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Please use these resources to find grant opportunities that can assist you and your organisation.

To talk to our Community Funding Access Advisor ring us on (07) 3337 5400.

Open now: Festivals Australia Funding Program

Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Cities and Regional Development
Closing: 22-Mar-2020, 4:00 pm

Festivals Australia provides funding to support individual art projects at festivals and significant one-off community events, such as a town’s centenary celebration or opening of a new community resource. The aim is to give community members living in regional or remote Australia the chance to participate in or attend an arts experience at a festival, or important one-off community celebration. Regional artists, arts workers, and organizations can apply for arts and cultural projects that encourage community participation and engage people living in regional and remote communities.

There is no limit to the amount of funding that can be applied for (the average funding request is around $40,000). Only one project, per organization, per festival will be funded.                                                The program delivers two funding rounds each year usually opening in February and September. Funding is available for projects commencing from 1 July 2020.

Guidelines

Further application information and guidelines for the QASP are available at:https://www.arts.gov.au/funding-and-support/festivals-australia

How to Apply:

  • Carefully read program guidelines in conjunction with the application form;
  • Complete a work plan and a detailed project budget;
  • Provide confirmation of artist participation for each of the participating artists and evidence of community support for the project;
  • Make sure you complete the application: incomplete applications are not considered;
  • Keep it short: only the first 10 pages of an application’s support material are assessed.

Application forms for current rounds can be accessed at: https://arts.smartygrants.com.au/FAFeb2020


Open now: Arts Business Innovation Fund (ABIF)

Arts QLD, QLD Department of Environment & Science
Closing: Ongoing applications accepted to 2025-2030

The Arts Business Innovation Fund (ABIF) supports the growth of not-for-profit arts businesses financially and operationally. The program provides funding of up to $100,000 to innovative business ideas that will improve business operating models and build the organizations capacity into the future.

Guidelines

Further application information and guidelines for the ABIF are available at: https://www.publications.qld.gov.au/dataset/arts-business-innovation-fund

How to Apply:

Application forms for current rounds can be accessed at: https://artsqueensland.smartygrants.com.au/ABIF


Open now: Queensland Arts Showcase Program (QASP)

Arts QLD, QLD Department of Environment & Science
Closing: Ongoing applications accepted to 2025

The Queensland Arts Showcase Program (QASP) provides funding to support individuals, organisations, or collectives to deliver dynamic and accessible arts and cultural experiences for Queensland. The program is delivered through three funding streams:

  • Arts Ignite – funding of up to $60 000 for new works, and up to $40,000 and in-kind venue support - Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Arts (JWCoCA)
  • Arts Illuminate – funding of up to $100 000 to secure acclaimed artists that will engage the community and build local capacity
  • Arts Impact – funding of up to $60 000 for diverse arts and cultural experiences for Queensland

Frequency: QASP is a rolling fund with applications accepted at any time, except for Arts Ignite – JWCoCA, which offers one round per year. Applications for 2020 are expected to close in November. For further information and instructions please visit the official program website at: https://www.qld.gov.au/recreation/arts/funding/organisations/arts-showcase

Guidelines

Further application information and guidelines for the QASP are available at:https://www.publications.qld.gov.au/dataset/qasp

Apply Now

Application forms for current rounds can be accessed at: https://artsqueensland.smartygrants.com.au/


Open now: The Ian Potter Cultural Trust Grants

The Ian Potter Cultural Trust
Closing: Ongoing annual rounds offered. Please see specific dates below.

The Cultural Trust is committed to encouraging excellence and supporting a vibrant, world-class arts scene in Australia. The Cultural Trust offers grants up to $10,000 to assist talented emerging and early career artists to take up professional development opportunities, usually overseas. The Trust may also consider supporting postgraduate study where no equivalent exists in Australia.

The grants are offered through three funding rounds:

Round 1: Monday 4 November 2019 - Grants announced late April 2020 - For travel /projects after 8 May 2020;

Round 2: Monday 30 March 2020 - Grants announced mid September 2020 – For travel/projects after 18 September 2020;

Round 3: Monday 6 July 2020 Grants announced mid December 2020 - For travel/projects after 18 December 2020.

Closing:

Round 1: Close: Tuesday 14 January 2020 5pm AEST - Grants announced late April 2020
Round 2: Close: Tuesday 19 May 2020 5pm AEST- Grants announced mid September 2020
Round 3: Close: Tuesday 8 September 2020 5pm AEST- Grants announced mid December 2020 -

Guidelines

Further application information and guidelines are available at: https://www.ianpotterculturaltrust.org.au/apply-for-a-grant/

Apply Now

Application forms for current rounds can be accessed through: Ian Potter Trust Applications


Performers’ Trust Foundation

Focus: The PPCA Performers’ Trust Foundation provides grants to promote and encourage music and the music-related performing arts.

Amount: Up to $3,000 for an individual; or up to $5,000 for a group or organisation

Guidelines

There is no specific format for applications, except that they must be in writing and include the Standard Cover Sheet.


Playing Queensland Fund

Focus: To support the delivery of performing and visual arts projects that are ready to tour and have demonstrated community interest and confirmed demand.

Amount: up to $250,000

Closing: Ongoing Applications Accepted


The following grant programs are currently closed. They will re-open for applications later in 2020.

Arts Organisations Capacity Building Grants

Focus: Through our Arts program area The Ian Potter Foundation aims to help build the calibre and capacity of Australia’s arts organisations and support them to raise the bar of aspiration and achievement in the sector.

  • To support first-rate artistic institutions and organisations in metropolitan and regional Australia which are distinctive in artistic achievement, imagination and innovation in fostering development across a sector or art form.
  • To support such institutions to host artists in high-calibre professional development and/or leadership opportunities of at least 12 months (e.g. fellowships, apprenticeships, mentorships, internships).

Amount: up to $100,000 to undisclosed applicants

Guidelines

Apply Now

Currently closed. Next round opens October 19, 2020

 

Arts Queensland –Individuals Fund - Regional Arts Development Fund

Focus: The Individuals Fund is for individual artists and cultural workers (emerging and established) to participate in transformational professional and career development opportunities.

Amount: Up to 10,000

Guidelines

Apply Now

Currently closed. Round One 2021 Opens October 19, 2020

 

Arts Projects for Individuals and Groups 

Focus: Our Arts Projects program funds a range of activities that deliver benefits to the arts sector and wider public, including national and international audiences. Grants are available from $10,000 to $50,000. Supported activities must last no longer than three years from the proposed start date.

Amount: $10,000 to $50,000

Guidelines

Apply Now

In 2020, the grant rounds will close on:

(1) –Tuesday 4 February for projects starting after 1 May 2020 (11:59pm AEDT).

(2) -Tuesday 2 June for projects starting after 1 September 2020 (11:59pm AEST).

(3) –Tuesday 6 October for projects starting after 1 January 2021 (11.59pm AEDT).

 

Indigenous Languages and Arts Program

Focus: The Indigenous Languages and Arts program (the Program) is part of a suite of programs under the Australian Government’s commitment to Arts and Cultural Development. The Arts and Cultural Development objective is to support and promote participation in, and access to, Australia’s arts and culture, including by supporting excellence in the arts, supporting indigenous arts, cultures and languages, and protecting Australia’s movable cultural heritage.

Amount: Up to $100,000 (total pool of $8,000,000)

Guidelines

Apply Now

Currently closed.

 

Indigenous Visual Arts Industry Support 

Focus: The IVAIS grant opportunity is part of the Australian Government’s Arts and Cultural Development Program which supports participation in, and access to, Australia’s arts and culture through developing and supporting cultural expression. Outcomes supported by IVAIS are:

  • a professional, viable and ethical Indigenous visual arts industry that features strong participation and provides economic opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people
  • the continued production, exhibition, critique, purchase and collection of Indigenous visual art.

