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Grants

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 ProgramMy 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.

COVID-19 support

PANDEMIC LEAVE DISASTER PAYMENT (COVID-19) ($1,500)
The Pandemic Leave Disaster Payment is for people living in Queensland who can't earn an income because they must self-isolate, quarantine or care for someone who has COVID-19.
Click here for more details. Applications are ongoing.

COVID-19 DISASTER PAYMENT (Various amounts)
This is a lump-sum payment for people who lost work and income due to a Queensland COVID-19 public health order (not quarantine related).
Click here for more details. Applications are ongoing.

2021 COVID-19 BUSINESS SUPPORT GRANT ($1,000 - $5,000)
The 2021 COVID-19 Business Support Grants will provide grants of $5,000 to employing small and medium businesses and large businesses in the hospitality and tourism sectors as well as $1,000 grants to non-employing sole traders across Queensland that have been impacted by the recent SEQ or Cairns lockdowns. Importantly, all eligible businesses who apply for a grant during the 3-month application period will receive a grant. 
Click here for more details. Applications close 16 November for employing businesses and 30 November 2021 for non-employing sole traders.

TOURISM AND HOSPITALITY SECTOR HARDSHIP PROGRAM (UP TO $50,000)
To support a range of tourism and hospitality businesses across Queensland which have experienced a reduction in turnover of at least 70 per cent for at least seven consecutive days between 1 July and 30 September 2021. Eligible businesses include cafes and restaurants, travel agents and accommodation providers.
Click here for more details. Applications are set to open in October 2021.

More information on COVID-19 support 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]

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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.

COPYRIGHT AGENCY'S CULTURAL FUND GRANTS FOR ORGANISATIONS ($5,000 - $20,000) 
The Copyright Agency's Cultural Fund offers grants to leading organisations for projects that deliver exceptional opportunities for Australian writers, journalists, editors, English and literacy teachers, visual artists and key industry stakeholders in the writing, publishing, education, and visual arts sectors.
Click here for more details. Round 2 applications close 11 October 2021.

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. Applications close June 30 2021. Next round opens 1 July 2021 and closes 31 December 2021.

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.

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 August and closes 30 September 2021.

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.

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.

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 17 June 2022 or when the allocated budget is exhausted.

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. Next round opens in February 2022. 

AUSTRALIA POST 2021 COMMUNITY GRANTS PROGRAM (UP TO $10,000)
The 2021 Australia Post Community Grants Program provides grants of up to $10,000 to eligible community-led, local projects that connect individuals and communities to improve mental health and wellbeing.

Click here 
for more details. Applications closed for 2021.

IMB BANK COMMUNITY FOUNDATION (ICF) 2021 ($1,000 - $30,000)
The Foundation aims to fund projects that help communities recover from hardship; elevate communities; provide comfort and care for the vulnerable; teach skills and therapies to those who need; and keep communities safe.

Click here 
for more details. Applications closed for 2021.

HERITAGE BANK CHARITABLE FOUNDATION - VARIOUS GRANT TYPES ($100 - $25,000)
The Heritage Bank Charitable Foundation has three different types of grants, including 50 x $100 Community Champion Donations, 4 x $15,000 Growing Stronger Communities Grants, and 1 x $25,000 staff-voted grant to focus on positive educational and alternative pathways to help at-risk children and teenagers. 

Click here 
for more details. Applications closed for 2021.

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 closed 30 July 2021.

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 2021.

LIVE MUSIC SUPPORT PROGRAM ($40,000 - $380,000)
Funding to Queensland-based indoor live music venues to offset revenue losses  from COVID-19 and stabilise business operations, support employment of venue staff, technical crew and artists.
Click here for more details. Applications closed for 2021.


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: