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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.

QLD Government COVID-19 Economic Relief Package

The QLD Government has announced multiple initiatives to provide support to businesses and employees impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic. Please click the links provided to access further details and relevant application processes. Further assistance is also available from the Small Business & Financial Assistance Hotline (Ph: 1300 654 687), the COVID-19 Business Assistance Finder and the Business Queensland Coronavirus (COVID-19) website

Opening Soon: 2021 COVID-19 Business Support Grants

QLD businesses may be eligible for financial support through the 2021 COVID-19 Business Support Grants. Initial grants of $5,000 will be made available to small and medium businesses across Queensland impacted by the COVID-19 lockdown that commenced on Saturday 31 July 2021. Grants are also available for large businesses in the hospitality and tourism sector operating in the 11 local government areas in the lockdown, subject to meeting eligibility criteria. Further information, including guidelines and details of how to apply, will be available from the Business Queensland website in days following the announcement of extended lockdown on 2 August 2021. Business Queensland has advised that applications are due to open from mid-August.

Changes to restrictions in Queensland From Saturday 31 July 2021: — The Queensland Government has announced changing of restrictions for businesses, households and public spaces. A range of community restrictions are in place, including those around events and the QLD boarder with NSW. More details are available at QLD's Roadmap to Easing COVID-19 RestrictionsBusinesses, activities and undertakings; COVID Safe Industry Plans and Gatherings, travel and recreation.

The QLD Coronavirus (COVID-19) Business Assistance Finder has been developed to help businesses negatively impacted by the pandemic to discover what support is being offered from the Queensland Government, Australian Federal Government and Queensland Local Councils. 

Source: QLD Government

QLD International Student Crisis Assistance 

The Queensland Government has developed the International Student Crisis Assistance website to provide assistance to international students experiencing severe financial hardship as a result of COVID-19. Currently, the Queensland Government is working on a process to distribute: 

  • Additional funding to Queensland-based universities and TAFE Queensland to top-up their bursaries and student support services.  
  • One-off payments to private VET and ELICOS students. 

International students who require immediate crisis support should contact their education and training provider and the Queensland Student Hub Network to discuss their needs. Please follow the Study Queensland Facebook page for further updates.

QLD Government Covid-19 Jobs Finder Portal

Assistance Finding Jobs and accessing free online training

The State Government has opened a new online portal that will connect Queenslanders who have lost their jobs due to COVID-19 with new job opportunities.

This Jobs Finder Queensland online portal will allow Queenslanders who are looking for work to provide information on their skills, location and work experience. These details can then be readily matched to available jobs.

Any Queensland job seeker can register their details, skills and location via the Jobs Finder Queensland portal and access free online training at: www.jobsfinder.qld.gov.au

Small Business Commissioner Office Opens for Assistance  

Maree Adshead has been announced as the Queensland Small Business Commissioner, to help small business recover from the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. Small business tenants and landlords whose trade has been affected by COVID-19 can seek assistance with resolving lease disputes and access a free mediation service offered by the Commissioner. The Office of QLD Small Business Commissioner can be contacted on 1300 312 344 or visit: Business QLD/qsbc.

QLD Small Business COVID-19 Adaption Grant Program - Round Two

The Qld Government has expanded the Small Business COVID-19 Adaption Grant Program as part of Stage 2 of Queensland's Economic Recovery Strategy. A further $100 million worth of grants is being provided, with half of the funding being allocated for regional areas outside of South East Queensland.  The program aims to support small and micro businesses that have been highly impacted by the coronavirus (COVID-19) shutdown and social distancing restrictions. Eligible small or micro businesses may apply for funding between a minimum of $2 000 and a maximum of $10 000 to adapt their operations and build resilience during the pandemic recovery phase. Please visit the Small Business Covid-19 Grant Program website for further eligibility and application details.  

Updates to Queensland's Boarder PlanDetails on border control measures, including border passes, travel declarations and quarantine requirements. 

Source: QLD Government


 Australian Federal Government’s Covid-19 Economic Assistance Package

The Federal Government recently announced a range of financial measures to support the community to recover from the economic impact of coronavirus. These are targeted towards individuals and households, businesses and maintaining a flow of credit to the national economy. Please see below for links to specific details and eligibility requirements for each area. More information is available by visiting business.gov.autreasury.gov.au, or by phoning 13 28 46

Payments to Individuals and Households

The Federal Government is providing financial assistance to Australians to support them through the Covid-19 response and recovery period. This assistance includes income support, payments to assist households and counselling and mental health support. For further information please visit: Economic Response to the Coronavirus - Support payments to households.

The Services Australia website contains additional details on support available for individuals and families and the application processes: Getting help during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic- Services Australia

Support for Business

Further measures are designed to assist businesses to manage cash flow, retain employees and provide relief for financial distress during this difficult period. This includes support for specific regions and industries highly impacted by Covid19. For more information please visit: Economic Response to Coronavirus - Cash flow assistance for businesses

Additionally, the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) Coronavirus page provides information about what people need to know or do in order to get access to the tax or superannuation measures included in the Government’s economic response to COVID-19.  If you’re impacted by COVID-19, and require immediate assistance please call the ATO’s Emergency Support Infoline on 1800 806 218.

Australian Government launches Covid-19 Continuing Your Business Guide — A step-by-step guide to help planning for recovery.

For assistance with any dispute resolution please contact the Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman Dispute Service

If English is not your first language and you are having problems understanding business.gov.au, please visit the following Other Languages Resources page for more help.

Source: Australian Government Treasury - Covid 19


COVID-19 Creative Economy Support Package Announced

The Federal Government has announced a Creative Economy Support Package that will provide seed investment for productions and tours, starter loans, a fund for local screen production, direct grants and a Creative Economy Taskforce. Dates and guidelines for the grant and loan programs will be released in coming weeks. Fact sheets on each of the measures are available at: COVID-19 and the Arts Fact sheets and FAQs.

 COVID Safe Online Training 

TAFE Queensland is offering free online COVID Safe Training for dining services and beauty-therapy services. The  program has been developed to provide all staff in industries requiring a COVID Safe Checklist with training that will allow them to ensure a COVID Safe work environment. Access the training here: https://tafeqld.edu.au/covid-safe.

Financial Resilience Webinars for Small Business 

Tafe QLD is also delivering a series of interactive online webinars designed to assist small businesses identify risks, build financial skills and plan to mitigate the impacts of COVID-19. Sessions are customized for specific geographic regions across Queensland. Further information and registration for each location is available at: TAFE QLD Financial Resilience Webinars. Sessions are scheduled daily from week beginning 25 May. 

Innovate Queensland is also holding workshops about pivoting business models and virtual business platforms for Covid-19. Please visit the Innovate Queensland website for further details.

 Technology Support for Business Continuity 

The Australian Information Industry Association (AIIA) have partnered with the Federal Government to provide a range of free service offerings, advice and tools designed to support Australian business continuity through the use of technology.

The support being offered includes remote communications, collaboration, workforce management and video conferencing solutions that can be accessed on any device at any time. Please visit the Australian Business Continuity website for further information.
QLD Small Business COVID-19 Adaption Grant Program - Round Two

The Qld Government has expanded the Small Business COVID-19 Adaption Grant Program as part of Stage 2 of Queensland's Economic Recovery Strategy. A further $100 million worth of grants is being provided, with half of the funding being allocated for regional areas outside of South East Queensland.  The program aims to support small and micro businesses that have been highly impacted by the coronavirus (COVID-19) shutdown and social distancing restrictions. Eligible small or micro businesses may apply for funding between a minimum of $2 000 and a maximum of $10 000 to adapt their operations and build resilience during the pandemic recovery phase. Applications for Round 2 Grants opened 1 July 2020. Please visit the Small Business Covid-19 Grant Program website for further eligibility and application details.  


COMMUNITY  ORGANISATIONS

Budget Direct Sponsorships 2020-2021

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

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

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

The BHP $50 million Community Vital Resources Fund has been established to assist regional Australian communities in areas of operation that are facing significant challenges with the COVID-19 pandemic. Spending will be focused on the regions surrounding BHP’s Australian operations, including the Bowen Basin in Central Queensland, the Hunter Valley in NSW and other locations. If you are not located in a region where BHP operates, please send your enquiry by email to: [email protected]. Funding is aimed at supporting local health services, community services and resilience projects. Examples of these could include Meals on Wheels, youth outreach services, or organisations that check in on socially isolated people.

Queensland Government's Return to Play Program provides assistance to community sport, recreation and fitness organisations with a range of funding opportunities. Applications for the COVID SAFE Active Clubs Kickstart Grant are now open. Clubs can apply for $2000 to assist with hygiene supplies, equipment and operational costs for COVID Safe clubs to return to sport. In addition, Clubs can apply for up to $20,000 Restart Infrastructure Recovery Grants for minor upgrade works to purchase revenue generating equipment and increase service capacity. Applications for this funding are due to open 10 July, in Stage 3 of easing statewide restrictions.        Low income families can also apply for $150 FairPlay Vouchers for young participants to participate in local  sporting activities and support families experiencing hardship as a result of COVID-19.

The COVID-19 Rapid Advocacy Fund has been developed by the Australian Progress, Australian Communities Foundation and the Australian Council of Social Services (ACOSS)  to support advocacy campaigns demanding action in response to the Covid-19 pandemic. Grassroots (not-for-profit) community groups are encouraged to pitch their projects as soon as possible for grants of approximately $3,000-$10,000. Further information and applications are available on the Rapid Advocacy Fund's website

The Community Broadcasting Foundation Quick Response Grants support community media organisations that risk discontinued transmission and operations, or those who have only been issued a time-limited opportunity. Evidence of the emergency situation/ time- limited opportunity is required. Please visit CBF Quick Response Grants for eligibility requirements and further details. 

The Support for Freelancers & Casual Contributors Fund has been developed by the Judith Neilson Institute to support media organisations with funding challenges posed by the Covid-19 pandemic. Media Organisations are invited to apply for financial support for freelancers and casual contributors to undertake specific projects (including editorial work and photography). Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis.

1000 x 1000: Crisis Cash for Artists is a campaign led by Theatre Network Australia and Creative Partnerships Australia through the Australian Cultural Fund (ACF) to provide emergency financial relief to artists in need. Individual artists that have lost income due to COVID-19 and have no access to a financial safety net may be eligible to apply. Please visit the ACF Projects website for further details. 

The Arts Sector 2020 Resilience Fund is designed to provide emergency relief to support the livelihoods, practice and operations of Australian artists, groups and organisations during the COVID-19 pandemic.

This funding can be combined with relief offered by other arts funding agencies, government departments, support services and philanthropy.

Applications can be made through three funding streams  

  1. Adapt grants of up to $20,000 are available to individuals, groups and organisations to adapt their practice and explore new ways of working through the current COVID-19 crisis and beyond. Applications may be made on an ongoing basis throughout the pandemic.
  2. Create grants of up to $20,000 enable individuals, groups and organisations to continue creating artistic work and/or develop creative responses in this time of disruption as a result of COVID-19. Applications may be made on an ongoing basis throughout the pandemic.
  3. Survive grants of up to $5,000 are available to individuals, groups and organisations to offset or recoup money lost due to cancelled activity as a result of the COVID-19 crisis. Applications may be made on an ongoing basis throughout the pandemic.

For further information and assistance please contact a Grants officer from the Australia Council for the Arts.

COVID-19 Creative Economy Support Package Announced

The Federal Government has announced a Creative Economy Support Package that will provide seed investment for productions and tours, starter loans, a fund for local screen production, direct grants and a Creative Economy Taskforce. Dates and guidelines for the grant and loan programs will be released in coming weeks. Fact sheets on each of the measures are available at: COVID-19 and the Arts Fact sheets and FAQs.


Local Council Support Packages

Moreton Bay Regional Council is offering support to locally based community organisations experiencing financial hardship as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Assistance is also provided to those that need to establish alternate service delivery and  those that offer services to vulnerable residents. Applications are open for the COVID-19 Community Organisation Hardship and Assistance Grants of up to $10 000, on an ongoing basis.

Western Downs COVID-19 Recovery Package - Major recovery package valued at $50 million to secure and create jobs, energize the economy and support the region through the COVID-19 pandemic. Please visit the following links for grants and funding in the relevant area: For Business. For Residents. For Community Groups. Accelerated Infrastructure Program

The Redland City Council COVID-19 Relief and Recovery Grants Program delivers targeted funding and support to Redlands small businesses and community organisations to alleviate the negative impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. Currently assistance is provided in the two grant categories listed below.  Funding will be available until the end of financial year, or until all allocated funds are exhausted.

  • Community Organisation Support Grant – Funding of up to $10 000 is available to support local community organisations that are providing support and relief to Redlands Coast community members impacted by COVID-19.

Apply for a COVID – Community Organisation Support Grant

COVID-19 Community Organisation Support Guidelines 

  • Business Support Grant – funding is available under two streams. Applicants can apply for one component at a time.   
    1. Professional advice servicesApplicants will be able to apply for funding up to the value of $1,000 for professional advice services (offered by firms located within the Redland City Council Local Government Area). This may include: accounting, financial planning, business consultancy, legal services, human resource services and other business specific advisers.
    2. Innovation fundingApplicants will be able to apply for funding up to the value of $5,000 for the support to reengineer/restructure their business operations to ensure viability and continued operations. This may include the use of technology, research and design or innovative products, services, projects or collaborations. Funding for the Innovation component has been redirected from Redlands City Council Advancing Regional Innovation Program in partnership with the State Advancing Regional Innovation Program and Advance Queensland.

Apply for a COVID-19 Business Support Grant

COVID-19 Business Support Guidelines 

For assistance completing applications please contact Council Customer Service on (07) 3829 8999, or: [email protected]


Assistance for Temporary Visa Holders

The Federal Department of Social Services provides a Special Benefit payment for some temporary visa holders who face significant financial hardship beyond their control. 

The Federal Department of Home Affairs has also advised that temporary visa holders seeking to extend their stay in Australia should review information on the Department’s website and apply for another visa before their current visa expires.

For legal advice on issues related to immigration and refugees please contact the Refugee and Immigration Legal Service (RAILS) by phone: 07 3846 9300, or email: [email protected] 

For assistance with Centrelink Appeals please contact Economic Justice Australia, who provide free and independent advice,  representation and education for those struggling with access to social security benefits.

The Queensland Government has developed the International Student Crisis website to provide assistance to international students experiencing severe hardship as a result of COVID-19. Currently, the Queensland Government is working on a process to distribute: 

  • Additional funding to Queensland-based universities and TAFE Queensland to top-up their bursaries and student support services.  
  • One-off payments to private VET and ELICOS students. 

International students who require immediate crisis support should contact their education and training provider and the Queensland Student Hub network to discuss their needs. Please follow the Study Queensland Facebook page for further updates.


Now Open: Arts QLD Touring Queensland Fund

Arts QLD, QLD Department of Environment & Science

Apply for Round 3 from 18 August 2021 to 13 October 2021

The Touring Queensland Fund (TQF) supports the delivery of high quality, tour-ready work to and from regional Queensland communities with demonstrated community interest and demand. The TQF includes support for exhibitions, performances and community engagement activities, as well as touring arts and education activities, and artists in residence projects targeted at schools and kindergartens in regional Queensland.

A component of the fund delivers outcomes under the Queensland Government’s Backing Indigenous Arts Initiative (BIA) and the Visual Arts and Craft Strategy (VACS) (a partnership with the Australia Council for the Arts.

Objectives:

  • Ensure all Queenslanders have access to the arts by supporting high quality performing, visual arts and exhibition tours in communities across Queensland
  • maximise employment opportunities for Queensland artists and arts workers
  • support access for audiences to a vibrant and diverse range of arts product
  • respond to the challenges on viability of touring models as a result of COVID 19 impacts.

Funding Streams:

  • Performing Arts Touring – Single Tour
    Supports single tours of performances and/or community engagement activities, including theatre, circus, classical and contemporary music and dance tours.
  • Performing Arts Touring –  Multi-Tour Program
    Supports programs of touring performances and/or community engagement activities, including theatre, circus, classical and contemporary music and dance tours.
  • Exhibition Touring
    Supports regional touring for all forms of cultural heritage, visual arts and craft exhibitions, including exhibitions containing multi-media, moving-image installations and design.
  • Arts and Education
    Supports regional schools and kindergartens to access high quality touring product and artists in residence programs with strong demonstrable links to the Australian Curriculum/Early Years Learning Framework.

Funding Available:

  • Up to $20,000 for an artist in residence component of any application.
  • Up to $150,000 total per application for a single tour or program of two tours.
  • Up to $200,000 total per application for a multi-tour program of three or more tours.
  • Quick response grants for tours or extension of tours seeking less than $20,000 are available through the Touring Queensland Quick Response Fund.

Guidelines

Please read the Touring Queensland Fund documents: guidelines, application form, frequently asked questions (FAQs) and important information before applying.

Data dictionaries provide definitions of measures, calculation methods and counting rules. Make sure you read the data dictionary for this fund before you start any activities to make sure you collect data in the required way.

Applications

Please visit the SmartyGrants online portal to apply. 

If circumstances prevent you from providing your application or outcome report in this format please contact an Arts Investment Officer on (07) 3034 4016 or toll free 1800 175 53, or email [email protected].


Now Open: Brisbane Portrait Prize

Queensland Portrait Prize in partnership with Brisbane Powerhouse

Closing: 15 August 2021

Focus: The Brisbane Portrait Prize is all about celebrating Brisbane portrait artists and their sitters, while encouraging public engagement with the arts.  Any artist with a connection to Brisbane is eligible to enter. The sitter must also have a connection with Brisbane. 

Amount: $87,000 is available in prizes.

In 2021 the prize will consist of two key competitions:

The Main Competition – Entrants 18 and over
The Next Gen Prize – Entrants 18 and under 

Information about the prizes on offer and key dates can be found below. Further information for artists can be accessed via these pages:

For queries and additional details, please contact: [email protected]


Now Open: Arts Sector Career Development Grants – Individuals & Groups 

Australia Council for the Arts

Closing: 7 September 2021

Please note- Funding and dates for current rounds are under review due to the Covid-19 Pandemic. For further information please contact the  Australia Council Artists Services team at: [email protected], or (toll free) 1800 226 912.

Focus: Career Development Grants aim to assist individual artists, arts workers, or groups of artists by providing support to further develop skills and 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, showcases and other projects directly related to career development. Grants of $10,000 to $50,000 are available for application. Supported activities must last no longer than two years from the proposed start date.

Guidelines

To apply you must be registered in the application management system a minimum of two business days prior to the closing date. Projects must take into account the latest advice regarding COVID-19.

Applications

For further assistance and advice from the Australia Council for the Arts, please contact 02 9215 9000,  1800 226 912 (toll-free), or [email protected] 

The following round to September 2021 will close 1 March 2022, 3pm (for projects beginning after 1 June 2022).


