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.

    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.

    Stronger Communities Program

    Grants for community organisations and local governments for small capital projects that deliver social benefits for local communities.
    Funding Amount: $2,500 to $20,000
    Closes: 10 May 2023

    Gambling Community Benefit Fund  - 4 funding rounds in 2023, with 3 of these rounds having funding available up to $35,000 and 1 super round with up to $100,000 of funding available. 

    1. Items/facilities directly affected, damaged or destroyed by a declared natural disaster
    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

    Investing in Queensland Women Grants, Supports community groups and organisations across Queensland’s urban, rural and remote regions with resources to lead projects and events designed to create positive change for women and girls.
    Funding Amount: up to $15,000

    Closes: 24 March 2023

    Tourism and Events Queensland Event Funding Program

    Applications are now open for Round 25 of Tourism and Events Queensland’s (TEQ's) Queensland Destination Events Program.

    Events being staged between January 2024 – January 2025 are eligible to apply for funding support for marketing costs, strategic plan development, engagement of short-term specialised personnel and to hire temporary infrastructure to enhance the visitor experience.

    Applications close on 7 June, 2023.

    NAB Foundation & Grants  Grants are available for projects that help communities prepare for natural disasters, support long-term recovery and build resilience to future disasters and climate change.
    Funding Amount: up to $10,000

    Open: all year

    Health & Wellbeing Qld  Aims to encourage and support community-led initiatives across the state to improve the health and wellbeing of young Queenslanders, focusing on nutrition, physical activity, sleep, wellbeing, and/or health equity.
    Funding Amount: $5,000 to $20,000

    Closes: Expressions of interest close 22 March 2023

    Lendlease Foundation Community Grants Program, is an initiative to aid not-for profit community organisations and charities. Organisations that wish to apply must address a community need in one or more Lendlease Sustainability Framework focus areas. See Guidelines.

    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.

    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.

    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 2021-22 - 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 Connect, Community Grants Networking Event - February 2023

    Click here to view the powerpoint presentation 

    Community Grants Application Overview - August 2022

    View the presentation on Council's Community Grants application form, including tips on how to complete the budget.

    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.

  • Funding and support is available for disaster affected Not-For-Profit organisations, individuals and families, including the recent February-March 2022 flooding event in our region.

    Visit these orgnaisations for more information regarding eligibility, conditions and funding amounts:

    National Recovery and Resilience Agency

    Redcross Discretionary Financial Hardship Flood grant and cash assistance

    Queensland Rural and Industry Development Authority

    The Sport and Recreation Recovery Grants - clean up and repair or replace equipment due to flooding

    RACQ Foundation Grants