GENERAL GRANTS LIST - FEBRUARY 2018

GENERAL GRANTS LIST - FEBRUARY 2018

GENERAL GRANTS LIST - FEBRUARY 2018

Community, Health and Non-profit . . 2 General Business, IT, Communication, Export and Trade . . 24 Sport, Events, Tourism and The Arts . . 43 Energy, Clean Technology, Science, Innovation and R&D . . 57 Environment, Conservation, Agriculture, Exploration and Land . . 64 Education and Training . . 70 GENERAL GRANTS LIST FEBRUARY 2018 Keep up with all the news Don’t miss out on additional funds Small Grant Snippets allows you to keep up to date with all the grants of $10,000 or less. It’s great value at just $75 (plus GST) for a 12-month subscription.

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GENERAL GRANTS LIST - FEBRUARY 2018

Page 2 Grants list for community groups, organisations and businesses in Queensland February 2018 Compiled by Indigo Gold - www.indigogold.com.au Community, Health and Non-profit Honda Foundation Applications close 22 February 2018 The Honda Foundation acts as a charitable trust, providing financial assistance to charities and organisations doing amazing work across a range of social and environmental issues. These include: • Supporting the disadvantaged, disabled or those suffering from illness • Relief for victims of natural disasters • Promotion of innovation and new technologies • The promotion, development and preservation of Australian culture. The Honda Foundation also provides a 12-month Loan Vehicle Program which includes registration, insurance and all servicing costs, and is capped at 20 loan vehicles at any one time.

Grant limits are not listed in the available information, but grants to the 13 organisations that received funding in Queensland in 2017 ranged from $1,000 to $21,000. Donations are made on the basis that they pay for material items or something tangible. Some of the pieces of equipment they have financed are as follows: • Wheelchairs for use in hospitals and nursing homes • Hospital beds, portable hoist and other medical equipment, including operating theatre machinery • Ambulance/SES resuscitation machines, defibrillators and rescue equipment • Purchase of equipment for use in scientific research units • Sensory garden installation for handicapped people • Purchase of resource kits for disabled children • Furnish accommodation units for cancer patients • Purchase computer equipment for running special needs programs. https://www.thehondafoundation.com.au/about.html Health and Physical Activity Grants – Brisbane City Council Applications close 26 February 2018 Brisbane City Council's Healthy and Physical Activity Grants provide funding to local not-for-profit community groups for projects to increase participation in community sport, recreation and physical activity in Brisbane. Projects that achieve one or more of the following criteria may be eligible for funding: • to increase community participation in sporting and recreational activities through innovative programs and activities • to increase the community's health through participation in physical activity • to support community organisations to develop new sport and recreation opportunities in Brisbane • to generate long-term, ongoing participation in physical activity. Eligibility: • 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 operate within the Brisbane City Council Local Government Area (LGA).

https://www.brisbane.qld.gov.au/community-safety/grants-awards/community- grants/healthy-physical-activity-grants Armistice Centenary Grants program – Australian Government Applications close 28 February 2018 The Armistice Centenary Grants Program (ACGP) provides grants of between $3,000 and $50,000 for local community-based projects and activities that commemorate the end of the First World War, remembering Australian service men and women from all conflicts and celebrate a just and secure peace. Each Federal Electorate has a funding pool of $50,000 to support local commemorative projects.

A community Consultation Committee will be established in each electorate to assist the local MP in seeking the community’s views on how to best commemorate the Centenary.

Page 3 Grants list for community groups, organisations and businesses in Queensland February 2018 Compiled by Indigo Gold - www.indigogold.com.au Applicants must be invited to apply by their local MP to receive an application form and be eligible to apply for a grant. Contact your local MP to express your interest. https://www.dva.gov.au/consultation-and-grants/grants Gambling Community Benefit Fund – Department of Justice Round 96 will close on 28 February 2018 Round 97 will close on 31 May 2018 The fund allocates funding to not-for-profit community groups to enhance their capacity to provide services, leisure activities and opportunities for Queensland communities.

Applications can be submitted for funding between $500 and a maximum of $35,000 (including GST). If the cost of any item is more than the approved amount, it is the organisation’s responsibility to fund the difference. Eligibility: All organisations must: have not-for-profit objectives; be community based; and be registered (have a business partner number) with CBFU as a legal entity or sponsored organisation prior to submitting an application form. Organisations must be one of the following: 1. Incorporated or registered by an Act of Parliament (other than those listed below); 2. A sponsored organisation applying through an organisation Incorporated or registered by an Act of Parliament; 3. Local Ambulance Committee, Rural Fire Brigade or State Emergency Service Group applying as a sponsored organisation through the Department of Community Safety or relevant department as their legal entity. OLGR has launched a new, user-friendly online grants portal that allows you to: • access the portal from most devices and operating systems o browsers - Internet Explorer, Chrome, Safari, Firefox o devices - Windows and Apple compatible tablets, PC, laptop (not smartphones) • use your unique organisation number or organisation name and password to login and manage your registration details • apply for grants online (no more PDF readers and emails required) • check the status of your application in real-time and view your application history • submit your acquittals online (including applying for extensions to acquittal due dates, submitting variations to approved items and checking for un- acquitted funds).

http://www.justice.qld.gov.au/corporate/sponsorships-and- grants/grants/community-benefit-funding-programs Genesis Foundation Preliminary enquiry applications are open until end of February 2018 Their aim is to help Christian Organisations throughout the world with strategic planning and seed capital in order to multiply their work and implement projects that become self-funding, so that they have the greatest impact for Christ’s Kingdom. If your accounts are for the year ended between 1 January and 30 June, you may seek a grant in their June quarter round. A Preliminary Enquiry maybe submitted during the months of February, March and June 2017 (decisions made following the end of each month). However, if your total request exceeds $60,000 over 3 years and or you currently have a grant: the Preliminary Enquiry window is Monday 20 March 2017, closing noon Wednesday 29 March 2017. Applications are considered via a two-phase application process involving: • a two-page Preliminary Enquiry Form initially, and if invited • a subsequent more comprehensive Grant Submission Form. For grant requests of up to and including a total of $60,000 over 3 years, we have a fast track process. Requests in excess of this amount must be specifically considered at a formal Board meeting which meets twice a year. http://www.genesisfoundation.org.au/ Good for Good Community Grants – Queensland Country Credit Union Applications close 28 February 2018 A Queensland Country Good for Good Community Grant is a project that will benefit your community. In the spirit of paying it forward, their Queensland Country Good for Good Community Grant recipients partner with the organisation to fundraise 10% of their approved grant amount on behalf of their Charity Partner, Ronald McDonald House North Queensland or Ronald McDonald House South East Queensland Chapters.

It is a monetary grant between $5000 and $30,000 that is awarded to not-for- profit community organisations. Grant recipients are selected from a pool of applicants that have projects that fall in the categories; sport and recreation, health, education, environment or arts, culture and heritage.

Page 4 Grants list for community groups, organisations and businesses in Queensland February 2018 Compiled by Indigo Gold - www.indigogold.com.au To be eligible for a Queensland Country 'Good for Good' Community Grant, applicants must meet the eligibility criteria as provided in the terms and conditions. These include: • Applicants must be a Member of Queensland Country Credit Union (if you are interested in becoming a Queensland Country Credit Union Member • Grant projects must fall in one of the following categories: - Sport and recreation - Health - Education - Environment - Arts, Culture and Heritage • Successful applicants must agree to commit to fundraising 10% of the awarded grant amount to be provided to the Ronald McDonald House North Queensland or Ronald McDonald House South East Queensland Chapter within the calendar year (before 31 December 2018). https://www.qccu.com.au/community/good-for-good-community-grants/ James N Kirby Foundation Applications close 28 February 2018 The James N Kirby Foundation is a private ancillary fund established by the late Sir James Kirby with an initial investment of $2million in 1967, primarily to assist young Australians to reach top international standards in business and management. Grant applicants must be organisations with Deductible Gift Recipient endorsement.

Funding conditions • Funds can only be applied specifically for the purpose as outlined in the original application. If not, the funds must be returned immediately. • With a few exceptions, the Foundation does not provide multi-year funding or make grants that constitute the sole funding of an initiative. • Funding is for specific projects and may allow a small proportion of administration costs in any project on a selective basis. • Applications for grants of less than $3,000 or more than $15,000 within a 12- month period are not considered, other than those who are invited to put forward a large grant.

• Recipients are required to provide an acquittal report at the end of the project. For further information, please contact Kay McDowall Manager - Grants Administration, James N Kirby Foundation, Second Floor, 86-90 Bay Street, Broadway NSW 2007 on telephone (02) 9212 2711. http://www.kirbyfoundation.com.au/eligibility-criteria/how-to-apply/ Community Funding Grants – Arrow Energy Applications close 1 March 2018 Brighter Futures is a community investment program which supports the sustainable development of communities in Arrow Energy’s operational footprint. Through Brighter Futures, they support local organisations that are dedicated to developing stronger Queensland communities.

Their program supports three areas of community interest: • health and safety • education • environment. The program also places significant importance on the inclusion of Indigenous projects and initiatives. From book clubs and childcare facilities to tertiary scholarships and conservation projects, they're working hard to bring visible benefits to local communities. In 2014, they provided more than $3.9 million to 72 community projects across the Surat and Bowen basins, Gladstone and Brisbane.

Community funding grants are for small-scale investments to meet community needs. They assist local organisations with one-off events or projects. Sponsorships are for moderate scale investments supporting community projects and events. They are to build relationships through supporting community initiatives. Preference is given to applications that: • address an identified area of need in the community • build skills or capacity in the local community • provide opportunities for community involvement. https://www.arrowenergy.com.au/community/brighter-futures

Page 5 Grants list for community groups, organisations and businesses in Queensland February 2018 Compiled by Indigo Gold - www.indigogold.com.au Event Support Grant Program: Major Event – Toowoomba Regional Council Next round of applications close 1 March 2018 Toowoomba Council are keen to support local not for profit community groups that achieve their goals. Groups from outside the region may be eligible for assistance, provided that it can be demonstrated that there will be a direct benefit to Toowoomba Region.

Major Event – over 5,000 patrons with grants of $10,000 & over include: • large scale event • running longer than one day • potential to attract substantial visitation from outside the region • provide substantial economic and social benefit to the region • grant cannot be greater than 20% of event budget • assistance towards promotion, marketing & event development Grant guidelines are available on their website. http://www.tr.qld.gov.au/community-business/grants-funding/apply-by- category/3127-event-support-proposals Gladstone Region Major Events Grants – Gladstone Regional Council Next round closes 1 March 2018 Major events are important catalysts for economic development, social inclusion and community well-being. The economic impact of major events can be broad and far-reaching.

For this reason, Council has established a Major Events Advisory Panel (MEAP) to provide advice and funding recommendations regarding the development of major events in the Gladstone Region. MEAP aims to grow the number of major events in the region, maximise the economic and tourism impact of such events and provide a coherent framework for the attraction and support of major events to the area. The minimum level of funding which may be applied for under a MEAP application is $2,000. There is no maximum level of funding that may be requested. The Major Events Advisory Panel will look more favourably on applications for events that generate: • A positive economic impact on the Gladstone region (Target return on Investment of approximately $1:$6) • High numbers of both participants and observers/attendees, preferably with a significant number of participants and visitors coming from outside the region • Significant media coverage and exposure within and outside the region • High levels of recognition within and outside the region • High levels of accommodation visitor nights. http://www.gladstone.qld.gov.au/major-events-funding Mt Isa Mines Community Assistance Program – Mt Isa Mines Applications close 3 March 2018 Their Community Assistance Program provides regular, one-off sponsorships, donations and in-kind support for local events and initiatives to benefit the Mount Isa community that are valued between $100 and $20,000.

Some of the events they sponsor every year include: • The Mount Isa Mines Rotary Rodeo • Mount Isa Mining Expo • NAIDOC week celebrations • Northern Outback Business Awards • Lake Moondarra Fishing Classic. For more information application guidelines can be downloaded from the website. http://www.mountisamines.com.au/en/community/Pages/Community- support.aspx Spirit of Service Grants – Queensland Government Round 5 applications close 4 March 2018 Spirit of Service is the new Queensland Anzac Centenary small grants program. Applications for grants up to $20,000 are open multiple times throughout the year. The Spirit of Service round two grant recipients were announced in April 2017. The 18 successful applicants will share over $190,000 in funding for commemorative projects including interactive exhibitions, memorial restorations and digitised research projects.

The online application process allows you to work and save your draft application across a period of time and submit when you're ready. Only online applications will be accepted. Grants acknowledging the First World War or significant Queensland military milestones in the past 100 years are available for, but not limited to: • historical research and educational projects • preservation and conservation, interpretation and/or display of First World War history, stories, memorabilia and artefacts

Page 6 Grants list for community groups, organisations and businesses in Queensland February 2018 Compiled by Indigo Gold - www.indigogold.com.au • the acquisition of First World War memorabilia • the restoration or enhancement of existing memorials and honour boards • public commemorative events. http://anzac100.initiatives.qld.gov.au/grants/spirit-of-service/index.aspx Grant Round – Sidney Myer Fund and GALFA Expressions of Interest close 5 March 2018 The Sidney Myer Fund and the GALFA Board of Directors are pleased to announce their next joint funding round, as part of the Sidney Myer Fund Poverty and Disadvantage Small Grants Program, to the value of $15,000. This grant round will focus on improving the wellbeing of LGBTI1 people living with a disability. They encourage projects that are collaborations between disability advocacy and LGBTI groups, and from States and Territories other than Victoria. The projects should aim to assist LGBTI people living with a disability in any of the following areas: • Reducing isolation • Recognising multiple identities including Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander or multicultural • Building community capacity • Enhancing cultural engagement and development • Building evidence • Improving LGBTI inclusive practice in services. Applicants should focus on projects over a 1-2 year period through either: • Community development • Education initiatives • Applied, community-led research with tangible outcomes in the field • Events or conferences Please note, the grants are not intended to support capital and building works, vehicles, furniture or equipment, general fund-raising, travel, books or religious activities. For more information, contact: Ruth McNair (GALFA Director) on 0419 120 663 or r.mcnair@bigpond.net.au http://www.galfa.org.au/funding/current-grant-round/ Social Scale-up Grants – Westpac Foundation Applications close 5 March 2018 The Social Scale-up Grant helps scale-up not-for-profit social enterprises that operate a business for the primary purpose of creating jobs and employment pathways for individuals who often face significant barriers to entering the mainstream job market or are excluded from the workforce. In 2018, Westpac Foundation will award a total of $1.5 million to five not-for-profit social enterprises with a proven model to support people who face barriers to accessing Award-wage paying jobs, training, qualifications or work experience. Grant recipients will receive $300,000, over three years, to help scale-up their operations, grow their business and increase their social impact. Non-financial support such as business mentoring and access to the skills and resources of the Westpac Group will also be provided.

Key criteria for the Social Scale-up Grant: • Operate a proven social enterprise model that creates Award wage paying jobs and/or employment pathways (work experience or training) for people in Westpac Foundation’s target groups • The majority of the social enterprise’s annual income is derived from trading • Have a robust business plan • Employ an experienced management team • Grant funding is needed to scale-up your business operations and social impact • Be registered in Australia as a not-for-profit organisation and have Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) Item 1 status.

http://www.volunteering.com.au/westpac-foundation-social-scale-grants-open/ General Fund Grant-making – Queensland Community Foundation Applications close 7 March 2018 QCF’s grant making from the General Fund focuses on ORGANISATIONAL capacity building assisting charities develop their structures, systems, people and skills in order to deliver improved outcomes. Grants up to a maximum of $30,000 each will be offered under the 2018 grant round. Typically, capacity building focuses on education and training, recruiting, maintaining or recognising volunteers, information technology support systems, and planning and governance which may include strategic plans, constitution reviews or board appraisals.

Page 7 Grants list for community groups, organisations and businesses in Queensland February 2018 Compiled by Indigo Gold - www.indigogold.com.au The focus for this year will be on mid-tier organisations supporting local communities, including but not limited to, environment and the arts. Eligibility • Queensland based, providing a service to local communities addressing environmental and arts projects as well as those working with economically disadvantaged, racial and ethnic minorities, youth, the elderly, the homeless, and those with chronic health conditions, including mental illness. • Deductible Gift Recipients Item 1 (DGR1). • Mid-tier (annual revenue up to a maximum of $20M). https://qcf.org.au/grants/general-fund-grant-making/ Protecting National Historic Sites – Australian Government Applications close 8 March 2018 Owners and managers of Australia’s places with outstanding historic heritage significance to the nation can now apply for funding to help protect, conserve and raise awareness of the national treasures in their care.

Applications are open until 8th March 2018 for a share of $4,135,000 available this year under the Protecting National Historic Sites program. Historic sites on our National Heritage List are encouraged to take advantage of the 2017-18 grants round now underway. Funding of $25,000 to $250,000 is available per successful project. http://www.environment.gov.au/heritage/grants-and-funding/protecting- national-historic-sites Multicultural Projects – Queensland Government Applications close 9 March 2018 The 2017-18 funding round for multicultural projects to be delivered from 1 July 2018 to 30 June 2019, is now open. Under this funding round, total funding of $300,000 is available for projects with the maximum grant amount of up to $25,000 available.

Multicultural projects, in alignment with the principles of the Multicultural Queensland Charter, will build community relationships to: • Celebrate Welcome—engage general community groups (including community associations, service clubs, and sporting groups) in connecting and welcoming migrants and refugees into a wide range of community activities and/or • Building Opportunity—promote opportunities for people from diverse backgrounds to participate and contribute to community projects; support communities to become more cohesive and resilient, and build their capacity to respond to local needs and/or • Celebrate Diversity—bring people together to celebrate our diversity and build a sense of welcome and belonging for all members of the community. Applications are encouraged from not-for-profit, incorporated organisations who have a registered Australian Business Number (ABN) which is not for a commercial entity or individual. Applications are encouraged from community groups and organisations, community associations including service clubs and sporting groups, and local councils who partner with community groups.

Unincorporated organisations can seek agreement from a not-for-profit incorporated organisation to act as an auspice for the project. https://www.qld.gov.au/community/community-organisations- volunteering/funding-grants-resources/celebrating-multicultural-qld-grants- program Development & Operations Grants – Community Broadcasting Foundation Ltd Applications close 14 March 2018 Development & Operations grants aim to assist the ongoing development of community broadcasting throughout Australia. This grant category aims to maintain, expand and/or strengthen the operations and broadcast capabilities of community broadcasting stations through support for core operations, support for development projects and support for necessary infrastructure. Various funding amounts are listed in the guidelines. This year they are particularly looking to support initiatives that build the capacity of community broadcasting stations in the areas of: • governance • operations • technical; and/or • community engagement. http://www.cbf.com.au/grants/grant-finder/grant-categories/development- operations-grants/

Page 8 Grants list for community groups, organisations and businesses in Queensland February 2018 Compiled by Indigo Gold - www.indigogold.com.au Pierce Armstrong Foundation Applications close 15 March 2018 The Foundation seeks to positively impact and enhance the lives of Australians and will support those organisations who demonstrate they can make meaningful and lasting contributions to our community. Although the Foundation does not specify a minimum or maximum funding amount, it generally provides small donations up to $20,000. Only charitable organisations that hold both DGR and TCC status are eligible to apply for a grant. Applications received from organisations that do not hold both endorsements will not be considered.

