Applications for the QCF General Fund 2019 grant round are now open. Mid-tier organisations promoting social cohesion and fostering community integration, primarily in the arts, the environment including but not limited to drought, and indigenous languages may be eligible to apply for a grant up to a maximum of $30,000.
QCF’s grant making from the General Fund focuses on ORGANISATIONAL capacity building assisting charities develop their structures, systems, people and skills in order to deliver improved outcomes.
Typically, capacity building focuses on education and training, recruiting, maintaining or recognising volunteers, information technology support systems, and planning and governance which may include strategic plans, constitution reviews or board appraisals.
Each year the Board of Governors makes recommendation to the Trustee regarding the area of focus. For example; homelessness, domestic violence, youth, early childhood.
The following will NOT be funded:
- Projects that have already commenced or where your organisation has committed expenditure prior to the notification date.
- Event or conference sponsorship, prizes or award ceremonies
- General operating expenses – funding will not cover expenses such as salaries for existing staff, electricity, lease/rent payments, telephone, uniforms etc that are part of the organisation’s ongoing expenses
- Debt payment