Disaster Assistance




Disaster Assistance for Non-profit organisations

Eligible to:    Not-for-profits 

Funding:       $0 - $105,000

Round:          Ongoing

The objective of this assistance measure, provided under the disaster recovery funding arrangements, is to support communities to recover after an eligible disaster.

The Disaster Assistance Loans Scheme provides concessional loans to non-profit organisations whose assets have been significantly damaged as a direct result of an eligible disaster.

Non-profit organisations whose assets have been significantly damaged as a direct result of an eligible disaster may be able to access low interest loans of up to $100,000.

Loans are provided for re-establishing the normal operations of the non-profit organisation.

What assistance is available?

Loan funds are provided to re-establish normal operations, this includes:

  • repairing or replacing damaged plant and equipment 
  • repairing or restoring essential premises, including – grounds, amenities and infrastructure 
  • supplying stock for up to one month to replace lost stock and maintain liquidity of the organisation 

Loan funds are not provided to compensate for loss of income suffered as a result of the disaster.


Disaster Assistance (Essential Working Capital) Loans for non-profits

Eligible to:    Not-for-profits 

Funding:       $0 - $100,000

Round:          Ongoing

The objective of this assistance measure, provided under the disaster recovery funding arrangements, is to support communities to recover after an eligible disaster.

The Essential Working Capital Loans Scheme provides concessional loans to non-profit organisations who have suffered a significant loss of income as a result of an eligible disaster.

Loans are provided for continuing the normal operations of the non-profit organisation.

Available funding:

The maximum loan amount is $100,000; and 

  • the amount available is based on an assessment of an applicant’s financial position, including any amount recovered under an insurance policy; and
  • cannot be more than the amount of essential working capital reasonably required.

How funding may be used:

Loan funds provided are to be used as essential working capital, this includes: 

  • paying salaries or wages 
  • paying creditors
  • paying rent or rates
  • buying goods, for example – fuel essential to carry-on the non-profit activities

Loan funds are not provided to:

  • compensate for loss of income suffered as a result of the disaster; or
  • provide assistance relating to direct damage suffered as a result of the disaster








Direct Aid Program

Eligible to:  Not-for-profits

Funding:       $0 to $50,000

The Direct Aid Program (DAP) is a small-grants scheme which aims to support non-profit organisations working in local communities on activities which support sustainable and equitable development.

The Australian High Commission in Pretoria currently prioritises funding projects with a focus on:

  1. Human Rights: Disability Inclusiveness / Gender Rights & Women’s Empowerment / LGBTI issues
  2. Education and Skills Development
  3. Environment and water conservation
  4. Foreign policy

The Australian High Commission in Pretoria disburses DAP funding to projects in Angola, Botswana, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa and Eswatini. The Australian High Commission will consider applications from community groups, international or Australian NGOs, and other civil society actors that are lawfully operating in any of these countries. We will also consider applications from academic institutions, research bodies, or other organisations engaged in development activities on a not-for-profit basis.

While applicants can apply for a maximum of AUD50,000, most successful projects will receive between AUD25,000 to AUD40,000.


Disability Community Event Grants

Eligible to:  Not-for-profits | Local Government | Universities | Schools |TAFEs | Individuals

Funding:       $5,000

Round:          Closes 29 July, 2019

The Department of Communities, Disability Services and Seniors Disability Community Events Grants make one-off funding available to support events and activities to mark Disability Action Week 2019 or International Day of People with Disability 2019.

In 2018, applications for Disability Community Events Grants are invited for events and activities that help achieve priorities of the Queensland Government’s disability plan, All Abilities Queensland: opportunities for all.

Organisations can apply for one-off grants of up to $5,000. Successful applicants may receive full or partial grants.

Organisations proposing to hold events or activities in more than one region must submit a separate application for each region in which they propose to hold an event or activity.

Selection criteria

Applications will be assessed as to their ability to:

  1. demonstrate how the event or activity will foster greater opportunities for people with disability to participate in the economic and social aspects of the community, as outlined in All Abilities Queensland: opportunities for all
  2. demonstrate how the event or activity involves cross-sector partnership or collaboration between organisations from different sectors.


MacPac Fund for Good

Eligible to:  Not-for-profits

Funding:       $2,000 to $10,000

Round:          Closes 31 July, 2019

The Macpac team are passionate about protecting the environment and its wildlife, having a lasting positive impact on people’s lives through the outdoors, and supporting the communities connected with Macpac. The Fund for Good is Macpac's way of giving back, and helping those committed to creating long-term change for the good of their people and the planet.

