Equipment and Facilities Grants

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Queensland Department of Justice and Attorney-General

The Gambling Community Benefit Fund (GCBF) currently has four funding rounds per year: The next round, round 115, is currently open and will close midnight, 31 October 2022.

  • Rounds are also run in February, May and August of each year – 2023 rounds to be advised.
  • Amounts of $500 to $35,000 are available to eligible community groups and organisations for the May, August and October rounds, with the February round up to a limit of $100,000.

The Gambling Community Benefit Fund (GCBF) allocates grants to not-for-profit community groups and organisations to enhance their capacity to provide services, leisure activities and opportunities for Queensland communities.

Applications are prioritized in the following order, where 1 has the highest priority:

  1. Items/facilities directly affected, damaged or destroyed by a declared natural disaster in the last 2 years
  2. Equipment or facility improvements
  3. Buses, cars, caravans, boats, tractors, trailers, large mowers, motorbikes and similar items
  4. Community events, training, workshops, festivals, publications and website development
  5. Organisations that have received more than $15,000 from the GCBF over the past 2 years

Please carefully read the GCBF Funding Guidelines for details on eligibility, assessment criteria, and further advice on making applications. This will help you submit a valid application and understand the chances of a positive outcome.

Further information is available from the Gambling Community Benefit Fund website and staff at the GCBF office by email at:, or phone on: 1800 633 619.

Applications can be made through the GCBF online grants portal.

When announced, dates for further opening rounds can be checked at: GCBF Programs Link.

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

YoungCare Ltd
Closed: Round 2 - 18 August 2021

Youngcare’s At Home Care Grants (AHCG) provide funding for equipment, home modifications and essential support/respite that is unable to be funded through other means (eg. NDIS). This funding aims to improve the quality of life for people with high physical care needs and assist them to remain living in their own home with loved ones.

The grants offer one-off funding of up to $10,000 to help those aged 16-65 with high physical care needs who are both living at home and at risk of entering inappropriate housing. Examples of grants that have been approved include applications for additional respite care, essential medical equipment, companion beds and air conditioning.

Top tip: If you are unsure about whether you can apply or not, please contact the Youngcare Connect team.

AHCG Guidelines & Information Booklet

For queries about the guidelines, deadlines, or questions in the form, please contact Youngcare on 1800 844 727 during business hours, or email and quote your submission number.

Youngcare’s online grant application service uses the SmartyGrants platform. Please refer to the Help Guide for Applicants or Applicant Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s) for further information on completing the application form.

Please note, applications for Round 1 closed 17 March 2021.

Federal Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources
Closed: 18 May 2020, 5:00 pm

The Community Energy Efficiency and Solar Grants form part of the Federal Energy Efficient Communities Program.

The grants are provided to support community organisations across Australia to:

  • reduce greenhouse gas emissions
  • improve energy efficient practices
  • increase the uptake of energy efficient technologies

Across Australia, a maximum of 2 projects will be funded per electorate.

  • The maximum grant amount is $12,500
  • The maximum project period is 12 months

Grants may be used for one or more of the following:

  • design, supply and installation of new solar photovoltaic generator systems
  • purchase and installation of new battery systems and battery storage systems
  • purchase and installation of new solar hot water heaters or air source hot water heat pumps, to replace existing equipment
  • purchase and installation of Light Emitting Diode (LED) lighting equipment or energy efficient lighting controls to replace existing equipment
  • design, supply and installation of high efficiency split system air conditioning units to replace existing equipment energy audits
  • energy audits

Please carefully read the Grant Guidelines and Sample Grant Agreement for details on eligibility, assessment criteria, and further advice on making applications.

Additional assistance is available from the department by phone on 13 28 46 and email and web chat by visiting Contact

Applications can be made through the following link:

Brisbane City Council
Closed: 11 June 2021

Brisbane City Council’s Lord Mayor’s Community Fund (previously known as the Lord Mayor’s Suburban Initiative Fund) supports community programs that build stronger communities in Brisbane.

Applications for the 2020-21 financial year are now open. Applications will close at midnight on Friday 11 June 2021, or when each ward had spent their allocated budget (whichever occurs first).

Projects must contribute to the Brisbane Vision by helping achieve our aspirations to be a:

  • friendly and safe
  • active and healthy
  • clean and green, or
  • vibrant and creative city.

Each Council ward is allocated $34,000 for community projects undertaken within that ward. The Lord Mayor allocates $34,000 for community projects that involve multiple wards.

Community organisations can apply for funding for local projects. Councillors can also apply to support community events, activities or capital projects.

The minimum grant is $250 (goods and services tax -GST- exclusive) and the maximum is $10,000 (GST exclusive) per organisation.

To complete the online application, determine which Council ward your project will take place in. Visit Lord Mayor’s Community Fund> Council wards open for funding and select the appropriate area from the list of Council wards. All wards are currently open for application.

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

For further information, please phone the Council on 07 3403 8888 to speak with the Grants Unit.


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