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Grants & funding providers external to Council

Financial support is available for Australian based not-for-profits and community groups. Typically, if any group were to apply for this type of support, they would be applying for a grant. Receiving grant funding is a legitimate source of income which can help eligible groups to continue to give back to their community. Understanding the details needed and preparing any grant application does take time.

The necessary information required can vary depending on the funding provider’s rules or guidelines. Very often, knowing what it is you need money for is just as important as knowing which is the most appropriate funding body for you to submit your application. You’ll also need to be aware of your obligations if your application is successful.

Our Community Development Officers (CDO’s) can assist community groups or not-for-profits understand where to begin in their search for suitable funding. Grant funding can be accessed from government departments and there’s also private funding from many different foundations. This document outlines some of the many funding providers.

For help or guidance with funding providers or to understanding more about grant applications, email info@tr.qld.gov.au or call 131 872 and ask to speak with one of our Community Development Officers. They can even let you know about our suite of community support grants which are available twice a year.

 

Funding provider: Australia Council for the Arts

Eligibility: Individuals and groups

Funding amount: From $5000 and above

When applications are accepted: *February, June and October

Website: www.australiacouncil.gov.au

* Please note the date for submitting applications may have changed. All applicants should review opening and closing dates prior to commencing any grant application by clicking on the host organisations website above.

The Australia Council for the Arts supports community arts and cultural development artists, practitioners, organisations, projects and programs through a range of grants and initiatives. Support is focused on priority areas including regional Australia, disability, young people, cultural diversity, emerging communities, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and remote communities, as well as specific critical social and cultural issues requiring focused attention.

 

Funding provider: Gordon Darling Foundation

Eligibility: Public institutions of Australia. Applications are only accepted from organisations that have Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) status.

Funding amount: Contact provider

When applications are accepted: *January, May, September

Website: www.gordondarlingfoundation.org.au

* Please note the date for submitting applications may have changed. All applicants should review opening and closing dates prior to commencing any grant application by clicking on the host organisations website above.

The Foundation's charter is to support the visual arts and to promote, through Public Institutions, access to and enjoyment of all areas of the visual arts, to the broadest possible audience. Each year the Foundation assists Australian Public Institutions to undertake a wide range of visual arts projects in all Australian states and territories and helps to promote Australian arts in the international arena. The Foundation also instigates initiatives where there is a perceived need for action. The Foundation does not normally fund capital works, general or core activities, retrospective funding, or recurrent funding of a project.

 

Funding provider: Playing Queensland Fund

Eligibility: Not-for-profits & individuals 

Funding amount: Up to $250,000

When applications are accepted: *Ongoing

Website: www.qld.gov.au/recreation/arts/funding/organisations/playing  

* Please note the date for submitting applications may have changed. All applicants should review opening and closing dates prior to commencing any grant application by clicking on the host organisations website above.

The Playing Queensland Fund supports the delivery of performing and visual arts projects that are ready to tour and have demonstrated community interest and confirmed demand. A component of the Fund delivers outcomes under the Queensland Government’s Backing Indigenous Arts Initiative (BIA).

Objectives:

  • to maximise opportunities for regional Queensland communities to experience high quality arts events
  • to increase the number and reach of touring activities
  • to support tours with a strong demonstration of demand
  • to create employment and training opportunities for Queensland artists and arts workers.

Applicants must:

  • have an Australian Business Number (ABN)
  • be over 18 years of age, or have their application co-signed by their legal guardian confirming they will take responsibility for managing any funding that may be offered to the applicant
  • have satisfied the reporting requirements of any previous Arts Queensland funding.

 

Funding provider: Queensland Arts Showcase Program

Eligibility: Not-for-profits & individuals

Funding amount: Up to $60,000

When applications are accepted: *Ongoing

Website: www.qld.gov.au/recreation/arts/funding/organisations/arts-showcase

* Please note the date for submitting applications may have changed. All applicants should review opening and closing dates prior to commencing any grant application by clicking on the host organisations website above.

The Queensland Arts Showcase Program (QASP) provides funding to support individuals, organisations or collectives to deliver vibrant and accessible arts and cultural experiences for Queensland.

The Program invests in:

  • strengthening the Queensland art and cultural sector’s connection with new audiences state-wide, nationally and internationally
  • 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.

