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Queensland Department of Justice and Attorney-General

Closing: Round 110 - midnight, 30 June 2021

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.

Amounts of $500 to $35,000 are available to eligible community groups and organisations. 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: [email protected], or phone on: 1800 633 619.


Applications can be made through the GCBF online grants portal.

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

Australian Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications

Closing: 21 June 2021

The objective of the Australian Government’s ILA Program is to support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples to express, preserve and maintain their cultures through Indigenous languages and arts activities. Grant funding allocated through the ILA Program supports three key outcomes:

  • The empowerment of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples to preserve and teach their culture through languages and arts
  • A strong sense of cultural identity and wellbeing in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, which contributes to sustainable and strong communities
  • Celebration and increased recognition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander languages and arts in the wider Australian community


Please carefully read the Indigenous Languages and Arts Grants Program Guidelines before commencing an application.

For queries about the guidelines, deadlines, or questions in the application form, please Phone: 1800 006 992 during business hours, or Email: [email protected]  and quote your application number.


Applications must be lodged online through SmartyGrants - Indigenous Languages and Arts Program Applications.

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. Extensions are granted for exceptional circumstances only, on a case by case.


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: Budget Direct Community Sponsorships 2020-2021

Budget Direct 

Closing: 30 June 2021

Eligible organisations aiming to make a difference in their local community that need financial assistance may apply for a Budget Direct sponsorship of $1,000, $2,500, or $5,000. This one-off cash donation can be spent to support your organisations efforts to make improvements and alleviate disadvantage in the community. Budget Direct support applicants who:

  • provide local or state-wide community services
  • run community awareness and education programs
  • promote health and wellbeing (e.g. sports clubs)
  • advocate for road safety
  • provide emergency services
  • support in need or at-risk Australians
  • help build strong, vibrant communities

Round closing dates for the remainder of 2020-21 are: 30 September 2020; 31 December 2020; 31 March 2021; 30 June 2021. Please visit Budget Direct Community Sponsorships for further application details.

Now Open: Damien Greer Lawyers Community Grant Program 2021

Damien Greer Lawyers

Closing: 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]

Now Open: Cairns Community Events, Activities and Projects Grants

Cairns Regional Council

Closing: Round 4- 30 June 2021

This Grant assists community groups and not-for-profit organisations with delivery of events, activities and projects that enhance the lives of local communities, celebrate important community occasions and provide opportunities to develop social cohesion and connection in the Cairns region. Funding and the provision of Council venues and resources up to $15,000 is available. 

*Please Note: Applicants must contact Council’s Community Grants and Programs team prior to submission. Contact [email protected] or phone 07 4044 3690.

  • Round 2 closes 31 December 2020 (for events, activities and projects held 1 March 2021 to 31 March 2022).
  • Round 3 closes 31 March 2021 (for events, activities and projects held 1 June 2021 to 30 June 2022).
  • Round 4 closes 30 June 2021 (for events, activities and projects held 1 September 2021 to 30 September 2022)

Guidelines & Applications

For further information please visit: Cairns Regional Council’s Community Grants website. 

Now Open: City of Ipswich Community Operational Support Funding Program

Ipswich City Council

Closing: 30 June 2021

The Ipswich City Council Community Operational Support Funding Program has been extended to continue financial support for Ipswich-based community and sporting organisations throughout the COVID-19 pandemic recovery phase. Eligible organisations may apply for up to $2,000 funding towards operational costs, or to spend with another Ipswich business for professional services, inventory, marketing or membership.


Further information and instructions are available at COVID-19 Recovery Support Funding Guidelines.

For queries about the guidelines, deadlines, or questions in the form, please contact us on 3810 6648 during business hours or email [email protected] and quote your submission number.


Applications can be made online via the SmartyGrants platform.

Now Open: IMB Bank Community Foundation (ICF) Grants 2021

IMB Bank Community Foundation

Closing: 30 June 2021

In 2021, the IMB Bank Community Foundation (ICF) is looking for projects that: help communities recover from hardship; provide comfort and care for the vulnerable; teach skills and therapies to those who need; and keep communities safe. Applications for funding will be assessed against their ability to help deliver on these key objectives:

  • To encourage and assist economic, social and environmental diversification within the communities in which IMB operates (projects must have strong links to the areas in which IMB members live and work);
  • To advance shared prosperity and sustainability in the region by supporting social, cultural, environmental, heritage, educational, tourism and economic initiatives within communities, which will ultimately provide economic and social benefits;
  • To promote the mutual and self-help philosophies of IMB;
  • To identify and support activities that encourage self-sufficiency through transfer of skills and knowledge, and that may develop new physical resources;
  • To encourage and support volunteer inputs throughout the communities;
  • To strengthen IMB’s community and business networks;
  • Ultimately, to build and strengthen “community assets”.

The Foundation will seek to support projects that can demonstrate collaboration with other groups within the community.

In addition, preference will be given to projects that demonstrate a high degree of self-help, either in the form of the applicant’s own efforts and work already undertaken, or in the form of actual physical or financial resources already committed to the project.

For further details please visit: IMB Bank Community Foundation (ICF) Grants Program


Please review the IMB Bank Community Foundation Objectives and Criteria before commencing an application. You may also find it helpful to download the Sample Application Form to use as a guide.

For queries about the grants and application process please email: [email protected]


Please visit the IMB Bank Community Foundation Funding Application Form to apply.

Now OpenAustralia Post 2021 Community Grants Program

Australia Post

Closing: 4 July 2021

The 2021 Australia Post Community Grants Program provides funding of up to $10,000 to eligible community-led, local projects that connect individuals and communities to improve mental health and wellbeing. Some projects that are unsuccessful for a grant of up to $10,000 may be considered for a smaller grant of $2,000. Applicants will be asked during the application process if they would like to be considered for these smaller amounts.

Innovative projects that meet the following criteria will be prioritised:

  • Projects with a primary purpose of improving mental health and wellbeing outcomes of a community.
  • Projects that enable people to make meaningful connections in their local community.
  • Projects that are locally‑led and locally‑delivered that benefit individuals and the wider community. 

Please note that eligibility conditions require applicants to:

1. Be an incorporated not-for-profit organisation-

  • Organisations are not required to have deductible gift recipient (DGR) status to apply, but must hold incorporated not‑for‑profit status.
  • Collaborations and partnerships among different types of organisations are encouraged (with the incorporated not-for-profit organisation as the lead partner, however auspice arrangements are not accepted).

2. Have an ABN (reflecting the organisation’s incorporated not‑for‑profit status)

3. Have an Australian bank account (corresponding to the ABN)

4. Be located in and provide services within Australia


Please read the Grant Guidelines and FAQs to make sure your organisation and project are eligible before applying.  

For queries please contact Australia Post Community Hotline on 1300 765 772 between 9am and 5pm AEST, or email [email protected] and quote your application number. 


To apply please visit: AusPost Community Grants Applications

Now Open: NAB Foundation Community Grants 2021

NAB Foundation

Closing:  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.

Applications are open to charities, social enterprises and organisations with a charitable purpose to support local programs or initiatives. Some examples include:

  • education
  • training
  • emergency systems
  • preparedness plans
  • mental health support
  • infrastructure
  • equipment
  • business resilience
  • household resilience
  • urban greening
  • reducing 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.

Now Open: RACQ Foundation Community Grant Program

RACQ Foundation

Closing: Round 2- 2 August 2021

The RACQ Foundation Community Grant Program gives community groups, charities and sporting clubs the opportunity to rebuild after cyclones, severe storms, bushfires and drought.

If you are a community organisation in Queensland impacted by natural disasters or drought you can apply online for community grants to assist with recovery efforts and prevent vulnerable Queenslanders from being left behind. As a general guide, the RACQ Foundation will consider funding up to $20,000.

Guidelines and Applications

  1. Follow the 'Apply now' link to the online guidelines and application form.
  2. Select which type of funding you are applying for from the drop down menu. Answer the questions, provide as much detail and supporting documents as you can.
  3. You can save the form at any stage if you need to and return at a later date.
  4. Once questions are complete, click the ‘submit’ button and you will receive an email notifying you that your application has been received.