Whilst they have a preference for Victorian grantees, we will consider applications from interstate organisations. http://piercearmstrong.org.au/ Inspire Grant – St George Foundation Expressions of interest close 16 March 2018 St. George Foundation’s Inspire grant is a large, multi-year funding grant of up to $600,000 over three years for the purpose of providing innovative interventions that will change the course of a child’s life and inspire their future prosperity. In its inaugural year, Australian children’s charity MissingSchool is the winner of the Inspire grant to help keep seriously sick or injured kids connected to their regular schools. Over the course of three years the grant will fund telepresence robots into schools across the nation to demonstrate a technology to keep seriously sick or injured kids connected to their regular classrooms. http://promos.stgeorge.com.au/stgeorgefoundation/#apply Community Grants Program – City of Gold Coast Applications close 19 March 2018 The Community Grants Program, is an annual program that provides financial assistance to incorporated, not for profit community organisations that service the needs and pursuits of the Gold Coast community.

The program is aimed at supporting and stimulating projects and activities with a broad, whole of city focus. Our Divisional Donations Program supports projects that are locally or divisionally focussed. Amounts: Culture, history & heritage grants (including community events) - $25,000 upper limit for major projects Safe city - $75,000 upper limit for major emergency response projects. For further information, contact the Community Grants Administrator on 5581 5240. http://www.goldcoast.qld.gov.au/community/community-grants-program- 3339.html Community Assistance Program – Rockhampton Regional Council Applications close 19 March 2018 Assistance is provided to community organisations that: • Are located and/or primarily providing services within the Council area; • Are properly constituted and incorporated (if not incorporated are sponsored by an incorporated association), or a company limited by guarantee that has been endorsed by the Australian Taxation Office as a charity, tax exempt fund or deductible gift recipient • Hold appropriate public liability cover for the project/event for which assistance is sought • Have properly acquitted any previous grants and/or sponsorship provided by Council • Have the capacity to successfully manage the project/event; including meeting deadlines for grant expenditure and acquittal requirements. Community Grants Scheme This scheme provides financial assistance to community organisations for up to 50% (with a cap of $20,000) of the costs of projects that are capital works (including building renovations, equipment and furnishings), and will have a lasting benefit to the broad community. An organisation may only be funded for one such project per annum, and preference will be given to projects that provide for multi-purpose or multi-organisational use. Applications will be assessed against the following criteria: • Applicant’s ability to undertake the project including obtaining any relevant approvals and permissions; • Community need for the project and potential for use by other groups; • Community outcomes expected from the project, including any positive promotion of the local are; and • Value for money with realistic scope and at least two quotes for all works. Major Sponsorship

Page 9 Grants list for community groups, organisations and businesses in Queensland February 2018 Compiled by Indigo Gold - www.indigogold.com.au The event must: • Provide identifiable economic and community development outcomes for the Region • Be open for participation by the general community • Attract a significant number of visitors, including from outside the Region • Promote a positive image of the Region as a ‘destination’ • Have a solid business and marketing plan.

https://www.rockhamptonregion.qld.gov.au/CommunityEvents/Grants-and- Sponsorships/Community-Assistance-Program Employee Connected Grants - Coca- Cola Australia Foundation Applications open 1 March and close 22 March 2018 The mission of the Coca-Cola Australia Foundation (CCAF) is to inspire moments of happiness and possibilities for young Australians. The CCAF offers grants to organisations with projects that align with this mission. Employee Connected grants support local causes and charities connected to their employees, up to $25,000 as a one-off grant.

To be eligible, organisations must have DGR (item 1) status and build capability for young Australians aged 13-19 years by addressing: • Optimism • Empowerment • Increased possibilities for a positive life; and/or • Wellbeing (emotional, physical and social). One important eligibility criteria is that you must have a Coca-Cola Amatil Australia or Coca-Cola South Pacific employee who is involved with/volunteering in your organisation to champion your project and apply along with you. https://www.coca-colajourney.com.au/coca-cola-australia-foundation/apply-fo r-a- grant CAGES Foundation Submissions are now being accepted, closing on 30 March 2018 Cages Foundation supports organisations committed to ensuring Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children have the opportunity to reach their full potential. They direct their funding towards organisations that are locally owned and are focused on providing services to children from prenatal to 5 years old. Funding principles ABORIGINAL LED ORGANISATIONS CAGES Foundation will intentionally seek to fund DGR 1 organisations with high levels of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander participation, influence, identity and leadership.

DEMONSTRATE A DEDICATION TO CAPACITY BUILDING It is intended that all funding provided by CAGES Foundation will leave behind a greater and innate ability for Aboriginal individuals, organisations and communities to achieve improved life outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children beyond the life of the funding. FACTS YOU NEED TO KNOW • Approximately 80% of the funds available for distribution in 2018 are already committed to long-term activities or other grant programs. As such, we expect there will only be an additional 1-2 grants available in 2018. • Gifts from the primary funding stream are for large and/or long-term work involving capacity building, infrastructure, systemic change or program development.

• There are currently approximately 3 organisations in the pipeline. • They will be primarily focused on organisations working in NSW or based on the east coast who have a national reach. http://cagesfoundation.org/how-we-work/#funding-principles Heavy Vehicle Safety and Productivity Program – Australian Government Applications close 30 March 2018 The Heavy Vehicle Safety and Productivity Program (HVSPP) is an Australian Government initiative to fund infrastructure projects that improve productivity and safety outcomes of heavy vehicle operations across Australia. The Australian Government has extended the HVSPP and will provide $40 million per year from the 2021 to 2022 financial year onwards. State, territory and local governments are eligible to apply for funding for projects that will upgrade road infrastructure to improve heavy vehicle safety and freight efficiency, saving lives and reducing travel times for freight on Australia's roads. The Australian Government will contribute up to 50 per cent of the total project cost to successful projects, up to a maximum of $5 million. Proponents are

Page 10 Grants list for community groups, organisations and businesses in Queensland February 2018 Compiled by Indigo Gold - www.indigogold.com.au encouraged to consult with industry and the community broadly on their projects to ensure industry priorities and community views are considered in the development of proposals. http://investment.infrastructure.gov.au/infrastructure_investment/heavy_veh icle _safety_and_productivity.aspx Try, Test and Learn Fund – Federal Government Tranch 2 Applications are processed in batches with the following dates applying throughout 2018: Batch 2 – 30 March Batch 3 – 31 May Batch 4 – 31 July Batch 5 – 28 September This tranche will have a continuously open grant application period until 28 September 2018, which will allow individuals and organisations to submit proposals at any time. The overall aim of tranche two is to efficiently test new approaches, learn from them and expand our evidence base to inform future Government policy, with the overall aim of improving lives by reducing welfare dependency.

This tranche of the Try, Test and Learn Fund will accept grant applications for small scale trial projects delivered over 6 months to two years with an approximate budget range between $0.5 million and $5 million. How does it work? The Try, Test and Learn Fund seeks new and innovative policy responses that are aimed at improving the lives of groups at risk of long term welfare dependence, through increased workforce participation or capacity to work. Approved policy responses will be provided funding to refine and optimise project design through co-development, prior to implementation.

The priority groups for this tranche are: • Newstart Allowance recipients aged 50 and over (with a focus on those who have been out of the workforce for longer than 12 months) • Migrants and refugees aged 16-64 and receiving working age payments • Carers aged 16-64 and receiving Carer Payment • At-risk young people aged 16-21 and receiving income support. This tranche will also welcome ideas to support other vulnerable groups at risk of long-term welfare dependence. You may propose another group as part of your application including priority groups from the initial tranche. https://www.dss.gov.au/about-the-department/publications-articles/corporate - publications/budget-and-additional-estimates-statements/budget-2016/try-tes t- and-learn-fund Flying Start - Jetstar Current round of applications close 31 March 2018 Jetstar's Flying Start Program invites community groups and organisations across Australia to apply for a grant to fund a project that will enrich the lives of people in their local community.

Tell them your project story and you could receive a $30,000 grant. Entry is open to not-for-profit community groups and organisations of any size, who are seeking funding to help enhance the lives of people in their local community; and can be classified into one of the following categories: • Charity • Educational and Health Organisations • Arts Group or Organisation • Sporting Group or Organisation. The community group or organisation should have a specific project in mind for how the grant will be used to benefit their local community. The grant includes $15,000 in cash; $15,000 worth of travel with Jetstar anywhere on the Jetstar network; promotion of their community group or organisation on Jetstar's website and Facebook page; National and local level media leverage to be facilitated by Jetstar PR agency partner.

http://www.jetstar.com/au/en/flyingstart Home Ground Advantage - Holden Applications close 31 March 2018 If there’s one thing that brings communities together – it’s sport. Which is why Holden started the Home Ground Advantage program in 2014 - to help grass roots sport grow. They know how difficult it can be to raise funds for projects like facility upgrades, new uniforms, equipment and even develop exceptional talent. With HGA they make it easier for your club to turn possibilities into reality! If you have a big project, there’s $250,000 in cash grants up for grabs. Applying for a Home Ground Advantage Grant: • Work out what your project is and exactly how you'd spend the money. • Read the terms and conditions to ensure your club and project are eligible.

Page 11 Grants list for community groups, organisations and businesses in Queensland February 2018 Compiled by Indigo Gold - www.indigogold.com.au • Print off the blank application form so you know what information to gather. • Once you have everything ready, head back to the website, fill out the online application form, upload any photos and paste in the YouTube URL for your video. • Check all the information carefully as, once it's submitted, no further changes or additions can be made.

• You're done Need more help? Read their tips and tricks. https://www.holden.com.au/discover-holden/home-ground-advantage Local Community Events – Cairns Regional Council Round 7 applications close 31 March 2018 Supports organisations in delivering events for benefit of the local community. These events enrich residents' lives and celebrate important occasions. do not usually attract visitors from outside of town specially for the event. The grants cover cash and/or in kind minimum of $3,000 to maximum of $15,000. *Note: Events must commence and be completed within the eligible event date period.

Council’s Community grant program supports community based groups and organisations which provide programs, activities, events and programs that enrich the diversity of cultural, social, sport and economic development opportunities available to the residents and businesses located in the Cairns region. Local Events that: • Drive community and social outcomes to enhance the overall quality of life in local communities • Drive future growth and financial sustainability • Contribute to the region’s balanced portfolio of community, arts & cultural and sporting events • Generate key economic outcomes • Showcase the importance of events for local communities and businesses • Support events that benefit charities or other worthwhile causes • Celebrate the rich traditions of communities and the importance of these to the Cairns region It is recommended that you read the guidelines from the website as it details relevant tiers for events, critical to eligibility.

http://www.cairns.qld.gov.au/payments/grants Mazda Foundation Applications close 31 March 2018 Mazda are dedicated to enriching Australian communities. Fostering a spirit of community involvement, the foundation supports a broad range of charitable projects with assistance and funding. The values of grants are open, no minimum or maximum. The Foundation periodically identifies a priority area of focus. The Foundation currently has two priority areas of focus, being: • Projects by community based organisations to support children with physical and/or mental disabilities or their carers • Projects by community based organisations to support elderly people suffering from mental disabilities (including dementia) or their carers, particularly projects seeking to address social isolation experienced by such elderly persons and their carers.

If lodging a Project Notification form, please note that: • the project must fall within the Foundation’s nominated priority areas; • the organisation must be an eligible recipient under the Income Tax Assessment Act; • the project must be consistent with the broader aims and objectives of the Foundation (published on this website); and all areas of the attached form must be completed. • The Foundation will acknowledge receipt of the Project Notification form, but this should not be seen as in any way indicating that the request for consideration will progress further.

http://mazdafoundation.org.au/obtaining-funding/ Community Projects Grant – Noosa Council Applications close 12 April 2018 The minimum grant amount from Council is $1,000 and maximum grant amount is $30,000. Community Projects may include, but are not restricted to:

Page 12 Grants list for community groups, organisations and businesses in Queensland February 2018 Compiled by Indigo Gold - www.indigogold.com.au • Community based festivals or events that bring residents together, including cultural, sports or community festivals. (Such events may require a Temporary Event Permit from Noosa Council) • Projects or programs that respond to a specific opportunity or need within the community. These programs may enhance the skills of participants or be pilot projects with a community focus. Ongoing projects or programs may be funded for a maximum of 3 years • Building works or infrastructure projects that include new or replacement infrastructure, or the maintenance of existing infrastructure. This may include lighting, shade sails, storage facilities, fit-outs etc. (Works may require approvals such as building approval and property owner's consent). Open to not-for-profit incorporated organisations who can establish their need for a funding contribution to projects or events which would benefit the Noosa community. This grant typically contributes to projects, programs, events, or building works which align with the Noosa Social Strategy. Other strategies and plans to reference are found in the Grant Guidelines.

https://www.noosa.qld.gov.au/council-grants#Grants_Program Get Planning Spaces – Queensland Government Applications close 18 April 2018 The Get Planning Spaces program is now part of the Get in the Game initiative. The program provides funding to Queensland based state level sport and active recreation organisations, local governments and other relevant peak organisations to develop quality, evidence-based sport and recreation infrastructure planning documents. Departmental funding contributions are up to a maximum of $100,000 depending on the organisation type and geographic location of the project. Organisations may also be required to contribute towards the total project cost. Eligible projects include: • State Wide Facility Planning • Regional Recreation Planning • Regional Sports Facility Planning • Local Recreation Planning • Sport and Recreation Precinct Master Plan https://www.qld.gov.au/recreation/sports/funding/getinthegame/getplanning Community Wellbeing – The Ian Potter Foundation Expressions of Interest open 26 March and close 20 April 2018 Community Wellbeing seeks to identify those projects that are likely to have the greatest impact on some of society’s most complex issues. The Foundation supports worthwhile projects for the alleviation of need in the community as indicated by conditions such as homelessness. Their support extends both to organisations that have demonstrated success and to those seeking to make well-considered innovations. To alleviate need, their Community Wellbeing program supports organisations delivering early intervention programs in the community such as: • transitioning from detention under the justice system; • reducing long-term unemployment with a focus on youth; and • assisting families at risk of, or experiencing, family violence to improve financial skills and maintain suitable, safe accommodation. Proposals for collaborative, multi-year projects are encouraged, as well as those that share knowledge gained with the broader sector. In general, the recommended minimum grant amount is $100,000.

They encourage all organisations to apply regardless of their size; in the case of small projects, the award can be of small amounts over multiple years, i.e., $35,000 a year for three years. The Foundation particularly encourages applications in high-need areas that have a strong volunteer component and/or a volunteer Board that is a representative cross-sector of the community. The Ian Potter Foundation can only make grants to organisations with BOTH Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) Item 1 and Tax Concession Charity (TCC) status. It is important that you check the Eligibility section to ensure your organisation meets these Australian Tax Office requirements.

http://www.ianpotter.org.au/what-we-support/community-wellbeing/ Education – The Ian Potter Foundation The Ian Potter Foundation Education program focuses on improving educational outcomes for children (0–8 years) through initiatives in early childhood and the early years of primary school.

Page 13 Grants list for community groups, organisations and businesses in Queensland February 2018 Compiled by Indigo Gold - www.indigogold.com.au Expressions of Interest open 26 March and close 20 April 2018 • To support innovative programs delivered to young children (ages 0–8) that aim to improve school readiness (as measured by the AECD) and/or foster parental engagement in their children's learning • To support the development of evidence and shared measurement tools for the early childhood sector.

The Foundation only considers grant applications in excess of $100,000 in this program area. Applications targeting children with high levels of developmental vulnerability will be prioritised. Collaborative, multi-year initiatives are encouraged. Applicants are required to speak with a Program Manager before submitting an Expression of Interest (EOI). The Ian Potter Foundation rarely awards the full amount of any project. Please ensure that you have alternative providers of funding, and that your application clearly considers any possible grant from the Foundation in this context. They are unlikely to fund 100% of a project cost.

The Ian Potter Foundation can only make grants to organisations with BOTH Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) Item 1 and Tax Concession Charity (TCC) status. It is important that you check the Eligibility section to ensure your organisation meets these Australian Tax Office requirements. http://www.ianpotter.org.au/what-we-support/education/ Community Grant – nib Foundation Applications open 2 April and close 30 April 2018 nib foundation's Community Grant program supports community initiatives which will make a positive difference to the health and wellbeing of Australian communities, with a focus on the health of young people, and carers. A Community Grant round is held each year and applications are invited from eligible organisations across Australia.

Funding of $5,000 to $50,000 will be provided to 10-15 organisations each year to undertake projects that run for approximately 12 months. Key dates for 2018 • 1 March 2018 - Community Grant Guidelines and application form will be available • 2 April 2018 - Community Grant round opens • 30 April 2018 - Community Grant round closes • Mid-September 2018 - Applicants will be notified of grant round outcomes • November 2018 - Successful projects can commence from November, however many applicants prefer to apply for a calendar year project commencing January 2019.

Before you apply, check your organisation's Eligibility and read the assessment criteria on our Community Grant page. http://www.nibfoundation.com.au/Funding/Funding.aspx Special Projects Grants – Whitsunday Regional Council Round 3 applications close 14 May 2018 The Whitsunday Regional Council is pleased to be able to provide financial assistance to community groups as part of the Community Assistance Grants Policy. The focus of the policy is to recognise the important role volunteer based organisations have in the region and how Council can best support their endeavours.

The Special Projects Grants are offered in rounds during the financial year with applications up to $20,000 being considered. The Special Projects Grant program will be open to all incorporated not for profit clubs wishing to undertake one off projects or events that fall outside the normal operations of the club. Further information regarding the different grants can be found by clicking on the quick links to the right of their webpage, or by contacting Council's Community Development unit on (07) 4945 0200 or email info@whitsundayrc.qld.gov.au https://www.whitsunday.qld.gov.au/556/Community-Assistance-Grants Misk Grand Challenges – The Misk Foundation and Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Application window closes 14 May 2018 Over a three-year period, Misk Grand Challenges plans to launch new challenges every six months, offering 100 young innovators across the world a grant of US$100,000 to develop their ingenious ideas into a concrete proof of concept. The challenges will focus on two themes (with more coming soon): • Global Citizenship • Education

Page 14 Grants list for community groups, organisations and businesses in Queensland February 2018 Compiled by Indigo Gold - www.indigogold.com.au They’ll choose the winners based on how well your ideas overcome the specific challenge. If you can then use your $100,000 grant to develop your ideas into a successful proof of concept, you’ll get an opportunity to apply for more funding. • Projects are not required to be focused in particular geographic areas. • There is no age requirement, but we particularly encourage young people to apply.

• Misk Grand Challenges innovators should be linked to an institution capable of receiving a grant. Our grants will not be made to individual people. • Your proposed solutions should target people under 30, in addition to any specific criteria mentioned in individual challenges. • Awards total US $100,000 each, to be provided over two years, with an opportunity to apply for follow-on funding afterwards. Alongside funding, winners will be invited to join a network of global change makers by: • Attending the 2nd annual ‘Goalkeepers’ event in September 2018. Organized by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and Project Everyone, this event aims to accelerate progress on the Global Goals by bringing together new generations of leaders to tackle extreme poverty and disease.

• Attending the Misk Global Forum, an annual gathering that brings young leaders, creators and thinkers together with established global innovators to explore, experience and experiment with ways to meet the challenges of change. • joining a virtual community of Grand Challenges awardees and partners a network of over 2,500 awardees http://miskgrandchallenges.org/challenges.html Queensland Destination Events Program – Tourism and Events Queensland Applications for Round 10 open March and close June 2018 Eligible event dates: December 2018 to January 2020 The QDEP offers two funding options for regional events: • Destination Event funding – single year funding for developing events seeking growth ($10,000 - $25,000 per year) • 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).