Now Open: Cultural Fund CREATE GRANTS

Copyright Agency

Closing: 13 September 2021

The Copyright Agency’s Create Grants offer opportunities for mid-career and established creative writers and visual artists to create and develop new work. The grants provide a living allowance to a writer or a visual artist to develop a new work for publication or exhibition. Funding amounts of $10,000, $15,000 or $20,000 are available.

Please visit the Projects Supported for Individuals page for a full list of what the Cultural Fund will and will not support.

Create Grants do not support academics to create work aimed specifically at the scholarly or academic market.

Projects should span up to twelve months.

Applications are assessed by a panel of independent peers from the writing, publishing and visual arts sectors.

These grants will support projects to start after November 2021.

Guidelines

Please review the Copyright Agency Cultural Fund's Create Grant Guidelines before submitting an application.

Further details are available through the Frequently Asked Questions page.

For queries about the guidelines, deadlines, or questions in the form, please contact: [email protected]

Applications

Applications can be accessed at: Copyright Agency Cultural Fund's Create Grant 2021.


Now Open: Touring Queensland Quick Response Fund

Arts QLD, QLD Department of Environment & Science

Closing: Ongoing Applications Accepted

The Touring Queensland Quick Response Fund (TQF Quick) provides Queensland-based artists, arts organisations and presenters (including performing arts venues, galleries and museums, community or local government presenters) with grants to support the delivery of touring performances and community engagement activities related to performing arts or exhibitions touring.

The program works to complement the Touring Queensland Fund, which supports performing arts, visual arts and cultural heritage tours.

Objectives:

  • Support Queensland artists and presenters to respond flexibly and quickly to emerging venue and community demand or changes in touring schedules
  • Enable Queensland venues to maximise employment opportunities for Queensland artists and arts workers
  • Reduce risk to touring companies/artists and presenters/venues, by helping offset the costs of artist fees and/or travelling to and from regional communities

Funding Available: 

TQF Quick will fund up to $20,000 for the following types of activity:

  • New performing arts tours that include at least three regional Queensland locations, or at least two regional Queensland and one metropolitan location (regionally based applicants only)
  • Extension of confirmed performing arts or exhibition touring activity to additional regional locations, or metropolitan locations (regionally based artists only)
  • New community engagement activities as part of confirmed performing arts or exhibitions tours in regional locations, or metropolitan locations (regionally based artists only)

TQF Quick will fund regional and metropolitan performing arts venues for up to $5,000 for:

  • single-venue performing arts engagements that are part of new or existing tours

Frequency:

The TQF Quick assessment panel will meet fortnightly after 12 February 2021 and consider new applications until funding is exhausted.

Funded activities for tours or residencies must commence after 15 March 2021 and at least 4 weeks after you submit your application.

Guidelines

Before applying, carefully read the Touring Queensland Quick Response Fund Documents, including guidelines, application form, outcome reports, frequently asked questions (FAQs) and important information for applicants.

For queries about the guidelines, deadlines, or questions in the form, please contact Arts QLD on 07 3034 4016 during business hours, or email [email protected] and quote your submission number.

Applications

Please visit Arts Queensland's online grant application service to apply.


Phonographic Performance Company of Australia 

Closing: Ongoing applications accepted and assessed on quarterly basis.

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 & Applications

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

For more information on the PPCA Performers' Trust Foundation, please contact: (02) 8569 1100, or [email protected]


Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF) Grants 2021-2022

Arts Queensland, QLD Department of Environment & Science

Closing: Please contact your Local Council for specific dates and funding for upcoming projects in 2021-22.

The Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF) promotes the role and value of arts, culture and heritage as key drivers of diverse, inclusive communities and strong regions.  RADF invests in local arts and cultural priorities, as determined by local council communities across Queensland. The Queensland Government, through Arts Queensland, provides RADF funding to councils in 2021 - 2022. Councils also provide financial and in-kind support to RADF delivery as local projects and initiatives. 

Grants are available to local artists, organizations, or creative businesses in regional locations. RADF funding is a flexible, enabling local Councils to tailor RADF programs to suit the needs of their communities.

RADF does not operate in the Brisbane City Council area or in Indigenous Council areas. Applicants in the Brisbane City Council area are encouraged to apply through the Creative Sparks funding program. Applicants in an Indigenous Council area are encouraged to apply through the Indigenous Regional Arts Development Fund

Guidelines and Applications

The following documents are available to assist with preparation in each regional council area:

•    Guidelines - PDF (407.25 KB) and Word (1.97 MB)
•    Frequently Asked Questions - PDF (272.09 KB) and Word (1.08 MB)
•    Tips for Council Areas - PDF (783.38 KB) and Word (1.98 MB)
•    Funding Acknowledgement Kit - Word (DOCX) (979.96 KB)
•    Important Information for Applicants

Please contact your Local Council for more information on specific dates and the funding available. 


Australian Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications

Closed: 18 February 2021

The Live Music Australia Program will provide support to the live music sector, with a focus on small to medium venues that support high quality original Australian live music that is professionally staged. It aims to revive business ventures in local suburbs, towns and regions across the country, building capacity for a sustainable live music scene with strong community roots, in all parts of Australia. The first year of funding is aimed at preparing live music venues to become operational following the impacts of COVID-19 on the industry.

The program will:

• support the development, growth and innovation of Australian contemporary live music by increasing performance opportunities for original contemporary music by Australian artists

• support a sustainable venue-based live music industry by building professional capacity within venues

• support partnerships, collaboration and networks across the Australian live music industry.

The grant program will run from 1 July 2020 to 30 June 2024, with $5 million available per year. The maximum grant amount is $100,000.

Guidelines

Guidelines and program documentation is available on the GrantConnect website. 

For queries about the guidelines, deadlines, or questions in the form please email [email protected] or call (02) 6271 1711 and quote your submission number.

Applications

Please visit SmartyGrants to apply.


Visions of Australia Grants Program

Australian Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications

Closed: 5 March 2021

The Visions of Australia regional exhibition touring program supports audience access to Australian arts and cultural material, with a particular focus on tours to regional and remote Australia.

The Visions of Australia Program are to:

- increase access for Australian audiences to exhibitions of quality Australian arts and cultural material, with a particular focus on regional and remote Australia

- encourage partnerships between organisations such as museums and galleries, particularly collaboration across the collections sector, to form curatorial partnerships and where appropriate, access to mentoring and skills transfer opportunities.

There is no funding cap for individual applications.

Grants are delivered through two streams: development of exhibitions or touring of exhibitions, supporting costs such as research, design, production, transport, installation and personnel. Funding is available through annual or multiyear funding agreements, subject to available funds.

Guidelines 

Visions of Australia program documentation including program guidelines and frequently asked questions, is available on the GrantConnect website. 

For queries or further assistance please contact: The Program Officer for Visions of Australia at the Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications on Phone: 1800 590 577, or Email: [email protected]

Applications

  • Complete a work plan and a detailed project budget using the program application form.
  • Provide venue confirmation forms for each of the participating venues if applying for touring funding.
  • 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.

To submit an application for Visions of Australia funding, please use the Apply Now link.


Arts Business Innovation Fund (ABIF)

Arts QLD, QLD Department of Environment & Science

Closed: 1 October 2020

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


The Ian Potter Cultural Trust Grants

Ian Potter Cultural Trust

Closing: Currently closed due to impacts of Covid-19 pandemic.

Please visit: Ian Potter Cultural Trust Blog Updates for further  information.  

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.

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


Arts Organisations Capacity Building Grants

Ian Potter Foundation

Closed: Friday 6 November 2020

Focus: The Ian Potter Foundation's Arts program area 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

Expressions of Interest Open 19 October 2020.

Apply Now


Arts Sector Career Development Grants – Individuals & Groups 

Australia Council for the Arts

Closed:  Please note funding and dates for future rounds are under review due to the Covid-19 Pandemic. 

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 [email protected] 


Indigenous Visual Arts Industry Support Program

Australian Government Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications

Closed: 19 February 2021

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).

Guidelines & Applications

Guidelines and application portals can be accessed on the Australian Government's GrantConnect website.

For further information and assistance please phone: 1800 006 992, or email: [email protected]


Festivals Australia Funding Program

Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Cities and Regional Development

Closed: 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


 

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

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Currently closed.


Playing 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

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Currently closed.


ARTS QLD Organisations Fund 2021-2025

Arts Queensland, QLD Department of Environment & Science

Closed: Expressions of Interest (EOI) Due 22 February 2021

The Organisations Fund 2022 – 2025 is a key part of Queensland Government investment in the arts and cultural sector. The fund aims to support a diverse portfolio of arts and cultural organisations that demonstrate a critical role in contributing to Queensland’s arts sector. Through this program, Arts Queensland provides the foundational investment that enables key companies across the State to deliver artistic outcomes, employ creative and cultural workers, and engage communities to deliver on the priorities described in Creative Together 2020 -2030.

The program provides flexible funding across two distinct funding bands, as it  seeks to invest in a range of arts organisation types, including service organisations, peak bodies, presenting or producing organisations, and festivals:

Band 1: from $60,000 up to $100,000 per annum (for small or emerging organisations)

  • Organisations supported under Band 1 may be more experimental or innovative in scope or delivery model, and can include a range of legally constituted companies.
  • Funding provided under Band 1 seeks to support both emerging organisations and those that are new to multi-year funding.

Band 2: from $100,000 upwards (for not-for-profit arts and cultural organisations)

  • Funding provided under Band 2 will support established or larger scale organisations that can demonstrate a strong capacity to deliver against a strategic plan, a substantial program of activity including developing new works, and meet a number of Queensland Government priorities.

Guidelines

Please refer to the Organisations Fund Publications and Resources to assist with preparing your application.

Applications

Please visit SmartyGrants to apply.

Further information is available from Arts Investment Officers by phone on: (07) 3034 4016, 1800 175 531 (toll free), or email: [email protected].


Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF) Grants 2021-2022

Arts Queensland, QLD Department of Environment & Science

Closed: 28 February 2021

The Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF) promotes the role and value of arts, culture and heritage as key drivers of diverse, inclusive communities and strong regions.  RADF invests in local arts and cultural priorities, as determined by local council communities across Queensland. The Queensland Government, through Arts Queensland, provides RADF funding to councils in 2021 - 2022. Councils also provide financial and in-kind support to RADF delivery as local projects and initiatives. 

Grants are available to local artists, organizations, or creative businesses in regional locations. RADF funding is a flexible, enabling local Councils to tailor RADF programs to suit the needs of their communities.

RADF does not operate in the Brisbane City Council area or in Indigenous Council areas. Applicants in the Brisbane City Council area are encouraged to apply through the Creative Sparks funding program. Applicants in an Indigenous Council area are encouraged to apply through the Indigenous Regional Arts Development Fund

Guidelines and Applications

The following documents are available to assist with preparation in each regional council area:

•    Guidelines - PDF (407.25 KB) and Word (1.97 MB)
•    Frequently Asked Questions - PDF (272.09 KB) and Word (1.08 MB)
•    Tips for Council Areas - PDF (783.38 KB) and Word (1.98 MB)
•    Funding Acknowledgement Kit - Word (DOCX) (979.96 KB)
•    Important Information for Applicants

For more information please contact your local council.

Expression of Interest Closing Dates 2021-2022:

28 February for projects commencing after 1 May 2021

30 June for projects commencing after 1 September 2021

1 October for projects commencing after 1 February 2022


Arts Projects for Individuals & Groups 

Australia Council for the Arts

Closed: Tuesday 2 March 2021 

The Arts Projects Program funds a range of activities that benefit the arts sector and wider public, including national and international audiences. Grants of $10,000 to $50,000 are available for application. Supported activities must last no longer than two years from the proposed start date. 

Applications for 2021 must address the following criteria:

Quality - Peers will assess the quality of the artistic and cultural activities at the centre of your proposal. 

Viability - Peers will assess the viability of your proposal. This includes aspects like the relevance and timeliness of proposed activities and the role of partners or collaborators, including confirmation of involvement.

Primary outcomes of your proposal - The third criterion evaluates how the outcomes of your proposal meets the Australia Council's strategic goals, as described in the Corporate Plan.

You must choose one of the four options that best reflects the primary outcome of your proposal, including:

1) Australians are transformed by arts and creativity;

2) Our arts reflect us;

3) First Nations arts and culture are cherished; or 

4) Arts and creativity are thriving

Guidelines

Please visit Arts Projects Program - Individuals & Groups for further details.

Please also note that you must be registered in the application management system a minimum of two business days prior to the closing date. Additionally, projects must take into account the latest advice regarding COVID-19.

Applications

Applications can be made using the Australia Council Application Management System.

For further assistance and advice from the Australia Council for the Arts, please contact 02 9215 9000,  1800 226 912 (toll-free), or [email protected] 


ARTS QLD Individuals Fund

Arts QLD, QLD Department of Environment & Science

Closing: Midnight, 28 March 2021

The Individuals Fund makes financial support available for Queensland-based artists and art workers to gain professional and career development opportunities. Grants of up to $7,000 may be applied for, including up to $1,000 for equipment purchases directly related to the creation and delivery of the funded project.

Objectives of the fund are to:

  • Propel careers to the next level of professionalism
  • Fast track development of talent and leadership
  • Develop new markets and new audiences for new work
  • Offer significant and inspirational opportunities for professional development and to expand industry networks.
  • Digital adaptation for delivery of works
  • Creative developments
  • Small project activities.

Guidelines

Read the Individuals Fund documents pack: including Guidelines, Application Form, Terms of Funding, Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs), and Important Information for Applicants.

For further information please contact an Arts Investment Officer on (07) 3034 4016, 1800 175 531 (toll free), or [email protected].

Applications

Apply online through the SmartyGrants platform. This is Arts Queensland’s preferred method for receiving application forms and outcome reports for our funding programs.

If circumstances prevent you from providing your application or outcome report in this format, please contact an Arts Investment Officer on (07) 3034 4016 or toll free 1800 175 531, or email [email protected].


Queensland Arts Showcase Program (QASP)

Arts QLD, QLD Department of Environment & Science

Closed: Round 4- 30 May 2021

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

The program invests in:

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

Guidelines

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

Applications

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

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



Now Open: QLD Regional Small Business COVID-19 Adaption Grant Program

Queensland Department of Employment, Small Business and Training

Closing: 6 August 2021

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

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

Guidelines and Applications

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

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

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


Opening Soon: 2021 COVID-19 Business Support Grants

Queensland Department of Employment, Small Business and Training

Apply from mid-August 2021

QLD businesses may be eligible for financial support through the 2021 COVID-19 Business Support Grants. Initial grants of $5,000 will be made available to small and medium businesses across Queensland impacted by the COVID-19 lockdown that commenced on Saturday 31 July 2021. Grants are also available for large businesses in the hospitality and tourism sector operating in the 11 local government areas in the lockdown, subject to meeting eligibility criteria. Further information, including guidelines and details of how to apply, will be available from the Business Queensland website in days following the announcement of extended lockdown on 2 August 2021. Business Queensland has advised that applications are due to open from mid-August.


Now Open: Queensland Government – Business Growth Fund Program

Queensland Department of Employment, Small Business and Training

Closing: 16 August 2021

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

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

Funded businesses are expected to:

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

The program is administered by the Department of Employment, Small Business and Training.

Available Funding:

Applicants may be eligible for a single up-front payment up to $50,000 (excluding GST).

You must also fund at least 25% of project costs to buy and implement the specialised equipment.

Funding must be used to buy specialised equipment to meet business growth. The equipment must have a direct link to increasing employment and maximising economic returns.

Examples of eligible highly-specialised equipment include (but are not limited to):

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

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

Guidelines

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

Applications

  1. Follow the link in the email to:
    1. Create a SmartyGrants profile
    2. Complete the online application
    3. Upload your supporting documentation.

Now Open: Honda Foundation 2021 Funding & Vehicle Loan Program Grants

Honda Foundation

Closing: 6 August 2021

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

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

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

Guidelines and Applications

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

Application steps:

The Honda Foundation has two different application forms, one for Monetary Funding requests, the other for Honda Hero Loan Vehicle. Please ensure you download the appropriate application form to complete.

Locate your nearest authorised Honda Motor Vehicle Dealership (see under Find a Dealer on the Grants Application Page) and make an appointment to meet with the Dealer Principal.

If the Dealer Principal endorses your application, the Application needs to be submitted by email to [email protected]

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


Now Open: Skilling Queenslanders for Work Program

Queensland Government Department of Employment, Small Business and Training

Closing: 19 August 2021

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

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

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

Applications and Guidelines

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


Now Open: Queensland Government – Looking after Country Grant Program

Queensland Government Department of Environment and Science 

Closing:  9 August 2021

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

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

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

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

Guidelines

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

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

Applications

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


Now Open: ANZ Seeds of Renewal Grants Program

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

Closing: 11 August 2021

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

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

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

Guidelines

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

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

Applications

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


Now Open: Tucker Foundation 2021 Grants

Albert & Barbara Tucker Foundation

Closing: 20 August 2021

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

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

Guidelines and Applications

2021 Tucker Foundation Grant Applications 

For queries please email: [email protected].


Now Open: QLD Community Road Safety Grants 2021

Queensland Government Department of Transport and Main Roads

Closing:  27 August 2021

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

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

Learner Driver Mentor Program (recurrent funding)

Road Safety Education Program (recurrent funding)

Community Road Safety Education Grants (one-off funding)

Applications and Guidelines

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

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


Now Open: Australian Government – Powering Communities Program

Australian Government Department of Business, Industry Science Energy and Resources

Closing: 20 September 2021

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

The program will assist organisations to:

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

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

Guidelines

Grant Opportunity Guidelines

Factsheet

Frequently asked questions

Sample Application Form

Sample Grant Agreement Approval Letter

Applications

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


Groundswell 2021 Project Grants - Expression of Interest Applications

Groundswell Giving

Closing: Round 3- Apply from 2 September to 4 October 2021

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

Groundswell support organisations tackling the climate crisis who:

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

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

Small to medium sized organisations are encouraged to apply.

Guidelines

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

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

For queries, please contact:  [email protected]

Applications

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

2021 Round Opening & Closing Dates

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

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

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


Now Open2021 Suicide Prevention Accreditation Program Grants - Expressions of Interest

Suicide Prevention Australia

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

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

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

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

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

In accreditation (certification), registration provides:

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

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

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

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

Guidelines

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

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

Applications

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


Now Open: Copyright Agency 2021 Cultural Fund Grants

Copyright Agency 

Closing: 11 October 2021

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

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

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

Guidelines and Applications

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

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

*Round 1 Closed 26 April 2021. 

*Round 2 Closes 11 October 2021


Queensland Department of Employment, Small Business and Training

Closing:  Social Enterprise Development Grants due to open late July

Social Enterprise Jobs Fund

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

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

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

Upcoming Grants

Grant program Launch date Opening date Closing date
Community Social Enterprise Development Grants 29 May 2021 3 June 2021 1 July 2021
Social Enterprise Development Grants Late July 2021 August 2021 September 2021
Social Enterprise Growth Grants November 2021 December 2021 February 2022
Sector Development Grants April 2022 May 2022 June 2022

 

 

Community Social Enterprise Development Grants Program

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

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

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people

migrants and refugees from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds

people with disability

young people (aged 15–24 years), including those in and transitioned from out-of-home care

women re-entering the workforce

veterans, ex-Australian Defence Force (ADF) personnel and their families

recently released prisoners.

