Current Grants

Grants & Funding Opportunities

Select your industry to view available funding and how to apply.

The Round Five Infrastructure Projects Stream supports investment-ready projects that provide economic and social benefits for regional and remote areas. 

Open date: 12 Jan 2021 10:00 AM AEDT.

Close date: 05 Mar 2021 05:00 PM AEDT.

What do you get?

Infrastructure Projects Stream – Grants of $20,000 to $10 million to cover 50% or more of eligible project costs.

Community Investments Stream – Grants of $5000 to $1 million to cover 50% or more of eligible project costs.

Who is this for?

An incorporated not-for-profit, local government agency or body or non-distributing co-operative.

The $1.04 billion Building Better Regions Fund (BBRF) supports the Australian Government’s commitment to:

  • drive economic growth
  • build stronger regional communities into the future.

For Round Five, there is a total of $200 million available, with $100 million dedicated to tourism-related infrastructure projects.

The Infrastructure Projects Stream supports projects that provide economic and social benefits to regional and remote areas. The projects can be either construction of new infrastructure or the upgrade or extension of existing infrastructure. The Infrastructure Projects Stream only supports investment-ready projects.

The Community Investments Stream will fund new or expanded local events, strategic regional plans, or leadership and capability strengthening activities that provide economic and social benefits to regional and remote areas. Infrastructure projects are not eligible under the Community Investments Stream.

For most projects grant funding will be up to either 50% or 75% of your eligible project costs. Your location will determine the percentage of grant funding you can receive.

You may apply for a partial or full exemption to your contribution requirement if you can demonstrate that you are experiencing exceptional circumstances.

Your project will need to deliver economic and social benefits to a regional or remote community.

Advanced Production Systems Fund – Hort Innovation
Funding: See website for details
Closing: Ongoing fund

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Back to Work in Agriculture Incentive Scheme
Funding: up to $1,500
Closing: 30 June 2021

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Ideas Program – Screen Queensland
Funding: up to $25,000
Closing: Rolling fund

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Market Program – Screen Queensland
Funding: up to $7,500
Closing:  See website for details

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Regional Incentive Grant – Screen Queensland
Funding: up to $100, 000
Closing: Ongoing fund

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Screen Culture Industry Partnerships – Screen Australia
Funding: 50% of budget or up to $50,000
Closing: Ongoing fund

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Television and Online Multi-platform Drama Production – Screen Australia
Funding: up to $500,000
Closing: Ongoing fund

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QUT Creative Enterprise Australia
Funding: $25,000 to $150,000
Closing: Ongoing fund

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Flying Start – Jetstar
Funding: $30,000 comprised of $15,000 cash and $15,000 Jetstar Travel
Closing: Offered twice a year closing on 31 March and 30 September

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The Copland Foundation: Acquisition Grants
Funding: See website for more details
Closing: Ongoing fund

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Enterprise Business & Ideas – Screen Australia
Funding: Up to $200,000 p/a for 2 years
Closing: Open for application

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Screen Culture Funding – Screen QLD
Funding: Up to $150,000
Closing: 18 March 2021

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Story Development Premium – Screen Australia
Funding: See website for details
Closing: Open for applications

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Story Development Generate – Screen Australia
Funding: See website for details
Closing: Open for applications

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Enterprise People – Screen Australia
Funding: Up to $70,000
Closing: Open for applications

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Playing Queensland Fund – QLD Government
Funding: See website for details
Closing: Applications are temporarily suspended

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Plus1 – Creative Partnerships Australia
Funding: Up to $50,000
Closing: Open for applications

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Online Production – Screen Australia
Funding: up to $500,000
Closing: Ongoing Fund

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Documentary Commissioned Program – Screen Australia
Funding: Up to $1,000,000
Closing: Applications can be submitted at any time

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Documentary Development – Screen Australia
Funding: Up to $30,000
Closing: Applications can be submitted at any time

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Live Music Venue Support – Arts Queensland
Funding: up to $25,000
Closing: 30 June 2021

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QLD Arts Showcase Program
Arts Ignite: up to $80,000
Arts Illuminate: up to $120,000
Arts Impact: up to $60,000
Closing: 14 March 2021

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Restart Investment to Sustain & Expand (RISE) Fund
Funding: between $75,000 and $2,000,000
Closing:  31 May 2021

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Contemporary Music Touring Program
Funding: up to $15,000
Closing:  2 March 2021

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Arts Sustainability Fund
Funding: see website for details
Closing:  31 May 2021