For more information, please contact the RACQ Foundation at: [email protected]                           

2021 Application closing dates:

Round 1 - 8 March 2021 at 5pm

Round 2 - 2 August 2021 at 5pm

Round 3 - 22 October 2021 at 5pm

Toowoomba Region Community Support Grants 2021

Toowoomba Regional Council

Closing: Round 2- 1 August 2021 

The Toowoomba Community Support Grants for 2021 are now open. Community organisations that provide services within the Toowoomba Regional Council area may apply for funding towards local projects that:

  • demonstrate collaboration and partnerships between community organisations
  • encourage and assist community interaction and inclusiveness
  • foster indigenous, multicultural and inter-generational understanding and equity
  • support innovation, forward thinking and learning opportunities
  • upgrade facilities to meet standards, regulations and community expectations
  • meet changing community needs and/or increase facility usage

Grants of up to $2,500 are available to eligible applicants. 


Please read the 2.11 Community Support Grant Program Guidelines  to check that your organization is eligible before completing an application.

Applicants are strongly encouraged to discuss their proposal with a Community Development Officer prior to submitting. This will ensure that all application requirements are in place and provide the best opportunity to be considered for support. The office can be contacted by phone on: 131 872 and email at: [email protected] .


Please complete the Community Grants Application Form  and lodge by the following methods:

  • Email: [email protected] with the subject line 'Attention: Darryl Bates and/or Fiona Mann'.
  • Mail: Toowoomba Regional Council, Community Development Branch, PO Box 3021, Toowoomba Qld 4350. 
  • In person: Toowoomba Customer Service Centre, 4 Little Street, Toowoomba.

Toowoomba Region Pandemic Recovery Community Economic Development Grant Program

Toowoomba Regional Council

Closing: 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).

Sisters of Charity Foundation 2021 Community Grants

Sisters of Charity Foundation

Closing: Round 2- 30 September 2021

The Sisters of Charity Foundation provides charity grants to smaller grassroots organisations that deliver practical, real world support that are unable to access assistance from more traditional sources. The Foundation works closely with organisations to alleviate situations of disadvantage, poverty, loneliness, suffering and oppression in communities. Grants of up to $15,000 are available for application. 

Eligibility criteria:

  • 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
  • fall between the cracks of other funding sources
  • 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

Guidelines & Applications

If you are unsure about whether your program meets the criteria, or if you are having problems completing the application, please contact: Foundation Manager Judy Christie, Sisters of Charity Foundation on Email: [email protected], or Phone: 02 9367 1211.

*Round 1 Applications Closed 31 March 2021.

2021 Youngcare’s At Home Care Grants Program 

YoungCare Ltd

Closing: Round 1- 17 March 2021; 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 [email protected] 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. 

Australian Government – Powering Communities Program

Australian Government Department of Business, Industry Science Energy and Resources

Closing:  Apply from 1 July 2021 to 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.


Grant Opportunity Guidelines


Frequently asked questions

Sample Application Form

Sample Grant Agreement Approval Letter


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

Now Open: Strengthening Rural Communities Program

Foundation for Rural & Regional Renewal (FRRR)

Closing: Round 10- 24 August 2021

The Strengthening Rural Communities (SRC) program aims to give the thousands of small rural, regional and remote communities across Australia an opportunity to access funding to support broad community needs. 

Grants are available for a broad range of grassroots, community-led initiatives that directly and clearly benefit local communities. Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis and assessed quarterly. Two categories of funding are available:

Small & Vital Stream
-Requests up to $10,000-
Bushfire Recovery Stream
-Requests up to $25,000-
  • Communities with fewer than 15,000 people;
  • Communities outside major cities are eligible;
  • Projects initiated and delivered by local community  groups and not-for-profits;
  • Organisations that do not have DGR status.


  • Projects that support the recovery of rural, regional or remote communities affected by  2019-2020 bushfires;
  • Projects initiated and delivered by local community groups;
  • Organisations that do not have DGR status. 

Note: All funding in the Bushfire Recovery stream is targeted to the declared LGAs listed in this document.


Please download and read the Grant Guidelines before commencing an application.

State-based Grants Officers can be contacted for SRC program queries on Ph: 1800 170 020, or Email: [email protected] - For Queensland, please ask for / Attention to Kate Nolan.


Please Submit your grant application via the Grants Gateway.

Please read the instructions on how to use the Grants Gateway How-to Guide and have your questions answered with our Grants Gateway FAQs.

Now Open: Tackling Tough Times Together Grant Program

Foundation for Rural & Regional Renewal (FRRR)

Closing: Ongoing Applications Accepted - Cut-off date for next assessment period: Tuesday, 24 August 2021.

The Tackling Tough Times Together (TTTT) grant program helps communities access the resources they need to support one another through the ongoing effects of the drought.

This program is designed to provide flexible funding to support community-based activities that both help to relieve current stressors and symptoms, and most importantly, build capacity and resilience for the future. Funds could also support activities that engage your local community in being proactive, exploring options and creating something that will stand the test of tough times. 

Grants are available for a broad range of grassroots, community-led initiatives that directly and clearly benefit local communities. Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis and assessed quarterly.

Three tiers of grants are available:

  • Up to $20,000 – projects to be finalised within 18 months of approval;
  • Up to $60,000 – projects to be finalised within 18 months of approval;
  • Up to $150,000 – the $150,000 tier involves a two-stage process, with a full application due by 5pm AEDT, Tuesday 15 December 2020. Additional information requested is then submitted by the round closing date. Applicants must speak with the TTTT team to discuss their project before applying.

Round 20: Applications close Thursday 25 February 2021. Stage 1 applications for the $150K tier must be received by 5pm AEDT, Tuesday 15 December 2020.

Round 21: Applications close Monday 24 May 2021. Stage 1 applications for the $150K tier must be received by 5pm AEDT, Tuesday 13 April 2021.

Round 22: Applications close Tuesday 24 August 2021. Stage 1 applications for the $150K tier must be received by 5pm AEST, Thursday 12 August 2021.


The FRRR welcome the opportunity to discuss project concepts, so please get in touch to discuss your plans once you've read the program guidelines and associated documents. Please contact the TTTT team on 1800 170 020, or by email.


All applications for the Tackling Tough Times Together program will be submitted via FRRR's Grants Gateway online portal. Please download and save the How-To Guide and the Grants Gateway FAQs, and read them thoroughly to help get you started and refer to while applying. If you have any problems please call 1800 170 020, or email [email protected].

Now Open: Brisbane Broncos Community Charities Fund Grants

Brisbane Broncos Charities Fund

Closing: Ongoing applications accepted on quarterly basis.  

Brisbane Broncos Charities Fund is inviting applications from Queensland based charities to support initiatives that improve the lives of underprivileged and disadvantaged youth in Queensland. Charities that receive little or no funding from Government, or sources such as Trustees are encouraged to apply.

All applications must be made in writing with an official request from the participating charity AND the Grant Application Form. Additionally, all applicants must be endorsed by the Australian Tax Office as a Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) under Item 1 of the table in section 30-15 of the Income Assessment Act 1997.


BBCF Meetings are held quarterly in February, May, August and November. All applications must be submitted in the last week of the month prior to be accepted. Please visit Brisbane Broncos Community Charities Fund for further information.


Applications can be downloaded from: BBCF Application Form

Please submit your completed application to: Brigid Donelly at [email protected]

Now Open: Courier-Mail Children’s Fund Grants

Courier-Mail Children’s Fund

Closing: Ongoing applications accepted

The Courier-Mail Children’s Fund was established to positively change the lives of Queensland children in need. Funding aims to support a range projects that benefit vulnerable and disadvantaged children in Queensland by providing them with a brighter future. .

Applications can be made online at any time. The Courier-Mail Children’s Fund Board meet periodically to assess applications.

In order to apply, your organisation must:

  • Be working to change the lives of Queensland children in need
  • Be a registered charity with the Australian Charity and Not-for-profit Commission (ACNC)
  • Have Donor Gift Recipient (DGR) status
  • Have met all your current reporting obligations with the ACNC
  • Be of good standing


CM Children's Fund - How you can apply


CM Children's Fund - Apply Now

Please visit the Courier-Mail Children’s Fund application website for further information.

