Grants

RDA Tropical North collates information on upcoming grants from government, corporate, philanthropic and private sectors.

COVID-19
Organisation
Details
Amount
Closing
Australian Communities Foundation Australian Communities Foundation and Philanthropy Australia have partnered to provide a national funding platform to coordinate the philanthropic response to the COVID-19 pandemic.  Not-for-profit organisations are encouraged to register their COVID-19-related funding needs so that philanthropic funders can understand the granting opportunities available and respond to the critical needs of the sector. Various Ongoing
Austrade – Supporting Australia’s Exhibiting Zoos and Aquariums Program

The Program will provide assistance to eligible exhibiting zoos, aquariums and wildlife parks to help sustain these important tourism attractions at a time when tourism turnover has been impacted by travel restrictions and social distancing measures designed to limit the spread of COVID-19.

The objective of the Program is to assist eligible exhibiting zoos, aquariums and wildlife parks to maintain their animal populations by assisting with animal welfare costs such as feed, enclosure, health and other specialised care and utilities directly related to the housing and caring for animals.

$94,600,000.00 total available 30 Sept 2021
Dept of Agriculture, Water and the Environment – Supporting Agricultural Shows and Field Days

The Supporting Agricultural Shows and Field Days program will provide operational support for agricultural shows societies and organisers of agricultural field days that cancel their scheduled show or agricultural field days in 2020 because of COVID-19.

The program will help relieve cash flow pressures. It will provide one-off payments to eligible agricultural show societies and agricultural field day organisers to reimburse their 2020 fixed expenses for cancelled shows and field day events.

Agricultural shows and field days contribute more than $1 billion to the economy each year. They attract more than 6 million patrons and are supported by more than 50,000 volunteers. This program will help to ensure the sustainability of:

  • agricultural show societies and the agricultural shows they conduct
  • the organisers of agricultural field days and the agricultural field days they conduct.

Funding is being provided under the $1 billion Relief and Recovery Fund. This fund supports regions, communities and industry sectors disproportionately affected by COVID-19.

Various Opening in Sept 2020
Australian Government – Dept of Home Affairs – Pandemic Leave Disaster Payment The purpose of the grant is to provide lump sum financial assistance to limit the financial hardship for eligible individuals who are unable to earn an income having been informed by a health official in the state they live and/or work to self-isolate or quarantine due to COVID-19. Various Ongoing
Australian Government – Dept of Home Affairs – Covid-19 Disaster Payment The purpose of the grant is to provide lump sum financial assistance to limit the financial hardship for eligible individuals who are unable to work and earn an income in an area under a state public health order for a lockdown that is greater than seven days and is a determined Commonwealth hotspot. Various Ongoing
Dept of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications – Show Starter Loan Scheme The Show Starter Loan Scheme is supporting up to $90 million of lending to eligible existing arts and entertainment entities that have been adversely affected by COVID-19. Under the Scheme, the Government is guaranteeing 100% of new loans taken out by eligible arts and entertainment businesses to deliver new productions or events for a live audience. Loans are provided by participating lenders. Various Loan Amounts Ongoing
Australian Government – International Freight Assistance Mechanism

The IFAM program is a temporary, emergency measure in response to an extraordinary situation. IFAM gives Australian businesses more time to re-structure their business models and adjust to a new and more challenging trading environment created by COVID-19.

The intended outcomes of the IFAM grants are to:

re-establish supply chains into and out of Australia, albeit not at pre-COVID19 levels while the pandemic continues;
reduce the sudden significant economic impact on businesses that rely on airfreight; and
minimise the economic impact of the COVID-19 crisis on Australian workers.

Various

Current Tranche Open 1 July 2021

Closing 31 Oct 2021

Australian Government – Airline Financial Relief Package The objective of the program is to assist airlines operating services to regional and remote locations to continue to provide essential air links by providing financial cashflow assistance where required according to the criteria in the Grant Guidelines. The funding is a ‘last resort’ option when a range of other strategies to manage an airline’s financial position have been undertaken. Various Ongoing
Australian Government – Regional Arts Fund RAF Boost Immediate, medium, and long-term funding for individuals and organisations. Provided by the Australian Government. The funding recognises that the creative industries are central to thriving and healthy communities across regional, rural and remote Australia and that arts and culture activities are vital in the recovery and renewal process.  The Recovery Boost grant program will be implemented in three stages moving from Relief to Recovery and Renewal. Various Ongoing

 

Screen Australia – Temporary Interruption Fund

Temporary Interruption Fund is a $50 million fund made available by the Australian Government and administered by Screen Australia. The fund provides assistance for new local productions that have been unable to start production due to production insurance exclusions relating to COVID-19. This fund will provide coverage to productions for specific events relating to COVID-19 that occur during the last two weeks of pre-production and the period of principal photography. Various 28 May 2021
Australian Government – Support for Business

Several packages and initiatives have already been launched by the Government.   This will continue to change and evolve as the impacts change and evolve.  To date the following has been implemented.  Follow the link for further information and resources during this fast-changing environment.

  • Increasing the Instant Asset Write-Off;  Threshold has been increased from $30,000 to $150,000
  • BBI – Backing Investment (BBI);  A time limited 15 month investment incentive support business investment over the short term
  • Boosting cash flow for employers; providing up to $25,000 to small and medium size businesses
  • Supporting apprentices and trainees; you may be eligible for a 50% wages subsidy
  • Assistance to affected regions, communities and industries;  $1 billion has been set aside in support
Various Ongoing
Australian Government – SME Guarantee Scheme; Supporting the flow of credit

Under the Scheme, the Government is guaranteeing 50 per cent of new loans issued by eligible lenders to SMEs. The Scheme has enhanced lenders’ willingness and ability to provide credit, supporting many otherwise viable SMEs to access vital additional funding to get through the impact of Coronavirus.

The initial phase of the Scheme remains available for new loans made by participating lenders until 30 September 2020. The second phase of the Scheme will start on 1 October 2020 and will be available for loans made until 30 June 2021.