Amount: $5,000 to $80,000 (Total pool of $300,000)

Currently closed.


Playking Travel Grant 

Focus: In association with Arts Centre Melbourne, Playking Foundation supports Australian performing arts professionals develop creative collaborations with artists, producers and presenters from across the Asian region through the Playking Travel Grant initiative. Grants are awarded on a competitive basis with priority given to professional artists of distinctive talent and proven capacity who are proposing original, high quality and new creative collaborations which:

  • bridge cultural divides through artistic practice
  • are intended to result in a performance outcome in Australia and/or Asia in the foreseeable future
  • profile a diversity of artists, cultures and creative outcomes

Amount: $5000 to $8000

Guidelines

Apply Now

Currently closed.

 

 


Open Now: QLD Small Business Month Grants Program

QLD Department of Employment, Small Business and Training
Closing- Expressions of interest for grant opportunity are open on a rolling basis

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

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

  • provide a platform for collective investigation of local small business community concerns and solutions specific to an area or locality
  • empower local small business communities to come together to learn from experts and specialists in areas relevant to their sector or region
  • enable local leadership in small business communities.

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

Application Guidelines QSBM 2020

Guidelines and criteria for completing your application are available at: https://www.publications.qld.gov.au/dataset/queensland-small-business-month-grant-2020 

Application Forms

Applications can be made via the following link: https://dtesb.smartygrants.com.au/smallbusinessmonth2020


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

Brisbane City Council
Closing- 30 April 2020

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

Business Scholarship Program

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

Business Mentoring Scheme

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

How to Apply

Application forms and guidelines are available at: https://forms.brisbane.qld.gov.au/lord-mayors-multicultural-business-scholarship-program-mentoring-scheme-2020


Open now: The Centre for Women & Co.’s Scholarship Fund

The Centre for Women & Co.
Closing: 2 March 2020

The Centre for Women & Co's Scholarship Fund is dedicated to empowering women to achieve their potential. The following grants provide funding to support women’s well-being, safety and scholarship throughout the community.

Applications for 2020 are now being taken in the areas of:

  • Business Start-Up - $2500
  • Capital Purchase - $2500
  • Education and Training - $2500
  • Nominate a Friend - 2 scholarships available at $1250 each

How to Apply

1. Read the following documents:

2. Fill in the application forms, available below:

3. Email completed application form, along with supporting documents to:

scholarship@centreforwomen.org.au

For further information, please visit official program website at:https://centreforwomen.org.au/scholarships


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

Ongoing Applications Accepted.

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

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

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

Amount: Undisclosed or various

Closing Date: Ongoing

Links to further information and contacts are available at: https://www.employment.gov.au/social-enterprise-development-and-investment-funds


Open Now: The Impact Investment Ready Growth Grant

Federal Government Department of Social Services
Closing: Expressions of interest (EOI) are accepted on an ongoing basis

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

Guidelines

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

Applications

Submit your Expressions of interest (EOI) for the Growth Grant via our online form at: https://impactinvestmentready.typeform.com/to/VZLkru

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

Further Questions can be emailed  to the Growth Grant Team at: growthgrant@impactinvestingaustralia.com


The following grant programs are currently closed and will reopen for applications later in 2020.

Small Business Digital Grants program

QLD Department of Employment, Small Business and Training
Currently Closed. Re-opens mid-2020

The Small Business Digital Grants program provides small businesses with access to digital technologies and services to enable them to work smarter, engage with the global economy and make the most of online business opportunities arising from digital disruption.

Matched funding of up to $10,000 (excluding GST) may be provided to eligible businesses for the purchase of hardware, software and services (such as digital coaching). The minimum grant funding is $1,000.

The business must show how the digital technology or service purchased and adopted will enhance the digital capabilities of their business and help them to be more competitive and employ more staff

To be eligible the business must:

  • have fewer than 20 employees at the time of applying for the grant
  • have an Australian Business Number (ABN) and be registered for GST
  • have Queensland headquarters
  • have a turnover of $2 million or less in the last financial year
  • not be insolvent or have owners/directors that are an undischarged bankrupt

Only 1 application will be accepted from an individual ABN or a financial beneficiary of a business.

Successful applicants cannot reapply for funding under this grant program in future rounds.

Your business must also be in a financial position to pay up front for the approved product(s) and or service(s) in full. If successful, approved applicants will then be reimbursed after submitting supplier invoices and proof of purchase.

Amount: Up to $10,000 matched funding  

How to apply:

Funding guidelines

Terms and Conditions.

Apply now

Currently closed. Re-opens mid 2020.


Small Business Entrepreneur Grants Program

QLD Department of Employment, Small Business and Training
Currently Closed. Re-opens mid-2020

The Small Business Entrepreneur Grants Program can assist new small businesses to access professional advice and support in the critical early stages of establishing a business.

The advice must fall under 1 or more of the following areas:

  • mentoring/coaching
  • business and strategic planning
  • professional business advice (i.e. information technology (IT), legal or financial)
  • marketing strategy development (i.e. branding strategies, social media/digital strategies, market research).

Eligibility criteria

To be eligible, the business must:

  • have a business name registered within the last 4 years
  • have fewer than 20 employees at the time of applying for the grant
  • have an Australian Business Number (ABN)
  • have Queensland headquarters
  • not be insolvent or have owners/directors that are an undischarged bankrupt.

The business must also be in a financial position to pay up front for the approved training or service(s) in full. If successful, approved applicants will then be reimbursed after submitting supplier invoices and proof of purchase.

Available funding

Up to $5,000 (if successful, a 50% funding contribution (excluding GST) is provided)

The minimum grant funding amount is $1,000

Payment will be made directly to the business on completion of the project and on presentation of proof of payment for the service.

Application Guideline

Terms and Conditions

Apply Now

Currently closed.


Business Growth Fund Program

QLD Department of Employment, Small Business and Training
Currently closed.

The Business Growth Fund Program is a grant program which provides targeted assistance for small and medium businesses that demonstrate high-growth and employment aspirations.

The fund will enable successful applicants to purchase and implement specialised equipment or services to help them seize growth opportunities.

Examples of eligible highly specialised equipment includes (but not limited to) the following:

  • production equipment to meet otherwise unachievable growth demand
  • advanced manufacturing or digital equipment and systems
  • advanced logistics systems and equipment.

Eligibility criteria

To be eligible for this grant, the business must:

  • have a minimum trading history of 3 years at the time of application
  • have a minimum turnover of $500,000 for the last financial year
  • have fewer than 50 employees at the time of applying for the grant
  • have an Australian Business Number (ABN) and be registered for GST
  • have Queensland headquarters
  • have competitive opportunities in domestic or international markets
  • be experiencing growth and have clearly defined high-growth and employment opportunities in Queensland
  • not be insolvent or have owners/directors that are an undischarged bankrupt.

Your business must have the potential for high-growth within the next 2 years. High-growth is generally considered to be a 20% increase in turnover or employment.

The applying business must have:

  • a business plan in place
  • the capacity to access finance to fund the growth of their business
  • clearly defined an opportunity and plan for growth
  • demonstrated how the funding will assist the business to achieve these goals.

Only 1 application will be accepted from an individual ABN or a financial beneficiary of a business for consideration at any one time.

Previously successful applicants cannot reapply for funding under this program.

Funding of up to $50,000 (excluding GST) is available.

A co-contribution from the applicant of between 25% and 50% of the total project cost must be provided . The government contribution will be determined by an assessment panel.

Application Guidelines

Terms and Conditions

Applications

Currently closed. Due to re-open mid 2020


QCF General Fund 2020 Grant Round

Queensland Community Foundation
Closed- 13 March 2020

The QCF General Fund Grants aim to assist mid-tier charities to build capacity by developing their structures, systems, people and skills in order to deliver improved outcomes. These 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, constitution reviews and board appraisals.

