Other Grants Other Grants

On this page you will find a list of current funding and grant opportunities.

Westpac Foundation's Community Grants

Applications for Westpac Foundation’s 200 Community Grants are now open, until 9 June. Community Grants are $10,000 each and also include non-financial support via Westpac’s ‘More than Money’ program, helping to maximise the social impact and sustainability of grantees. 
If you are or know of a not-for-profit grassroots community organisation giving opportunities to those who need it most in our local community, nominate or apply today via https://www.westpac.com.au/grants/

Dreams for a Better World – Sunsuper 

Submissions for the various rounds are open, with closing dates being:

Round 2 theme: Health & People closes 2 June 2017

Round 3 theme: Sport & Education closes 4 August 2017

Round 4 theme: Animals & Community closes 5 October 2017

Amount: up to $5,000 with chance to win between $10,000 and $25,000 if you make it to the grant final 


Amount: up to $5,000 with chance to win between $10,000 and $25,000 if you make it to the grant final 

Elite Indigenous Travel and Accommodation Assistance Program – Australian Sports Commission and Australian Government Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet


Amount: $1,000 for national competitions and $3,000 for international competitions


Funding is available for athletes, coaches, managers or officials to assist with out-of-pocket travel and accommodation expenses when attending eligible national championships or international competitions.

The ASC has amended the competition eligibility so that sportspeople (including athletes, coaches, managers, officials and trainers) who are only competing in Junior or Open level competitions are eligible to receive funding under the program. To be eligible to apply for a grant, an indigenous sportsperson and their sponsoring organisation must meet the following criteria:

  • Be an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander
  • Be participating as an athlete, coach, manager or official in an official national championship endorsed by the relevant ASC recognised national sporting organisation (NSO) or School Sport Australia (SSA) or an international competition as a member of an official Australian team endorsed by an ASC recognised NSO or SSA
  • Be 12 years or older at the time of the competition
  • Competing in junior or open level competitions; Have completed and submitted an EITAAP application before the event (or within two months of the completion of the event)

Have out-of-pocket expenses for travel and accommodation, and need to pay these to your sponsoring organisation and/or you are organising the travel and/or accommodation yourself.

Aspirations4Kids In Sport

Ongoing grant process

Amount: not stated


Aspirations4Kids in Sport Ltd make funding grants available to Queensland school students between the ages of 10-19 years who want to play sports but due to individual reasons may find it difficult to do so. The program is a state based initiative committed to helping children and families in need by unlocking the opportunities identified through sport from within the Queensland Education system.

Their causes include:

  • Disability & Chronic Illness - This funding assists students who have a recognised and / or diagnosed disability or chronic illness. Assistance may be offered in the form of financial support to fund the provision of prosthetics / special equipment, counselling and support people to assist the nominee to participate in a school sport event Hand Up - This funding is intended to assist students who do not qualify for Hardship funding but due to exceptional reasons require financial assistance for a ‘short term’ issue.
  • Hardship:
    • Financial - This funding assists students who are suffering from financial hardship due to low family income. Financial assistance may be approved for part payment for levy payments, compulsory uniform payments, travel and accommodation that may assist the nominee to participate in a school sport. To qualify for Hardship (Financial) the family / carer of the nominee must have an Australian Low Income Health Care Card or Foster Child Health Care Card that is current at the application date. A copy of the card must be uploaded with the application.
    • Rural/Remote - This funding assists students who are suffering from financial hardship and remoteness of their place of residence and require funding to play their chosen sport. This may include travel to the place of compulsory practice or travel to a school sport event. To qualify for Hardship (Remote) the nominee’s place of residence must be in either Zone A or B as per the link on their website.

The funding provided is assessed on a case-by-case basis. Where possible 100% of the funding required will be provided. Alternatively a ‘make a difference’ level of funding may be provided to successful recipients.

The intention is for the assessment of the application to be completed within approximately a 2-week period.

Aurizon Community Giving Fund

Local community groups and charities in the North Queensland region can apply for cash grants of up to $20,000 through the latest round of Aurizon’s Community Giving Fund.

Applications for the latest round of the Community Giving Fund are open until 5pm AEST Friday 28 April 2017.
To apply visit www.aurizon.com.au/community 

Gambling Community Benefit Fund

Gambling Community Benefit Fund is a Queensland Government grant from the Department of Justice and Attorney General.


Australia Wide Grants and Funding Resource

Please check the following website for a list of funding and grants available in your area:


Santos Community Fund

Santos Community Fund – Santos

Applications can be submitted any time

Amount: Minor Sponsorships (under $2,000) and Major Sponsorships (over $2,000)

Santos has a focus on the themes of arts/culture, community wellbeing, education/youth, environment, health and Indigenous. Application forms and further information is available on their website.


Glencore Community Program North Queensland

Applications are called once per year and close on 30 September each year.

Guidelines and Application Form

Local contact - Jemma Schweikert  (07) 4744 3140  jemma.schweikert@glencore.com.au 

Quick Response Grants

Quick Response Grants- For the Arts

Up- to $1500 for individuals and up-to $3000 for organisations for professional development or community arts projects.


Get Playing Plus

The Get Playing Plus program will provide funding for developing new and upgrading existing infrastructure that demonstrate a strong ability to increase participation opportunities, meet service gaps in existing infrastructure and address regional needs.

For more information visit the website and read the guidelines.
Project Proposal forms are available from Sport and Recreation Services. Contact the Mount Isa office on 4747 2186.

Australian Sports Commission - Local Sporting Champions

The Local Sporting Champions program is designed to support young people participating in state, national and international level sporting championships as either an athlete, coach or official.


Australian Sports Commission - EITAAP

In order to be eligible to apply for an EITAAP grant an indigenous sportsperson and their sponsoring organisation must meet certain criteria.


Energex-Ergon Community Fund - A helping hand to get your big idea accross the line - Bring your big ideas to life.

See here for more details