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Show Starter Loan Scheme
Funding: see website for details
Closing:  16 June 2021

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Games 2020/2021
Funding: up to $50,000
Closing:  ongoing fund

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Creative To Go – Arts Queensland
Funding: up to $20,000
Closing: Opens 6 August 2020 and closes when funds exhausted

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Arts Projects for Individuals & Groups
Funding: up to $50,000
Closing: 2 March 2021

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Arts Projects for Organisations
Funding: up to $100,000
Closing: 2 March 2021

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Cultural Fund – Copyright Agency
Funding: up to $20,000
Closing: 26 April 2021

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Boosting Business Event – Business Events Australia
Funding: min $100,000
Closing: 30 June 2021

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Entrepreneurs’ Program – AusIndustry
Funding: see website for more details
Closing: Ongoing fund

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Entrepreneurs’ Programme Growth Roadmap – AusIndustry
Funding: see website for more details
Closing: Ongoing fund

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Entrepreneurs’ Programme Growth Grants – AusIndustry
Funding: up to $20,000
Closing: Applications must be received within 12 months of receiving a completed plan from your advice or facilitation service

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Capability Improvement Grants – Centre for Defence Industry Capability, Australian Government
Funding: $5,000 to $250,000
Closing: Applications open

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Early Stage Venture Capital Limited Partnership (ESVCLP)
Funding: $10,000,000 to $100,000,000
Closing: Ongoing fund

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Entrepreneurs’ Programme  High Growth Accelerator- AusIndustry
Funding: see website for more details
Closing: Ongoing fund

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Innovation Connections – Australian Government
Funding: up to $50,000 in matched funding
Closing: Ongoing fund

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Linkage Program Schemes
Funding: $50 000 to $300,000 per year for two to five years
Closing: Ongoing fund

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Coles Nurture Fund
Funding: $500,000
Closing: 19 March 2021

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Sovereign Industrial Capability Priority Grants – Australian Government
Funding: $50,000 to $1,000,000
Closing: Ongoing fund

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Venture Capital Limited Partnership (VCLP)
Funding: see website for more details
Closing: Ongoing fund

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Social Enterprise Development and Investment Fund (SEDIF) – Department of Employment
Funding: $10,000 plus
Closing: Ongoing fund

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Business Development and Assistance Program – Australian Government
Funding: See website for details
Closing: Ongoing

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Defence Global Competitiveness Grants – Australian Government
Funding: Up to $150,000
Closing: 30 June 2021

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Growth Grants – Impact Investment Ready
Funding: Up to $140,000
Closing: Ongoing

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Supplier Improvement Plan – AusIndustry
Funding: Up to $20,000
Closing: Ongoing

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Entrepreneurs’ Programme Accelerating Commercialisation – AusIndustry
Funding: Up to $1,000,000
Closing: Ongoing

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New Air Combat Capability: Industry Support Program
Funding: Up to $1,000,000
Closing: Applications can be made at any time

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Entrepreneurs’ Programme – Innovation Connections Grant
Funding: Up to $50,000
Closing: Ongoing

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Disaster Assistance Loans – Small Business
Funding: Up to $250,000
Closing: Applications are open

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Entrepreneurs’ Programme SMART Projects & Supply Chain – AusIndustry
Funding: see website for details
Closing: Applications now open

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Small Business COVID-19 Adaption Program
Funding: up to $10,000
Closing: Applications still being accepted for Regional QLD

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Wine Export Grants
Funding: up to $25,000
Closing: 1 May 2021

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Google Ad Grants
Funding: up to $15,000
Closing: see website for details

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Skilling Australia’s Defence Industry Grants Program
Funding: up to $500,000
Closing: 30 June 2021

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Joint Strike Fighter Industry Support Program – Sustainment Grants
Funding: up to $250,000
Closing: see website for details

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Business Events Grants
Funding: see website for details
Closing: 26 February 2021

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No Communications grants available at this time.