Available Funding

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

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

Eligibility Criteria

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

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

Guidelines and Applications

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

Please read the Key Program Documents before applying:

Funding Guidelines (PDF, 179KB)

Frequently Asked Questions (PDF, 150KB).

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

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


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

Australian Department of Education, Skills and Employment 

Ongoing Applications Accepted

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

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

Foresters Community Finance

Social Enterprise Finance Australia

Social Ventures Australia

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

Amount: Undisclosed or various

Closing Date: Ongoing

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


Open Now: Connecting Up – Grants

Connecting Up Inc.

Ongoing Applications Accepted

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

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

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


Currently Closed

Transurban Community Grants 2021

Transurban Limited

Closed: 31 May 2021

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

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

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

Guidelines

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

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

Applications

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


Scanlon Foundation Annual Community Grants

Scanlon Foundation

Closed: Friday 18 September 2020

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

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

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

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

Guidelines and Applications

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

Applicants are encouraged to view the FAQs before submitting. 

Please visit Smartygrants for applications and further instructions. 


QLD Small Business Month Grants Program

QLD Department of Employment, Small Business and Training

Closing- Applications closed March 2020. Please visit business.qld.gov.au for further grant opportunities. 

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

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

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

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

enable local leadership in small business communities.

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

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


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

SunSuper Pty Ltd

Closed: 31 July 2020

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

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


Youth Action Project Grant Scheme

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

Closed: 7 October 2020

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

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

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

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

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

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

Guidelines

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

Applications

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

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


Ansvar Insurance

Closed: 16 November 2020

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

Categories:

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

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

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

Guidelines 

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

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

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

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

Applications

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


Perpetual IMPACT Philanthropy Program

Perpetual Limited

Closed: Friday 4 December 2020 

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

good governance

solid leadership

strong strategy

an outcomes focus.

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

Guidelines

Download the 2021 IMPACT Philanthropy Application Program Guidelines 

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

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

Applications

Applications are available through Smartygrants 2021 Perpetual IMPACT Philanthropy Program.

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


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

Australian Government Department of Social Services

Closed: 8 December 2020

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

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

The expected outcomes for the EP grant opportunity are:

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

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

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

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

Grant Guidelines & Opportunity Documents

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

Sample Commonwealth Simple Grant Supplementary Terms

Applications

Application Form Guide ; Economic Participation Program Application Form


Rural Financial Counselling Service Program 2021 - 2024

Australian Federal Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment

Closed: 11 December 2020

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

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

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

The objectives of the RFCS program are to:

transition clients out of financial crisis

improve clients’ business profitability or facilitate a dignified exit

improve clients’ financial well-being and resilience.

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

Guidelines

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

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

Applications

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


 The Impact Investment Ready Growth Grant

Australian Government Department of Social Services

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

Closed while the Australian Government attends to demands of Covid19.

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

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: [email protected]


Ecstra Women’s Economic Security Project Grants

Ecstra Foundation

Closed: 12 February 2021

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

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

The funding aims to:

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

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

The intended grant outcomes are:

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

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

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

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

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

Guidelines

Please refer to the following prior to starting a submission: 

Women's Economic Security Project Grant Guidelines

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

Frequently Asked Questions

Applications

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

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


James N. Kirby Foundation Small Grants

James N. Kirby Foundation

Closed: 14 February 2021

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

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

is innovative in nature;

will be capacity building; and

will inspire and provide lasting social change.

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

The Foundation also takes into account whether an organisation:

uses innovative or ground breaking concepts or methodologies;

has sufficient capacity to carry out the proposed activity;

collaborates with others in their field;

will be able to sustain results into the future;

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

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

Guidelines

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

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

Applications

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

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

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

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


Community Child Care Fund Open Competitive Round 3 Grant Opportunity 

Australian Government Department of Social Services 

Closed: 22 February 2021

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Key objectives of the grant-funding include:

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

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

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

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

Further information is available on the Community Grants Hub website.

Guidelines

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

Applications

Please visit the relevant application form link below:

Community Child Care Fund – Sustainability Support

Community Child Care Fund – Community Support

Community Child Care Fund – Capital Support


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

Queensland Department of Child Safety, Youth and Women

Closed: 28 February 2021, 5pm

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

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

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

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

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

Conditions of eligibility include that applicants must:

be a not for profit, legal entity OR

be a local government entity OR

have an auspice agreement with any of the above entities.

Additionally, applicants must:

have current Public Liability Insurance AND

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

be established in Queensland and be currently operational in Queensland.

Initiatives must:

be completed by 31 December 2021 AND

be delivered in Queensland AND

support the purpose of this grant program. 

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

Guidelines

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

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

Applications

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


Building Better Regions Fund - Community Investments Stream- Round 5

Australian Government 

Closed: 5 March 2021

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

drive economic growth

build stronger regional communities into the future.

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

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

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

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

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

Guidelines

Before applying, please make sure you:

read the Grant Guidelines

read the Employment Outcomes Factsheet

read the Are You Ready to Apply Factsheet

Read the Frequently Asked Questions.

An online information webinar recording is also available. 

Applications

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

For application assistance, please contact 13 28 46.


Queensland Community Foundation

Closed- Friday 12 March 2021

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

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

Guidelines

QCF General Fund 2021 Grant Criteria & Guidelines

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

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

Applications

General Grant Fund 2021 Online Application

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


2020-21 Celebrating Multicultural Queensland Program

QLD Department of Children, Youth Justice and Multicultural Affairs

Closed: 15 March 2021, 10.00AM

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

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

Queensland’s multicultural identity

community participation and intercultural connections

increased understanding between diverse cultural groups and the wider community

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

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

This funding round is for two project categories:

Category 1 – Economic and Social Participation Projects

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

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

Category 2 – Youth and Community Connection Projects

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

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

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

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

Guidelines

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

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

Applications

Apply online through SmartyGrants:

Category 1 – Economic and Social Participation Projects

Category 2 – Youth and Community Connection Projects

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


Community Infrastructure Investment Partnership (CIIP) Program

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

Closed: 16 March 2021

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

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

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

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

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

Guidelines 

Applicant Guidelines

Applicant checklist and guidance

Frequently asked questions

Applications

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

Application form (PDF version or Word version)


Campbell Edwards Trust 2021 Grants

The Campbell Edwards Trust

Closed: 31 March 2021.

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

The Trust’s focus areas are:

Young people in need of education and other assistance

Families undergoing conflict

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

Indigenous Australians suffering disadvantage

Support and research services for community challenges

Religious education

Guidelines 

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

Further information about donation guidelines is available here.

Applications 

Donation application forms are available to download here.


ANZ Community Foundation 2021 Grants

ANZ Community Foundation

Closed: 1 April 2021

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

Grants of up to $30,000 are available.

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

Improving financial wellbeing

Improving environmental sustainability

Improving housing access

Other community projects that assist local communities to thrive

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

Guidelines

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

Applications

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

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


Ian Potter Foundation 2021 Community Wellbeing Grants EOI

Ian Potter Foundation

Closed: 1 April 2021

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

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

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

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

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

Guidelines

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

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

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

Applications

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


Queensland Government – Food Rescue Grants

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

Closed: 13 April 2021, 5pm

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

To be eligible, an applicant must:

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

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

Have operations established in Queensland.

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

Guidelines

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

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

Applications

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


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

Queensland Department of Child Safety, Youth and Women

Closed: 14 April 2021, 5pm 

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

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

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

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

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

Guidelines 

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

Applications

Applications are available through SmartyGrants.

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


Boosting Female Founders Initiative Funding Program– Round 2

Australian Federal Department of Education, Skills and Employment

Closed: 22 Apr 2021, 5:00pm

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

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

What is available?

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

Who is this for?

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

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

Guidelines

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

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

Applications

Apply now for Boosting Female Founders Initiative – Round 2


Copyright Agency 2021 Cultural Fund Grants

Copyright Agency 

Closing: 26 April 2021

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

Guidelines and Applications

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

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


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

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

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

Applications for the following scholarships and mentoring placements are now open and close on 30 April:

Certificate IV in Small Business Management - TAFE Queensland (South Bank campus)

Start Your Own Business Short Course - TAFE Queensland (South Bank campus)

Graduate Certificate in Leadership Diversity - Rhodes Business School

The Emotionally Intelligent Leader: One Day Enhancement Program - Rhodes Business School

Company Directors Course and 12-month membership - Australian Institute of Company Directors

Master of Business Administration (International Business) - Federation University Australia

A variety of online business short courses - CQUniversity

Export 101 Training: Building Capability and Capacity - Export Council of Australia

Non-Certificate Mentoring to Launch Your Own Fashion Line - Career Employment Australia

Non-Certificate Multicultural Round Table Mentoring Scheme

Master of Business Administration (Leadership) - CQUniversity - Application to this course opens on 1 May and close on 12 June

Bachelor of Business - Queensland University of Technology (QUT) - Application to this course has now closed

Guidelines & Applications

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

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

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


QLD COVID SAFE Active Clubs Kickstart Program

Queensland Department of Tourism, Innovation and Sport

Closed: 5 May 2021

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

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

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

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

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

Projects must be completed by 30 June 2022.

Guidelines

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

Please read the Terms and Conditions before submitting an application.

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

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

Applications

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

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

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


Queensland COVID-19 Tourism Adaptation Grants 

Queensland Department of Tourism, Innovation and Sport

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

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

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

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

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

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

Guidelines

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

Applications

To apply please visit the QRIDA application portal.


Coopers Brewery Foundation Sustainable Giving Program

Coopers Brewery Foundation

Closed: 15 May 2021

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

Focus areas for the Sustainable Giving initiative are:

2020 – Aged Care / Medical Research / Health Care

2021 – Family and community support based on Christian values

2022 – Youth Education

Guidelines 

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

Applications

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


Feed Appeal Grants Program

Feed Appeal Australia

Closed: 16 May 2021

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

Guidelines

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

Applications

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


Homes for Homes Grants Program 2021

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

Closed: 14 May 2021

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

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

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

Guidelines

Homes for Homes 2021 Grant Funding Guidelines

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

Applications

Homes for Homes Application for Housing Projects in Queensland


eSafety Commissioner Online Safety Grants Program

Australian Federal Government eSafety Commissioner

Closed: 25 May 2021

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

Round 2 of the Online Safety Grants Program aims to: 

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

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

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

contribute to driving diversity and inclusion online

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

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

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

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

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

These can be:

for use in schools and other places of learning

designed for parents and carers, communities or support workers

focused on at-risk communities

aimed at scaling up new services, resources or products.

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

Online Safety Grants Program Guidelines- Round 2

Commonwealth Simple Grant Agreement

Online Safety Grants Program- Round 2 Application

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

Be Connected - Building Digital Skills Grants Program

The Good Things Foundation, supported by the Australian Government                          

Closed: 28 May 2021.

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

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

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

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

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

Guidelines

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

Applications

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


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

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

Closed: 31 May 2021

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

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

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

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

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

strengths-based approach

respectful relationships

culturally appropriate

co-design and collaboration

inclusive partnerships

community capacity building

supportive and safe

activating sustainable community responses.

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

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

Brisbane North

Caboolture

Cairns

Cherbourg

Ipswich

Logan/Beenleigh

Mackay

Mount Isa.

Guidelines

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

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

Applications

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


Australia Pacific QBE Foundation 2021 Grants

Australia Pacific QBE Foundation

Closed: 7 June 2021

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Guidelines

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

Applications

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


AMP Foundation

Closed: 9 June 2021

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

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

Guidelines

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

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

Applications

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


Queensland Small Business Disaster Recovery Grants

QLD Department of Employment, Small Business and Training

Closed: 10 June 2021

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

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

business plan development

retraining

business mentoring

financial counselling

exploring options for business sustainability.

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

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

Guidelines and Applications

To apply, complete the following steps:

Read the eligibility criteria;

Read the Application Guidelines and Terms and Conditions;

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

Resilience Funding

Repairs Funding

Applications must:

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

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


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

Brisbane City Council

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

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

Business Scholarship Program

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

Business Mentoring Scheme

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

Guidelines Applications

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

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


 Tailored Assistance Indigenous Employment Grants (TAEG)

Australian Government National Indigenous Australians Agency

Closed: 11 June 2021

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

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

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

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

Activities should deliver outcomes that will:

increase employment and retention rates

increase work-readiness

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

lead to certified and transferrable qualifications.

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

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

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.

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

Applications

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

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


Westpac 2021 Impact Grants

Westpac Banking Corporation

Closed: 15 June 2021

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

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

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

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

Categories: 

Technology

Targeted Education and Prevention

Response and Recovery

Apply if:

You are a registered not-for-profit in Australia

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

Both individual and consortium applications are acceptable.

Applications and Guidelines

QLD Government Back to Work Employer Support Payments

Queensland Department of Employment, Small Business and Training

Closed: 30 June 2021

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

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

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

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

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

Guidelines

Guidelines for Funding and Resources

Definitions & FAQs

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

Applications

Applications can be made via the QGrants online portal

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


NIB Foundation 2021 Health Smart Grants EOI

NIB Foundation

Closed: Expressions of Interest close 30 June 2021

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

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

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

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

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

Guidelines

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

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

Applications

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

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


Now Open: Damien Greer Lawyers Community Grant Program 2021

Damien Greer Lawyers

Closed: 30 June 2021

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

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

Helping the community in times of need

Building community togetherness and sense of belonging

Promoting positive health and wellbeing

Supporting community services and groups

Nurturing the local environment

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

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

Promote sustainable environmentally friendly practices within the community

Support health and wellbeing initiatives

Provide services in the local community

Facilitate community awareness and education programs

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

Guidelines and Applications

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

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

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


Australian Government Safer Communities Fund Round 6: Early Intervention Grants

Australian Government Department of Home Affairs

Closed: 22 July 2021

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

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

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

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

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

Guidelines

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

For further assistance, please contact 13 28 46, or visit Contact Us at business.gov.au.

Applications

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


 

Queensland Government – Investing in Queensland Women Grants  

Queensland Department of Justice and Attorney-General

Closed: Round 2- 31 July 2021 

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

Guidelines

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

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

Applications

Applications can be accessed through SmartyGrants

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


NAB Foundation Community Grants 2021

NAB Foundation

Closed:  30 July 2021

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

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

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

Two types of funding are available:

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

Guidelines

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

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

Applications

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


 Bennelong Foundation Community Grants

Bennelong Foundation

Closed: Expressions of Interest Closed 30 July 2021

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

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

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

Guidelines

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

Funding Areas

Key Criteria

Tips, Sample Forms & Documents

Important Dates

Due to the expected competitive nature of this grant round, it is strongly recommended that you contact the Foundation to discuss your proposed application ahead of submitting your EOI. Please also note that the Bennelong Foundation is only able to accept applications from organisations that carry Deductible Gift Recipient Status from the Australian Taxation Office. 

Applications

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

Please register to receive your personalised online Expression of Interest (EOI) form HERE.

You may also preview the application HERE.


Canon Oceania 2021 Grants

Canon Australia 

Closed: 30 July 2021 

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

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

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

Guidelines

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

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

Applications

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

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


Heritage Bank Charitable Foundation 2021 Grants

Heritage Bank Charitable Foundation

Closed: 30 July 2021 

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

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

Guidelines

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

Applications

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


Toowoomba Regional Council

Closed: Round 2- 1 August 2021 

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

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

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

Guidelines

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

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

Applications

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

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

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

Deliver to: any Toowoomba Regional Council Customer Service Centre; 

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


Queensland Disability Advocacy Program 2021 Grants Round

Queensland Department of Communities, Disability Services and Seniors

Closed: 2 August 2021

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

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

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

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

Guidelines and Applications

Queensland Disability Advocacy Program GuidelinesQuestions and answersQDAP Application form

For further details please contact the Department of Communities, Disability Services and Seniors by email at: [email protected]



Now Open: CALD COVID-19 Health Small Grants Fund

Federation of Ethnic Communities' Councils of Australia in partnership with the Australian Government Department of Health

Closing: 31 January 2022, or when funding allocation is exhausted.

The CALD COVID-19 Health Small Grants Fund has been established to assist multicultural community groups to lead grassroots communication around COVID-19 and the vaccination rollout targeting CALD communities. The purpose of the fund is to ensure that all Australians, including those from CALD backgrounds, have access to timely and accurate information on COVID-19 vaccination. Together we need to combat COVID-19 in Australia. You can make a difference by providing accurate and practical information to your communities.

FECCA will administer grants of $2500, $3500 and $5000 to groups or organisations to fund short-term, one-off communication and outreach projects that aim to achieve the following objectives:

  • Address barriers to accessing information on COVID-19 and the vaccination program
  • Provide the opportunity for communities to identify and respond to issues and concerns surrounding COVID-19 and the vaccination program
  • Provide accurate and culturally relevant information on the COVID-19 Vaccination Program
  • Foster community involvement and participation
  • Encourage partnerships among community organizations

To apply multicultural community groups / organisations must meet the following general eligibility criteria:

  1. Organisations must be a not-for-profit constituted body, such as an incorporated association, or
  2. Groups must be auspiced by a not-for-profit organisation that is incorporated and be able to accept legal and financial responsibility for the project. (Note: administrative costs of the auspicing organisation should be factored into the grant amount. Please contact FECCA for more details and support about auspicing.)

Applications will be accepted until the end of January 2022. Projects must be completed by 31 March 2022.

Guidelines

Before applying, please read the CALD COVID-19 Health Small Grants Fund  Application Guidelines for additional details about eligibility and application requirements.

Please visit the following link to watch the COVID-19 Small Grants Fund Introduction Webinar for more information. Updates on future webinars and FAQ’s will also be posted on Fecca’s COVID-19 Small Grants Fund webpage.

You can also contact the FECCA team for more information at [email protected] or on 02 6282 5755.

Applications

To apply for funding please complete the CALD COVID-19 Health Small Grants Fund Application Online Form, available on Fecca’s COVID-19 Small Grants Fund webpage. (Scroll down to the form in the section underneath Assessment Panel Members.)

You can download the form here to help guide you, but the application needs to be completed online.


Now Open: Queensland Gambling Community Benefit Fund Grants 

Queensland Department of Justice and Attorney-General

Closing: Round 111- 31 August 2021

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

Amounts of $500 to $35,000 are available to eligible community groups and organisations. Applications are prioritized in the following order, where 1 has the highest priority:

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

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.

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

Applications

Applications can be made through the GCBF online grants portal.

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


Now Open: Honda Foundation 2021 Funding & Vehicle Loan Program Grants

Honda Foundation

Closing: 6 August 2021

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

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

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

Guidelines and Applications

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

Application steps:

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

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


Now Open: 2021 Youngcare’s At Home Care Grants Program 

YoungCare 

Closing: Round 2 - 18 August 2021

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

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

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

Guidelines

AHCG Guidelines & Information Booklet

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

Applications

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


Now Open: Tucker Foundation 2021 Grants

Albert & Barbara Tucker Foundation

Closing: 20 August 2021

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

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

Guidelines and Applications

2021 Tucker Foundation Grant Applications 

For queries please email: [email protected].