How the funding can be used • Marketing costs • Strategic plan development • Engagement of short-term specialised personnel • Hire of temporary infrastructure Eligibility criteria To be eligible to apply for funding through the QDEP, an event must meet the following key objectives: Destination event funding • The event must take place wholly within Queensland • The applicant must be able to demonstrate the historical size of the event in terms of: Audience; Spectator numbers; Participant numbers, and/or Media profile • The applicant must be able to demonstrate the event's capacity to grow against the baseline Significant event funding In addition to the criteria for Destination Event funding, events seeking Significant Event funding must meet the following criteria: • The event must have received a minimum of one year of support under the Destination Event program and have met all the requirements as outlined in the contract • The event must provide a recent report showing evidence of the total number of event attendees (including participants and spectators), specifically detailing the breakdown and number of visitors from outside the region; this information must be independently gathered and reported, or independently verified • The event must present a strong opportunity for Queensland and demonstrate extensive recognition outside the region in which it is held in terms of visitation and/or media profile.

Page 15 Grants list for community groups, organisations and businesses in Queensland February 2018 Compiled by Indigo Gold - www.indigogold.com.au For more information on eligibility, funding uses, funding conditions, and the application process please click the following link: QDEP Funding Guidelines. http://teq.queensland.com/en-AU/Events/Events-Support/Queensland- Destination-Events-Program Conference Grants – The Ian Potter Foundation Applications open 26 March and close 5 June 2018 Funding objectives are to develop knowledge and learning by supporting symposia and conferences of international standing being held in Australia. Conference grants are awarded to a maximum amount of $20,000 and the request can only be for funding towards the travel and accommodation costs associated with hosting international keynote speakers.

It is expected that 50% of the cash costs of bringing the one or more invited keynote speakers has been secured by the conference organisers. They do not cover speakers' appearance fees. The Ian Potter Foundation can only make grants to organisations with BOTH Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) Item 1 and Tax Concession Charity (TCC) status. It is important that you check the Eligibility section to ensure your organisation meets these Australian Tax Office requirements. http://www.ianpotter.org.au/what-we-support/conference/ International Learning & Development Grants – The Ian Potter Foundation Applications open 26 March and close 5 June 2018 The Ian Potter Foundation International Learning & Development program area offers senior staff of not-for-profit organisations the opportunity to spend a period of time overseas visiting like-minded organisations to learn international’s best practices in their relevant areas of operations and, once back, disseminate their learnings throughout their sectors.

Senior staff of organisations can apply for funding to cover the costs of travel and accommodation up to $20,000. Funding objectives are to improve the knowledge of the NFP sector in Australia by sharing international best practices learnt while visiting exemplary organisations overseas. They will prioritise organisations and projects that express strong intention, and have capacity, to disseminate the learnings from overseas throughout their sectors. The Ian Potter Foundation can only make grants to organisations with BOTH Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) Item 1 and Tax Concession Charity (TCC) status. It is important that you check the Eligibility section to ensure your organisation meets these Australian Tax Office requirements.

http://www.ianpotter.org.au/what-we-support/international-learning-and- development/ Indigenous Local Government Sustainability Program – Queensland Government Grant proposals are currently being accepted – projects must be completed by 30 June 2018 The aim of the 2016–18 ILGSP is to provide funding to assist Indigenous councils increase their capacity, capability and sustainability. Recipient councils under the 2016–18 ILGSP are: • Aurukun Aboriginal Shire Council • Cherbourg Aboriginal Shire Council • Doomadgee Aboriginal Shire Council • Hope Vale Aboriginal Shire Council • Kowanyama Aboriginal Shire Council • Lockhart River Aboriginal Shire Council • Mapoon Aboriginal Shire Council • Mornington Shire Council • Napranum Aboriginal Shire Council • Northern Peninsula Area Regional Council • Palm Island Aboriginal Shire Council • Pormpuraaw Aboriginal Shire Council • Torres Strait Island Regional Council • Woorabinda Aboriginal Shire Council • Wujal Wujal Aboriginal Shire Council • Yarrabah Aboriginal Shire Council The budget for the ILGSP is $8,152,588. This is to be divided equally between the 16 eligible councils. Each council will receive a dedicated allocation of $509,536 which is to be expended before 30 June 2018 on projects and initiatives which build council capacity and capability and contribute to long term sustainability.

Page 16 Grants list for community groups, organisations and businesses in Queensland February 2018 Compiled by Indigo Gold - www.indigogold.com.au Funds will be held by the Department of Infrastructure, Local Government and Planning (the department) for distribution to individual councils as per agreed payment schedules once suitable projects have been negotiated and agreed upon. Application - Departmental regional officers will be available to assist councils to prepare and submit a project proposal. The Department may seek further information from councils if required.

http://www.dilgp.qld.gov.au/local-government/grants/indigenous-economic- development-grant-ilgsp.html Show Societies Grant – Queensland Government Applications are open until 30 June 2018 The Show Societies Grants Program will offer $2 million in funding to Queensland show societies to put towards upgrading existing infrastructure and associated costs with running annual agricultural shows. Additionally, show societies which own their grounds may spend 50 per cent of their allocation on new infrastructure that supports the same goals.

The current funding allocation is from 1 July 2017 to 30 June 2018. http://www.edq.qld.gov.au/local-government/grants/show-societies-grant.html Home Soon Grants - Youngcare 2017/18 applications are open – closing date not listed Home Soon Grants are proudly supported by Youngcare’s Foundation Partner, Suncorp Insurance and support young people with high care needs to make the transition out of inappropriate housing, moving and back to their homes or to an age-appropriate housing alternative. The grants are available for individuals aged between 18 and 65 who are currently living in inappropriate housing such as a hospital, aged care or a rehabilitation centre and who wish to return home or to supported accommodation. The Youngcare Home Soon Grants provide funding 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. Ideally, Youngcare’s Home Soon Grants are intended to supplement an existing plan for a young person to exit unsuitable housing to ensure there is a smooth transition back into the community for both individuals and their carers. Who can apply?

• Eligible organisations can apply on behalf of their client/s. • Individuals can apply but must have the support of an organisation. To be eligible, grant recipients must reside in Queensland or in one of the NDIS trial sites. It is mandatory that all individual applications must be supported by an eligible organisation. Please contact Youngcare Connect on 1800 844 727 or email youngcareconnect@youngcare.com.au to discuss enquiries or possible applications. https://www.youngcare.com.au/what-we-do/grants/home-soon-grants/ Amanda Flynn Foundation Grant Program Expressions of Interest can be made at any time The Amanda Flynn Foundation’s AFF Grant Program supports practical, locally based initiatives, which will make a positive difference to the mental health and well-being of sensitive and at risk children and young people living in Queensland. Through the AFF Grant Program, the Amanda Flynn Foundation will partner with a number of charitable organisations each year, who share their common aim. Specifically, helping to prevent anxiety, depression, self-harm and suicide in children and young people.

Organisations are invited to express an interest in funding from the Foundation for amounts between $5,000 and $50,000. These grants will be awarded for 12 months from the date of payment. The Grantee must be involved in charitable works for children and young people, in the area of anxiety, depression and self-harm. The AFF will give preference to organisations that work consistently in the following areas of: • Mental health and well-being of sensitive and at risk children and young people aged up to 25 years.

• Prevention of anxiety, depression, self-harm and suicide in children and young people. To be eligible to apply, your organisation must be either an endorsed Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) Item 1, or be specifically named as a DGR in Subdivision 30-B of the Income Tax Assessment Act 1997 (ITAA 97).

Page 17 Grants list for community groups, organisations and businesses in Queensland February 2018 Compiled by Indigo Gold - www.indigogold.com.au You must also have Tax Concession Charity (TCC) status or if you are not a charitable DGR, you must be an ‘exempt entity’). http://www.amandaflynnfoundation.com.au/ Anne Frank Fonds – Founded by Otto Frank Rolling program with applications accepted throughout the year The donation policy of the ANNE FRANK FONDS is based on Otto Frank's instructions and on decisions made by the Board of Trustees. This policy is guided by Otto Frank's last will and testament, Anne Frank's diary, the focus of donations (which is determined each year) and last, but not least the donation budget of the year in question. Applications must be made in writing (by post or e-mail) to the AFF and must include the following: • Description of project • Financing plan • Budget • Information about further applications pertaining to the same matter • Information about the applicant and/or institution To encourage applications from the widest possible spectrum, the AFF deliberately does not provide an application form. The following list of criteria can be used to check whether an application meets the specifications. Projects with the following focuses are promoted: • Promotion of peace • Links between peoples across cultural, religious and ethnic boundaries • Education of children and teenagers • Combating racism, prejudice and violence • Women's and children's rights • Refugee relief • Holocaust survivors. http://www.annefrank.ch/application.html Australian Communities Foundation Requests can be submitted at any time Grants (average between $5,000 and $10,000, but you can apply for larger amounts) are made locally and Australia wide through Australian registered charitable organisations.

These fall broadly into the areas of arts & culture, community development & advocacy, community services & welfare, disability, education, training & employment, environment, health & medical research, overseas aid & development. Specific target groups are also supported, including Indigenous communities and refugee/asylum seekers. Australian Communities Foundation primarily makes grants to the community in two ways: through requests from our donors on the basis of their areas of interest and through Australian Communities Foundation’s identified strategic initiatives, such as Youth at Risk, and Indigenous Education and Capacity Building. The Foundation makes grants to organisations with the following tax ATO endorsements: • Tax Concession Charity • Deductible Gift Recipient Item 1 of the table in section 30-15 of the Income Tax Assessment Act 1997 (ITAA) • Organisations listed on the Register of Cultural Organisations • Organisations listed on the Register of Environmental Organisations • Organisations with DGR Special Listing.

Each request is checked to ensure it meets eligibility requirements and is then made available for donors to view online. Organisations will only be contacted if there is interest from a donor in providing a grant and more information is required. http://www.communityfoundation.org.au/grants/grant-seekers/ BMA Local Buying Community Foundation Expressions of interest can be submitted any time online This program aims to enhance the economic sustainability of communities within BMA’s operational footprint and the broader Bowen Basin region via small grants (typically less than $25,000) and partnerships (typically greater than $25,000). Priorities include: 1. ‘Building Sustainable Futures’ – focusing on wider business economic and community development including business grants (new, growth, innovation), employment programs, scholarships, regional promotion and awareness.

Page 18 Grants list for community groups, organisations and businesses in Queensland February 2018 Compiled by Indigo Gold - www.indigogold.com.au 2. ‘Building Sustainable Business Communities’ – focusing on local business training and development including industry training, regional economic analysis and education and skills development for businesses. For small grant applications, preference will be given to organisations registered or operating (as primary place of business) in one of BMA’s communities of interest (Blackwater, Dysart, Emerald or Moranbah) or the broader Bowen Basin region, including Mackay, Sarina, Rockhampton and Gladstone.

https://c-res.com.au/ Brighter Futures Partnerships – Arrow Energy Applications for larger scale funding are accepted throughout the year Brighter Futures is a community investment program, which supports the sustainable development of communities in their operational footprint. These communities of interest include: Bowen Basin, Surat Basin and the Gladstone region. In addition to this, applicants must be: incorporated and be not-for-profit. Their program supports three areas of community interest: • Health and safety: improving the safety, healthy lifestyles and liveability of the community • Education: building sustainable learning and employment opportunities • Environment: Increasing awareness of the environment around us. The program also places significant importance on the inclusion of Indigenous projects and initiatives. No specific amounts are mentioned. Partnerships: • large scale investments to support community development • mitigates Arrow's social impacts and builds capacity in the regions • creates long-term shared value opportunities.

http://www.arrowenergy.com.au/community/brighter-futures Carnegie Corporation of New York Letters of Inquiry can be made at any time Carnegie Corporation of New York, which Andrew Carnegie (1835–1919) established in 1911 “to promote the advancement and diffusion of knowledge and understanding,” is one of the oldest and most influential of American grant making foundations. It provides many millions of dollars in funding projects in the USA and around the world with programs relevant to Australia being: • Education • Democracy • International Peace and Security • Special Projects.

Grants listed on the website range from approximately $15,000 up to more than $1M in some cases. It would be important to review the awarded grants before considering applying. Only full proposals that have been invited for submission will be considered. After a letter of inquiry has been reviewed, applicants may be invited via email to submit a full proposal. They do not fund: • Individuals • Endowments, buildings or fundraising drives, including fundraising dinners • Political campaigns, to support political activities or to lobby for or against particular pieces of legislation • Existing deficits • Scholarships • Churches or other religious organisations. https://www.carnegie.org/grants/ Community Grants – Gandel Philanthropy Rolling program with applications accepted throughout the year Gandel Philanthropy awards grants to community organisations to meet both the immediate as well as long-term needs within the Australian and Jewish community, in a number of clearly defined Areas of Interest. These grants are allocated up to a maximum amount of $40,000. They are generally envisaged as one-off grants aimed at providing support for a defined program or part of a program.

They are mainly intended for smaller community organisations, however any eligible organisation can apply for support for programs or services within one of the specified Areas of Interest: • Arts & Culture • Education

Page 19 Grants list for community groups, organisations and businesses in Queensland February 2018 Compiled by Indigo Gold - www.indigogold.com.au • Health & Medical Research • Community Development • Social Cohesion & Inclusion • Poverty & Disadvantage. Community Grants will be allocated in both the traditional and new areas of interest, reflecting our wish to explore and learn about the needs in a range of sectors in the community. These areas of interest may continue to evolve. Additional details related to eligibility, descriptions of Areas of Interest, the application process, exclusions and other relevant information are contained in the Community Grants Grant Guidelines document.

http://www.gandelphilanthropy.org.au/grant-information/grant-levels-and-are as- of-interest/ Community LED Grants – Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet Applications open The revised IAS Grant Guidelines include a new Community Led grants process that will enable Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, communities and service providers to seek grant funding to address emerging needs and/or opportunities that they have identified as priorities. The local PM&C Regional Network office may invite applicants to provide a short initial proposal which outlines the project. Based on the information provided, the Department may then provide advice to the organisation.

The Department has prepared an Application Kit and an online Application Form to support this funding process and these are available on the website. https://www.dpmc.gov.au/indigenous-affairs/grants-and-funding/community-led - grants Coopers Brewery Foundation Considered quarterly – Funding rounds have a set quota of applications to be considered Maximum funding is $30,000 per application. Supports charities that aim to improve and protect the quality of life of Australians in the areas of: • Medical research and health care • Educational development for the young • Aged care • Promotion of family and community support based on Christian values. • The Foundation can only accept funding applications from Australian charities that have Deductible Gift Recipient status from the Australian Taxation Office. Consideration will be based on how the project fits the Foundation’s focus, philosophy and availability of funds.

If you would like to apply for funding, please read the Foundation Guidelines and contact the Foundation office by email foundation@coopers.com.au or by phoning 1300 664 344 to request an application form or fill in the online application form below. When your application is received, it is allocated into the first available funding round. You will be notified when it will be considered in your application receipt email. A waiting period of 6 months or more may apply. https://coopers.com.au/foundation/apply-for-funding The Copland Foundation: Acquisition Grants Applications for acquisition grants are accepted at any time The Copland Foundation Grants fund projects throughout Australia that fall under the umbrella of Alex Copland’s interests, namely: The study, management, conservation, acquisition, and interpretation of collections: 1. The study, management, conservation, acquisition and interpretation of relevant historic architecture, 2. The provision of education programs, whether for staff of such museums, institutions, societies, organisations or for the general public, 3. The purchase of art works and/or other artefacts, to be identified on public display by the purchaser as a gift from the Copland Foundation. Acquisitions To assist galleries, museums and historic houses in the acquisition of objects that may come up at auction, the Trustees will consider such applications at any time of the year.

All applications must be set out on the appropriate form which requires a description of the object, provenance, a full condition report, as well amount applied for and the benefits of its acquisition to the applying institution. Should an application be successful funds will only be released for the purchase of the object outlined in the application. Whilst on public display, such objects must be identified by the purchaser as a gift from the Copland Foundation. http://www.coplandfoundation.com.au/grants

Page 20 Grants list for community groups, organisations and businesses in Queensland February 2018 Compiled by Indigo Gold - www.indigogold.com.au The Courier Mail Children’s Fund Written applications can be submitted any time The Courier-Mail Children's Fund provides financial support to charitable organisations throughout Queensland to help them meet the needs of children with special needs. No specific amounts are listed, but monies granted to recipients range from $1,000 to $110,000. To be eligible to apply for funding, an organisation must be a registered Australian charity endorsed as a deductible gift recipient (but not another ancillary fund). Deductible Gift Recipients must be listed with the Australian Taxation Office under Item 1 of the Table in Section 30.15 of the Income Tax Assessment Act, 1936. Supporting a range of charitable organisations, the Fund has provided financial assistance for: • Mobility and learning aids • Educational equipment and assistance • Recreational and respite programs • New technologies • Medical equipment. Each application is considered carefully to ensure the request fulfils the Aim and Objectives of The Courier-Mail Children's Fund. The Grants Committee meets on a regular basis to consider applications for financial assistance. http://www.couriermail.com.au/extras/children/index.html Economic Development grants - Cairns Regional Council Economic Diversification Fund Industry Development Fund Arts and Cultural Infrastructure Grants Applications open all year to extent of available funds The Economic Diversification Fund provides cash or in-kind funding to a maximum of $30,000 for projects that promote development and delivery of projects that will result in demonstrated economic benefit to the Cairns region. The Industry Development Fund matches dollar-for-dollar to a maximum of $10,000 for projects that promote development and delivery of industry development projects that will result in a demonstrated economic benefit to the Cairns region. More information is available on their website. The Arts and Cultural Infrastructure Grants provide financial assistance to arts and cultural organisations wanting to pursue building or material enhancements for their premises. Applications for cash or advice range from $1,000 to $50,000. http://www.cairns.qld.gov.au/community-information/community-grants English Family Foundation – Global Giving Expressions of interest at any time – considered on a quarterly basis Under this program, they are seeking to partner with organisations that are delivering grassroots, community-driven, people-focused programs in tandem with one or more local partner agencies. Applications for up to $100,000 will be accepted from Australia-based organisations with Item 1 DGR and TCC endorsement and inclusion on the Overseas Aid Gift Deduction Scheme. The EFF is specifically interested in organisations working in the Asia Pacific, South Asia or Africa, which are attempting to address inequities and gaps in the following areas: • human rights • preventable disease and health issues • poverty alleviation • basic water and sanitation • education.