Now Open: Community Led Grants Program

Federal Indigenous Affairs National Indigenous Australians Agency (NIAA)

Closing: Ongoing Applications Accepted

The NIAA considers grant proposals that address a need for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. This program enables Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, communities and service providers to seek grant funding to address emerging needs and/or opportunities that they have identified as priorities. Proposals must be developed with the community or group who will be impacted by the activity.

You can discuss an initial proposal with the NIAA at any time by contacting your local NIAA Regional Network Office, or by calling 1800 079 098.

Guidelines & Applications

The first step for potential applicants is to contact the local NIAA Regional Network Office to organise a time to discuss the proposal. You must also submit an initial proposal form that outlines the proposed activity. After you have received feedback from the NIAA on your proposal, you can submit an application for funding. The Initial Proposal Form is available at: NIAA-IPF

If you decide to apply, we will give you access to an application form and a unique code. The unique code links your proposal to the application form and is required to submit an application.

Further information on Community Led Grants Applications is available on the Community Led Proposals Fact-sheet and at the: NIAA Community Led Grants Program webpage

The following grant programs are currently closed. They are expected to re-open for applications at a later date.

Queensland Department of Child Safety, Youth and Women

Closing: 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).

Queensland Government

Closing: Round 4 - 17 March 2021 (or earlier if fully allocated).

The Return to Play Program provides FairPlay vouchers to help get children involved in local sporting activities. Parents, carers or guardians can apply for a voucher valued up to $150 for their child, which can be used towards sport and active recreation membership, registration or participation fees with registered activity providers. 

1) You can apply if your child:

  • is a Queensland resident aged from 5 to 17 years (inclusive) at the time of application
  • did not receive a FairPlay voucher this year
  • holds, or whose parent, carer or guardian holds, a valid Department of Human Services Health Care Card or Pensioner Concession Card with the child’s name on it.

If you are experiencing financial hardship but don't meet the eligibility criteria, you can seek to apply through a registered referral agent.

2) Search the activity provider directory to check that:

  • your chosen activity is listed
  • there is a registered provider near you.

Guidelines and Applications

3) Read and understand the FairPlay voucher application terms and conditions.

4) You will need a QGrants account to apply—create an account if you don’t have one. Watch the video to find out how to easily create your QGrants account.

For more information, please visit

Community Languages Multicultural Grants

Department of Home Affairs, Australian Federal Government
Stream 1 Closed- February 17 2020, 11:00pm
Stream 2 Closed- 6 March 2020, 11:00pm

The Community Languages Multicultural Grants form part of the Federal Government’s Multicultural Affairs and Citizenship Program. The program provides funding to community language schools to assist with operating costs. The program aims to:

  • Support the maintenance, development and acquisition of languages other than English.
  • Connect young Australians to the languages and cultures of their community.
  • Enhance cross-cultural awareness and respect for cultural diversity.

Community Languages Grants- Stream One Funding

Includes a base payment of $1,500 plus a per capita amount based on student enrolment numbers, capped at a maximum of $30,000 per school. Applications close February 17, 2020, 11pm.

Applicants are encouraged to seek endorsement for their proposed project from either the national peak body or a state and territory peak body relating to community languages.

How to Apply

Applications can be made via the following link:

Funding Guidelines

Guidelines and further details on making applications are available at the following link:

Please visit the official grant page website for further information on planning your applications:

Community Languages Grants- Stream Two Funding

Provides up to $25,000 to develop resources or training to benefit the community language sector more broadly. Applications close 6 March 2020, 11pm.

Funding Guidelines

Guidelines and further details on making applications are available at the following link:

How to Apply

Applications can be made via the following link: Community Languages Grants App

Please visit the official grant page website for further information on planning your applications:

NDIA Individual Capacity Building Program Grant

National Disability Insurance Agency

Closed: 6 May 2020 - 2:00pm AEST

The National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) is inviting applications to deliver services under the Individual Capacity Building Program from 2020-21 to 2021-22. 

The Program is designed to ensure:

  • People with disability have the skills and confidence to participate and contribute to the community and protect their rights through an increase in:

    • skills and capacity

    • motivation, confidence and empowerment to act

    • participation and contribution to community.

  • Disabled Peoples Organisations (DPOs) and Families Organisations (FOs) are strengthened in their capability to deliver services for people with a disability through:

    • improving the organisation’s capacity and ability to deliver the organisation’s mission and Information, Linkages and Capacity Building in the community.

How to Apply

Please carefully read the Funding Guidelines and additional documents provided under Grant Opportunity Documents section of the official Community Grants Hub web-page. 

Funding Guidelines

Easy English Funding Guidelines


Australian Communities Foundation

Each year, ACF makes hundreds of grants to support charitable organisations and projects all around the country and internationally. Funding requests are currently being accepted by email. You are welcome to submit your request on the following template: Funding Request Template and email it to: [email protected] with the subject: “Funding Request”.

To speak to the Grants Team, call (03) 9412 0412 or email: [email protected]

Currently Closed

TCC and DGR Status required


Community Conservation Grants 

Currently closed due to Covid-19 Pandemic.

Focus: The purpose of our Community Conservation Grants is to assist in the protection of Australia’s native species, habitats, landscapes and cultural heritage. FNPW Community Conservation Grants aim to fund urgent and high priority projects in the following Focus Areas:

  • Land and Water – Protection, restoration, rehabilitation and revegetation of degraded habitats to ensure their ability to sustain native species.
  • Threatened Species – Scientific research with tangible conservation outcomes and on-ground works to conserve Australia’s threatened species.
  • Cultural Heritage – Conserving and celebrating Australia’s cultural heritage as part of the gift we leave to future generations.
  • Parks for People – Improving National Park facilities for the enjoyment of all, to foster and encourage the appreciation of nature.

Amount: up to $10,000


Apply Now

Application opens on 1 December 2019 and closes on 31 January 2020.

Domestic and Family Violence Prevention in Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Communities Grants Program

QLD Government Department of Child Safety Youth and Women
Closed: Friday 10 April 2020, 12pm

This program aims to strengthen responses to address the impact of Domestic and Family Violence (DVP)  on Queenslanders from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds.

Applications are invited for one-off funding of up to $5,000 to assist community groups and organisations in Queensland to undertake projects that

  • build the capability of mainstream DFV services to respond appropriately to CALD client’s needs;
  • increase the capacity of DFV services to support people, in particular women, impacted by DFV from CALD backgrounds
  • increase availability of translated resources and interpretive services
  • support community leaders to contribute to the prevention of DFV
  • support community responsiveness and working with community resources
  • establish community-led accessible, approachable and appropriate community education that addresses current barriers
  • support people impacted by violence to navigate the legal system.

Projects can involve education about any form of domestic violence such as physical, financial, emotional, psychological etc. 

Funding Guidelines

Application guidelines and further information about the DVP in CALD grants program is available from the following DVP CALD Publication


Applications can be made via the following link: DFVP CALD Smartygrants App

The Department's Community and Corporate Partnerships team is available to answer enquiries about the DFV CALD grant round on 07 3097 6442, or [email protected]

Westpac Foundation Rural Community Grants

Westpac Foundation & Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal (FRRR)

Wednesday 13 May 2020, 5pm (AEST)

Westpac Foundation has partnered with FRRR to offer Westpac Foundation's Community Grants to rural and regional communities. These grants provide support for community organisations creating opportunities through education, training and employment. The grants offer funding of $10,000 for community-driven initiatives in regional, rural and remote Australia that enhance, develop or provide education and training opportunities for those who are most vulnerable.


Grants will be available to community organisations based in, or delivering programs, outside a major city (as defined by the 2016 ABS Remoteness Index) These grants are available to both DGR and non-DGR not-for-profit organisations. Preference will be given for grants initiated and delivered by local community groups and organisations that have a minimum annual revenue of $50,000 per annum, but a maximum of $5M per annum.

