* Marten Bequest scholarships send Aust. artists around globe

Twelve Australian artists have been announced as recipients of the 2017 Marten Bequest scholarships, worth a total of $600,000.


** $4.4m to mobilise Australia’s citizen scientists

$4.4 million in grants announced today will mobilise a league of enthusiastic ‘citizen scientists’ to assist Australia’s leading universities and scientific organisations with their research.


** 2017 Horizon Scholarship recipients revealed

Fifteen university students have been awarded the annual 2017 Horizon Scholarship, an initiative of the Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation (RIRDC) in partnership with industry sponsors, which recognises leadership and commitment to the future of Australian agriculture.


** City Deals backed by the Budget

The Budget includes a significant boost for our cities – both metropolitan and regional – and paves the way for new City Deals to be announced in coming months.


** Health – More support for Men’s Sheds

The Australian Government is providing funding for 105 Men’s Sheds across Australia to support the physical and mental health and wellbeing of men in our communities.


Aboriginal Benefits Foundation Grants

Provides grants to Aboriginal communities and individuals to support projects which advance the aims of the Foundation, with the current focus on supporting art, literacy, education, health and cultural projects with a connection to Aboriginal art and/or artists.

$500 to a limit of $5,000

12 April 2017


Advance Queensland – Young Starters' Fund

Designed to build, attract and retain young entrepreneurial talent, the program funds eligible organisations to deliver events and activities that build entrepreneurial and startup skills in young Queenslanders.

Funding up to 70% of your total eligible activity costs, to a maximum of $20,000

Young Queenslanders, aged 15–24

2nd Jun 2017


Aim for the Stars – Scholarships

Layne Beachley's Aim for the Stars Foundation enables girls and women to invest in their future and fulfill their potential.

Scholarships include a $4,000 grant + more…

Females, 12 years of age by 31/01/2018 (upper age is open)

Re-open in July 2017

Close 20th Oct 2017


Arts Business Innovation Fund (ABIF)

The Arts Business Innovation Fund (ABIF, the Fund) addresses the need to support innovation to strengthen income generating and entrepreneurial capacity in not-for-profit arts and cultural businesses.

$1 million investment for not-for-profit arts and cultural organisations

For Organisations

ABIF is a rolling fund, with applications accepted at any time


Arts Leverage Fund

The Arts Leverage Fund works to promote private sector giving by matching eligible cash sponsorship and philanthropy dollar for dollar, while leveraging government investment in Queensland-based arts and cultural organisations.

Either a 40% increase on pre-approved baseline fundraising performance or at $40,000, whichever is the higher amount.

Queensland-based legally constituted NFP arts organisations (see site)

$4.5 million over 3 calendar years (2015–17)


Australian Communities Foundation Funding

The Australian Communities Foundation provides support to charitable organisations and projects all around Australia.

TCC – Tax Concession Charity   OR    DGR – Deductible Gift Recipient status applicants.

Organisations can submit a maximum of two funding requests per calendar year.


Australian Scholarships Foundation

There are a number of Scholarships available for NFP employees.

Various funding available

Mixed Dates


Business Development Fund

Helps to turn ideas into reality with co-investment in Queensland businesses at the forefront of commercialising ground-breaking research or innovations.

Between $125,000 and $2.5 million in a Queensland business


Business Growth Grants

Financial help for eligible usinesses that want to improve their business operations (as a result of receiving a Business Evaluation).

To a maximum of $20,000



Capital Grants Program for Non-government Schools

Non-government education authorities may be able to get financial help from the Australian Government to improve school infrastructure.

For Parents and Carers, Principals and Teachers, Students


City of Ipswich – Young Performing Artist Bursary

Funding to support cultural diversity through excellence in the arts, specifically performing arts in Ipswich.

$500 for individuals or $700 for groups

Local residents to Ipswich, under 25 yrs



Education – Establishment Grants

To assist schools with establishment costs.

Fixed allocations for various items – $1000 to $466,000

Automatically applied to Eligible Schools for July disbursement

Determined annually in March


Education Support Funding Program (ESFP)

To assist schools and regions to enhance education support to eligible students in out-of-home care, which is linked to goals identified through the student's Education Support Planning process and based upon an assessment of the student's needs in relation to participation, wellbeing, academic achievement and other priorities.



Emissions Reduction Fund

The objective of the Emissions Reduction Fund is to help achieve Australia’s 2020 emissions reduction target of five per cent below 2000 levels by 2020. The Government has provided $2.55 billion to establish the Emissions Reduction Fund, with further funding to be considered in future budgets.


Export Market Development Grants (EMDG)

Key Australian Government financial assistance program for aspiring and current exporters. Administered by Austrade, the scheme supports a wide range of industries.

50% of eligible export promotion expenses above $5,000 provided that the total expenses are at least $15,000

Open to SMEs

1 July and midnight (AEDT) 30 November


First Start Loan – Commercial Fisher

First Start Loans provide you with finance up to $2,000,000 to assist you in the early years of establishing your primary production enterprise. Obtain the finance you need to enter into primary production or to become a full-time primary producer.

Loan – up to $2,000,000

Apply after 1 July 2017


First Start Loan – Primary Producer

First Start Loans provide you with finance up to $2,000,000 to assist you in the early years of establishing your primary production enterprise. Obtain the finance you need to enter into primary production or to become a full-time primary producer.