Macpac don’t give large grants to just a few causes, they want to be able to make even a small difference to as many organisations as they reasonably can. So instead Macpac award modest contributions of between $2,000-10,000 to those organisations who align with their ideals.

The groups they support fall into one of three areas:

Adventure-Based Social Development:

Macpac support those using the outdoors as a vehicle to help others. These community organisations run programs designed to rehabilitate, reform, or generally improve lives through experiences in the outdoors. 

Environmental Projects:

The Macpac Fund for Good supports projects working hard to preserve the natural environment, restore and protect habitats, and to look after the creatures that call them home. 

Ethical Manufacturing:

To meet Macpac's high standards, their factories are carefully selected for their ethical practices as well as their quality and commitment to innovation. Their workers are highly skilled and dedicated to their craft - every day they work tirelessly to create and assemble high quality goods that will travel the world, and last a lifetime. Often this means travelling and living away from their families, or relocating whole families to follow a work opportunity. Macpac want to make sure they know how much they’re appreciated. The creature comforts which we so often take for granted can really make a difference in their day-to-day lives, so a small portion of Macpac Fund for Good funding goes back to the talented people who make the products.

If you are part of a not-for-profit organisation working on environmental and social causes related to the outdoors, then you may be eligible for a Macpac Fund for Good grant.

If you would like to apply, fill out an application form, and return the completed application form to


Honda Foundataion Grants

Eligible to:  Not-for-profits

Funding:       $Undisclosed

Round:          Closes 02 August, 2019

The Honda Foundation aims to help fund and empower organisations that are focused on helping others.

The Honda Foundation acts as a charitable trust, providing financial assistance to charities and organisations doing amazing work across a range of social and environmental issues.

These include:

  • Supporting the disadvantaged, disabled or those suffering from illness
  • Relief for victims of natural disasters
  • Promotion of innovation and new technologies

The Foundation understands the power of mobility. So, they also provide a 12-month Loan Vehicle Program which includes registration, insurance and all servicing costs, and is capped at 20 loan vehicles at any one time.

Applications are assessed twice a year in March and September, but close one month prior.

In 2019, the trustees meetings will occur on Thursday 21st March and Thursday 12th September.

The Honda Foundation now has two different application forms, one for Monetary ($) Funding requests, the other for Honda Hero Loan Vehicle. Please ensure that you download the appropriate application form and that all fields are completed except for the Dealership Authorisation section.


Australia Post Community Grants

Eligible to:  Not-for-profits

Funding:       $0 - $10,000

Round:          Closes 04 August, 2019

Australia Post's Community Grants program aims to support projects that bring people together around what matters most in their communities.

Have a project that could provide positive benefits for your community? Australia Post are offering up to $10,000 for eligible projects that: 

  • Help people connect with each other through group activities (e.g. volunteering programs, civic engagement and environmental activities)
  • Reduce barriers to participation in community life (e.g. transport, ability to pay, or access to community spaces)
  • Develop skills and leadership capability to strengthen community networks.

Successful applications will demonstrate the benefts their project brings to the community. You should clearly answer the following:

  • Need
  • Local relevance
  • Change
  • Effectiveness of approach
  • Capacity to deliver

As part of your application, you’ll be asked for evidence (statistics, council plans, research, news articles) that demonstrates the issue your project addresses resonates in your community. For example, if your project involves excluded or vulnerable groups*, you’ll be asked to demonstrate how members of that group have been consulted in project planning.

As Australia Post expect to receive more applications than can be funded, they'll also be considering a small number of projects for a $2,000 grant. You’ll be asked on the application form if you’d like to be considered for this and how you would use a smaller amount of funding.

*These groups might include Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, people from cultural and linguistically diverse backgrounds, the LGBTIQA+ community, the elderly, at-risk youth, people with disability, or individuals who have experienced domestic violence.


Nude Food Grants

Eligible to:  Schools

Funding:       $1 - $5,000

Round:          Closes 12 August, 2019

Our mission for 2019 is to help YOU make a difference by providing you with the support and resources to bring your ideas to life and make your school and local community a better place.

From the 4th June 2019 we are inviting submissions from education providers,classes and students around Australia to apply for a Nude Food Grant.Submissions close at 5pm on 12th August 2019.

We pledge to giveaway $10,000 (financial and otherwise) to bring your best nutrition, environmental sustainability and Nude Food ideas to fruition.