They will consider any demonstrable need, including operational or infrastructure support, where it is clear that the EFF’s funding will make a tangible and measureable difference to the quality of life and welfare of the individuals and communities involved. http://www.englishfoundation.org.au/apply-for-a-grant English Family Foundation – Social Innovation Fund Expressions of interest at any time – considered on a quarterly basis This grant program seeks to support social entrepreneurs who are finding new and innovative solutions to tackle the most pressing issues within our communities. Up to five organisations will be awarded up to $40,000 for development of, or investment in, a new or recently established social enterprise in Queensland. This entity may be working in any community sector/space at all – including those areas which are outside the English Family Foundation’s core priorities – and will be eligible for consideration for funding by the Foundation on the proviso that: • it holds TCC and Item 1 DGR status • an EFF advisory board member has had personal contact with the organisation and is prepared to advocate on its behalf • there is some element of social experimentation, innovation or risk, as well as evidence of comprehensive business planning

Page 21 Grants list for community groups, organisations and businesses in Queensland February 2018 Compiled by Indigo Gold - www.indigogold.com.au • the organisation is led by individuals who have a clear vision for change and are seeking support for the practical implementation of this vision. http://www.englishfoundation.org.au/apply-for-a-grant Event Sponsorship – City of Ipswich Applications can be made at any time, but must be at least four months prior to event The aim of the Council's Event Sponsorship Program is to position the City as a significant event destination in partnership with community groups and organisations that make positive contributions to the quality of life in the local government area.

Eligible organisations are defined as follows: • Not for Profit or charitable organisations such as community, cultural, heritage, health, sporting, recreational, and environmental services, which are governed by a clearly defined management and administration structure • Organisations or projects sponsored or under the auspices of a NFP • A third party where there is no financial gain and where projects, events or activities will contribute significantly to community, cultural, social, recreational and environmental enhancement of the City of Ipswich • Organisations which demonstrate a public benefit • Businesses http://www.ipswich.qld.gov.au/community/grants_sponsorships/event_sponsorsh ip Impact Investment Readiness Fund - NAB No specific grant rounds The fund aims to bridge the gap in the Australian market that exists between mission-driven organisations in need of funding and investors actively seeking impact investment opportunities.

The NAB IIRF will offer grants up to $100k to purchase specialised capacity building support from providers (this can include advisory, intermediary, financial or legal services). It will also potentially cover the enterprises costs of putting the investment plan in place. Like traditional businesses, a mission driven organisation must demonstrate a commercially viable business model. It must also have a trading history and be led by accountable and capable management. What differentiates them from traditional businesses is the social or environmental mission at the core of the business model. The NAB IIRF aims to support enterprises that are high growth, can deliver positive social outcomes and have the potential to secure capital investment. A broad range of organisations can apply (including registered charities, social enterprises, community and voluntary organisations, social businesses, charities, mutuals, co-operatives and businesses delivering social value). https://impactinvestingaustralia.com/iirf/ The Rockefeller Foundation Various funds The Rockefeller Foundation works to spread the benefits of globalization to more people in more places around the world. The foundation’s grants are numerous and cover a range of areas. Browse the site and see what it has to offer. Incoming requests must clearly fit within the Foundation's funding strategy. There are three factors the Foundation takes into consideration when evaluating a project. a) Does the project fit within one of the Foundation's initiatives? Your project should commit to nurturing innovation, pioneering new fields, expanding access to and distribution of resources, and, ultimately, generating sustainable impact on individuals, institutions, and communities within the context of our active initiatives.

b) Does your request clearly address one or more of our core issue areas? Our interconnected issue areas are selected because they are critical global challenges that the Foundation is distinctively positioned to address. c) Does your work affect people in one or more of the geographic areas in which the Foundation works? The Foundation works in regions where it can leverage assets, experience, and expertise to help realise smart globalisation. https://www.rockefellerfoundation.org/our-work/grants/ Social Enterprise Development and Investment Funds (SEDIF) - Department of Employment Applications open The Social Enterprise Development and Investment Funds (SEDIF) improves access to finance and support for social enterprises to help them grow their business and increase the impact of their work in their communities. Three SEDIF fund managers have been selected to offer social enterprises finance, such as loans, and support. The SEDIF fund managers are: • Foresters Community Finance • Social Enterprise Finance Australia

Page 22 Grants list for community groups, organisations and businesses in Queensland February 2018 Compiled by Indigo Gold - www.indigogold.com.au • Social Ventures Australia. Social enterprises can contact the SEDIF fund managers directly to discuss their financing needs. https://www.employment.gov.au/social-enterprise-development-and-investment- funds Sponsorships – Brisbane Airport Ongoing applications Brisbane Airport is proud to give back to the community by sponsoring a wide range of initiatives and services.

Philanthropy is important to BAC and where possible, we try to support many one- off requests for aid from the local community and in times of need throughout Queensland. BAC also assists many organisations located in and around our city that help to keep Brisbane a great destination to visit. If you’d like to apply for sponsorship your proposal should: • Email your proposal through to airport.sponsorship@bne.com.au • Clearly articulate the sponsorship’s outcomes and benefits for BAC • Demonstrate value for money • Demonstrate the capacity to make effective use of the funds and • Include a timetable for reporting sponsorship outcomes to BAC. They will contact you if we are able to support your request. http://www.bne.com.au/sponsorships Tim Fairfax Family Foundation Applications accepted any time with submissions considered at quarterly Trustees Meetings: March, May, August, November The Foundation supports charitable organisations within Australia and gives preference to organisations and programs which support the particular needs of communities in rural, remote and regional areas, especially those within Queensland and the NT.

Eligibility: Deductible Gift Recipients and which are also charitable; and those that hold tax concession endorsements from the Australian Tax Office (ATO). The Foundation considers applications for $10,000 plus and especially those that involve the following themes: • Arts • Education • Community. Exclusions: political projects, parties or lobby groups; sporting related events; cost of fundraising for an event or organisation; travel and accommodation (except where they directly relate to the provision of services to regional, rural and remote communities; medical research; buses/vehicles; endowment funds. http://tfff.org.au/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=1&Itemid=5 Touring Grants TAS – Australian Government Applications are ongoing Events Tasmania is committed to increasing the number of people coming to Tasmania, and ensuring that they travel around the state while they are here. As part of meeting these objectives, Events Tasmania is offering incentives to organisers of motor vehicle, motorcycle, and cycle tours that come to tour around Tasmania.

Grants worked out on a scale of attendance and duration up to $15 000 are available to eligible organisations who conduct a tour: • Held in the March – November period (tours held in December, January and February are not eligible) • Attracting more than 40 people from outside Tasmania • Staying five nights or more in paid commercial accommodation (hotel, motel, B&B, cabin) • Spending 40% or more of the tour in regional areas (outside Greater Hobart). Motorhome, caravan, camping and walking tours may also be eligible, but only for the days that participants spend in paid accommodation, and with the same ratio of 40% paid accommodation in regional areas.

Applicants can be based anywhere in Australia, and must be able to enter into a funding agreement with the Tasmanian Government. Before you start typing up your application, you must talk to Events Tasmania. Email info@eventstasmania.com with a brief outline of your event and your contact details and one of the team will contact you to discuss. https://www.business.gov.au/assistance/touring-grants-tasmania

Page 23 Grants list for community groups, organisations and businesses in Queensland February 2018 Compiled by Indigo Gold - www.indigogold.com.au Veteran and Community Grants Ongoing These grants up to $50,000 aim to maintain and improve the independence and quality of life of members of the veteran community by providing financial assistance for activities, services and projects that sustain and/or enhance wellbeing. Grants assist projects that will become sustainable and financially viable, or one-off projects that have an ongoing health benefit for the veteran community.

Eligibility: an applicant must be an ESO, veteran representative group, community- based organisation or private organisation that can demonstrate the ability to contribute to the welfare of members of the veteran community through the proposed project. http://www.dva.gov.au/consultation-and-grants/grants/grant-and-bursary- programs/veteran-and-community-grants Vincent Fairfax Family Foundation Ongoing In 1962, Vincent Fairfax became the first Fairfax in Australia to establish a family charitable trust, which would later become the VFFF. VFFF does not consider applications for grants of less than $20,000. The grants support four themes: • Education – to provide opportunities for disadvantaged young people (0-25 years) to reach their educational and social potential: o Indigenous youth o Youth with disabilities o Youth in rural and regional areas • Agriculture – to support the viability of the Australian agriculture sector o Australian agricultural industries o Rural communities o Young people • Christianity – to encourage interest and participation in Christianity: o Young people o Anglican Dioceses o Early stage Anglican churches • Community Wellbeing – to contribute to a stronger and brighter future for Australians, particularly those experiencing significant disadvantage: o Rural and regional populations o Refugees and asylum seekers o Older Australians o Future Australians. Priority areas for each of these themes are listed on the website. Within these priorities, VFFF seeks to support projects and organisations whose work is: • Preventative in focus • Catalytic in nature • Capacity building. Eligibility: VFFF can only consider requests from organisations with Tax Concession Charity OR Deductible Gift Recipient endorsement, where the latter is also charitable. VFFF does not make grants to auspiced entities. Geographical focus: VFFF makes distributions within Australia, with priority given to those in NSW, remote areas of northern Australia or, in some cases, to national level programs. Organisations based outside NSW should contact VFFF before submitting an application for funding.

Funding conditions: With a few exceptions, VFFF does not provide ongoing funding or make grants that constitute the sole funding of an initiative. http://vfff.org.au/apply/guidelines/ Womens’ Leadership and Development Grants – Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet Program open until 2018-19 The Office for Women administers the Women’s Leadership and Development Strategy (WLDS). The WLDS provides funding and support to organisations aimed at improving gender equality and support for women’s economic empowerment and opportunity, safety and leadership. No specific amounts are listed on the website – please visit the website to get an idea of the projects funded. The WLDS is designed to provide support to improve gender equality and provide support for women’s economic empowerment and opportunity, safety, leadership and other initiatives as required by: • Promoting and supporting women’s safety, whether occurring in the home or community and amongst particular groups of women (culturally and linguistically diverse women, Indigenous women and women with a disability).

Page 24 Grants list for community groups, organisations and businesses in Queensland February 2018 Compiled by Indigo Gold - www.indigogold.com.au • Promoting and supporting improved economic security and opportunities for Australian women across the life course. • Promoting and supporting greater representation of Australian women in leadership and decision making roles. • Supporting the representation of Australian women’s voices through advocacy and participation at meetings at both the national and global level. To apply for WLDS funding, submit a project proposal addressing their criteria listed on the web page and include a covering page, containing your organisation and contact details, as well as a brief summary of your proposal. https://www.dpmc.gov.au/office-women/grants-and-funding General Business, IT, Communication, Export and Trade Startup Catalyst Subscribe to be automatically notified of upcoming missions Startup Catalyst was formed to assist in the cultural transformation of the Australian economy to one that is fast paced, startup aware, and “global first”. They achieve this through the immersion of future and current entrepreneurs, corporate leaders, and investors in innovation, into high-paced startup-rich environments to help understand differences in our business cultures, and to build networks and connections for trade; on return to fully network these lessons back into the broader community.

Their individual Missions are tailored specifically for the attendees, and include visits to tech giants, high-growth startups, local investors, corporate innovators, accelerators, incubators, and co-working spaces. Through structured programs including site visits, private tours, guest speakers, events, dinners and social interactions, we provide participants with deep insights and personal connections into new international markets. So far: • 10 missions have been completed, involving 159 Alumni • They’ve held 40 domestic events, involving 1080 participants. http://www.startupcatalyst.com.au/ Safe Night Precinct Grant – Queensland Government Current round of applications close 28 February 2018 Local boards can access funding from a seed funding pool of $750,000 to assist them in their establishment and administration. A seed funding application can be made at any time.

Seed funding of up to $50,000 is available for each SNP local board. Applications can be made for a range of purposes including: • the establishment costs of the local board • a facilitator to assist with the development of a management plan • secretarial or administrative support • governance training to assist with good governance of the local board. A further $8 million in operational funding is available to assist local boards in implementing initiatives to minimise public disorder and alcohol and drug-related harm within the precincts. SNP local boards can apply for operational funding of up to $250,000 per precinct annually.

Operational grant funding applications are expected to link to the management plan developed by the local board for achieving cultural change around drinking behaviour, promoting responsible drinking practices and ensuring safer environments in and around licensed venues. The management plan must be submitted with the application form. https://www.business.qld.gov.au/industries/hospitality-tourism-sport/liquor - gaming/liquor/safe-night-precincts/grants Wine Export Grants – Wine Australia Competitive Grants 3b close 2 March 2018 Wine Export Grant applications close 21 May 2018 There are three grant programs within the Australian Government’s $50m Export and Regional Wine Support Package (the $50m Package) which are now open for applications.

The Wine Export Grants are designed to support small to medium wine exporters in capturing export opportunities in China and the USA, by offering reimbursement grants for specific export promotion activities from January 2018. The state-based and competitive grants are designed to support the growth of regional wine tourism, by providing funding for new international wine tourism initiatives that will attract international tourists to our regions. Wine Export Grants 2b Small and medium wine businesses can claim a reimbursement grant of up to AU$25,000 for 50 per cent of eligible export promotion expenses incurred on or

Page 25 Grants list for community groups, organisations and businesses in Queensland February 2018 Compiled by Indigo Gold - www.indigogold.com.au after 1 January 2018, plus an allowance of AU$350 per day for all on ground and incidental costs, capped at 14 days. The allowance forms part of the maximum grant amount of AU$25,000. Applicants cannot claim the GST component of any incurred expenses. The grant program is capped at $1 million, with funding accessed on a first-come, first-served basis. Competitive Grants 3b International Wine Tourism Competitive Grants provide a range of stakeholders with the opportunity to apply for small grants (up to $50k) and medium grants ($50k–$250k), offered on a competitive basis, for initiatives that will grow the number of and/or spend by tourists visiting a region of Australia for the purposes of international wine tourism.

Cash co-contributions apply and applications from eligible consortia are encouraged. https://www.wineaustralia.com/au/whats-happening/export-and-regional-wine- support-package/grants Australian Small Business Advisory Services (ASBAS) Digital Solutions – Australian Government Applications close 6 March 2018 Provides up to $18.02 million over three years to business advisory service providers to deliver low cost, high quality, digital advisory services to Australian small businesses in metropolitan and regional areas - $5.68 million for Area 2 - Queensland, the Northern Territory and Western Australia. Advisory services will include assessment of small businesses’ needs, tailored digital engagement plans, and support in relation to one or more of the priority digital capabilities including websites and selling online, social media and digital marketing, using small business software, and online security and data privacy. Who can apply: To be eligible you must: • have an Australian Business Number (ABN) • be registered for GST and be • an entity incorporated in Australia (including an incorporated trustee applying on behalf of a trust, an incorporated for profit organisation or an incorporated not for profit organisation) and a trading corporation, where your trading activities o form a sufficiently significant proportion of the corporation’s overall activities as to merit it being described as a trading corporation; or o are a substantial and not merely peripheral activity of the corporation.

Other eligibility requirements apply. https://www.business.gov.au/assistance/australian-small-business-advisory- services-asbas Growing Queensland’s Companies – Advance Queensland Apply now for Growth Clinics coming up in Brisbane Supports ambitious CEOs and executives of Queensland firms with high-growth potential to lead their businesses to the next level, improving profitability and performance. • The program is for CEOs/MDs and executives of companies with 5–200 employees. • Involves leadership and growth training for CEOs and executives of high- growth potential companies.

• Fully subsidised Growth Clinics will be delivered in-person in Townsville, the Sunshine Coast, and Brisbane, as well as online. • Further opportunities for companies to co-invest and complete the Intensive Growth Modules. Visit the Australian Centre for Business Growth to find out more information about the program and how to apply for the Growth Clinics and Growth Modules. Apply now for Growth Clinics coming up in Brisbane in 2018: 19, 20, 21, 23 March 2018. Spaces are limited so please apply early to avoid disappointment. https://advance.qld.gov.au/small-business/growing-qld-companies.aspx Australian Small Business Advisory Services (ASBAS) Digital Solutions– Australian Government Applications close 6 March 2018 Provides up to $18.02 million over three years to business advisory service providers to deliver low cost, high quality, digital advisory services to Australian small businesses in metropolitan and regional areas.

To be eligible you must: • have an Australian Business Number (ABN)

Page 26 Grants list for community groups, organisations and businesses in Queensland February 2018 Compiled by Indigo Gold - www.indigogold.com.au • be registered for GST • and be • an entity incorporated in Australia (including an incorporated trustee applying on behalf of a trust, an incorporated for profit organisation or an incorporated not for profit organisation) and a trading corporation, where your trading activities • form a sufficiently significant proportion of the corporation’s overall activities as to merit it being described as a trading corporation; or • are a substantial and not merely peripheral activity of the corporation. It will fund service providers to deliver low cost, high quality digital advisory services to small business located in the metropolitan and regional parts of the following three coverage areas: $6.09 million for Area 1 - New South Wales and the Australian Capital Territory $5.68 million for Area 2 - Queensland, the Northern Territory and Western Australia $6.25 million for Area 3 - South Australia, Victoria and Tasmania. The services will include assessment of small businesses’ needs, tailored digital engagement plans where required, and advisory support in relation to one or more of the priority digital capabilities: • websites and selling online • social media and digital marketing • using small business software, and • online security and data privacy. https://www.business.gov.au/assistance/australian-small-business-advisory- services-asbas Boosting coral abundance on the Great Barrier Reef challenge – Advance Queensland Applications for Feasibility stage close 6 March 2018 The Queensland Department of Environment and Science (DES) and the Australian Department of the Environment and Energy (DoEE) are seeking innovative solutions to quickly restore the ecological functions provided by the Great Barrier Reef.

Innovators can apply for a share of up to $1 million which is available for the Feasibility stage. It is anticipated that a number of solutions will be explored, with individual contracts not expected to exceed $250,000. A further $1 million is available to develop the best solutions through the subsequent Proof of Concept stage. The challenge is to quickly restore the ecological functions provided by the Great Barrier Reef through cost-effective methods which protect corals exposed to extreme temperatures and encourage the recovery of damaged reefs after heat wave and storm events.

The basis of this challenge is to develop solutions which support the protection, regeneration and recovery of coral populations on the Great Barrier Reef. Applications for the Feasibility stage are open to organisations located anywhere in the world. If you are interested in collaborating to address this challenge, you may wish to review or register for inclusion on the list of organisations seeking partners. https://advance.qld.gov.au/small-business/sbir/challenges/boosting-coral- abundance-gbr-challenge.aspx Australian Cultural Diplomacy Grants – Australian Government Next round of applications close 9 March 2018 The Australian Cultural Diplomacy Grants Program (ACDGP) supports the delivery of high-quality public diplomacy initiatives which promote our economic, artistic, and cultural assets to an international audience. These initiatives strengthen Australia’s reputation as an innovative, creative nation and foster collaborative people-to-people links internationally.

http://dfat.gov.au/people-to-people/public-diplomacy/acdgp/Pages/australian - cultural-diplomacy-grants-program.aspx Australia-China Council Grant Round – Australian Government Applications close 28 March 2018 The objectives of the Australia-China Council 2018-19 grant round are centred on four areas – Education, Economic Diplomacy, Arts and Culture and Australian Studies in China - and are underpinned by three cross-cutting themes - Mobility, Technology and Capabilities and New Areas of Engagement. The Australia-China Council welcomes applications that are relevant to the following: • The 45th anniversary of Australia’s diplomatic relations with the People’s Republic of China (2018); and

Page 27 Grants list for community groups, organisations and businesses in Queensland February 2018 Compiled by Indigo Gold - www.indigogold.com.au • The 40th anniversary of the founding of the Australia-China Council (2018). Grant applications for a minimum of $5000 or maximum of $40,000 per year will be considered. Co-contributions from you and other parties strengthen your application. To be eligible you must: • be one of the following entity types: o an Australian entity with an Australian Business Number (ABN) or Australian Company Number (ACN) o a consortium with a lead organisation o a registered charity or not-for-profit organisation o an Australian local government body o an Australian State/Territory government body o a corporate Commonwealth entity o an Australian statutory authority o be an Australian or permanent resident of Australia o or be a well-established organisation in a country specified in Section 2.2 above with a business purpose to advocate for Australian business, education and/or cultural interests (e.g. an Australian Chamber of Commerce).

