of cover and signature pages);

Post: Toowoomba Regional Council, Community Grants Scheme, PO Box 3021, Toowoomba Qld 4350;

Deliver to: any Toowoomba Regional Council Customer Service Centre; 

Fax to: 07 4631 9292 (Must be followed by a hard copy of cover and signature pages).

Queensland Disability Advocacy Program 2021 Grants Round

Queensland Department of Communities, Disability Services and Seniors

Closed: 2 August 2021

The Queensland Government is currently inviting Queensland based organisations to apply for funding to deliver disability advocacy services from 1 January 2022 to June 2023. Disability advocacy services provide support to people with disability to safeguard their rights, experience equality and overcome barriers that can affect their ability to access services and participate in the community.

Queensland Disability Advocacy Program (QDAP) grants are available for organisations to deliver:

  • the first-ever centralised Queensland Disability Advocacy Hub, which will have an important leadership role for advocacy state-wide, including establishing the Queensland Disability Advocacy Network and identifying and escalating systemic issues
  • specialist services providing individual advocacy support for First Nations people with disability; people with disability from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds; and children and young people with disability aged up to 18 years
  • regional individual advocacy support to people with disability across the state on an individual basis.

An industry briefing video is available to provide applicants with information about the program.

Guidelines and Applications

Queensland Disability Advocacy Program GuidelinesQuestions and answersQDAP Application form

QLD Regional Small Business COVID-19 Adaption Grant Program

Queensland Department of Employment, Small Business and Training

Closed: 6 August 2021

Applications for Round 2 COVID-19 Adaption Grants are still available in Regional areas. The funding aims to support small and micro businesses that have been highly impacted by the Coronavirus shutdown and social distancing restrictions. Eligible businesses may apply for grants between $2,000 and $10,000 to adapt and strengthen their operations during the pandemic recovery phase. Applications will be accepted until the allocation of funds for regional areas is exhausted.

To be a 'regional business', your principal place of business must be in a local government area within Queensland that is not identified as a South East Queensland (SEQ) location.

Guidelines and Applications

  1. Use the eligibility tool to find out if your business is in SEQ or a regional local government area.
  2. Read the application guidelines, terms and conditions, frequently asked questions (FAQs) and application tips.
  3. Gather your supporting documentation.
  4. Visit Apply Now to:
    • create a QRIDA business profile. (Note: this will be different to any SmartyGrants profile you may have used for round 1 or other small business grant applications.)
    • complete the online application and upload your supporting documentation.

If you have an application in the QRIDA system, you can access your application using the QRIDA portal.

Please visit: Small Business COVID-19 Adaption Grant Program for further details.

Honda Foundation 2021 Funding & Vehicle Loan Program Grants

Honda Foundation

Closed: 6 August 2021

The Honda Foundation makes financial assistance available to charities and organisations doing amazing work across a range of social and environmental issues. These include supporting the disadvantaged, disabled or those suffering from illness; relief for victims of natural disasters; and promotion of innovation and new technologies.

They also provide 12-month Loan Vehicle Program which includes registration, insurance and all servicing costs, and is capped at 20 loan vehicles at any one time.

Organisations must be endorsed by the Commissioner of Taxation as a Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) to be eligible to apply.

Guidelines and Applications

Further information and application forms can be accessed at: Honda Foundation Community Assistance

Application steps:

  1. The Honda Foundation has two different application forms, one for Monetary Funding requests, the other for Honda Hero Loan Vehicle. Please ensure you download the appropriate application form to complete.
  2. Locate your nearest authorised Honda Motor Vehicle Dealership (see under Find a Dealer on the Grants Application Page) and make an appointment to meet with the Dealer Principal.
  3. If the Dealer Principal endorses your application, the Application needs to be submitted by email to [email protected]

For queries, please contact the the Honda Foundation by email at: [email protected], or by phone  on: (03) 9285 5555

Queensland Government – Looking after Country Grant Program

Queensland Government Department of Environment and Science 

Closed:  9 August 2021

The Looking after Country Grant program provides funding of up to $75,000 to First Nations communities to conserve and manage environmental and cultural heritage on country. The program aims to build community capacity to deliver these projects, and to develop strong partnerships in caring for country.

Project activities funded through the program include (but are not limited to):

  • cultural site management
  • protected species monitoring and conservation
  • revegetation and habitat restoration
  • fire management
  • erosion control
  • inter-generational knowledge exchange on country
  • the development and implementation of country management plans.

First Nations groups are invited to apply by midnight Monday 9 August 2021.


Please carefully read the Looking after Country Grant Guidelines and Application Writing Tips before completing an application for funding.