How to Apply

Please read the Program Guidelines and  documents below carefully. You can contact FRRR on 1800 170 020 or via email with any questions or areas of clarification:

Applications are available at the following link: FRRR Applications Portal- Westpac Foundation Community Grants

Community Energy Efficiency and Solar Grants 2020

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:

Queensland Bushfires - Category C - Flexible Funding Grants, Round 1

QLD Government Department of Communities, Disability Services and Seniors

Closed: 3 June 2020, 2pm (AEST)

Funding of up to $100,000 is now available to help Queensland communities recover from the 2019 bushfires - An initiative jointly funded under the Commonwealth/State Disaster recovery Funding Arrangements.

Assistance is aimed at providing flexible grants to Queensland-based non-government organisations, research bodies, industry groups and peak bodies, community groups, and Local Governments in the 23 disaster-affected Local Government areas.

Organisations in affected regions are invited to apply for either, or both of the following small and large grant categories. Objectives of the funding are to support events, activities and programs that drive community recovery, increase awareness and build local resilience (such as those that promote connectedness, encourage support networks and social inclusion and those that enable business and service provider continuity). 

To allow for a flexible support for tailored recovery initiatives, 2 staged funding rounds will be delivered. Round 1 (this round) valued at $1.8M is now open for application, with funding rolled out from 1 August 2020.

  • Small grants: (Min. $2,500 up to $50,000)
  • Large grants: (Min. $50,001 up to $100,000)

Recipients of Central Queensland Bushfires and Far North & North Queensland Monsoon Trough grants and new applicants are encouraged to apply.

Please review following documents for further information to apply:

For additional assistance, please contact the department by email at: [email protected] 

New Hope Group Community Sponsorship and Donation Program

Focus: The program actively supports advancement in education, health and welfare, and cultural and sporting initiatives. Applications will only be expected form these areas: Brisbane City Council, Isaac Regional Council, Central Highlands Regional Council, Toowoomba Regional Council, Fraser Coast Regional Council, Western Downs Regional Council, and Ipswich City Council.

Amount: From $10,000 to $30,000 (including in-kind support)

Currently Closed

Transurban Community Grants 

Focus: Every six months, Transurban offer grants of up to $5000 to initiatives like school projects, youth education, road safety and environmental programs. Applications are assessed against the following:

  • benefit to communities located near our roads
  • the scale of positive impact to the broader community and environment
  • potential to help overcome obstacles for transport, mobility and community inclusion
  • potential to improve the lives of disadvantaged or underprivileged groups
  • clear description of the grant’s intended use and the expected benefits for the community
  • making a long-lasting difference to the community that may not otherwise have been possible without grant support.

Amount: $5000

Currently Closed



Community Fund

Community Fund is a grant program that provides funding to not-for-profit community groups and organisations. This funding empowers groups to make a difference in their community. We look for ideas that encourage community identity and wellbeing, support local prosperity, and are innovative, or enable access to future solutions.

Your project might support disaster recovery, diversity and inclusion, education, energy and environmental conservation, electrical safety or renewable energy projects, or provide essential equipment or facilities to the local community.

Eligible groups include:

  • Community groups
  • Local government or other government entities
  • Educational institutions
  • Charities
  • Sporting clubs
  • Industry associations
  • Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander organisations

How to apply

If your project will take place in Energex’s South East Queensland network area – that’s from the state’s border north to Gympie, and west to the base of the Great Dividing Range – please apply to Energex. For all other Queensland locations, please apply to Ergon.

Application Forms:

  • Energex Community fund application form here
  • Ergon Community Funding Application here

Amount: from $200 up to $5,000,

If you have any enquiries about the fund, application requirements, or need help with applying, please contact:

Currently closed.

The Wildlife and Habitat Bushfire Recovery Program Grant

Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment
Closed 22 April 2020, 11:30pm

The Wildlife and Habitat Bushfire Recovery Program provides funding to support the immediate survival and long-term recovery and resilience for fire-affected Australian animals, plants, ecological communities and other natural assets and their cultural values for Indigenous Australians.

There is up to $12 million available for grants under the Program, with grants of between $100,000 and $1 million being offered. The program will be delivered over two or more tranches.

Contracting and initial payments for grants approved through Tranche 1 is expected to by completed by 30 June 2020. Grant activities should also be completed by 30 June 2021.


Tranche 1 priorities and guidelines are available through the Grant Opportunity Documents Portal at: GO-3818


Further instructions for application and submission can be accessed at: Wildlife Habitat Bushfire Recovery Grant Application

Thriving Cohesive Communities Grants – Tranche 2

QLD Government Department of Communities, Disability Services and Seniors
Stream 1 and Stream 3 Closing - 2 pm 28 February 2020
Stream 2 Closing - 2pm  14 February 2020

Thriving Cohesive Communities Grants form part of the Queensland Government’s social cohesion program. The program is designed to build cohesive and resilient Queensland communities and foster a strong sense of belonging for all Queenslanders.

Applications are now open under Tranche 2 for community projects  that enable people from all backgrounds, ages and abilities to be included and actively contribute to their local community. Successful projects will run for up to 16 months duration (March 2020 – June 2021). 

Non-recurrent grant funding of nearly $2 million (exc. GST) is available under three streams in Tranche 2.

A previous round of the Thriving Cohesive Communities Grants (Tranche 1) closed on 25 November 2019, and applications are currently being assessed.

How to Apply

Applications are made online through SmartyGrants. If you are new to SmartyGrants you will need to register before you can apply. Refer to the SmartyGrants – Help Guide for Applicants for information on registering and completing your application form.

If you are having technical problems with your SmartyGrants user account or accessing your application, please contact SmartyGrants. The SmartyGrants support desk hours are 9.00am to 5.00pm Monday to Friday.

Phone: (03) 9320 6888
Email: [email protected]

Details for each funding stream of Tranche 2 are provided below:

STREAM 1 - Community-Led Social Cohesion Planning and Action

Funding is provided for projects that assist people in positions of influence with young people to positively engage with them on topics of diversity, inclusion and social cohesion (for example, educators, faith and cultural communities, sporting and interest clubs).

Non-recurrent funding up to $70,000(exc. GST) is available for projects up to 16 months in duration.

Closing date 28 February 2020.

For more information about this funding stream, your eligibility, and how to apply, please see the Funding Information Paper and additional information below.

Submission information

STREAM 3 - Engaging Young People to Become Global Citizens

Funding is provided for projects that assist people in positions of influence with young people to positively engage with them on topics of diversity, inclusion and social cohesion (for example, educators, faith and cultural communities, sporting and interest clubs).

Closing date 28 February 2020.

For more information about this funding stream, your eligibility, and how to apply, please see the Funding Information Paper and additional information below.

Submission information

STREAM 2 - Pathways to Economic Inclusion

Funding for projects that resource established social enterprises to engage vulnerable young people and family members in the community.

Non-recurrent funding up to $120,000(exc. GST) is available for projects up to 16months in duration.

Closing 2pm 14 February 2020.

For more information about this funding stream, your eligibility, and how to apply, please see the Funding Information Paper and additional information below.

Submission information

Open Now: Brisbane Lord Mayor's Community Fund 

Brisbane City Council

Closed: Friday 12 June 2020, 12pm 

Brisbane City Council's Lord Mayor's Community Fund provides funding for projects that build stronger communities in Brisbane. Eligible projects include those that contribute to the Brisbane Vision by helping to develop communities that are:

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

Each Council ward is allocated $75,000 for community projects undertaken within that ward. Community organisations can apply for funding for local projects. Councillors can also apply to support community events, activities and capital projects. 

