Funding Opportunities

Current sponsorship and funding opportunities available for the local community. Most organisations that offer funding opportunities also offer support for applications. For more information, click the title of the grant to be taken to their website. You can also contact the CCCI for support in submitting funding applications that benefit Chinchilla and the local community.

Youngcare Home Soon Grants

Home Soon Grants provide between $5,000-$20,000 (up to $50,000 in exceptional circumstances) for funding of eligible equipment, home modifications and services such as respite or in-home care for individuals aged between 18 and 65 who are currently living in residential aged care, hospital or a rehabilitation centre and who wish to return home or to supported accommodation.

Applications close on 1st June 2018

Sunsuper Dreams for a Better World

Sunsuper’s Dreams for a Better World is a $150,000 community grants program to help dreams like yours make a real difference in the community. Submit your dream for a community group or not-for-profit organisation to receive up to $50,000 in grants and help make the world a better place. 

Applications now open, Closes 29th June 2018



Get in the Game, Get Playing Places and Spaces

Get Playing Places and Spaces provides funding for infrastructure development so that more Queenslanders can be involved in sport and active recreation. Eligible organisations can apply for up to $150,000

Round 7 opens July 2nd, 2018
Applications close August 31st



Get in the Game - Get Going Clubs

This program aims to support regional, incorporated, not-for-profit sport and recreation organisations to develop and deliver projects that improve opportunities for participation.  The three funding categories are: - education and training, equipment and participation projects. Grants of up to $7,500 are available

Round 7 closes June 29th

QGC Communities Fund

The QGC Communities Fund provides grants between $10,000 and $40,000 to not-for-profit organisations based in the Western Downs and Gladstone Regional Council areas to deliver community projects. If your project is about making the Western Downs or Gladstone an even greater place to be and meets the eligibility requirements then we want to hear from you.

The 2018 funding will open on the 1st July and close 31st August 2018

ANZ Seeds of Renewal

The ANZ Seeds of Renewal Program demonstrates ANZ's belief in vibrant, sustainable rural communities. The program focuses specifically on helping build vibrant and sustainable rural communities, to ensure the ongoing prosperity of regional Australia.

Applications open 2nd July 2018

Brighter Futures Grant - Arrow Energy

Brighter Futures is acommunity investment program which supports the sustainable development of communities in their operational footprint. Through Brighter Futures, theysupport local organisations that are dedicated to developing stronger Queensland communities.The program supports three areas of community interest: health and safety, education, and environment.

Round 1 opens Friday, March 2nd 2018

Round 2 opens Friday, September 7th 2018

National Council of Women of Queensland Inc. Bursaries

National Council of Women of Queensland (NCWQ) is a non-party-political, non-sectarian, not-for-profit, umbrella organisation with broadly humanitarian and educational objectives. It seeks to raise the awareness of members as to their rights and responsibilities as citizens and encourages their participation in all aspects of community life.

Applications open 16th April, 2018


Rare Birds Inspiring Mentoring Scholarships

In partnership with the Office For Women, Inspiring Rare Birds is providing 100 scholarships for emerging or established female entrepreneurs throughout Australia to embark on a mentorship with a high calibre mentor. These scholarships are for women who are regionally, rurally or remotely located; of Indigenous or Torres Strait Islander descent; migrant or refugees; or socio-economically disadvantaged.

Arts Queensland Individuals Fund

Up to $10,000 per applicant for individual artists and cultural workers, both emerging and established, to participate in professional and career development opportunities

Applications now closed 

Energex-Ergon Community Fund

Offering grants from as little as $200 up to $5,000 to not-for-profit community groups and organisations. Projects must provide a lasting benefit to the community, whether it is through encouraging diversity, inclusion or community identity, unlocking innovative solutions using renewable and sustainable resources, or improving electrical safety through educational programs and facility upgrades.

Applications now closed

Wettenhall Environment Trust – Small Environmental Grants Scheme

Offering varying amounts in support of groups or individuals undertaking projects that will make a positive difference to the natural living environment, in land, sea or air, rural or urban. Projects meeting eligibility criteria around flora and fauna conservation, threatened mammal conservation, and landscape restoration and education will be favourably received.

Applications now open
Next Round opens 19th June 2018

The Young Athletes Travel Subsidy

The travel subsidy aims to foster the development of young athletes and support elite athlete pathways by providing financial assistance to help alleviate the costs associated with attending championship events, of up to $1200 in financial assistance

Made in Queensland

This program is aimed at increasing jobs in Queensland based small to medium manufacturing businesses.Those eligible will receive support to undertake a benchmarking program which will address areas where their businesses can become more competitive and create high-value jobs


Farm Management Grants - Succession Planning Rebates

Access to rebates of up to $2500 are now available to help tackle family business and succession planning costs.   Professional advice in relation to succession planning, or a family member wanting to acquire an interest in the family business, can apply for a rebate of up to 50% of fees paid for the advice, with a maximum of $2500 per applicant, per financial year.

