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.

G R A N T S   N E T W O R K   A N D   N I B B L E S   N I G H T  (GNNN)
Presentations on Noosa Council Community, Environment and Economic Development Grants, what Bunnings and LiveLife Pharmacy can do for community groups, recent changes to the Gambling Community Benefit Fund, state sports grants, how to search for grants and top tips for grant applicants.

GNNN presentations for March 2020 event

  • 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.

    • Volunteer Grants Activity: 2019-20 Volunteer Grants - closes 6 April 2020 - The objectives of Volunteer Grants are to: help community organisations to support the efforts of Australia’s volunteers; help community organisations to support the inclusion of vulnerable people through volunteering; encourage, support and increase participation in volunteering.

    • Energy Efficient Communities Program - opens early 2020 - Funding will support activities to help businesses and community organisations to save energy through: equipment upgrades that reduce energy consumption; energy generation and storage projects (for example solar PV panels, batteries and solar hot water) will only be permitted for community organisations; investment in energy and emissions monitoring and management systems to better manage energy use; completion of energy systems assessments according to the Australian Standard or feasibility studies to investigate energy efficiency opportunities.

    • Sisters of Charity Foundation 2020 Grants - closes 31 March - Up to $15,000 - The Sisters of Charity Foundation favours programs that: restore hope and build dignity; fall between the cracks of other funding sources; are not associated with well established organisations with significant reserves and or are not capable of raising their own funds; are not eligible for funding from government or other sources.

    • Fair Plan voucher program - open from 22 January. $150 vouchers for childen aged 5 to 17 whose parent or guardian holds a valid Department of Human Services Health Care Card or Pension Concession Card with the child's name on it.

    • Gambling Community Benefit Fund - Queensland’s largest one-off community grants program, distributing approximately $55 million per year across five rounds which close 28 February (29 February in a leap year), 30 April, 30 June, 31 August, 31 October each year. Not-for-profit groups operating in Queensland can apply for grants from $500 to $35,000 through the GCBF.
    • 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.
  • RDA Grants for Growth - June 2019

    Here is the presentation [2120KB] 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 [8806KB] 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
    • 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.