Each organisation may apply for a minimum grant of $250 (goods and services tax - GST - exclusive) and a maximum of $10 000 (GST exclusive). Examples of acceptable projects include:

  • equipment hired for a community event;
  • community facility improvements and equipment;
  • funding towards community sporting organisations equipment and activities within a ward and 
  • community events (such as Australia Day ceremonies, fetes, fundraisers and festivals)


Before applying, please carefully read the:

How to Apply

To complete the online application, determine which Council ward your project will take place in. Visit the Electoral Commission Queensland website and select the appropriate ward from the list of Council wards open for funding. A list of Council wards still open for funding and additional information is also available on city council website at: Brisbane City Council's Lord Mayor's Community Fund 

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

Supporting Stronger Communities (SSC) Grant Program - Round 4

Sidney Myer Fund and the Australian Neighbourhood Houses and Centres Association (ANHCA)

Closed: 18 June 2020, 3pm (AEST)

The Supporting Stronger Communities (SSC) grant program gives Neighbourhood and Community Houses and Centres the opportunity to access funds to target poverty and disadvantage in their local communities. The current round of funding is aimed at towns or cities with a population of more than 15,000 people. Funding of up to $10,000 is available for projects that seek to address poverty or disadvantage within their local communities. All projects undertaken through this grant program need to be completed within 12 months of commencement.


For more information about this grant program, including applicant guidelines, explanation about the metropolitan boundaries and eligibility of partnerships with community organisations, please go to


Further queries about the guidelines, deadlines and application questions can be directed to Emily Harnett, ANHCA Grant Officer on 03 9602 1228 or 0428 964 817 during business hours or email: [email protected] and quote your application number.

Be Connected – Activation Grants Program

The Good Things Foundation, supported by the Australian Government                          

Closed: 26 June 2020

Activation grants are one-off grants awarded to new organisations joining the Be Connected Network.

The Activation grant is designed to get you started in the Be Connected Network. To receive funding, partners are expected to register the minimum number of learners as per grant terms on the Be Connected Learning Portal, or through CaptureIT.

Funding can be used to cover anything that assists you to support older Australians to gain digital skills, including new devices, broadband fees, or expenses for digital mentors and volunteers.

Activation grants are assessed and funding awarded on a monthly basis.

Guidelines & Applications

Please visit Be Connected Network Activation Grants for further information and related documents, including guidelines, applications and additional eligibility criteria.

Sunsuper ‘Dreams for a Better World’ Community Grants Program

SunSuper Pty Ltd

Closed: 26 June 2020

Sunsuper’s Community Grants deliver assistance to not-for-profit organisations, charities and community groups to create brighter futures for others, build stronger, more active communities and support Australians to live better. Applications are open for funding in the following categories:

Better Living: It may be a community project to help rebuild after a natural disaster, create more affordable housing or help our ageing population or newcomers to Australia. Or your dream may help kids and families in need or simply create a better environment for a more sustainable world.

Brighter Futures: Funding for education initiatives or to create jobs for those in need, or improve financial wellbeing and affordability for Australians, as well as dreams that enhance employment opportunities, or offer training and support to those who need a helping hand to get into or back to work.

Active Community: Sports grants to help people of all ages and abilities be more active, or to improve the health and fitness of those in your community, as well as health initiatives, wellbeing programs or tackling medical issues faced by the wider community.

Three entries from each  category are selected to present their dream to a panel of judges.

The panel of judges assess shortlisted entries against criteria and award the category winner a $10,000 grant.

The nine shortlisted entries across the three categories will take part in the annual People’s Choice online vote.

The shortlisted entry with the most People’s Choice votes will receive a $10,000 grant.

The eight runner-up shortlisted entries will receive a share of $20,000 to help kick-start their dream.

Please visit the Sunsuper ‘Dreams for a Better World'  Community Grants Program page to access submission questions, eligibility requirements and the Community Grants application form.  

The Charity of Free Masons Queensland

Closed: 30 June 2020

Hand Heart Pocket’s primary focus for the next three years is to help improve outcomes for youth at risk. The majority of the Significant and Flagship funding is committed towards initiatives that provide a holistic and strength-based approach that is backed by evidence. Funding aims to support projects that engage at risk youth to develop sustainable hope for their futures and enable them to:

  • Find a stable home;
  • Build a support network;
  • Contribute to the community;
  • Seek help when needed;
  • Gain an education and skills for the future;
  • Find stable paid or volunteer work.

Grants are provided through two rounds per year to registered charitable organisations, or businesses that trade to tackle social problems in either Queensland, or Papua New Guinea. Successful applicants will be able to demonstrate their programs and initiatives can assist Hand Heart Pocket to make progress against its ‘Theory of Change’ to improve outcomes for youth at risk, or are in support of Hand Heart Pocket’s current strategy

Hand Heart Pocket’s Program also incorporates a smaller portion of grant funding for initiatives that support the following:

  • Men’s mental and physical health
  • Women’s financial and physical security
  • Ageing population

Please visit the Hand-Heart Pocket’s Significant and Flagship Grants page for further information.


Review Hand-Heart Pocket's Grant-Making approach: Guidelines for a Significant and Flagship Grants.


Download an Application Form and submit your application, detailed proposal and supporting documentation to [email protected] between 1 June 2020 and 30 June 2020.

NIB Foundation Health Smart Grants

NIB Foundation

Closed: 30 June 2020

NIB Foundation Health Smart Grants support registered Australian charities that specialise in health promotion and primary prevention, and have a track record of empowering people to be Health Smart in their day-to-day lives. Preference will be given to initiatives that are inclusive and relevant for youth and young adult audiences.  Successful applications will be for projects that draw on a strong evidence base to build health literacy, helping people to access, understand and use health information to positively impact their health and well-being .

A total of $320,000 will be distributed to six successful grant recipients who will each receive $40,000 in grant funding. A ‘People’s Vote’ will also be held during the grant period, where two of the six grantees will receive an additional $40,000 in funding. Winners of the ‘People’s Vote’ are selected by nib members and the wider public. To support nib Foundation’s intention of building strong and meaningful partnerships, the duration of the grant is flexible.

To be eligible, organisations 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)

The grants’ priority prevention areas target modifiable risk factors that have the potential to prevent ill health including:

  • Healthy habits – reducing smoking and harmful drinking, gambling, gaming, or screen-time
  • Well-being – maintaining a healthy weight and lifestyle through physical activity and healthy diet
  • Mental health – raising awareness and promoting the value of self-care, healthy relationships, peer support and social connections
  • Sleep – promoting the importance of sleep as a protective health factor and helping people establish good sleep habits
  • Maintaining health – preemptively managing prevalent health conditions and risks

And, they encourage initiatives that satisfy one or more of the following:

  • Facilitate access to quality, reliable, current and targeted health information
  • Are informed by evidence to achieve health promoting behaviour change
  • Utilise effective and emerging digital health promotion techniques
  • Translate new evidence into practice in a way that is practical and sustainable
  • Operate within a strengths-based philosophy to empower and encourage good health
  • Improve the environment, culture, awareness or attitude surrounding a risk factor or health condition


To apply, please download the Health Smart Grant Guidelines and complete an EOI Form


Further instructions and forms to apply are available from: 

For further information please visit: NIB Foundation Health Smart Grants

Australia Post Community Grants

Australia Post

Closing: 17 July 2020

Not-for-profit community organisations are encouraged to apply for a 2020 Australia Post Community Grant, with funding of up to $10,000 available to each recipient. This year the initiative reflects Australia Post’s commitment and focus on mental health, with an emphasis on supporting projects that improve connection and mental well-being in local communities.

Australia Post invites applications for projects that:

  • Support mental health awareness and early intervention to help people understand more about how to stay mentally well
  • Increase opportunity for individuals to participate and connect within their communities
  • Strengthen connections to mental health support services


Grant Guidelines

Australia Post Community Grants FAQ's

Please direct any application queries to [email protected], or 1300 765 772.


Australia Post 2020 Community Grants- Apply Now

Australia Post Community Grants Application Readiness Guide

QMHW Community Grants Program

Queensland Alliance for Mental Health (QAMH)

Closed: 24 July 2020

The Queensland Alliance for Mental Health (QAMH) on behalf of the Queensland Mental Health Commission (QMHC) is offering small grants to organisations to host registered Queensland Mental Health Week (QMHW) community awareness events and activities. The total value of the grant program is $95,000. Funding is designed to support events or activities for QLD Mental Heath Week (10-18 October) that:

  • Increase community awareness of, and engagement in, mental health and well-being
  • Promote education and understanding of mental illness
  • Foster inclusion of those living with mental illness, their families, carers, and support people

Applicants are encouraged to partner with mental health and other local organisations, as well as local councils to maximise the reach and impact of their QMHW event/activities.