Loan – up to $2,000,000

Apply after 1 July 2017


Gambling Community Benefit Fund (GCBF)

This fund is Queensland’s largest one-off grants program, distributing approximately $53 million per year to Queensland communities.

$500 to $35,000

Not-for-profit groups operating in Queensland

Open mid-July and will close at 11.59pm on 31 August 2017


Google Advertising Grants

Whether you’re new to search advertising or are a seasoned pro, Google Ad Grants makes it easy to launch effective campaigns, with advertising solutions designed for non-profits of all shapes and sizes.

Up to $10,000 USD of in kind AdWords advertising each month


IBA Indigenous Business Australia – Finance Loans

For Indigenous Australians starting small businesses.

$10,000 to $100,000

Pilot offer until 30 June 2017


Indigenous Advancement Strategy

In the 2015-16 Budget, the Australian Government allocated $4.9 billion to the IAS, over four years to 2018-19, for grant funding processes and administered procurement activities that address the objectives of the IAS.

Funding Per Application


Industry Skills Fund

Provides skills advice and training grants to small and medium-sized enterprises to boost business productivity and increase competitiveness across the economy.


Join our Innovation Network

Is an online tool that offers Queensland entrepreneurs, start-up businesses and investors a platform for submitting and sharing their ideas, innovations, products and services.


Matana Foundation for Young People Grant Program

Funding projects that address the causes and consequences of youth disadvantage, and by so doing, assist them to gain access to the information, education, skills and resources that enable them to achieve social connectedness, personal significance and social and emotional wellbeing.


Mentoring for Growth Program

Offer eligible businesses access to a panel of between 6-8 volunteer business experts who during a meeting of around 90 minutes, offer insights, options and suggestions on business challenges relating to growth and innovation.

Mentorship only



NAB Impact Investment Readiness Fund

The Impact Investment Ready Growth Grant provides impact businesses and mission-driven organisations with grants for business, financial, legal and other capacity building support from providers to secure investment.

Up to $100,000


PCYC Indigenous Small Grants Program

Assists Indigenous teams and individuals to participate in sporting events, carnivals, State and interstate sporting tournaments, activities and programs.

Up to $5,000 for community-based projects

Up to $20,0000 for regional cluster-based projects


Practice Incentives Program (PIP)

Aims to support general practice activities. These activities include continual improvements, quality care, enhanced capacity, and improved access and health outcomes for patients.


Qld Government Sponsorship Funding

Provides funding for local projects and initiatives to enhance the age-friendliness of communities across Queensland.

Up to $100,000

16th June 2017


Queensland Arts Showcase Program (QASP)

To support individuals, organisations or collectives to deliver vibrant and accessible arts and cultural experiences for Queensland.

Various funding levels

From 21st April 2017


Queensland Destination Events Program

Seeks to leverage the crucial link between events and the destinations in which they are staged, extending the flow of the economic, marketing and social benefits of events throughout metropolitan and regional Queensland.

Destination Event funding – $10,000 - $25,000 per year

Significant Event funding – $25,000 - $100,000 per year


Regional Allocated Specialist Support Staff Resource Grants

To assist schools to provide for annual stock and requisites, equipment and materials for Specialist Support Staff.

Various funding levels



Regional Arts Development Fund

Supports professional and emerging professional artists and art practitioners living in regional Queensland.


Restart Wage Subsidy

Restart is a financial incentive to encourage businesses to hire and retain mature age employees who are 50 years of age and over.

Up to $10,000


School Bus Upgrade Scheme

Assist with the purchase of new buses or buses that are less than 5 years old. The objective of the scheme is to help accelerate the introduction of rollover-compliant buses into the Queensland school bus fleet.


School Community Capital Improvement Grant

To assist schools with minor works in liaison with school communities.

Base + student rate x enrolment) x Locality Index/100

Current rates:  Base = $1000 / Student rate = $3.80


School ICT Supplementary Grant

Supports schools to develop and implement information and technologies in schools.

Schools do not need to apply for this funding.

Entitlements will be calculated and paid by Finance Branch automatically each year.


Sidney Myer Performing Arts Awards

The Awards were created to commemorate Sidney Myer’s life and his love for the arts. The annual awards recognise outstanding achievements in dance, drama, comedy, music, opera, circus and puppetry.


Solar Bonus Scheme QLD

Involves a government-mandated solar feed-in tariff, pays eligible customers for the electricity generated from eligible solar photovoltaic systems and exported to the Queensland electricity grid.



Sunsuper Dreams for a Better World Program

Sunsuper's Dreams for a Better World is all about partnering with those who dream big and do good to improve the lives of other Australians and their community, and we have $150,000 in grants to help make it happen.

Round 1 Applications close - Friday, 13 April 2018


The Courier-Mail Children's Fund

Provides financial support to charitable organisations throughout Queensland to help them meet the needs of children with special needs.


Tim Fairfax Family Foundation (TFFF)

The TFFF exists to support rural, regional and remote communities in Queensland and the Northern Territory to address the particular challenges they face due to their geographic location. We aim to achieve this by building the capacity of communities to improve their vibrancy, connectedness, resilience, and sustainability.

From $10,000

Grant rounds occur in March, May, August and November


Wage Subsidy Scheme

Employers may receive up to $1,500 as an incentive to employ a person with a disability who is registered with a Disability Employment Services provider.