Various Ongoing
Australian Government – Age Care Support Program The COVID-19 Aged Care Support Program will reimburse eligible aged care providers for eligible expenditure incurred on managing direct impacts of COVID-19. The Program will run over 2 years from 2019-20 to 2020-21. The Program will assist Residential Aged Care, National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Flexible Aged Care Program and Home Care Package providers that are subject to direct COVID-19 impacts, to deliver continuity of safe quality care for consumers. Various Ongoing
IBA – Indigenous Business Australia IBA has a new Indigenous Business Relief Package for all Indigenous businesses who have been impacted by the COVID-19 crisis, including non-IBA customers.  Package includes Business Impact Analysis or Working capital assistance. Various Ongoing
Judith Neilson Institute – Funding for Freelancers Two early casualties of media cost-cutting caused by the COVID-19 pandemic have been freelancers and casual contributors. To address this the Judith Neilson Institute has created a fund to support these journalists and provide some cost-relief to media organisations.  Media organisations are invited to apply for financial support for freelancers and casual contributors to undertake specific projects. This might be one story, or a series of stories, or it might be editorial support, or a photography assignment. There is no limitation on topics. All media organisations, including independent and regional media are encouraged to apply. Not disclosed Ongoing
Queensland Government – COVID-19 Response Unite and Recover for Queensland Jobs – Queensland Government Economic Recovery Strategy (Stage Two)
Queensland Government – Adaption Grant Program The objective of this program is to support small businesses subject to closure or highly impacted by the coronavirus (COVID-19) shutdown restrictions announced by the Queensland Government, to adapt and sustain their operations, and build resilience. $10,000 Round Two Open 1st July
Queensland Government – Office of State Revenue – Payroll Tax Relief 

You may be eligible for one or more of a range of payroll tax relief measures as a result of the impacts of coronavirus (COVID-19).

Small and Medium Business:  (Payroll up to $6.5m) will be eligible for:-

  • A two-month refund of payroll tax, giving an average of nearly $9,000 cash;
  • A three-month payroll tax holiday, saving an average of $13,360;
  • In addition, they will be eligible to defer all payroll tax payments for the rest of 2020.

Large Business:  (Payroll over $6.5 million) will be eligible for:-

  • A two-month payroll tax refund and have their deferral extended for all of 2020.

This means no Queensland business impacted by COVID-19 will have to make a payroll tax payment this year.

n/a n/a
Queensland Government Industry Support Package – Large Business This will assist large businesses through this period to ensure they will be able to scale up and servcie the community when economic activity improves.  For further details on the Industry Support Package, email COVID19ISP@treasury.gov.au n/a n/a
Queensland Government – $2.5 billion for Workers and Industry The worker and industry support package includes: Up to $500 million to assist workers who lose their job or income with retraining, job-matching and other help to transition into jobs in the industries that are vital to get Queensland through this crisis – such as health care, agriculture, food production, transport, cleaning and mining. Various Ongoing
Queensland Government – Immediate Industry Recovery Package

A $27.25 million package has been announced to provide immediate assistance to help Queensland manage the impacts of the COVID-19 (coronavirus). 

A broad range of initiatives are available to assist and support business.  It also promotes Queensland through marketing and media activities; and provides counselling and support to businesses and students.  Follow the link for further information and resources during this fast-changing environment.

  • Jobs Support Loans;  The loan facility will comprise of low interest loans of up to $250K for carry on finance with an initial 12 month interest free period.
  • Support for small and medium business;  financial workshops, mentoring and a dedicated business a hotline to build resilience, grow and succeed.
  • Payroll Tax Support; you may be able to apply for a relief package to defer lodging.
  • Tourism and Hospitality providers:  waiving of some application fees, renewal fees, daily fees, rebates and deferral of tourism rent payments.
  • Support for fisheries including tropical rock lobster industry.
  • Support for exporters;  $1.1 million ‘Market Ready’ initiative will provide tailored export advice to SMEs on leveraging opportunities in the Chinese online market.
Various Ongoing
Queensland Government – COVID-19 Relief for the Exploration Sector Temporary relief packages and recovery measures for the exploration sector have been put in place in response to COVID-19.  Assistance measures include rent waiver for holders of exploration permits, removal of some application fees and several industry development initiatives have been fast-tracked.  Full details are available via the website. Various Various
Queensland Government – Live Music Venue Support

The Live Music Venue Support program supports Queensland-based live music venues with a track record in presenting original live music that have been significantly impacted by COVID-19.

The program is part of the Queensland Government’s Arts and Cultural Recovery Package of $22.5 million over two years to stabilise Queensland’s arts companies, secure employment for artists and arts workers and deliver COVID-safe cultural experiences for Queensland audiences.

$15,000 to $25,000 When exhausted
Queensland Government – COVID Works for Queensland program

As part of the Queensland Government’s Economic Recovery Strategy: Unite and Recover for Queensland Jobs, on 19 May 2020 the Premier announced $200 million for a COVID Works for Queensland (2020–21 COVID W4Q) program, to be delivered during 2020–21.

The $200 million 2020–21 COVID W4Q program is available to all Queensland councils and is to be used to support the delivery of job creating new infrastructure, maintenance or minor works projects, including the bring-forward of planned/budgeted maintenance or capital works, that are focused on essential services, economic development and community wellbeing outcomes.

Various
Agriculture / Farming / Forestry / Fishing
Organisation
Details
Amount
Closing
Dept of Agriculture and Fisheries  (QLD) Drought Relief Assistance Scheme Up to $40,000 Ongoing
Dept of Agriculture, Water and the Environment – National Farm Safety Education Fund: Improving Farm Safety Practices

Funding will be available to eligible organisations to support projects that result in improved farm safety outcomes nationally.

The objective of the grant opportunity is better and more effective communication to farmers and those that live and work on Australian farms and in related industries, to improve their understanding and take up of the behaviours and practices associated with farm safety.

The grant opportunity will support projects focused on education and capacity building in 2 priority areas:

  • the next generation of farmers
  • industry-endorsed training and continued learning.
Undisclosed 28 Jul 2021
Dept of Home Affairs – Disaster Assist – Tropical Cyclone Niran

Tropical Cyclone Niran and associated low pressure system: 25 February – 3 March 2021
​Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements

The joint Australian, state and territory governments’ Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements (DRFA) provide a range of financial assistance to the natural disaster-declared areas in each state or territory.

For tropical cyclone Niran which impacted parts of North Queensland from 25 February 2021, the available assistance measures include:

Counter disaster operations in the six (6) local government areas of:
Burdekin
Cairns
Cassowary Coast
Hinchinbrook
Palm Island
Yarrabah

Up to $25,000
Arts and Events
Organisation
Details
Amount
Closing
Australian Council for the Arts Various grants with the Australian Council for the Arts Various Ongoing
Arts Queensland Playing Queensland Fund Up to $250,000 Ongoing
Arts Queensland Queensland Arts Showcase Program (QASP) Up to $100,000 Ongoing
Australian Trade and Investment Commission – Business Events Grants

Australian Government announced it would provide $50 million to create the Business Events Grants program. This assistance is part of the $1 billion Relief and Recovery Fund which is providing assistance to sectors, regions and communities disproportionately affected by the economic impacts of COVID-19.