Further recommendations and instructions to apply are available at QLD Mental Health Week Grant Guidelines.

For further information about the grants please contact QAMH on 07 3252 9411, or email: [email protected]


To apply please visit QLD Mental Health Week Grants Applications 

Future2 Make the Difference! Grants Program

Financial Planning Association of Australia

Closed: 20 July 2020

Future2 is the charitable foundation of the Financial Planning Association of Australia (FPA). Their mission is to make a lasting difference in the lives of young Australians who need it most.

Applicants must identify and make contact with an FPA member who is willing to endorse their grant application.

The Future2 Foundation offers one year funding of up to AUD $10,000 to community organisations that work to improve the lives of young Australians who are socially, financially or physically disadvantaged.

Applications are invited from charities and not-for-profits with programs that address the needs of disadvantaged youth aged between 12 and 25. They can focus on any of the following areas:

  • Education, including skills training and leadership development
  • Engagement, including mentoring and juvenile justice programs
  • Employment, including work experience and job readiness training
  • Wellbeing, including remedial programs for drug and alcohol dependence
  • Independent living and social inclusion.


More information on grant judgement criteria is available at Future2! Grant Criteria 2020.

Additional eligibility details and requirements can be accessed at the:  Future 2! Terms & Conditions and Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

If you have further questions please call 02 9220 4500 or email [email protected].


Instructions for application are available at: How to Apply. All applications must be completed online through the online portal. 

Please create an account to commence your application.

If you require technical assistance, please contact eAwards on 1300 959 555 or email [email protected].

QLD Community Road Safety Grants

Queensland Government

Closed:  31 July 2020, 5pm.

The Community Road Safety Grants (CRSG) Program is designed to support Queensland communities with the development and delivery of effective road safety education and awareness initiatives.

CRSG funding provides an opportunity for community organisations to produce local road safety initiatives that generate positive changes in behaviours and attitudes towards road safety.

Please consult the documents provided below for guidance and resources to apply. Planning is an essential part of your application’s success. Once you are familiar with the funding guidelines, register using the Community Road Safety Grants Online Portal to complete your application.

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

CRSG Forms and Resources

Bennelong Foundation Grants

Bennelong Foundation

Closed: EOI closed 31 July 2020

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 this round funding priority will be given to projects that directly address recovery from impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. This could include projects that focus on building sustainable employment, or alleviating educational gaps for disadvantaged communities. Funding of up to $30 000 is available for organisations that carry Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) status. Expressions of interest (EOI) close 5:00pm 31 July 2020. Shortlisted applicants will then be invited to submit a formal application up to 11 September 2020.


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

Funding Areas

Key Criteria

Tips, Sample Forms & Documents

Important Dates


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. The Foundation is only able to accept applications from organisations which carry Deductible Gift Recipient Status from the Australian Taxation Office.

Queensland Government – Indigenous Languages Grants 2020

Queensland Department of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Partnerships

Closed: 6 October 2020

To commemorate 2019 as the International Year of Indigenous Languages, the Queensland Government launched the Inaugural Indigenous Languages Grants to highlight the importance of preserving and maintaining Australia’s First Nations languages. At the same time, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander leaders worked in partnership with the Queensland Government to ensure that Aboriginal languages and Torres Strait Islander languages in Queensland are strong, acknowledged, maintained and accessible to all Queenslanders.

Indigenous Languages Grants of up to $25,000 are now available for 2020 to eligible Queenslanders to support activities that help preserve and maintain Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander languages.


To assist with your application for an Indigenous Languages Grant, please read the following documents:


Please direct further questions by phone: (07) 3003 6394, or email to: [email protected]

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].

Brisbane City Council – Seniors Celebration Donation

Brisbane City Council

Closed: 12 October 2020

The Seniors Celebration Donation helps senior citizens’ groups to cover the cost of activities such as social outings and Christmas parties. Funding amounts of $100 to $300 are available. 

Invitations are open to the following entities:

  • club or group providing activities for seniors that is not funded by other sources
  • seniors’ group that is part of other organisations.

Applicants will be notified of the outcome of their application in November 2020.

Guidelines and Applications

More information, criteria and instructions for application are available on the Grant guidelines

Further questions can be directed by phone to the Council on 07 3403 8888. Please ask to speak to the Grants Unit.

Groundswell 2020 Project Grants

Groundswell Giving

Closed: 12 October 2020

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.

This grant round provides funding for specific climate advocacy projects carried out by people or organisations, such as an event, training, report, piece of polling, research or a communications tactic like advertising-

  • $40,000 Major grant
  • $10,000 Small grant

Projects should seek to:

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


Grants can only be made to Deductible Gift Recipient 1 (DGR1) entities, or organisations that have a partnership agreement with a DGR1 entity. If you do not have DGR1 please get in contact with us. Please reach out to [email protected] with any questions.


Applications are available at: Groundswell Project/ Campaign Grant Application- October 2020

Movember Social Connections Challenge

Movember Foundation

Closed: 15 October 2020, 5pm AEST

With the impacts of COVID-19, Movember aims to further improve men’s mental health by launching the Social Connections Challenge. For the Challenge, Movember is looking for digital/technology-based solutions that are used to maintain men’s social connections and manage their isolation, while needing to be physically apart. The project seeks to address the mental health risks of vulnerable men by exploring innovative solutions that can potentially be scaled for long-term impact.

Where possible, Movember would look to invest in longer-term collaboration and co-development of ideas to build evidence of effective interventions.

Priority groups:

  • Older men who live alone
  • Men who have experienced recent relationship breakdown/family separation
  • Men undergoing treatment for prostate/testicular cancer who are experiencing social isolation
  • Bereaved men experiencing loss and managing grief while socially isolated
  • Men living with a mental health challenge who are at risk of substance misuse due to social isolation or who are in recovery
  • Young men affected by education interruption or unemployment due to the economic downturn
  • Men from racially and culturally diverse backgrounds who are unemployed and/or socially isolated

The goals for the Challenge are to:

  • Identify digital/technology-based solutions that work across different groups of men to increase their social connections
  • Demonstrate that increased social connections improve men’s mental health in building resilience post-COVID
  • Share and promote knowledge of potential solutions through digital and technological platforms
  • Strengthen existing relationships/networks particularly during times of social distancing

There will be two stages of the Challenge: the first stage is the cultivation of innovative ideas (ideation) that can be shared; the second stage is the investment in the co-development of a select number of the ideas that have potential for further development and scaling.


Click here for all the exciting details and full Social Connections Challenge Criteria.


Applications can be made through Movember's Online Portal.

Please visit the Social Connections Challenge website for further information. 

Deafness Foundation 2021 Grants

The Deafness Foundation

Closed: 31 October 2020

The Deafness Foundation focuses on the well-being and equality for people who are deaf and hard of hearing and puts this at the forefront of everything they work towards. They aim to achieve this by highlighting: access; awareness; diagnosis; treatment and prevention. Grant applications are now open for projects that benefit people who are deaf or hard of hearing.

Criteria includes:

  • The project is innovative.
  • The project is achievable in a clearly specified time, usually 1 year and not more than two years.
  • The project has clearly defined assessment criteria for monitoring and reporting.
  • The organisation applying for the grant has an ABN.
  • The organisation applying for the grant has a proven ability to manage funds.
  • The application includes comprehensive and accurate estimates of costs supported by quotes.
  • The application includes the endorsement and signature of the senior person of the organisation.
  • The application includes two independent referees who can attest to the value of the project in respect of all eligible applications the referees may be approached by the Deafness Foundation.
  • The application is received by the closing date.

The Deafness Foundation Annual Report includes examples of previous projects. For further information, please contact:

Sylvia Rosemond, Executive Officer: E:  [email protected] ; B:  03 9738 2909


The Deafness Foundation will assess applications against the grant criteria. Prospective applicant should complete the Grants Application Form (please see below link). The completed Grants Application Form and supporting evidence should be  submitted to [email protected]


Application Forms are available from: Deafness 2021 Grants Application Forms

The Gulf Area Social Development Trust Grants

Queensland Community Foundation 

Closed: 9 November 2020

The Gulf Area Community Social Development Trust is a QCF sub-fund established by the Queensland Government.

