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:
- Regional Development Australia - Sunshine Coast office - Grants Page.
- Go to the GrantGuru to search for Community or Business Grants
- Australia Arts Council grants
- Go to Federal Government GrantsConnect
- 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.
- June 219 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]
- July 2018 Indigo Gold Grant List [1500KB]
- June 2018 Indigo Gold Grant List[1520KB)
These are just som of the grants open now and soon. Go to the June 219 Indigo Gold Grant List above to find more.
Future2 Foundation Make the Difference! - closes 26 July 2019 - looking to fund programs supporting skills training and leadership development, mentoring and juvenile justice programs, work experience and job readiness training, remedial programs for drug and alcohol dependence and independent living and social inclusion.
- The Bennelong Foundation - EOI close 9 August 2019 - creating a healthier, more productive and inclusive community.
- Tucker Foundation 2019 Round - closes 16 August - up to $25,000 - a variety of aims - available only to DGR status applicants.
- Queensland Day Sponsorship Program - closes 9 September - up to $15,000 for events to be held between 30 May and 7 June 2020 to mark Queensland's iconic day. Information Pack Queensland Day website Find out more
In a Good Place - FRRR - closes 13 August - Strengthening mental health in rural communities.
2019 Australia Post Community Grants Program - closes 4 August - up to $10,000 for eligible projects that provide positive benefits for your community.
- 2019 Truth, Healing and Reconciliation Grants Program – Queensland Government – closing 2 August 2019 - One-off funding of up to $10,000 or $15,000 for a joint application is now available to Queensland NFP organisations and institutions. This grant is for activities that will contribute to truth, healing and reconciliation of people with a lived experience of institutional child sexual abuse. Activities that also acknowledge other forms of institutional abuse will also be considered.
- ANZ Seeds of Renewal program – Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal - Applications open 2 July and close 6 August 2019. Through the Seeds of Renewal program, ANZ commits $250,000 which is distributed through grants of up to $15,000 to community organisations for projects that will help their community thrive.
- The Honda Foundation - Applications close 9 August 2019 - acts as a charitable trust, providing financial assistance to charities and organisations doing amazing work across a range of social and environmental issues. The Honda Foundation now has two different application forms: One for Monetary ($) Funding requests. Grants have ranged from $500 to purchase bike helmets for children with disabilities to $700,000 for The Fred Hollows Foundation to continue their incredible work in preventing and curing avoidable blindness. The other for Honda Hero Loan Vehicle - provide a 12-month Loan Vehicle Program which includes registration, insurance and all servicing costs, and is capped at 20 loan vehicles at any one time.
- 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.
Qantas Regional Grants - closing 30 August 2019 - this program will provide financial, flight and marketing support to community groups and organisations to help further their causes and set them up for success.
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.
Australian Government - Women's Leadership and Development Program (WLDP) -
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.
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 - 13 March, 2019
- Council Grants[424KB]
- Regional Arts Development Fund[317KB]
- Central Queensland University[481KB]
- June Canavan Foundation[644KB]
- Tourism Noosa[2138KB]
- Volunteering and Noosa’s Community Connections[990KB]
'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.