The program will be administered through the Australian Government’s Business Grants Hub, with guidelines developed in consultation with the government and industry stakeholders.

It will empower not only the business events sector, where the required cancellation of events due to COVID-19 has seen a near 100 per cent loss of revenue, but also the broader business community by stimulating high value, multi-day business to business events across multiple sectors of the economy.

Various

Current Round Closed 30 March 2021

Grant will re-open with updated Guidelines

Cairns Regional Council Art and Cultural In-Kind Assistance Grant Up to $5,000 in-kind Ongoing
Dept of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications – Live Music Australia (Round 3) The Live Music Australia program will provide support to the live music sector, with a focus on small to medium venues that support high quality original Australian live music that is professionally staged. It aims to revive business ventures in local suburbs, towns and regions across the country, building capacity for a sustainable live music scene with strong community roots, in all parts of Australia. It is acknowledged that the music industry is facing increased pressures in light of the severe impacts of COVID-19, and that venues may require assistance as they begin to reopen and rebuild. From $5,000.00 to $100,000.00 9 Aug 2021

 

Dept of Veterans Affairs – Saluting Their Service Commemorative Grants Program

The program is designed to preserve Australia’s wartime heritage; involve people around the country in a wide range of projects and activities that highlight the service and sacrifice of Australia’s service personnel in wars, conflicts and peace operations; and promote appreciation and understanding of the experiences of service and the roles that those who served have played in shaping the nation. $10,000 to $150,000 8 Feb 2022
Office for the Arts

Various Australian Government funding opportunties from Dept of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications.

Currently open but not limited to below.  Follow the link for full current listings.

  • Arts Sustainability Fund
  • Australian Lending Right Schemes
  • Restart Investment to Sustain and Expand (RISE)
  • Indigneous Languages and Arts program
  • Show Starter Loan Scheme
  • National Collecting Institutions Touring and Outreach Program
  • Indigenous Contemporary Music
  • Festivals Australia
  • Australian Government International Exhibitions Insurance Program
  • Visions Australia
  • Indigenous Visual Arts Industry Support Program
  • Live Music Australia
  • Community Heritage Grants
  • Maritime Museums of Australia Project Support Scheme
  • National Cultural Heritage Account
Various Various
Phonographic Performance Company of Australia  Performer’s Trust Foundation Grants Up to $5,000 Ongoing
Qld Government  Arts Business Innovation Fund (ABIF) – Various Various Various
Screen Australia Enterprise Business & Ideas funding $200,000 Ongoing
Screen Australia Enterprise People funding Up to $140,000 Ongoing
Screen Australia Generate Development funding Undisclosed Ongoing
Screen Australia  Premium Development funding Undisclosed Ongoing
Screen Australia Screen Story Development Fund Undisclosed Ongoing
Screen Queensland Marketing and Travel Fund $1,000 – $7,500 Ongoing
Screen Queensland Screen Development Investment Up to $25,000 Ongoing
Screen Queensland Production Attraction Program Undisclosed Ongoing
Tourism and Events QLD – Queensland Destination Events Program

The Queensland Destination Events Program (QDEP), formerly the Regional Development Program (RDP), seeks to leverage the crucial link between events and the destinations in which they are staged, extending the flow of the economic, marketing and social benefits of events throughout metropolitan and regional Queensland.

Within this context, the aims and objectives of the QDEP are as follows:

  • Generate local economic activity and development in the host destination
  • Attract external visitation to the destination
  • Drive social and community outcomes for the host destination, noting the important link between community outcomes and economic benefits
  • Enhance the profile and appeal of the host destination
Undisclosed

Ongoing

Round 17 Now Open and Closing 7 Oct 2021

Business / Industry Development / Start Up / Employment / Social Enterprise
Organisation
Details
Amount
 
Closing
Advance Queensland Business Development Fund
Helps to turn ideas into reality with co-investment in Queensland businesses at the forefront of commercialising ground-breaking research or innovations.
Up to $2,500,000 Ongoing
Advance Queensland Life Sciences Catalyst.    Help to accelerate the development of start-ups and SMEs. It provides them with opportunities at all stages of the innovation spectrum and aims to create a unique roadmap with a customised solution for each new idea.  The program, funded by the Government’s Advance Queensland initiative, is open to regional and south-east Queensland start-ups and SMEs in the life sciences sectors that aim to help feed, fuel and heal the world. Undisclosed Ongoing
Advance Queensland – Ignite Ideas Fund

The Ignite Ideas Fund supports Queensland based small to medium businesses that have high-growth potential to undertake commercialisation projects that will:

  • strengthen key industries in Queensland
  • diversify the Queensland economy
  • compete in domestic and global markets
  • engage and/or benefit regional Queensland
  • create new jobs, now and into the future.
  • Viability and scalability beyond completion of the project must be a key long term outcome.
Up to $100,000 22 July 2021
Business.gov.au – Incubator Support – Expert in Residence Incubator Support – Expert in Residence provides incubators with funding to gain new skills and expertise and help start-ups to succeed in international markets. $5,000 to $100,000 Undisclosed
Business Queensland Small Business Grants Schedule Various Ongoing
Business Queensland Business Growth Fund $50,000 Currently Open
Business Queensland Research and Development Tax Incentive Subject to activity Ongoing
Business Queensland

The Queensland Government is delivering a range of programs to support Queenslanders and businesses whose employment has been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Information about the support for jobseekers can be found on the Queensland Government website, with information for businesses available on the Business Queensland website.

$20,000 Youth Boost;  Supporting your decision to hire an eligible young unemployed Queenslander
$20,000 Apprentice and Trainee Boost; Supporting your decision to employ an eligible apprentice or trainee
$15,000 Employer Support;  Supporting your decision to employ an eligible unemployed jobseeker.

Various Undisclosed
Dept of Education, Skills and Employment New Enterprise Incentive Scheme (NEIS) Various Ongoing
Dept of Employment, Skills and Employment – JobActive

Your business may be able to get up to $10,000 (GST inclusive) when you hire an eligible new employee who is either:

15 – 24 years of age
an Indigenous Australian
50 years of age and over
Your business may be able to get up to $6,500 (GST inclusive) when you hire an eligible new employee who is either:

25 – 29 years of age
a principal carer parent
a person registered with an employment services provider for 12 months or more
Wage subsidies are paid by your employment services provider to your business over six months. You can set the payment schedule to suit your needs.