Grants from the fund promote the interests and welfare of residents of the Gulf Area Community by supporting  programs and initiatives that encourage educational, health, cultural and social development. Projects must service the communities of Burke Shire Council, Carpentaria Shire Council, Doomadgee Aboriginal Shire Council and Mornington Shire Council.

Grants up to a maximum of $30,000 may be applied for. 


Applications open only to charitable organisations that have Deductible Gift Recipient Item 1 (DGR1) status from the Australian Taxation Office. To confirm your DGR 1 status, enter your ABN at the Australian Business Register (ABR) ABN search tool

Organisations that do not have DGR status, but would like to apply for funding, are encouraged to collaborate with a funding partner that holds the relevant DGR status.


Applications can be downloaded from : Gulf-Trust-Application-Form-2020-2021

For more information please contact Kate Kyle, Department of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Partnerships, on 04796 7892 email [email protected].

Ansvar Insurance’s Community Education Program

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.


  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Provide a copy of your organisation’s annual accounts for the last financial year with your application.
  4. Submit your application online by 5pm (AEST) Monday 16th November 2020


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

Creativity Australia With One Voice Choir Grants

Creativity Australia 

Closed: 20 November 2020

Creativity Australia is offering grants of up to $10,000 to people or groups that wish to start a With One Voice choir in their community. Applications are open to community-based groups/organisations with an interest in building healthier, happier, more inclusive communities that nurture connections between people.

The With One Voice movement is about strengthening communities and inspiring individuals to find their voice. The movement is more than just singing with your local community choir. It is an opportunity to create real connections between the people in your community. It’s about building bridges between those who are experiencing disadvantage and those more fortunate, and creating opportunities for people of diverse backgrounds and situations to learn from one another and help each other.

Interested parties are asked to submit an Expression of Interest application as a first step towards consideration.


Please ensure you have read the following information before beginning an application: Information-Kit-for-starting-a-With-One-Voice-program.

Those interested are also required to  speak to one of Creativity Australia’s staff about your application before starting to ensure eligibility, suitability and that you can submit the best application possible. Please call the office on 03 8679 6088 to speak with a team member.


Please visit With One Voice Start-Up EXPRESSION OF INTEREST to begin your application. 

Further information can be found on Creativity Australia's With One Voice Choir website. 

Be Connected - Building Digital Skills Grants Program

The Good Things Foundation, supported by the Australian Government                          

Closed: 27 November 2020

The Building Digital Skills grant is now available to all Network Partners, including those who are new to the Be Connected Network.

Building Digital Skills grants help organisations to start, continue delivering and expand Be Connected Digital Literacy programs.

Organisations who would like to apply for a Building Digital Skills grant must:

  • Be a Be Connected Network Partner. If you’re not already part of the Network, click here to join
  • Provide an ABN number.
  • Have public liability insurance

Network Partners applying for their first Be Connected grant can only apply for a $2,500 grant. Once you have met 80% of your registration targets and acquitted your grant, you will be eligible to apply for larger Building Digital Skills grant contracts.

Existing Network Partners that hold an Activation or Building Digital Skills grant are eligible to apply for this round of grants once they have met 80% of their learner registration targets and acquitted their grant. These Network Partners are not restricted to which standard size contracts they can apply for.

Use the Building Digital Skills Grants for anything that 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, smart phones
  • Upgrading software for devices
  • Broadband 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 Program

The funding cannot be used on building materials and capital works.



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.

Perpetual IMPACT Philanthropy Program

Perpetual Limited

Closed: 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 Program – Social and Community Participation Grants

Australian Government Department of Social Services

Closed: 8 December 2020

The Australian Government is inviting applications for grant funding for 12-month projects that enable the participation of people with disability in community life. This particularly in community arts, culture, sport and recreation activities – as part of the Information, Linkages and Capacity Building (ILC) ’s Economic and Community Participation Program’s Social and Community Participation (SCP) grant opportunity. 

The SCP stream is one of three streams used to implement the program. The aim of the SCP grant opportunity is to support people with disability, their families and carers to participate in, contribute to and benefit from community activities. It is part of the Economic and Community Participation Program which connects people with disability to activities, employment and community supports and opportunities, helping communities and employers to be inclusive and responsive to people’s needs locally, and nationally.

Outcomes for this grant opportunity are:

  • Community organisations are more inclusive of people with disability, their families and carers.
  • Community access is improved for people with disability, their families and carers.
  • People with disability, their families and carers are included in the response to or recovery from the COVID 19 pandemic and/ or recent natural disasters

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

Grant Guidelines;  Easy Read Grant Opportunity Guidelines;  Questions and Answers;  

Sample Commonwealth Simple Grant Agreement;  Sample Simple Grant Agreement Supplementary Terms

Application Form Guide;  Social and Community Participation Grants 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 

National Disability Conference Initiative 2021-2022

Australian Department of Social Services

Closed: 20 January 2021

The Australian Government is inviting applications for grant funding under the National Disability Conference Initiative (NDCI) 2021-22. The NDCI forms part of delivering the aims of the National Disability Strategy and assists in working towards improved outcomes for people with disability and their carers.

There are two categories of grants available under NDCI in 2021-22:

Activity Stream 1: Disability Conference Activity (DCA) – The DCA will be a continuation of the existing NDCI program, providing grants of up to $10,000 (GST exclusive) to enable disability conference organisers to maximise the inclusion and participation of people with disability at their conferences.

To learn more about or apply for this activity stream, please go to the NDCI – Activity Stream 1 Grants Page

Activity Stream 2: Mainstream Conference Inclusion Activity (MCIA) – This is a new activity stream to provide grants of up to $10,000 (GST exclusive) to Disabled People’s Organisations or Families Organisations (DPO/FOs) to collaborate with a mainstream conference organiser to ensure conference proceedings include disability issues sessions/keynote address and that the conference is inclusive/accessible to people with disability.

To learn more about or apply for this activity stream, please go to the NDCI – Activity Stream 2 Grants Page

Eligible organisations are able to apply for one or both activity streams outlined above, however you can only submit one application per stream for this grant opportunity. If more than one application per activity stream is submitted, the latest accepted application form in each stream will progress.

If you would like assistance, please call the Community Grants Hub Hotline on 1800 020 283 or  email [email protected]

Further information about the Community Grants Hub can also be found on the Community Grants Hub website.

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

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:

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.

QLD Department of Children, Youth Justice and Multicultural Affairs

Closed: 15 March 2021, 10.00am

The 2020-21 Celebrating Multicultural Queensland (CMQ) Program funding round for Multicultural Projects is now open. 

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:

Now Open: QCF General Fund 2021 Grant Round

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] 

NAIDOC Local Grants Funding Round

National Indigenous Australians Agency

Closed: 15 March 2021

The 2021 NAIDOC Local Grants funding round aims to support activities being held during NAIDOC Week 2021 (4-11 July) that celebrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories, cultures, achievements and continuing contributions to our country and society. Activities should align with the National NAIDOC Theme for 2021, ‘Heal Country’.

This grant round provides funding to organisations to contribute to the costs of local and regional NAIDOC activities across Australia. Grants are estimated to fall between $200 - $1000.00.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and non-Indigenous legal entities may apply for NAIDOC funding.

Activities funded under the NAIDOC Local Grants program should occur during NAIDOC Week (4-11 July 2021).

If you wish to hold an activity outside the official NAIDOC Week, you will need to discuss with your NIAA Regional Office. Please refer to the Grant Opportunity Guidelines for further details. 

To find out more about NAIDOC week events in your community or share your event please visit the NAIDOC website.


Please visit GrantConnect, create a login and sign in to access the 2021 NAIDOC Local Grant Opportunity Guidelines. All applicants must take note of the requirements to address risks associated with the spread of COVID-19. 

Applicants may direct any general enquiries by phone to 1800079098, or by email to: [email protected]


To apply please complete and submit the 2021 NAIDOC Local Grants Online Application Form.