Mid-tier organisations (with an annual revenue less than $20m) that promote environmental and human health in Queensland are invited to apply.

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

Criteria & Guidelines

Guidelines and criteria for completing your application are available at: https://qcf.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2020-QCF-General-Fund-Criteria-Guidelines.pdf

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

Deductible Gift Recipient Status is also required

Applications

Applications can be made via the following link: https://qcf.org.au/grants/general-grant-online-application/

Further details can be found on the official QCF General Fund grant website:https://qcf.org.au/grants/general-fund-grant-making/

Currently Closed.


Small Business Artisan Producer Grants Program

QLD Department of Employment, Small Business and Training
Currently closed. Due to re-open mid 2020

The Small Business Artisan Producer Grants Program will provide assistance to artisan producers of gourmet food (including non-alcoholic beverages) to help them grow their businesses, access new market opportunities and enhance their gourmet food expertise.

The grant aims to support eligible artisan producers to engage business consultants, mentors or digital experts to assist them to establish and grow their businesses.

If successful, a 50% funding contribution of up to $5,000 (excluding GST) is provided following completion of your project. The applicant needs to meet the eligibility and assessment criteria in the application guidelines and must provide satisfactory evidence of the project's completion to obtain funding. The minimum grant funding amount available is $1,000 (i.e. project value is $2,000 or more).

Application guidelines

Terms & Conditions

Start and Submit Application

Currently closed. Due to re-open mid 2020


QLD Social Enterprise Grants Program

QLD Department of Employment, Small Business and Training
Currently closed. Due to re-open October 2020

The Social Enterprise Grants Program will provide assistance between $5,000 to $50,000 to enable social enterprises to access professional advice and support in the critical early stages of establishing and growing their business, and to assist in testing ideas in the market or using technology to achieve their reach and mission.


Open Now: Strengthening Rural Communities Program Grants

Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal (FRRR)
Tier 1 Round 5- Closing Tuesday 24 March 2020, 5pm
Tier 2 Round 5- Closed Tuesday 4 February 2020, 5pm

The Strengthening Rural Communities (SRC) program aims to give the thousands of small rural, regional and remote communities across Australia an opportunity to apply for funding that can support broad community needs. This program is an evolution of the long-running Small Grants for Rural Communities (SGRC) program that FRRR ran for 34 rounds over a 16 year period.

The program criteria are deliberately flexible, and with applications being accepted all year round, communities have increased access to funds that can be used where and when a community knows it’s needed.

The Strengthening Rural Communities program has two funding tiers:

1.Small and Vital grants

Small and Vital grants are all about meeting an immediate small scale need within a community, or for giving a boost to a larger initiative.

  • The Small and Vital grants provide funds of up to $10,000.
  • Applications are accepted year round via our online application system and awarded quarterly.
  • Terms and conditions:

Round 5: Applications must be received by 5pm AEDT, Tuesday 24 March 2020 for funds awarded in mid-June 2020

Following Rounds 6 & 7 are yet to be confirmed - check official program page for updates: FRRR Strengthening Rural Communities Grants

2. Larger Leverage Grants

Through the Larger Leverage grants, small rural, regional and remote communities now have an opportunity to access funding to support more aspirational objectives, think bigger and leverage the ideas, creativity and resources of communities for bigger impacts and stronger, more connected communities.

  • The larger leverage grants provide funds between $10,000 to $25,000.
  • Community groups will be invited to apply for the larger leverage grants from August 2019

Round 5 - Currently Closed:  Opens Friday, 20 December 2019.- Expressions of Interest (EOIs) must be made by 5pm AEDT, Tuesday 4 February 2020. Invitations to submit a full application will be made to select applicants.

Following Rounds 6 & 7 are yet to be confirmed - check official program page for updates: FRRR Strengthening Rural Communities Grants

Eligibility & Funding Guidelines:

Applications from not-for-profit organisations in communities of fewer than 15,000 people are prioritised, particularly communities whose size, remoteness and relative access to services, funding, and resources present particular ongoing challenges.

Applications can be made by not-for-profit community organisations in rural, regional and remote Australia that have an ABN or Incorporation Certificate. Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) status is not required for this grant program. If you are unsure if your project is eligible, please contact us on 1800 170 020 during office hours to discuss your project idea.

Applications:

Tier 1- Small & Vital Grants Round 5

FRRR will close the program for all tier applications from 25 March and reopen mid-July.


Open Now: Community Heritage Grants Program 2020 Round

National Library of Australia
Closing 4 May 2020 (AEST), 5pm

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.

Funding Guidelines

  • Applicants should 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

Applications can be made via the following link: CHG 2020 Application

Further information on the CHG program is available at the following website: https://www.nla.gov.au/content/community-heritage-grants-4


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

QLD Government Department of Child Safety Youth and Women
Closing: Friday 10 April 2020,

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

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 partnerships@csyw.qld.gov.au


Now Open: Gambling Community Benefit Fund (GCBF) Grants

Queensland Department of Justice and Attorney-General
Closing: Round 105 will open mid-March and will close at 11.59pm on 30 April 2020.

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 prioritised 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

Guidelines

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.

Applications

Applications can be made through the GCBF online grants portal.

Round 105 will open mid-March and will close at 11.59pm on 30 April 2020.

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

Round 106 closes on 30 June 2020 at 11:59pm

Round 107 closes on31 August at 11:59pm

Round 108 closes on 31 October at 11:59pm.

Round 104 closed on 28 February 2020 at 11:59pm


Open Now: 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 will re-open for applications later in 2020.

Celebrating Multicultural Queensland Program

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

The objectives of the Celebrating Multicultural Queensland Program (in alignment with the Multicultural Queensland Charter) are to promote:

  • Queensland's multicultural identity
  • community participation and intercultural connections
  • increased understanding between diverse cultural groups and the wider community
  • increased engagement of general community groups in connecting and welcoming migrants and refugees into a wide range of community activities.

In 2019–20, the CMQ program will deliver two funding rounds:

  • Multicultural Events— This funding round closed 29 July 2019. The successful recipients under the 2019–20 multicultural events funding round have been announced, check on the CMQ website.
  • Multicultural Projects— This funding round closed 6 December 2019.

In 2019–20, the CMQ program will also support:

Regional Partnerships Demonstration Projects
Targeted one-off funding of $100,000 per annum over three years has been approved for Balonne, Bulloo and Paroo Shire Councils to deliver demonstration projects, with community-based delivery partners and local communities, that implement strategies that strengthen welcome and inclusion in these regional locations.

Who can apply?

Incorporated organisations operating as a not-for-profit/charitable entity, Local Government Authorities (LGAs) and P&C Associations are eligible to apply for funding and must:

  • have a registered and current Australian Business Number (ABN) that is not for a commercial entity or individual; or hold an exemption from registration; or complete a Statement by Supplier form
  • hold public liability insurance to the value of not less than $10 million, or provide evidence of plans to obtain insurance to the value of not less than $10 million to cover the proposed event or project
  • have no overdue reports, or service delivery or performance issues for funding previously or currently provided by the Department of Local Government, Racing and Multicultural Affairs.

If you are not incorporated you can ask an eligible organisation that operates, or delivers services in Queensland, to auspice your project.

Amount: -One-off funding amount of up to $40,000

               -Targeted one-off funding of $100,000 per annum over three years may be available for Regional Partnership Demonstration Projects .

How to apply

Ensure you read the funding guidelines thoroughly.  

Funding Guidelines

Sample Application Form

FAQ fact Sheet

Applictions:

Applications can be made online through the Smartygrants portal: CMQ Grants App - Currently Closed

Please note, applications, including supporting documentation, will not be accepted after the closing date.


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: admin@communityfoundation.org.au with the subject: “Funding Request”.

