There are a number of grants available to assist local organisations, clubs, and individuals who are looking to provide a new service to the community, or need support to continue the work they're doing.
If you’re in Griffith and want a letter of support for any of the following, please get in touch with my office via [email protected]
Searching for Grants
The main providers of grants are the Federal, State, and Local Governments, as well as private organisations. There are a number of websites available to help you find grants that are relevant to your organisation or project, including:
- COVID-19 Business assistance finder
- COVID-19 Funding for sports and recreation organisations
- QLD Government grants website
- Australian Government business grants
- Advance Queensland
- Small Business grants
- Department of Local Government, Racing and Multicultural Affairs
- GrantConnect (Federal)
- Community Grants Hub (Federal)
Here are a few handy guides for writing submissions for grant applications:
Here are just a few grants are currently available:
GAMBLING COMMUNITY BENEFIT FUND ($500 - $35,000)
To provide funding to not-for-profit community groups to help them provide services, leisure activities and opportunities for Queensland communities.
Click here for more details. There are multiple rounds each year. Rounds close 28 February, 30 April, 30 June, 30 August, 30 October.
BUDGET DIRECT SPONSORSHIP ($1,000, $2,500, or $5,000)
Budget Direct supports organisations who provide local or statewide community services, run community awareness and education programs, promote health and wellbeing, advocate for road safety, provide emergency services, support in-need or at-risk Australians, or help build strong, vibrant communities.
Click here for more details. Rounds close 30 June, 30 September, 31 December.
DAMIEN GREER LAWYERS COMMUNITY GRANT ($2,500)
The Damien Greer Lawyers Community Grant program recognises and celebrates organisations that strive to make a positive impact within their local community, including helping the community in times of need, building community togetherness and sense of belonging, promoting positive health and wellbeing, supporting community services and groups, nurturing the local environment.
Click here for more details. Rounds close 30 June and 31 December each year.
SISTERS OF CHARITY FOUNDATION 2021 COMMUNITY GRANTS (UP TO $15,000)
These grants are aimed at helping groups who make a huge difference to those in need, but struggle to find funding through other avenues. If your organisation provides compassion, hope and practical assistance to those in need, then you may be eligible for financial support from the Sisters of Charity Foundation.
Click here for more details. Next round opens 1 December 2022 and closes 5 February 2023.
LORD MAYOR'S COMMUNITY FUND ($250 - $10,000)
To support local community projects that help make Brisbane a friendly and safe, active and healthy, clean and green, or vibrant and creative city.
Click here for more details. Applications close 16 June 2023 or when the allocated budget is exhausted.
MORTGAGE RELIEF LOAN (UP TO $20,000)
A Mortgage Relief Loan provides short-term help to people who are having difficulties with their home loan repayments due to unemployment, accident, illness, or some other unexpected or unforeseen crisis. The loan is interest free with no application fees or ongoing charges.
Click here for more info. Applications are ongoing.
ARTS QUEENSLAND GRANTS (Various)
Funding to help revitalise creative industries, support infrastructure and jobs, and power Queensland’s plan for economic recovery.
Click here for more details and closing dates.
CAMPBELL EDWARDS TRUST FUNDING (UP TO $30,000)
The Trust aims to provide financial assistance to charitable organisations whose programs give effect to the Trust's underlying philosophy, values and vision.
Click here for more details. Applications are accepted all year long, but close on 31 March each year for consideration by 30 June.