Government Grants

There are a range of grants available for registered community groups to apply for.

From time to time one-off and special grants are made available by various Queensland Government Departments. Follow this link to find out more.

There are however a number of grants that are offered on a regular basis. Some of these are detailed below.

Gambling Community Benefit Grants

The Office of Liquor and Gaming Regulation (OLGR) administers community benefit funds to ensure Queensland non-profit groups benefit from the proceeds of gaming.

Eligible organisations will be able to apply for a maximum of $35,000 and this will involve completing just 1 application. There are 4 rounds each year.

The application form and computer requirements will be available when the next round opens. Please make sure you complete a new application form for each funding round. Old application forms cannot be resubmitted.

To learn more about the Gambling Community Benefit Fund, the funding process, eligibility criteria and funding application hints and tips, read the Gambling Community Benefit Fund - an overview of the funding process.

Funding round announcements will occur approximately 5 months after the closing date. Every organisation will receive written notification of the outcome of their application. No additional information can be provided by OLGR until the approval processes are finalised. We encourage you to wait until you have received written notification or review the lists of successful applicants.

Follow this link to find out more.

Get Playing Plus

Get Playing Plus is part of the Queensland Government’s Get in the Game initiative designed to support sport and recreation at the grassroots level. The program assists in developing places and spaces that increase participation opportunities, meet service gaps and address regional needs.

Projects must be a new or major upgrade to an existing place or space that supports participation in sport and recreation activities.

Departmental funding contributions for projects are between $300,000 and $1,500,000 (GST exclusive); depending on the geographic location of the project.

Follow this link to find out more.

Celebrating Multicultural Queensland Grants Program

The Celebrating Multicultural Queensland Grants Program funds initiatives that celebrate and promote Queensland’s multicultural identity, increase community awareness of benefits of multiculturalism, foster community cohesion, and support equal access to opportunities by people from diverse cultural backgrounds.

The program provides funding for diverse multicultural events and local community projects to be held across Queensland that align with the purpose of the grants program.

Funding is allocated in categories: signature events, cultural events and multicultural projects.

Follow this link to find out more.