Now Open: QLD Community Road Safety Grants 2021

Queensland Government Department of Transport and Main Roads

Closing:  27 August 2021

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

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

Applications and Guidelines

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

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


Now Open: Australian Government – Powering Communities Program

Australian Government Department of Business, Industry Science Energy and Resources

Closing:  20 September 2021

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

The program will assist organisations to:

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

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

Guidelines

Grant Opportunity Guidelines

Factsheet

Frequently asked questions

Sample Application Form

Sample Grant Agreement Approval Letter

Applications

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


Budget Direct 

Closing: 30 September 2021; 31 December 2021; 31 March 2022

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

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

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


Now Open: Strengthening Rural Communities Program

Foundation for Rural & Regional Renewal (FRRR)

Closing: Round 10- 24 August 2021

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

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

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

 

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

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

Guidelines

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

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

Applications

Please Submit your grant application via the Grants Gateway.

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


Now Open2021 Suicide Prevention Accreditation Program Grants - Expressions of Interest

Suicide Prevention Australia

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

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

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

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

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

Guidelines

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

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

Applications

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


Now Open: Tackling Tough Times Together Grant Program

Foundation for Rural & Regional Renewal (FRRR)

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

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

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

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

Three tiers of grants are available:

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

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

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

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

Guidelines

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

Applications

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


Now Open: RACQ Foundation Community Grant Program

RACQ Foundation

Closing: Round 3- 22 October 2021

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

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

Guidelines and Applications

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

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

2021 Application closing dates:

Round 1 - 8 March 2021 at 5pm ; Round 2 - 2 August 2021 at 5pm; Round 3 - 22 October 2021 at 5pm.


Now Open: Brisbane Broncos Community Charities Fund Grants

Brisbane Broncos Charities Fund

Closing: Ongoing applications accepted on quarterly basis.  

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

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

Guidelines

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

Applications

Applications can be downloaded from: BBCF Application Form

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


Now Open: Courier-Mail Children’s Fund Grants

Courier-Mail Children’s Fund

Closing: Ongoing applications accepted

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

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

In order to apply, your organisation must:

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

Guidelines  

CM Children's Fund - How you can apply

Applications

CM Children's Fund - Apply Now

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


Now Open: Community Led Grants Program

Federal Indigenous Affairs National Indigenous Australians Agency (NIAA)

Closing: Ongoing Applications Accepted

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

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

Guidelines & Applications

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

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

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


Currently Closed

Queensland Department of Child Safety, Youth and Women

Closing: 14 April 2021, 5pm 

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

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

  • Initiatives that educate and share the stories of people with lived experience in a safe and supportive way (e.g. truth telling, oral histories and creative art performances) such as exhibitions of art or writing, videos or podcasts.
  • Memorials, monuments or commemorative events that are of significance to those with lived experience.
  • Reunions and other events that are of importance to those with lived experience.

Guidelines 

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

Applications

Applications are available through SmartyGrants.

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


Queensland Government

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

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

1) You can apply if your child:

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

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

2) Search the activity provider directory to check that:

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

Guidelines and Applications

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

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

For more information, please visit www.qld.gov.au/fairplayvouchers.


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


NDIA Individual Capacity Building Program Grant

National Disability Insurance Agency

Closed: 6 May 2020 - 2:00pm AEST

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

The Program is designed to ensure:

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

    • skills and capacity

    • motivation, confidence and empowerment to act

    • participation and contribution to community.

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

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

How to Apply

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

Funding Guidelines

Easy English Funding Guidelines

Applications


Australian Communities Foundation

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

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

Currently Closed

TCC and DGR Status required


 

Community Conservation Grants 

Currently closed due to Covid-19 Pandemic.

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

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

Amount: up to $10,000

Guidelines

Apply Now

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

Funding Guidelines

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

Applications

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

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


Westpac Foundation Rural Community Grants

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

Wednesday 13 May 2020, 5pm (AEST)

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

Eligibility

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

How to Apply

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

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


Community Energy Efficiency and Solar Grants 2020

Federal Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources

Closed: 18 May 2020, 5:00 pm

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Guidelines

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

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

Applications

Applications can be made through the following link: www.business.gov.au/eecsolar


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

QLD Government Department of Communities, Disability Services and Seniors

Closed: 3 June 2020, 2pm (AEST)

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

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

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

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

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

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

Please review following documents for further information to apply:

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


New Hope Group Community Sponsorship and Donation Program

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

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

Currently Closed


Transurban Community Grants 

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

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

Amount: $5000

Currently Closed


 

ENERGEX-ERGON 

Community Fund

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

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

Eligible groups include:

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

How to apply

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

Application Forms:

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

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

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

Currently closed.


The Wildlife and Habitat Bushfire Recovery Program Grant

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

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

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

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

Guidelines

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

Applications

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


Thriving Cohesive Communities Grants – Tranche 2

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

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

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

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

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

How to Apply

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

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

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

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

STREAM 1 - Community-Led Social Cohesion Planning and Action

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

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

Closing date 28 February 2020.

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

Submission information

STREAM 3 - Engaging Young People to Become Global Citizens

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

Closing date 28 February 2020.

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

Submission information

STREAM 2 - Pathways to Economic Inclusion

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

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

Closing 2pm 14 February 2020.

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

Submission information


Open Now: Brisbane Lord Mayor's Community Fund 

Brisbane City Council

Closed: Friday 12 June 2020, 12pm 

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

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

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

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

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

Guidelines

Before applying, please carefully read the:

How to Apply

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

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


Supporting Stronger Communities (SSC) Grant Program - Round 4

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

Closed: 18 June 2020, 3pm (AEST)

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

Guidelines

For more information about this grant program, including applicant guidelines, explanation about the metropolitan boundaries and eligibility of partnerships with community organisations, please go to http://www.anhca.asn.au/grants

Applications

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


Be Connected – Activation Grants Program

The Good Things Foundation, supported by the Australian Government                          

Closed: 26 June 2020

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

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

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

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

Guidelines & Applications

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


Sunsuper ‘Dreams for a Better World’ Community Grants Program

SunSuper Pty Ltd

Closed: 26 June 2020

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


The Charity of Free Masons Queensland

Closed: 30 June 2020

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

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

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

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

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

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

Guidelines

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

Applications

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


NIB Foundation Health Smart Grants

NIB Foundation

Closed: 30 June 2020

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

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

To be eligible, organisations must be:

  • Endorsed as a Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) Item 1 by the ATO, and;
  • Endorsed as a Tax Concession Charity (TCC) by the ATO (or be a tax exempt entity)

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

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

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

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

Guidelines 

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

Applications

Further instructions and forms to apply are available from: www.nib.com.au/foundation/apply 

For further information please visit: NIB Foundation Health Smart Grants


Australia Post Community Grants

Australia Post

Closing: 17 July 2020

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

Australia Post invites applications for projects that:

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

Guidelines

Grant Guidelines

Australia Post Community Grants FAQ's

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

Applications 

Australia Post 2020 Community Grants- Apply Now

Australia Post Community Grants Application Readiness Guide


QMHW Community Grants Program

Queensland Alliance for Mental Health (QAMH)

Closed: 30 June 2021

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

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

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

Guidelines

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

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

Applications 

To apply please visit QLD Mental Health Week Grants Applications 


Future2 Make the Difference! Grants Program

Financial Planning Association of Australia

Closed: 20 July 2020

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

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

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

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

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

Guidelines

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

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

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

Applications

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

Please create an account to commence your application.

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


Youth Action Project Grant Scheme

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

Closed: 7 October 2020

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

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

  • New projects that recognise and uniquely respond to the hardship young people are facing now and will face in the future, and
  • Existing projects that provide a valuable on-going service to young people that require additional funding to adapt or continue that work through the impact of the current environment.

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

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

Guidelines

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

Applications

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

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


Brisbane City Council – Seniors Celebration Donation

Brisbane City Council

Closed: 12 October 2020

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

Invitations are open to the following entities:

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

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

Guidelines and Applications

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

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


Groundswell 2020 Project Grants

Groundswell Giving

Closed: 12 October 2020

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

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

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

Projects should seek to:

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

Guidelines

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

Applications

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


Movember Social Connections Challenge

Movember Foundation

Closed: 15 October 2020, 5pm AEST

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

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

Priority groups:

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

The goals for the Challenge are to:

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

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

Guidelines

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

Applications

Applications can be made through Movember's Online Portal.

Please visit the Social Connections Challenge website for further information. 


Deafness Foundation 2021 Grants

The Deafness Foundation

Closed: 31 October 2020

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

Criteria includes:

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

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

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

Guidelines

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

Applications

Application Forms are available from: Deafness 2021 Grants Application Forms


The Gulf Area Social Development Trust Grants

Queensland Community Foundation 

Closed: 9 November 2020

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

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

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

Guidelines

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

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

Applications

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

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


Ansvar Insurance’s Community Education Program

Ansvar Insurance

Closed: 16 November 2020

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

Categories:

  • Empowerment and Education: programs which provide opportunities to develop positive values that lead to healthy lifestyle choices and a positive contribution to our community.
  • Outreach and Support: programs that support youths who are at risk or are already experiencing difficulties (such as drug and/or alcohol abuse) through rehabilitation and/or skills training.

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

Guidelines 

  1. Before you start your online application process it's very important to review the applications general information; eligibility criteria, application assessment elements, the application questions and more here.
  2. Complete the 2020/ 2021 Community Education Program Grants application through this online portal. Please complete all questions, any additional marketing materials that were not requested will not be assessed.
  3. Provide a copy of your organisation’s annual accounts for the last financial year with your application.
  4. Submit your application online by 5pm (AEST) Monday 16th November 2020

Applications

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


Creativity Australia With One Voice Choir Grants

Creativity Australia 

Closed: 20 November 2020

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

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

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

Guidelines

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

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

Applications

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

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


Be Connected - Building Digital Skills Grants Program

The Good Things Foundation, supported by the Australian Government                          

Closed: 27 November 2020

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • New devices including computers, laptops, tablets, smart phones
  • Upgrading software for devices
  • Broadband fees
  • Digital mentor expenses, including training to be a digital mentor
  • Printing of learning materials for older Australian learners
  • Police checks for all staff and mentors involved in delivering the Be Connected Program

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

Guidelines

Applications

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


Perpetual IMPACT Philanthropy Program

Perpetual Limited

Closed: 4 December 2020 

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

  • good governance
  • solid leadership
  • strong strategy
  • an outcomes focus.

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

Guidelines

Download the 2021 IMPACT Philanthropy Application Program Guidelines

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

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

Applications

Applications are available through Smartygrants 2021 Perpetual IMPACT Philanthropy Program.

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


Information, Linkages and Capacity Building Program – Social and Community Participation Grants

Australian Government Department of Social Services

Closed: 8 December 2020

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

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

Outcomes for this grant opportunity are:

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

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

Grant Guidelines & Opportunity Documents

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

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

Application Form Guide;  Social and Community Participation Grants Application Form


Rural Financial Counselling Service Program 2021 - 2024

Australian Federal Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment

Closed: 11 December 2020

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

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

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

The objectives of the RFCS program are to:

  • transition clients out of financial crisis
  • improve clients’ business profitability or facilitate a dignified exit
  • improve clients’ financial well-being and resilience.

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

Guidelines

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

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

Applications

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


National Disability Conference Initiative 2021-2022

Australian Department of Social Services

Closed: 20 January 2021

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


James N. Kirby Foundation

Closed: 14 February 2021

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

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

  • is innovative in nature;
  • will be capacity building; and
  • will inspire and provide lasting social change.

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

The Foundation also takes into account whether an organisation:

  • uses innovative or ground breaking concepts or methodologies;
  • has sufficient capacity to carry out the proposed activity;
  • collaborates with others in their field;
  • will be able to sustain results into the future;
  • has other financial support or will leverage the James N. Kirby Foundation’s support to obtain further funding; and
  • is committed to providing measurable outcomes that can be shared with a broader community.

Guidelines

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

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

Applications

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

  • A completed on-line Small Grants application form available on this website. Please note that all fields of the application form must be completed. Applications received after 5pm ESDT on 14th February will not be accepted.
  • A covering letter of no more than 1 x A4 pages that must be on the letterhead of the entity endorsed as the DGR and must be signed by a Director, CEO or responsible person of the DGR. It should provide a brief description of your organisation, advise any previous grant history with the James N Kirby Foundation, and also include a list of the names and qualifications of your organisation’s Chair, Directors, CEO or Department Head.
  • On no more than one A4 page, a total cost and breakdown of the budget of the project and how you will be meeting those costs. In addition, please advise if you are seeking funding as a one-off cost or will it continue past the funding period, and if so, how will you secure future funding.

Community Child Care Fund Open Competitive Round 3 Grant Opportunity 

Australian Government Department of Social Services 

Closed: 22 February 2021

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Key objectives of the grant-funding include:

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

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

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

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

Further information is available on the Community Grants Hub website.

Guidelines

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

Applications

Please visit the relevant application form link below:

Community Child Care Fund – Sustainability Support

Community Child Care Fund – Community Support

Community Child Care Fund – Capital Support


Building Better Regions Fund - Community Investments Stream- Round 5

Australian Government 

Closed: 5 March 2021

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

  • drive economic growth
  • build stronger regional communities into the future.

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

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

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

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

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

Guidelines

Before applying, please make sure you:

An online information webinar recording is also available. 

Applications

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

For application assistance, please contact 13 28 46.


QLD Department of Children, Youth Justice and Multicultural Affairs

Closed: 15 March 2021, 10.00am

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

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

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

  • Queensland’s multicultural identity
  • community participation and intercultural connections
  • increased understanding between diverse cultural groups and the wider community
  • increased community capacity to address emerging issues and foster access to services
  • increased engagement of general community groups in connecting and welcoming people from culturally diverse backgrounds into a wide range of community activities.

This funding round is for two project categories:

Category 1 – Economic and Social Participation Projects

  • For innovative projects that create pathways to participation for people from culturally diverse backgrounds, including people who arrived in Australia as migrants or refugees, and people seeking asylum, in the economic, social and cultural life of Queensland.
  • One-off funding of up to $40,000 is available for one-year projects to be delivered in 2021-2022.

Category 2 – Youth and Community Connection Projects

  • For innovative projects that can assist with breaking down the barriers facing young people from culturally diverse backgrounds that can result in feelings of disengagement or disconnection with the community, and to increase their access to, and inclusion within the community.
  • Projects receiving funding under this category are to ensure young people from culturally diverse backgrounds are leading in identifying the barrier/need to be addressed, and the planning, design, implementation and evaluation of the project.
  • One-off funding between $5,000 to $120,000 is available. Project implementation time-frame can be up to two years. Projects are to be delivered between 1 July 2021 and 30 June 2023.

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

Guidelines

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

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

Applications

Apply online through SmartyGrants:


Now Open: QCF General Fund 2021 Grant Round

Queensland Community Foundation

Closed- Friday, 12 March 2021

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

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

Guidelines

QCF General Fund 2021 Grant Criteria & Guidelines

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

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

Applications

General Grant Fund 2021 Online Application

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


NAIDOC Local Grants Funding Round

National Indigenous Australians Agency

Closed: 15 March 2021

The 2021 NAIDOC Local Grants funding round aims to support activities being held during NAIDOC Week 2021 (4-11 July) that celebrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories, cultures, achievements and continuing contributions to our country and society. Activities should align with the National NAIDOC Theme for 2021, ‘Heal Country’.

This grant round provides funding to organisations to contribute to the costs of local and regional NAIDOC activities across Australia. Grants are estimated to fall between $200 - $1000.00.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and non-Indigenous legal entities may apply for NAIDOC funding.

Activities funded under the NAIDOC Local Grants program should occur during NAIDOC Week (4-11 July 2021).

If you wish to hold an activity outside the official NAIDOC Week, you will need to discuss with your NIAA Regional Office. Please refer to the Grant Opportunity Guidelines for further details. 

To find out more about NAIDOC week events in your community or share your event please visit the NAIDOC website.

Guidelines

Please visit GrantConnect, create a login and sign in to access the 2021 NAIDOC Local Grant Opportunity Guidelines. All applicants must take note of the requirements to address risks associated with the spread of COVID-19. 

Applicants may direct any general enquiries by phone to 1800079098, or by email to: [email protected]

Applications

To apply please complete and submit the 2021 NAIDOC Local Grants Online Application Form.

You will receive an electronic Application ID Number once your application has been lodged with the National Indigenous Australians Agency.


Community Infrastructure Investment Partnership (CIIP) Program

Queensland Department of State Development, Infrastructure, Local Government and Planning

Closed: 16 March 2021

The Community Infrastructure Investment Partnership (CIIP) program is an initiative under the Queensland Government’s Unite and Recover: Queensland’s Economic Recovery Plan to support communities impacted by COVID-19.

The program is designed to stimulate Queensland’s economic recovery by improving community infrastructure to deliver critical social services, such as job-readiness programs.

The opportunity is open to not-for-profit organisations to expand, upgrade or rebuild existing facilities that deliver vital social services

Eligible not-for-profit organisations are now invited to apply for a share of the grants funding, with allocations of between $200,000 and $2 million available.

To be eligible, they must deliver social support services in Queensland and either own the asset or are in partnership with a local government.

Guidelines 

Applications

Please complete this Online Submission Form before submitting your application online.


ANZ Community Foundation 2021 Grants

ANZ Community Foundation

Closed: 1 April 2021

The ANZ Community Foundation is funded by regular contributions made by ANZ staff and ANZ. The Foundation aims to support projects run by charitable organisations which offer a direct and tangible benefit to local communities. ANZ staff are also encouraged to volunteer their time and skills to support funded projects, where this would add value to the charitable organisation.

Grants of up to $30,000 are available.

Eligible activities include community projects that relate to one or more of the following priority areas:

  • Improving financial wellbeing
  • Improving environmental sustainability
  • Improving housing access
  • Other community projects that assist local communities to thrive

Please note, eligible applicants must have Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) Item 1 status.

Guidelines

For technical support or questions about eligibility and guidelines, please email Equity Trustees at [email protected], quoting your application number.

Applications

After submitting you will receive a confirmation email, including a PDF copy of your form. If you do not receive this email, contact Equity Trustees to confirm at: [email protected], quoting your application number.

Applicants will receive written notification of the outcome of their application between 3 to 5 months after the closing date of the ANZ Community Foundation Grant Round. 


Queensland Department of Child Safety, Youth and Women

Closing: 14 April 2021, 5pm 

Applications are invited for activities that contribute to truth, healing and reconciliation for people with lived experience of institutional child abuse across Queensland. One-off funding of up to $10,000 is available for application. 