$6,500 to $10,000
Dept of Employment, Small Business and Training – Travel Subsidy Providing travel and accommodation subsidy to eligible apprentices and trainees, who are required to travel at least 100 kmss return to attend off-the-job training for their apprenticeship or traineeship. Various Ongoing
Dept of Employment, Small Business and Training – Back To Work The Queensland Government has announced up to $140 million over four years for a revitalised Back to Work program. Back to Work provides eligible businesses the confidence to employ Queenslanders who have experienced a period of unemployment and helps workers facing disadvantage in the labour market. The revitalised Back to Work program is now available. Employers may still make an application under the current Back to Work program if they employed their eligible employee up to and including 30 June 2021. Various Various
Dept of Industry, Innovation and Science Accelerating Commercialisation provides small and medium businesses, entrepreneurs and researchers with access to expert advice and funding to help get a novel product, process or service to market. Matched to $1 million Ongoing
Dept of Industry, Innovation and Science Cyber-security Small Business Grants Up to $2,100 – 2019/2020 Current round open – close date undisclosed
Cooperative Research Centres (CRC) Grants

The CRC Program supports industry, research and the community in 2 ways:

  • CRC Grants – support medium to long term industry-led collaborative research, for up to 10 years.
  • CRC Projects (CRC-P) grants – support short term, industry-led collaborative research, for up to 3 years.

CRC Grants provide funding for collaborations to solve industry identified problems.

Various

Stage 1 Open 30 June 2021

Closing 24 Aug 2021

Dept of Industry, Innovation and Science Entrepreneurs’ Programme
Accelerating Commercialization / Business Management / Incubator Support / Innovation Connections
Various Ongoing
Dept of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources – Incubator Support Initiative Incubator Support – Expert in Residence supports incubators to increase their capabilities and improve the chance of commercial success for start-ups in international markets by organising and providing access to top quality research, managerial and technical talent through incoming and outgoing secondments of national or international experts. Undisclosed Ongoing
Dept of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources – Incubator Support Initiative Incubator Support – New and Existing Incubators gives incubators the help they need to assist start-ups, through:  delivering high quality services to start-ups to improve their chances of commercial success in international markets including partnering with first-generation migrant and refugee support organisations to assist migrant and refugee founders to establish their business both nationally and internationally assisting start-ups with a regional focus to expand and scale their business. Undisclosed Ongoing
Dept of Trade, Business and Innovation NT Welcome to the Territory Incentives Undisclosed Ongoing
English Family Foundation Igniter Fund – Supporting Social Enterprise Changemakers Up to $100,000 Ongoing
Queensland Rural Adjustment Authority First Start Loan – Commercial Fisher Up to $2 million Ongoing
Westpac – Grants for Social Enterprises Future social enterprise grants will be by invitation only as Westpac currently have multi-year commitments to over 17 employment based social enterprises. We welcome potential funders and organisations who are interested in helping these social enterprises scale to create more employment and training opportunities for vulnerable Australians. Undisclosed Ongoing
Community Services & Development
Organisation
Details
Amount
 
Closing
Attorney-General’s Dept – Legal assistance for people engaging with the National Commissioner for Defence and Veteran Suicide Prevention

The National Commissioner for Defence and Veteran Suicide Prevention (National Commissioner) has been established to inquire into suicides of serving and former Australian Defence Force members.

The Australian Government is funding legal financial assistance to individuals and entities to assist with meeting the costs of legal representation and disbursements associated with engaging with the National Commissioner.

$2,188,000 available Ongoing
 Attorney-General’s Dept Grants to Australian Organisations Program (GAOP)
The objectives of the Grants is to fund suitable activities that relate to, or assist with, the pursuit of an equitable and accessible system of federal civil justice.
$20,00 to $900,000 Ongoing
Attorney-General’s Dept Financial Legal Assistance Schemes Undisclosed Ongoing
Attorney-General’s Dept Native Title Respondent Funding Scheme Undisclosed Ongoing
Australian Communities Foundation Funding Various Various Ongoing
Australia Post For community led, local projects that connect communities to improve mental health and wellbeing. Eligible organisations can apply for funding for equipment, project evaluation, travel costs, IT and more.
BankWest Foundation Easy Grants – Various Up to $1,000 Ongoing
Cairns Regional Council

Community Grants – Various

  • Arts and Cultural
  • Events
  • Regional Events
  • Community Events, Activiteis, Projects and Grants
  • Major Tourism Events
  • Sports Tourism and Recreation
  • Go Clubs
  • Sustainability
Various Ongoing
Cook Shire Council Community, Sponsorship, In-Kind Support program Up to $3,000 Ongoing
Coopers Brewery Foundation General Giving Grants Up to $30,000 Ongoing
Cowboys Leagues Club Donations and Community Requests Undisclosed Ongoing
Dept of Communities, Disability, Services and Seniors (QLD) Financial assistance is available for people in disaster declared areas to help repair their homes and make them secure and safe to live in. Up to $14,685 Ongoing
Dept of Communities, Disability Services and Seniors – QLD Disability Advocacy Program

Queensland Disability Advocacy Program grants are available for organisations to deliver:

  • the first-ever centralised Queensland Disability Advocacy Hub, which will have an important leadership role for advocacy state-wide, including establishing the Queensland Disability Advocacy Network and identifying and escalating systemic issues
  • specialist services providing individual advocacy support for First Nations people with disability; people with disability from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds; and children and young people with disability aged up to 18 years
  • regional individual advocacy support to people with disability across the state on an individual basis.
$5.9 mill available 2 Aug 2021
Dept of Health – Aged Care Workforce Retention To provide eligible aged care providers and agencies with funding to make retention bonus payments to Eligible Aged Care Workers in the residential aged care and Home Care Packages Program. Undisclosed On Demand
Dept of Health – Rural, Regional and Other Special Needs Building Fund Multi-Purpose Services Program Minor Capital

The Multi-Purpose Service (MPS) Program Minor Capital Grant Opportunity is for capital projects that directly relate to the provision of residential care by a MPS.