• and be willing to provide or develop child protection guidelines for your project if it involves people under the age of 18 years. http://dfat.gov.au/people-to-people/foundations-councils-institutes/austral ia- china-council/grants/pages/grants.aspx Council on Australia Latin America Relations (COALAR) – Australian Government Applications close 28 March 2018 The Council provides funding through a competitive grants program for projects across Latin America and Australia. Projects need to be relevant to one or more of the following objectives: • to enhance and strengthen links between Australia and Latin America, in the priority areas of business, education, sustainability, tourism and cultural promotion (including sport) • to influence corporate Australia to initiate closer engagement with Latin America; and • to increase awareness and understanding of Australia in Latin America, and of Latin America in Australia.

In 2018, there will be a one stage only application process for the COALAR Grants Program. The Council supports innovative projects that have clear outcomes and seek to ensure the benefits of such activities are spread as widely as possible across the following priority areas: • Business • Education including applied research • Sport, Culture and Tourism http://dfat.gov.au/people-to-people/foundations-councils- institutes/coalar/grants/pages/grants.aspx Australia-India Council Grants Program– Australian Government Applications close 29 March 2018 Grants will be provided to a number of small and medium projects (up to a maximum of $150,000 each) that demonstrate a clear capacity to maximise impact by fostering ground-breaking and catalytic collaborations. Project costs relate to the scope of the grant activity, its complexity, proposed outcomes, and strategic advantage, and should be proportionate with administration and sensible risk management expectations. Co-contributions from you and other parties strengthen your application. Priority Areas • Develop new innovative mechanisms for lifting education and training outcomes between Australia and India, such as mobile platforms for the delivery of training and skill programs.

• Develop new innovative social entrepreneur schemes that build on opportunities presented by successful projects, such as, either India’s unique identifier Aadhaar scheme or outcomes from the Australia India Strategic Research Fund projects on health, agribusiness or water technology, energy and resources, and urban infrastructure. • Recognise and capitalise on Australian and Indian shared cultural identity, for example, through common parliamentary and legal systems; social

Page 28 Grants list for community groups, organisations and businesses in Queensland February 2018 Compiled by Indigo Gold - www.indigogold.com.au entrepreneur platforms that support women in leadership, children or tech- savvy young people; or Indigenous culture. • Build connections between Australia and India by drawing on major events as inspiration for collaborations and joint projects that establish linkages between India and Australia in a school, business or community setting. http://dfat.gov.au/people-to-people/foundations-councils-institutes/austral ia- india-council/grants/Pages/grants.aspx Try, Test and Learn Fund – Federal Government Tranch 2 Applications are processed in batches with the following dates applying throughout 2018: Batch 2 – 30 March Batch 3 – 31 May Batch 4 – 31 July Batch 5 – 28 September This tranche will have a continuously open grant application period until 28 September 2018, which will allow individuals and organisations to submit proposals at any time.

The overall aim of tranche two is to efficiently test new approaches, learn from them and expand our evidence base to inform future Government policy, with the overall aim of improving lives by reducing welfare dependency. This tranche of the Try, Test and Learn Fund will accept grant applications for small scale trial projects delivered over 6 months to two years with an approximate budget range between $0.5 million and $5 million. How does it work? The Try, Test and Learn Fund seeks new and innovative policy responses that are aimed at improving the lives of groups at risk of long term welfare dependence, through increased workforce participation or capacity to work. Approved policy responses will be provided funding to refine and optimise project design through co-development, prior to implementation.

The priority groups for this tranche are: • Newstart Allowance recipients aged 50 and over (with a focus on those who have been out of the workforce for longer than 12 months) • Migrants and refugees aged 16-64 and receiving working age payments • Carers aged 16-64 and receiving Carer Payment • At-risk young people aged 16-21 and receiving income support. This tranche will also welcome ideas to support other vulnerable groups at risk of long-term welfare dependence. You may propose another group as part of your application including priority groups from the initial tranche. https://www.dss.gov.au/about-the-department/publications-articles/corporate - publications/budget-and-additional-estimates-statements/budget-2016/try-tes t- and-learn-fund Australia-Japan Foundation – Australian Government Applications close 4 April 2018 The objectives of the Australia-Japan Foundation are: • to increase awareness and understanding in Japan of shared interests with Australia • to increase awareness and understanding in Australia of the importance of Japan to Australia as an economic and strategic partner; and • to increase recognition in Japan of Australian excellence and expertise. Between $630,000 and $730,000 in 2018-19 is available for this grant opportunity, subject to appropriation, starting in July 2018. Grant applications for a minimum of $5,000 or maximum of $50,000 per year will be considered. Priority Areas • Communication, Information and Advocacy • Economic Diplomacy and Geopolitics • Education and Australian studies: • Reconstruction • Scientific innovation • Society, Culture and Sport http://dfat.gov.au/people-to-people/foundations-councils-institutes/austral ia- japan-foundation/grants/Pages/default.aspx Council for Australian-Arab Relations – Australian Government Applications close 4 April 2018 The Council for Australian-Arab Relations (CAAR) supports projects that enhance Australia's economic, cultural and social relations with the Arab world. Applicants should carefully read the guidelines before submitting their application. Successful CAAR projects have clear outcomes, and benefits are spread as widely as possible, leading to greater mutual understanding and cooperation between Australia and the Arab world, on an individual or institutional level. The Council has a special focus on assisting the initiation of activities that are likely to prove self- sustaining

Page 29 Grants list for community groups, organisations and businesses in Queensland February 2018 Compiled by Indigo Gold - www.indigogold.com.au The Council assesses grant applications on the likely benefits a project will bring, rather than the amount requested, and it therefore exercises some flexibility in the amounts disbursed as grants. While the level of grant funding will be decided according to the merits of the proposal, funding will generally be above a minimum of AUD $10,000 per grant, and up to a maximum of AUD $40,000. CAAR encourages applicants to also seek funding for their project from other sources. Text http://dfat.gov.au/people-to-people/foundations-councils- institutes/caar/grants/pages/grants.aspx Australia-Korea Foundation – Australian Government Applications close early April 2018 The objectives of the Australian-Korea Foundation (AKF) are to: • increase public awareness of Australia in Korea, and of Korea in Australia, and the importance of the bilateral relationship • develop partnerships in areas of shared interest in the bilateral, regional and global context • increase Australians’ capacity to effectively engage with Korea. Key priority areas: • Building cultural understanding • Reciprocal Australian and Korean studies • Technological and scientific innovation • Trade diplomacy and geopolitics Grant applications for a minimum of $5,000 or maximum of $40,000 per year up to three years will be considered. It is anticipated that most grants will be between $15,000 and $30,000 per year, depending on the scope of the grant activity and its complexity.

Co-contributions from your Korean partner and other parties strengthen your application. http://dfat.gov.au/people-to-people/foundations-councils-institutes/austral ia- korea-foundation/grants/Pages/funding-program.aspx Project Partnership Grants Multi-year Partnership Grants – Noosa Council Applications close 29 June 2018 The Economic Development Grant Program is a competitive grant program that looks to encourage collaboration and partnerships between Council, business representative groups and the business community.

It was created to support stakeholders to deliver outcome driven projects that will have a positive impact on the local business environment, business community and economy. No minimum or maximum amount per application applies to Project Partnership Grants nor Multi Year Partnership Grants. • Project Partnership Grants - These grants support innovative one-off projects of merit that have a positive impact on the local business environment and will be completed within 12 months of commencement. • Multi-Year Partnership Grants - These grants assist stakeholders to deliver longer term programs agreed by Council that extend beyond 12 months. These grants will facilitate not for profit business representative associations taking on additional projects and funding agreements will consider funding both on going operational costs and project specific costs. Who can apply?

• Not for profit incorporated business representative groups given that the benefit of the project extends beyond their membership base • For profit businesses where the project is not run for the direct commercial profit of an individual business • Consortiums – not for profit business representative groups, for profit businesses, governments. Applicants and projects must: • Primarily service the Noosa Shire business community • Comply with State / Federal incorporation requirements • Have appropriate insurances and meet Workplace Health and Safety requirements • Have met acquittal conditions for previous Council grants • Are able to provide a copy of the most recent Annual Report including audited or reviewed financial statements https://www.noosa.qld.gov.au/economic-development-grant

Page 30 Grants list for community groups, organisations and businesses in Queensland February 2018 Compiled by Indigo Gold - www.indigogold.com.au Back to Work – Queensland Government Back to work regional program – open until 30 June 2018 Back to Work – South East Queensland program open until 30 June 2018 Mature Aged Worker Boost Payment opens on 29 January 2018 Youth Boost Payment open until 30 June 2018 Back to Work gives Queensland employers the confidence to take on someone new and the opportunity to grow their business.

The Queensland Government’s $305 million Back to Work – Regional Employment Package (Back to Work) is designed to give businesses the confidence to employ eligible jobseeker. Payments of up to $20,000 are available for businesses that employ eligible jobseekers. Employer Support, Youth Boost and Mature Aged Worker Boost payments are available to employers who meet all the program eligibility criteria. Employer Support payments of up to $15,000 are available for employers who hire an eligible jobseeker between 1 July 2016 and 30 June 2018. Youth Boost payments of up to $20,00 are available for employers who hire an eligible jobseeker between 1 December 2016 and 30 June 2018 (subject to the availability of funds).

Mature Aged Worker Boost payments of up to $20,000 are available for employers who hire an eligible jobseeker between 1 January 2018 and 30 June 2018 (subject to the availability for funds). See the website for more information. https://backtowork.initiatives.qld.gov.au/ Jobs and Regional Growth Fund – Queensland Government Back to work regional program – open until 30 June 2018 The $130 million Jobs and Regional Growth Fund is part of the government’s broader $200M Jobs and Regional Growth Package, targeted at growing regional economies and jobs for Queenslanders.

The fund will help facilitate private sector projects which create employment and economic growth opportunities in regional areas outside South East Queensland facing significant economic and employment challenges. Financial assistance ranging from $100,000 to over $10 million is available for proponents to apply directly. Applications will be assessed under an appropriate set of criteria and the type and level of assistance will be determined on a case-by- case basis. Applications will be considered across a broad range of medium to large businesses, for both new projects and expansion of projects in Queensland that maximise benefits for regional employment and economic growth. Applications for financial assistance are invited directly from proponents. For more information on how to apply contact us: Email: projects@dsd.qld.gov.au Phone: 1300 785 106 https://statedevelopment.qld.gov.au/industry/industry-support/jobs-and- regional-growth-fund.html Made in Queensland – Department of State Development Program is open until 30 January 2019 Made in Queensland is a Queensland Government initiative supporting our manufacturing sector to become more internationally competitive and adopt innovative processes and technologies. The $20 million grants program is aimed at increasing jobs in Queensland manufacturing businesses and growing the state's economy.

Grants will range between $50,000 to $2.5 million on a dollar-for-dollar basis. A grant can reimburse a business up to 50% of the cost of implementing recommendations in the Benchmarking Report (or equivalent) and associated Action Plan. Owners of small to medium Queensland manufacturers are invited to register their interest in the Made in Queensland program. Eligible registrants will receive support from the department to undertake a benchmarking program which will address areas where their businesses can become more competitive and create high-value jobs for Queenslanders.

The project must be directly related to a recommendation of the Benchmark Report (or equivalent) and associated Action Plan undertaken by the business and focus on implementing business capability improvement opportunities identified in the report to boost productivity and international competitiveness and either retain and/or develop jobs and growth. Areas funded include: • strategy • human resource management • internal systems

Page 31 Grants list for community groups, organisations and businesses in Queensland February 2018 Compiled by Indigo Gold - www.indigogold.com.au • production and operational systems • marketing, branding and communication • financial management systems • exploring new markets and market intelligence • environmental sustainability • product and service development • mentoring/coaching • new specialised equipment. https://www.statedevelopment.qld.gov.au/industry-development/made-in- queensland.html Accelerating Commercialisation Program open on an ongoing basis Accelerating Commercialisation helps Australian entrepreneurs, researchers, inventors, start-ups, commercialisation offices and small and medium enterprises address the challenges associated with commercialising novel intellectual property.

The program provides expert guidance and connections through Commercialisation Advisers by helping you to find the right commercialisation solutions for your novel product, process or service. You can also apply for a grant of up to 50 per cent of eligible project expenditure to assist in the commercialisation of novel products, processes and services. There is no minimum grant amount. The maximum grant amount for commercialisation offices and eligible partner entities is $250,000. All other applicants can seek up to $1 million in grant funding.

http://www.business.gov.au/advice-and-support/EIP/Accelerating- Commercialisation/Pages/default.aspx Agricultural Trade and Market Access Cooperation (ATMAC) Programme – Australian Government Applications for programme funding can be submitted at any time until 31 December 2018 or until all funds have been allocated. There are no set funding rounds. Grants are available for projects aimed at promoting cooperation in accessing international markets, through the Agricultural Trade and Market Access Cooperation (ATMAC) programme.

The ATMAC programme is administered by the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources to support Australian agricultural industry: • open, improve and maintain access to overseas markets for Australian agricultural products • build stronger relationships with trading partners, neighbouring countries and international organisations. Individual grants are available in the range of $55,000 to $1.65 million (GST inclusive) and are allocated until the total funding available for each financial year has been filled. Funding available for each financial year: 2016–17: $1.65 million 2017–18: $1.65 million 2018–19: $55,000. Funding priorities for 2016–17 are for projects that: • help realise market access opportunities created for Australian exporters under recently ratified free trade agreements • contribute to the negotiation of protocols for new and improved market access.

Applicants must: • have an ABN • be capable of entering into a legally binding agreement with the Commonwealth • seek project funding of at least $55,000 (GST inclusive). Examples of eligible individuals and entities include: • industry bodies • education, research and academic institutions • rural and regional associations • state and territory and local governments. Location of eligible project activities can be in Australia or overseas. http://www.agriculture.gov.au/market-access-trade/atmac#eligibility Business Development Fund – Queensland Government Are you an innovative Queensland business requiring investment or an investor seeking investment opportunities? Queensland businesses at the forefront of commercialising cutting edge research or innovative ideas, products or services

Page 32 Grants list for community groups, organisations and businesses in Queensland February 2018 Compiled by Indigo Gold - www.indigogold.com.au Applications open have an opportunity to access $40 million of investment to help unlock their innovative potential. Through the Business Development Fund (the Fund), between $125,000 and $2.5 million will be invested in a Queensland business to assist them turn their ideas and innovations into a commercial reality. They are looking for Queensland based businesses that: • are commercialising research, an innovative idea or an innovative product or service • require seed, early stage or follow-on investment • will create opportunities for new, high value and skilled employment • have a realistic prospect of becoming commercially successful. Private sector co-investors that have: • committed to providing an investment in a business that at least matches the investment sought from the Fund • demonstrated commitment to, and track record in making investments in seed and early stage businesses • experience in providing support, management and mentorship to seed and early stage businesses • a strong and established reputation • the ability to manage Fund reporting. The application process involves five steps: 1. Online application 2. Shortlisting 3. Investment pitch 4. Evaluation 5. Offer.

http://advanceqld.initiatives.qld.gov.au/funding/business-investment- attraction/business-development-fund.aspx Business Growth Grants – AusIndustry Applications are ongoing Business Growth Grants are one of the services of the Entrepreneurs’ Programme. You can use a Business Growth Grant to engage external expertise to help your businesses implement improvements through a: • business evaluation • supply chain facilitation • growth service • tourism partnership service. A Business Growth Grant reimburses businesses for up to half of the cost of engaging a service provider, to a maximum of $20,000 (excluding GST). This funding supports business improvement projects.

The grant supports strategies that improve the abilities and skills of your business. It doesn’t support fixes for problems that are part of the ordinary, every-day operations of your business. You may apply for a Business Growth Grant if your business: • has received an Entrepreneurs’ Program Business Evaluation Report or Action Plan, Supplier Chain Facilitation, Growth Plan, or Tourism Partnership Plan, and • is submitting an application in accordance with the eligibility timeframes (typically within six months of receipt of advisory services). You may be eligible for a Business Growth Grant if you meet all of the following conditions: • you are applying for a Business Growth Grant within: o 6 months of receipt of a Business Evaluation Report or Action Plan, Supplier Improvement Plan or Tourism Partnership Plan, or o within 24 months of receipt of a Growth Plan. • you are implementing strategies identified in a Business Evaluation Report or Action Plan, Supplier Improvement Plan, Growth Plan or Tourism Partnership Plan, and • you are able to fund the total value of project costs to engage the service provider before receiving the Grant.

https://www.business.gov.au/Assistance/Business-Growth-Grants

Page 33 Grants list for community groups, organisations and businesses in Queensland February 2018 Compiled by Indigo Gold - www.indigogold.com.au Business Evaluation - AusIndustry Program is open Under this service, Business Advisers work with you to assess your business, research the environment you work in and create a plan of action you endorse and are ready to implement. Business Advisers guide you at your own pace to implement the plan, providing you with access to the wealth of information, networks and resources at their disposal.

The Business Advisers are drawn from industry sources that will spend quality time on-site with you to gather information for your Business Evaluation. The Business Adviser will use their industry experience combined with diagnostic tools to investigate key areas of your business and will work with people throughout your business to develop practical advice specific to the needs of your business. Their guidance is designed to help you build skills into your business, identify new business opportunities and to ensure you have everything you need to continue to do so long after the service ends.

They strive to build your business opportunities through insight and skills on a foundation of independent industry advice and the service comes at no cost to your business. To be eligible for a Business Evaluation, applicants must meet each of the following eligibility criteria: 1. be a business incorporated in Australia under the Corporations Act 2001, that is non-tax-exempt and is registered for GST, with trading activities that: o form a sufficiently significant proportion of its overall activities as to merit it being described as a trading corporation; or o are a substantial and not merely peripheral activity of the corporation. 2. satisfy one of the following: o be operating in one or more of the Growth Sectors: § Advanced Manufacturing; § Food and Agribusiness; § Medical Technologies and Pharmaceuticals; § Mining Equipment, Technology and Services; and § Oil, Gas and Energy Resources; or o provide Enabling Technologies and Services to at least one Growth Sector; or o demonstrate they are committed to, and have the skills, capability, intellectual property or expertise to operate in, one or more of the Growth Sectors in the future; or o be a Tourism business in Northern Australia. 3. an annual turnover or operating expenditure within the following thresholds: o between $1.5 million and $100 million; or o between $750,000 and $100 million for applicants from Remote Australia or Northern Australia.

4. be solvent 5. have operated in Australia and filed business activity statements showing ongoing trading in at least three consecutive years 6. applicants may still be eligible if their business structure, ownership or Australian Company Number has changed within the three-consecutive year period. In this case, the applicant would need to satisfy the Programme Delegate that the business activity statements are for the same business. This could include proving evidence that, during this period, the business: o carried out essentially the same business activities o had essentially the same management staff o was operating from the same locations o was using essentially the same assets in deriving its revenue 7. not be named by the Workplace Gender Equality Agency as an organisation that has not complied with the Workplace Gender Equality Act 2012 (Cth). 8. not have previously received a Business Evaluation Report, Business Evaluation Action Plan or a Business Review Report in the last five years. http://www.business.gov.au/advice-and-support/EIP/Business- Evaluation/Pages/default.aspx Business Events Funding – Tourism and Events Queensland Applications open continually Tourism and Events Queensland works in collaboration with Queensland's Convention Bureaux to secure international business events, which provide economic benefits to Queensland's destinations and support the State Government’s goal of achieving $30 billion in overnight visitor expenditure by 2020. Eligible applicants include organisations.