Funding provider: Gambling Community Benefit Fund

Eligibility: Not-for-profits

Funding amount: Up to $35,000

When applications are accepted: February, April, June, August, October

Website: https://www.justice.qld.gov.au/initiatives/community-grants

* Please note the date for submitting applications may have changed. All applicants should review opening and closing dates prior to commencing any grant application by clicking on the host organisations website above.

This program aims to allocate funding to not-for-profit community groups to enhance their capacity to provide services, leisure activities and opportunities for Queensland communities. The following are ineligible for funding:

  • grant writer fees
  • contingency costs
  • auspice fees
  • repayment of debts and loans
  • overseas travel costs
  • project management fees
  • purchase of equipment/service for an individual
  • funding for a staff or member social event
  • gifts.

 

Funding provider: Aurizon Community Giving

Eligibility: Non-profit organisations that hold an approved deductible gift recipient (DGR) status charity

Funding amount: Up to $20,000

When applications are accepted: June and October

Website: www.aurizon.com.au/community/community-giving

* Please note the date for submitting applications may have changed. All applicants should review opening and closing dates prior to commencing any grant application by clicking on the host organisations website above.

The Aurizon Community Giving Fund is focused on the broad areas of:

  • health and wellbeing
  • community safety
  • environment and education.

All applications for an Aurizon Community Giving Fund grant must fit within at least one of these funding categories to be eligible for consideration.

 

Funding provider: Jetstar Flying Start Program

Eligibility: Not-for-profits

Funding amount: Up to $30,000 comprising cash and travel component 

When applications are accepted: *Twice annually

Website: www.jetstar.com/au/en/flyingstart

* Please note the date for submitting applications may have changed. All applicants should review opening and closing dates prior to commencing any grant application by clicking on the host organisations website above.

Entry is open to not-for-profit community groups and organisations of any size, who are seeking funding to help enhance the lives of people in their local community; and can be classified into one of the following categories.

  • charity
  • educational and health organisations
  • arts group or organisation
  • sporting group or organisation.

The community group or organisation should have a specific project in mind for how the grant will be used to benefit their local community. What the grant includes:

  • $15,000 cash
  • $15,000 worth of travel with Jetstar anywhere on the Jetstar network
  • promotion of their community group or organisation on Jetstar's website and Facebook page
  • national and local level media leverage to be facilitated by Jetstar PR agency partner.

All grants will consist of the same elements, to ensure fairness and transparency. Each grant will be worth $30,000, which comprises of $15,000 cash and $15,000 worth of Jetstar travel.

 

Funding provider: The Walter and Eliza Hall Trust

Eligibility: Not-for-profits

Funding amount: *Contact provider 

When applications are accepted: *Ongoing 

Website: www.wehalltrust.org.au

* Please note date for submitting applications may have changed. All applicants should review opening and closing dates prior to commencing any grant application by clicking on the host organisations website above.

The Walter and Eliza Hall Trust provides help to those who are financially disadvantaged and/or those who suffer a physical impairment. The aim is to make a meaningful and, where possible, ongoing difference to the well-being and quality of life to those Australians who find themselves in desperate circumstances.

Applications for assistance can only be accepted through social workers or other responsible persons holding official positions within organisations such as Area Health Services, welfare organisations, hospitals, or recognised church welfare departments. Applications can only be accepted by organisations holding DGR/ITEC status. All applications should be directed to The Secretary, and be made on behalf of identified clients whose particular need for assistance must be specified. Financial assistance can be made available for almost any purpose considered necessary for the applicant’s health and wellbeing, but the Trust is positioned as a provider of last resort assistance.

Funding provider: New Hope Group

Eligibility: Not-for-profit community groups and organisations

Funding amount: $10,000+

When applications are accepted: *Ongoing (assessed March and September)

Website:  www.aclandproject.com.au

* Please note the date for submitting applications may have changed. All applicants should review opening and closing dates prior to commencing any grant application by clicking on the host organisations website above.

This program supports advancement in:

  • education, training, capacity building and youth support
  • community safety, health and welfare
  • sport and recreation
  • arts, entertainment and culture
  • environment and sustainability
  • history and cultural heritage.