Activities may include projects, events or initiatives that acknowledge and raise awareness of institutional child abuse and its impact. Potential activities could include:

  • Initiatives that educate and share the stories of people with lived experience in a safe and supportive way (e.g. truth telling, oral histories and creative art performances) such as exhibitions of art or writing, videos or podcasts.
  • Memorials, monuments or commemorative events that are of significance to those with lived experience.
  • Reunions and other events that are of importance to those with lived experience.

Guidelines 

Please view the guidelines here before applying. For queries about the guidelines, deadlines, or questions in the form, please email: [email protected] and quote your submission number.

Applications

Applications are available through SmartyGrants.

If you need more help using this form, download the Help Guide for Applicants or check out Applicant Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's).


The Heart Foundation, supported by the Australian Government Department of Health

Closed: 26 April 2021

The Heart Foundation is inviting applications for the 2021 Active Australia Innovation Challenge. The program encourages applications for innovative projects that support people who do not meet Australia’s Physical Activity Guidelines, people at risk of chronic disease, and people living in communities with low levels of physical activity and exercise. This includes people identifying as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander, communities living in rural and remote regions and people with culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

This year the Heart Foundation has up to twenty $10,000 grants for new, innovative projects that get more people moving in schools, universities or local community groups.

Guidelines

Learn more about application processes, eligibility requirements and selection criteria in the Application Guide.

Please direct program questions to:  [email protected]

Applications

Applications are available online through the Heart Foundation's Grants Portal.


Copyright Agency 2021 Cultural Fund Grants

Copyright Agency 

Closed: 26 April 2021

The Copyright Agency’s Cultural Fund offers grants to leading organisations for projects that deliver exceptional career development opportunities for Australian writers, journalists, editors, English and literacy teachers, visual artists and key stakeholders in writing, publishing, education, and visual arts. Grants are also available for leading organisations to build literacy skills for children and young adults and to encourage reading at all levels. Funding ranges from $5,000 to $20,000 per project, per year. In certain cases, funding for three years may also be considered.

Guidelines and Applications

Please visit Copyright Agency's Cultural Fund Grants and Fellowships  for further details on eligibility and application requirements. 

Please contact Copyright Agency if you have any questions about the grants by email: [email protected].


Pride Foundation Australia (PFA) Grants for Peer-led Support GroupsPride Foundation Australia

Closed: 2 May 2021

The Pride Foundation is seeking applications from existing or new peer-led support groups for LGBTIQA+ refugees and people seeking asylum in Australia. Up to $5,000 is available for each group to be used over a 12-month period. The funding may be for regular group meetings (face-to-face and/or virtual), or for occasional gatherings as needed locally.

Applications must be led by LGBTIQA+ refugees and/or people seeking asylum and supported by an organisation that is willing and able to host the support group. Such organisations may be LGBTIQA+ community organisations, refugee and asylum seeker organisations, or other community-based groups. PFA can provide assistance to find an appropriate organisation if needed.

The hosting organisation should agree to provide in-kind support for the group in such forms as a meeting room; infrastructure (including access to computers/ an on-line meeting platform for communications) and access to case management and counselling support for group members as needed.

Guidelines and Applications

Further details on eligibility requirements, criteria and applications are available at PFA Community Support Grants  (scroll down to “Funding for Peer-led Support Groups for LGBTQIA+ Refugees & People Seeking Asylum…”

For more information, please contact: Rhonda Brown (PFA grants volunteer) on Mobile: 0419 309 540; or Email: [email protected].


QLD COVID SAFE Active Clubs Kickstart Program

Queensland Department of Tourism, Innovation and Sport

Closed: 5 May 2021

The Queensland Government's COVID SAFE Active Clubs Kickstart program supports the sport and active recreation community to restart activities as COVID-19 restrictions ease and is part of the Sport and Recreation COVID SAFE Restart Plan.

The program provides grants of $2,000 to assist not-for-profit local and regional sport and active recreation organisations to re-establish their operations in a COVID-safe environment. Funding is available for equipment, training and operational expenses.

The objectives of COVID SAFE Active Clubs Kickstart Round 2 are to:

  • Ensure appropriate resources are available for Queenslanders to participate in local physical activity experiences; and
  • Strengthen capability of sport and active recreation clubs and organisations and their volunteers to provide quality experiences.

Projects must be completed by 30 June 2022.

Guidelines

Applications

To apply for funding under this program, your organisation must be registered in the Sport and Recreation Grant Registration Portal (GRP).

Applications must be submitted using the Online Application Form by 5pm on Wednesday 5 May 2021.

For assistance to complete the online application please email [email protected], or call 13 QGOV (13 74 68).


National Library of Australia

Closed: 10 May 2021

The Community Heritage Grants (CHG) program provides grants of up to $15,000 to community organisations, such as libraries, archives, museums, multicultural and indigenous groups and genealogical and historical societies. The grants are provided to assist with preservation of locally owned, but nationally significant collections of materials that are publicly accessible. These include artefacts, letters, diaries, maps, photographs, and audio visual material.

The program supports a range of preservation activities, including:

  • significance assessments of collections
  • preservation needs assessments of collections
  • conservation activities and collection management, and
  • training workshops.

Guidelines

  • All applicants must read the Guidelines before submitting an application and will need to refer to these guidelines while completing the application form.  
  • Applicants may also find it useful to read the latest Assessment Report, which contains general comments and recommendations from the CHG external assessors for previous grant round applications.
  • sample Grant Deed, which outlines your obligations if your project is funded, is also available.
  • The National Library uses the online grants management system SmartyGrants to receive CHG applications. No mailed or emailed applications/documentation will be accepted.

Applications

Applications can be made via the following link: CHG 2021 Application

Further information on the CHG program is available at the Community Heritage Grants – 2021 Round website.


Coopers Brewery Foundation Sustainable Giving Program

Coopers Brewery Foundation

Closed: 15 May 2021

The Coopers Brewery Foundation Sustainable Giving program runs in conjunction with Coopers' general giving program. Under the initiative, an eligible organisation will be selected and awarded $50,000 a year for three years, providing it with a total of $150,000. The program is designed to provide long-term certainty for the successful organisation.

Focus areas for the Sustainable Giving initiative are:

  • 2020 – Aged Care / Medical Research / Health Care
  • 2021 – Family and community support based on Christian values
  • 2022 – Youth Education

Guidelines 

If you would like to apply for funding, please read the Foundation Guidelines and contact the Foundation office.

Applications

To apply please contact the Foundation office by email: [email protected], or by phoning: 1300 664 344 to request an application form.


Be Connected - Building Digital Skills Grants Program

The Good Things Foundation, supported by the Australian Government                          

Closed: 28 May 2021.

Building Digital Skills grants help organisations to start, continue delivering and expand Be Connected Digital Literacy Programs. Up to $15,000 in grants is available for application. 

Organisations who would like to apply for a Building Digital Skills grant must:
● Be a registered Network Partner within the Be Connected Network
● Provide an ABN number (if applying for a $5,000 grant or greater)
● Have public liability insurance
● Have acquitted previous grant/s awarded by Good Things Foundation

Use the Building Digital Skills Grants for projects will help you assist older Australians complete 2 courses, or 10 activities on the Be Connected Learning Portal. Funding can be spent on activities that support older Australians to gain basic digital skills and confidence, such as:

● New devices including computers, laptops, tablets
● Upgrading software for devices
● Internet fees
● Digital mentor expenses, including training to be a digital mentor
● Printing of learning materials for older Australian learners
● Police checks for all staff and mentors involved in delivering the Be Connected
program
● Marketing/promotional costs

Funding cannot be used for capital works (building or construction materials).

Guidelines

Please visit Be Connected Network- Building Digital Skills Grants for more information and related documents, including example case studies and Building Digital Skills Grant timetables.

Applications

Round 24 - Be Connected, Building Digital Skills Grants 2021 Applications


Queensland Arts Showcase Program (QASP) 

Arts QLD, QLD Department of Environment & Science

Closing: Round 4- 30 May 2021

The Queensland Arts Showcase Program (QASP) supports vibrant and accessible arts and cultural experiences for Queensland by individuals, organisations or collectives. The program is delivered through three streams- Arts Accelerate, Arts Activate and Arts Advantage. QASP provides up-front, one-off grants of up to $30,000 (sole-funding) and up to $60,000 (co-funding).

The program invests in:

  • the development and growth of a vibrant and accessible arts and cultural sector in Queensland
  • strengthening the Queensland arts and cultural sector’s connection with new audiences
  • supporting artistic and non-artistic collaborations to develop innovative and quality arts and cultural experiences
  • strengthening professional development and the creation of employment and training opportunities for Queensland’s small to medium arts and cultural sector.

Guidelines

Further information and guidelines for the QASP are available at: QASP- Publications and Resources

Applications

Application forms for current rounds can be accessed at: Arts Queensland- SmartyGrants

Further assistance is available from the Arts Queensland Office on (07) 3034 4016, or toll free 1800 175 531; or: [email protected].


Queensland Government Senior’s Month Grants

Delivered by the Queensland Government in partnership with COTA QLD

Closed: 31 May 2021

Queensland Seniors Month will take place in October 2021.  The month begins on the United Nations International Day of Older Persons and ends on National Grandparents Day.

This year Seniors Month is celebrating Connect Fest. This festival of connection aims to link people of all ages, cultures, and abilities through inclusive events and activities that celebrate the important and essential roles older people play in our communities.

Funded by the Queensland Government, eligible applicants can apply for up to $1,000 to assist in hosting inclusive events and activities.

Subsidies are open to not-for-profit, charitable and community organisations, schools, local government and libraries delivering services in Queensland.

Eligible organisations can apply for up to $1,000 and MUST be matched dollar for dollar by the organisation’s own resources. This can include:

  • sponsorship,
  • cash or in-kind support contributions such as venue hire, volunteers, equipment, and supplies
  • organisational contributions covering the operational costs including staff wages.

Applicants also need to: 

  • demonstrate alignment between the event or activity and the 2021 Program Objectives.
  • demonstrate financial viability through a comprehensive budget.

Individuals, Sole Traders, Federal and State Government agencies are not eligible to apply.

Guidelines

Guidelines are available at: Queensland Seniors Month Social Connections – 2021 Subsidy Guidelines.

For queries about the guidelines, deadlines, or questions in the form, please contact 07 3316 2999 during business hours, or email [email protected] and quote your submission number.

Applications

Seniors Month's Online Grant Application Service

For more information about Seniors Week, visit the Queensland Seniors Week website.


Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Grants 2021

Queensland Department of Seniors, Disability Services and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Partnerships

Closed: 31 May 2021

The Queensland Government is committed to a new way of working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, families and communities in the spirit of reconciliation to address the causes, prevalence and impacts of domestic and family violence.

The objectives of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Grants 2021 are to:

  1. Assist and support identified communities to co-design effective localised responses for people in their community experiencing domestic and family violence.
  2. Provide support that builds skill sets in communities to implement localised responses to domestic and family violence.

Successful applicants will be able to demonstrate the following key principles in community planning and capacity building projects:

  • strengths-based approach
  • respectful relationships
  • culturally appropriate
  • co-design and collaboration
  • inclusive partnerships
  • community capacity building
  • supportive and safe
  • activating sustainable community responses.

The preference is for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Grants 2021 to be delivered by Indigenous owned or controlled organisations.

Eligible applicants may apply for grants up to $10,000 for community action planning and capacity building initiatives across eight locations in Queensland:

  • Brisbane North
  • Caboolture
  • Cairns
  • Cherbourg
  • Ipswich
  • Logan/Beenleigh
  • Mackay
  • Mount Isa.

Guidelines

Please carefully read the Grant Guidelines and related information before submitting an application. These are available through the Queensland Government website.

For queries about the grants and potential projects, please email [email protected] and quote your application number. Alternatively, you can contact your local Department of Seniors, Disability Services and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Partnerships Regional Office.

Applications

Applications can be made via the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Grants Online Application Service.


Transurban Community Grants 2021

Transurban Limited

Closed: 31 May 2021

Transurban Community Grants offer funding of up to $10,000 for projects that provide social and environmental benefits to communities in Brisbane near Transurban’s roads.

Grants are open to a wide range of organisations and initiatives, particularly those that encourage inclusion, diversity of thought and innovation.

To be eligible for a grant your organisation must have Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) status. Projects must also benefit communities in a local council area with a Transurban road, including those in Brisbane City Council, Logan City Council and
Ipswich City Council
.

Guidelines

Further details and a complete list of eligibility and selection criteria are available at Transurban Community Funding.

For application queries please contact Transurban by email at: [email protected]

Applications

To apply please visit Transurban's Online Community Grant Application Service.


Now Open: Logan City Council Community Benefit Fund

Logan City Council 

Closed: 31 May 2021

Logan City Council aims to support the role of community organisations and recognises the significant role they play in developing and delivering initiatives that encourage participation in community life, foster social cohesion, celebrate diversity and contribute to a vibrant, healthy and engaged local community. The Community Benefit Fund supports community organisations to deliver initiatives that address local community needs.

Each financial year the Logan City Council allocates a budget for the Community Benefit Fund (CBF) to meet requests for financial help from eligible organisations for a community purpose. This year the amounts budgeted for use by each councillor is $13,079 for Council Divisions 1 to 12.

Applications for 2020 / 2021 are now open and will be available until close of business on 31 May 2021 (or until funds are expended). An eligible project/ activity must demonstrate a direct benefit to the wider Logan community.

For more information please visit Logan City Council Community Benefit Fund, or call: 07 3412 3412.

Guidelines & Applications

To find out if you meet eligibility requirements, please refer to the Community Benefit Fund policy (PDF 221 KB) and Community Benefit Fund procedure (PDF 800 KB).

Applications can be submitted:

Electronic submission is preferred. To help you fill in the request form, please see Guide to completing the funding request form.


Australia Pacific QBE Foundation 2021 Grants

Australia Pacific QBE Foundation

Closed: 7 June 2021

The Australia Pacific QBE Foundation Local grants aim to provide meaningful support for community initiatives addressing specific areas of need. The Foundation is currently inviting Australian charities to apply for a grant of up to AUD $25,000 in the areas of  climate action; diversity, equality and inclusion; and financial inclusion and resilience. Applications for funding for unique, high-impact projects in one of these categories will be considered more favourably than “business as usual” activities:  

Climate action: Initiatives that help communities reduce their climate impact, prepare for the impacts of climate change or respond to climate-related disasters.

Diversity, equality and inclusion: Initiatives that advocate for greater equality and inclusion for all members of our community.

Financial inclusion and resilience: Initiatives that focus on building financial literacy and resilience.

To be eligible for a QBE Foundation local grant, the organisation:

  • Must be a registered ‘not-for-profit’ (or non-profit) with the Australian Charities and Not-for-Profit Commission (ACNC)
  • Must have Australian Tax Office endorsement of DGR 1 or 2 status
  • Must not be affiliated with a political party or union, or take an overtly political stance in the focus of their work
  • May have a religious basis, but any program or initiative supported by QBE must not incorporate religious teaching into the delivery of the program or initiative
  • Must be based in Australia, although initiatives working in Australia, New Zealand or the Pacific will be considered.

*Please note that requests for funding must be for one category only. Multiple applications for the same project or initiative across different categories will not be considered.

Guidelines

More information on requirements, assessment criteria and the application process can be accessed at: QBE Foundation Local Grants Program 2021.

Applications

Please submit your completed application form via email to [email protected] before midday AEST on Monday 7 June 2021.

Download the Grant Application Form here

All applications must be submitted via email to [email protected]. Applications must be fully completed and attached to an email. Incomplete applications, or applications via any other means will not be accepted.


AMP Foundation Tomorrow Fund 2021 Grants

AMP Foundation

Closed: 9 June 2021

AMP’s Tomorrow Fund is offering grants for Australians doing inspiring things to improve our world. Individuals working to make a positive impact in any field can apply. Australian citizens and permanent residents of all ages, interests and walks of life may apply for grants of between $5,000 and $100,000. Funds can be used for range of activities and expenses, including equipment, study, research, salaries, promotion and travel. Whatever it takes to make a positive impact.

These grants recognise the power of an individual to create change, so organisations cannot apply. However, individual founders of small grassroots charities, small businesses or other groups can apply but must provide evidence that they are still the driving force. Researchers who are working within a larger team or institution can also apply for a grant, but the funds must advance the individual’s work.

Guidelines

Further information and requirements are available from the AMP Foundation Tomorrow Fund Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs).

For queries about the guidelines, deadlines, or questions in the form, please contact the AMP Foundation at [email protected] and quote your submission number.

Applications

Applications can be made at: AMP's Tomorrow Fund Online Grant Application Service.


Brisbane City Council's Lord Mayor's Community Fund 

Brisbane City Council

Closed: 11 June 2021

Brisbane City Council’s Lord Mayor’s Community Fund (previously known as the Lord Mayor’s Suburban Initiative Fund) supports community programs that build stronger communities in Brisbane.

Applications for the 2020-21 financial year are now open. Applications will close at midnight on Friday 11 June 2021, or when each ward had spent their allocated budget (whichever occurs first).

Projects must contribute to the Brisbane Vision by helping achieve our aspirations to be a:

  • friendly and safe
  • active and healthy
  • clean and green, or
  • vibrant and creative city.

Each Council ward is allocated $34,000 for community projects undertaken within that ward. The Lord Mayor allocates $34,000 for community projects that involve multiple wards.

Community organisations can apply for funding for local projects. Councillors can also apply to support community events, activities or capital projects.

The minimum grant is $250 (goods and services tax -GST- exclusive) and the maximum is $10,000 (GST exclusive) per organisation.

Guidelines

Before starting your application, read the:

Applications

To complete the online application, determine which Council ward your project will take place in. Visit Lord Mayor's Community Fund> Council wards open for funding and select the appropriate area from the list of Council wards. All wards are currently open for application.

If you need more help using your ward's application form, download the Help Guide for Applicants or check out Applicant Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's)

For further information, please phone the Council on 07 3403 8888 to speak with the Grants Unit.


Damien Greer Lawyers

Closed: 30 June 2021

The Damien Greer Lawyers Community Grant Program recognises and celebrates organisations that strive to make a positive impact within their community. Eligible organizations are currently invited to apply for a Community Grant of $2,500.

The Community Grant program aims to support organisations that work within their local community and encourage the following values:

  • Helping the community in times of need
  • Building community togetherness and sense of belonging
  • Promoting positive health and wellbeing
  • Supporting community services and groups
  • Nurturing the local environment

Damien Greer Lawyers are particularly interested in supporting organizations that are involved in child wellbeing and child protection, domestic violence support and non-government mental health services. This is as well as organizations that are non-government social service organizations and registered charities.

Your organisation is eligible to apply if you meet at least one of the below criteria:

  • Promote sustainable environmentally friendly practices within the community
  • Support health and wellbeing initiatives
  • Provide services in the local community
  • Facilitate community awareness and education programs
  • Support at-risk and/or in need individuals in the local community

Guidelines and Applications

All entries will be assessed through a process that considers applications against the Community Grant criteria.

