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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General Community Foundations

Australian Communities Foundation

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

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

Good2Give workplace giving registration

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)


Corporate Sponsorship

Wesfarmers sponsorship

Caltex sponsorship

Department of Communities,Child Safety and Disability Services sponsorship

NAB Impact Investment Readiness Fund

Coles sponsorship

Woolworths sponsorship

Bunnings sponsorship


Scholarships and Subsidised Training

Scholarships for not-for-profits

Sydney Leadership Program scholarships

Certificate III Guarantee

Mentor the Treasurer Program


Young people

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

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

Courier-Mail Children's Fund

Child Care Community Support Program

Whole kids small seeds

Industry Skills Fund - Youth Stream (until June 2016)


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 Consumer Advocacy Panel Grants Program

Energy Consumers Australia CEO Grants Program (up to $10,000)

Energy Consumers Australia Advocacy and Research Grants

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 Grants

Department of Communities Grants

Department of Social Service Grants

QLD Social Service Investment Portal




Donations of Goods/Services

Connecting Up's Technology Donation Program

Digital Enterprise Program

Google AdWords for Nonprofits


Assistance for employers

Wage subsidies for employees with a disability

Support for Australian Apprentices with a disability

Restart Wage Subsidy for older Australians

Fuel tax credits


Concessions and rebates for clients

Cost of living concessions

The Medical Cooling and Heating Electricity Concession Scheme 

Australian Lions Children's Mobility Foundation

Visual Independence Foundation

Rental grants

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) 

Get started vouchers (youth)


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