For questions about the grant program please contact the Looking after Country Grants Officer on: (07) 3330 5553, or email: [email protected].


To apply please visit: Looking after Country Grant Program Online Application Form 

ANZ Seeds of Renewal Grants Program

ANZ in partnership with the Foundation for Rural & Regional Renewal (FRRR)

Closed: 11 August 2021

ANZ Seeds of Renewal is a small grants program designed to help build vibrant and sustainable rural communities to ensure the ongoing prosperity of regional Australia. The program demonstrates ANZ’s ongoing commitment to shape a world where people and communities thrive. Seeds of Renewal is built on two key tenets:

  • Vibrant communities are diverse and inclusive with strong social capital, where everyone can participate and build a better life; and
  • Sustainable communities innovate, expand, and create opportunities that will deliver demonstrable medium to long-term economic benefit to the community, contributing to economic sustainability.

Grants of up to $15,000 are available to community organisations for projects that will help their community thrive. Organisations with programs that promote inclusion and participation of under-represented or marginalised groups that will deliver demonstrable medium to long-term benefits are encouraged to apply. 


Before commencing an application please read the ANZ Seeds of Renewal Grants Program Guidelines carefully to make sure this is the right grant for your community.

For further assistance please contact Danielle Griffin by email at: [email protected], or phone on: 1800 170 020.


Please submit your grant application online via the FRRR Seeds of Renewal Grants Gateway Portal.

Queensland Government – Business Growth Fund Program

Queensland Department of Employment, Small Business and Training

Closed: 16 August 2021

The Business Growth Fund (BGF) targets high-growth businesses who can accelerate growth, drive Queensland’s economy and employ more Queenslanders. 

The program provides funding for small and medium-sized businesses experiencing high-growth to buy specialised equipment to unlock growth potential, increase production, expand your workforce and maximise economic returns.

Funded businesses are expected to:

  • increase confidence for growth, transitioning from small to medium-sized
  • increase productivity, turnover, profit and employment by 20%
  • improve confidence to automate, scale up, increase market share, diversify and/or exploit exporting opportunities.

Available Funding:

Applicants may be eligible for a single up-front payment up to $50,000 (excluding GST). You must also fund at least 25% of project costs to buy and implement the specialised equipment. Funding must be used to buy specialised equipment to meet business growth. The equipment must have a direct link to increasing employment and maximising economic returns.

Please direct queries about the program to Email: [email protected], or contact the Small Business Hotline: 1300 654 687.

Guidelines and Applications

  1. Read the key documents:
  2. Check your eligibility.
  3. If you are eligible, register for a mentoring session. Registrations are now open.
  4. Complete a mentoring session. You will receive an email with a link to apply for the grant via the SmartyGrants system.
  5. Complete the checklist in the application guidelines.
  6. Follow the link in the email to Complete the online application.

Skilling Queenslanders for Work Program

Queensland Government Department of Employment, Small Business and Training

Closed: 19 August 2021

Applications for the 2021–22 funding round of Skilling Queenslanders for Work initiative are now open. The program forms an essential part of the Queensland Government's ongoing plan to recover from the economic impacts of COVID-19.

Skilling Queenslanders for Work funds skills development, training and job opportunities for job-seekers, disengaged and disadvantaged Queenslanders through targeted skills and training projects. The program focuses on young people, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with disability, mature-age job-seekers, women re-entering the workforce, veterans and ex-service personnel, and people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. More than 70 per cent of participants find work, undertake further training, or return to school around 12 months after exiting a Skilling Queenslanders for Work project. 

Community-based not-for-profit organisations, local councils and school Parent and Friends and Citizens associations are advised to check eligibility requirements and application recommendations to apply.

Applications and Guidelines

Please visit the Skilling Queenslanders for Work Program page for eligibility requirements and further application information. Questions can also be directed to the QLD Department of Employment, Small Business and Training by phone: 1300 369 935, or email: [email protected]. Applicant organisations are encouraged to contact their local DESBT regional office to discuss their project proposals.

Tucker Foundation 2021 Grants

Albert & Barbara Tucker Foundation

Closed: 20 August 2021

The Tucker Foundation is focused on supporting registered charitable organisations who are actively making a positive difference in the lives of humans, animals and the natural environment. Grants up to $25,000 per year are provided. Many of their grants have been awarded to small scale grassroots groups that may otherwise struggle to attract the funding of larger more prominent organisations.

