More Grants & Guidance

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Searching for grant opportunities can seem like a daunting task but it is well worth the investment of time and effort.

Noosa Council not only provides a range of grants to meet identified needs in our community but we can also provide advice to non-profit organisations on a wide range of funding and grant opportunities.

For assistance contact the Community Development team via Council's customer service centre on (07) 5329 6500 or email grants.

  • The websites below are a good place to start searching for grant opportunities:

  • Grants in Australia: Management and Accountability Made Easy for Not-for-Profit Organisations has been written in response to community and professional calls for an up-to-date, straightforward guide for not-for-profit bodies to manage government grants and satisfy accountability requirements.

  • These are just some of the grants open. Go to the searching links above to find more.

    Queensland Government: Active Restart Infrastructure Recovery Fund - closing 7 August 2020 - up to $20,000 for not-for-profit sport and recreation organisations to support their return to play and encourage the Queensland community to re-engage with physical activity post-COVID-19.

    Albert and Barbara Tucker Foundation - closes 14 August 2020 - up to $25,000 - to charitable organisations - for support, promotion and development of public art galleries and museums, relief of poverty and the suffering of children, provision of or support for scholarships to disadvantaged children or young adults up to the age of twenty-five years to enable them to pursue their education at primary, secondary or tertiary institutions, protection of women from abuse, assisting women in these circumstances to further their education and providing support to women in these circumstances, 
    initiation and support of social change which goes towards increasing the equal treatment and social acceptance of all persons in the community, protection of wildlife and habitat, and to preserve natural reserves of forest, oceans and wilderness and for the rehabilitation of flora and fauna, prevention of cruelty to animals and the promotion of animal welfare.
    Tackling Tough Times Together – Foundation for Rural & Regional Renewal Round 18  - closes 27 August 2020 - 2 teirs up to $20,000 or $60,000 - for a broad range of grassroots, community-led initiatives that directly and clearly benefit local communities such as: Building community resilience, Developing organisational resilience and capacity, Enhancing environmental sustainability, Fostering cultural vibrancy, Lifelong learning and education, Economic strength, Improving community health and social wellbeing.

    Women and Change grants – EOI  due by 28 August 2020 - up to $50,000 - for projects that support refugees, families in remote areas, young people living with chronic pain, teenage carers, children of mothers who are incarcerated, women experiencing domestic violence and newborn babies.

    Queensland Government – Gambling Community Benefit Fund Round 106 - closes 31 August 2020 - up to  $35,000 - for not-for-profit community groups, to enhance their capacity to provide services, leisure activities and opportunities for Queensland communities.
    Wildlife and Habitat Bushfire Recovery Program – closes 30 September 2020 - grants range from $100,000 to $1 million -  supports 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. The program will fund on-ground bushfire recovery actions for species, ecological communities or other natural assets. 

    2020 NAIDOC Local Grants - Ongoing - $200 to $50,000 - to support activities being held during NAIDOC Week 2020 (8-15 November) 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 2020, ‘Always was, Always will be’.

    Damien Greer Lawyer's - Community Grant program - Up to $1000 - Closes 15 November - for NFPs or individuals who 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.

    Westpac Safer Children, Safer Communities Impact Grants 2020 - Ongoing - $50,000 to $300,000 - for 
    organisations that are helping to protect and 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. 

    Pride Foundation Australia Small Grants Program - Ongoing - up to $500 - for individuals, organisations and/or communities who would otherwise be limited by the constraints of other funding programs. Grants are up to $500, and the project needs to directly or indirectly assist, involve and benefit LGBTQIA+ people and promote positive social outcomes and mental health in the community.

    Queensland Resilience and Risk Reduction Fund 2019-20 - Ongoing - for not for profits to support delivery of disaster resilience and mitigation projects that align with the Queensland Strategy for Disaster Resilience objectives, are cost effective and evidence based and address state-risk priorities such as those identified in the Queensland State Natural Hazard Risk Assessment 2017.

    Catalyst Fund – Roddenberry Foundation - open year-round - up to $15,000 - for early-stage, innovative, and unconventional ideas that address urgent challenges. They’re looking for ideas that challenge our thinking, that compel us to see a problem in a new light; and whose creativity and imagination redefine notions of what can be done and how. 