Community Grants – Gandel Philanthropy
Funding: up to $40,000
Closing: Rolling fund

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Tim Fairfax Family Foundation
Funding: $10,000 plus
Closing: Ongoing fund

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Australian Communities Foundation
Funding: up to $15,000
Closing: Ongoing fund

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Mazda Foundation
Funding: visit website for more information
Closing: Offered twice a year closing 31 March and 30 September

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Community LED Grants – Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet
Funding: see website for more information
Closing: Ongoing fund

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Coopers Brewery Foundation
Funding: $30,000
Closing: Considered Quarterly

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Social Enterprise Development and Investment Funds (SEDIF) – Department of Employment
Funding: see website for more information
Closing: Ongoing fund

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Vincent Fairfax Family Foundation
Funding: Greater than $20,000
Closing: Ongoing fund

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Women’s Leadership & Development Program Project
Funding: Up to $820,898
Closing: 5 March 2021

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Flying Start – Jetstar
Funding: $30, 000 comprised of $15, 000 cash and $15, 000 Jetstar Travel
Closing: Offered twice a year closing 31 March and 30 September

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Ecstra Grants
Funding: See website for details
Closing: Ongoing

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Disaster Recovery – Bushfire Assistance
Funding: Up to $250,000
Closing: Open now

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Ignitor Fund – English Family Foundation
Funding: Up to $50,000; $100,000 in special cases
Closing: Now open

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Honda Foundation
Funding: see website for details
Closing: 26 March 2021

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John T Reid Charitable Trusts
Funding: see website for details
Closing: Next round opens June / July 2020

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Community Grants – CAGES Foundation
Funding: up to $50,000
Closing: applications are accepted throughout the year

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Social Impact Investing – CAGES Foundation
Funding: see website for details
Closing: applications are accepted throughout the year

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Community Grant Program – RACQ
Funding: Up to $20,000
Closing: 8 March 2021

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Financial Capability Grants – Ecstra
Funding: see website for details
Closing: EoIs are accepted any time

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Tackling Tough Times Together Tiers 1 & 2 – Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal
Funding: up to $60,000
Closing: 25 February 2021

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Tackling Tough Times Together Tier 3- Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal
Funding: between $60,000 and $150,000
Closing: 25 February 2021

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IOOF Foundation
Funding: up to $150,000
Closing: see website for details

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QLD Community Foundation 2021 Grants
Funding: see website for details
Closing: 12 March 2021

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Stronger Communities Programme
Funding: $5,000 to $10,000,000
Closing: 22 March 2021

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Gambling Community Benefit Fund
Funding: up to $35,000
Closing: 28 February 2021

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Investing in QLD Women Grants
Funding: up to $15,000
Closing: 5 March 2021

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Community Grants Program – Sisters of Charity Foundation
Funding: Up to $15,000
Closing: 31 March 2021

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Disabled Children’s Foundation
Funding: Unspecified
Closing: Applications are open
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Maker Projects Stream B – Australian Government
Funding: $5,000 to $20,000
Closing: Ongoing fund
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Carnegie Corporation of New York
Funding: from $15,000 plus
Closing: Ongoing fund
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Coopers Brewery Foundation
Funding: up to $30, 000
Closing: Quarterly
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Vincent Fairfax Family Foundation
Funding: up to $20, 000
Closing: Ongoing fund
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Inspire Grants – St George Foundation
Funding: $300, 000 over 3 years
Closing: 5 March 2021
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New Business Assistance with NEIS – Australian Government
Funding: See website for more details
Closing: Ongoing fund
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The Copland Foundation: Acquisition Grants
Funding: See website for more details
Closing: Ongoing fund
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Flying Start – Jetstar
Funding: $30,000 comprised of $15, 000 cash and $15,000 Jetstar Travel
Closing: Offered twice a year closing on 31 March and 30 September 
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Cyber Security Skills Partnership Innovation Fund
Funding: Up to $3,000,000
Closing: 11 March 2021
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John T Reid Charitable Trusts
Funding: see website for details
Closing: Next round opens June / July 2020
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Strategic Priorities Grants 2020/21 – State Library of QLD
Funding: Up to $25,000
Closing: 2 March 2021
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First Five Forever – State Library of QLD
Funding: Up to $50,000
Closing: 2 March 2021
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Disaster Recovery – Bushfire Assistance
Funding: Up to $250,000
Closing: Open now
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Disaster Assistance Loans – Non-Profit Organisations
Funding: Up to $100,000
Closing: Open now
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News Corp Bushfire Fund Grants
Funding: $25,000
Closing:  see website for details

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Disaster Assistance Loans – Small Business
Funding: Up to $250,000
Closing: Open now
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2020 Bushfire Emergency Response Grant – Indigenous Land and Sea Corporation (ILSC)
Funding: Up to $20,000
Closing: Open now
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Drought Communities Program: Extension – Australian Government
Funding: Up to $1,000,000
Closing: 1 December 2020 (see website for details)
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Responding to COVID-19 in the Sexual, Domestic and Family Violence Sectors Grants Program
Funding: $150,000
Closing:  28 February 2021

