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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 to find more.

    Gambling Community Benefit Fund  - Check the Gambling Community Benefit Fund website to see 2024 grant release dates.

    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


    Tourism and Events Queensland Event Funding Program

    Events Queensland invests in and/or supports events across three major program groups:

    Queensland Destination Events Program - This program is designed to strengthen the state’s events calendar and drive economic stimulus across Queensland's destinations, and provides support for existing events that can demonstrate potential or a strong track record for growth and development. 

    Major Events - TEQ classifies major events as either one-off or recurring sporting, lifestyle, entertainment, cultural or design events that have the potential to deliver significant value against TEQ's objectives.

    Business Events - Business Events is a collective term referring to corporate and government meetings, incentive travel reward programs, association conventions, and exhibitions

    Plesase check the website for more information.

    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.

    Key Dates: Please check the website 

    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 - 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.

    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.

    Office for Veterans - Grants & Commemoration - Explore information about funding available to support veterans.


  • Grants Connect, Community Grants Networking Event - February 2024

    Click here to view the powerpoint presentation 

    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