Page 34 Grants list for community groups, organisations and businesses in Queensland February 2018 Compiled by Indigo Gold - www.indigogold.com.au A business event refers to a conference, congress or meeting of various organisations such as an association, corporate or government body. International Bid Fund Funding assistance is available to eligible organisations through the International Bid Fund that is administered through TEQ. If you are interested in applying for funding for your business event, contact your local Convention Bureau who can provide information on available assistance and also relevant destination information.

To request a copy of the International Bid Fund application form and for further details on the eligibility criteria, please email business.events@queensland.com or alternatively contact your local Convention Bureau. http://teq.queensland.com/en-AU/Industry-Resources/Funding/Business-Events Catalyst Infrastructure Program – Queensland Government Applications can be made at any time The Catalyst Infrastructure Program (CIP) is a Queensland Government initiative to invest in urban infrastructure that unlocks development, generates construction activity and creates long-term employment.

Under the program, Economic Development Queensland (EDQ) co-invests in infrastructure projects in the form of an interest-free loan. The government will be seeking repayment of its co-investment so that the funds can be recycled and re-invested. Proponents eligible to apply for CIP funding include: local governments, utility providers and developers. This program defines catalyst infrastructure as the construction of physical networks, or ‘hard’ infrastructure, which is necessary to unlock development, generate construction and create long-term employment. The CIP will provide upfront investment to facilitate and accelerate projects which would otherwise be delayed or not proceed.

Projects will involve the construction of new transport, water, wastewater, stormwater and public realm infrastructure. However, other categories of infrastructure will be considered, provided they meet the program criteria. CIP funding may be provided to the following entities: • local governments • private utility providers • developers. http://www.dilgp.qld.gov.au/infrastructure/catalyst-infrastructure-program. html Community LED Grants – Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet Applications open The revised IAS Grant Guidelines include a new Community Led grants process that will enable Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, communities and service providers to seek grant funding to address emerging needs and/or opportunities that they have identified as priorities.

The local PM&C Regional Network office may invite applicants to provide a short initial proposal which outlines the project. Based on the information provided, the Department may then provide advice to the organisation. The Department has prepared an Application Kit and an online Application Form to support this funding process and these are available on the website. https://www.dpmc.gov.au/indigenous-affairs/grants-and-funding/community-led - grants Early Stage Venture Capital Limited Partnership (ESVCLP) Open for applications Fund managers seeking to raise a new venture capital fund of at least $10 million and not more than $100 million for investing in Australian businesses may be eligible for ESVCLP registration.

Registration entitles a fund to flow-through tax treatment and its investors (whether resident or non-resident) receive a complete tax exemption on their share of the fund's income (both revenue and capital). Australian businesses with assets of less than $50 million may be able to access capital from funds registered under this programme if their primary activity is not finance or property development. A fact sheet and customer information guide are available on the website. http://www.business.gov.au/grants-and-assistance/venture- capital/esvclp/Pages/default.aspx Food Innovation Australia Ltd Project Fund The Project Fund supports innovation projects that encourage collaboration between small and large businesses in the food and agribusiness sector, to lift productivity and competitiveness. How? By offering matched funding of over $100,000 and up to $1M to help you solve an innovation challenge.

Page 35 Grants list for community groups, organisations and businesses in Queensland February 2018 Compiled by Indigo Gold - www.indigogold.com.au Applications are open until all funding has been allocated This is a competitive program guided by the priorities of the Growth Centre Initiatives. Projects that involve and benefit multiple businesses across the sector will be viewed more favourably for funding. The Fund is open to businesses anywhere along the Food and Agribusiness value chain. To find out more, they recommend you read through the eligibility guidelines.

Working with multiple parties can be daunting, refer to their FAQs and general information to understand more about the funding program, and what it’s like to work as a consortium. https://fial.com.au/Category?Action=View&Category_id=71 Growth Services – AusIndustry Applications are ongoing A Growth Services engagement will enable your business to identify and capitalise on growth opportunities more rapidly, easily, and capably, with less risk. The engagement will help your business build the capacity to accelerate growth. At no charge to you, a Business Adviser will: • develop a Growth Plan to help you reach your growth potential • provide support, advice and mentoring to build the necessary capabilities, culture, strategies and connections for growth • provide you with access to relevant advice, networks and knowledge and • help maintain your growth momentum through regular meetings and follow- up.

A business must be: • a for-profit company operating in Australia • non tax-exempt • registered for GST and • a company with trading activities that are the majority of its overall activities. To be eligible, you must: • satisfy one of the following: o be operating in one or more of the Growth Sectors which are: § Advanced Manufacturing § Food and Agribusiness § Medical Technologies and Pharmaceuticals § Mining Equipment, Technology and Services § Oil, Gas and Energy Resources, or o provide Enabling Technologies and Services to one or more of the Growth Sectors, or o have the skills, ability, expertise or intellectual property to work in or with one or more of the Growth Sectors in the future, or o be a tourism business operating in Northern Australia. • be solvent • have filed Business Activity Statements in Australia showing ongoing trading in at least three successive years • have an annual turnover (or operating expenditure) within the current, or one of the last two, financial years: o Between $1.5 million and $100 million or o Between $750,000 and $100 million for applicants from Remote Australia or Northern Australia.

• not have received Growth Services in the last five years. https://www.business.gov.au/assistance/growth-services Hot DesQ – Advance Queensland Applications open now Hot DesQ invites startups to move to Queensland, Australia. Grants of up to $100,000 are available to discover the perfect place for big ideas. Hot DesQ is available to: • Emerging entrepreneurs and startups • Aussie expatriates • Established startups looking to expand into Asia-Pacific. Applications are only accepted online and the application process for Hot DesQ has two stages: • Stage One – you will need to complete an online form AND submit a 1-2 minute video pitch. You can review the application questions prior to lodging once you create a profile. You should be prepared to answer questions about your product (such as the problem you look to solve and what phase of

Page 36 Grants list for community groups, organisations and businesses in Queensland February 2018 Compiled by Indigo Gold - www.indigogold.com.au development you are at) and your startup (such as how many people are involved and your startup experience). • Stage Two – if you are shortlisted, you will have a Skype interview with the judges. Our panel of judges with industry expertise will review applications to determine the best startups to move to Queensland through Hot DesQ. To complete your application, please create a profile below. Keep this information secure as you will need this in case you would like to save your application and come back later.

Eligibility - A basic level of English both verbally and written is required. You will need to be prepared to work full-time on your startup in Queensland for the duration of the program. You must be keen to be involved in Queensland’s startup ecosystem, as funding will be provided in instalments based on your accrual of Network Points. You must currently reside outside of Queensland. http://hotdesq.com.au/ Impact Investment Readiness Fund - NAB No specific grant rounds The fund aims to bridge the gap in the Australian market that exists between mission-driven organisations in need of funding and investors actively seeking impact investment opportunities.

The NAB IIRF will offer grants up to $100k to purchase specialised capacity building support from providers (this can include advisory, intermediary, financial or legal services). It will also potentially cover the enterprises costs of putting the investment plan in place. Like traditional businesses, a mission driven organisation must demonstrate a commercially viable business model. It must also have a trading history and be led by accountable and capable management. What differentiates them from traditional businesses is the social or environmental mission at the core of the business model. The NAB IIRF aims to support enterprises that are high growth, can deliver positive social outcomes and have the potential to secure capital investment.

A broad range of organisations can apply (including registered charities, social enterprises, community and voluntary organisations, social businesses, charities, mutuals, co-operatives and businesses delivering social value). http://impactinvestingaustralia.com/iirf/ Incubator Support: New & Existing Incubators Expert-in-Residence – Australian Government Applications can be made at any time Provides new and existing business incubators with grants of up to $500,000 to assist Australian start-ups develop the capabilities required to succeed in international markets. On 14 December 2017, changes to the Incubator Support initiative were announced by Assistant Minister Laundy. New guidelines have been issued for the program and new application forms are available. Key changes include: • an increased grant percentage of up to 65 per cent for New and Existing Incubators projects where at least 80 per cent of project activities are being undertaken in a regional area • introduction of four Regional Incubator Facilitators to assist regional applicants to engage with the initiative • expansion of the Expert in Residence grants component to allow for outgoing experts to visit host incubators • a new maximum grant amount for Expert in Residence projects of $100,000. A series of information sessions and a live webinar providing more information on the changes are taking place in February 2018. Registration is essential, please register for an event near you.

Who can apply: At a minimum, you must: • have an Australian Business Number (ABN) • be an existing incubator or establishing a new incubator that will foster and develop innovative start-ups focused on international trade • be either an entity incorporated in Australia, an incorporated trustee on behalf of a trust, an incorporated not for profit organisation, a publicly funded research organisation, or a local government agency or body. Other eligibility requirements may apply. For more information you are encouraged to review the program guidelines or phone 13 28 46.

https://www.business.gov.au/assistance/incubator-support

Page 37 Grants list for community groups, organisations and businesses in Queensland February 2018 Compiled by Indigo Gold - www.indigogold.com.au Indigenous Cadetship Support – Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet Program is open The Indigenous Cadetship Support (ICS) is an Australian Government initiative that improves the professional employment prospects of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. It links Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander tertiary students with employers in a cadetship arrangement involving full-time study and negotiated work placements. Cadetships enable Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students to gain the professional qualifications and experience needed for a range of jobs in the private, public and community sectors and assists them to move into employment on completion of their studies.

The ICS provides up to $7,050 per semester to employers to support cadets with a living allowance and study-related costs and offset employer administration costs. Other forms of assistance, including travel assistance for cadets who are studying or undertaking their work placement away from home, are also available. Cadets are paid a wage by their employer during their work placement. Who can apply: Any students who can meet the eligibility criteria. To be eligible for ICS, as a student you must: • be of Australian Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander descent • identify as an Australian Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander • be accepted as an Australian Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander in the community in which he/she lives, or has lived • be enrolled for full-time study occurring on campus at a Australian university • be enrolled for his or her first undergraduate degree course; and • be an Australian resident • have signed an employment contract for a minimum of 12 weeks’ work per annum To be eligible to participate in the Indigenous Cadetship Support program Employers must: • have a valid ABN and be registered for taxation purposes; and • agree to abide by the ‘terms and conditions’ of the ICS Agreement. https://www.business.gov.au/assistance/indigenous-cadetship-support Industry Skills Fund – Australian Government Program is open The Industry Skills Fund (the Fund) assists industry to invest in training and support services and to develop innovative training solutions. The fund will help build a highly skilled workforce that can take advantage of new business growth opportunities and adapt to rapid technological change. The Fund prioritises SMEs, including micro businesses, and is delivered through the Single Business Service, which streamlines access to essential information for all Australian businesses. Help is available in the following categories: 1. Skills Advice Help identifying skills opportunities and maximising training outcomes. 2. Training Grant Co-investment for businesses to improve the skills of their workforce for an identified growth opportunity.

Businesses that are awarded funding under the Fund must financially co- contribute to the proposed project. The amount you are required to contribute will depend on the size of your business. The Industry Skills Fund is targeting SMEs, including micro businesses, which are preparing to take up growth opportunities outside of their normal day-to-day business operations. If you are a large business, you are also eligible, but you will be required to make a higher contribution to the costs of training. The fund will also focus on businesses in identified priority industries. If your business isn’t in a priority industry, you may still be eligible to apply. You can either apply via a consortium or as an individual business.

http://www.business.gov.au/grants-and-assistance/Industry-Skills- Fund/Pages/default.aspx Innovation Connections – Australian Government Grants are open The Innovation Connections element of the Entrepreneurs' Programme is a facilitation first service delivered by a national network of Innovation Facilitators to encourage and assist small and medium businesses to access knowledge, engage with researchers and foster innovation. Innovation Facilitators are experienced in identifying and addressing knowledge gaps preventing business growth and can provide specialist support including: • a report containing tailored information and options

Page 38 Grants list for community groups, organisations and businesses in Queensland February 2018 Compiled by Indigo Gold - www.indigogold.com.au • referrals to other business support programmes and services • links to existing knowledge and solution providers; and/or • identification of existing research activities and support to connect businesses to researcher organisations to create innovative products, processes and services. To apply for Innovation Connections services: click on the Apply button on the website, complete and submit an application form and a staff member will contact you within 10 working days to notify you of the outcome of your application. Two ‘products’ are available: • Innovations Connections Facilitation • Innovations Connections Grant http://www.business.gov.au/advice-and-support/EIP/Innovation- Connections/Pages/default.aspx Japan External Trade Organisation (JETRO) Services Program open on an ongoing basis JETRO provides support and assistance through a range of free services to companies wishing to expand their business into the Japanese market. JETRO services can be invaluable when approaching Japan as an investment location. Major services include: 1. One-on-one consultation in Australia • Information on current market conditions in Japan for your industry. • Up to date regulations for your product in Japan. • Information on the different Japanese corporate structures best suited to your company.

• Information on residency requirements. 2. Support in Japan • Free temporary office space. • Consultation with expert advisors. • Access to a wealth of business information. 3. Business partner matching • Conferences or meetings between Japanese and Australian companies, which are specially designed for those Australian companies. • Assisting with travel expenses for Australian technological researchers to visit Japan. This program is for Australian companies that have existing business relationships with Japan or are wishing to promote new businesses with Japan. Although most services are available year-round, some programs may have specific cut-off dates. http://www.jetro.go.jp/en/invest/ Landing Pads – Austrade Applications open now Administered by Austrade, Landing Pads will be established in global innovation hubs including San Francisco, Tel Aviv, Shanghai, Berlin and Singapore in 2016. Market-ready startups will be immersed in an environment that will help them accelerate the design and development of their product or service business model by exploring in-market business development, investment, mentorship and strategic partnership opportunities. Participants in the Landing Pads program will be immersed in an environment that will help them accelerate the design and development of their product or service business model. This will enable you to rapidly fine-tune your pitch, commercialise your offering, identify partners, customers and investors, and find opportunities to reach global markets.

You will be provided with the following before you leave: • Assistance identifying business goals while at the Landing Pad • Insights on what success looks like in market • Advice on the costs of operating in market • Advice on how to maximise your time in market. What kind of startup are they looking for? Businesses that are ‘born global’, and by their very nature will disrupt the marketplace to achieve their potential as high-growth and high-return enterprises. We are looking for Australian startups that are ready to go global and have: • Vision – what are your objectives and how are you going to achieve them? • Scalability – can you deliver your product or service to 100 or 1 million customers?

• Traction – do you have a proof-of-concept, existing sales and customers, funding, investors and partners?

Page 39 Grants list for community groups, organisations and businesses in Queensland February 2018 Compiled by Indigo Gold - www.indigogold.com.au • Differentiation – how does your offering disrupt its marketplace, and what is your value proposition and vision for growth? • Market relevance – how would 90 days in a Landing Pad make a difference to your startup? http://www.australiaunlimited.com/LandingPads/about-landing-pads New Enterprise Incentive Scheme Ongoing NEIS provides accredited small business training, business advice and mentoring for eligible job seekers, as well as ongoing income support. During the training, you will also develop a business plan that will need to be approved by a NEIS provider. If your business plan is approved, you will receive: • NEIS Assistance which includes: • NEIS Allowance for up to 52 weeks • NEIS Rental Assistance for up to 26 weeks (if eligible) • Business mentoring and support during your first year of business operation. To participate in NEIS you must be registered with a Job Services Australia or Disability Employment Services provider. Your provider can advise your eligibility. http://employment.gov.au/new-enterprise-incentive-scheme-neis Platform Technologies Program – Advance Queensland Open now Encourages the development and use of platform technologies with funding of $10 million. Eligibility: Platform Technology Program champions will be expected to have industry, supply chain and research partners along with a clear plan that demonstrates how their project will increase productivity and grow jobs in Queensland.

Funding: Queensland Government funding is dependent on the expected contribution to the Queensland technology arena and the level of interest from industry research partners. Further priorities for the program are being developed in conjunction with the Advance Queensland Expert Panel and with input on technology pathways by CSIRO/Data61. The Department of Science, Information Technology and Innovation is seeking interest from organisations who are interested in being a part of the Program. http://advance.qld.gov.au/entrepreneurs-startups/platform-technologies- program.aspx Queensland Venture Philanthropy Fund – Social Ventures Australia You can make contact with them at any time Social innovators often lack the money, skills and support they need to tackle some of our most intractable social problems. The QLD Venture Philanthropy portfolio supports high potential non-profit organisations and social enterprises with strategic funding and hands-on support to build their capacity and impact. This includes: • Multi-year funding and capacity building support • Access to a network of pro bono partners for support with accounting, legal, marketing, PR, etc.

• Support with impact measurement and reporting on outcomes • Access to SVA’s consulting and impact investing teams as appropriate Through our partnerships with Ventures, we seek to: • Deliver measurable outcomes for vulnerable Queenslanders • Contribute to the evidence base of effective practice • Build resilient organisations with sustainable revenue sources • Influence policy and funding decisions to ensure the most effective services reach those in need. Eligibility criteria • Organisations must be based in QLD and supporting Queensland beneficiaries • Organisations must have DGR status In addition, we are particularly interested in organisations that: • Are tackling pressing social issues in QLD and have the potential to deliver or influence systemic change • Have strong and stable leadership with a drive for continuous improvement • Have a clear and realistic strategy to achieve their vision • Share our commitment for building an evidence base and sharing learning • Are enthusiastic to work in partnership with SVA, our partners and fellow ventures.

http://www.socialventures.com.au/work/qld-venture-philanthropy- fund/#box_section_2

Page 40 Grants list for community groups, organisations and businesses in Queensland February 2018 Compiled by Indigo Gold - www.indigogold.com.au Social Enterprise Development and Investment Funds (SEDIF) - Department of Employment Applications can be made now The Social Enterprise Development and Investment Funds (SEDIF) improves access to finance and support for social enterprises to help them grow their business and increase the impact of their work in their communities. Three SEDIF fund managers have been selected to offer social enterprises finance, such as loans, and support.

The SEDIF fund managers are: • Foresters Community Finance • Social Enterprise Finance Australia • Social Ventures Australia. Social enterprises can contact the SEDIF fund managers directly to discuss their financing needs. https://www.employment.gov.au/social-enterprise-development-and-investment- funds Supplier Improvement Plan - AusIndustry Program is open The service provides tailored advice to help your business to: • develop a better understanding of your customer’s needs and requirements • increase your supplier capability • improve your access to new and existing markets. The service is delivered by an experienced network of Business Advisers and Business Facilitators who have: • extensive business experience and market knowledge • existing, long-term relationships with industry networks and business support services.

A Supplier Improvement Plan will give you: • access to, and active engagement with, a highly qualified and experienced Business Adviser or Business Facilitator over 12 months • independent guidance and insight about your customer’s needs and requirements • a customised action plan with recommendations for improvement • assistance to implement the recommendations in your action plan. Following the development of a Supplier Improvement Plan, you may be eligible to apply for matched government funding of up to $20,000 through a Business Growth Grant.