For more details on applying please visit: Damien Greer Lawyers Community Grants 2021

For further queries please Phone: 07 3837 5500, or Email: [email protected]


Cairns Community Events, Activities and Projects Grants

Cairns Regional Council

Closed: Round 4- 30 June 2021

This Grant assists community groups and not-for-profit organisations with delivery of events, activities and projects that enhance the lives of local communities, celebrate important community occasions and provide opportunities to develop social cohesion and connection in the Cairns region. Funding and the provision of Council venues and resources up to $15,000 is available. 

*Please Note: Applicants must contact Council’s Community Grants and Programs team prior to submission. Contact [email protected] or phone 07 4044 3690.

  • Round 2 closes 31 December 2020 (for events, activities and projects held 1 March 2021 to 31 March 2022).
  • Round 3 closes 31 March 2021 (for events, activities and projects held 1 June 2021 to 30 June 2022).
  • Round 4 closes 30 June 2021 (for events, activities and projects held 1 September 2021 to 30 September 2022)

Guidelines & Applications

For further information please visit: Cairns Regional Council’s Community Grants website. 


City of Ipswich Community Operational Support Funding Program

Ipswich City Council

Closed: 30 June 2021

The Ipswich City Council Community Operational Support Funding Program has been extended to continue financial support for Ipswich-based community and sporting organisations throughout the COVID-19 pandemic recovery phase. Eligible organisations may apply for up to $2,000 funding towards operational costs, or to spend with another Ipswich business for professional services, inventory, marketing or membership.

Guidelines

Further information and instructions are available at COVID-19 Recovery Support Funding Guidelines.

For queries about the guidelines, deadlines, or questions in the form, please contact us on 3810 6648 during business hours or email [email protected] and quote your submission number.

Applications

Applications can be made online via the SmartyGrants platform.


IMB Bank Community Foundation (ICF) Grants 2021

IMB Bank Community Foundation

Closed: 30 June 2021

In 2021, the IMB Bank Community Foundation (ICF) is looking for projects that: help communities recover from hardship; provide comfort and care for the vulnerable; teach skills and therapies to those who need; and keep communities safe. Applications for funding will be assessed against their ability to help deliver on these key objectives:

  • To encourage and assist economic, social and environmental diversification within the communities in which IMB operates (projects must have strong links to the areas in which IMB members live and work);
  • To advance shared prosperity and sustainability in the region by supporting social, cultural, environmental, heritage, educational, tourism and economic initiatives within communities, which will ultimately provide economic and social benefits;
  • To promote the mutual and self-help philosophies of IMB;
  • To identify and support activities that encourage self-sufficiency through transfer of skills and knowledge, and that may develop new physical resources;
  • To encourage and support volunteer inputs throughout the communities;
  • To strengthen IMB’s community and business networks;
  • Ultimately, to build and strengthen “community assets”.

The Foundation will seek to support projects that can demonstrate collaboration with other groups within the community.

In addition, preference will be given to projects that demonstrate a high degree of self-help, either in the form of the applicant’s own efforts and work already undertaken, or in the form of actual physical or financial resources already committed to the project.

For further details please visit: IMB Bank Community Foundation (ICF) Grants Program

Guidelines

Please review the IMB Bank Community Foundation Objectives and Criteria before commencing an application. You may also find it helpful to download the Sample Application Form to use as a guide.

For queries about the grants and application process please email: [email protected]

Applications

Please visit the IMB Bank Community Foundation Funding Application Form to apply.


Australia Post

Closed: 4 July 2021

The 2021 Australia Post Community Grants Program provides funding of up to $10,000 to eligible community-led, local projects that connect individuals and communities to improve mental health and wellbeing. Some projects that are unsuccessful for a grant of up to $10,000 may be considered for a smaller grant of $2,000. Applicants will be asked during the application process if they would like to be considered for these smaller amounts.

Innovative projects that meet the following criteria will be prioritised:

  • Projects with a primary purpose of improving mental health and wellbeing outcomes of a community.
  • Projects that enable people to make meaningful connections in their local community.
  • Projects that are locally‑led and locally‑delivered that benefit individuals and the wider community. 

Please note that eligibility conditions require applicants to:

1. Be an incorporated not-for-profit organisation-

  • Organisations are not required to have deductible gift recipient (DGR) status to apply, but must hold incorporated not‑for‑profit status.
  • Collaborations and partnerships among different types of organisations are encouraged (with the incorporated not-for-profit organisation as the lead partner, however auspice arrangements are not accepted).

2. Have an ABN (reflecting the organisation’s incorporated not‑for‑profit status)

3. Have an Australian bank account (corresponding to the ABN)

4. Be located in and provide services within Australia

Guidelines

Please read the Grant Guidelines and FAQs to make sure your organisation and project are eligible before applying.  

For queries please contact Australia Post Community Hotline on 1300 765 772 between 9am and 5pm AEST, or email [email protected] and quote your application number. 

Applications

To apply please visit: AusPost Community Grants Applications


Queensland Government – Investing in Queensland Women Grants  

Queensland Department of Justice and Attorney-General

Closed: Round 2- 31 July 2021 

The Queensland Government’s Investing in Queensland Women Program provides funding for community initiatives that  help achieve the objectives of the Queensland Women’s Strategy 2016–21 and those that inspire and encourage the Queensland community to respect women, embrace gender equality and promote and protect the rights, interests and wellbeing of women and girls. One-off funding grants of up to $15,000 are available for eligible projects, with a duration of up to 6 months that:

Guidelines

Before starting an application, it is highly recommended that you read the following documents for more information about eligibility and selection criteria and requirements for successful applicants

As part of the application process, you will also need to complete and upload these forms:

Applications

Applications can be accessed through SmartyGrantsFor queries about the guidelines or application form, please contact Women's Infolink on 1800 177 577 during business hours or email [email protected] and quote your submission number.


Canon Oceania 2021 Grants

Canon Australia 

Closed: 30 July 2021 

Canon Oceania offer grants of both cash and Canon equipment: $2,500 cash and $2,500 worth of product, to support causes trying to rebuild themselves in the challenging conditions of the Covid-19 economic recovery period. The overall runner-up will receive $1,000 cash. The following grant categories are open for application:

  • 1 x Educational Grant – $2,500 product and $2,500 cash (a project being run by a primary, secondary or tertiary school/educational institution)
  • 1 x Community Grant – $2,500 product and $2,500 cash (a project that has a positive impact on communities affected by natural disaster or the pandemic, encompassing cultural, societal, environmental and sustainability causes)
  • 1 x Small-medium Businesses Grant – $2,500 product and $2,500 cash (project that will support small businesses rebuild themselves across any sector – businesses should employ fewer than 20 people and have less than $10 million aggregated turnover at the end of the financial year)
  • 1 x Runner-up Grant – $1,000 cash

Judges will select the top three entries in each category, which will then go through to a public vote.

Guidelines

For application and eligibility criteria please visit: How to apply for a 2021 Canon Australia Grant

Full terms and conditions for application can also be downloaded here.

Applications

Please visit the Canon Australia Grants Program Online Submission Form to apply.  


NAB Foundation Community Grants 2021

NAB Foundation

Closed:  30 July 2021

The NAB Foundation is currently inviting applications for Community Grants  that assist communities to prepare for natural disasters, support long-term recovery and build resilience to future disasters.

Funding grants of up to $10 000 are available towards community projects that seek to: 

  • assist in short and long-term recovery efforts
  • build community resilience against future disasters
  • help people and places prepare for natural disasters
  • strengthen the environment to be more resilient to natural disasters
  • help communities reduce their climate risk.

Two types of funding are available:

  • Community Grants of up to $10,000, from a total pool of $1 million.
  • Prizes, from a total pool of $200,000, for recipients of Community Grants where the project intends to have long-term social or environmental impact. This funding is designed to assist grantees replicate the project in other areas, scale it or measuring the impact. 

Guidelines

Please ensure you have read the Community Grant Application Guide for all information regarding grant eligibility and criteria.  

Further enquiries regarding applications can be directed to: [email protected]

Applications

Please visit the following link with questions about the online submission process: Application Form FAQ's.


Bennelong Foundation Community Grants

Bennelong Foundation

Closed: Expressions of Interest Close 30 July 2021

The Bennelong Foundation supports organisations and projects in the areas of education, training and employment and community health and well-being. The foundation targets grant funding towards the following communities:

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders,
  • People with a refugee background, newly arrived migrants and culturally and linguistically diverse communities
  • Groups experiencing socio-economic disadvantage.

For the October 2021 round, in keeping with the Bennelong Foundation's community & grass roots tradition, grants of up to $30,000 are available for innovative, prevention based projects that meet the Foundation's target criteriaThis could include projects that focus on building sustainable employment, those that promote social inclusion and cohesion, or programs that provide settlement and transition support for new Australians. Please note that programs with a main focus on disability, mental health, and healthcare (i.e. programs directly addressing mental illness and disease) are not current priority areas for the Bennelong Foundation. Expressions of interest (EOI) close 5:00pm 30 July 2021. Shortlisted applicants will then be invited to submit a formal application up to 10 September 2021.

Guidelines

Please consult the following documents before submitting an EOI and subsequent application:

Funding AreasKey CriteriaTips, Sample Forms & DocumentsImportant Dates

Due to the expected competitive nature of this grant round, it is strongly recommended that you contact the Foundation to discuss your proposed application ahead of submitting your EOI. 

Applications

two-step process has been initiated for the Bennelong Foundation's bi-annual open granting rounds.  Step 1 is a submission of an Expression of Interest (EOI). Step 2 is an invited application for shortlisted submissions. Please email [email protected] for technical issues.

Please register to receive your personalised online Expression of Interest (EOI) form HERE.


Sisters of Charity Foundation 2021 Community Grants

Sisters of Charity Foundation

Closed: Round 2- 31 July 2021

The Sisters of Charity Foundation provides charity grants to smaller grassroots organisations that deliver practical, real world support that are unable to access assistance from more traditional sources. The Foundation works closely with organisations to alleviate situations of disadvantage, poverty, loneliness, suffering and oppression in communities. Grants of up to $15,000 are available for application. Eligibility criteria:

  • The organisation’s mission and operations, and the proposed program, are consistent with the application guidelines of the Sisters of Charity Foundation, and must make a huge difference to those in need.
  • The applicant is able to demonstrate the knowledge and the expertise necessary to implement the program as well as the skills necessary for the sustainable management of the program and the responsible stewardship of resources.
  • The applicant organisation has the support of its Board, or in the case of an individual, the proposer’s supporting authority.
  • The organisation is not-for-profit and has Income Tax Exempt Charity (ITEC) status and Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) Item 1 status.
  • The organisation’s annual income is less than $1 million.

The Sisters of Charity Foundation favours programs that:

  • provide compassion, hope and practical assistance
  • fall between the cracks of other funding sources
  • are not associated with well established organisations with significant reserves and/or are not capable of raising their own funds
  • are not eligible for funding from government or other sources

Guidelines & Applications

If you are unsure about whether your program meets the criteria, or if you are having problems completing the application, please contact: Foundation Manager Judy Christie by Email: [email protected], or Phone: 02 9367 1211.

*Round 1 Applications Closed 31 March 2021; Round 2 Applications Close 31 July 2021.


Toowoomba Region Community Support Grants 2021

Toowoomba Regional Council

Closed: Round 1- 1 March 2021; Round 2- 1 August 2021

The Toowoomba Community Support Grants for 2021 are now open. Community organisations that provide services within the Toowoomba Regional Council area may apply for funding towards local projects that:

  • demonstrate collaboration and partnerships between community organisations
  • encourage and assist community interaction and inclusiveness
  • foster indigenous, multicultural and inter-generational understanding and equity
  • support innovation, forward thinking and learning opportunities
  • upgrade facilities to meet standards, regulations and community expectations
  • meet changing community needs and/or increase facility usage

Grants of up to $2,500 are available to eligible applicants. 

Guidelines

Please read the 2.11 Community Support Grant Program Guidelines  to check that your organization is eligible before completing an application.

Applicants are strongly encouraged to discuss their proposal with a Community Development Officer prior to submitting. This will ensure that all application requirements are in place and provide the best opportunity to be considered for support. The office can be contacted by phone on: 131 872 and email at: [email protected] .

Applications

Please complete the Community Grants Application Form  and lodge by the following methods:

  • Email: [email protected] with the subject line 'Attention: Darryl Bates and/or Fiona Mann'.
  • Mail: Toowoomba Regional Council, Community Development Branch, PO Box 3021, Toowoomba Qld 4350. 
  • In person: Toowoomba Customer Service Centre, 4 Little Street, Toowoomba.

Toowoomba Region Pandemic Recovery Community Economic Development Grant Program

Toowoomba Regional Council

Closed: Round 1- 1 March 2021; Round 2- 1 August 2021 

The Toowoomba Regional Council is inviting grant applications from organisations for projects that benefit local businesses and the wider community during the coronavirus pandemic recovery period. This grant program has been developed to help achieve the community’s vision for a 'dynamic and diverse economy that promotes industry development and employment opportunities'. Funding of up to $5,000 is available. 

Applications should be for project initiatives that seek to achieve one or more of the following:

  • Encourage the establishment, growth and retention of sustainable businesses that enhance the region’s reputation for innovation, creativity, diversity and sustainability.
  • Foster new partnerships and collaboration between businesses and business support groups. 
  • Create employment opportunities and increase the level of business investment in the region.

Eligible projects must also:

  • Provide direct assistance to businesses to recover from the impacts of the coronavirus pandemic.
  • Demonstrate demand for the proposed project from local businesses 
  • Commence within 2 months of approval and be deliverable in a format that meets social distancing requirements of the time.

Guidelines

Before applying, please read the Temporary coronavirus pandemic recovery community economic development grant program guidelines to check you are eligible.

For assistance with applications, please contact the Toowoomba Regional Council Economic Development team on 131 872.

Applications

To apply please complete the Grants - Community grants application form (PDF for print).  PDF applications can be lodged by:

  • Email to: [email protected] (must be followed by a hard copy of cover and signature pages).
  • Post: Toowoomba Regional Council, Community Grants Scheme, PO Box 3021, Toowoomba Qld 4350 
  • Deliver to: any Toowoomba Regional Council Customer Service Centre.
  • Fax to: 07 4631 9292 (must be followed by a hard copy of cover and signature pages).


Now Open: Skilling Queenslanders for Work Program

Queensland Government Department of Employment, Small Business and Training

Closing: 19 August 2021

Applications for the 2021–22 funding round of Skilling Queenslanders for Work initiative are now open. The program forms an essential part of the Queensland Government's ongoing plan to recover from the economic impacts of COVID-19.

Skilling Queenslanders for Work funds skills development, training and job opportunities for job-seekers, disengaged and disadvantaged Queenslanders through targeted skills and training projects. The program focuses on young people, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with disability, mature-age job-seekers, women re-entering the workforce, veterans and ex-service personnel, and people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. More than 70 per cent of participants find work, undertake further training, or return to school around 12 months after exiting a Skilling Queenslanders for Work project. 

Community-based not-for-profit organisations, local councils and school Parent and Friends and Citizens associations are advised to check eligibility requirements and application recommendations to apply.

Applications and Guidelines

Please visit the Skilling Queenslanders for Work Program page for eligibility requirements and further application information. Questions can also be directed to the QLD Department of Employment, Small Business and Training by phone: 1300 369 935, or email: [email protected]. Applicant organisations are encouraged to contact their local DESBT regional office to discuss their project proposals.


Employment Assistant Fund- Funding for Workers with a Disability

Australian Department of Education, Skills & Employment

Closing: Ongoing Applications Accepted

The Employment Assistant Fund (EAF) provides financial assistance to eligible people with disability, mental health conditions and their employers to buy work related modifications, equipment, Auslan services and workplace assistance and support services. The EAF is available to eligible people with disability that are about to start a job, self-employed, or those who are currently working. It is also available to people with disability who need Auslan assistance or special work equipment to look for and prepare for a job.

The EAF could help to buy work related modifications and services like:

  • the cost of making adjustments to your physical workplace
  • modifications to work vehicles
  • special equipment for the workplace*
  • information and communication devices*
  • Auslan interpreting services
  • specialist services for employees with specific learning disorders and mental health conditions
  • disability awareness training for the workplace (including deafness awareness)
  • mental health awareness and first aid training.

The EAF also provides free workplace assessments to help work out what modifications or equipment will best meet your needs. This is called a Workplace Modification Assessment. You usually need to have an assessment when applying for EAF if the assistance being purchased is over $1,000. 

Eligibility and Applications

Please read the  EAF Guidelines for further information about the application process, eligibility, and the type of modifications and equipment that are funded. Alternatively, you can contact a JobAccess Adviser on 1800 464 800 to help you with applying for EAF assistance.

If you are a person with disability that meets EAF eligibility you can submit an EAF application with JobAccess Secure. If you need help to submit an application you can also:

  • ask a friend, relative or advocate to help you with your application
  • work with your employer to submit an application
  • ask your DES, jobactive or Community Development Program provider to help you submit an online enquiry to JobAccess, or call JobAccess on 1800 464 800 and get a JobAccess Adviser to help you to submit an application.

Arts Sector Career Development Grants – Individuals & Groups 

Australia Council for the Arts

Closing: Round 5- 22 September 2021; Round 6- 1 March 2022.

Please note- Funding and dates for current rounds are under review due to the Covid-19 Pandemic. For further information please contact the  Australia Council Artists Services team at: [email protected], or (toll free) 1800 226 912.

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

Guidelines

To apply you must be registered in the application management system a minimum of two business days prior to the closing date.

Your project must take into account the latest advice regarding COVID-19.

Applications

For further assistance and advice from the Australia Council for the Arts, please contact 02 9215 9000,  1800 226 912 (toll-free), or [email protected] 


Australian Government – Restart Grants– Help to employ mature workers

Australian Federal Department of Education, Skills and Employment 

Closing: Ongoing Applications Accepted

Restart is a financial incentive of up to $10,000 (GST inclusive) to encourage businesses to hire and retain mature age employees who are 50 years of age and over. Payments are made over a six-month period. Businesses may negotiate how often payments are received. 

Links to further information and contacts are available from: Australian Government – Restart Grants


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.


Skilling Queenslanders for Work Program

Queensland Department of Employment, Small Business and Training

Closing: Applications accepted during two funding rounds annually. 

The Skilling Queenslanders for Work Program funds training and support for unemployed or underemployed people, with a focus on young people (including those in and transitioned from out-of-home care), Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with disability, mature-age jobseekers, women re-entering the workforce, veterans and ex-service personnel, and people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. There are seven programs that make up the Skilling Queenslanders for Work initiative. Links to more information and funded projects are available from: Skilling Queenslanders for Work Program.

For general enquiries about Skilling Queenslanders for Work, email [email protected], or phone 1300 369 935.


Currently Closed

Ecstra Women’s Economic Security Project Grants

Ecstra Foundation

Closed: 12 February 2021

The Women’s Economic Security Project Grants support charities and social enterprises building financial well-being through innovative employment opportunities and tailored financial capability tools for women. COVID-19 has exacerbated issues of economic inequality for many women – including barriers to employment participation, the burden of unpaid and lowly paid work, high levels of financial insecurity and inadequate superannuation.