The objectives of this grant opportunity are to:

  • Improve the service environment to support older people diagnosed with dementia to remain in their communities and increase the availability of and access to dementia-friendly services
  • Improve the aged care service environment and supports of daily living to provide a more homelike, comfortable environment that promotes residents’ independence, dignity and choice reflective of the Aged Care Quality Standards and the MPS Aged Care Module
From $50,000.00 to $600,000.00 11 Aug 2021
Dept of Home Affairs – Safer Communities Fund – Early Intervention Grant This round of the Safer Communities Fund targets organisations with demonstrated experience in providing early intervention activities to youth at high risk to prevent them from engaging in criminal activity or anti-social behaviour. From $200,000.00 to $1,500,000.00

22 Jul 2021

Round Six

Dept of Home Affairs – Safer Communities Fund – Infrastructure Grants This round of the Safer Communities Fund gives schools and pre-schools, places of religious worship, community organisations and local councils grants of up to $500,000 for crime prevention initiatives aimed at reducing crime, violence, anti-social behaviour and/or other security risks driven by racial and/or religious intolerance. From $10,000.00 to $500,000.00

5 Aug 2021

Round 6

Dept of Housing and Public Works Household Resilience Program.    You may be eligible to apply to make specific improvements covered under the program, including: external solid core doors;  external structures; garage doors; over-batten system; roof replacement; window protection. $11,250 Ongoing
Dept of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources – Powering Communities

Provides grants to not-for-profit community organisations to improve their energy efficiency practices and technologies. This aims to reduce energy use, improve energy productivity and reduce carbon emissions.

The program will assist organisations to:

  • upgrade equipment to reduce energy consumption
  • undertake energy management activities and assessments, such as energy systems assessments and feasibility studies
  • invest in energy monitoring and management systems
  • invest in on-site renewable energy and solar-connected batteries.
$5000 to, $12,000 6 Sept 2021
Dept of Veterans’ Affairs Saluting Their Service Commemorative Grants Programme Up to $20,000 Ongoing
Dept of Veterans’ Affairs Veteran and Community Grants Up to $50,000 Ongoing
Ecstra Financial Capability Open Grants
Ecstra’s purpose is “to equip Australians with the support and access to resources they need to make confident money decisions now, and for their financial future.
Up to $3,000 Ongoing
Glencore Community Investment Program Ongoing
Google Advertising Grants Up to $10,000 Ongoing
IGA – Independent Grocers of Australia Community Chest Undisclosed Ongoing
Mareeba Shire Council Community Partnership Program Undisclosed Ongoing
National Australia Bank Pledge of $5 million to support bushfire recovery efforts and provide immediate relief to business and agriculture customers and support longer-term recovery and rebuilding efforts. Up to $2,000 Ongoing
National Australia Bank The NAB Foundation is currently seeking applications for Community Grants. Grants are for projects that help communities prepare for natural disasters, support long-term recovery and build resilience to future disasters. Up to $10,000 30 July 2021
Queensland Government Essential Services Safety and Reconnection Grant Up to $4,200 Ongoing
Queensland Council of Social Services (QCOSS) – Thriving Qld Communities Grants

Neighbourhood and Community Centres across Queensland will share in $1,000,000 under the Thriving Queensland Communities Grants program – Round three 2020. Successful recipients of the one-off grants will run events, deliver projects or purchase equipment to help Queensland communities thrive.

The Queensland Government created the Thriving Queensland Communities Grants, which will award Neighbourhood and Community Centres between $2,000 and $25,000 to help them continue to be vital places where people come together, and where people go when they need support.

$2,000 to $25,000

Ongoing

Round Three

RACQ Drought relief Up to $200,000 Ongoing
Rio Tinto – Western Cape Development Fund The Western Cape Community Development Fund is a formalised partnership program that allows us to partner with our communities of interest to address key social,  environmental and economic challenges and opportunities that result in long-term, sustainable benefits. Undisclosed 2020/2021 Round One Open
Tim Fairfax Family Foundation Rural & Regional Development Grant Over $10,000 Ongoing
Torres Strait Island Regional Council Community Grants $2,000 – $10,000 Ongoing
Universal Charitable Fund (UCF) Small grants with ‘IMPACT’ Up to $2,000 Ongoing
Education / Training / Professional Development
Organisation
Details
Amount
 
Closing
Country Education Foundation (CEF) Rural and Regional – Supports youth in your area through financial grants for education and employment expenses. Our grants contribute towards apprenticeships, traineeships, cadetships, diplomas, certificate level studies, university qualifications or employment. Undisclosed Ongoing
Dept of Education Future Teachers Bursary
To provide financial assistance and fast-track the careers of eligible Year 11 or 12 students who are interested in becoming teachers.
Undisclosed Ongoing
Dept of Education (Qld) Student hostels assistance: Capital and Recurrent grants Undisclosed Ongoing
Dept of Education, Training and the Arts School Subsidy Scheme $50,000 – undisclosed Ongoing
Skilling Australia’s Defence Industry

Providing grants to businesses over three years to help develop defence sector skills and human resources practices and training plans.

The program aims to:

  • reduce barriers faced by Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) in the defence sector when upskilling or retraining staff
  • develop skills within SMEs in the defence sector
  • support SMEs in the defence sector to establish human resources practices and training plans that will build lifelong learning activities into their business.
From $5,000 to $500,000 Ongoing
Dept of Industry, Innovation and Science Grant opportunity is to support Australian students under the age of 18 to attend or participate in STEM related events, activities and competitions in Australia and overseas. $600,000 Ongoing
Dept of Jobs and Small Business Get your business growing Up to $20,000 Ongoing
Institute of Technology for Australia and New Zealand Mentorship from a Philanthropist Undisclosed Ongoing
Sidney Myer Fund / The Myer Foundation Poverty and Disadvantage Small Grants Program Up to $10,000 Ongoing
Emergency / Safety
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Dept of Communities, Disability Services and Seniors (Qld) Essential household contents grant Up to $5,3000 Ongoing
Dept of Communities, Disability Services and Seniors (Qld) Essential services safety and reconnection grant Up to $4,200 Ongoing
Dept of Defence – Strategic Policy Grants Program 2022

The Strategic Policy Grants Program (SPGP) is a mechanism for Defence to support independent research, events and activities to shape the public Australian strategic debate, with a focus on Defence issues, and support and enhance Defence’s strategic policy advice.

Individuals must apply on behalf of the organisation with which they are affiliated, such as a university, not-for-profit organisation, or research institution. Joint applications are welcome, contingent upon any consortium having a lead organisation.