You will receive an electronic Application ID Number once your application has been lodged with the National Indigenous Australians Agency.

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.



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

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. 

Queensland Department of Child Safety, Youth and Women

Closing: 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).

The Heart Foundation, supported by the Australian Government Department of Health

Closed: 26 April 2021

The Heart Foundation is inviting applications for the 2021 Active Australia Innovation Challenge. The program encourages applications for innovative projects that support people who do not meet Australia’s Physical Activity Guidelines, people at risk of chronic disease, and people living in communities with low levels of physical activity and exercise. This includes people identifying as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander, communities living in rural and remote regions and people with culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

This year the Heart Foundation has up to twenty $10,000 grants for new, innovative projects that get more people moving in schools, universities or local community groups.


Learn more about application processes, eligibility requirements and selection criteria in the Application Guide.

Please direct program questions to:  [email protected]


Applications are available online through the Heart Foundation's Grants Portal.

Copyright Agency 2021 Cultural Fund Grants

Copyright Agency 

Closed: 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].

Pride Foundation Australia (PFA) Grants for Peer-led Support GroupsPride Foundation Australia

Closed: 2 May 2021

The Pride Foundation is seeking applications from existing or new peer-led support groups for LGBTIQA+ refugees and people seeking asylum in Australia. Up to $5,000 is available for each group to be used over a 12-month period. The funding may be for regular group meetings (face-to-face and/or virtual), or for occasional gatherings as needed locally.

Applications must be led by LGBTIQA+ refugees and/or people seeking asylum and supported by an organisation that is willing and able to host the support group. Such organisations may be LGBTIQA+ community organisations, refugee and asylum seeker organisations, or other community-based groups. PFA can provide assistance to find an appropriate organisation if needed.

The hosting organisation should agree to provide in-kind support for the group in such forms as a meeting room; infrastructure (including access to computers/ an on-line meeting platform for communications) and access to case management and counselling support for group members as needed.

Guidelines and Applications

Further details on eligibility requirements, criteria and applications are available at PFA Community Support Grants  (scroll down to “Funding for Peer-led Support Groups for LGBTQIA+ Refugees & People Seeking Asylum…”

For more information, please contact: Rhonda Brown (PFA grants volunteer) on Mobile: 0419 309 540; or Email: [email protected].

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.



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).

National Library of Australia

Closed: 10 May 2021

The Community Heritage Grants (CHG) program provides grants of up to $15,000 to community organisations, such as libraries, archives, museums, multicultural and indigenous groups and genealogical and historical societies. The grants are provided to assist with preservation of locally owned, but nationally significant collections of materials that are publicly accessible. These include artefacts, letters, diaries, maps, photographs, and audio visual material.

The program supports a range of preservation activities, including:

  • significance assessments of collections
  • preservation needs assessments of collections
  • conservation activities and collection management, and
  • training workshops.


  • All applicants must read the Guidelines before submitting an application and will need to refer to these guidelines while completing the application form.  
  • Applicants may also find it useful to read the latest Assessment Report, which contains general comments and recommendations from the CHG external assessors for previous grant round applications.
  • sample Grant Deed, which outlines your obligations if your project is funded, is also available.
  • The National Library uses the online grants management system SmartyGrants to receive CHG applications. No mailed or emailed applications/documentation will be accepted.


Applications can be made via the following link: CHG 2021 Application

Further information on the CHG program is available at the Community Heritage Grants – 2021 Round website.

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.

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

Queensland Arts Showcase Program (QASP) 

Arts QLD, QLD Department of Environment & Science

Closing: Round 4- 30 May 2021

The Queensland Arts Showcase Program (QASP) supports vibrant and accessible arts and cultural experiences for Queensland by individuals, organisations or collectives. The program is delivered through three streams- Arts Accelerate, Arts Activate and Arts Advantage. QASP provides up-front, one-off grants of up to $30,000 (sole-funding) and up to $60,000 (co-funding).

The program invests in:

  • the development and growth of a vibrant and accessible arts and cultural sector in Queensland
  • strengthening the Queensland arts and cultural sector’s connection with new audiences
  • supporting artistic and non-artistic collaborations to develop innovative and quality arts and cultural experiences
  • strengthening professional development and the creation of employment and training opportunities for Queensland’s small to medium arts and cultural sector.


Further information and guidelines for the QASP are available at: QASP- Publications and Resources


Application forms for current rounds can be accessed at: Arts Queensland- SmartyGrants

Further assistance is available from the Arts Queensland Office on (07) 3034 4016, or toll free 1800 175 531; or: [email protected].

Queensland Government Senior’s Month Grants

Delivered by the Queensland Government in partnership with COTA QLD

Closed: 31 May 2021

Queensland Seniors Month will take place in October 2021.  The month begins on the United Nations International Day of Older Persons and ends on National Grandparents Day.

This year Seniors Month is celebrating Connect Fest. This festival of connection aims to link people of all ages, cultures, and abilities through inclusive events and activities that celebrate the important and essential roles older people play in our communities.

Funded by the Queensland Government, eligible applicants can apply for up to $1,000 to assist in hosting inclusive events and activities.

Subsidies are open to not-for-profit, charitable and community organisations, schools, local government and libraries delivering services in Queensland.

Eligible organisations can apply for up to $1,000 and MUST be matched dollar for dollar by the organisation’s own resources. This can include:

  • sponsorship,
  • cash or in-kind support contributions such as venue hire, volunteers, equipment, and supplies
  • organisational contributions covering the operational costs including staff wages.

Applicants also need to: 

  • demonstrate alignment between the event or activity and the 2021 Program Objectives.
  • demonstrate financial viability through a comprehensive budget.

Individuals, Sole Traders, Federal and State Government agencies are not eligible to apply.


Guidelines are available at: Queensland Seniors Month Social Connections – 2021 Subsidy Guidelines.

For queries about the guidelines, deadlines, or questions in the form, please contact 07 3316 2999 during business hours, or email [email protected] and quote your submission number.


Seniors Month's Online Grant Application Service

For more information about Seniors Week, visit the Queensland Seniors Week website.

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:

  1. Assist and support identified communities to co-design effective localised responses for people in their community experiencing domestic and family violence.
  2. 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
  • Caboolture
  • Cairns
  • Cherbourg
  • Ipswich
  • Logan/Beenleigh
  • Mackay
  • 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.

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.

Now Open: Logan City Council Community Benefit Fund

Logan City Council 

Closed: 31 May 2021

Logan City Council aims to support the role of community organisations and recognises the significant role they play in developing and delivering initiatives that encourage participation in community life, foster social cohesion, celebrate diversity and contribute to a vibrant, healthy and engaged local community. The Community Benefit Fund supports community organisations to deliver initiatives that address local community needs.

Each financial year the Logan City Council allocates a budget for the Community Benefit Fund (CBF) to meet requests for financial help from eligible organisations for a community purpose. This year the amounts budgeted for use by each councillor is $13,079 for Council Divisions 1 to 12.

Applications for 2020 / 2021 are now open and will be available until close of business on 31 May 2021 (or until funds are expended). An eligible project/ activity must demonstrate a direct benefit to the wider Logan community.

For more information please visit Logan City Council Community Benefit Fund, or call: 07 3412 3412.

Guidelines & Applications

To find out if you meet eligibility requirements, please refer to the Community Benefit Fund policy (PDF 221 KB) and Community Benefit Fund procedure (PDF 800 KB).

Applications can be submitted:

Electronic submission is preferred. To help you fill in the request form, please see Guide to completing the funding request form.

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 submit your completed application form via email to [email protected] before midday AEST on Monday 7 June 2021.

Download the Grant Application Form here

All applications must be submitted via email to [email protected]. Applications must be fully completed and attached to an email. Incomplete applications, or applications via any other means will not be accepted.

AMP Foundation Tomorrow Fund 2021 Grants

AMP Foundation

Closed: 9 June 2021

AMP’s Tomorrow Fund is offering grants for Australians doing inspiring things to improve our world. 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. Researchers who are working within a larger team or institution can also 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.

Brisbane City Council's Lord Mayor's Community Fund 

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.


Before starting your application, read the:


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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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.