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COVID-19 Consumer Travel Support Program
Funding: $100,000
Closing:  13 March 2021

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Back to Work – South East Queensland
Funding: $15,000
Closing: Ongoing fund
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Back to Work – Regional Employment Package
Funding: up to $20, 000
Closing: Ongoing fund
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Work Start Incentives PLD
Funding: Up to $20,000
Closing: See website for details

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Back to Work in Agriculture Incentive Scheme
Funding: up to $1,500
Closing: 30 June 2021

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Social Enterprise Development and Investment Funds (SEDIF) – Department of Employment
Funding: see website for more details
Closing: Ongoing fund
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Back to Work South East Queensland – Australian Government
Funding: up to $20,000
Closing: Ongoing fund
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Skilling Australia’s Defence Industry Grants Program
Funding: up to $500,000
Closing: 30 June 2021

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Australian Apprenticeships Incentives Program – Guidelines
Funding: See website for details
Closing: Ongoing fund
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1,000 Jobs Package – Australian Government
Funding: Up to $56,000
Closing: April 2021
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Skilling More Queenslanders for Work
Funding: Up to $20,000 per employee
Closing: See website for details
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Electricity Support Packages
Funding: Various amounts
Closing: Ongoing fund
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Landcare Australia
Funding: Up to $15,000
Closing: Ongoing
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John T Reid Charitable Trusts
Funding: see website for details
Closing: Next round opens June / July 2020
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Emissions Reduction Fund
Funding: See website for details
Closing: Program is open
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HATCH Taronga Accelerator Program – Taronga Conservation Society Australia
Funding: Up to $50,000
Closing: Applications open
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Mazda Foundation
Funding: visit website for more information
Closing: Offered twice a year closing on 31 March and 30 September 
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The Courier Mail Children’s Fund
Funding: $1,000 to $110,000
Closing: Ongoing fund
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Coopers Brewery Foundation
Funding: up to $30,000
Closing: Quarterly
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John T Reid Charitable Trusts
Funding: see website for details
Closing: Next round opens June / July 2020
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Support For Aged Care Workers in COVID-19
Funding: see website for details
Closing: 31 May 2021
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Pierce Armstrong Foundation
Funding: Up to $20,000
Closing: 15 March 2021
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The Copland Foundation: Acquisition Grants
Funding: See website for more details
Closing: Ongoing fund
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Indigenous Arts Centre’s Infrastructure Fund
Funding: $50,000
Closing: Ongoing fund
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Community LED Grants – Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet
Funding: see website for more details
Closing: Ongoing fund
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Deadly Deals
Funding:  Up to $100,000
Closing: Ongoing fund
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Indigenous Advancement Strategy – Australian Government
Funding: See website for details
Closing: Ongoing
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Tailored Assistance Employment Grants – Australian Government
Funding: See website for details
Closing: Ongoing
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Indigenous Business Relief Package – Indigenous Business Australia
Funding: up to $100,000
Closing: Register your interest
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Community LED Grants for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People

Funding: see website for details
Closing: applications open
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Indigenous Tourism Fund

Funding: Up to $100,000
Closing: 22 March 2021
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Resource Recovery Industry Development Program (RRIDP)
Funding: up to $5,000,000
Closing: Ongoing fund
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Develop an Active Community Infrastructure Project Proposal – QLD Government
Funding: up to $1,000,000
Closing: Round 2 EoI’s open March 2020
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Local Roads and Community Infrastructure Program
Funding: see website for details
Closing: funding available from 1 July 2020
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Advanced Manufacturing Early Stage Research Fund – Advanced Manufacturing Growth Centre
Funding: Up to $400,000
Closing: 30 June 2021
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No Media and Communications Grants available at this time.

