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. To find out when the next round of grants funding is open, and how to apply, head here.
- 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.
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]
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.
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. Round 109 will open shortly.
TRUTH, HEALING AND RECONCILIATION GRANTS PROGRAM 2020/21 (UP TO $10,000)
Applications are invited for one-off funding for activities that contribute to truth, healing and reconciliation for people with lived experiences of institutional child abuse across Queensland.
Click here for more details. Applications close 14 April 2021.
HEART FOUNDATION ACTIVE AUSTRALIA INNOVATION CHALLENGE ($10,000)
Grants for new, innovative projects that get more people moving in schools, universities or local community groups.
Click here for more details. Applications close 26 April 2021.
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 1 applications close 26 April 2021. Round 2 applications close 11 October 2021.
PRIDE FOUNDATION AUSTRALIA FUNDING FOR PEER-LED SUPPORT GROUPS (UP TO $5,000)
Pride Foundation Australia is seeking applications from existing or new peer-led support groups for LGBTQIA+ refugees and people seeking asylum in Australia.
Click here for more details. Applications close 2 May 2021.
2021 FEED APPEAL GRANTS (UP TO $50,000)
The Feed Appeal grants program is focused on supporting local charities to deliver effective and targeted food relief programs to their local community. Funding requests must directly impact, improve, and build the capacity, capability and /or efficiency of your food relief program. Feed Appeal invests in programs and projects that improve the lives of people experiencing hunger or food insecurity. Funding helps organisations meet the demand and alleviate food insecurity in their local community.
Click here for more details. Applications close 16 May 2021.
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. Application close 11 June 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 closed 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.
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 close 30 July 2021.
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.
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:
- COVID-19 Business assistance finder
- COVID-19 Funding for sports and recreation organisations
- QLD Government grants website
- Australian Government business grants
- Advance Queensland
- Small Business grants
- Department of Local Government, Racing and Multicultural Affairs
- GrantConnect (Federal)
- Community Grants Hub (Federal)
Tips on writing grant submissions
There are also a few handy guides available to help write submissions when applying for a grant: