Opportunities for individuals and sporting organisations to receive funding through Sport Australia.
Volunteer Grants aim to support the efforts of Australia’s volunteers providing small amounts of funding that organisations and community groups can use to support volunteer programs.
To help community organisations with energy generation, efficiency, equipment upgrades and storage projects (solar, generator systems, batteries etc). Community organisations can apply for a grant of up to $12,500 with no co-contribution required.
The Minor Infrastructure Program is now open for funding for infrastructure projects that enhance community participation opportunities through the provision of spaces that are:
- safe – reduced exposure to health and safety risk
- quality- meeting standard required for community level participation
- efficient – more efficient use of the places and spaces (can be used by more people, cater for more activities, be used for longer hours)
- inclusive and accessible – enhancing usability of places and spaces and ensuring no one is excluded from participation.
The Gambling Community Benefit Fund (GCBF) provides not-for-profit groups operating in Queensland with the opportunity to apply for grants from $500 to $35,000. The fund allocates grants to not-for-profit community groups, to enhance their capacity to provide services, leisure activities and opportunities for Queensland communities. Applications are now closed.
Get Playing Places and Spaces provides funding, up to $150,000, for infrastructure development so that more Queenslanders can be involved in sport and active recreation.
The program provides funding of $2,000 to assist not-for-profit local and regional sport and active recreation organisations re-establish their operations in a COVID-safe environment. Funding is available for equipment, training and operational expenses.
South East Queensland
Brisbane City Council’s Lord Mayor’s Community Fund (previously known as the Lord Mayor’s Suburban Initiative Fund) supports community projects that build stronger communities in Brisbane. Applications for the 2022-23 financial year are now open. Applications will close at midnight on Friday 16 June 2023, or when each ward had spent their allocated budget (whichever occurs first).The minimum grant is $250 (goods and services tax (GST exclusive) and the maximum is $10,000 (GST exclusive) per organisation.
The program is funded by Council and is provided as a free service to invited community organisations (clubs) who lease facilities from Council. Clubs invited to the program are supported through identifying and implementing practical options to improve their water and energy management, which can help to reduce maintenance costs. Express interest today in taking part in the program.
The Brisbane Airport Community Giving Fund provides cash grants to community groups, organisations and schools working hard to make our city and Queensland a better place. Twice a year, BAC calls for applications to provide grants for projects that provide sporting opportunities to communities.
Logan City Council
Each financial year the Council allocates a budget for the Community Benefit Fund (CBF) to meet requests for financial help from eligible community organisations for a community purpose. This fund is available for community purpose to encourage participation in community life and foster social cohesion.
Our Active people – club equipment program helps clubs and organisations to buy the equipment they need for training and game days. The Active People – Maintenance funding is open for clubs and organisation to assist with high-priority maintenance projects. Opens 1st September 2022.
Moreton Bay Regional Council
This grant provides funding to community organisations to support local community, cultural, sporting and environmental projects and initiatives benefiting the Moreton Bay Region. Maximum funding of $3,000 per application, up to a maximum of $5,000 per financial year. Opens April 30.
Donations to the Buderim Foundation are pooled and carefully invested and income from the investments is used to make grants available to not-for-profit community organisations that provide a service to residents in the 4556 postcode area.
This program offers up to three years of funding to not-for-profit community organisations who have maintenance responsibility of community sports fields throughout the Sunshine Coast Local Government Area. The intent of this program is to partner with sporting organisations to maintain their facilities to competition level. Organisations will be supported by council’s Parks Community Sports Field Officer.
Minor Grants support not-for-profit organisations to deliver one-off projects, events and activities with broad community benefit. Applications must align to a specific grant category as detailed in the guidelines. Various funding rounds are available throughout the year.
Ipswich City Council
Through the Major and Minor Funding Program, council supports organisations to deliver one-off projects, events and activities for the benefit of the Ipswich local government area. The program provides financial assistance to a broad range of community organisations to assist them to deliver projects which respond to the strategies outlined in council’s strategic plan, Advance Ipswich.
Funding and/or in-kind assistance to help not-for-profit and incorporated organisations to support new facilities and upgrades of facilities to benefit the community. Organisations may apply for a grant to cover between 50% to 90%* of the funding gap (total project cost excluding GST less other external grant sources) up to a maximum of $150,000. Applications open 1 July and close 1 August for Round 2.
Southern Downs Regional Council
Council provides financial assistance to local not-for-profit organisations to support them in delivering projects that will provide a broad benefit to communities across the Southern Downs Region. Funding is capped at $5,000 per applicant with Round 2 opens from the 1st Feb.
Council are committed to supporting local and regional initiatives that provide opportunities for residents to access and participate in a wide range of recreational, cultural, environmental, community and economic development projects and activities. Community groups are invited to make application for funding and assistance via Council’s Community Grants Program. Applications are received throughout the year and are assessed quarterly, with closing dates being the last working day of January, April, July and October.
Central Highlands Regional Council
Provide assistance to local community group/organisations making positive contributions to the quality of life in the local government area. Up to $5,000 for organisations providing organised sport and recreation activities. Applications close 5pm, 28 February 2023.
Gladstone Regional Council
Sport & Recreation Operations funding is to provide support for the operation of the region’s sporting organisations and active recreation groups (e.g., equipment purchases, training and education, participation initiatives, programs that contribute to health and vitality, and planning).
Livingstone Community Grants
The Livingstone Community Grants provide funding to community groups and sporting clubs to deliver innovative projects and programmes that increase their capacity and resilience and respond to community needs. The current round provides up to $5,000 for not-for-profit community groups and sporting clubs.
Rockhampton Regional Council
Rockhampton Regional Council is committed to supporting the delivery of projects/events within the Rockhampton Local Government Area that contribute to our broader community, environment and the economy. Council offers assistance to eligible organisations through eight categories of funding. Round 2 funding closes 27 February 2023.
Charters Towers Regional Council
Charters Towers Regional Council is committed to assisting not-for-profit community organisations to deliver activities/programs/services of an artistic, cultural, recreational, sporting or other community related pursuit by providing grants in an equitable and accountable manner. A limit of up to $5,000 maximum in monetary value and/or in-kind support may be requested. Opens May 2022.
Burdekin Shire Council
The Community Grants Program is a wonderful initiative which enables Council to provide support to community and sporting groups of up to $5,000.
Hinchinbrook Shire Council
The Hinchinbrook Shire Council recognises the value in providing support to such community activities and offers quarterly grants throughout the year to help support local community groups. Opens 4 April 2022.
City of Townsville
Townsville City Social Grants and Partnerships provide funding and in-kind support to help build a vibrant, liveable city for everyone. Applications can be submitted for $5,000 and under, more than $5,000 and partnerships from $25,000 anytime.
RACQ Community Sponsorships program has supported over 50 organisations, businesses, clubs, associations and charities across Queensland, funding local initiatives. Funding for up to $4,000 is available with two intakes per year.
Inland Rail offer funding between $1000–$4000 for individuals and organisations in regional areas along the Inland Rail route that contribute to local and regional prosperity, well-being and sustainability.
The grants program encourages grassroots groups across our regions (Moreton Bay, Sunshine Coast and Noosa) to apply for grants of up to $5,000 to support initiatives and projects that will have a positive impact on local communities and contribute to keeping them healthy.
Funding opportunities for local sporting clubs to provide lasting benefits to the local community and upgrade equipment to more energy efficient models.