Ongoing funding sources

The following is a regularly updated list of ongoing funds that are relevant to community and social service organisations in Queensland.

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Last Updated: September 2018


General Community Foundations

Youngcare's At Home Care Grants

Australian Communities Foundation

Gandel Philanthropy Community Grants (up to $40,000)

Myer Foundation Poverty and Disadvantage Grants (up to $10,000)

Woolworths Community Support

Coles Community Initiatives

QBE Foundation (up to $10,000)

Brisbane Broncos Charities Fund

Coopers Foundation (up to $30,000)

Slater and Gordon Community Fund (up to $10,000)

Cadbury Fundraising Community Grants (up to $800)

Honda Foundation

Harcourts Foundation (up to $20,000)

QLD Destination Events Funding

IGA Community Chest

Vincent Fairfax Family Foundation (up to $5 million)

ANZ Community Grants

AMP's Tomorrow Fund

Queensland Rail Community Partnering Program


Corporate Sponsorship

Wesfarmers sponsorship

Caltex sponsorship

Department of Communities,Child Safety and Disability Services sponsorship

NAB Impact Investment Readiness Fund

Coles sponsorship

Woolworths sponsorship


Scholarships and Subsidised Training

Scholarships for not-for-profits

Sydney Leadership Program scholarships

Certificate III Guarantee


Young people

Myer Foundation Education Grants (up to $10,000)

Matana Foundation for Young People (up to $10,000)

Courier-Mail Children's Fund

Whole Kids: Small Seeds


Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander

Aboriginal Benefit Foundation (up to $5,000)

Business Development and Assistance Program for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people

Human Rights Innovation Fund (up to $8,000)


Specific Causes

Wicking Trust (Alzheimers) ($100,000+)

Blum Foundation (Polish community) (up to $5,000)

Energy Consumers Australia Grants Program

Queensland Arts Showcase Program

Emergency Relief Funding

Aged Person's Welfare Foundation


Locally Based Grant Programs

Lord Mayor's Suburban Initiative Fund (Brisbane)

Brisbane City Council Community Grants (Brisbane)

Cowboys Community Fund (Townsville)

Townsville Community Grants (Townsville)

Cairns Community Grants (Cairns)

Torres Strait Regional Council (Torres Strait Islands)

Isaac Regional Council (North Queensland)

Tablelands Regional Council (Tablelands)

Mackay Community Grants (Mackay)

Gladstone Community Grants (Gladstone)

Rockhampton Community Assistance Program (Rockhampton)

Fraser Coast Regional Council Grants (Fraser Coast)

Bundaberg Community Grants (Bundaberg)

Red Earth Community Foundation (South Burnett)

Iwasaki Foundation (Central Queensland)

Scenic Rim Regional Council (South West Queensland)

Toowomba Community Grants (Toowoomba)

Ipswich City Council Community Grants (Ipswich)

Redland City Council Community Grants (Redlands)

Sunshine Coast Council Grants (Sunshine Coast)

Gympie Regional Council (Sunshine Coast)

Noosa Regional Council (Sunshine Coast)

June Caravan Foundation (Sunshine Coast)

Moreton Bay Regional Council Community Grants (Moreton Bay)

Logan Community Grants (Logan)

Gold Coast Community Support (Gold Coast)

Titans Community Foundation (Gold Coast)

The Tim Fairfax Foundation (Regional, Rural and Remote - over $10,000)


Government Grant Listings

Australian Government Business Grants

Queensland Government Department of Communities Grants

Australian Government Department of Social Service Grants

Queensland Government Social Service Investment Portal




Donations of Goods/Services

Connecting Up's Technology Donation Program

Google AdWords for Nonprofits


Assistance for employers

Australian Government Wage subsidies for employees with a disability

Australian Government Support for Australian Apprentices with a disability

Australian Government 'Restart' Wage Subsidy for older Australians

Australian Government Fuel Tax Credits


Concessions and rebates for clients

Queensland Government Cost of living concessions

The Medical Cooling and Heating Electricity Concession Scheme 

Australian Lions Children's Mobility Foundation

Visual Independence Foundation

Queensland Government Rental grants

Queensland Government Bond loans

National Rental Affordability Scheme

Essential Household Contents Grant and Structural Assistance Grant (Community Recovery)

Centrelink Crisis Payment

Centrelink Special Benefit

Telstra Disability Equipment Program

Smoke Alarm Subsidy Scheme

Youngcare Home Soon grants (up to $20,000) 

Queensland Government Get started (Youth) vouchers 


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