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About Council

Learn more about the Hinchinbrook Shire Council

Citizenship Ceremonies

Hinchinbrook Shire Council Citizenship Ceremonies

Events Calendar

A place where you can find and share events that are happening in the Hinchinbrook community.

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Grants and Funding

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

RDA Grant Finder 

Regional Development Australia’s Grant Finder is a free, customised grant funding tool linking the right people with the right grant opportunities, at the right time.

RDA’s vision is for a prosperous, sustainable, cohesive, and liveable region. They cover 15 Local Government Areas, east from Palm Island and across the North-west Queensland Corridor to Mt Isa, Boulia and Burketown.

The Grant Finder is a direct portal to billions of dollars in grants and is FREE for all local businesses, community groups, not-for-profits and individuals.

Grants are an excellent source of funding to enable ideas to become reality and support our communities to grow, evolve and prosper.

Search for grants available to you or register and never miss another opportunity!

Click here to visit the RDA GRANT FINDER


Non-Council Grant Opportunities

2022-23 Celebrating Multicultural Queensland (CMQ) Program

The Celebrating Multicultural Queensland (CMQ) program provides funding towards multicultural events and projects that engage culturally diverse communities, groups and individuals, and the broader community, to partner and contribute to building an inclusive, harmonious and united Queensland.

Funding is available under two project categories:

  • Category 1 – Economic and Social Participation Projects; and
  • Category 2 – Youth and Community Connection.

Funding applications for projects to be delivered in regional areas are encouraged.

Applications close Saturday 12 November 2022.

To view the guidelines and further information on how to apply, visit The Department of Children, Youth Justice and Multicultural Affairs website, Celebrating Multicultural Queensland program page

www.cyjma.qld.gov.au/cmq-program.

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.

Round 116 ($100k super round) will open mid-January 2023 and close at midnight on 28 February 2023.

Click here for the Gambling Community Benefit Fund.

Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal (FRRR) – Strengthening Rural Communities 

The Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal (FRRR) Strengthening Rural Communities Program grant gives the thousands of small rural, regional and remote communities across Australia an opportunity to access funding to support broad community needs.

Grants are available for a broad range of grassroots, community-led initiatives that directly and clearly benefit local communities. Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis and assessed quarterly. 

Click here for the Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal (FRRR) Strengthening Rural Communities Grant.

Funding Round 15 Applications close 5.00pm Tuesday 29 November 2022.

The Queensland Destination Events Program (QDEP)

The Queensland Destination Events Program (QDEP) 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.  QDEP offers two types of funding for regional events:

  • Destination event funding – single year funding for developing events seeking growth ($10,000 - $25,000 per year); and
  • Significant event funding – single year or up to three years of funding for events that can demonstrate a strong track record of growth or growth potential ($25,000 - $100,000 per year).

Funding can be used for marketing costs, strategic plan development, engagement of short-term specialised personnel and hire of temporary infrastructure.

Funding Round 23 opens in July 2022 and closes in October 2022 for eligible event dates between May 2023 and May 2024.

Funding Round 24 opens in November 2022 and closes in February 2023 for eligible event dates between September 2023 and September 2024.

Click here for the Queensland Destination Events Program (QDEP) Grants.

NAB Foundation Community Grants

NAB Foundation Community Grants fund local projects that help communities prepare for natural disasters, support long-term recovery and build resilience against future disasters. 

Grants of up to $10,000 are available for community-led projects that do one or more of the following:

  • Readiness: Help communities (people, environments, infrastructure) prepare for natural disasters;
  • Recovery: Help communities, landscapes and fauna rebuild and rehabilitate after natural disasters; and
  • Future-proofing: Reduce the risk of future natural disasters by cutting a community’s carbon emissions.

2022 Round 2 opens Friday 11 March 2022 and successful grantees will be notified in October 2022.

Click here for the NAB Foundation Community Grants.

Australian Communities Foundation Grant

The Australian Communities Foundation Grant supports projects targeting environment, conservation, climate change, and community and economic development. The Australian Communities Foundation as a broker of change, showcase granting opportunities so their community of givers can be inspired to support initiatives that are aligned with their interests.

Note: The applying organisation must be a registered charity with the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission.

Click here for the Australian Communities Foundation Grant which provides ongoing funding.

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.

Sporting and Recreational Grants

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 Sports and Recreation Planning Program

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.

Click here for more information on Sport and Recreation Disaster Recovery Program (SRDRP).

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 and Regional Renewal 

Budget Direct - Sponsorships Solved

AMP Tomorrow Fund - Annual 

Business Grant and Funding Opportunities

Back to Work

Support payments of up to $20,000 are available for eligible employers who hire eligible unemployed jobseekers or hire an eligible young unemployed Queenslander.

Click here for the Back to Work Program.

Manufacturing Hubs Grant Program

The Manufacturing Hubs Grant Program provides opportunities for manufacturers to become more productive and create jobs through technology adoption, skills and training, business development and advanced robotic manufacturing hub services.

Click here for the Manufacturing Hubs Grant Program which closes on Monday 20 June 2022.

Northern Australia Development Program: Northern Australia Industry Transformation Grant

The Northern Australia Development Program: Northern Australia Industry Transformation Grant funds enterprises in Northern Australia to establish a new industry or significantly grow the value of an existing industry.

Click here for the Northern Australia Development Program: Northern Australia Industry Transformation Grant which closes on Tuesday 24 October 2023.

Small Business Grants Schedule

The Department of Employment, Small Business and Training administers grants and programs to help Queensland small business continue to recover, grow and thrive by committing grant funds for businesses to increase key capabilities, embrace innovation, and assist high-growth businesses to capitalise on opportunities.

Click here to view the Small Business Grants Schedule.

Queensland Government Business Grants and Program Finder

The Business Queensland website business.gov.au is a whole-of-government website for the Australian business community. It is a simple and convenient entry point for information, services and support to help businesses succeed in Australia.

Click here to view the Grants and Programs Finder.

Queensland Natural Disaster Assistance 

Business Queensland provides a range of information and contacts for businesses affected by natural disasters. It includes details of grants and loans available under the joint Australian and Queensland Government funded Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements where they are available.

Click here to view the Business Queensland Natural Disaster Assistance.

Department of Employment, Small Business and Training (DESBT) Small Business Grants

Find support for Queensland small businesses to recover, grow and thrive.

Click here to view the Department of Employment, Small Business and Training Small Business grants.

Advance Queensland Programs

Advance Queensland programs and funds are listed below to help you find the support your need.

Click here to view the Advance Queensland Programs opportunities. Queensland Government and Australian Government support options are also listed.

Government Loans

In addition to grants, the Queensland Government offers First Start Loans for primary production and commercial 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, click here to visit the Queensland Rural and Industry Development Authority First Start Loan.

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. 

The Queensland Government website lists Queensland, Australian, Local Government and other grants. Click here to view.

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