From $10,000 to $3,500,000 22 Aug 2021
Dept of Home Affairs – Regional and Remote Airports Security Awareness Program This program aims to provide transitional support to implement the Screener Accreditation Scheme. We understand that implementing the scheme will have a financial impact for regional and remote airports who run on small profit margins. Funding will end in 2024. Up to $25,000 Ongoing
Dept of Housing and Public Works (Qld) Rental grants Undisclosed Ongoing
Dept of Housing and Public Works (Qld) Sport and Recreation Disaster Recovery Program Up to $20,000 Ongoing
Dept of Infrastructure, Regional Development and Cities Black Spot Program Undisclosed Ongoing
Queensland Government Essential services hardship assistance grant Up to $750 Ongoing
Qld Rural and Industry Development Authority Special Disaster Assistance Recovery Grants – NFP Up to $25,000 Ongoing
Qld Rural and Industry Development Authority Special Disaster Assistance Recovery Grants – Small Business Up to $25,000 Ongoing
Environment / Energy / Water
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Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA)

From research to large-scale deployment, ARENA funding spans the entire innovation chain. We accelerate the affordability of new technologies and build investor confidence in renewable energy projects now and into the future.

Funding streams are currently available for :-

  • Advancing Renewables Program (ARP)  – Ongoing
  • Research and Development  – Subject to Availabilty
  • Clean Energy Innovation Fund – Ongoing

 

Various Various
Dept of Industry, Innovation and Science  Advancing Renewables Program $100,000 – $50m Ongoing
Dept of State Development, Manufacturing, Infrastructure and Planning – Resource Recovery Industry Development Program Supports the Government’s goal to make Queensland a world leader in recovery projects. It provides funding to Queensland’s resource recovery industries through support for projects and initiatives that divert waste from landfill, reduce stockpiling and create jobs.
Funding is available to local governments, established businesses and not-for-profits looking to use proven resource recovery technologies to improve existing operations or bring significant new facilities to Queensland. Applications are also welcome from consortia offering integrated supply chain solutions.
Various Various
Energy Consumers Australia – CEO Grants

To support and accommodate advocate engagement in government, regulatory and or industry decision making processes, recognising the need for consumers to respond within short timeframes.

The applicant must be proposing to undertake a work program, or participate in engagement, that:

  • Builds knowledge and/or sectoral capacity supporting policy development and consumer education in the National Energy Market.
  • Supports energy advocacy, which is designed to influence or create change that improves the long- term outcomes of electricity and gas consumers.
  • Considers how the project or engagement will achieve impact or influence.
Up to $15,000 2 Sept 2021
The Norman Wettenhall Foundation Small Environment Grants Scheme $1,000 – $10,000 Various
Roddenberry Foundation Catalyst Fund $2,500 – $15,000 Ongoing
Export / Manufacturing
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Austrade – Export Market Development Grant (EMDG)

The EMDG program now provides upfront funding certainty so you know how much you will receive over the life of your grant agreement (2 or 3 years) and you can plan your promotional activities with confidence.

Small to medium enterprise (SME) exporters can apply for 3 different grants over 8 years (not necessarily consecutively) for eligible promotional activities.

Grants are available in 3 stages, called tiers. Each tier provides a different level of support to SMEs as they grow their export markets:

Tier #1 – Ready to export

Tier #2 – Expanding

Tier #3 – Expanding and strategic shift

Max. $150K per financial year

Current Round

Open 1 July 2021

Closing 30 Nov 2021

Dept of Foreign Affairs and Trade – Australian Cultural Diplomacy Grants Program (ACDGP) 2021-2022

The key aim of cultural diplomacy is sustained purposeful engagement to promote Australia’s cultural and creative industries overseas; to establish networks; and support ongoing collaborations and exchange.

Cultural diplomacy shows our core values and promotes Australia as an innovative, creative, diverse and tolerant nation; and as an attractive place to live, work, study, and invest.

The objectives of the grant opportunity are to:

• support the economic and social recovery efforts of the Australian creative industry sector

• promote Australia’s economic, artistic and cultural assets to an international audience

• influence perceptions of Australia at home and aboard

• build people-to-people and/or institutional links internationally

• leverage existing partnerships and foster engagement with key stakeholders in line with DFAT’s 2017 Foreign Policy White Paper (dfat.gov.au)

From $10,000 to $60,000 25 Aug 2021
Dept of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources – Manufacturing Strategy – Supply Chain Resilience Initiative (SCRI)

The Supply Chain Resilience Initiative provides up to $2 million to establish or scale a manufacturing capability or a related activity to address supply chain vulnerabilities for a critical product or input identified in the Sovereign Manufacturing Capability Plan.

The program aims to:

  • improve Australia’s resilience to future supply chain shocks
  • facilitate diversification of supply options and increase investment in the economy
  • enable diversification into export markets and reduce reliance on domestic markets
  • improve collaboration between domestic and international manufacturers and suppliers
  • mitigate supply chain risks for critical products
  • enhance visibility and transparency of the supply chain for critical products
  • accelerate digitalisation and deeper integration of technology
  • optimise supply chain performance.
From $50,000 to $2,000,000 12 Aug 2021
Dept of State Development, Infrastructure, Local Government and Planning (QRMF) and Dept of Agriculture, Water and the Environment (RMF) – Recycling Modernisation Fund

The Queensland Recycling Modernisation Fund (QRMF) is a joint initiative supported by the Queensland and Australian Governments to invest in new infrastructure that sorts, processes, recycles and remanufactures waste streams subject to ban from export. The key outcome sought through the QRMF is acceleration of projects that address critical infrastructure gaps in Queensland’s waste management and resource recovery industries.

Projects should contribute to moving Queensland towards a circular economy by adding value to waste resources and retaining them where possible within local economies.

The QRMF is focused on attracting private sector investment in new infrastructure with a focus on these waste streams:

  • waste plastic
  • mixed and unsorted paper and cardboard
  • unprocessed glass, in a whole or broken state (both formed packaging and flat sheet glass) and
  • whole used tyres, including baled tyres.
  • improving sorting, processing, recycling and remanufacturing of waste
  • facilitating waste avoidance, landfill diversion (including stockpile diversion/reduction) and recycling activities
  • creating economic development opportunities particularly in regional areas
  • creating job development opportunities particularly in regional areas
  • building a stronger onshore recycling industry by developing new domestic markets for recycled materials
  • addressing Queensland’s regional and remote waste challenges where possible.
Undisclosed 7 Sept 2021
Health & Wellbeing
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Dept of Health – Federation of Ethnic Communities Councils of Australia

FECCA will administer grants of $2500, $3500 or $5000 to groups or organisations to fund short-term, one-off, communication and outreach projects that aim to achieve the following objectives:

