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Grants and funding

What is a grant?

A grant is a payment made to a person or organisation for a specific purpose or project. We provide many grants, including some specifically for young people.

For example, you could apply for a grant to help you:

  • compete in a state or national sports championship by subsiding the cost of your travel and accommodation
  • pay for transport to attend school if you live in an area with a limited student population
  • tour regional and remote Queensland with your band
  • pay for your education expenses while you study teaching at university.

Who can get a grant?

Grants can be for individuals or organisations. To be considered for a grant, you will first need to meet a set of criteria. Each grant will have different criteria for who can apply and how the money can be spent.

For most Queensland Government grants, you will need to be an Australian citizen or permanent resident. There are some exceptions, so please check the criteria for each grant.

To apply for a grant, you will usually have to write an application about why you need the grant and/or what you will spend the money on. It is important you read the grant information carefully to see what you need to do. Remember to check the closing date.

What grants are available?

Queensland Government grants

Find and apply for Queensland Government grants.

Other grants

Local government grants

Contact your local council to find out what grants they offer. For example, Brisbane City Council provides grants for community groups and non-profit organisations.

Australian Government grants

Provides funding and support to arts and cultural organisations and individual artists, as well as to businesses.

Funding Centre

A great place to get information on grants and fundraising in Australia. The website and associated tools and newsletters are an initiative of Our Community, a world-leading social enterprise that provides advice, tools and training for Australia’s community groups, as well as services for business, government and the general public.

Philanthropy Australia

The national peak body for philanthropy and a not-for-profit membership organisation. They offer representation, networking, services and information to members and others in the not-for-profit sector.

Screen Australia

Offers funds for the development, production and marketing of Australian screen content, as well as for the development of Australian talent and screen production businesses.

How to write a grant application

There's no secret to writing a successful grant application, but there are some things that you can do to improve your chances of getting funding.

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Last updated:
15 November 2016

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