Grants and Tenders

Closing Soon – Spring 2016

3 Feb 2017 - Celebrating Multicultural Queensland Grants

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.

In 2016–17, total funding of $1 million will be allocated to diverse multicultural events and projects across Queensland through 2 separate grants rounds:

  1. grants round for multicultural events – NOW CLOSED
  2. grants round for multicultural projects – 29 November 2016 to 3 February 2017.


The 2016-17 funding round for multicultural projects to commence in the 2017-18 financial year is now open.

Who is eligible to apply?

Grants are open to:

  • local clubs, including but not limited to, for example, Rotary, Lions, Apex, Probus, Zonta, Country Women’s Association, or sporting clubs
  • local community groups, including diverse cultural groups, councils and non-government organisations
  • incorporated, not-for-profit organisations that have a registered Australian Business Number (ABN).

How do I apply online?

If you do not have an internet connection or are unable to access the online application form, please email Multicultural Affairs Queensland to request a hard copy of the application form.

Is there anyone who can help me with my application?

If you need advice on developing your application, or if you require information about other sources of funding, contact the Grants Access Worker at MDA Ltd on (07) 3337 5400 or email MDA Ltd is a non-government organisation and is independent of the grant assessment process.

When will I know if my application is successful or not?

Funding outcomes for multicultural projects under the 2016–17 Celebrating Multicultural Queensland grants program will be announced by the Minister for Multicultural Affairs before the end of May 2017.

All applicants will be notified on the outcomes of their application.

All applicants successful in receiving funding will be required to:

  • enter into, and comply with, a two-part agreement including particulars and terms and conditions
  • acknowledge government funding by placing the Queensland Government crest on all publicity and promotional resources produced for the project (submit a logo request and an electronic version of the crest will be provided).

Events calendar

Funded events and projects are automatically included in the Events Calendar. Please provide us with any updates to an event or project activities so they can be reflected in our online calendar.

Additional information

  • The next funding round for multicultural events to be held in 2018 will open within the 2017-18 financial year.
  • If you would like to receive future email communications about multicultural topics, including the opening of future funding rounds, complete the online registration form.
  • Find out about previous 2015-16 successful grant recipients (PDF).
  • To obtain information on other funding options, please visit the Grant Access Program and then select ‘Funding Opportunities’.

Contact us

If you have any questions email Multicultural Affairs Queensland.

How to access interpreting services

If you would feel more comfortable discussing the grants program in your own language, please call 13 QGOV (13 74 68) and ask for an interpreter who speaks your language.

Wherever possible, we will engage an interpreter and discuss the grants program with you.

6 Feb 2017 - BCC Building Stronger Communities Grant Program

The Building Stronger Communities Grant Program funds community-based not-for-profit organisations to deliver projects that develop or improve their facilities, or improve their governance and long term organisational sustainability.

Grants of up to $100,000 are available for projects to maintain or develop community facilities. Grants up to $7500 are available for projects to upskill volunteers and improve organisational management capabilities.

Applications open Monday 10 October 2016 and close Monday 6 February 2017.

6 Feb 2017 - Domestic and Family Violence Support Services - Toowoomba/Darling Downs and Roma/Far West

Expressions of interest are invited by the State of Queensland, acting through the Department of Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services (the department) for the delivery of innovative, flexible domestic and family violence services in the Toowoomba/Darling Downs and Roma/Far West catchments.

This is an invitation to suitably qualified Suppliers to submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) for the purpose of identifying innovative, sustainable approaches to the delivery of new domestic and family violence and sexual assault services in two catchments within the department’s South West Region –

1. Toowoomba/Darling Downs; and
2. Roma/Far West.

These services are required to work as part of a broader, local service system that includes police, courts, child protection and other non-government organisations to deliver a timely coordinated and client focussed response to people affected by domestic and family violence.

Services are to be delivered in this context to enhance responses to this client group and to prioritise the safety and wellbeing of victims and their children, particularly those in high risk situations.


Roma Consultation Summary

EOI – Section 1: Requirements of EOI

EOI – Section 2: Supplier Response

13 Feb 2017 - BCC Men's Shed Grants Program

Council’s Men’s Shed Grants Program supports men’s shed groups in Brisbane. This program supports men’s sheds by providing funding for establishment and coordination expenses, facility improvements and equipment and material purchases. Funding ranges from $2000 to $20,000.

Applications open Monday 7 November 2016 and close Monday 13 February 2017.


13 Feb 2017 - BCC Housing Support Program

Housing Support Program

Brisbane City Council’s Housing Support Program provides funding to community organisations for projects or services that respond to the housing and social needs of homeless people, or those living in social housing.

This grant program has been made possible through financial contributions made by Mirvac to support responses to affordable housing provision and tenants living in affordable housing.


The Housing Support Program aims to:

  • enhance support services offered to homeless people and people living in social housing, including support to sustain tenancies. This includes services which focus on empowerment, life skills, employability and opportunities for social inclusion
  • provide resources and equipment for projects and programs that meet the needs of homeless people and people living in social housing
  • provide packages to support individuals transitioning into social and affordable housing.

Funding is available to develop and improve programs and facilities for homeless people and those in social housing in the inner north of Brisbane, including:

  • Bowen Hills
  • Fortitude Valley
  • New Farm
  • Newstead
  • Spring Hill
  • Teneriffe.

Funding available

Funding amounts range from $2000 to $10,000.

Funding round dates

Applications for this grant are now open and will close at midnight Monday 13 February 2017.

Applicants for the 2016-17 round will be notified of the outcome of their application in early May 2017.


An applicant should be an incorporated not-for-profit organisation.

An unincorporated not-for-profit organisation may also apply, under the auspices of an incorporated not-for-profit organisation able to accept legal and financial responsibility for the applicant’s project.

Applicants must not have any overdue Council grant acquittals or outstanding debts with Council.

How to apply

Please read the grant guidelines prior to preparing your application.

Submit your application online. The online application system allows you to save, develop and print out applications before you submit them.

If you have any enquiries about your proposal, phone Council on 07 3403 8888 and ask to speak with the Community Development Coordinator (Central).

Acquittal reports for successful applicants

If your application is successful, you will be required to complete your project and submit an online acquittal form within 12 months of the grant approval notification.

Grant recipients with overdue acquittal reports are not eligible for further grants.

If you believe your organisation may have an outstanding acquittal report from a project, phone Council on 07 3403 8888 and ask to speak with the Grants Administration Unit for advice.

More information

For more information about this grant, and before you commence an application, please phone Council on 07 3403 8888 and ask to speak with the Community Development Coordinator (Central).

You can also contact Council via:

20 Feb 2017 - BCC Community Development and Capacity Building Grants

The Community Development and Capacity Building Grants encourage projects that respond to local and city-wide community issues with objectives including, but not limited to, increasing community identity and connections, increasing social inclusion and building the community sector to respond to community issues and needs. Funding amounts range from $2000 to $10,000.

Applications open Monday 7 November 2016 and close Monday 20 February 2017.