  • Address barriers to accessing information on COVID-19 and the vaccination program
  • Provide the opportunity for communities to identify and respond to issues and concerns surrounding COVID-19 and the vaccination program
  • Provide accurate and culturally relevant information on the COVID-19 Vaccination Program
  • Foster commu29 Octnity involvement and participation
  • Encourage partnerships among community organisations
$2500 – $5000 31 Jan 2022
Dept of Health – Residential Aged Care COVID-19 Employee Vaccination Support Grant The Residential Aged Care Employee Support Grant seeks to support the Residential Aged Care Sector (the Sector) in ensuring that all staff within a residential aged care facility are able to receive the COVID-19 vaccine whilst minimising the financial impact on the residential aged care provider and the individual employee. The program will contribute towards costs incurred by eligible residential aged care providers (Providers) supplying or facilitating COVID-19 vaccinations for staff.   Three categories of funding are available. $11 mil available 29 Oct 2021
Heritage / History
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Dept of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications – National Cultural Heritage The National Cultural Heritage Account (the Account) grant program assists Australian cultural organisations to acquire significant cultural heritage objects. The Account helps to retain and protect Australia’s cultural heritage for future generations and provide public access to important objects that tell a story about our cultural identity. $500,000 available Ongoing
Indigenous and Torres Strait Islander
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Advance Queensland – Deadly Deals Supports targeted Indigenous businesses and innovators to undertake the next step in the development of a product, process or service to market. Up to $100,000 Ongoing
Aboriginal Benefits Foundation Grants $500 – $5,000 Ongoing
CAGES Foundation  Community grants for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children Undisclosed Ongoing
Dept of Science, Information Technology and Innovation Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander PhD Scholarships Up to $120,000 Ongoing
Dept of Industry, Innovation and Science Indigenous Advancement Strategy Undisclosed Ongoing
Dept of the Prime Minister & Cabinet Community led Grants for Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander people, communities and service providers Various Ongoing
Dept of the Prime Minister & Cabinet PBC Capacity Building Funding for Native Title Corporations Undisclosed Ongoing
Dept of the Prime Minister & Cabinet  Tailored assistance Employment Grants Undisclosed Ongoing
Indigenous Native Food Program

Native foods, the staple of Indigenous people’s diets for more than 80,000 years, are gaining popularity in the commercial food sector, nationally and globally.

The Indigenous Native Food Program (INFP) program is a partnership between the Department of State Development, Tourism and Innovation (DSDTI) and the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries (DAF) to explore commercial opportunities for scalable Indigenous native foods businesses.

New opportunities will be created, allowing innovative businesses to be led and managed by Indigenous people.

The program is a pilot project that aims to:

  • support growth in the native food industry in Queensland
  • help diversify the Queensland economy
  • engage and benefit regional Queensland
  • create new jobs or career pathways for Indigenous people and communities
  • create marketable outcomes for Queensland Indigenous businesses.

If you think you meet the eligibility criteria, you can register your interest by completing the INFP application form by emailing to infp@daf.qld.gov.au

Pilot Program Undisclosed
Screen Australia Indigenous Travel Grants Up to $6,000 Ongoing
Screen Australia Indigenous Internships – This program is designed to assist the career development of talented filmmakers who can demonstrate a strong commitment to a career in the film industry. This is not an entry-level scheme. Up to $10,000 Ongoing
International
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Global Innovation Fund

The Global Innovation Fund (GIF) invests in the development, rigorous testing, and scaling of innovations targeted at improving the lives of the world’s poorest people.    Through grants, loans (including convertible debt) and equity investments ranging from $50,000 to $15 million, GIF back innovations with the potential for social impact at a large scale such as new technologies, business models, policy practices, technologies or behavioural insights.

GIF support innovators at all stages of their life cycle, from start-up and pilot-testing through to larger scale implementation. The innovations can be located in any developing country and can focus on any sector relevant to international development, provided they improve the lives of those living on less than $5 a day.

Undisclosed Ongoing
Wallace Global Fund Grants Undisclosed Ongoing
Media / Communications
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Community Broadcasting Foundation Ltd Emergency Grants Up to $10,000 Ongoing
Community Broadcasting Foundation Ltd Quick Response Grants Up to $10,000 Ongoing
Dept of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications – Mobile Network Hardening Program – Stage 2 The Mobile Network Hardening Program (the Program) will increase the resilience of Australia’s mobile telecommunication networks to help prevent, mitigate and manage outages during bushfires and other natural disasters. The two-stage Program is providing grants to deploy upgrades to mobile telecommunications infrastructure. $5,500,000 available 29 Jul 2021
Regional Development / Rural
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Business Queensland Back on Track Roadshow
Our Back on Track roadshow is travelling across North and Far North Queensland to help small businesses recover, rebuild and prosper.
Various Various
RACQ Drought Relief Up to $200,000 Ongoing
Queensland Rural and Industry Development Authority Providing low interest loans to assist you into primary production. Up to $2,000,000 Ongoing
Dept of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications The LRCI Program Phase 2 aims to continue to assist a community-led recovery from COVID-19 by supporting local jobs, firms, and procurement. It expected that councils will use local businesses and workforces to deliver projects under the LRCI Program where possible to ensure stimulus funding flows into local communities. $14,596.00 to $40,769,886.00 31 Dec 2021
Dept of State Development – Regional Manufacturing Hubs Grant Program To support the growth of regional manufacturers, $30 million has been invested into regional Manufacturing Hubs in Cairns, Townsville and Rockhampton. Each hub will provide a place for local manufacturing businesses to receive expert advice and support to transition to advanced manufacturing through world-leading technologies.  The hubs have strong links with local universities, schools and TAFE Queensland to develop a workforce with strong skills in science, technology, engineering and maths.  Advice and assistance available at the hubs include:  Business development programs;  Skills development and training programs;  Awareness of advanced manufacturing. Up to $4.5 million Ongoing to June 2022
Medical / Science / Research & Technology
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Advancing Women in STEM

This program was announced under the National Innovation and Science Agenda and is part of the Australian Government’s commitment to Advancing Women in STEM.

The program supports investment in gender equity initiatives that aim for lasting systemic change by eliminating barriers for women’s participation in STEM education and careers, and entrepreneurship.

This program was announced under the National Innovation and Science Agenda and is part of the Australian Government’s commitment to Advancing Women in STEM.

The program supports investment in gender equity initiatives that aim for lasting systemic change by eliminating barriers for women’s participation in STEM education and careers, and entrepreneurship.

For this round, up to $2 million is available from 2020-21 to 2021-22 for grants between $5,000 to $250,000 to:

• increase awareness and participation of girls and women in STEM education and careers

• increase awareness and participation of girls and women in other parts of the innovation ecosystem including innovative businesses, start-ups and entrepreneurial activities and careers

• stimulate an increase in the number of women in senior leadership and decision making positions in government, research organisations, industry and businesses.