Assistance under this program may be provided through financial or in-kind support. The New Acland Community Investment Fund is part of the New Hope Group’s ongoing commitment to community investment and development. It aims to assist not-for-profit community groups and organisations with grants to support their community based initiatives and projects, which develop long term outcomes for the communities around the New Acland Coal Mine.

 

Funding provider: Bendigo Bank

Eligibility: Not-for-profit organisations

Funding amount: Contact provider

When applications are accepted: *Ongoing

Website: www.bendigobank.com.au/public/community/our-branches/yarraman

* Please note the date for submitting applications may have changed. All applicants should review opening and closing dates prior to commencing any grant application by clicking on the host organisations website above.

Contact Yarraman & District Community Bank branch of Bendigo Bank to learn more about available funding and applications details.

 

Funding provider: Progressive Community Crows Nest

Eligibility: Not-for-profit organisations

Funding amount: Contact provider

When applications are accepted: *Ongoing

Contact number: https://www.heritage.com.au/about/locations/crows-nest-community-branch

* Please note the date for submitting applications may have changed. All applicants should review opening and closing dates prior to commencing any grant application by clicking on the host organisations website above.

Distributes profits of the Community Bank to community projects in the Crows Nest and Highfields areas. Contact Crows Nest or Highfields Heritage Community Branch to learn more. If your Community Group is from the Crows Nest area and would like to apply for a Community Grant, please contact your local branch.

 

Funding provider: Easternwell

Eligibility: Local community groups, clubs and associations

Funding amount: Up to $2,000

When applications are accepted: *Annual (closes in June)

Website: www.easternwell.com.au/community/easternwell-community-grants.html

* Please note the date for submitting applications may have changed. All applicants should review opening and closing dates prior to commencing any grant application by clicking on the host organisations website above.

Easternwell Community Grants (ECG) program was established to provide financial and social assistance to the communities where Easternwell conduct business. ECG aims to support activities or opportunities which provide lasting community benefit in the areas of community, education, health, Indigenous, safety and youth. Projects which will be positively considered for grant funding will:

  • demonstrate long lasting benefits to the community
  • enhance community operations through programs, infrastructure or equipment
  • enhance the capability of the organisation
  • be located within key areas in close proximity of Easternwell operations.

Funding provider: Ian Potter Foundation

Eligibility: Organisations with both Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) and Tax Concession Charity (TCC) status

Funding amount: Contact provider

When applications are accepted: *Ongoing

Website: www.ianpotter.org.au 

* Please note the date for submitting applications may have changed. All applicants should review opening and closing dates prior to commencing any grant application by clicking on the host organisations website above.

The Ian Potter Foundation makes grants available nationally to support charitable organisations working to benefit the community across a wide range of sectors and endeavours. Grants are made through ten program areas which reflect Sir Ian’s interest in the arts, and his visionary approach to issues including the environment, science, medical research, education and community wellbeing, as well as the importance of investing in Australia’s intellectual capital.

Through its grants, the Foundation seeks to encourage excellence and support Australia’s talent; the visionaries, social entrepreneurs, scientists, academics and researchers, artists and teachers, and those who dedicated themselves to bettering our communities for the benefit of all.

 

Funding provider: Gandel Philanthropy

Eligibility: Not-for-profits with Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) status 

Funding amount: Up to $40,000 

When applications are accepted: *Ongoing

Website: www.gandelphilanthropy.org.au

* Please note the date for submitting applications may have changed. All applicants should review opening and closing dates prior to commencing any grant application by clicking on the host organisations website above.

Gandel Philanthropy awards grants to community organisations to meet both the immediate as well as long-term needs in a number of clearly defined Areas of Interest. Through its grantmaking activity, Gandel Philanthropy aims to achieve its vision of creating a positive and lasting difference in people’s lives.

Gandel Philanthropy seeks to prioritise support for the most vulnerable and marginalised groups in our society, and aims to help build stronger, more resilient, more vibrant and more inclusive communities.

Community Grants (up to $40,000) may be considered for the following:

  • arts and culture
  • education
  • health and medical research 
  • community development
  • social cohesion and inclusion
  • poverty and disadvantage.

