QLD: Ongoing Funding

This list provides direct links to ongoing grants in Queensland

If there are any sites that need to be added or links that need to be updated. Feel free to advise via the contact page


Advance Queensland’s Business Development Fund Helps to turn ideas into reality with co-investment in Queensland businesses at the forefront of commercialising ground-breaking research or innovations

The Accelerate Small Business Grants Program provides targeted assistance to small businesses that demonstrate high growth and employment aspirations, to engage high-level expertise for their business

Advance Queensland Entrepreneurs and startups links to ongoing grants

Advance Queensland Investors links to ongoing grants

Advance Queensland Industry Grants links to ongoing grants

Advance Queensland Small business

Advance Queensland Universities and researchers llinks to ongoing grants

AMA Queensland Foundation is a charitable organisation, established in 2000 by the medical profession, as a means of relieving sickness, suffering and disability among Queenslanders in need

The Amanda Flynn Foundation’s AFF Grant Program supports practical, locally-based initiatives which will make a positive difference to the mental health and well being of sensitive and at risk children and young people living in Australia. Specifically, it aims to help sensitive and at risk children and young people in order to prevent anxiety, depression, self-harm and suicide

ANZAC Spirit of Service grants are accessible all year round with multiple announcement dates. Grants are available up to $20,000 for smaller Anzac Centenary projects and events

The Queensland Arts Showcase Program (QASP) provides funding to support individuals, organisations or collectives to deliver vibrant and accessible arts and cultural experiences for Queensland

The Aspirations4Kids in Sport program is designed for school principals to nominate students from their school

The Queensland Government’s 2 year $100 million Back to Work – Regional Employment Package provides support to businesses for up to 8000 job opportunities for regional jobseekers

Bond Loan from Queensland Government

Brisbane Airport is proud to give back to the community by sponsoring a wide range of initiatives and services

Brisbane Broncos Charities Fund welcomes applications from Queensland based charities

Brisbane City Council provides grants for community groups and non-profit organisations, as well as grants for art and history, environment and sustainability, schools, crime prevention, Men’s Sheds and seniors

The Brisbane Lions AFC  endeavours to assist as many schools, sporting clubs, and not for profit businesses involved in the game as possible, as well as charities and individuals with a connection to their Club

Brothers Leagues Club Townsville Supporting the local community

Bundaberg Regional Council grants and finance assistance

Business and Industry Portal – Grants available

Business Disaster resilience and recovery – Helpful information and support for small businesses and primary producers recovering after a natural disaster

Business Queensland Learn about small business grants in Queensland. Read how to find grants, apply and complete applications, and find out about business support

Cairns Regional Council‘s Community Grant Program provides financial and in-kind assistance to eligible community groups and organisations for cultural, social, sport and economic development initiatives

Captain Cook Cruises support a wide range of events in their community

The Catalyst Infrastructure Program (CIP) is a Queensland Government initiative to invest in urban infrastructure that unlocks development and creates construction and long-term employment

Certificate 3 Guarantee supports eligible individuals to complete their first post-school certificate III qualification

City of Gold Coast is committed to supporting the diverse community organisations that operate across the Gold Coast

Concessions from Queensland Government

Department of Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services – Sponsorship

The Courier-Mail Children’s Fund provides financial support to charitable organisations throughout Queensland to help them meet the needs of children with special needs

Department of Environment and Heritage Protection Grants and Funding

Electricity rebates Current electricity rebates and concessions

Energy Rebates Portal Australian, State and Territory Governments offer a range of rebates and assistance. Select from the options to find programs you may be eligible for

Essential household contents grant – If you are uninsured, or unable to claim insurance, you may be eligible for financial assistance to provide a contribution towards replacing or repairing essential household contents

Financial assistance from Queensland Government

First Home Owners’ Grant is a state government initiative to help first home owners to get their new first home sooner. Depending on the date of your contract, you’ll get $15,000 or $20,000 towards buying or building your new house, unit or townhouse (valued at less than $750,000) extended to 31 Dec 2017

Fraser Coast Regional Council offers a number of grant funding opportunities

Freemasons Queensland‘s philanthropy and charitable work responds to many needs from disaster relief to aged care

Get Started Vouchers – funding to help young people participate

Gladstone Regional Council donations and grants

The Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority (GBRMPA) grants and funding

Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority’s Ripples of Change grants are intended to help support your new or expanding future Reef Guardian projects

GROW A Star – is an initiative which encourages generational change and encourage community connectedness within our young people and give them access to sporting, musical and academic activities

Gympie Regional Council is committed to working in partnership with the community to support initiatives that help make the Gympie region the natural choice to live, work and play

ilab  at UQ has funded, guided and supported 120 Startups in Queensland since 2012.  In the past two years, ilab startups have successfully secured over $8 million early stage investment

Inclusive Kids Community Grants Fund Grant applications will be accepted at any time and will be considered at the next available meeting of the relevant Inclusive Kids Community Grants Fund Reference Board (Moreton Bay, Sunshine Coast and Cairns areas)

The City of Ipswich Council provides funding for non-profit and community based organisations through the Arts, Social Development and Community Engagement Department in the areas of community and cultural development that enables Council to form partnerships with community based organisations for projects that may not receive funding from other sources

The iSelect Gold Coast Titans are committed to offering support to charitable organisations and fundraising activities with particular emphasis on those organisations based in the Gold Coast area and in the Titans catchment area

