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Grants and Funding

Important Grant and Funding News

There is going to be a Gambling Community Benefit Fund Super Round in 2022 which will close on 28th of February. Amounts up to $100,000 are available.

Organisations planning to apply for the super round, should read the funding guidelines before applying for funding in rounds prior to the super round as there are some restrictions. 

Australian Federal Government/National Grants

IGA Community Chest - Open Year Round

Raising funds to support local communities, charities and other worthwhile causes. Recipients are selected across local, regional and state levels of IGA. 

Queensland Government Grants/State Grants

Allocates funding to not-for-profit community groups to help them provide services, leisure activities and opportunities for Queensland communities. Grants between $500 and $35,000 are available.

Special $100,00 disaster recovery round closes July 15th

Standard $35,000 round closes October 31, 2022

Supports not-for-profit sport and recreation organisations with funding to re-establish their facilities and activities after extreme natural events, including floods, fire, cyclones and severe storms.

Funding of up to $5000 (Level 1) is available for eligible sport and active recreation organisations located in areas declared under the Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements (DRFA).

Grants of up to $50,000 are available for affected non-profit organisations following South East Queensland Rainfall and Flooding to hire or purchase equipment and materials, clean up, remove debris, repair or replace damaged infrastructure or goods and other costs associated with the recovery process.

The Queensland Destination Events Program (QDEP), formerly the Regional Development Program (RDP), 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.

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)

South East Queensland Grants

The Community Facility category of the Lord Mayor’s Better Suburbs Grants provides funding to improve, develop and maintain community facilities. These grants are up to a maximum value of $200,000 (GST exclusive) each.

Round 1 - Closes 29th August 2022

Round 2 - Closes 13th March 2023

Each financial year the Council allocates a budget for the Community Benefit Fund (CBF) to meet requests for financial help from eligible community organisations for a community purpose.

The Community Grants Program is a highly competitive program that provides funding each financial year to support community organisations to deliver projects which provide city-wide benefits to Gold Coast residents. Maximum grants of up to $20,000 available.

Central Queensland Grants

The aim of the Bundaberg Regional Council's Community Services Program is to provide assistance to local community groups/organisations who make positive contributions to the quality of life in the Bundaberg Region. Amounts up to $5,000 are available

Sport & Recreation Operations funding is to provide support for the operation of the region’s sporting organisations and active recreation groups. Grants up to $1,200 are available

The aim of this program is to provide assistance to local community groups/organisations who make positive contributions to the quality of life in the Local Government area. Amounts up to $30,000 for infrastructure/assets and $7,500 for community grants are available.

Each year Kestrel offer three (3) rounds of grants for community initiatives, events and programs up to $5,000

North Queensland Grants

This grant assists community groups and organisations to deliver events, activities and programs that enhance the lives of local communities, celebrate important community occasions and provide opportunities to develop social cohesion and connection in the Cairns region. Amounts up to $25,000 available

Other Opportunities and Education

A unique tax deductible sports fundraising platform

Previously Approved Infrastructure Funding