Throughout Nude Food October our team will be making surprise visits to congratulate (and assist!) the successful applicants. We don’t care how big, small or crazy the idea…. We just want to help you make a difference in your local community!


Plus1 Matched funding program

Eligible to:  Schools

Funding:       $1 - $50,000

Round:          Closes 14 August, 2019

Plus1 supports not-for-profit arts and cultural organisations to develop and run more effective fundraising campaigns, boost their fundraising skills and secure new backers.

The program pledges dollar-for-dollar matched funding of monies raised through a nominated fundraising campaign. 

The type and scope of the project/activity presented for Plus1 support is determined by the applicant. Examples include but are not limited to:

  • Core operational costs
  • Creating and presenting new artistic work (e.g. artist fees, creative development, production, marketing and touring costs)
  • Program initiatives (e.g. education program, scholarship opportunity)
  • Employment of new staff (e.g. artistic director, general manager, business development manager, operations manager, development manager, fundraising and marketing staff)
  • Fundraising support (e.g. campaign expenses, CRM, software and hardware)

Plus1 campaigns should have a legacy impact on supported organisations, with benefits to the organisation beyond the funding period. Typical impacts include:

  • New donors contributing to the organisation
  • Increased investment from existing donors
  • Acquisition of new skills through the undertaking of the fundraising campaign.

Plus1 is divided into two streams.

Stream A: for applicants with an annual turnover in the previous financial year of up to $500,000. Stream A applicants are eligible to request up to $25,000 in matched funding.

Stream B: for applicants with an annual turnover in the previous financial year from $500,000 up to and including $5 million.

Stream B applicants are eligible to request up to $50,000 in matched funding.


QANTAS Regional Grants

Eligible to:  Not-for-profits | Universities | Schools | TAFEs | Individuals

Funding:       $Undisclosed

Round:          Closes 30 August, 2019

As part of their mission to help brighten the futures of regional communities, the Qantas Regional Grants Program will provide financial, flight and marketing support to community groups and organisations to help further their causes and set them up for success.

The Qantas Regional Grants program aims to strengthen regional communities, drive local economic activity, stimulate tourism and support jobs. This includes a discounted fare program for residents to make air travel more accessible, and a new pilot academy which is expected to drive further activity when it opens in regional Australia next year.

$5 million in grants - $1 million each year over five years is available - to charities, organisations, causes, projects and individuals that help deliver direct services or benefits to regional communities.

The Qantas Regional Grants program will offer recipients a combination of:

  • Cash Grant
  • Flights in kind
  • Marketing support


Women & Change Annual Grants

Eligible to:  Not-for-profits 

Funding:       $Undisclosed to $50,00

Round:          Closes 30 August, 2019

The 2019 Women & Change grant round will provide a grant of up to $50,000 to a registered Australian charity that works to provide support to those in Queensland who are most disadvantaged.

Women & Change members are interested in projects that deliver sustainable change and are particularly interested in supporting new initiatives. This grant is not intended to replace current funding sources for existing projects or to provide general revenue for business as usual activities. Members are most interested in projects that address unmet needs and/or offer unique solutions to social challenges.

Each year, Women & Change will call for applications in July. One grant will be awarded in November, according to a staged application and assessment process, with the final decision being made by vote of Women & Change members. For more information, please refer to the 2019 guidelines document


Accredited Training for Sexual Violence Responses Grants

Eligible to:  Not-for-profits | Individuals | Local Governments | State/Territory Government | Universities | TAFEs 

Funding:       $Undisclosed

Round:          Closes 30 September, 2019

The objective of this grant opportunity is to build capability and capacity of the service system by training frontline workers to better recognise and respond to all people who experience sexual violence.

The department is seeking to engage a consortium partnership to develop and deliver free accredited training for sexual violence responses. The lead organisation (lead applicant) must be a specialist organisation with sexual violence expertise and must demonstrate relationships with other specialist organisations who work with, or represent, people from diverse backgrounds.

The Australian Government is supporting people affected by sexual violence by investing up to $4.494 million GST exclusive (across FY2019-20 to FY2021-22) in Accredited Training for Sexual Violence Responses, focusing on priority and at-risk cohorts identified through the national consultations on the Fourth Action Plan of the National Plan.


Foundation for Children Grants

Eligible to:  Not-for-profits | Individuals

Funding:       $0 to $100,000

Round:          Closes 30 September, 2019

To fund research programs and a wide range of other projects designed specifically to improve the health, welfare and well-being of the future of Australia - our children.