The economic recovery period will be challenging for groups including young women entering the job market, older women seeking work, Indigenous women, refugee and migrant women. The Ecstra grants will support charities and social enterprises who develop and deliver meaningful employment opportunities for women as part of their response to these challenges.

The funding aims to:

  • offer philanthropic support to charities and social enterprises creating meaningful employment opportunities for women who face barriers accessing mainstream paid work
  • support organisations to integrate financial capability and personalised support into the delivery of these initiatives

The intended grant outcomes are:

  • more opportunities for women to access meaningful and secure paid work through an employer, cooperative or their own enterprise – helping them achieve their career and financial goals
  • more women are supported to build their financial capability, confidence and decision making through access to timely, relevant and tailored resources/support
  • to enable charities and social enterprises to scale and share sustainable Initiatives
  • contribute to the evidence base of ‘what works’ in building women’s economic security and financial wellbeing in Australia.

As a guide, funding proposals should be between $50,000 – $300,000 depending on the scale of the initiative and the relative size of the applicant.

Guidelines

Please refer to the following prior to starting a submission: 

Women's Economic Security Project Grant Guidelines

Ecstra’s Funding Principles and Grant Guidelines (provides additional eligibility criteria)

Frequently Asked Questions

Applications

Applications must be submitted through Ecstra’s grant management system via this link, on or before midnight AEST on Friday 12 February 2021.

Please contact Ecstra at: [email protected] if you have any questions, need assistance with submitting your application online or wish to apply through another format.


Skilling Queenslanders for Work Program - Community Organisations

QLD Department of Employment, Small Business and Training

Closing: Round 1 - Closed 30 April 2020. 

               Round 2 - Closed 8 October 2020.

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 30 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


Tailored Assistance Indigenous Employment Grants (TAEG)

Australian Government, National Indigenous Australians Agency

Closed: 11 June 2021

Tailored Assistance Employment Grants (TAEG) connect Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples with real and sustainable jobs. There are three streams of funding:

  • Employment – support for job seekers to address barriers to recruitment and improve retention in the workplace, and support for employers to engage and retain job seekers into ongoing jobs, including    post-placement support
  • School-based traineeships – support for secondary students to gain work experience and prepare for post-school transition into further study or employment
  • Cadetships– support for university students to receive paid work-placement opportunities during the course of their study

Activities should deliver outcomes that will:

  • increase employment and retention rates
  • increase work-readiness
  • increase the successful transition of secondary and tertiary students into ongoing employment
  • lead to certified and transferrable qualifications.

Applicants must demonstrate that funding will deliver employment outcomes (jobs), and must identify the demand for the jobs in the organisation, region and/or industry.

Payments will be based on the achievement of individual milestones for job seekers. The amount paid for milestones will be negotiated with the NIAA Regional Office, detailed in the Employment Grant Schedule and weighted to the achievement of 13 and 26 weeks in employment.

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.

For enquiries, please contact your local Regional Office on 1800 079 098 to discuss your proposal and the application process.

Applications

Applications can be made via the official TAEG's website.

If you are experiencing difficulties submitting your application, please contact the Indigenous Advancement Strategy Assessment Management Office at [email protected]


Regional Employment Trials

Australian Department of Employment, Skills, Small and Family Business

Currently Closed

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


Queensland Government Back to Work Employer Support Payments

Queensland Department of Employment, Small Business and Training

Closed: 30 June 2021

Support payments of up to $20,000 are available for eligible employers who hire eligible unemployed Queenslanders throughout regional Queensland and in some areas of South East Queensland (SEQ).

The Back to Work program is designed to give businesses the confidence to employ Queenslanders who have experienced a period of unemployment. Support payments are available to eligible employers who hire a previously unemployed Queenslander who has experienced a minimum period of unemployment directly prior to commencing work with them.

This program is not a wage subsidy. The decision to employ someone is at the discretion of the employer and must be a business decision that is independent of the availability of the Back to Work support payment.

The program is offered in Central Queensland, Far North Queensland, North Queensland, North West Queensland, South West Queensland, the Wide Bay Burnett and some areas of South East Queensland (SEQ).

Employers can make an online application through QGrants after the eligible employee completes four weeks of continuous paid employment. Initial applications must be received within eight weeks of the employee completing four weeks of continuous employment.

Guidelines

Guidelines for Funding and Resources

Definitions & FAQs

For all general program enquiries please send an email to either Back to Work Regional, or Back to Work SEQ, or call: 13 QGOV (13 74 68).

Applications

Applications can be made via the QGrants online portal

Further information can be accessed at the Back to Work Program - Employer Support Payment



YoungCare Ltd

Closing: Round 2 - 18 August 2021

Youngcare’s At Home Care Grants (AHCG) provide funding for equipment, home modifications and essential support/respite that is unable to be funded through other means (eg. NDIS). This funding aims to improve the quality of life for people with high physical care needs and assist them to remain living in their own home with loved ones.

The grants offer one-off funding of up to $10,000 to help those aged 16-65 with high physical care needs who are both living at home and at risk of entering inappropriate housing. Examples of grants that have been approved include applications for additional respite care, essential medical equipment, companion beds and air conditioning.

Top tip: If you are unsure about whether you can apply or not, please contact the Youngcare Connect team.

Guidelines

AHCG Guidelines & Information Booklet

For queries about the guidelines, deadlines, or questions in the form, please contact Youngcare on 1800 844 727 during business hours, or email [email protected] and quote your submission number.

Applications

Youngcare's online grant application service uses the SmartyGrants platform. Please refer to the  Help Guide for Applicants or Applicant Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's) for further information on completing the application form. 

Please note, applications for Round 1 closed 17 March 2021.


Now Open: Queensland Gambling Community Benefit Fund Grants

Queensland Department of Justice and Attorney-General

Closing: Round 111 -Midnight, 31 August 2021

The Gambling Community Benefit Fund (GCBF) allocates grants to not-for-profit community groups and organisations to enhance their capacity to provide services, leisure activities and opportunities for Queensland communities.

Amounts of $500 to $35,000 are available to eligible community groups and organisations. Applications are prioritized in the following order, where 1 has the highest priority:

  1. Items/facilities directly affected, damaged or destroyed by a declared natural disaster in the last 2 years
  2. Equipment or facility improvements
  3. Buses, cars, caravans, boats, tractors, trailers, large mowers, motorbikes and similar items
  4. Community events, training, workshops, festivals, publications and website development
  5. Organisations that have received more than $15,000 from the GCBF over the past 2 years

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.

Further information is available from the Gambling Community Benefit Fund website and staff at the GCBF office by email at: [email protected], or phone on: 1800 633 619.

Applications

Applications can be made through the GCBF online grants portal.

When announced, dates for further opening rounds can be checked at: GCBF Programs Link.


Connecting Up – Grants

Connecting Up Inc.

Ongoing Applications Accepted

Connecting Up provides donated technology products and services from companies such as Microsoft, Cisco, Symantec and Adobe to eligible income tax exempt (ITE) Australian Not-For-Profit organisations and charities.

Webinars, online courses and workshops, designed specifically for the needs of people working in not-for-profits, are also available. 

Links to further application information and contacts are available at: Connecting Up - Services


Currently Closed

Community Energy Efficiency and Solar Grants 2020

Federal Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources

Closed: 18 May 2020, 5:00 pm

The Community Energy Efficiency and Solar Grants form part of the Federal Energy Efficient Communities Program. 

The grants are provided to support community organisations across Australia to:

  • reduce greenhouse gas emissions
  • improve energy efficient practices
  • increase the uptake of energy efficient technologies

Across Australia, a maximum of 2 projects will be funded per electorate.

  • The maximum grant amount is $12,500
  • The maximum project period is 12 months

Grants may be used for one or more of the following:

  • design, supply and installation of new solar photovoltaic generator systems
  • purchase and installation of new battery systems and battery storage systems
  • purchase and installation of new solar hot water heaters or air source hot water heat pumps, to replace existing equipment
  • purchase and installation of Light Emitting Diode (LED) lighting equipment or energy efficient lighting controls to replace existing equipment
  • design, supply and installation of high efficiency split system air conditioning units to replace existing equipment energy audits
  • energy audits

Guidelines

Please carefully read the Grant Guidelines and Sample Grant Agreement for details on eligibility, assessment criteria, and further advice on making applications. 

Additional assistance is available from the department by phone on 13 28 46 and email and web chat by visiting Contact business.gov.au

Applications

Applications can be made through the following link: www.business.gov.au/eecsolar


Brisbane City Council

Closed: 11 June 2021

Brisbane City Council’s Lord Mayor’s Community Fund (previously known as the Lord Mayor’s Suburban Initiative Fund) supports community programs that build stronger communities in Brisbane.

Applications for the 2020-21 financial year are now open. Applications will close at midnight on Friday 11 June 2021, or when each ward had spent their allocated budget (whichever occurs first).

Projects must contribute to the Brisbane Vision by helping achieve our aspirations to be a:

  • friendly and safe
  • active and healthy
  • clean and green, or
  • vibrant and creative city.

Each Council ward is allocated $34,000 for community projects undertaken within that ward. The Lord Mayor allocates $34,000 for community projects that involve multiple wards.

Community organisations can apply for funding for local projects. Councillors can also apply to support community events, activities or capital projects.

The minimum grant is $250 (goods and services tax -GST- exclusive) and the maximum is $10,000 (GST exclusive) per organisation.

Guidelines

Before starting your application, read the:

Applications

To complete the online application, determine which Council ward your project will take place in. Visit Lord Mayor's Community Fund> Council wards open for funding and select the appropriate area from the list of Council wards. All wards are currently open for application.

If you need more help using your ward's application form, download the Help Guide for Applicants or check out Applicant Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's).

For further information, please phone the Council on 07 3403 8888 to speak with the Grants Unit.



Currently Closed

Cairns Community Events, Activities and Projects Grants

Cairns Regional Council

Closed: Round 4- 30 June 2021

This Grant assists community groups  and not-for-profit organisations with delivery of events, activities and projects that enhance the lives of local communities, celebrate important community occasions and provide opportunities to develop social cohesion and connection in the Cairns region. Funding and the provision of Council venues and resources up to $15,000 is available. 

*Please Note: Applicants must contact Council’s Community Grants and Programs team prior to submission. Contact [email protected] or phone 07 4044 3690.

  • Round 2 closes 31 December 2020 (for events, activities and projects held 1 March 2021 to 31 March 2022).
  • Round 3 closes 31 March 2021 (for events, activities and projects held 1 June 2021 to 30 June 2022).
  • Round 4 closes 30 June 2021 (for events, activities and projects held 1 September 2021 to 30 September 2022)

Guidelines & Applications

For further information please visit: Cairns Regional Council’s Community Grants website. 

Round 3 closed 31 March 2021


Queensland Arts Showcase Program (QASP) 

Arts QLD, QLD Department of Environment & Science

Closed: Round 4- 30 May 2021

The Queensland Arts Showcase Program (QASP) supports vibrant and accessible arts and cultural experiences for Queensland by individuals, organisations or collectives. The program is delivered through three streams- Arts Accelerate, Arts Activate and Arts Advantage. QASP provides up-front, one-off grants of up to $30,000 (sole-funding) and up to $60,000 (co-funding).

The program invests in:

  • the development and growth of a vibrant and accessible arts and cultural sector in Queensland
  • strengthening the Queensland arts and cultural sector’s connection with new audiences
  • supporting artistic and non-artistic collaborations to develop innovative and quality arts and cultural experiences
  • strengthening professional development and the creation of employment and training opportunities for Queensland’s small to medium arts and cultural sector.

Guidelines

Further information and guidelines for the QASP are available at: QASP- Publications and Resources

Applications

Application forms for current rounds can be accessed at: Arts Queensland- SmartyGrants

Further assistance is available from the Arts Queensland Office on (07) 3034 4016, or toll free 1800 175 531; or: [email protected].


Queensland Destination Events Program  QDEP - Round 19

QLD Department of Innovation and Tourism Industry Development

Closed: 9 June 2021

Events play a key role in fostering regional tourism and economic development. Tourism is an essential industry to many rural and regional centres, ensuring economic stability, and events can be a cost-effective way of promoting a region and its attractions – as an event grows, it attracts tourists in its own right.

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:

  • 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. 

Funding Guidelines

For more information on eligibility, funding conditions and the application process please visit: QDEP Funding Guidelines.

For further enquiries please phone:(07) 3535 3535, or email: [email protected]

Please note- Significant Event Funding applications will only be accepted following submission of an Expression of Interest and a subsequent invitation by TEQ. (Please see below for further details).

Applications

To apply for Destination Event Funding: Destination Event Funding Application Form

Please note, applicants will now be required to submit an Expression of Interest for Significant Event Funding.: Significant Event Funding Expression of Interest Form

TEQ will contact applicants to discuss their Expression of Interest and provide further information on the process for submitting an application for Significant Event Funding.



2021 Youngcare’s At Home Care Grants Program 

YoungCare Ltd

Closing: Round 2 - 18 August 2021

Youngcare’s At Home Care Grants (AHCG) provide funding for equipment, home modifications and essential support/respite that is unable to be funded through other means (eg. NDIS). This funding aims to improve the quality of life for people with high physical care needs and assist them to remain living in their own home with loved ones.

The grants offer one-off funding of up to $10,000 to help those aged 16-65 with high physical care needs who are both living at home and at risk of entering inappropriate housing. Examples of grants that have been approved include applications for additional respite care, essential medical equipment, companion beds and air conditioning.

Top tip: If you are unsure about whether you can apply or not, please contact the Youngcare Connect team.

Guidelines

AHCG Guidelines & Information Booklet

For queries about the guidelines, deadlines, or questions in the form, please contact Youngcare on 1800 844 727 during business hours, or email [email protected] and quote your submission number.

Applications

Youngcare's online grant application service uses the SmartyGrants platform. Please refer to the  Help Guide for Applicants or Applicant Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's) for further information on completing the application form. 

*Round 1 closed 17 March 2021.

*Round 2 closing 18 August 2021.


Local Sporting Champions Program

Australian Sports Commission

Closing: Round 2-  30 September 2021

The Local Sporting Champions program is an Australian Government initiative designed to provide financial assistance for young people aged 12-18 towards the cost of travel, accommodation, uniforms or equipment when competing, coaching or officiating at an official national sporting organisation (NSO) endorsed state, national or international sporting championship, or a School Sport Australia state or national championships. If successful, applicants will receive $500-$750 towards the cost of attending their event. 

Guidelines

For instructions about this specific Local Sporting Champions grant, please read the Guidelines or FAQs.

For assistance please contact the Australian Sports Commission by Phone: +61 2 6214 1111, or Email: [email protected]

Applications

Please visit the Australian Sport's Commission Online Grant Application Portal to apply. 

*Round 1 closed 30 June 2021.

*Round 2 closing 30 September 2021.


Courier-Mail Children’s Fund Grants

Courier-Mail Children’s Fund

Closing: Ongoing applications accepted.

The Courier-Mail Children’s Fund was established to positively change the lives of Queensland children in need. Funding aims to support a range projects that benefit vulnerable and disadvantaged children in Queensland by providing them with a brighter future. .

Applications can be made online at any time. The Courier-Mail Children’s Fund Board meet periodically to assess applications.

In order to apply, your organisation must:

  • Be working to change the lives of Queensland children in need
  • Be a registered charity with the Australian Charity and Not-for-profit Commission (ACNC)
  • Have Donor Gift Recipient (DGR) status
  • Have met all your current reporting obligations with the ACNC
  • Be of good standing

Guidelines  

CM Children's Fund - How you can apply

Applications

CM Children's Fund - Apply Now

Please visit the Courier-Mail Children’s Fund application website for further information.


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: [email protected]

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

Apply Now

Closing: Ongoing


Youth Funding

Matana Foundation

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

Apply Now

Closing: Ongoing


Currently Closed:

Now Open: Queensland GovernmentFairPlayVouchers

Queensland Government

Closed: Round 4 - 17 March 2021

The Return to Play Program provides FairPlay vouchers to help get children involved in local sporting activities. Parents, carers or guardians can apply for a voucher valued up to $150 for their child, which can be used towards sport and active recreation membership, registration or participation fees with registered activity providers. 

1) You can apply if your child:

  • is a Queensland resident aged from 5 to 17 years (inclusive) at the time of application
  • did not receive a FairPlay voucher this year
  • holds, or whose parent, carer or guardian holds, a valid Department of Human Services Health Care Card or Pensioner Concession Card with the child’s name on it.

If you are experiencing financial hardship but don't meet the eligibility criteria, you can seek to apply through a registered referral agent.

2) Search the activity provider directory to check that:

  • your chosen activity is listed
  • there is a registered provider near you.

Guidelines and Applications

3) Read and understand the FairPlay voucher application terms and conditions.

4) You will need a QGrants account to apply—create an account if you don’t have one. Watch the video to find out how to easily create your QGrants account.

For more information, please visit www.qld.gov.au/fairplayvouchers.


Youth Action Project Grant Scheme

Australian Government Department of Health and Foundation for Young Australians (FYA)

Closed: 7 October 2020

The Youth Action Project Grant Scheme (YAPGS), an initiative of the Australian Government Department of Health and FYA, aims to assist young people through the hardships posed by Covid19, natural disasters and ongoing challenges with mental health, employment and transportation. The program will provide grants between $5,000 and $20,000 towards projects that support young people (15-24 years) to develop resilience and recover from this period.

The YAPGS is open to both individuals and organizations, with two kinds of projects to be supported: 

  • New projects that recognise and uniquely respond to the hardship young people are facing now and will face in the future, and
  • Existing projects that provide a valuable on-going service to young people that require additional funding to adapt or continue that work through the impact of the current environment.

The projects must support young people aged 15-24, not be commercial and should conclude by June 18 2021.

All projects supporting youth will be considered. However, those that focus on employment, mental health, transportation, the impacts of COVID-19 and the Australian Bushfires will be prioritized.

Guidelines

Please visit the YAPGS website and Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)  page for further information to apply.

Applications

The form should take approximately two hours to complete. The FYA recommends that questions are copied into a document to complete, as the form cannot be saved as you go. 

If a written application is not accessible to you, the FYA is happy to receive it in either video or audio format. If this is your preference, please limit your responses to a maximum of two minutes per question and submit them in MP3 format (audio) or via a private Youtube link (video) to the team via [email protected].



Brisbane City Council – Seniors Celebration Donation

Brisbane City Council

Closing: Apply from Monday 9 August 2021 to Tuesday 5 October 2021

The Seniors Celebration Donation helps senior citizens’ groups to cover the cost of activities such as social outings and Christmas parties. Funding amounts of $100 to $300 are available. 

Invitations are open to the following entities:

  • club or group providing activities for seniors that is not funded by other sources
  • seniors’ group that is part of other organisations.

Applicants will be notified of the outcome of their application in November 2020.

Guidelines and Applications

More information, criteria and instructions for application are available on the Grant Guidelines

Further questions can be directed by phone to the Council on 07 3403 8888. Please ask to speak to the Grants Unit.