Australian Research Council – Linkage Projects 2021 To facilitate successful collaboration between higher education institutions and other parts of the innovation system, there will be three assessment rounds for Linkage Projects for funding applied for in 2021, and funding outcomes will be recommended to the Minister within six months of the application closing date for each round. From $50,000.00 to $300,000.00 16  Dec 2021
Dept of Industry, Innovation & Science  CSIRO Kick-Start $10,000 – $50,000 Ongoing
Dept of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources – Australia India Strategic Research Fund – Collaborative Research Projects – Round 14

The AISRF provides grants for collaborative research projects with Indian partners. For Round 14 of the AISRF, your project must involve research in focused priority area and must be mutually beneficial for Australia and India.

Round 14 Priority Areas

Your project must be in a priority area, the priority areas for Round 14 of AISRF are:

Indo-Australian Science & Technology Fund (administered by DST in India)

  • Quantum technologies
  • Earth observation remote sensing
  • Groundwater resources management
  • Downstream processing, recycling and tailings reclamation of critical minerals.

Indo-Australian Biotechnology Fund (administered by DBT in India)

  • COVID-19 long-term health impacts
  • Infection prevention and control
  • Digital health and telemedicine
  • Biomaterials (including bioplastics).
From $500,000 to $1,000,000

Round 14

31 Aug 2021

Institute of Technology for Australia and New Zealand Data Science Strategy Undisclosed Ongoing
Institute of Technology for Australia and New Zealand Match Funds and Website Grants Undisclosed to $1,000 Ongoing
Life Sciences Qld / Advance Qld  Life Sciences Catalyst Program Undisclosed Ongoing
National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) – NHMRC-NIHR Collaborative Research Grant Scheme 2021 priorities for funding 2022 – 3 Rounds The NHMRC-NIHR Collaborative Research Grant scheme (NHMRC-NIHR scheme) supports Australian participation and collaboration in leading international collaborative research through the United Kingdom’s National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Health Technology Assessment (HTA) Programme. The HTA Programme funds independent research about the effectiveness, costs and broader impact of healthcare treatments and tests. $3 mill available 25 Jul 2021
National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) – Clinical Trials and Cohort Studies Grants 2021 for funding mid-2022 Objectives of the Clinical Trials and Cohort Studies Grant scheme is to support high-quality clinical trials and cohort studies that address important gaps in knowledge, leading to relevant and implementable findings for the benefit of human health. This grant opportunity is open to research proposals for clinical trials and/or cohort studies of any size – that is, they may be large or small clinical trials or cohort studies. Available $70 mil 25 Aug 2021
Sports & Recreation
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Australian Sports Commission Local Sporting Champions program Up to $500 Ongoing
Australian Sports Commission Whether you are looking to register your school and apply for funding, or if you are a teacher looking to deliver sporting activities in your school, you can join Sporting Schools and access more than 35 national sporting organisations (NSOs) to help your school community get moving. Various Ongoing
Queensland Government Sport and Recreation Disaster Recovery Program Up to $20,000 Ongoing
Tourism & Travel
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Austrade – Supporting Australia’s Exhibiting Zoos and Aquariums

The Program will provide assistance to eligible exhibiting zoos, aquariums and wildlife parks to help sustain these important tourism attractions at a time when tourism turnover has been impacted by travel restrictions and social distancing measures designed to limit the spread of COVID-19.

The objective of the Program is to assist eligible exhibiting zoos, aquariums and wildlife parks to maintain their animal populations by assisting with animal welfare costs such as feed, enclosure, health and other specialised care and utilities directly related to the housing and caring for animals.

$94,600,000 total available 30 Sept 2021
Queensland Government – State Development, Tourism and Innovation – COVID-19 Tourism Adaption Grant

Queensland’s tourism businesses will be supported to pivot to a domestic market or hibernate until international markets reopen.

The $5 million COVID-19 International Tourism Adaptation Grant program is a key element of the Queensland Economic Recovery Strategy: Unite and Recover for Queensland Jobs to help accelerate the State’s recovery from COVID-19.

This funding boost aims to support regional Queensland tourism businesses that have suffered losses of income because of the international travel restrictions as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The tourism business headquarters must be located in Queensland and primarily operate outside the Greater Brisbane Area of Brisbane City Council, Redlands City Council, Logan City Council, Ipswich City Council and Moreton Bay Regional Council boundaries.

Grants from a minimum of $2,000 to a maximum of $10,000 (excluding GST) are available to tourism businesses in regional Queensland who can demonstrate they have suffered losses of income because of the international travel restrictions.

The key objectives of the COVID-19 International Tourism Adaptation Grant program are to assist tourism businesses to:

  • pivot their product, service and/or marketing to a domestic tourism market
  • meet operating costs while the business hibernates until international markets reopen.
Until exhausted Until exhausted
Women, Youth & Children
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Country Women’s Association Qld  Public Rural Crisis Fund: Drought, flood, fire and family crisis support Up to $5,000 Ongoing
Courier-Mail  Children’s Fund Various Ongoing
Dept of Defence Defence Family Support Funding Program $2,000 – $75,000 Ongoing
Dept of Education and Training Community Child Care Fund Special Circumstances Grant Undisclosed Ongoing
Dept of Education, Skills and Employement Providing free or low-fee courses to learn skills for jobs in demand.  If you are aged 17-24 or out of work, study with JobTrainer.  Courses are being rolled out on a state-by-state basis. Undisclosed Ongoing
Dept of Justice and Attorney-General – Investing in Queensland Women Grants

One-off grant 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

And help achieve the objectives of either:

  • the Queensland Women’s Strategy 2016–21 and inspire and encourage the Queensland community to respect women, embrace gender equality and promote and protect the rights, interests and wellbeing of women and girls
  • the Third Action Plan of Queensland’s Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Strategy 2016-2026 to reduce domestic and family violence reoffending, including working with perpetrators and/or with victim–survivors, or
  • Prevent. Support. Believe. Queensland’s Framework to address Sexual Violence to ensure everyone lives free of the fear, threat or experience of sexual violence.
Up to $15,000 31 July 2021
Matana Foundation Young People Grant Program Up to $10,000 Ongoing
Young Pink Sisters Young Pink Sisters have established a charity for the sole purpose of providing immediate financial assistance and relief to those who are struggling to meet the financial demands of their treatment. The funds come from donations and fundraising events and, as we are a not-for-profit organisation, 100 per cent of the money raised goes to helping women in need. Undisclosed Ongoing