Gambling Community Benefit Fund (GCBF)

Not-for-profit groups operating in Queensland can apply for grants from $500 up to $35,000 through the Gambling Community Benefit Fund (GCBF). This fund is Queensland’s largest one-off grants program, distributing approximately $53 million per year to Queensland communities.

Round 97 now open, Closes May 31st

Saluting Their Service Commemerations Program

This Program is designed to preserve Australia’s wartime heritage and to involve people throughout the nation in a wide range of projects and activities that highlight the service and sacrifice of Australia’s service personnel in wars, conflicts and peace operations, and promote appreciation and understanding of the role that those who served have played in shaping the nation. There is no set grant amount; however grants are usually over $4,000

Applications Close July 3rd

Tackling Tough Times Together

This grant program helps communities access the resources they need to support one another through the ongoing effects of drought.  Grants of up to $10,000 are available to eligible organisations in local government areas that are drought declared.  Expressions of interest are invited for a small number of grants of up to $50,000 for larger scale projects that have a broader impact.  Funding will support community-based activities that both help to relieve current stressors and symptoms, but most importantly, build capacity and resilience for the future.  Funds could also support activities that engage people in being active, exploring options and creating something that will stand the test of tough times.

Round 10 closes June 25th

Nuffield Farming Scholarships

Twenty-five scholarships will be offered this year to Australian Primary Producers who are 28 – 45 years of age, although exceptional candidates outside this age range will be considered. Scholarship recipients will have the opportunity to research a primary production topic overseas, enhance their knowledge, skills and techniques and join the worldwide Nuffield network.

Applications close June 15th

Commbank Cricket Club Sponsorships

In support for grassroots cricket, local clubs can apply for a two-year sponsorship for amounts of $2,000 per year (over two years), for brand new cricket equipment or marquees for game days.

Applications close June 1st 

Easternwell Community Grants

The Easternwell Community Grants program will provide funding assistance of up to $2,000 per applicant per round. Aiming to support activities or opportunities which provide lasting community benefit in the areas of community, education, health, indigenous, safety and youth.

The next round of community grants opens June 1st, 2018

Aim for the Stars - The Layne Beachley Foundation

Open to girls and young women, 12 years of age and above at 31st January 2018 who are long-term (continuing) Australian residents with initiative and passion, committed to achieving a dream in their field of choice. Scholarships including $4,000 grants will be awarded in the categories of Arts, Music & Entertainment; Business, Leadership & Community; Science, Technology & Innovation; Environment & Sustainability, and Sport

Applications now closed

Community Heritage Grants (CHG)

The program provides grants of up to $15,000 to community organisations such as libraries, archives, museums, genealogical and historical societies, multicultural and Indigenous groups.

Applications now closed

Enrich Grants – Aldi and Barnardos Australia

Grants of up to $5,000 per school to boost the wellbeing of school children aged 4-18 years who struggle to lead healthy lifestyles.  Supporting a range of activities for individual students, or groups of students in the areas of nutrition, sport participation, personal hygiene and material assistance such as uniforms and sporting equipment. Only school staff members can apply.

Applications now closed 

The Royal Flying Doctor Service 2018 Local Hero Awards

Nominate someone in your community who volunteers their time and energy to help keep the Flying Doctor in the air and deserves recognition.  The Local Hero winner will receive $5,000 to help fund a vital community health or wellbeing program in their area.

Nominations are now closed, Voting will open on June 11th

Small Grants for Rural Communities Round 33

Grants of up to $5,000 are available for projects and activities that offer clear public benefit for communities in rural, regional or remote Australia. Priority is given to communities of 10,000 or fewer. Applicants must be not-for-profit community organisations with an ABN or incorporation certificate.

Round 33 now closed

Life Enrichment Grant - Deaf Services Queensland

Eligible individuals and recognised Deaf Groups can apply for a Life Enrichment Grant to assist members of the deaf community to achieve their goals. Applications can relate to a range of different areas, some examples include leadership, health and wellbeing, arts and culture.  The maximum funding for each intake period is $5,000. This can be split between multiple applicants or be provided in a single grant, at Deaf Services Queensland discretion.

Applications open June 1st, close June 15th

Accelerate Small Business Grants Program

Providing targeted assistance to small businesses that demonstrate high-growth and employment aspirations, to engage high-level expertise in their business for an extended period.  Matching funding of up to $10,000 (excluding GST) may be provided to eligible businesses to engage business mentors, coaches, or an advisory board, for between 6–12 months.

Applications close June 20th

Westpac Foundations Community Grants

Funding for up to $10,000 for local, grassroots not-for-profit organisations with ideas in providing either educational opportunities, employment pathways or improving the quality of life of disadvantaged Australians in their local communities are encouraged to apply.  Successful organisation's principle objective will be focused on addressing social disadvantage in Australia in the following target groups: Indigenous Australians, refugees, women at risk, youth at risk, people living with disability or homeless populations. The Foundation will seek to make connections between the successful organisations and local Westpac Ambassadors who will assist to open doors to a range of skilled volunteering, mentoring and networking opportunities across the Westpac Group.

Applications close June 8th


  Business Grants and Support