    Financial Capability Grants – Ecstra. Expressions of Interest are accepted any time - to help build the financial capability of all Australians within a fair financial system specifically for women, young people and older people, including in aged care or home care settings, financial inclusion for Indigenous Australians, people with disabilities, and/or people experiencing financial hardship. 

    Major Events Investment Tourism and Events Queensland (TEQ) - open continually - Major events - 

    Queensland Arts Showcase Program – always open
    - Arts Ignite – funding of up to $80 000 for new works 
    - Arts Illuminate – funding of up to $120 000
    - Arts Impact – funding of up to $60 000

    Landcare Australia Expressions of Interest - open all the time - $5,000 and $15,000 - for NFPs, to all volunteer-based community groups across Australia that embrace the Landcare ethos. This includes, but is not limited to, Landcare, Farming Systems, Bushcare, Coastcare and “Friends of” groups. Candidate projects must clearly demonstrate measurable Agricultural or Natural Resource Management (NRM), and include associated community benefits. 

    The Queensland Mental Health Commission invites applications up to $10,000 for sponsorship that support achievement of better mental health outcomes for Queenslanders quarterly. Applications for financial sponsorship are assessed against assessment criteria four times a year, with rounds closing on 28 February, 31 May, 31 August and 30 November.

    Vincent Fairfax Family Foundation - Ongoing - minimum $20,000 - Community Wellbeing – to contribute to a stronger and brighter future for Australians, particularly those experiencing significant disadvantage such as Rural and regional populations, Refugees and asylum seekers, Older Australians.

    AMP Foundation COVID-19 community boost - Ongoing - Up to $200,000 - for  non-profit organisations impacted by the pandemic – either through increased demand for their services or by having to adapt to delivering community support in the new operating environment.


  • Grants Network and Nibbles Night - 4 March, 2020

    Here is a compilation of the presentations for GNNN 7, held in March 2020. The speakers were:Kevin Harris Bunnings Group Ltd, Complex Mgr, on Noosa Community Involvement; Cheryl Pattison NSC, Community Development Officer on Noosa Council's Community & Environment Project Grant; Andrew Feichter LiveLife Pharmacy, Noosa Fair, on LiveLife Community Support Program; Alison Hamblin NSC for Gambling Community Benefit Fund What’s New with GCBF; Carolyn Bullen about Economic Development Noosa Council's Economic Development Grants; Kim Cummins NSC, Grants Officer on Searching for Grants; Tania Lewis Qld Dept Housing, Homelessness & Sport, Advisor on  Activate! Queensland and Cheryl Pattison NSC, Community Development Officer on Top Tips for Grant Applicants. 

    RDA Grants for Growth - June 2019

    Here is the presentation for the workshop 'Adopting an evidence-based approach to grant writing using'. The speakers were Sarah Wetton, Research & Grants Coordinator (Regional Development Australia), Rob Hall, Lead Economic Consultant (.id - the population experts) and Kerrieanne Haggie, Industry Advancement Leader, Tourism, Sport & Leisure and Major Projects (Sunshine Coast Council).

    Grants, Network and Nibbles Night - 30 July, 2019

    Here is a compilation of the presentations for the GNNN6 held Tuesday 30th July, 2019. The speakers were: Noosa Council Grants Officer - Community & Environment Grants Program; Chris Bond –Australian Sports Foundation; Belinda Simonsen –Regional Arts Development Fund; Daniel Phipps –Deptof Environment and Health; Carolyn Bullen –Noosa Council id.profile; Melissa Stanford –Deptof Housing & Public Works -Sport & Recreation; Alison Hamblin –Gambling Community Benefit Fund; and Anne Nolan –Noosa Council Project Officer -Carbon Reduction, Environment and Sustainable Development.

  • 'An auspicing body is an incorporated organisation and enables a non-incorporated group to apply for funding and grants. This means that the auspicing organisation receives the money on behalf of the unincorporated group and is responsible for making sure the project is completed and the money is accounted for (acquitted).' says Queensland Council of Social Service.