Grants available for your community project

Screen Queensland Grants

Various Closing Dates

Screen Queensland is the state government-owned screen agency that invests in production, talent development programs and screen culture festivals to grow a successful screen industry throughout Queensland. The agency supports locally produced films, series and games, and secures international and interstate production and post-production for the state. It also operates Screen Queensland Studios in Brisbane. 

Coastal and Estuarine Risk Mitigation Program

Closing 17 June 2022

This program assists communities to mitigate disasters relating to coastal hazards such as inundation, storm surges and erosion threaten a diverse set of social, natural and cultural assets, including public and private property and valued recreational and tourist areas, with flow-on social and economic impacts. Australian State or Territory governments are eligible to apply for funding of up to $10MIL. 

Nuffield Australia Farming Scholarships

Closing 17 June 2022

Nuffield Australia is a unique program that awards primary producers with a life-changing scholarship to travel and study an agricultural topic of choice. We urge farmers with a desire to drive their knowledge and businesses forward to consider applying. There are approximately 15-20 scholarships on offer annually, each valued at $30,000. 

Queensland Arts Showcase Program (QASP) – Arts Accelerate and Arts Activate

Closing 17 June 2022

This program supports vibrant and accessible arts and cultural experiences for Queensland by individuals, organisations or collectives. The QASP program is delivered through three streams Arts Accelerate, Arts Activate and Arts Advantage. One-off grants of up to $30,000 (sole-funding) and up to $60,000 (co-funding).

ICM Agrifood Award for excellence in Agrifood

Closing 20 June 2022

This award recognises and acknowledge the outstanding work of two early career scientists or technologists. The awardees will have achieved substantial peer/industry recognition for their work in a field critical to continued improvement of the overall Australian food sector in the past five years. The award is made to one female and one male. Winners each receive $5000. 

Indian Ocean Territories Marine Parks Grants (IOT)

Closing 23 June 2022

The program will support the establishment of 2 new marine parks around Christmas Island and Cocos (Keeling) Island over a 3 year period from 2022–23 to 2024–25. Applications are sought for projects predominately in the Christmas and Cocos (Keeling) Islands Marine Parks and should also provide opportunities to engage and benefit the local community. There are small ($10,000 – $50,000) and large grant ($50,001 – $500,000) categories to support local community projects and projects from larger organisations.

Projects may include, engaging local communities to help manage the marine parks, research and monitoring pressures such as marine debris, monitoring the health of the marine environment and projects that help locals and tourists to experience and appreciate the marine parks.

Early Career Academic Research Grant for Women

Closing 24 June 2022

This $5000 grant provides financial support for female early career academics in recognition of the additional barriers they face in achieving academic success and advancing their careers. 

Gallagher Landcare Electric Fencing Grants

Closing 30 June 2022

Eligible applicants are invited to apply for an individual electric fencing project grant valued at up to $8,000 (ex-GST) for fencing materials and cash to support projects – with costs to be determined in consultation with your local Gallagher Territory Manager. The grants provide funding to undertake fencing projects, using Gallagher products, which MUST have:

  • Tangible environmental or sustainable agriculture outcomes;
  • Fencing products and a product list developed together with their local Gallagher Territory Manager; and
  • Provide knowledge-sharing opportunities through field day(s), site visit(s) or demonstration(s).

On-farm Emergency Water Infrastructure Rebate Scheme

Closing 30 June 2022

This scheme helps Australian farmers to better prepare, respond to and recover from drought. Primary producers and horticulture farmers can apply for rebates to buy and install on-farm water infrastructure to water livestock and permanent plantings.

Eligible farmers can claim up to 25% (of which at least 50% of the rebate will be provided by the relevant state or territory government) of expenses for on-farm water infrastructure up to a maximum total rebate of $25,000. The scheme will close on 30 June 2022 or when the funding is exhausted, whichever occurs first.

Bushfire Restoration Grants Round 3

Closing 30 June 2022

The Foundation for National Parks & Wildlife invites applications to support tree planting projects as part of bushfire restoration projects in and around regions impacted by the 2019-20 Black Summer bushfires. 

Budget Direct Sponsorship

Closing 30 June 2022

This fund aims to help groups — including registered organisations, small community groups, not-for-profits and government bodies — throughout Australia in their efforts to build happy and healthy neighbourhoods.

If your organisation is eligible, you can apply for a Budget Direct sponsorship of $1,000, $2,500, or $5,000. This one-off cash donation can be spent as your organisation sees fit. 