To speak to the Grants Team, call (03) 9412 0412 or email: admin@communityfoundation.org.au

Currently Closed

TCC and DGR Status required


Community Assist’s Community Grant Program

Focus: EPIC’s Community Grants program aims to help level the playing field for people with disability, and create communities which value and welcome people with disability. EPIC will consider sponsoring initiatives that:

  • benefit people with disability
  • provide opportunities for EPIC to connect with potential job seekers and employers.

Amount: Up to $300

Guidelines

Apply Now

Application currently closed, recipients will be announced on 3 March 2020,


Community Conservation Grants 

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

Guidelines

Apply Now

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


IOOF Community Grants 

The IOOF Foundation are committed to creating opportunities for disadvantaged families, youth and the aged, by investing in initiatives that improve quality of life and help others achieve their potential to meaningfully participate in the community. The Foundation provides grants that support Australian not-for-profit organisations working with disadvantaged families, disadvantaged children and youth and aged care.

Amount:  $10,000 to $150,000

Guidelines

Apply Now

Currently Closed- Please visit the IOOF Frequently Asked Questions & Key Dates page for updates to application dates


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: https://forms.business.gov.au/smartforms/servlet/SmartForm.html?formCode=PRD00-CGHAPP18&FRID=4-D0C3IVJ&RegID=4-D1M7YCZ

Funding Guidelines

Guidelines and further details on making applications are available at the following link: https://www.communitygrants.gov.au/sites/default/files/documents/01_2020/community-languages-multicultural-grants-stream-one-grant-opportunity-guidelines-24012020.pdf

Please visit the official grant page website for further information on planning your applications: https://www.communitygrants.gov.au/grants/community-languages-multicultural-grants-stream-on

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: https://www.communitygrants.gov.au/sites/default/files/documents/02_2020/community-languages-multicultural-grants-stream-two-grant-opportunity-guidelines.pdf

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: https://www.communitygrants.gov.au/grants/community-languages-multicultural-grants-stream-two

 


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

 

Stanwell Sponsorship and Donation Program

Focus: To supporting activities that make a genuine ‘quality of life’ contribution to the communities that host Stanwell assets, in the South Burnett and Rockhampton regions, Mount Isa, Cairns, Tully and Ipswich.

Guidelines

Apply Now

Amount: Undisclosed

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

 

Tackling Tough Times Together (TTTT)

The Tackling Tough Times Together 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. See the case studies below for examples of the types of projects we have funded in the past, which may provide some ideas.

Thanks to the generous support of our donor partners, grants of up to $20,000 are now available across drought-affected communities nationally. A smaller number of grants valued at up to $60,000 and $150,000 are also available for larger-scale and multi-year projects that have a broader impact. Applications will be accepted on an ongoing basis and assessed quarterly.

Tackling Tough Times Together –

  • Round 16: Late February 2020 for applications received by 16 December 2019. EOIs for the $150K tier must be received by 27 Nov. 2019.
  • Round 17: Late August 2020 for applications received by 28 May 2020. EOIs for the $150K tier must be received by 16 April 2020.

 

Strengthening Rural Communities

The Strengthening Rural Communities (SRC) program aims to give the thousands of small rural, regional and remote communities across Australia an opportunity to apply for funding that can support broad community needs. This program is an evolution of the long-running Small Grants for Rural Communities (SGRC) program that FRRR ran for 34 rounds over a 16 year period.

The program criteria are deliberately flexible, and with applications being accepted all year round, communities have increased access to funds that can be used where and when a community knows it’s needed.

The Strengthening Rural Communities program has two funding tiers:

 

1.Small and Vital grants

Small and Vital grants are all about meeting an immediate small scale need within a community, or for giving a boost to a larger initiative.

  • The Small and Vital grants provide funds of up to $10,000.
  • Applications are accepted year round via our online application system and awarded quarterly.
  • Terms and conditions:

Round 4: Applications must be received by 5pm AEDT Thursday, 19 December 2019 for funds awarded in March 2020.

Round 5:  Friday, 20 December 2019.- Applications must be received by 5pm AEDT, Tuesday 24 March 2020 for funds awarded in mid-June 2020

 

2. Larger Leverage grants

Through the Larger Leverage grants, small rural, regional and remote communities now have an opportunity to access funding to support more aspirational objectives, think bigger and leverage the ideas, creativity and resources of communities for bigger impacts and stronger, more connected communities.

  • The larger leverage grants provide funds between $10,000 to $25,000.
  • Community groups will be invited to apply for the larger leverage grants from August 2019

 

Round 5:  Opens Friday, 20 December 2019.- Expressions of Interest (EOIs) must be made by 5pm AEDT, Tuesday 4 February 2020. Invitations to submit a full application will be made to select applicants.

 

ENERGEX-ERGON NEW

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.


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: service@smartygrants.com.au

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: Gambling Community Benefit Fund (GCBF)

QLD Government Department of Justice and Attorney-General

Closing- 11.59pm on 29 February 2020

Not-for-profit groups operating in Queensland can apply for grants from $500 to $35,000 through the GCBF. This fund is Queensland’s largest one-off community grants program, distributing approximately $57 million per year. The fund allocates grants to community groups to enhance their capacity to provide services, leisure activities and opportunities for Queensland communities.

How to Apply

Submit grant applications through the GCBF online grants portal

Tutorial videos to assist with using the portal is available on the Queensland Government's official information page for the grant: https://www.justice.qld.gov.au/initiatives/community-grants

Funding Guidelines

Guidelines are available at the following website: https://www.justice.qld.gov.au/initiatives/community-grants/guidelines

For further instructions on planning your application please see: https://www.justice.qld.gov.au/initiatives/community-grants 


Open Now: Skilling Queenslanders for Work Program - Community Organisations

QLD Department of Employment, Small Business and Training
Closing: Round 1 - Thursday 16 April, 5pm (AEST).

Funding is available to provide direct assistance to those Queenslanders that need support to gain the qualifications and skills needed to enter and stay in the workforce.

Community-based not-for-profit organisations can apply for funding to start projects in local communities across Queensland. Local councils and school Parents and Citizens' and Parents and Friends' associations are also able to apply for funding under some programs.

There are two regular funding rounds each financial year, taking applications for five of the initiative's seven programs:

Funding rounds for Community Organisations 2020-21:

Round 1- open until 5pm (AEST) Thursday 16 April 2020

Round 2- Currently being finalized.

Further application information, including program guidelines and fact sheets, is available from: https://desbt.qld.gov.au/training/community-orgs/funded/sqw


Open Now: Skilling Queenslanders for Work Program - Employers

QLD Department of Employment, Small Business and Training
Closing: Ongoing Applications Accepted

Incentives are available for employers who recruit Queensland job seekers as part of the Queensland Government's Back to Work and Skilling Queenslanders for Work initiatives.

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

Payments of up to $20,000 are available for an eligible full-time employee hired in either regional Queensland or areas of South East Queensland experiencing significant labour market challenges.

Back to Work Employer Support Payments are offered in the following locations:

Regional:

South East Queensland

  • Wide Bay Burnett
  • North Queensland
  • Far North Queensland
  • Mackay/Whitsunday
  • Central Queensland
  • North West Queensland
  • South West Queensland
  • Ipswich
  • Lockyer Valley
  • Logan
  • Moreton Bay
  • Scenic Rim
  • Somerset

 

Guidelines

Further information, including application guidelines and eligibility requirements  are available from: https://backtowork.initiatives.qld.gov.au/for-employers/employer-support-payment/

Applications

Applications can be made online through Q-Grants


Open Now: Career Development Grants – Individuals & Groups 

Australia Council for the Arts
Closing:  Round 2 - Tuesday 2 June for projects starting after 1 September 2020 (11:59pm AEST).                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Round 3 -Tuesday 6 October for projects starting after 1 January 2021 (11.59pm AEDT).

