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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

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 searching links above to find more.

  • Social Enterprise Grants Program - ongoing - Up to $50,000 - open to not-for-profit or for-profit entities - must be social, cultural or environment public or community benefit.

  • Budget Direct Sponsorships Solved Grants - closes 30 November - up to $5,000 - for not-for-profits who provide a service or benefit to the community.

  • Be Connected Network Activation Grants - ongoing - up to $2,000 - The funding can be spent on activities that support older Australians to gain basic digital skills and confidence.

  • Active Clubs - up to $2,000 - closes 15 November - Super easy application process. Open to all sporting Incorporated Associations.
  • Queensland Destination Events Program – Tourism and Events Queensland - closes 2 October 2019 - up to $25,000 or $100,000 depending on category.
  • 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.
  • ‚ÄčVincent 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 –Dept of Environment and Health
  • Carolyn Bullen –Noosa Council id.profile
  • Melissa Stanford –Dept of 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.

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