Australian Government Department of Health
Closing: 28 January 2022
The National Suicide Prevention Leadership & Support Program grants will provide funding for activities aimed at reducing suicide deaths and suicidal behaviour across the Australian population. This is particularly amongst at risk populations and communities, such as marginalised youth and cultural groups and those living in rural and remote areas. Applications may be submitted under one or more of seven activities.
To be eligible you must:
- have an Australian Business Number (ABN);
- be registered for the purposes of GST;
- be a permanent resident of Australia;
- have an account with an Australian financial institution; and
- be located in Australia.
And you must be one of the following entity types:
- a company incorporated in Australia;
- a company incorporated by guarantee;
- an incorporated association;
- a partnership;
- an Australian local government body;
- an Australian state or territory government body; or
- an Indigenous Corporation registered under the Corporations (Aboriginal and /or Torres Strait Islander) Act 2006.
You can be one of the following:
- a joint (consortium) application with a lead organisation;
- a registered charity or not-for-profit organisation;
- a publicly funded research organisation as defined in the Glossary; or
- an incorporated trustee on behalf of a trust (where you apply as a trustee on behalf of a trust, please apply using the trustee name, not the name of the trust).
Further information and recommendations for application are available at Grant Connect.gov.au- GO5248. Please submit your application by 2pm, 28 January 2022 using the online application form (available via the red ''Go Documents" tab on the left hand side of the GrantConnect webpage. Once you have submitted your online application, you will receive an automatic email with your Submission Reference ID. Retain this number if you wish to query your application with the Department.
For further assistance please contact the Health Grants Team on (Ph:) 02 6289 5600, or (Email:) [email protected].
Sisters of Charity Foundation
Closing: 5 February 2022
The Sisters of Charity Foundation work to help fight poverty, loneliness, suffering and oppression in our communities. They deliver practical, real world support to smaller “grass-roots” organisations that cannot find help from more traditional sources of funding. Eligible community organisations unable to qualify for assistance through other existing channels are invited to apply for grants of up to $15,000. Once accepted as an eligible applicant, they work closely with organisations to understand exactly what is needed, so they can ensure you receive the best quality outcomes.
- The organisation’s mission and operations, and the proposed program, are consistent with the application guidelines of the Sisters of Charity Foundation, and must make a huge difference to those in need.
- The applicant is able to demonstrate the knowledge and the expertise necessary to implement the program as well as the skills necessary for the sustainable management of the program and the responsible stewardship of resources.
- The applicant organisation has the support of its Board, or in the case of an individual, the proposer’s supporting authority.
- The organisation is not-for-profit and has Income Tax Exempt Charity (ITEC) status and Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) Item 1 status.
- The organisation’s annual income is less than $1 million.
The Sisters of Charity Foundation favours programs that:
- provide compassion, hope and practical assistance
- are not associated with well established organisations with significant reserves and/or are not capable of raising their own funds
- are not eligible for funding from government or other sources.
More information and guidelines for application are available from: How to Apply for a Sisters of Charity Foundation Community Grant.
Expressions of Interest close Saturday, 5 February 2022, 11:59pm. Selected EOIs will be invited to submit a full application.
For further assistance please contact the Sisters of Charity Foundation by phone on: +61 2 9367 1211, or email: [email protected]
Queensland Department of Employment, Small Business and Training
Closing: 11 February 2022
The Queensland Social Enterprise Sector Development Grants Program will provide grants of between $10,000 and $200,000 for projects that support the development and growth of the social enterprise ecosystem in Queensland.
Eligible applicants are sector intermediary organisations or significant ecosystem developers with experience in building the skills, capability and capacity of social enterprises. Such intermediaries may include:
- incubator and accelerator program providers
- social entrepreneurs
- social enterprise networks
- research providers
- academic institutions.
Individual social enterprises may be eligible to apply, but only where their primary role is to provide incubator or accelerator programs, or are active in the ecosystem development.
Organisations must complete and submit the online application form and supporting documentation by the closing date of 5pm, Friday 11 February 2022 to be considered for a grant.
The following program documents are available to assist with your online application. Please ensure you read the guidelines before you complete your application:
- Sector Development Grants funding guidelines (PDF, 193KB)
- Sector Development Grants frequently asked questions (FAQs) (PDF, 192KB)
- Project Budget template (XLSX, 40KB) - Used to show itemised costs for total grant funds that are applied for.
For further assistance please email: [email protected].
Please use the Online Application Form provided to apply. Please attach all supporting documents and submit with your Social Enterprise Sector Development Grants Online Application Form.
