Grants & Funding
Grants & Funding opportunities available for outdoor recreation providers in Queensland – sources, application dates, criteria and conditions.
By their very nature, funding sources do not have constant application dates; criteria and conditions are subject to change; and from time to time are closed pending allocation decisions.
Please note that this list is representative only and does not cover all that is available. We recommend talking to your local government/ sport and recreation representatives and researching your local area for other opportunities.
Is your organisation/project eligible for funding?
In identifying whether your project or organisation is eligible to access funding from a particular program, you will need to consider the following issue. READ MORE from Red Tape Busters
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Community Grants – a quick guide.
Links to a wide range of funding agencies are listed on the Parliamentary Library. This page provides links to selected sources of financial assistance to community groups.
Commonwealth Grant Guidelines
The Government has released revised Commonwealth Grant Guidelines for the Not-For-Profit sector. Grants are widely used by the Government to achieve government policy objectives, involving the payment of billions of dollars each year. The Guidelines establish the policy framework under which government agencies undertake their own grants administration activities.
The Queensland Government provides a wide range of grant & funding opportunities for sport & recreation organisations, providing in excess of $40 million through funding programs towards new and improved opportunities for people to participate in sport and active recreation.
Sport and Recreation:
Queensland Business Grants and Assistance Finder: Queensland government grants, funding and resources
Other Funding Agencies
In addition to the federal, state and local government funding bodies identified above there are many other agencies that provide funding for specific projects or interest groups.
Rail Trails Australia (RTA) is a predominantly volunteer, not-for-profit, organisation which works for the development and promotion of a rail trail network Australia-wide.
After many years of merchandise sales, RTA is now pleased to be able to run a small grants program to support community organisations undertaking activities that are aligned with RTA’s work.
As the region’s bulk water supply authority, we are committed to water for life. Our service extends beyond water supply, to supporting a sustainable water future for generations to come.
We do this through Water for life Community Grants – an initiative that provides funding to improve the community’s education and involvement with water.
The program taps into existing community initiatives and establishes partnerships that benefit South East Queensland waterways, catchments and communities.
Office of Liquor Community Benefit Funds Unit
Various grant schemes available through the Office of Liquor and Gaming Regulation.
Aim for the Stars
The Layne Beachley Aim for the Stars Foundation was created to provide support for women and girls across Australia further their educational and/or professional development.
The Foundation for Young Australians
Supporting talented individuals and youth-led organisations
In our current economic times most Fitness, Sport and Recreation organisations operate in difficult financial circumstances and are generally under-resourced.
The future of your club may be dependant on its ability to access extra dollars from outside sources.
Fundraising is a great activity for your club – it can help with purchasing additional equipment,
sporting goods, team uniforms and repairing or rebuilding your clubhouse …
… This booklet aims to provide practical information and guidance on how to effectively plan fundraising task and the legal and administrative implications to be considered when undertaking these types of ventures. Further, we have included information on funding sources and ideas to increase your revenue raising opportunities.
QFSR Skills Alliance
Get organised! Plan Plan Plan!
Determine the needs of your project:
- What does it entail?
- What are your critical timelines? … and much more
Noosa Regional Council
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Community Funding Centre
Provides free help sheets, services, newsletters, books and training to help community groups improve their fundraising abilities and become healthier and more viable. READ MORE
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Red Tape Busters
Making government work for you! Submission and tender writing consultancy
Finding it difficult to raise funds – Fundraising Buddy might be able to help – information, techniques, applications, grants, newsletters, coaching
Momentum can assist your sport or recreation club to prepare all documentation and paperwork for grant funding applications. There are a range of government grants for sports clubs available and Momentum will guide your club with a team of experienced professionals who can help with all club funding grants.
A Facebook community page to share current community grants that are open in Queensland.
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