Who can apply? Businesses that are: • a for-profit company operating in Australia • non tax-exempt • registered for GST. Your Business must: • Satisfy one of the following: o be operating in one or more of the Growth Sectors which are: § Advanced Manufacturing § Food and Agribusiness § Medical Technologies and Pharmaceuticals § Mining Equipment, Technology and Services § Oil, Gas and Energy Resources, o provide Enabling Technologies and Services to at least one Growth Sectors o have the skills, ability, expertise or intellectual property to work in or with one or more of the Growth Sectors in the future o be a tourism business operating in northern Australia. • be solvent • have filed Business Activity Statements in Australia showing ongoing trading in at least three successive years • have an annual turnover (or operating expenditure) within the current, or one of the last two financial years: o Between $1.5 million and $100 million, or o Between $750,000 and $100 million for applicants from remote Australia or northern Australia.

• not have received a Supplier Improvement Plan in the last five years. https://www.business.gov.au/assistance/supplier-improvement-plan

Page 41 Grants list for community groups, organisations and businesses in Queensland February 2018 Compiled by Indigo Gold - www.indigogold.com.au Supply Chain Facilitation - AusIndustry Open now Would you like to improve your supply chain performance and make new connections? Supply Chain Facilitation services offer your business practical assistance to connect with, and supply into project opportunities and new markets. A skilled Adviser or Facilitator will work closely with your suppliers and customers to strengthen your supply chain and improve your ability to participate in the market at no charge to your business.

To best fit to your needs, the service has a range of targeted offerings: • Supplier Improvement Plan • Customer Connections; and • Quick Guides. For more information, you can contact them by phone, web chat or their online enquiry form. http://www.business.gov.au/advice-and-support/EIP/Supply-Chain- Facilitation/Pages/default.aspx Tailored Assistance Employment Grants – Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet Program open on an ongoing basis Tailored Assistance Employment Grants are available to provide funding to connect working age Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples with real and sustainable jobs, as well as support Indigenous school student’s transition from education to sustainable employment.

Where funding is available, organisations will be able to apply for Tailored Assistance Employment grant funding at any time. Potential applicants are encouraged to discuss their proposal with their local PM&C Regional Network office before preparing an application. This can occur at any time. The Department has prepared an Application Kit and an online Application Form to support this funding process. A factsheet on Tailored Assistance Employment Grants is also available. Visit the IAS grants and funding page for more information. https://www.dpmc.gov.au/indigenous-affairs/employment/jobs-projects-funding - tailored-assistance-employment-grants The Rockefeller Foundation Various funds The foundation’s grants are numerous and cover a range of areas. Browse the site and see what it has to offer. Incoming requests must clearly fit within the Foundation's funding strategy.

There are three factors the Foundation takes into consideration when evaluating a project. • Does the project fit within one of the Foundation's initiatives? Your project should commit to nurturing innovation, pioneering new fields, expanding access to and distribution of resources, and, ultimately, generating sustainable impact on individuals, institutions, and communities within the context of our active initiatives. • Does your request clearly address one or more of our core issue areas? The interconnected issue areas are selected because they are critical global challenges that the Foundation is distinctively positioned to address. • Does your work affect people in one or more of the geographic areas in which the Foundation works? The Foundation works in regions where it can leverage assets, experience, and expertise to help realise smart globalization. https://www.rockefellerfoundation.org/our-work/grants/what-we-fund/ Touring Grants TAS – Australian Government Applications are ongoing Events Tasmania is committed to increasing the number of people coming to Tasmania, and ensuring that they travel around the state while they are here. As part of meeting these objectives, Events Tasmania is offering incentives to organisers of motor vehicle, motorcycle, and cycle tours that come to tour around Tasmania.

Grants worked out on a scale of attendance and duration up to $15 000 maximum are available to eligible organisations who conduct a tour: • Held in the March – November period (tours held in December, January and February are not eligible) • Attracting more than 40 people from outside Tasmania • Staying five nights or more in paid commercial accommodation (hotel, motel, B&B, cabin) • Spending 40% or more of the tour in regional areas (outside Greater Hobart).

Page 42 Grants list for community groups, organisations and businesses in Queensland February 2018 Compiled by Indigo Gold - www.indigogold.com.au Motorhome, caravan, camping and walking tours may also be eligible, but only for the days that participants spend in paid accommodation, and with the same ratio of 40% paid accommodation in regional areas. Applicants can be based anywhere in Australia, and must be able to enter into a funding agreement with the Tasmanian Government. Before you start typing up your application, you must talk to Events Tasmania. Email info@eventstasmania.com with a brief outline of your event and your contact details and one of the team will contact you to discuss. https://www.business.gov.au/assistance/touring-grants-tasmania Venture Capital Limited Partnership (VCLP) Open for applications Fund managers seeking to raise a new venture capital fund of at least $10 million for investing in Australian businesses with assets of up to $250 million may be eligible for VCLP registration.

Registration entitles a fund to flow-through tax treatment. Further, eligible foreign limited partners receive a capital gains tax exemption for gains made on eligible investments. Australian businesses with assets of less than $250 million may be able to access capital from funds registered under this programme if their primary activity is not finance or property development. A fact sheet and customer information guide are available on the website. http://www.business.gov.au/grants-and-assistance/venture- capital/vclp/Pages/default.aspx Young Starters Fund – Advance Queensland Applications are being accepted until funding runs out The Advance Queensland Young Starters program is designed to build, attract, and retain young entrepreneurial talent, build the startup ecosystem to position Queensland as an attractive investment destination with a strong innovation and entrepreneurial culture.

The Young Starters program consists of two elements: • the Young Starters Fund • an annual state-wide pitching competition. The Young Starters Fund will contribute up to 70 per cent of the total eligible activity costs, up to a maximum of $20,000 (excluding GST) per activity. Applicants must contribute 30 per cent in cash or in-kind contributions. A ‘startup’ is defined as a new high-growth potential business, developing innovative products and services, with a globally scalable market. Funding will be available to organisations to help the Queensland startup community conduct capacity building activities aimed at Queenslanders aged 15- 24.

The program will provide a pathway for young founders, researchers and social innovators to gain entrepreneurial and commercialisation experience and skills through experience-based learning in incubators, accelerators, co-working spaces, research organisations, and other service providers. This Fund aims to assist universities, TAFEs, incubators, accelerators, co-working spaces, and high schools to deliver: • practical information and advice • increased collaboration and networking opportunities • connectivity and transformational entrepreneurship to young Queenslanders. Organisational criteria: • funding is open to profit and not-for-profit organisations • applicants must have an ABN and be registered for GST • if not based in Queensland, applicant organisations must partner with a Queensland based organisation • applicants must be 18 years or over • all staff and volunteers working with children under 18 must hold a current Blue Card • Organisations already receiving other Queensland Government funding are eligible to apply for this funding. The 30 per cent matched funding contribution from these organisations cannot be sourced from existing Queensland Government funding • funding cannot be provided for any activity that has received funding through another Advance Queensland program.

http://advanceqld.initiatives.qld.gov.au/funding/business-investment- attraction/young-starters.aspx

Page 43 Grants list for community groups, organisations and businesses in Queensland February 2018 Compiled by Indigo Gold - www.indigogold.com.au Sport, Events, Tourism and The Arts Gambling Community Benefit Fund – Department of Justice Round 96 closes 28 February 2018 Round 97 closes 31 May 2018 The fund allocates funding to not-for-profit community groups to enhance their capacity to provide services, leisure activities and opportunities for Queensland communities. Applications can be submitted for funding between $500 and a maximum of $35,000 (including GST). If the cost of any item is more than the approved amount, it is the organisation’s responsibility to fund the difference. Eligibility: All organisations must: have not-for-profit objectives; be community based; and be registered (have a business partner number) with CBFU as a legal entity or sponsored organisation prior to submitting an application form. Organisations must be one of the following: 1. Incorporated or registered by an Act of Parliament (other than those listed below); 2. A sponsored organisation applying through an organisation Incorporated or registered by an Act of Parliament; 3. Local Ambulance Committee, Rural Fire Brigade or State Emergency Service Group applying as a sponsored organisation through the Department of Community Safety or relevant department as their legal entity. OLGR has launched a new, user-friendly online grants portal that allows you to: • access the portal from most devices and operating systems o browsers - Internet Explorer, Chrome, Safari, Firefox o devices - Windows and Apple compatible tablets, PC, laptop (not smartphones) • use your unique organisation number or organisation name and password to login and manage your registration details • apply for grants online (no more PDF readers and emails required) • check the status of your application in real-time and view your application history • submit your acquittals online (including applying for extensions to acquittal due dates, submitting variations to approved items and checking for un- acquitted funds).

http://www.justice.qld.gov.au/corporate/sponsorships-and- grants/grants/community-benefit-funding-programs SQ Shorts – Screen Queensland Applications close 1 March 2018 Screen Queensland (SQ) is thrilled to announce a suite of four short film programs in 2018, marking the most ambitious state agency program of its kind. $480,000 will be invested in the production of twelve short films this year, all of which will screen at global festivals and events. Twelve Queensland filmmaking teams will receive up to $40,000 each to immediately develop and produce twelve short films. Complete draft screenplays must be submitted at application stage and must appeal to audiences both domestically and internationally. Workshops with respected filmmaking professionals will be scheduled throughout the development, preproduction and postproduction stages in order to allow the selected teams a rare opportunity to receive expert consultation. The teams will also receive a contribution to the cost of travel so that they can attend the screening of their films at the festivals and arrange meetings with distributors, producers and agents to further their slate and careers. How do I apply?

Read the guidelines and SQ’s terms of trade, paying special attention to the eligibility and assessment criteria Contact Screen Queensland’s Content team if you would like to discuss your application 07 3248 0500 or content@screenqld.com.au Apply online at https://screenqueensland.smartygrants.com.au by 5pm Thursday 1st March. Late applications will not be assessed. You will receive a notification email within 30 minutes of applying. Please note it is the applicant’s responsibility to contact SQ if this email is not received.

http://screenqueensland.com.au/initiatives/queensland-originals/sq-shorts/ Backing Indigenous Arts – Performing Arts – Queensland Government The Queensland Government’s Backing Indigenous Arts (BIA) initiative aims to build sustainable and ethical Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander arts industries. The new BIA - Performing Arts includes three funding streams:

Page 44 Grants list for community groups, organisations and businesses in Queensland February 2018 Compiled by Indigo Gold - www.indigogold.com.au Applications close 8 March 2018 for Producer Placements and Next Stage Applications close 26 April 2018 for the first round of New Commissions Producer Placements - Funding of up to $35,000 per applicant (matched by the applicant) – to encourage sustainable ongoing employment and increase career opportunities for Indigenous arts workers and grow the number of Indigenous producers working in Queensland’s performing arts industry. Next Stage - Funds of up to $150,000 over two years per applicant – to build business and artistic capacity within the Indigenous performing arts sector in Far North Queensland, new audiences for Indigenous performing arts product including regular programming of new performance work at the Centre of Contemporary Arts Cairns, and enhanced engagement within Far North Queensland Indigenous communities.

New Commissions - Funds of up to $150,000 per applicant (matched by the applicant) – to support the commissioning of new Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander performance work that engages new audiences and showcases the unique stories of Queensland’s First Nation peoples. Guidelines, FAQs and other information are available. https://www.qld.gov.au/recreation/arts/funding/organisations/backing- indigenous-arts Arts Infrastructure Fund – Queensland Government Applications close 16 March 2018 for projects commencing from 1 July 2018 The Arts Infrastructure Fund (AIF) is a new limited-life fund which aims to assist Queensland-based arts and cultural organisations in financing minor infrastructure works and upgrades that will strengthen their capacity to deliver arts and cultural services.

Festivals Australia funds high-quality arts and cultural heritage projects that invite community participation and audience engagement. Projects can include but are not limited to a parade, performance, workshop, installation or exhibition. The aim is to give community members living in regional or remote Australia the chance to participate in or attend an arts experience at a festival, or a significant one-off community celebration. Objectives The objectives of the AIF are to invest in: • Strengthening the capacity and effectiveness of performance, exhibition, collection and creative spaces • Increasing access to arts facilities and services for individuals and groups who are disadvantaged.

Funding Up to $50,000 per applicant is available and a maximum of 50% of total eligible project costs. Arts Queensland funding is to be matched on a minimum 1:1 basis by the applicant through other confirmed funding sources. https://www.qld.gov.au/recreation/arts/funding/organisations/infrastructure - fund Festivals Australia – Australian Government Applications close 16 March 2018 Festivals Australia supports community participation in, and access to, the arts and aims to support partnerships and collaboration across the sector. Who can apply Regional artists, arts workers, and organisations can apply for arts and cultural projects that encourage community participation and audience engagement from people living in regional and remote communities in a festival or community celebration.https://www.arts.gov.au/funding-and-support/festivals-australia Visions of Australia – Australian Government Applications close 16 March 2018 for projects starting from 1 July 2018 The Visions of Australia regional exhibition touring program supports audience access to Australian arts and cultural material, with a particular focus on tours to regional and remote Australia.

Their website lists previous successful funding. Examples include multi-year touring funding approx. $200,000 over two years; and development funding of $67,000. The Visions of Australia program funds the development and touring of exhibitions of cultural material of historic, scientific, design, social or artistic significance. Tours must include at least three venues outside the organisation’s home state or territory. Regional and remote venues are a higher priority for funding. https://www.arts.gov.au/funding-and-support/visions-australia

Page 45 Grants list for community groups, organisations and businesses in Queensland February 2018 Compiled by Indigo Gold - www.indigogold.com.au Sport and Recreation Disaster Funding – Queensland Government Applications are open 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. Funding of up to $20,000 (Level 2) may be available for eligible sport and recreation organisations located in areas declared under the Natural Disaster Relief and Recovery Arrangements (NDRRA).

Level 2 funding provides up to $20,000 for repair, restoration and mitigation support. Where Level 2 is announced as being available by the department, applications can be submitted for up to six months from the date of the department’s announcement. Refer to the program guidelines to determine eligibility for applying under Level 2. Funding may be available for the following items/works that assist in recovery: • mitigate the effect of future damage to the sport and recreation infrastructure due to a similar disaster event: • repair/restore damage to sport and recreation infrastructure that directly relates to the re-establishment of facilities.

• replace damaged items that are not covered by Level 1 assistance to restore operations to support the delivery of sport and recreation activities. Who can apply? To be eligible, the organisation must: • be located in an NDRRA Category A-C declared disaster affected area (depending on level of funding requested) • be an incorporated local or regional not-for-profit organisation with a primary objective relating to sport and recreation. It is recommended that you contact your local Sport and Recreation regional office prior to applying to discuss any enquiries.

https://www.qld.gov.au/recreation/sports/funding/disaster-recovery Arts Ignite Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Arts – Queensland Government Applications close 12 March 2018 Arts Ignite - up to $40,000 for Arts Ignite – Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Arts (JWCoCA). Supports the creative development and public presentation of new works which respond to demand. Cultivates new and emerging talent, and extends artists and/or organisations’ practice, audiences and markets. Arts Ignite – JWCoCA supports creative development projects of four weeks’ duration, and a further optional one-week performance season, at the JWCoCA. https://www.qld.gov.au/recreation/arts/funding/organisations/arts-showcase Regional Arts Fund: Community Project Grants stream – Australian Government Applications close 23 March 2018 for projects commencing on or after 1 July 2018 The Regional Arts Fund (RAF) is an Australian Government program designed to benefit regional and remote arts practitioners, arts workers, audiences and communities.

RAF supports and promotes participation in, and access to, Australia’s arts and culture in regional and remote Australia by: • encouraging and supporting sustainable economic, social and cultural development in regional communities • developing partnerships and networks which leverage financial and/or in-kind support for specific projects and encourage ongoing collaboration • developing audiences and broadening community engagement with the arts • increasing employment and professional development opportunities for, and raising the profile of, regional and remote artists.

Applications will be accepted from individuals, groups and incorporated not-for- profit organisations which reside in postcodes classified as ‘regional’. Councils in eligible areas are also able to apply for RAF Grants. http://www.arts.qld.gov.au/aq-funding/6170-regional-arts-fund Flying Start - Jetstar Current round of applications close 31 March 2018 Jetstar's Flying Start Program invites community groups and organisations across Australia to apply for a grant to fund a project that will enrich the lives of people in their local community.

Tell them your project story and you could receive a $30,000 grant. Entry is open to not-for-profit community groups and organisations of any size, who are seeking funding to help enhance the lives of people in their local community; and can be classified into one of the following categories: • Charity

Page 46 Grants list for community groups, organisations and businesses in Queensland February 2018 Compiled by Indigo Gold - www.indigogold.com.au • Educational and Health Organisations • Arts Group or Organisation • Sporting Group or Organisation. The community group or organisation should have a specific project in mind for how the grant will be used to benefit their local community. The grant includes $15,000 in cash; $15,000 worth of travel with Jetstar anywhere on the Jetstar network; promotion of their community group or organisation on Jetstar's website and Facebook page; National and local level media leverage to be facilitated by Jetstar PR agency partner.

http://www.jetstar.com/au/en/flyingstart Home Ground Advantage - Holden Applications close 31 March 2018 If there’s one thing that brings communities together – it’s sport. Which is why Holden started the Home Ground Advantage program in 2014 - to help grass roots sport grow. They know how difficult it can be to raise funds for projects like facility upgrades, new uniforms, equipment and even develop exceptional talent. With HGA they make it easier for your club to turn possibilities into reality! If you have a big project, there’s $250,000 in cash grants up for grabs. Applying for a Home Ground Advantage Grant: 1. Work out what your project is and exactly how you'd spend the money. 2. Read the terms and conditions to ensure your club and project are eligible. 3. Print off the blank application form so you know what information to gather. 4. Once you have everything ready, head back to the website, fill out the online application form, upload any photos and paste in the YouTube URL for your video.

5. Check all the information carefully as, once it's submitted, no further changes or additions can be made. 6. You're done Need more help? Read their tips and tricks. https://www.holden.com.au/discover-holden/home-ground-advantage Indigenous languages and arts program – Australian Government Applications expected to open late February/March 2018 The Indigenous Languages and Arts program supports Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities to revive and maintain languages, and to develop and present art. Funding of up to $100,000 a year for up to two years is available for Indigenous arts and language projects through an annual competitive grants round.

Funding is available to develop, produce, present, exhibit or perform Indigenous arts projects that showcase Australia’s traditional and contemporary Indigenous cultural and artistic expressions, and for projects that contribute to the revival and/or maintenance of Australia’s Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander languages. Who can apply Organisations that support participation in and maintenance of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures through languages and arts. https://www.arts.gov.au/funding-and-support/indigenous-languages-and-arts- program Get Planning Spaces – Queensland Government Applications close 18 April 2018 The program provides funding to Queensland based state level sport and active recreation organisations, local governments and other relevant peak organisations to develop quality, evidence-based sport and recreation infrastructure planning documents.

Departmental funding contributions are up to a maximum of $100,000 depending on the organisation type and geographic location of the project. Organisations may also be required to contribute towards the total project cost. Organisations eligible to apply for funding are: • state level organisations or state level sport or recreation peak organisations incorporated under the: o Associations Incorporation Act 1981 (Qld) o Corporations Act 2001 (Cwlth) o Cooperatives Act 1997 (Qld) o Corporations (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander) Act 2006 (Cwlth) • local governments constituted under the Local Government Act 2009 (Qld), the City of Brisbane Act 2010 (Qld) and the Commonwealth Aluminium Corporation Pty Ltd Agreement Act 1957 (Qld).

