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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.

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Grant Searching

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Auspicing Information


Grant Searching

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

Grants closing soon:

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.
  • 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. 
  • 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

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.

Fundraising - Useful links


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