Each year, the Tucker Foundation will consider applications from organisations seeking to undertake projects that further the Foundation’s aims and objectives. Please read these guidelines and recommendations carefully before applying. Given the current environmental and humanitarian crises facing our planet, our dedication to supporting groups involved at the grassroots has never been stronger. As a result of this, we tend to prioritize projects that deal with their response in a practical and clear way. Examples of this include, purchases of vital equipment, such as vehicles for wildlife rescue, or funding for projects that qualify vulnerable women to begin paid employment.

Guidelines and Applications

2021 Tucker Foundation Grant Applications 

For queries please email: [email protected].

Queensland Community Road Safety Grants 2021

Queensland Government Department of Transport and Main Roads

Closed:  27 August 2021

The Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR) provides funding for not-for-profit community organisations to deliver road safety education and awareness initiatives through the Community Road Safety Grants scheme. The scheme consists of 3 funding streams.

Applications for funding are open for Learner Driver Mentor and Road Safety Education Programs. Applications close 5pm, 27 August 2021:

Learner Driver Mentor Program (recurrent funding)

Road Safety Education Program (recurrent funding)

Community Road Safety Education Grants (one-off funding)

Applications and Guidelines

Planning is an essential part of your application’s success. Please carefully read and understand the funding guidelines and the service agreement template before you apply. Please use the Online Grants Portal to view and apply for available funding opportunities. If you are awarded a grant, you must also manage your agreement through the Online Grants Portal.

Further queries can be directed to the Community Road Safety Grants team by telephone: 1300 186 159, or Email: [email protected]

Pride Foundation Australia Grants for Peer-led Support Groups

Pride Foundation Australia, supported by Sidney Myer Fund

Closed: Round 2- 27 August 2021

This round of Pride Foundation Australia (PFA) and Sidney Myer Fund Grants focus on supporting LGBTQIA+ refugees and people seeking asylum. They encourage projects that are collaborations between refugee and asylum seeker agencies or groups and LGBTQIA+ agencies or groups. Where an LGBTIQ+ refugee-led group is partnering with another organisation they encourage equal partnerships and co-design. One of the organisations/groups must have DGR status.

Projects should aim to assist LGBTQIA+ people who are refugees or seeking asylum in any of the following areas:

  • Improving access to stable housing,
  • Enhancing education and/or workforce participation
  • Enhancing support for community connection and improving settlement outcomes
  • Improving health and/or health literacy
  • Supporting links to LGBTIQ services and supports
  • Enhancing cultural engagement and development
  • Improving LGBTQIA+ inclusive practice in services.

Projects may have a duration of up to two years and include any of the following:

  • Community development, or
  • Education initiatives, or
  • Applied, community-led research with tangible outcomes in the field, or
  • Events including arts and cultural or conferences.


For more information on conditions of application and criteria please visit PFA and Sidney Myer Fund Peer-led Support Grants Round 2, 2021.

For additional grants assistance please contact Rhonda Brown by phone on: 0419 309 540, or email at: [email protected].


To apply please submit an Expression of Interest Form by email to PFA by 5pm, Friday 27 August 2021.

Those short listed will be advised by 10 September and will be invited to submit a full application by Sunday 10 October 2021.

Dog & Bone Impact Grants for Technology Projects

Dog and Bone Ltd 

Closing: 14 September 2021

Dog & Bone's Impact Grants seek to support not-for-profits by providing them with the strategic and technical assistance they need to serve their community more efficiently and effectively. Through this grants program, not-for-profits will be able to choose from a range of services and projects to help them with their technology.

The support ranges from assistance with the NFP’s technology strategy and navigating the challenges and opportunities of a hybrid workplace to technology procurement. This could include:

  • Help developing an IT Roadmap plan.
  • IT Health check and assessment.
  • Benchmark analysis of IT service provider.
  • Building an Intranet and migrating documents.
  • Help moving to the cloud.
  • Help finding a new phone system.
  • Establish and attend steering committee for 12 months.
  • Help finding and selecting IT support or management.
  • Help assessing mobile strategy.

In-kind grants for pro bono services worth between $5,000 and $20,000 are available for application, depending on the applicant’s requirements and eligibility.

Please note, this program is for not-for-profits with 50 staff or less.

Guidelines and Applications

For more details on applying, including conditions of eligibility and evaluation criteria please visit: Impact Grants for Technology Projects Program 2021.

For additional queries, please complete your details at the Get in touch link, or phone 03 9403 5700.


Acknowledgement of country
We acknowledge the traditional custodians of all the lands on which we meet, work and live and recognise that this land has always been and always will be Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander land.


Multicultural Australia respects and values Australia’s First Nation peoples’ enormous resilience, courage, determination and often unrecognized contributions to this country’s social and economic development. We walk together in solidarity in the shared pain of the past and with shared hope for the future.