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Recent Grants, Network and Nibbles Night

The Grants, Network and Nibbles Night (GNNN) was  held 13 July at The J.

We focused on how to ‘Get Grant Ready’, with short helpful presentations on Strategy, Preparation, Searching and Writing Grants. Plus, as usual, we had some great local organisations giving their quick-fire presentations on what they offer your community group for free.

Here are the presentations: 

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 community needs but also can 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.

Useful links

Grant Searching

The websites below are a good place to start searching for grant opportunities:

Grants closing soon:

  • Gambling Community Benefit Fund -  Closing dates: 28 February, 31 May, 31 August and 30 November
  • The Australia Council for the Arts - Artists with Disability Funding Closes 6 February. $5,000 to $50,000. Artists with disability funding provides support for artists and groups who identify with disability. Each round closes at midnight on the closing date.

  • Ian Potter Foundation – Community Wellbeing ProgramOpens 26 March. Closes 5 June. This program aims to help alleviate disadvantage and promote the general wellbeing of the community. It seeks to encourage organisations to participate in innovative activities or programs which enhance the wellbeing of the community, or which alleviate homelessness or other disadvantage arising from poverty or other causes.

    Proposals for collaborative, multi-year projects are encouraged, as well as those that share knowledge gained with the broader sector. In general, the recommended minimum grant amount is $100,000.

    All organisations are encouraged to apply regardless of their size; in the case of small projects, the award can be of small amounts over multiple years (i.e., $35,000 a year for three years).

Presentations from the last Grants Network and Nibbles night.

Recently Council held the second of its popular Grants, Network and Nibbles nights. The presentations given by organisations that offer grants and free infrastructure and services to NFPs are:

Auspicing information

'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.