The Foundation generally awards grants of around $50,000 - $80,000 per year, and for either one or two years. A maximum amount of $100,000 for one year will be awarded, with no more than a total of $160,000 awarded for a two year project. Occasional exceptions are made to these general guidelines. 

Grant Period 
Grants normally are made for projects which can be completed within 12 - 24 months. The Foundation’s reviewers will need to be satisfied that the project can be carried out in the time scale envisaged and that the person(s) carrying out the project has the appropriate expertise and any other relevant resources to conduct and/or supervise the project.

The Foundation has an Expressions of Interest (EoI) process whereby participants can submit a two page  summary which then goes to the Grants Committee for review. Selected individuals will then be invited to  complete a full application.

E-mail Applications Only Are Accepted. Please email to:


NHMRC Partnership Projects

Eligible to:  Not-for-profits | Local/Territory/State Governments |Universitites | Businesses

Funding:       $0 to $1,500,000

Round:          Closes 04 December, 2019

Partnership Projects will support connections, within the Australian context, that translate research evidence into health policy and health practice, to improve health services and processes.

The scheme aims to support the work of healthcare policy and service delivery implementation agencies by supporting the translation of research outcomes into policy and practice and the evaluation of current policy and practice to identify gaps in knowledge. This type of research is normally conducted outside of universities and medical research institutes. It is for this reason that universities and medical research institutes are generally not eligible to partner with researchers through the scheme. Universities and medical research institutes can continue to participate as an Administering or Participating institution.

Partnership Projects will address the delivery, organisation, funding and access to services and programs that affect the health of Australians. Research may involve preventative programs, primary and community health care, hospitals, community services, the health workforce and infrastructure.


Veteran and Community Grants

Eligible to:  Not-for-profits | Unincorporated Groups

Funding:       $undisclosed

Round:          Closes 27 February, 2020

The objective of the Program is to maintain and improve the independence and quality of life for members of the veteran community by providing funding for projects that support activities and services to sustain or enhance health and wellbeing.

The Veteran and Community Grants (V&CG) program offers opportunities for both the veteran and broader community to participate in, and benefit from, projects that support healthy lifestyles, enhance quality of life and assist veterans and war widows/widowers to remain in their own homes as long as possible.

There is $2,360,000.00 available for this financial year. There is no minimum or maximum grant amount. 

The Veteran and Community Grants program is intended to: 

  • promote and enhance healthy lifestyles, particularly physical activity and mental wellbeing; 
  • support quality independent living at home; 
  • encourage involvement in community activities; 
  • reduce social isolation; 
  • encourage supportive and safe communities; 
  • increase access to community services; 
  • address gaps in local services; 
  • support carers; 
  • increase nutrition; 
  • increase social connectedness; and
  • increase mental wellness.


Community Commemorative Grants (CCG)

Eligible to:  Not-for-profits | Unincorporated Groups | Local governments | Businesses | Universities | Schools | TAFEs

Funding:       $0 - $4,000

Round:          Closes 31 March, 2020

The Community Commemorative Grants (CCG) are designed to provide funding for local community-based commemorative projects and activities that directly commemorate the involvement, service and sacrifice of Australia’s service personnel in wars, conflicts and peace operations.

This grants is part of the Saluting Their Service Commemorations Program. The Australian Government is providing a total of $1 million (GST exclusive) during 2019-20 for the Saluting Their Service Commemorations Program grants, with the funding pool divided between the Major Commemorative Grants and Community Commemorative Grants.

Grants up to a maximum of $4,000 are available for local, community-based projects and activities.

These small grants are focused on the local community, commemorate the service and sacrifice of local community members, and are primarily accessed by the local community.

Some examples of CCG projects/activities include restoration of an honour board, purchase of a display cabinet for military memorabilia, and installation of a flagpole to display the Australian National Flag on days of commemoration.