100 Women Grants

Closing 1 July 2022

Investing in charities that empower women and girls. 100 Women is a collaborative giving circle that amplifies the giving power of everyday people to create significant change for women and girls. Our ever-growing giving circle gathers people from all walks of life to contribute and celebrate the life-changing impact that we together can have on women and girls – locally, nationally and globally. Up to $40,000 available. DGR status is required. 

Australia Post Community Grants

Closing 3 July 2022

Australia Post are providing grants of up to $10,000 for local projects that connect individuals and communities to help improve mental health and mental wellbeing. 

evokeAG Future Young Leaders Program

Closing 3 July 2022

The Future Young Leaders Program is designed to build the capacity of emerging thought leaders while providing the opportunity to share their stories, passions and research for agriculture. The program will see Future Young Leaders selected, with one voted in through a Peoples Choice voting period. 

Gallagher Landcare Electric Fencing Grants

Closing 5 July 2022

The Gallagher Landcare Fencing Grants support local communities to care for the environment and improve sustainable agriculture outcomes by providing funding to undertake fencing projects. Up to $8000 is available.

Commonwealth Bank Not-for-Profit Treasurers’ Awards

Closing 8 July 2022

The Not-for-Profit Treasurers’ Awards have been established to show appreciation of the immense contribution community treasurers make to their community groups, the community sector, and to Australia. Nominate a legend to win $5000 today.

National Health and Medical Research Council Funding

Closing 13 July 2022

Multiple funding opportunities are available for research and projects. 

Growing Good Gardens Grant

Closing 15 July 2022

Life Ed are encouraging young people to get gardening, growing edible plants and learning healthy eating habits or creating a healthy class room environment with indoor plants. Schools, pre-schools and community groups are invited to apply for one of 10 $1,000 grants.  

Gambling Community Benefit Fund

Closing 15 July 2022

The Gambling Community Benefit Fund (GCBF) is Queensland’s largest one-off community grants program. The GCBF allocates funding to these groups to help them provide services, leisure activities and opportunities for Queensland communities.

Changes to the May and August rounds: Any community group that has been impacted by a natural disaster in the last two years can apply for a grant of up to $100,000. Applications for other non-recovery related projects are still welcome in this new round, however the funding for projects not linked to a natural disaster will be limited to the standard grant amount of up to $35,000. The Disaster Recovery round will open in 16 May 2022 and close on 15 July.

Koala Critical Habitat Protection Community Grants

Closing 15 July 2022

The grant opportunity provides grants from $50,000 to up to $200,000 for small-scale community projects and local activities that support the recovery and protection of the Koala. 

Capstone Editing Laptop Grant for Postgraduate Coursework Students

Closing 22 July 2022

A grant aimed at overcoming economic barriers to academic success by providing students with the computer equipment necessary to excel in their studies. $3000 gift voucher for Harvey Norman is available. 

Canon Oceania Grants

Closing 29 July 2022

Each Grant recipient will receive $5,000 worth of cash and Canon products ($2,500 cash and $2,500 in Canon product), ranging from cameras and printers, to projectors and other accessories.

1 x Community Grant – AU $5,000  Open to any for-profit entity that employs fewer than 20 people and have less than AUD 10 million aggregated turnover (according to ABS and ATO guidelines), along with a range of organisations keeping their community at the heart of what they do, ranging from not-for-profits, to grassroots groups.

1 x Flood Recovery Grant – AU $5,000  Open to any organisation or for-profit entity affected by the 2022 Eastern Australia floods.

1 x Education Grant – AU$5,000  Open to schools and other educational centres for children and adults alike.

1 x Environment Grant – AU$5,000  Open to not-for-profits and organisations dedicated to raising awareness of the protection of the environment or promoting sustainable practices.

Australian of the Year

Closing 31 July 2022

The Australian of the Year Awards provides all Australians with the opportunity to recognise someone who makes them proud in four categories:

  • Australian of the Year
  • Senior Australian of the Year (those aged 65 years or over)
  • Young Australian of the Year (ages 16 to 30)
  • Australia’s Local Hero

The Awards operate at two levels – State/Territory and national. State and Territory selection committees select four nominees for each Award category, with one of these nominees being announced as the State/Territory Award recipient. The National Australia Day Council Board select the Australians of the Year from the group of 32 State and Territory recipients. 

Visual Arts General Grants

Closing 30 September 2022

The Gordon Darling Foundation is a perpetual public charitable trust, established in 1991 to support Australia-wide, activities of importance in the visual arts. It will give priority to exhibitions of Australian, Asian, Pacific or other international art, or those of significant local importance. Must have DGR status. 

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