Focus: Career Development Grants aim to assist individual artists, arts workers or groups of artists by providing support to further develop skills or improve capacity to build an enduring career in the arts. These grants can support a broad range of activities such as skills and professional development, mentorships, showcases, residencies and other projects directly related to your career development. Supported activities must last no longer than two years from the proposed start date.

Amount: $5,000 to $25,000

In 2020, the grant rounds will close on:
(1) Tuesday 4 February for projects starting after 1 May 2020 (11:59pm AEST).
(2) Tuesday 2 June for projects starting after 1 September 2020 (11:59pm AEST).
(3) Tuesday 6 October for projects starting after 1 January 2021 (11.59pm AEDT).

Guidelines

Applications

For further assistance and advice from the Australia Council for the Arts, please contact a Grants Officer on 02 9215 9000,  1800 226 912 (toll-free), or enquiries@australiacouncil.gov.au 


Open Now: Regional Employment Trials

Federal Department of Employment, Skills, Small and Family Business
Closing: Ongoing Applications Accepted

Focus: Provides local stakeholders in selected regions (including businesses, not-for-profits and local government agencies) with grants to trial local approaches to delivering employment related projects. The objectives of the program are to deliver:

  • strong connections between regional stakeholders, including employment services providers
  • employment initiatives that meet local needs
  • improved awareness of local labour markets
  • the potential for improved regional employment outcomes

Your project must demonstrate that it:

  • provides opportunities and assistance to help unemployed people prepare for and find work
  • has at least $10,000 in eligible expenditure
  • You must complete your project before 30 June 2020.

Amount: From $7,500 to $200,000

Guidelines

Details for eligibility criteria, application guidelines, key documents and further information are available at: https://www.business.gov.au/Grants-and-Programs/Regional-Employment-Trials

Apply Now

Application forms for current rounds can be accessed at: Application Portal Link


Open Now: Tailored Assistance Indigenous Employment Grants (TAEG)

National Indigenous Australians Agency, Federal Government
Closing: Ongoing Applications Accepted

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

  • Employment – support for job seekers to address barriers to recruitment and improve retention in the workplace, and support for employers to engage and retain job seekers into ongoing jobs, including    post-placement support
  • School-based traineeships – support for secondary students to gain work experience and prepare for post-school transition into further study or employment
  • Cadetships– support for university students to receive paid work-placement opportunities during the course of their study

Activities should deliver outcomes that will:

  • increase employment and retention rates
  • increase work-readiness
  • increase the successful transition of secondary and tertiary students into ongoing employment
  • lead to certified and transferrable qualifications.

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

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

Guidelines

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

Applications

Applications can be made via the Proposal Form and Application Kit found at the official TAEG's website


Open Now: Travel and Accommodation Subsidies

QLD Department of Employment, Small Business and Training
Closing: Ongoing Applications Accepted

The Department of Education and Training provides financial assistance to subsidize additional costs incurred by apprentices and trainees  to eligible apprentices and trainees, who are required to travel at least 100kms return to attend off-the-job training for their apprenticeship or traineeship.

Amount: undisclosed

Guidelines

  • The apprenticeship or traineeship must be registered in Queensland.
  • The apprentice or trainee must travel at least 100kms return (by direct route), to their training organisation, from their usual place of residence. The apprentice or trainee's usual place of residence may not be a home address if they usually live away from home to attend work (e.g. living in a mining camp for work purposes).
  • The apprentice or trainee must attend their closest training organisation able to deliver training in the relevant qualification.
  • Claims must be submitted to the department within 6 months from the completion of the training block or attendance period being claimed for. Claims submitted more than 6 months after the last training day will only be paid in exceptional circumstances and will be assessed on a case-by-case basis.

Please view the Travel and Accommodation Allowance: Policy Statement and Guidelines for further details on assessment criteria, travel subsidy rates, special provisions for additional financial assistance and advance claims.

Applications

Applications for apprentices/trainees (that are NOT SCHOOL-BASED) can be made through the Government's online  Claim Wizard

SCHOOL-BASED apprentices/trainees travel and accommodation application forms are available from your school or the Education Queensland website. You cannot lodge a claim through the same site.

 


The following grant programs are currently closed. They will re-open for applications later in 2020.

NDIS Jobs and Market Fund grants 

Focus: The objective of the Jobs and Market Fund (JMF) is to support growth of the NDIS market and workforce in capacity and capability to meet the needs of NDIS participants. Outcomes of the JMF must contribute to the growth of an effective disability services market and workforce comprising the following ultimate outcomes:

  • Participants exercise choice and control.
  • Participants receive reasonable and necessary supports where and when they need them.
  • NDIS providers are delivering supports and services efficiently and sustainably.
  • NDIS providers are able to access the workforce needed to meet participant demand.

Amount: $10,000 to $10,000,000

Guidelines

Apply Now

Closed 17 January 2019. Check website for updates of further funding rounds.


Open Now: Gambling Community Benefit Fund (GCBF) Grants

Queensland Department of Justice and Attorney-General
Closing: Round 105 will open mid-March and will close at 11.59pm on 30 April 2020.

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 prioritised 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

Guidelines

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.

Applications

Applications can be made through the GCBF online grants portal.

Round 105 will open mid-March and will close at 11.59pm on 30 April 2020.

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

Round 106 closes on 30 June 2020 at 11:59pm

Round 107 closes on31 August at 11:59pm

Round 108 closes on 31 October at 11:59pm.

Round 104 closed on 28 February 2020 at 11:59pm


Queensland Destination Events Program  (QDEP) NEW

The QDEP offers two funding options for regional events:

  • Destination event funding – single year funding for developing events seeking growth ($10,000 - $25,000 per year)
  • Significant event funding – single year or up to three years of funding for events that can demonstrate a strong track record of growth or growth potential ($25,000 - $100,000 per year)

 

Purpose

The Queensland Destination Events Program (QDEP), formerly the Regional Development Program, seeks to leverage the crucial link between events and the destinations in which they are staged, extending the flow of the economic, marketing and social benefits of events throughout metropolitan and regional Queensland.

 

Aims and objectives of the program

  • Generate local economic activity and development in the host destination
  • Attract external visitation to the destination
  • Drive social and community outcomes for the host destination, noting the important link between community outcomes and economic benefits
  • Enhance the profile and appeal of the host destination. 

The QDEP website details the process for events to submit an expression of interest for Significant event funding. Please note, Significant funding applications will only be accepted following invitation by TEQ.

Application & Funding Guidelines:

Funding Guideline

Help Guide for Applicants

Significant event funding Expression of Interest form

Apply

For enquiries Contact: (07) 3535 3535 or via email at events@queensland.com

Funding Round 15 opens 1 November 2019 and closes 5 February 2020 – Eligible Event dates September 2020 - September 2021;
Funding Round 16 opens March 2020 and closes June 2020 - Eligible Event dates January 2021 - January 2022;
Funding Round 17 opens July 2020 and closes October 2020 - Eligible Event dates May 2021 - May 2022­;

 


Thriving Cohesive Communities Grants

The Thriving Cohesive Communities (TCC) grant round provides funding towards projects that strengthen family and community connection and support young people to take up meaningful roles in their community. Funded projects will form part of the Queensland Government’s social cohesion program to build cohesive and resilient Queensland communities and to foster a strong sense of belonging for all Queenslanders.

The Thriving Cohesive Community Grants to support implementation of the Thriving Cohesive Communities Action Plan 2019-21 action plan. The plan sets out priorities for action under four key focus areas:

  • Pathways for individuals
  • Family connections
  • Community connections and strength
  • Collaborative services

This second action plan has:

  • a greater emphasis on young people (12-25 years)
  • targeted investment for more focused impact to the regional Queensland locations of Toowoomba, Rockhampton and Townsville
  • a greater emphasis on addressing economic exclusion.

