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:
- Noosa Council's Grant Guru site features advanced filtering, allowing you to narrow down your search by activity, industry and current & future grants. The Grants Guru site also has other valuable information and tips for grant applications.
- Funding Centre - where not-for-profits go for money - published by Our Community.
- Australian Arts Council grants
- Go to Federal Government GrantsConnect Sign up and stay in touch with relevant Grants opportunities and also Federal Government Community Grants Hub.
- Queensland's Government Grants Finder
- QCOSS Grant List
- Indigo Gold has a comprehensive monthly grant list - sign up. See examples below.
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.
Indigo Gold is a small business which proivdes a variety of services, however, they also provide, without obligation, free grant lists, grant writing tips and a grant group on Facebook. To take advantage of these free tools go to Indigo Gold.
These are just some of the grants open. Go to the searching links above to find more.
Gambling Community Benefit Fund - 5 rounds per year - 28 February, 30 April, 30 June, 31 August, and 31 October. Applications are prioritised by the committee in this order, where 1 has the highest priority:
- Items/facilities directly affected, damaged or destroyed by a declared natural disaster
- Equipment or facility improvements
- Buses, cars, caravans, boats, tractors, trailers, large mowers, motorbikes and similar items
- Community events, training, workshops, festivals, publications and website development
- Organisations that have received more than $15,000 from the GCBF over the past 2 years.
In A Good Place - up to $20,000 - closing 8 June - aims to strengthen the mental health of at-risk and vulnerable members of their communities. It provides support for community-driven initiatives that reduce social isolation, increase social participation and connectedness, and encourage people in remote, rural and regional communities who are at risk of, or are experiencing, mental health issues to seek help. It supports projects, services or activities that are preventative or responsive in nature and which are designed to engage those less likely, unable due to distance and isolation, or ineligible, to participate in mainstream mental health services.
Queensland Destination Events program - closing 9 June - 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).
Damien Greer Lawyers - Community Grant program for 2021 - up to $2,500 - two rounds - closing 30 June then 31 December. Comunity minded law firm wishing to help the community in times of need thought this grant: Build community togetherness and sense of belonging, promote positive health and wellbeing, support community services and groups and nurture the local environment.
Live Music Venue Support - closes 30 June - for Queensland-based live music venues with a track record in presenting original live music that have been significantly impacted by COVID-19.
Australia Post 2021 Community Grants Program - closes 4 July 2021 - up to $10,000 - for projects where the primary purpose of the project is to improve mental health and wellbeing outcomes of a community, will help people meaningfully connect in their local community and is locally‑led and locally‑delivered project that benefits a community.
Australian Government – Safer Communities Fund Round 6: Early Intervention Grants - closes 22 July 2021 - up to $1.5m - this grant from the Australian Department of Home Affairs targets organisations with demonstrated experience in providing early intervention activities to youth at high risk to prevent them from engaging in criminal activity or anti-social behaviour. 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 and help marginalised youth aged 12-24 at high risk to develop life skills, including through educational and vocational skills to prevent them from becoming entrenched in the criminal justice system and to promote inclusion and build community resilience.
NAB Foundation Community Grants 2021 - closing 31 July - up to $10,000 to fund local projects aiming to do one or more of the following: help people and places prepare for natural disasters, assist in short and long-term recovery efforts, build community resilience against future disasters, strengthen the environment to be more resilient to natural disasters, or help communities reduce their climate risk.
Copyright Agency 2021 Cultural Fund Grants - closes 11 October - amounts vary - for organisations, the aim is to support members and key industry stakeholders to create, award, present, publish, and to offer significant professional development and career sustaining opportunities for writers, visual artists and publishers.
Creativity Australia With One Voice Choir Grants – EOI - Ongoing - Up to $10,000 - 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’s 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.
Budget Direct Sponsorships 2020-2021 - Ongoing - 30 September 2020; 31 December 2020; 31 March 2021; 30 June 2021- up to $5,000 - to 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, and/or help build strong, vibrant communities.
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 profile.id'. 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.