The list below provides a guide to eligible grant projects and activities:

Grants up to $4000 include:

  • Community War Memorials, Commemorative Plaques and Honour Boards - new war memorials, where none exists and where the new memorial will be the focus of community commemoration and the restoration of existing war memorials, honour boards/ rolls and plaques

Grants up to $3000 include: 

  • Restoration, Preservation and or/Display of Wartime Memorabilia - the preservation, interpretation and display of wartime and military memorabilia and artefacts. 
  • Commemorative Events - significant military unit reunions, i.e. 40th or 65th anniversary or the commemoration of significant military anniversaries, i.e. 50th Anniversary of the Battle of Long Tan. Note: Only one anniversary should be commemorated as it is considered that events to commemorate multiple anniversaries have the potential to diminish the significance of each anniversary. The event must be held within a month of the anniversary being commemorated. 
  • Publications/Website - the publication of wartime histories where similar works have not previously been published, i.e. unit histories, local wartime histories and letters from service personnel. 
  • Public Awareness Activity - significant cultural and educational projects, i.e. exhibition, with a military focus and that add to the sum of knowledge on a particular topic or which provide access to information about Australia’s wartime heritage.
  • School Initiative - school initiatives / projects undertaken by students which focus on military involvement and social impacts relevant to the community.

The assessment and notification of outcomes will be divided into three batches during the year. Each batch will contain applications that have been submitted to the grant opportunity over the preceding period. For example, the first batch will contain all applications submitted to the grant opportunity between the opening date of the application period and 3 July 2019. The second batch will contain all applications submitted to the grant opportunity over the next four months, ending 6 November 2019, and so on.



Major Commemorative Grants (MCG)

Eligible to:  Not-for-profits | Unincorporated Groups | Local governments | Businesses | Universities | Schools | TAFEs

Funding:        $4,000 - Undisclosed

Round:          Closes 31 March, 2020

The objectives of the Saluting Their Service Commemorations Program are to acknowledge and commemorate those who served Australia and its allies in wars, conflicts and peace operations. The Major Commemorative Grants category of the program is available to fund commemorative projects that have a national, state or territory focus.

This grants is part of the Saluting Their Service Commemorations Program. The Australian Government is providing a total of $1 million (GST exclusive) during 2019-20 for the Saluting Their Service Commemorations Program grants, with the funding pool divided between the Major Commemorative Grants and Community Commemorative Grants.

These are grants for major commemorative projects/activities that are significant, from a national or state/territory perspective.

MCG grants have a much wider focus than the local Community Commemorative Grants (CCG) category, and must be of national/state/territory importance and relevance.

MCG projects and activities are targeted at a national/state/territory audience, and have a broader impact than the local community. MCG grants are usually over $4,000, with no set maximum grant amount for this category. However, overall program funding is limited, and value for money is considered in the assessment process.

The assessment and notification of outcomes will be divided into three batches during the year. Each batch will contain applications that have been submitted to the grant opportunity over the preceding period. For example, the first batch will contain all applications submitted to the grant opportunity between the opening date of the application period and 3 July 2019. The second batch will contain all applications submitted to the grant opportunity over the next four months, ending 6 November 2019, and so on.



Ongoing Grants


Defence Family Support Funding Program (FSFP)

Eligible to:     Not-for Profits

Funding:         $Unspecified

Round:            Ongoing

The Family Support Funding Program (FSFP) provides grant funding to community organisations who can deliver support and services of value to Defence families and the community they live in.

FSFP provides funding to not-for-profit organisations to:

  • Support Defence families to engage with their local communities by:
    • facilitating learning opportunities and promoting personal growth, wellbeing, and support child and youth development
    • creating opportunities to form new friendships and networks and share information and ideas to help them manage the demands of military life
  • Support community capacity building and partnerships by:
    • developing new initiatives in response to emerging needs and priorities identified within the Defence community
    • identifying and nurturing partnership opportunities to support the delivery for a strengthened sense of community for Defence families

Any incorporated not-for-profit organisation can apply for an FSFP grant, provided they can demonstrate their commitment and ability to deliver local community programs or projects with a strong focus on supporting Defence families and the Defence community.

The FSFP provides single and multi-year grants. Multi-year grants are available in two or three year funding terms.

Single-year grants are the default arrangement. Organisations wishing to be considered for multi-year funding must have demonstrated track record of strong governance.

Applications will be prioritised according to how strongly they meet the aims and selection criteria.


Early Childhood Training Subsidies

Eligible to:     Individuals | Businesses | Not-for Profits

Funding:         $Unspecified

Round:            Ongoing

To reduce the cost of training, the following early childhood skill sets are available to educators with a Certificate lll or higher qualification through the Queensland Government’s Higher ?Level Skills? program:

Team Leader Skills Set (CHCSS00091)

Building inclusive practices in early childhood education and care (CHCSS00072)

- Supporting children with complex needs (CHCSS00090)


With One Voice Community Choir Start -up Grants

Eligible to:     Not-for-profits | Businesses | Unincorporated Groups | Schools | Individuals

Funding:         $10,000

Round:            Ongoing

The purpose of this grant is to enable individuals and community groups to develop sustainable With One Voice Social Franchises through establishing a community choir.