It is a plan to promote and strengthen Queensland’s social cohesion, reduce social marginalisation and economic exclusion, and address anti-social behaviour and behaviours that can lead to violence or physical harm.

Who is  eligible to apply?

Not-for-profit organisations, including Neighbourhood and Community Centres and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community-controlled organisations; Local Government Authorities (LGAs); P&C Associations; Co-operatives; and Unincorporated community groups and user-led groups who are auspiced by an eligible entity, and must have: 

  • have an Australian Business Number (ABN);
  • have no overdue reports, outstanding financial liability, or service delivery or performance issues
  • hold the appropriate public liability insurance
  • must not be a state or federal government agency.

 

Amount:

  • up to $120,000 (exc. GST) per project under Youth Connect – Contribute – Lead.
  • up to $45,000 (exc. GST) per project under Locals speaking to locals.

    

How to apply

Funding Information Paper

Apply Online

Currently closed

Inclusive Kids Community Grants

Focus: The Inclusive Kids Community Grants Fund aims to assist children who are disadvantaged, by providing small grants to assist with their day to day care or to purchase items that will create better inclusion in community life for these children. This Grants Fund is open to individuals aged 0 – 18 years who live in one of the various areas in which the Grants Fund operates (for details of these areas, click here).

Amount: Up to $4,000

Guidelines

Application

Closing: Ongoing

 

Indigenous Youth Mobility Pathways Project (IYMP) 

Focus: The Indigenous Youth Mobility Pathways project (IYMP) supports Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people who choose to move away from home to gain the qualifications they need to have a greater chance of obtaining sustainable employment in their home community or elsewhere. The project is aimed primarily at young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people from remote areas ages 16 – 24 (participants may commence a course at any time before they turn 25 years old and may be supported until the conclusion of that course).

Amount: Undisclosed

Guidelines

Apply Now

Closing: Ongoing

 

School Transport Assistance Scheme (STAS)

STAS now provides assistance to eligible students on rail, bus and ferry services and through the payment of conveyance allowance to parents as a contribution towards the cost of transporting their children to and from school. It aims to help parents meet their legal obligation of ensuring their children are enrolled in and attending an approved educational facility

Amount: Undisclosed

Guidelines

Application Forms

Closing: Ongoing

 

Tapping In – Student Start-Up Grant 

Focus: For students or recent grad (within 1 year) who want to start your own company in advanced technologies (micro-, nano-, bio-technology, medical devices)? If you have an exciting idea, we want you to join ‘The Tap’s’ community of entrepreneurs and experts. Apply for a Tapping In grant from STC. You’ll get:

  • Free access to ‘The Tap’ for 3 months for up to 3 team members
  • Use our medical device business intelligence portal, CAD workstation and 3d printer
  • Connections to experts for mentorship and support
  • Participation in STC events
  • A focused opportunity to turn an idea into a start-up

Applications are rolling – apply whenever you’re ready by emailing a one-page non-confidential executive summary of your idea, telling us why the idea is awesome, and how you’re the rock star(s) that are going to make it work: laura@stcaustralia.org

Closing: Ongoing

 

Transition to Independent Living Allowance (TILA)

Focus: Transition to Independent Living Allowance (TILA) is a payment of up to $1,500 to help eligible young people cover some basic costs as they leave out-of-home care. Talk to your case worker if you think you might be eligible as only a case worker can apply for TILA on your behalf.

Guidelines

Application

Closing: Ongoing

 

Local Sporting Champions (LSC) program

Focus: The Local Sporting Champions (LSC) program is an Australian Government initiative designed to provide financial assistance for young sportsmen and women aged 12-18.

Amount: up to $500

Application

Closing: Ongoing

 

Youth Employment Program (YEP)

Focus: The Youth Employment Program (YEP) is an employment support program for young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who are finishing high school and looking for work or considering further education. Department of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Partnerships (DATSIP) staff in your region can help you:

  • with your choice of career
  • link to job vacancies
  • connect you to culturally capable services
  • with pre-employment support such preparing resumes and for job interviews
  • get support for any life challenges that make it difficult to find work
  • access training opportunities.

Amount: Undisclosed

Guidelines

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Closing: Ongoing

 

Youth Funding

Focus: To create a more just society by giving every young person in Australia an equal opportunity to access the skills to negotiate life’s journey. Matana’s focus is on improving the welfare and wellbeing of young people from severely disadvantaged or marginalised backgrounds, or whose concerns and issues are not readily funded from other sources. Recognising that disadvantage takes many forms, we prioritise projects and organisations that address the causes of youth disadvantage by:

  • Providing programs primarily targeting school retention and increased education achievement for students who are at risk of dropping out of school or who have already dropped out. The focus is on early identification, customised learning and mentoring.
  • Providing programs that target employment skills development, employment and career pathways and transitions into employment.
  • Providing programs that target social and community connectedness, personal significance and social and emotional outcomes.
  • Providing services in geographical areas across Australia where funding is difficult to source.

Amount: $1,000 to $10,000

Guidelines

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Closing: Ongoing


Be Connected program: Capacity Building grants 

Focus: The Network Capacity Building grant is for large community organisations, with strong networks to become ambassadors of the Be Connected Network that aims to foster social inclusion of older Australians (50+) by teaching them teach digital literacy skills.

The funding can be spent on activity that can be justified as supporting older Australians to gain basic digital skills and confidence, under three different types of grants: Activation, Building Digital Skills, and Capacity Building.

Organisations who would like to apply for a Network Capacity Building grant must be a Network Partner within the Be Connected network. If you are not yet a Network Partner, please click here to join.

Amount: $2000 to $50,000

If you have any questions on the Be Connected grant program, contact connect@goodthingsfoundation.org


Driving Social Inclusion through Sport and Physical Activity Grant 

Purpose

The aim of the Driving Social Inclusion through Sport and Physical Activity Grant is to use sport and physical activity projects to address inclusion issues for vulnerable and disadvantaged individuals and seeks to enhance wellbeing and sense of community belonging.

 

Overview

The grant aims to contribute to the building of resilient, cohesive and harmonious communities to ensure that individuals, families and communities have the opportunity to thrive and have the capacity to respond to emerging needs and challenges.

 

The following community groups will be targeted to engage in sport and physical activity projects:

  • newly arrived migrants and refugees; 
  • women;
  • people with a physical or mental disability; and
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

 

The objectives of the grant are to contribute on a local level to:

  • support vulnerable and disadvantaged individuals from targeted community groups to participate in flexible, community based sport and physical activity projects; and 
  • increase acceptance of diversity, build inclusive communities, and assist vulnerable and disadvantaged individuals and families to develop social links through sport and physical activity.

 

Eligibility

To be eligible you must have been operating for 12 months or longer and be one of the following entity types:

  • a not-for-profit (NFP) organization whose NFP status must be demonstrated through one of the following: 
  • current registration with the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC); 
  • state or territory incorporated association status; or 
  • constitutional documents and/or Articles of Association that demonstrate the NFP character of your organization.
  • a sporting organisation, such as a community sports club, national, state or registered sport association;
  • a local government entity. As the Australian Capital Territory does not have local government entities, it is eligible to apply. 

 

Amount: $50,000 to undisclosed

 

Application methods: Online

Website  

Guidelines

Application

Currently closed

 

Flying Start Program

Focus: Jetstar’s Flying Start Program invites community groups and organisations across Australia to apply for a grant to fund a project that will enrich the lives of people in their local community.

Amount: Up to $30,000

Guidelines

Apply Now

New grant is currently open starting from 1/4/2019.


Open now: The Centre for Women & Co.’s Scholarship Fund

The Centre for Women & Co.
Closing: 2 March 2020

The Centre for Women & Co's Scholarship Fund is dedicated to empowering women to achieve their potential. The following grants provide funding to support women’s well-being, safety and scholarship throughout the community.

