Searching for grant opportunities can seem like a daunting task but is well worth the investment of time and effort to succeed in obtaining funding to help get a community project off the ground.
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.
The websites below are a good place to start searching for grant opportunities:
- GrantReady search for Community or Business Grants
- Australia Arts Council grants
- Government Grants Qld Community
- Government Grants Qld Business
- Grant List - Indigo Gold [1432KB]
- QCOSS Grant List
Grants closing soon:
- Building Better Regions Fund - closes 31 March.
- Young Starters Fund – Advance Queensland - closes 7 April.
- Seqwater's Water for life grants program - closes 1 May.
- Community Grants – Suez - closes 20 May.
- Community Heritage Grants – closes 8 May.
- Gambling Community Benefit Fund - closes May.
- Queensland Destination Events Program - closes June.
- June Canavan Foundation - closes 1 August.
- Arrow Energy Community Funding Grants – closes September.
- Gandel Philanthropy Community Grants – always open.
- Regional Arts Fund Quick Response - Apply for grants up to $1500 for Hinterland based individuals and $3000 for Hinterland based groups.
Presentations: 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:
- Bendigo Bank - QLD [605KB]
- My Sunshine Coast [565KB]
- Noosa Council - Community Project RADF Grant [145KB]
- Noosa Council - Reducing Waste [955KB]
- Noosa Today [510KB]
- Sport and Recreation [200KB]
- Suez [625KB]
- The June Canavan Foundation [235KB]
- Tourism Noosa [245KB]
- Unitywater [900KB]
'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