We can help you
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.
Index for this page
The websites below are a good place to start searching for grant opportunities:
- Noosa Council's Grant Gurusite 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 & tips for grant applications.
- Australia Arts Council grants
- Go to Federal Government GrantsConnect Sign up and stay in touch with relevant Grants opportunities.
- Queensland's Government Grants Finder
- Federal Government Community Grants Hub
- QCOSS Grant List
- Indigo Gold has a comprehensive monthly grant list - sign up. See examples below.
- August 2019 Indigo Gold Grant List[1748KB]
- July 2019 Indigo Gold Grant List[1694KB]
- June 2019 Indigo Gold Grant List [1625KB]
- May 2019 Indigo Gold Grant List [1560KB]
- April 2019 Indigo Gold Grant List[1573KB]
- March 2019 Indigo Gold Grant List [1516KB]
- February 2019 Indigo Gold Grant List [1560KB]
- October 2018 Indigo Gold Grant List [1508KB]
- September 2018 Indigo Gold Grant List [1489KB]
- August 2018 Indigo Gold Grant List ) [1545KB]
These are just some of the grants open. Go to the the searching links above to find more.
Community Grants - Sisters of Charity Foundation - up to $15,000 - closes 30 September 2019 - restore hope and dignity.
Foundation for Children - EOI close 30 September 2019 - Only applications that serve the purposes of promoting the health and welfare of children will be considered.
- Mazda Foundation - Applications close 30 September 2019 - priority is Primary producers facing hardship - Community based organisations with projects supporting primary producers facing hardship.
- Flying Start – Jetstar - Applications for Round 22 close 30 September 2019. Jetstar's Flying Start Program invites community groups and organisations across Australia to apply for a grant to fund a project that will enrich the lives of people in their local community. The grant includes: $15,000 cash; $15,000 worth of travel with Jetstar anywhere on the Jetstar network; promotion on Jetstar’s website and Facebook page.
- Queensland Destination Events Program – Tourism and Events Queensland - closes 2 October 2019 - up to $25,000 or $100,000 depending on category.
- Grants to End Homelessness – Mercy Foundation - EOI close 7 October 2019 - up to $50,000.
- Queensland Veterans’ Memorial grants program – Queensland Government - 20 October 2019 - up to $30,000 - to create and maintain memorials acknowledging Qld veterans.
- SunSmart Shade Creation Initiative - Closing 8 November - 50 percent matched funding up to $2000 for portable shade and up to $5000 for permanent shade for not-for-profit organisations that cater to children 0-18 years.
- Energy Efficient Communities Program – Australian Government - Applications open 1 September 2019 - up to $12,500 for community groups, $20,000 for businesses.
- Australian Communities Foundation - Requests can be submitted at any time - DGR & TCC status only.
- 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 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 [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.
- Parramatta Council's comprehensive auspicing guide,
- Not-for-profit Law auspicing information,
- QCOSS Community Door information
Fundraising - Useful links
- Fundraising Directory
- Fundraising Ideas
- How to Fundraise
- Crowd funding [184KB]
- Grant Writing Tips
- Planning Your Project - while this material is written by Queensland State Government for Sport and Recreation groups it is useful resource for any not-for-profit groups planning building projects.