Creativity Australia is offering grants of up to $10,000 to people or groups who are wanting to start their own With One Voice choir. Only 10 of these grants are available, and all must be awarded before 30 June 2019.

Applications will be assessed on a first-come basis. You are encouraged to submit your application as soon as possible.

Local community groups, social businesses and not-for-profits wanting to promote social inclusion and tackle loneliness, isolation, depression and disadvantage in their community are invited to apply.


Cyber Security Small Business Grants

Eligible to:     Not-for-profits | Businesses

Funding:         $1 - $2,100

Round:            Ongoing

The objective of this grant opportunity is to support small businesses across Australia to have their cyber security tested by a CREST approved provider.


Sport And Recreation Disaster Recovery Program (SRDRP)

Eligible to:     Not-for-profits 

Funding:         $0 - $20,000

Round:            Ongoing

The Sport and Recreation Disaster Recovery Program (program) supports not-for-profit sport and recreation organisations with funding to re-establish their facilities and activities after extreme natural events, including flooding and associated damage.


Community Child Care Fund Special Circumstances Grant

Eligible to:     Not-for-profits | Businesses

Funding:         Total Pool of $4,000,000

Round:            Ongoing

The objective of the CCCF Special Circumstances Grant Opportunity is to support continuity of child care, in particular in disadvantaged or vulnerable communities, where service viability is affected by an unforeseen factor outside the control of the service.


Data Science Strategy

Eligible to:     Not-for-profits

Funding:     $Undisclosed

Round:          Ongoing

TITAN's Free Data Science Strategy program matches organisation's with a data scientist on a sizeable project.


Match Funds and Website Grants

Eligible to:     Not-for-profits

Funding:     $1000

Round:          Ongoing

Match Funds and Website Grants aims to help charities turn their websites from a brochure site into a data-driven website, marketing and fundraising tool.


Mentorship From a Philothropist

Eligible to:     Not-for-profits

Funding:        $ Undisclosed

Round:          Ongoing

Titan mentorship is looking to buddy up Titans with charities where they could make a real difference to a particular challenge your organisation is facing.


Regional Employment Trials

Eligible to:     Businesses | Local Governments | Not-for-profits

Funding:        $7,500 - $200,000

Round:          Ongoing

The Regional Employment Trials program provides local stakeholders in selected regions, including businesses, not-for-profits and local government agencies, with grants to trial local approaches to delivering employment related projects. Regions are primarily based on Regional Development Australia boundaries, unless indicated otherwise.


Farm Business Analysis Assistance

Eligible to:     Businesses

Funding:        Undisclosed

Round:          Ongoing

Farm Business Analysis Assistance is administered by the Farm Debt Restructure Office (FDRO) within the Queensland Rural and Industry Development Authority (QRIDA).

FDRO assists primary producers experiencing financial distress by providing independent expert financial information and analysis of their farm business.


Youth Jobs PaTH

Eligible to:     Businesses

Funding:        $1,000 - $10,000

Round:          Ongoing

Youth Jobs PaTH (Prepare-Trial-Hire) is a flexible program that prepares young people for work and makes it easier for businesses to find great employees. You can trial a young person for 4 to 12 weeks in an internship so you can both be sure they're the right fit for your business. And because the trials are voluntary, you know they are motivated and eager to work.


Public Rural Crisis Fund: Drought, flood, fire, and family crisis support

Eligible to:     Businesses | Not-for-profits | Individuals

Funding:        $0 to $5,000

Round:          Ongoing

Born from the need to assist women and families during times of crisis, the Public Rural Crisis Fund has been an initiative of the Queensland Country Women’s Association since 1990. This fund not only supports families suffering from drought, flood or fire but is for all families experiencing any type of crisis.


Maker Projects Steam B: Community Capability Building

Eligible to:     Not-for-profits | Universities

Funding:        $5,000 to $20,000

Round:          Ongoing

The Maker Projects element aims to foster creativity and inquiry based learning in Australian schools and communities through the establishment of:

  • maker spaces in schools where students can apply their STEM knowledge, develop entrepreneurial skills, and gain experience in working with emerging and advancing technologies
  • STEM-related events delivered in partnership with industry for the benefit of youth under 18 years of age.

The Community Heritage Grants (CHG) program aims to identify Australian cultural heritage collections which are publicly accessible, locally held and nationally significant.