Japan External Trade Organisation (JETRO) Services
Funding: See website for details
Closing: Ongoing
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2021 Celebrating Multicultural QLD
Funding: up to $120,000
Closing: 15 March 2021
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National Foundation for Australia-China Relations 2021-22 Competitive Grants Program
Funding: up to $1,000,000
Closing: 26 February 2021
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Tim Fairfax Family Foundation
Funding: $10,000 plus
Closing: Ongoing fund
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Advanced Production Systems Fund – Hort Innovation
Funding: see website for more information
Closing: Ongoing fund
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Vincent Fairfax Family Foundation
Funding: up to $20, 000
Closing: Ongoing fund
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Black Spot Program
Funding: Various amounts
Closing: Ongoing fund
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Transport Infrastructure Development Scheme
Funding: Various amounts
Closing: Ongoing fund
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Transport and Tourism Connections Program
Funding: Various amounts
Closing: Ongoing fund
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Regional Roads and Infrastructure Package
Funding: Various amounts
Closing: Ongoing fund
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Improving Cattle Supply Chains
Funding: Various amounts
Closing: Ongoing fund
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Engaging Science Grants
Funding: Various amounts
Closing: Ongoing fund
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Catalyst Fund – Roddenberry Foundation
Funding: $2,500 to $15,000
Closing: Ongoing fund
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CSIRO Innovation Connections & CSIRO Kick-start
Funding: Up to $50,000
Closing: Open for application
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ACCAN Grants Program
Funding: Up to $70,000
Closing: 25 February 2021
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Coopers Brewery Foundation
Funding: up to $30, 000
Closing: Quarterly
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Global Innovation Fund
Funding: $50,000 to $15,000,000
Closing: Ongoing fund
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Open Innovation – Unilever
Funding: See website for details
Closing: Open for applications
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Cyber Security Skills Partnership Innovation Fund
Funding: Up to $3,000,000
Closing: 11 March 2021
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Advanced Manufacturing Early Stage Research Fund – Advanced Manufacturing Growth Centre
Funding: Up to $400,000
Closing: 30 June 2021
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Advancing Renewables Program – Australian Government
Funding: Up to $50,000,000
Closing: Ongoing
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Flying Start – Jetstar
Funding: $30,000 comprised of $15,000 cash and $15, 000 Jetstar Travel
Closing: Offered twice a year closing on 31 March and 30 September
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Organisation Development Grants
Funding: Up to $20,000
Closing: 17 March 2021
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Sport and Recreation Disaster Recovery Program – QLD Government
Funding: Up to $20,000
Closing:  Applications are open
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Sports Tourism Event Grants – Toowoomba Regional Council
Funding: Up to $15,000
Closing:  See website for details
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Innovative Queensland
Funding: Various amounts
Closing: Ongoing fund
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QUT Creative Enterprise Australia Early Stage Investment Fund
Funding: $25, 000 to $150, 000
Closing: Ongoing fund
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Little Giant Startup Grants – Bolter
Funding: up to $50,000 (see website for details)
Closing: Expressions of interest now open
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Incubator Support: New & Existing Incubators – Australian Government
Funding: Up to $500,000
Closing: Ongoing
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Business Growth Grants – AusIndustry
Funding: $5, 000 to $250, 000
Closing: Ongoing fund
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Early Stage Venture Capital Limited Partnership (ESVCLP)
Funding: $10, 000, 000 to $100, 000, 000
Closing: Ongoing fund
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New Enterprise Incentive Scheme
Funding:  see website for more details
Closing: Ongoing fund
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Deadly Deals
Funding:  Up to $100,000
Closing: Ongoing fund
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Startup Onramp
Funding: See website for details
Closing: Applications are open
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Incubator Support: Expert-In-Residence – Australian Government
Funding: Up to $100,000
Closing: Ongoing
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Landing Pads – Austrade
Funding: See website for details
Closing: Register your interest
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Events Support – Tourism and Events Queensland
Funding: See website for details
Closing: Ongoing
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Touring Grants TAS – Australian Government
Funding: Up to $15,000
Closing: Ongoing
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Wine Tourism & Cellar Door Grant – Australian Government
Funding: Up to $100,000
Closing: Open for applications
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Indigenous Tourism Fund

Funding: Up to $100,000
Closing: 22 March 2021
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QLD Destination Events Program
Funding: Up to $100,000 per year for 3 years
Closing: 9 June 2021
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No Trade and Investment Grants available at this time.

Saluting Their Service: Commemorative Grants Program
Funding: up to $150,000
Closing: 8 February 2022
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No Water Grants available at this time.

Maker Projects Stream B – Australian Government
Funding: $5,000 to $20,000
Closing: Ongoing fund until funds are exhausted
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The Courier Mail Children’s Fund
Funding: $1, 000 to $110, 000
Closing: Ongoing fund
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Vincent Fairfax Family Foundation
Funding: Greater than $20,000 only
Closing: Ongoing fund
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Back to Work South East Queensland – Australian Government
Funding: see website for more details
Closing: Ongoing fund
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Foundation for Children
Funding: See website for details
Closing: Applications accepted between 15 August and 30 September each year
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