The Iwasaki Foundation uses their surplus income to make grants to many and varied charitable causes, especially those in the Central Queensland region

The John Flynn Placement Program (JFPP) is an initiative of the Australian Government Department of Health and is designed to attract the future medical workforce into a remote and rural career

The June Canavan Foundation – multiple application rounds in the four areas close to June’s heart: Sport – Health – Education – Wildlife

Department of Justice and Attorney-General Funding, sponsorships and grants

Local Councils’ Grants pages

Logan City Council offers a number of grants available to community organisations, individuals, clubs and services. The grants cover a range of areas and interests from sports, arts, events, programing, environment, education and individual aspirations

Mackay Regional Council is proud to support the community with a variety of grant and funding opportunities. Grant monies were provided to sporting, arts, service, and environmental groups and individuals

Made in Queensland is a Queensland Government initiative supporting our manufacturing sector to become more internationally competitive and adopt innovative processes and technologies

Medical Cooling and Heating Electricity Concession Scheme helps with electricity costs for people who have a chronic medical condition, such as multiple sclerosis, autonomic system dysfunction, significant burns or a severe inflammatory skin condition, which is aggravated by changes in temperature

Moreton Bay Regional Council grants and funding

No-Interest Loan Scheme (NILS) provides individuals and families on low incomes with access to safe, fair and affordable credit

Noosa Council grants

The North Queensland Toyota Cowboys are active in promoting and partnering with community groups and fundraising efforts and assist many organisations, associations, charities and individuals every year to achieve specific outcomes

Origin Foundation supporting good causes in education

The Playing Queensland Fund supports the delivery of performing and visual arts projects that are ready to tour and have demonstrated community interest and confirmed demand

QMusic Grants and Funding QMusic does not distribute grants – however, there are a number of organisations that offer grants and other types of funding to Queensland musicians and music organisations which they note on their page

QRAA First Start Loan First Start Loans provide you with finance up to $2,000,000 to assist you in the early years of establishing your primary production enterprise

The Queensland Arts Showcase Program (QASP) provides funding to support individuals, organisations or collectives to deliver vibrant and accessible arts and cultural experiences for Queensland

Queensland Business Grants and Assistance Finder Find Queensland Government grants and assistance programs to help with your business and research needs

Queensland Country Women’s Association’s Public Rural Crisis Fund Born from the need to assist women and families during times of crisis, the Public Rural Crisis Fund has been an initiative of the Queensland Country Women’s Association since 1990. This fund not only supports families suffering from drought, flood or fire but is for all families experiencing any type of crisis

Queensland Seniors Card, Seniors Business Discount Card and Seniors +go

RACQ are proud sponsors of community events, programs and initiatives

Recovery after a disaster  – Queensland Goverment’s disaster portal

Redland City Council provides financial assistance to individuals and organisations, helping them run projects that benefit the local community

Regional Capital Fund is open to local governments of provincial cities and surrounding rural areas as part of the Building our Regions program of funding

Remote and Indigenous Communities Fund is open to local governments of remote and Indigenous communities as part of the Building our Regions program of funding

A Queensland Government Rental Grant is a once only grant of 2 weeks rent to help you pay for the cost of moving into private rental accommodation. A Rental Grant is for people in a housing crisis

Rockhampton Regional Council grants and sponsorships

Royalties for Resource Producing Communities Fund is open to local governments of resource communities as part of the Building our Regions program of funding

Scenic Rim Regional Council Grants, Funding and Awards

The Department of Education and Training Scholarships, grants and bursaries

Social Benefit Bond Pilot program In recognition of the need to try a different approach to tackling challenging social issues facing the Queensland community the government will pilot three Social Benefit Bonds (SBB) – you can register here

Solar for public housing trial

Queensland Government’s Sport funding and grants

Sport and Recreation Disaster Recovery Program (SRDRP) supports not-for-profit sport and recreation organisations with funding to re-establish their facilities and activities after extreme natural events, including flooding and associated damage

St.George Foundation – supporting Australian children

Sunshine Coast Council offers a range of grants and funding for community projects and artistic development

Tablelands Regional Council funding and grants

Textbook and Resource Allowance provides assistance to parents of secondary school age students attending state and approved non-state schools to contribute towards the cost of textbooks and learning resources

The Tim Fairfax Family Foundation supports Australian charitable organisations and initiatives aimed at addressing the particular needs of communities in rural, remote and regional areas within Queensland and the Northern Territory

Toowoomba Regional Council Grants & funding

Tourism and Events Queensland offers funding support for major, regional and business events that deliver economic and social benefits for Queensland, and administers the Queensland Government’s Regional Tourism Organisation Contestable Grants Funding Scheme

Townsville City Council‘s Community Grants and Sponsorships Scheme supports local initiatives and pursuits of excellence that enhance community wellbeing and opportunity via the provision of financial assistance to community organisations and individuals

The Young Athletes Travel Subsidy will allow up to a maximum of $1200 in financial assistance over the 3 event tiers, once every 2 calendar years. Eligible athletes and officials can apply for 1 event per tier once every second calendar year

The youngcare Home Soon Grants program Home Soon Grants are available for individuals aged between 18 and 65 who are currently living in residential aged care, hospital or a rehabilitation centre and who wish to return home or to supported accommodation