Applications for 2020 are now being taken in the areas of:

  • Business Start-Up - $2500
  • Capital Purchase - $2500
  • Education and Training - $2500
  • Nominate a Friend - 2 scholarships available at $1250 each

How to Apply

1. Read the following documents:

2. Fill in the application forms, available below:

3. Email completed application form, along with supporting documents to:

scholarship@centreforwomen.org.au

For further information, please visit official program website at:https://centreforwomen.org.au/scholarships


Open now:  Female Founders Program 2020

QLD Department of Employment, Small Business and Training

The Female Founders program is designed to assist female founders at different stages of the entrepreneurial lifecycle. Applications are currently open for the following programs:

Female Founders Impact Program - Delivering capability development activities which focus on confidence, education and skills development. The program is delivered by Impact Innovation Group and options include:

  • Personalised Pathways
  • Mentor Match
  • Learning Links
  • Events and Webinars

Female Founders Advisory Board Program - Delivering the skills and exposure to engage effectively with advisors and to establish best practice governance and advisory foundations in your business to support growth. Delivered by the Advisory Board Centre, programs include:

  • Essentials Program: group sessions designed for female business owners with growth aspirations who need assistance gaining clarity about the type of support they need including confidence, skills and exposure
  • Starter Program: designed to establish best practice governance, business diagnostics and foundations of a structure to support their growth plans

Guidelines

Application Guidelines and eligibility criteria can be accessed at: Female Business Leaders Program Guidelines

Applications

Applications can be made online through the Advance QLD Women in Business Application Portal

Further information about these opportunities is available on the official Female Founders Program website

 


Feed Queensland Appeal Grants

Feed Queensland Appeal’s mission to increase the capacity of suburban and regional food relief charities and help them nourish their communities.

Our Feed Queensland Appeal grants enable food relief charities to buy things such as fridges, freezers, vans, ovens, cool rooms, storage, kitchen equipment and staple foods to help charities grow their current programs, start new projects and expand their reach in providing food and meals for people going hungry in their community.

The 2019 grants in Queensland are:

  • Major Projects Grants up to $50 000 for major infrastructure
  • Grassroots Grants of up to $25 000 for minor infrastructure and food staple access
  • Rural Grants of up to $50 000 for major or minor infrastructure and food staple access for regional and remote communities.

2019 Feed Queensland Grants close 5pm on 31st July (AEST). Grants will be awarded by the 30th September 2019.

To be eligible for a grant your charity must:

  • be located in the state that you are applying for
  • your primary focus must be food relief in your local community
  • provide a minimum of 12 months audited financials (if your annual revenue is under $1 million then please provide a financial report)
  • be endorsed as a Deductable Gift Recipient. Deductable gift recipients must be listed with the Australian Taxation Office under item 1 of the table in section 30-15 of the Income Tax Assessment Act, 1936

Amount: up to $50,000

Guideline

Apply Now

Currently closed


BRISBANE

Brisbane City Council – Community Grants

The following Council grants are available to community groups and non-profit organisations:

  • Lord Mayor’s Suburban Initiative Fund
  • Healthy and Physical Activity Grants
  • Housing Support Program
  • Community Support Funding Program
  • Access and Inclusion Community Partnership Program
  • Men’s Shed Grants
  • Community Development and Capacity Building Grants
  • Building Stronger Communities Grants

If you’re not sure whether your project is suitable, contact Council on 07 3403 8888 and request help from the Grant Unit who can also:

  • give you advice on how to fill out the application form
  • answer questions about the application process

 

BUNDABERG

Bundaberg Regional Council – Grants & Financial Assistance

Council offers a range of financial and other assistance to assist in the provision of Projects/Programs and Events. These include:

  • Micro Grants
  • Community Grants Program
  • Special Events
  • Young People in Sport
  • Equipment Loan Program
  • Partnerships and Sponsorships
  • Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF)

All Guidelines available here

Please direct your enquiries concerning the Community Grants Program to Councils Community Development Unit on 1300 883 699 or email us at ceo@bundaberg.qld.gov.au

 

CAIRNS

Cairns Regional Council – Community Grants

There is a wide range of funding programs offered by CRC. They fall into the following categories:

  • Arts and Cultural
  • Community Services
  • Events
  • Mayor’s Discretionary Fund
  • Sports and Recreation
  • Sustainability

Funding amounts and application closing dates vary across grants – for up to date information regarding the various funding programs, please see full list and all details here

 

FRASER COAST

Fraser Coast Regional Council – Grants

Fraser Coast Regional Council offers a number of grant funding opportunities below:

  • Community Projects
  • Community Events
  • Regional Events
  • Community Celebration Events – Christmas, New Year, Australia Day, Anzac Day
  • Financial Assistance to Sportspersons Grants Scheme
  • Mayor’s Community Benefit Fund
  • Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF)
  • Opening and closing dates vary across the different grants.

All inquiries should be directed to Council’s Grants Officer on 1300 79 49 29 or grants@frasercoast.qld.gov.au

 

GLADSTONE

Gladstone Regional Council – Donations and Grants

Council offers two separate funding streams for groups and organisations seeking funding assistance in the form of donations, sponsorship and/or grants. These are:

  1. Community Donations Program, which is a general pool of funds for a range of community-based organisations and administered by Council’s Community Wellbeing Department.
  1. Sport & Recreation Grants, which are open only to sporting, active recreation groups and organisations servicing the Gladstone Region.

If you have any enquiries about these programs please contact Community Engagement Centre on email CommunityEngagementCentre@gladstone.qld.gov.au  or phone (07) 4976 6300.

 

GOLD COAST

City of Gold Coast – Initiatives and funding

City of Gold Coast provides a number of funding programs and initiatives to assist incorporated not-for-profit community organisations that support the Gold Coast community:

  • Community Grants Program
  • Mayoral and Divisional Donations Program
  • Nature Conservation Assistance Program (NCAP)
  • Other funding sources and assistance

To discuss funding options contact the Community Grants Administrator on email: communitygrants@goldcoast.qld.gov.au or Phone: 07 5581 5240

 

IPSWICH

City of Ipswich – Grants and Sponsorships

Council provides funding for non-profit and community based organisations through the Arts, Social Development and Community Engagement Department in the areas of community and cultural development that enables Council to form partnerships with community based organisations for projects that may not receive funding from other sources.

Applicants are encouraged to read the Community Grants and In-Kind Assistance Applicant Guidelines and Grants Donations Bursaries And Scholarships Policy to determine their eligibility and for further information.

If you require assistance in preparing your application, please contact the Community Grants Officer on (07) 3810 6657 or email: Josie.Berry@ipswich.qld.gov.au

 

LOGAN

Logan City Council – Mayor and Councillors Community Benefit Fund 

Focus: Logan City Council offers a number of grants available to community organisations, individuals, clubs and services. The grants cover a range of areas and interests from sports, arts, events, programing, environment, education and individual aspirations.

  • Community Project Grants
  • EnviroGrants
  • Events & Festivals
  • Donations
  • Mayor and Councillors Community Benefit Fund
  • Sport, Recreation & Community Funding
  • Working Together Grants

For more information contact Council’s Community Development team on (07) 3412 3412 or email communityprojectgrants@logan.qld.gov.au

 

MACKAY

Mackay Regional Council – Grants

Mackay Regional Council is proud to support the community with a variety of grant and funding opportunities. Funding is available to sporting, arts, service, and environmental groups and individuals through the following programs:

  • Community Activities Grant
  • Community Facilities Grant
  • Community Organisation Development Grant
  • Community Organisation Equipment Grant
  • Individual Achievement Grant
  • Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF)

For more information please read Community Grants Help Guide. If you still need assistance with your application call 1300 622 529.