Funding provider: Tim Fairfax Family Foundation

Eligibility: Australian charitable organisations and not-for-profits with Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) status

Funding amount: $20,000 and above

When applications are accepted: *Ongoing

Website: http://www.tfff.org.au/funding-enquiry

* Please note the date for submitting applications may have changed. All applicants should review opening and closing dates prior to commencing any grant application by clicking on the host organisations website above.

The Tim Fairfax Family Foundation (TFFF) supports initiatives aimed at addressing the particular needs of communities in rural, remote and regional areas within Queensland and the Northern Territory. It believes people in rural, regional and remote communities in Queensland and the Northern Territory should be afforded a level of opportunity equal to their metropolitan counterparts.

TFFF aims to achieve this by building the capacity of communities to improve their vibrancy, connectedness, resilience, and sustainability. TFFF focuses on initiatives that are community driven; support leadership; encourage diversity; strengthen the community sector; and involve collaboration between both private and public sector partners in the community.

Applications to TFFF are by invitation only. For further information regarding the application process see the website enquiry page.

 

Funding provider: Foundation for Regional and Rural Renewal

Eligibility: Australian charitable organisations

Funding amount: Contact provider

When applications are accepted: *Contact provider

Website: www.frrr.org.au

* Please note the date for submitting applications may have changed. All applicants should review opening and closing dates prior to commencing any grant application by clicking on the host organisations website above.

The Foundation for Regional and Rural Renewal (FRRR) aims to champion the economic and social strength of Australia’s rural, regional and remote communities. FRRR operates a number of grant programs, and each grant program has individual parameters and areas of focus. In all cases the grant must be used for a charitable purpose that benefits the residents of Australia's rural, regional or remote communities.

The grant programs open at different times throughout the year. Some are annual, while others operate multiple rounds each year. Categories are:

  • enable
  • engage
  • educate
  • recovery and strengthen
  • industries and places.

Funding provider: Australian Sports Commission

Eligibility: Individuals 12 to 18 years of age

Funding amount: $500 - $750

When applications are accepted: March, June, September, December

Website: www.ausport.gov.au/participating/local_sporting_champions

* Please note the date for submitting applications may have changed. All applicants should review opening and closing dates prior to commencing any grant application by clicking on the host organisations website above.

Local Sporting Champions offers grants to help your people pursue their sporting dreams. Young people find it difficult to meet the ongoing and significant costs associated with participation at sporting competitions, particularly those from regional areas.

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 championships or a School Sport Australia state or national championships.

 

Funding provider: Queensland Department of Sports & Recreation

Eligibility: Travel subsidy to State, National and International championships

Funding amount: Contact provider

When applications are accepted: *Contact provider

Website: www.qld.gov.au/recreation/sports/funding

* Please note the date for submitting applications may have changed. All applicants should review opening and closing dates prior to commencing any grant application by clicking on the host organisations website above.

The Young Athletes Travel Subsidy (travel subsidy) aims to foster the development of young athletes and support elite athlete pathways by providing financial assistance to help alleviate the costs associated with attending championship events. The travel subsidy provides financial assistance through three event tiers and supports attendance at specific state, national and international events. Officials (such as coaches, referees and scorers) officiating at eligible events can also apply for assistance if they meet the eligibility criteria. Applicants eligible to apply for support after attending the event are those who:

  • competed or officiated (as a coach, referee or scorer) at an eligible Queensland state or state school event, Australian national or national school event or international event in the past 6 months
  • have been residents of Queensland for at least 12 months preceding the event
  • were under the age of 18 at the start of the event
  • travelled a road distance of at least 250km (one-way) from their place of residence to the event.

Funding provider: The Sidney Myer Fund

Eligibility: Not-for-profits 

Funding amount: Up to $10,000

When applications are accepted: *Contact provider

Website: myerfoundation.smartygrants.com.au

* Please note the date for submitting applications may have changed. All applicants should review opening and closing dates prior to commencing any grant application by clicking on the host organisations website above.

To contribute to enabling Australians to achieve the best possible educational outcomes, irrespective of their cultural background, socio-economic status and place of residence.

The current priority areas for the education small grants program are:

  • local community and school based projects that aim to achieve outcomes for 0-25 year olds
  • small discreet projects that meet the needs of a community rather than supplementary funding for large projects
  • projects that encourage integration and improve educational outcomes for Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) Students
  • rural and regional communities.

 

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