Currently Closed

Be Connected - Building Digital Skills Grants Program

The Good Things Foundation, supported by the Australian Government                          

Closed: Round 25- 30 July 2021

Building Digital Skills grants help organisations to start, continue delivering and expand Be Connected Digital Literacy Programs. Up to $15,000 in grants is available for application. 

Organisations who would like to apply for a Building Digital Skills grant must:
● Be a registered Network Partner within the Be Connected Network
● Provide an ABN number (if applying for a $5,000 grant or greater)
● Have public liability insurance
● Have acquitted previous grant/s awarded by Good Things Foundation

Use the Building Digital Skills Grants for projects will help you assist older Australians complete 2 courses, or 10 activities on the Be Connected Learning Portal. Funding can be spent on activities that support older Australians to gain basic digital skills and confidence, such as:

● New devices including computers, laptops, tablets
● Upgrading software for devices
● Internet fees
● Digital mentor expenses, including training to be a digital mentor
● Printing of learning materials for older Australian learners
● Police checks for all staff and mentors involved in delivering the Be Connected
program
● Marketing/promotional costs

Funding cannot be used for capital works (building or construction materials).

Guidelines

Building Digital Skills Funding Guidelines- Round 25

Please visit Be Connected Network- Building Digital Skills Grants for more information and related documents, including example case studies and Building Digital Skills Grant timetables.

Applications

Round 25 - Be Connected, Building Digital Skills Grants Applications


Be Connected - Capacity Building Grants Program

The Good Things Foundation, supported by the Australian Government                          

Closed: Round 25- 30 July 2021

Capacity Building Grants provide an opportunity for Network Partners to implement a train-the-trainer program to support and develop new digital mentors in their community.

This round has 25 places available for organisations to start their 12 month program in September 2021. Each Capacity Builder will be required to train and support 100 Digital Mentors (50 in outer regional, remote and very remote areas). Funding amounts of up to $50,000 are available.

Capacity Builders are ambassadors for Good Things Foundation and the Be Connected Network. They work with Good Things Foundation to support the Be Connected program, helping them to strengthen the Network and support community organisations to meet the needs of older Australians seeking to improve their digital skills. 

Guidelines

Be Connected: Capacity Building Grant Guidelines- Round 7

Please visit Be Connected Network- Capacity Building Grants for more information and related documents.

Applications

Please visit: Apply for a Be Connected Grant- Capacity Builder Grants to submit your entry. 


 

Commonwealth Home Support Programme Growth Funding 2021-22

Department of Health, Australian Government

Closed: Friday 5 February 2021, 2pm (AEDT) 

The Commonwealth Home Support Programme (CHSP) currently allows for the allocation of additional growth funding to help meet increased numbers of older Australians needing access to CHSP services. Growth funding is allocated on the basis of identified funding priorities and gaps in service delivery.

This grant opportunity aims to meet the entry-level aged care needs of older Australians by increasing funding to meet targeted geographic and service needs of clients eligible for CHSP.

To be eligible to apply for this funding opportunity, you must be:

  • an existing CHSP service provider;
  • an approved provider of aged care services; and/or
  • an approved provider of services under the NDIS.
Total Amount Available (AUD): $113,600,000
Before applying, you must read and understand the Grant Opportunity Guidelines and the Application Form.
Find more information about eligibility, assessment criteria and applying on the GrantConnect website.

Queensland Government Senior’s Month Grants

Delivered by the Queensland Government in partnership with COTA QLD

Closed: 31 May 2021

Queensland Seniors Month will take place in October 2021.  The month begins on the United Nations International Day of Older Persons and ends on National Grandparents Day.

This year Seniors Month is celebrating Connect Fest. This festival of connection aims to link people of all ages, cultures, and abilities through inclusive events and activities that celebrate the important and essential roles older people play in our communities.

Funded by the Queensland Government, eligible applicants can apply for up to $1,000 to assist in hosting inclusive events and activities.

Subsidies are open to not-for-profit, charitable and community organisations, schools, local government and libraries delivering services in Queensland.

Eligible organisations can apply for up to $1,000 and MUST be matched dollar for dollar by the organisation’s own resources. This can include:

  • sponsorship,
  • cash or in-kind support contributions such as venue hire, volunteers, equipment, and supplies
  • organisational contributions covering the operational costs including staff wages.

Applicants also need to: 

  • demonstrate alignment between the event or activity and the 2021 Program Objectives.
  • demonstrate financial viability through a comprehensive budget.

Individuals, Sole Traders, Federal and State Government agencies are not eligible to apply.

Guidelines

Guidelines are available at: Queensland Seniors Month Social Connections – 2021 Subsidy Guidelines.

For queries about the guidelines, deadlines, or questions in the form, please contact 07 3316 2999 during business hours, or email [email protected] and quote your submission number.

Applications

Seniors Month's Online Grant Application Service

For more information about Seniors Week, visit the Queensland Seniors Week website.


Be Connected Program

The Good Things Foundation, supported by the Australian Government    

Closing: Applications Accepted and Assessed Periodically 

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.

Funding can be spent on activities that support 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, please contact [email protected]



Local Sporting Champions Program

Australian Sports Commission

Closing: Round 2-  30 September 2021

The Local Sporting Champions program is an Australian Government initiative designed to provide financial assistance for young people aged 12-18 towards the cost of travel, accommodation, uniforms or equipment when competing, coaching or officiating at an official national sporting organisation (NSO) endorsed state, national or international sporting championship, or a School Sport Australia state or national championships. If successful, applicants will receive $500-$750 towards the cost of attending their event. 

Guidelines

For instructions about this specific Local Sporting Champions grant, please read the Guidelines or FAQs.

For assistance please contact the Australian Sports Commission by Phone: +61 2 6214 1111, or Email: [email protected]

Applications

Please visit the Australian Sport's Commission Online Grant Application Portal to apply. 

*Round 1 Closed 30 June 2021

*Round 2 Closing 30 September 2021


Jetstar Flying Start Program

Jetstar Airways 

Closing: Applications accepted on an ongoing basis.

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 & Applications

Please visit the Flying Start Program website for further information. 


Queensland Emerging Athletes Subsidies

Queensland Department of National Parks, Sports and Racing

Closing: Applications accepted on an ongoing basis.

This program provides support to young athletes for attendance at specific state, national and international events. Athletes and officials can only apply for the funding after they have competed or officiated at an event, and within 6 months of participating. Please visit QLD Government - Emerging Athlete Pathways for further information. 


Currently Closed:

Queensland GovernmentFairPlayVouchers

Queensland Government

Closed: Round 4 - 17 March 2021

The Return to Play Program provides FairPlay vouchers to help get children involved in local sporting activities. Parents, carers or guardians can apply for a voucher valued up to $150 for their child, which can be used towards sport and active recreation membership, registration or participation fees with registered activity providers. 

1) You can apply if your child:

  • is a Queensland resident aged from 5 to 17 years (inclusive) at the time of application
  • did not receive a FairPlay voucher this year
  • holds, or whose parent, carer or guardian holds, a valid Department of Human Services Health Care Card or Pensioner Concession Card with the child’s name on it.

If you are experiencing financial hardship but don't meet the eligibility criteria, you can seek to apply through a registered referral agent.

2) Search the activity provider directory to check that:

  • your chosen activity is listed
  • there is a registered provider near you.

Guidelines and Applications

3) Read and understand the FairPlay voucher application terms and conditions.

4) You will need a QGrants account to apply—create an account if you don’t have one. Watch the video to find out how to easily create your QGrants account.

For more information, please visit www.qld.gov.au/fairplayvouchers.


The Heart Foundations Active Australia Innovation Challenge

The Heart Foundation, supported by the Australian Government Department of Health

Closed: 26 April 2021

The Heart Foundation is inviting applications for the 2021 Active Australia Innovation Challenge. The program encourages applications for innovative projects that support people who do not meet Australia’s Physical Activity Guidelines, people at risk of chronic disease, and people living in communities with low levels of physical activity and exercise. This includes people identifying as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander, communities living in rural and remote regionand people with culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

This year the Heart Foundation has up to twenty $10,000 grants for new, innovative projects that get more people moving in schools, universities or local community groups.

Guidelines

Learn more about application processes, eligibility requirements and selection criteria in the Application Guide.

Please direct program questions to:  [email protected]

Applications

Applications are available online through the Heart Foundation's Grants Portal.



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

 


Now Open: Advance QLD Female Founders Program

QLD Department of Employment, Small Business and Training

Closing: Ongoing Applications Accepted

The Female Founders program is designed to assist female founders at different stages of the entrepreneurial cycle. The program focuses on increasing the participation rates and business skills of female founders in Queensland and provides support to those in the growth phase that need assistance to take their business to the next level. 

Female Founders Impact Program - Delivers 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

 Please visit Impact Innovation Group for more information.

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
  • Growth Program: Female Founders with a carefully selected, highly qualified Certified Chair to provide strategic guidance on the evaluation, implementation and facilitation of an advisory structure based on the ABF101 Advisory Board Best Practice Framework™ to meet business needs.

Please visit Female Founders Program Advisory Board Centre for further details. 

Spark Female Founders ProgramThe Spark Female Founders program is a 12-month program providing female-led startups access to business support, first-rate mentors, sales and marketing strategies and a renowned global influencer marketing analytics and education platform. Advance Queensland is supporting a cohort of 25 female founded startups to participate in the program, which is tailored to focus on revenue growth, marketing and confidence.

Advance Queensland is subsidising $4200 towards individual participant’s program costs, with each required to co-fund the remaining $500.  Please visit the Spark Female Founders Program page to learn more about the program and successful recipients. 

Guidelines and Applications

Application Guidelines and further information on each of these opportunities is available at the Female Founders Program website.


 

Currently Closed

Queensland Government – Investing in Queensland Women Grants  

Queensland Department of Justice and Attorney-General

Closed: Round 2- 31 July 2021 

The Queensland Government’s Investing in Queensland Women Program provides funding for community initiatives that  help achieve the objectives of the Queensland Women’s Strategy 2016–21 and those that inspire and encourage the Queensland community to respect women, embrace gender equality and promote and protect the rights, interests and wellbeing of women and girls. One-off funding grants of up to $15,000 are available for eligible projects, with a duration of up to 6 months that:

Guidelines

Before starting an application, it is highly recommended that you read the following documents for more information about eligibility and selection criteria and requirements for successful applicants

As part of the application process, you will also need to complete and upload these forms:

Applications

Applications can be accessed through SmartyGrants

For queries about the guidelines or application form, please contact Women's Infolink on 1800 177 577 during business hours or email [email protected] and quote your submission number.


Ecstra Women’s Economic Security Project Grants

Ecstra Foundation

Closed: 12 February 2021

The Women’s Economic Security Project Grants support charities and social enterprises building financial well-being through innovative employment opportunities and tailored financial capability tools for women. COVID-19 has exacerbated issues of economic inequality for many women – including barriers to employment participation, the burden of unpaid and lowly paid work, high levels of financial insecurity and inadequate superannuation.

The economic recovery period will be challenging for groups including young women entering the job market, older women seeking work, Indigenous women, refugee and migrant women. The Ecstra grants will support charities and social enterprises who develop and deliver meaningful employment opportunities for women as part of their response to these challenges.

The funding aims to:

  • offer philanthropic support to charities and social enterprises creating meaningful employment opportunities for women who face barriers accessing mainstream paid work
  • support organisations to integrate financial capability and personalised support into the delivery of these initiatives

The intended grant outcomes are:

  • more opportunities for women to access meaningful and secure paid work through an employer, cooperative or their own enterprise – helping them achieve their career and financial goals
  • more women are supported to build their financial capability, confidence and decision making through access to timely, relevant and tailored resources/support
  • to enable charities and social enterprises to scale and share sustainable Initiatives
  • contribute to the evidence base of ‘what works’ in building women’s economic security and financial wellbeing in Australia.

As a guide, funding proposals should be between $50,000 – $300,000 depending on the scale of the initiative and the relative size of the applicant.

Guidelines

Please refer to the following prior to starting a submission: 

Women's Economic Security Project Grant Guidelines ; Ecstra’s Funding Principles and Grant Guidelines (provides additional eligibility criteria);

Frequently Asked Questions

Applications

Applications must be submitted through Ecstra’s grant management system via this link, on or before midnight AEST on Friday 12 February 2021.

Please contact Ecstra at: [email protected] if you have any questions, need assistance with submitting your application online or wish to apply through another format.


The Centre for Women & Co.’s Scholarship Fund

The Centre for Women & Co.

Closed: 25th February 2021

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

Guidelines & Applications

1. Read the following documents:

2. Fill in the application forms, available below:

3. Email completed application form, along with supporting documents to:

[email protected]

For queries or further information, please phone: (07) 3050 3060, or email using this online form.


n’s Alliances grants program  will establish 6 civil society networks (Alliances) to ensure women’s voices are heard in the policy making process. The Australian Government is inviting organisations to apply for grant funding under the Women’s Leadership and Development Program (WLDP) to serve as National Women’s Alliances.

The intended outcomes of the National Women’s Alliances stream are that Alliances:

  • Represent Australian women, including underrepresented women
  • Collaborate with policymakers to inform the Australian Government’s understanding of policy issues affecting Australian women
  • Collaborate with policymakers to inform the development of policy solutions to issues affecting Australian women.

Alliances should have a national footprint. Given this, organisations should apply under one of the 6 specific themes to achieve maximum impact. The 6 themes are: 

  • women’s safety
  • women’s economic security and leadership
  • Australian women from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women
  • women living in rural, regional and remote areas of Australia
  • Australian women living with disability.

Guidelines and Applications

Guidelines and further information for this round can be accessed at the GrantConnect  and Community Grants Hub websites.

If you would like assistance, please call the Community Grants Hub Hotline on 1800 020 283 (option 1) or email [email protected]

Please quote 2020-4531 – National Women’s Alliances when you phone or email the Community Grants Hub.


Boosting Female Founders Initiative Funding Program– Round 2

Australian Federal Department of Education, Skills and Employment

Closed: 22 Apr 2021, 5:00pm

Funding for female founders of start-up businesses to scale their start-ups into domestic and global markets:

The Boosting Female Founders Initiative helps female entrepreneurs overcome the disadvantages faced in getting access to finance and support to grow their start-ups. Targeted support will be on a co-contribution basis.

What is available?

Grants between $25,000 and $480,000 for female-founded startups to expand into domestic and global markets.

Who is this for?

Female-founded (majority owned and led by women) startups who wish to scale their business into domestic and global markets.

The program provides targeted support on a co-contribution basis to female founders of start-up businesses to scale into domestic and global markets. The program will also provide expert mentoring and advice to meritorious applicants.  Grants will be available on a co-contribution basis. All eligible applicants can apply for a grant between $25,000 and $400,000. If you meet additional eligibility criteria, as detailed in the Grant Opportunity Guidelines, you can apply for a grant of between $25,000 and $480,000.

Guidelines

Further information, eligibility details and requirements are available from the Grant Opportunity Documents & Guidelines.

For help with your application and to find out more please phone 13 28 46, or email through the online contact form.

Applications

Apply now for Boosting Female Founders Initiative – Round 2


National Council of Women of Queensland Bursary Program 2021

National Council of Women of Queensland

Closed: 2 June 2021

The National Council of Women of Queensland (NCWQ) are currently offering financial support through their Bursary Program. The 2021 program offers a range of bursaries to assist Queensland women with their educational expenses. Most bursaries are valued at approximately $1,000 each. 

Multiple opportunities are available within the Bursary Program, including two specifically for people receiving the disability support pension. 

Each bursary has its own criteria. To find out more about the specific criteria, please refer to the list Available Bursaries included on the  NCWQ 2021 Bursary Program website. General eligibility details are listed below:

  • A Female Student studying full-time
  • A resident of Queensland or identify as a Queenslander
  • An Australian citizen or a Permanent Resident of Australia
  • Plus, Bursary specific criteria

Guidelines & Applications

  1. Review the Available Bursaries below to determine what Bursary you would like to apply for. Please note: You may apply for more than one bursary if you meet the relevant criteria.
  2. Determine your eligibility. Click on the selected Bursary to review the criteria, then follow the the link to complete you eligibility test.
  3. Have your Selection Criteria information ready. Gather all your supporting information and documentation.
  4. Complete the Online Application. All applications are to be submitted online by Monday 2 June 2021. However, if it is not possible for you to do this, please contact the NCWQ's Bursary Program Coordinator, Kathy Cavanagh, on: [email protected]

Women and Change Grants

Women and Change

Closed:  Apply from 1 July to 1 August 2021

Women & Change grants provide one grant of up to $50,000 to a registered Australian charity that supports people in Queensland communities who are most disadvantaged. Women & Change members are particularly interested in supporting innovative projects that deliver sustainable change and address social disadvantage in Queensland. The application process consists of two steps, an Expression of Interest round, closing in August each year and a full application process for shortlisted applicants (notified by the end of September).

Guidelines

If you are interested in applying for a Grant, please take the time to read the Grant Guidelines.

Please also see the Grant FAQs for more information on the application process.

Applications

The Expression of Interest form for initial applications can be found here.

Shortlisted entrants can then access the full Grant Application Form here.


Currently Closed

Feed Appeal Grants Program

Feed Appeal Australia

Closed: 16 May 2021

The Feed Appeal Grants Program supports local charities to deliver effective and targeted food relief to their local community. Funding requests must directly impact, improve, and build the capacity, capability and/or efficiency of your food relief program. Feed Appeal invests in projects that improve the lives of people experiencing hunger or food insecurity. Funding helps organisations meet the demand for and alleviate food insecurity in their local community. Grants of up to $50,000 are available.

Guidelines

Please read through this information pack in full prior to commencing an application.

Applications

f you have questions regarding eligibility, or require clarification please contact the Feed Appeal team on 1300 421 041 or [email protected].


Queensland Government – Food Rescue Grants

Queensland Department of State Development, Infrastructure, Local Government and Planning

Closed: 13 April 2021, 5pm

The Food Rescue Grant Program will provide grants of up to $200,000 to food rescue organisations for infrastructure, equipment and operational costs to divert additional food from landfill and redistribute it to Queenslanders in need.

To be eligible, an applicant must:

  • Be a not-for-profit organisation incorporated under section 111K of the Corporations Act 2001.
  • Be an organisation with the primary purpose of food rescue and providing food relief to Queenslanders.
  • Have operations established in Queensland.
  • Rescue food directly from a source where the food would otherwise go to landfill (e.g. a farm, supermarket or markets).

Guidelines

For more information about the Program and its eligibility requirements please refer to the Program Guidelines and the Program FAQs.

For further information, please contact the Waste Avoidance and Recovery Programs team via phone (07) 3330 5164 or email at [email protected].

Applications

Applications must be submitted through the SmartyGrants Portal by 5pm 13 April 2021.



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 [email protected]

 

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 [email protected]

 

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 [email protected]  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: [email protected] 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: [email protected]

 

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 [email protected]

 

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 [email protected]

 

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: [email protected]

 

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 [email protected]

 

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 [email protected]

 

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 [email protected] 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 [email protected]


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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