Please note that you must complete and submit the Online Application Form and supporting documents by closing date of 5pm, Friday 11 February 2022 to be considered for a Social Enterprise Sector Development Grant.
James N. Kirby Foundation
Closing: 14 February 2022
The James N. Kirby Foundation considers grant requests under the following four categories, seeking to support organisations and programs whose work benefits: Education and Technology; The Environment; Health; and Social Welfare, and The Arts. The Foundation seeks to support projects and organisations whose work:
- is innovative in nature;
- will be capacity building;
- will inspire and provide lasting social change.
Funding grants of $3,000 to $15,000 are available.
Please note, that the Foundation can only consider requests from organisations with current Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) endorsement.
Queensland Community Foundation
Closing: 17 February 2022
Queensland Community Foundation (QCF) is the only inclusive state-wide community foundation seeking to meet the social needs of Queensland into the future. To achieve this QCF supports over two hundred charitable organisations each year through its distribution of income and grant-making.
Charitable organisations in one of Queensland Community Foundation's QCF four regional areas are invited to submit an application for a small grant. You can find further details for each of these regions at the following links: Gold Coast; Sunshine Coast; Toowoomba region and North Queensland.
More information and recommendations to apply are available at: QCF Regional Grants 2022
For enquiries and further assistance please contact QCF by Phone: 07 3360 3854, or Email: [email protected].
Queensland Community Foundation
Closing: 26 February 2022
The Queensland Community Foundation's (QCF) Organisational Capacity Building Grants assist charities to develop their structures, systems, people, and skills to deliver improved outcomes for our community. Typically, capacity building focuses on education and training, recruiting, maintaining, or recognising volunteers, information technology support systems, staff training, planning and governance (which may include strategic plans, constitution reviews or board appraisals).
The General Fund 2022 grant round will concentrate organisational capacity building of mid-tier organisations (annual revenue less than $10m) building community resilience. Organisations must be Queensland based, with all grant funds going to help Queenslanders in the region of application.
Please note, Deductible Gift Recipient Item 1 (DGR1) status is required for application. DGR 1 status can be confirmed by entering your ABN on the Australian Business Register website.
Enquiries can be directed to QCF by Phone: 07 3360 3854 and Email: [email protected]
Closing: Community Support Category applications will remain open until all available funding is expended.
Community Facility Category applications will have two round closing dates on 1 November 2021 and 21 February 2022.
The Lord Mayor’s Better Suburbs Grants program supports not-for-profit community organisations to deliver projects and activities across the city and to maintain, improve and develop community facilities. The program consists of two categories:
Community Support Category
The Community Support Category provides funding to support projects that respond to local community needs, improve community facilities and build organisational capacity. Applications are open year-round to maximise flexibility and responsiveness. Applications will remain open until all funds are expended.
Community Facility Category
The Community Facility Category provides funding to improve, develop and maintain community facilities, with preference provided to Council community-leased facilities. Funding is available for the planning, design and construction phases of projects. Applications are open year-round and will be assessed on 1 November 2021 and 21 February 2022.
For the Community Support Category you can apply for grant funding up to $10,000.
For the Community Facility Category you can apply for grant funding ranging from $10,000 to $200,000.
For more information about the Lord Mayor’s Better Suburbs Grants including how to apply, please read the program guidelines:
Please note that applicants must:
- Be an incorporated not-for-profit organisation, or be auspiced by a not-for-profit organisation;
- Community Facility Category applicants will also need to own the land or community facility, or have the authority to undertake the proposed works on a Council community leased facility.
For assistance with additional queries, please contact the Council Grants Administration Unit by phone on: 07 3403 8888, or email: [email protected]
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 -
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 business.qld.gov.au 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.
Guidelines and criteria for completing your application are available at: https://www.publications.qld.gov.au/dataset/queensland-small-business-month-grant-2020
Applications can be made via the following link: https://dtesb.smartygrants.com.au/smallbusinessmonth2020
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.
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.
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].
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.
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:
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.
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.
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
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
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: https://impactinvestmentready.typeform.com/to/VZLkru
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]
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:
Ecstra’s Funding Principles and Grant Guidelines (provides additional eligibility criteria)
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
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.
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.
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:
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.
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
All enquiries can be directed through Women's Infolink by phoning 1800 177 577 (9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday), or emailing [email protected].
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.
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.
Enquiries can be directed to QCF by Phone: 07 3360 3854 and Email: [email protected]
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:
Please ensure you select the correct link for the relevant project category.
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.
Please complete this Online Submission Form before submitting your application online.
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
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
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
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 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 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 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.
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.
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.