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Please see below for information about Council and Non-Council Grant opportunities available. To visit our Awards and Bursaries page please click here.
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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:
For more details on eligibility requirements please refer to the Community Activity Grants Application Form or Contact us.
For financial assistance within the 2018 / 2019 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 2018 - 30 September 2018||27 April 2018||Closed|
|1 October 2018 - 31 December 2018||17 August 2018||Closed|
|1 January 2019 - 31 March 2019||16 November 2018||Closed|
|1 April 2019 - 30 June 2019||25 February 2019||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.
Federal Government Grant - Stronger Communities Programme— Round 4 Funding
The Stronger Communities Programme provides each of the 150 federal electorates with $150,000 to fund small capital projects that improve local community participation and contribute to vibrant viable communities. In consultation with their community, each Federal Member of Parliament must identify potential applicants and projects in their electorate and invite them to apply for a grant.
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.
For a list of available grants, please click on the link provided below which will take you to the Community Grants Hub website.
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.
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.
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.
Sport and Recreation Disaster Recovery Program
The Sport and Recreation Disaster Recovery Program (SRDRP) 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.