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Grants and Funding

Please see below for information about Council and Non-Council Grant opportunities available. To visit our Awards and Bursaries page please click here. 

For information and details on Tender and Procurement opportunities available, please visit our Current Tender and Procurement Opportunities page

Hinchinbrook Shire Council Community Activity Grants 

Is your local not for profit community group looking for financial assistance to aid with community activities, festivals and events or individuals with National achievement?

The Hinchinbrook Shire Council offers quarterly grants throughout the year to help support local community groups. 

Council’s aim is to support a variety of not for profit organisations and activities throughout the Shire by offering financial assistance or sponsorship in the following categories:

  • Community Achievement Activity 
  • Community Activity Grant 
  • One-off Community Activity support 
  • Start-up organisation
  • Moderate  Community Activity 
  • Major Community Activity 
  • Signature Regionally Significant Community Activity 

For more details on eligibility requirements please refer to the Community Activity Grants Application Form or Contact us

For financial assistance within the 2017 / 2018 financial year the application periods are outlined below. Closing dates will be advertised closer to the application period.

Assistance* or Event date (between) Application Closing Date Status 
1 July 2017 - 30 September  5 June 2017 Closed
1 October 2017 - 31 December 2017 31 August 2017 Open 
1 January 2018 - 31 March 2018 31 October 2017 Open 
1 April 2018 - 30 June 2018 To be confirmed  Open 

*Community organisations seeking funding for general financial assistance, can place their application in any of the stated periods.

To be considered eligible for a Council grant, an individual, group or organisation must operate within the Hinchinbrook Shire and be not for profit.

Click here to download the Community Activity Grants Application Form.

Click here to download the Community Activity Grants Acquittal Form.

Non-Council Grant Opportunities

Department of State Development

For a list of available grants for the region, please click on the links provided below which will take you to the Regional Development Australia (RDA) website.

Click here for Grants - RDA collates information on upcoming grants from government, corporate, philanthropic and private sectors.

Department of Social Services

For a list of available grants, please click on the link provided below which will take you to the Community Grants Hub website. 

Click here to visit the Community Grants Hub.

Gambling Community Benefit Fund

The Office of Liquor and Gaming Regulation (OLGR) Community Benefit Funds Unit (CBFU) distributes revenue from gaming taxes to various not-for-profit community groups throughout Queensland and invites all eligible organisations to submit grant applications to the Gambling Community Benefit Fund during the application periods noted below.

Click here for the Gambling Community Benefit Fund which closes 31 August, 30 November, 28 February and 31 May.

Sporting and Recreational Grants

All athletes, sporting clubs and affiliated organisations need to be aware of the Queensland Government’s Get in the Game 2018–2020 suite of grant / funding opportunities which provides $125.5 million for grassroots sport and active recreation in Queensland. 

Details include:

  • Increased funding for Get Playing Places and Spaces grants from $11 million per year to $13 million per year, with maximum grants of $150,000
  • Get Going Clubs will continue to provide $3.5 million per year to support local and regional not-for-profit sport and recreation organisations with a one-off grant of up to $7,500 towards projects that improve club capabilities
  • An expansion of the Get Playing Plus grants program, with eligible projects now starting at $200,000, rather than $300,000 and a budget of $37 million for Round 3
  • A $15 million Female Facilities Program, which opens on 3 October 2017 eligible organisations able to apply for grants up to $500,000 per project to build or upgrade functional and inclusive female change rooms and amenities, to encourage greater participation in sport and active recreation activities by women and girls
  • Increased funding for our hugely successful Get Started Vouchers program, with $7 million worth of vouchers per year to help eligible kids get into organised sport and active recreation
  • The new Get Planning Spaces program which will offer grants of up to $100,000 to assist in strategic infrastructure planning studies

For further information on Get in the Game please click here to visit the Queensland Government website.

Other Sporting and Recreational grants are listed below. Please note that application processes are available through the respective link and not through Council. 

Click here for Ausport Local Sporting Champions Grant

Click here for Young Athletes Travel Subsidy

Click here for Sports and Recreation Planning Program

Other Grants

See below links for Non-Council Grants available through other Departments/Government Organisations. Please note that application processes are available through the respective link and not through Council. 

Foundation for Rural & Regional Renewal 

Business Grant and Funding Opportunities

Business Grant and Assistance Finder

There are a number of grants available through the State Government. To find out if there is a grant that suits your business situation, click here to visit the Queensland Business Grants and Assistance Finder.

Small Business Entrepreneur Grants Program

The Small Business Entrepreneur Grants Program provides new small businesses access to professional advice and support in the critical early stages of establishing a business.

For more information on how you can get assistance of starting or improving your business, visit the Business Queensland website.  

Government Loans

In addition to grants, the Queensland Government offers First Start Loans for primary production and commerical fishing which can provide you with finance up to $2,000,000 to assist you in the early years of establishing your enterprise. 

For more information,visit the Queensland Rural and Industry Development Authority website.

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