 

MORETON BAY

Moreton Bay Regional Council – Community Grants Program

Moreton Bay Regional Council provides grants to community organisations to support the sustainable delivery of community, cultural, sporting and environmental activities to residents in the Moreton Bay region. Council’s Community Grants Program consists of the following grants:

  • Community Activities Grant
  • Community Facilities Grant
  • Community Organisation Development Grant
  • Community Organisation Equipment Grant
  • Individual Achievement Grant
  • Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF)

Applicants are strongly encouraged to read the Moreton Bay Regional Council’s Community Grants Program Guidelines to determine their eligibility and for further information about each funding opportunity.

For further information about the Community Grants Program, please contact a grants officer on (07) 3205 0555 or email grants@moretonbay.qld.gov.au

 

MOUNT ISA

Mount Isa City Council – Community Grants and Major Events Sponsorship

There are two funding programs. These are the Community Grants Program and Major Events Sponsorship Program. These are offered in two rounds annually:

  • Round One February 1 to March 1
  • Round Two August 1 to August 31

Guidelines here

Grant Application Form here

Sponsorship Application Form here

For more information email: city@mountisa.qld.gov.au

 

REDLAND CITY

Redland City Council – Grants and Sponsorship

Redland City Council provides financial assistance to individuals and organisations, helping them run projects that benefit the local community. Types of funding include:

  • Community Grants – For programs and projects with a specific purpose and outcome.
  • Sponsorship – For an event, project, service or activity which provides commercial benefits to Council and the community.
  • Councillors’ Small Grants – Offering small amounts of assistance to organisations, and supporting individuals to achieve excellence at a high-level.
  • Regional Arts Development Fund – Supporting emerging artists to develop their skills and profile in the Redlands.

For assistance contact:

 

ROCKHAMPTON

Rockhampton Regional Council – Community Assistance Program

Rockhampton Regional Council is committed to supporting the delivery of projects/events within the Rockhampton Regional Council area that contribute to building community and economic capacity. Funding programs include:

  • Awards Scheme
  • Community Facility Insurance Scheme
  • Community Grants Scheme
  • Community Organisation Support
  • Community Sponsorship Scheme – Minor & Major
  • Small Projects Scheme

Applications for the Major Sponsorship, Small Projects, Awards Scheme and Community Facilities Insurance Scheme will be accepted at any time. For further information contact Council on (07) 4936 8368, 1300 22 55 77 or email communityservices@rrc.qld.gov.au

 

SUNSHINE COAST

Sunshine Coast Council – Grants and Funding

The Sunshine Coast Council offers a variety of grants and funding across the following areas:

  • Community Grants
  • Environment Levy Grants
  • Arts Funding
  • Councillor Discretionary Funding
  • Operational Funding

Community Grants Program Guidelines here

Application forms here

For additional information, please contact council’s grants officers on (07) 5420 8616 or email grants@sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au

 

TOOWOOMBA

Toowoomba Regional Council – Grant Programs

Toowoomba Regional Council offer several grant programs including:

  • Community Support Grant Program
  • Environment Grant Program
  • Events Support Grant Program
  • Sports and Recreation Community Grant Program
  • Cultural and Arts Support Grant Program
  • Sports Tourism Event Grant Program
  • Use of Council Property
  • Shade Trees and Shrubs In-Kind Support
  • Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF) program

For more information contact a Community Liaison Officer by calling 131 872, or email info@tr.qld.gov.au and ask to speak to your local CLO.

 

TOWNSVILLE

City Of Townsville – Grants and Funding

Townsville City Council’s Community Grants and Sponsorships Scheme supports local initiatives and pursuits of excellence that enhance community wellbeing and opportunity via the provision of financial assistance to community organisations and individuals.

Please view the following pages for information about the specific grant programs:

  • Sport & Recreational Grants
  • Cultural Grants
  • Community Grants

Guides & Forms here

For further information contact council’s Grants Officer on 13 48 10 or send an email to communitygrants@townsville.qld.gov.au


Acquittal

An acquittal is a document, provided by the grantmaker, which requires you to report on how you have spent their money.  An acquittal is completed once your project has finished.  It will ask for information on your project income and expenditure, project description, and achieved outcomes.

It may also ask for feedback, surveys, and images of your event/project.

Applicant

An applicant is the person or group applying for the grant.

Auspice

A Not-For-Profit community group that is not incorporated must have their application ‘auspiced’ by an incorporated organisation.

The role of an auspicing organisation is to support the community group with their project and to submit the application on their behalf.  If the application is successful, the auspice will provide support by monitoring the project as well as receive and distribute the funding so that the community group can complete the funded project.  The auspice organisation also submits the acquittal.

Auspicing organisations may charge a grants administration fee to perform this role for the unincorporated group.  This is known as an ‘auspice fee’.

Australian Business Number

An Australian Business Number (ABN) is a unique 11 digit number that identifies your business to the government and community.  Applying for an ABN is free.

For further information, http://www.business.gov.au/

Benefit

A good, or helpful thing.  Something that promotes or enhances well-being; an advantage.

In a grant application, you will be asked to state the ‘benefits’ of the project/event for which you are asking funding for.  This is a very important part of the application because if you do not state the benefits for your community, and the wider community, the grantmaker will not be convinced of your project idea and you will not receive funding from them.

Budget

A budget is the part of the application form that contains financial details details of your project/event  –  income and expenses.  The grantmaker usually provides a budget template for you in the application form and it will have two columns, income and expenses.  In a budget, the total figure of your income must be the same figure as the total of your expenses.

Capital Works

Capital works are projects which involve building, refurbishing, or renovating. For example, new fences, disability ramps, toilet blocks, shade sails, playground etc.

Charity

A charity is a type of organisation that raises funds for, or offers support to, the disadvantaged in society such as people, animals, and the environment.

In a tax and grants conversation, this word refers to organisations which the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) has endorsed as a Tax Concession Charity (TCC).  Please visit https://www.ato.gov.au/ for further details on registering your organisation as a charity.

Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR)

Some grants, usually philanthropic grants, require your organisation to have Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) status.  Many groups and organisations do not have DGR status because it is a complicated process to go through.  If you want DGR status, you will need to go to a specialist lawyer.

Please visit https://www.ato.gov.au/ for further details on becoming a DGR.

Funds

Money made available for a particular purpose.

Fundraising

The act of collecting money for a particular purpose.  For example, gold coin donations at a community BBQ event, or raffles.

Grant

A grant is a gift, usually money, given for the common good.  Grants are given for a particular purpose.

Grant Provider / Grantmaker / Funding Body / Funder

An individual/organisation that makes the grant available and provides the funds to applicants.

Grant seeker

A group or individual or organisation who are looking for funds and/or are applying for funds through an application.

Grantee

The organisation or individual who has received the funds.

Incorporated

Once your group feels established and stable, you may want to consider becoming legally formalised.  This is known as Incorporation.  When you incorporate, you are creating a separate legal entity, similar to a business.  Becoming incorporated allows your group to apply for funds on their own, without the need for an auspice.

Each state and territory in Australia has its own Associations Incorporation Act, and Regulations.

For further information on becoming an incorporated organisation in Queensland, please visit the Queensland Office of Fair Trading: http://www.fairtrading.qld.gov.au

In-kind

In-kind support is the non-cash contribution to your event or project, such as donations of equipment or time.  For example, free use of a venue, stationary, equipment, volunteer labour hours, etc.

Milestone

A significant point or event in the project.

Philanthropy

Philanthropy is the generous giving of private money to help make life better for the public.

Rich individuals, families, and organisations (sometimes known as ‘foundations’ or trusts’) will often provide philanthropic funds to communities in the spirit of goodwill.

Your organisation will almost always require Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) status to be eligible for philanthropic funds.


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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.