I'm always keen to support community groups and organisations to secure grants and funding for their work in Maiwar! On this page you will find a list of grants and funding opportunities currently seeking applications. If you know of funding opportunities not on our list, please email us with the details at [email protected]
Funding from my office
- Maiwar Community Grants: my office runs a small grant program for not-for-profit community groups, organisations, club or initiatives within (or closely linked) to the Maiwar community. Funding would contribute to, or fund a project, piece of infrastructure, event or activity that will have positive social and/or environmental impacts for the Maiwar community.
- Maiwarriors Program: My office started this program in 2018 to award small grants to school-aged kids for environmental sustainability or social justice projects in our local community. If you know someone who might like to apply, complete the EOI form here.
SEQ 2022 Flood support
A list of grants available for those affected by the 2022 SEQ floods can be found here.
Other funding opportunities
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 Maiwar and want a letter of support for any of the following, please get in touch with my office via [email protected].
QUEENSLAND THREATENED SPECIES RECOVERY GRANT (UP TO $25,000)
Funding is available for on-ground projects that protect and benefit Queensland's threatened flora and fauna species in the wild. Grants are available for projects including habitat protection, habitat improvement and restoration activities, flora and fauna surveys and mapping, education or awareness programs.
Click here for more details. Round 8 applications close 4pm 23 November 2023.
ERGON-ENERGEX COMMUNITY FUND (UP TO $10,0000)
The Ergon-Energex Community Fund grants are aimed to support individuals and not-for-profit community groups with new ideas that prepare the community for weather events, assist recovery from impacts caused by disasters, energy savvy initiatives and much more. One recipient will also receive an additional $5,000 People's Choice Bonus.
Click here for more details. Applications close 5pm 24 November 2023.
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 open on 31 December each year for consideration by 30 June of the following year.
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 14 June 2024 or when the allocated budget is exhausted.
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. Each year, Round 1 opens 1 January and closes 30 June and Round 2 opens 1 July and closes 31 December.
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.
QUEENSLAND COMMUNITY FOUNDATION GENERAL FUND GRANT (UP TO $60,000)
QCF’s General Fund focuses on organisational capacity building assisting charities develop their structures, systems, people and skills in order to deliver improved outcomes. Typically, capacity building focuses on education and training, recruiting, maintaining or recognising volunteers, information technology support systems, and planning and governance which may include strategic plans, constitution reviews or board appraisals. Click here for more details. Applications for 2024 now open.
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.
VENUE HIRE REBATE
Venue hire concessions are available to targeted community and non-profit groups in order to support events and programs directly linked to the State Library of Queensland's services, programs, and activities.
Click here for more details. Applications are ongoing.
INVESTING IN QUEENSLAND WOMEN GRANTS (UP TO $15,000)
One-off funding is available to support initiatives that target people who identify as women and who may be more vulnerable or experience multiple levels of disadvantage, including: Aboriginal people and Torres Strait Islander people, people with a disability, LGBTIQ people, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds (including people on temporary visas), people in rural, regional and remote communities, young people, older people. Click here for more details. Applications close 5PM, 20 October 2023.
HERITAGE BANK CHARITABLE FOUNDATION - VARIOUS GRANT TYPES ($15,000)
The Heritage Bank Charitable Foundation has 4 x $15,000 Growing Stronger Communities Grants to focus on positive educational and alternative pathways to help at-risk children and teenagers, health care services for vulnerable Australians and their families or support for the economic and social wellbeing of people in regional, rural and remote communities.
Click here for more details. Applications close 5pm, 29 September 2023.
AUSTRALIAN SPORTS FOUNDATION ACTIVE KIDS GRANT (UP TO $10,000)
Active Kids grants are intended to assist volunteer-run clubs and organisations to support and encourage young Australians, aged 20 or under, to improve their physical and mental health by increasing their participation in sport. Grants will be awarded in the form of free sports equipment and on-field or training uniforms.
Click here for more details. Applications close 29 September 2023.
NAB FOUNDATION COMMUNITY GRANTS (UP TO $10,000)
Funding for projects that prepare for natural disasters, support long-term recovery and build resilience against future disasters.
Click here for more details. Applications for the Community Grants program are currently closed. If you’d like to be notified when applications are open again for funding that will be awarded in 2024, please email [email protected].
SAFE AND DIVERSE COMMUNITIES GRANTS PROGRAM (UP TO $25,000)
Grants are now on offer for community organisations delivering targeted projects in culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) communities to respond to domestic, family and sexual violence (DFSV).
Click here for more details. Applications closed but will reopen later in 2023.
SISTERS OF CHARITY FOUNDATION COMMUNITYGRANTS (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. Applications closed. Applications open twice a year: 1 December (closes 5 February), 8 July (closes 31 July).
LOOKING AFTER COUNTRY GRANT PROGRAM (UP TO $75,000)
Funding to First Nations communities to conserve and manage environmental and cultural heritage on country. Funded projects include: cultural site management, protected species monitoring and conservation, revegetation and habitat restoration, fire management, erosion control, inter-generational knowledge exchange on country, the development and implementation of country management plans.
Click here for more details. Applications closed for 2023.
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. Applications closed.
BUSINESS BASICS GRANTS ($5,000)
This grant focuses on supporting small business owners to develop their skills and adopt best practice. The grant looks to support small businesses with developing foundational skills that will help their day-to-day operations. Click here for more details. Applications closed.
CELEBRATING RECONCILIATION GRANTS ($3,000 per event or activity)
The program will support up to 37 Queensland-based reconciliation events and activities held in or around National Reconciliation Week. Events and activities should deliver a range of initiatives that promote and facilitate truth-telling, healing, trust and respectful relationships; promote inclusion through strengthening relationships; raise awareness of National Reconciliation Week; offer community members opportunities to learn, share and grow. Click here for more details. Applications closed.
COMMUNITY GIVING FUND (UP TO $5,000)
The Brisbane Airport Community Giving Fund (Community Giving Fund) provides cash grants to community groups, organisations and schools. To recognise the efforts of these community groups up to $5,000 is being provided to local projects that align with enquiring minds, protecting our planet, connecting community or health & wellbeing.
Click here for more details. Applications closed.
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:
Tips on writing grant submissions
There are also a few handy guides available to help write submissions when applying for a grant: