Our regional and remote towns wouldn’t be much chop if it weren’t for the thousands of community groups that make them vibrant and liveable. These community organisations are the lifeblood of Australia, providing essential services across health, welfare, connectivity, aged, environment, land management, education, faith and sport. If you’re one of the millions of Australians volunteering for community groups like this, then you’ll love this list we’ve whipped up for June. Eight grants for small community groups you NEEEEEEED to be across.
Get busy, fam.
Budget Direct Sponsorship | 30 June
Budget Direct offers one-off sponsorships of up to $5000 for organisations that provide community services, community education, promote health and wellbeing, advocate for road safety, provide emergency services, support at-risk Australians and build strong, vibrant communities. Applications close 30 June 2021. More at https://www.budgetdirect.com.au/about-us/sponsorships.html.
Gambling Community Benefit Fund Grants | 30 June
The GCBF allocates grants to not-for-profit community groups, to enhance their capacity to provide services, leisure services and opportunities for Qld communities. Grants of between $500 and $35,000 are available for a wide range of projects. This fund is open for applications four times per year. Click here to apply https://www.justice.qld.gov.au/initiatives/community-grants
Small Business COVID-19 Adaptation Grants
$2000 to $10,000 is available for businesses and not-for-profits with payroll less than $1.3 million who’ve had to adjust to COVID. Supports businesses to pay for services such as financial advice, operating costs, strategic planning, marketing, communication, digital technology, digital re-training, upskilling or digital equipment to move operations online. Regional Queensland applications are open now. SEQ applications have closed. https://www.business.qld.gov.au/starting-business/advice-support/grants/adaption
Millions for networks to drive action on drought resilience, 5 July
$4.5 million is available for community groups to drive action on drought resilience. The Networks to Build Resilience program – a collaboration between Future Drought Fund and the Foundation for Regional and Rural Renewal will support community groups to deliver projects that help people prepare for, and live through, drought. Events, training and small-scale infrastructure projects are all eligible for funding with applciations closing 5 July, 2021. Grants of between $10,000 and $150,000 are available. More at http://wombatcreative.com.au/drought-resilience-networks-funding/
Investing in Queensland women grants | 31 July
One-off funding of up to $15,000 is available for initiatives that help implement the Queensland Women’s Strategy 2016–21. Applications close 31 July 2021. More at: https://www.justice.qld.gov.au/initiatives/grants-for-queensland-women.
NAB Foundation Grants | 31 July
Community Grants of up to $10,000. for projects that help communities prepare for natural disasters, support long-term recovery and build resilience to future disasters. Applications close 31 July 2021. More at: https://www.nab.com.au/about-us/social-impact/community/nab-foundation-and-grants.
RACQ Community Grant Program | 2 August
RACQ Foundation supports community groups, charities and sporting clubs to rebuild after cyclones, severe storms, bushfires and drought. There are three application rounds per year and the next one closes 2 August 2021. Applications for between $50,000 – $100,000 are accepted. More at: https://www.racq.com.au/about/community-and-sponsorships/racq-foundation.
Tackling Tough Times Together | 24 August 2021
The TTTT grant program helps communities access the resources they need to support one another through the ongoing effects of the drought. Three funding tiers are available – $20,000 – $60, 000 – $150,000. https://frrr.org.au/funding/disaster-resilience-and-climate-solutions/tackling-tough-times-together/. Grants are available for a broad range of grassroots, community-led initiatives that directly and clearly benefit local communities.