Page 47 Grants list for community groups, organisations and businesses in Queensland February 2018 Compiled by Indigo Gold - www.indigogold.com.au Organisations must also be compliant with all requirements for any projects currently funded by the department. Eligible projects include: • State Wide Facility Planning • Regional Recreation Planning • Regional Sports Facility Planning • Local Sport/Recreation Planning • Sport and Recreation Precinct Master Plan. https://www.qld.gov.au/recreation/sports/funding/getinthegame/getplanning MPA Collaborative Arts Projects – Australia Council for the Arts Applications close 18 April 2018 for projects starting after 1 July 2018 The Collaborative Arts Projects - Organisations program funds new collaborations and partnerships between major performing arts companies (MPA) and the broader sector and community groups.

The program is intended to support and encourage a range of activities that foster meaningful long term positive outcomes for collaborative partners and focus communities, with particular emphasis on the six priority areas set out in the Australia Council’s Cultural Engagement Framework. Successful applicants will be required to provide an evaluation from the collaborative partner on the project outcomes at the conclusion of the funded activity. Grants are available from $10,000 to $100,000. Supported activities must last no longer than two years from the proposed start date. The funding for this program is from the annual allocation to MPA companies.

For 2018, the closing date is at midnight on the 16 April 2018, for projects starting after 1 July 2018. Who can apply They only accept applications from Major Performing Arts organisations as defined by the National Framework for Governments’ Support of the Major Performing Arts Sector. Collaborations can be with any funded or unfunded arts or community organisation in Australia. http://www.australiacouncil.gov.au/programs-and-resources/mpa-collaborative - arts-projects/ Shark Island Development Labs Applications are open until 6 May 2018 Through a series of residential workshops, international mentorship and collaborative learning, we support the development of five Australian social impact documentaries over a 12-month period. The documentaries feature projects tackling the big issues of our time.

The Labs are led by their team at Shark Island Institute in collaboration with an extraordinary network of global and local industry leaders. Each project will receive up to $25,000 development funding. They will provide Lab participants with ongoing mentoring and support through a combination of two residential story-telling workshops, one-on-one meetings and industry sessions designed to hone their skills as story-tellers and social impact filmmakers. The SHARK ISLAND DEVELOPMENT LABS draw inspiration from their peers and partners in the international arena including Good Pitch, Sundance Institute, Impact Partners and Chicken & Egg Pictures.

They are looking for feature-length projects that are still in early-stage story development. They are committed to the discovery and support of Australian filmmakers and have a preference for projects that don’t yet have broadcast, distributor or EP attachment. SII will work with each team to optimise both distribution and potential for social impact for each project. Development funding is provided by the Shark Island Institute over the course of the Lab program. Applicants will be asked to identify how this funding will be used to progress their project. This may include refinement of story and treatment, creation of a pitch trailer, scene selects, op doc or other materials. The program includes two residential workshops at the Shark Island Institute Kangaroo Valley in August and November each year. Filmmakers will also participate in a series of seminars, meetings and events hosted at Shark Island Institute Dorhauer Lane, Sydney by our leading international and local industry experts.

https://sharkisland.com.au/the-labs/

Page 48 Grants list for community groups, organisations and businesses in Queensland February 2018 Compiled by Indigo Gold - www.indigogold.com.au Cultural Fund: Grants for Organisations – Copyright Agency Applications close 7 May 2018 The Cultural Fund provides support to organisations for projects that deliver opportunities for authors, journalists, artists and key industry stakeholders in the writing, publishing, education, and visual arts sectors. Their aim is to support our members and stakeholders to create, award, present, publish, and promote work by Australian creators that connects with audiences. They also offer grants to leading organisations to help build literacy skills for children and young adults.

From 2018, the Cultural Fund will enhance opportunities for industry partnerships and support for key national writers’ festivals. The Cultural Fund’s grants for organisations can be for a single project or for up to three years. Please contact the Cultural Fund to discuss a potential proposal. Who can apply • Legally constituted organisations and incorporated associations may apply. • Individuals or sole traders are not eligible to apply for these grants. Please see our Grants for Individuals.

• Applicants may only submit one application per round to the Cultural Fund. • Applicants must have acquitted any overdue Cultural Fund grants to be eligible for further funding. https://www.copyright.com.au/culturalfund/grants-for-organisations/ Arts Projects: Individuals and Groups – Australia Council Next round of applications close 5 June 2018 for projects starting after 1 September 2018 The Arts Projects program funds a range of activities that deliver benefits to the arts sector and wider public, including national and international audiences. Grants are available from $10,000 to $50,000. Supported activities must last no longer than three years from the proposed start date. Please read through the grant guidelines. If you need help with your application, contact a Grants Officer. You can apply if you are applying as an individual or group, you must be a practicing artist or arts worker and an Australian citizen or an Australian permanent resident. Applications for funding to the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander panel must come from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander individuals or groups.

They fund a range of activities, for example: • the creation of new work • practice based research • creative development • experimentation • collaborations • touring • festivals • productions • exhibitions • performances • publishing • recording • promotion and marketing • market development activity. You will be assessed on: artistic merit; viability; and creation/audiences/access and participation/international. http://www.australiacouncil.gov.au/funding/ Arts Projects: Organisations – Australia Council Next round of applications close 5 June 2018 for projects starting after 1 September 2018 The Arts Projects program funds a range of activities that deliver benefits to the arts sector and wider public, including national and international audiences. Grants are available from $10,000 to $100,000. Supported activities must last no longer than 2 years from the proposed start date.

They accept applications from organisations. International organisations can apply for projects that benefit practicing Australian artists or their work. Applications for funding to the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander panel must come from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander organisations. They fund a range of activities, for example: • the creation of new work • arts practice based research • creative development / professional skills development

Page 49 Grants list for community groups, organisations and businesses in Queensland February 2018 Compiled by Indigo Gold - www.indigogold.com.au • experimentation • collaborations • touring • festivals • productions • exhibitions • performances • publishing • recording • promotion and marketing • market development activity. http://www.australiacouncil.gov.au/funding/funding-index/arts-projects- organisations/ Career Development Grants for Individuals – Australia Council Applications for the next round close 5 June 2018 for projects starting after September 2018 Development Grants fund a range of activities that benefit your career as an individual artist. Development grants are available from $5,000 to $25,000. Supported activities must last no longer than two years from the proposed start date.

If you are applying as an individual or group, you must be a practicing artist or arts worker and an Australian citizen or an Australian permanent resident. Applications for funding to the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Arts panel must come from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander individuals or groups. You can apply for a range of activities. Examples of the activities they fund are: • professional skills development • showcase opportunities • forum/workshop attendance • residencies • mentorships • arts market attendance and exploration. http://www.australiacouncil.gov.au/funding/new-grants-model/ Conference Grants – The Ian Potter Foundation Applications open 26 March and close 5 June 2018 Funding objectives are to develop knowledge and learning by supporting symposia and conferences of international standing being held in Australia. Conference grants are awarded to a maximum amount of $20,000 and the request can only be for funding towards the travel and accommodation costs associated with hosting international keynote speakers.

It is expected that 50% of the cash costs of bringing the one or more invited keynote speakers has been secured by the conference organisers. They do not cover speakers' appearance fees. The Ian Potter Foundation can only make grants to organisations with BOTH Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) Item 1 and Tax Concession Charity (TCC) status. It is important that you check the Eligibility section to ensure your organisation meets these Australian Tax Office requirements. http://www.ianpotter.org.au/what-we-support/conference/ Playing Australia: Regional Performing Arts Touring Fund – Australia Council Applications for the next round close 5 June 2018 for projects starting after 1 September 2018 The Regional Performing Arts Touring program supports performing arts to reach regional and remote communities across Australia. Grants are available to support the net touring costs associated with a national tour.

There is no limit on the amount that can be requested. Applicants are strongly encouraged to speak with an Australia Council Grants Officer before applying to this fund. They accept applications from individuals and organisations. You can apply for: • interstate net touring costs, including freight, transport, accommodation and travel allowances outside of your home state • a contribution towards tour coordination expenses. http://www.australiacouncil.gov.au/funding/funding-index/playing-australia- regional-performing-arts-touring-fund/ Queensland Destination Events Program – Tourism and Events Queensland Applications close June 2018 The QDEP offers two funding options for regional events: • Destination Event funding – single year funding for developing events seeking growth ($10,000 - $25,000 per year)

Page 50 Grants list for community groups, organisations and businesses in Queensland February 2018 Compiled by Indigo Gold - www.indigogold.com.au Eligible event dates: December 2018 – January 2020 • 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) How the funding can be used • Marketing costs • Strategic plan development • Engagement of short-term specialised personnel • Hire of temporary infrastructure Eligibility criteria To be eligible to apply for funding through the QDEP, an event must meet the following key objectives: Destination event funding • The event must take place wholly within Queensland • The applicant must be able to demonstrate the historical size of the event in terms of: o Audience o Spectator numbers o Participant numbers, and/or o Media profile • The applicant must be able to demonstrate the event's capacity to grow against the baseline.

Significant event funding In addition to the criteria for Destination Event funding, events seeking Significant Event funding must meet the following criteria: • The event must have received a minimum of one year of support under the Destination Event program and have met all the requirements as outlined in the contract • The event must provide a recent report showing evidence of the total number of event attendees (including participants and spectators), specifically detailing the breakdown and number of visitors from outside the region; this information must be independently gathered and reported, or independently verified • The event must present a strong opportunity for Queensland and demonstrate extensive recognition outside the region in which it is held in terms of visitation and/or media profile For more information on eligibility, funding uses, funding conditions, and the application process please click the following link: QDEP Funding Guidelines. http://teq.queensland.com/en-AU/Events/Events-Support/Queensland- Destination-Events-Program Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Arts – Australia Council Applications are open Funding is dedicated to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, groups and organisations. This funding is assessed wholly by Indigenous peers. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, groups and organisations are welcome to make applications for activities with vibrancy in artistic and cultural expressions. Need help with your application? Contact a Grants Officer now on 02 9215 9000 or toll-free on 1800 226 912.

http://www.australiacouncil.gov.au/aboriginal-and-torres-strait-islander-ar ts/ Arts Business Innovation Fund – Queensland Government You can apply any time The fund provides a $1 million investment for not-for-profit arts and cultural organisations. Its aim is to strengthen the financial and organisational capacity of arts organisations, by responding to innovative business ideas that will achieve an organisation's mission into the future. The fund is a $1 million investment to be used in the form of grants and no- interest loans. The maximum amount of funding is a 50/50 combination of government grant and no interest loan from ABIF will be $100,000. This will be distributed as matched funding: • 1:1 funding for organisations with a turnover of $1.5 million or less ($1 of ABIF investment to be matched by $1 of additional funding sourced by the applicant) • 1:2 funding for organisations with a turnover of over $1.5 million, ($1 of ABIF investment to be matched by $2 of additional funding sourced by the applicant).

Page 51 Grants list for community groups, organisations and businesses in Queensland February 2018 Compiled by Indigo Gold - www.indigogold.com.au All applicants must: • be able to demonstrate direct benefit to Queenslanders through arts and culture by delivering on Queensland Government objectives for the community • be a Queensland based arts organisations • be a non-government owned, non-profit arts organisations • have a registered and current Australian Business Number (ABN) • have satisfied the requirements of any previous Arts Queensland funding • not be seeking investment for retrospective activity. • not be a major performing arts organisation • have deductible gift recipient status Item 1. For arts organisations, outcomes will include: • new and more resilient business models • diversification of income streams • access to new markets • access to new finance and funding streams • better capitalisation.

http://www.qld.gov.au/recreation/arts/funding/organisations/business/ Arts Leverage Fund – Queensland Government Applications can be made at any time The Arts Leverage Fund works to promote private sector giving by matching eligible cash sponsorship and philanthropy dollar for dollar, while leveraging government investment in Queensland-based arts and cultural organisations. To be eligible, applicants must either: • have received Arts Queensland funding from 1 July 2013 through the Projects and Programs Fund or the Organisations Fund • been recognised as Major Performing Arts Organisations by the Queensland and Australian governments.

Objectives • Grow private sector support for the arts in Queensland by matching cash sponsorship and philanthropy, doubling the impact of investment. • Support arts organisations to improve their financial sustainability by building successful private sector relationships. • Build awareness in the business and philanthropic communities of the benefits of investing in arts and culture and the importance of a thriving arts community. Funding: Either a 40% increase on pre-approved baseline fundraising performance or at $40,000, whichever is the higher amount. Funding for the program is $4.5 million over 3 calendar years (2015–17).

Eligibility criteria - Applicants must: • be a Queensland-based legally constituted not-for-profit arts organisation • have received Arts Queensland funding from 1 July 2013 through the Projects and Programs Fund, the Organisations Fund, or are recognised as Major Performing Arts Organisations by the Qld and Australian governments • have a registered and current Australian Business Number (ABN) • have satisfied the requirements of any previous Arts Queensland funding • have a demonstrated track record and have been in operation for at least 2 years • have a set of current audited financial statements for the past 2 years that clearly breaks down cash and in-kind sponsorship and donations • have pre-approval for the Arts Leverage Fund (to gain pre-approval, please contact your Arts Queensland Client Manager).

https://www.qld.gov.au/recreation/arts/funding/organisations/leverage/ Australian Communities Foundation Requests can be submitted at any time The Foundation supports a range of charitable organisations and projects including arts & culture. Specific target groups are also supported, including Indigenous communities and refugee/asylum seekers. Grants are available in two ways: requests from our donors on the basis of their areas of interest and through the Foundation’s identified strategic initiatives, such as Youth at Risk, and Indigenous Education and Capacity Building.

The Foundation makes grants to organisations with the following tax ATO endorsements: Tax Concession Charity; Deductible Gift Recipient Item 1 of the table in section 30-15 of the Income Tax Assessment Act 1997 (ITAA);

Page 52 Grants list for community groups, organisations and businesses in Queensland February 2018 Compiled by Indigo Gold - www.indigogold.com.au Organisations listed on the Register of Cultural Organisations; Organisations listed on the Register of Environmental Organisations; Organisations with DGR Special Listing in the Income Tax Assessment Act 1997. Each request is checked to ensure it meets eligibility requirements is then made available for donors to view online. Organisations will only be contacted if there is interest from a donor in providing a grant and more information is required.

http://www.communityfoundation.org.au/grants/grant-seekers/ Business Events Funding – Tourism and Events Queensland Applications open continually TEQ works in collaboration with Queensland's Convention Bureaux to secure international business events, which provide economic benefits to Queensland's destinations and support the State Government’s goal of achieving $30 billion in overnight visitor expenditure by 2020. Eligible applicants include organisations. A business event refers to a conference, congress or meeting of various organisations such as an association, corporate or government body. International Bid Fund Funding assistance is available to eligible organisations through the International Bid Fund that is administered through TEQ.

If you are interested in applying for funding for your business event, contact your local Convention Bureau who can provide information on available assistance and also relevant destination information. To request a copy of the International Bid Fund application form and for further details on the eligibility criteria, please email business.events@queensland.com or alternatively contact your local Convention Bureau. http://teq.queensland.com/en-AU/Industry-Resources/Funding/Business-Events Catalyst Australian Arts and Culture Fund – Department of Communications and the Arts You can apply any time, but applications are assessed quarterly Catalyst is the Australian Government's new funding program for the arts. It will invest $12 million each year in innovative projects and initiatives from arts and cultural organisations. Catalyst will assist organisations to forge new creative and financial partnerships and stimulate innovative ways to build participation by Australians in our cultural life. It will enable access to high quality arts experiences in regional communities and international activities that achieve cultural diplomacy objectives.

Projects by, or that involve, small to medium organisations will be given priority. The fund may also support some gallery, library, archive, museum, arts education and infrastructure projects. Funding will be available through annual or multi-year Funding Agreements up to a maximum of four years, subject to availability of funds. Ordinarily, individual projects will not receive more than $500,000 in one year. Applicants should keep in mind that Catalyst seeks to support a diverse range of quality projects in each of the Catalyst streams. To remain competitive, all applications for funding should include realistic budgets and achievable timeframes, and an explanation of the expected impact and public benefit of the project.

To achieve its objectives, Catalyst offers funding for arts and cultural projects and initiatives through three streams: • Partnerships and collaborations • Innovation and participation • International and cultural diplomacy. To be eligible for funding, applicants must: • be an Australian incorporated organisation or entity • have as their principal purpose the arts and/or cultural heritage • have an active Australian Business Number (ABN). Organisations incorporated under Norfolk Island law are eligible for funding • be registered for the Goods and Services Tax (GST), if required by the Australian Taxation Office • not have any outstanding reports, acquittals or serious breaches relating to any Commonwealth funding.

http://arts.gov.au/catalyst

Page 53 Grants list for community groups, organisations and businesses in Queensland February 2018 Compiled by Indigo Gold - www.indigogold.com.au Documentary Commissioned Program – Screen Australia Applications can be submitted any time via the online portal The program targets projects of at least a commercial half-hour in duration, with a minimum budget of $250,000 per hour, and a confirmed attachment from a local broadcaster. Screen Australia aims to fund 30–40 hours of content a year through this program. Post-production funding: Applications for matched post-production funding will be considered up to a maximum of $100,000, provided that the project has a post- production presale to a domestic broadcaster with a licence fee of at least $50,000 per broadcast hour.

Program funds will be allocated across broadcasters, with an indicative 45 per cent available to projects made for the ABC, 40 per cent for SBS, and 15 per cent for commercial broadcasters and subscription television channels. (Note that any projects with broadcaster attachments funded through the Producer Program will not affect the allocation available in the Broadcast program.) Any amount up to $1 million may be requested per project. However, the amount of direct Screen Australia support is limited so that total Federal Government funds, including the Producer Offset or Producer Equity payment where relevant, do not account for more than 75 per cent of the project’s total budget. Co-funding with state agencies, other government organisations, cultural institutions, private investors or other partners is encouraged, and the assessment process will take into account the level of Screen Australia funding requested as a proportion of overall budget.

http://www.screenaustralia.gov.au/funding-and- support/documentary/production/commissioned-program Impact Investment Readiness Fund - NAB No specific grant rounds The fund aims to bridge the gap in the Australian market that exists between mission-driven organisations in need of funding and investors actively seeking impact investment opportunities. The NAB IIRF will offer grants up to $100k to purchase specialised capacity building support from providers (this can include advisory, intermediary, financial or legal services).

It will also potentially cover the enterprises costs of putting the investment plan in place. Like traditional businesses, a mission driven organisation must demonstrate a commercially viable business model. It must also have a trading history and be led by accountable and capable management. What differentiates them from traditional businesses is the social or environmental mission at the core of the business model. The NAB IIRF aims to support enterprises that are high growth, can deliver positive social outcomes and have the potential to secure capital investment. A broad range of organisations can apply (including registered charities, social enterprises, community and voluntary organisations, social businesses, charities, mutuals, co-operatives and businesses delivering social value). http://impactinvestingaustralia.com/iirf/ Northern Australia Tourism Initiative – AusIndustry Applications are ongoing If you’re operating in Northern Australia and you'd like to improve your tourism business, the Northern Australia Tourism Initiative can provide you with practical advice.

The Northern Australia Tourism Initiative will provide business advisory support to help tourism businesses in northern Australia to: • grow • become smarter and • be more internationally competitive. The initiative extends both the Entrepreneurs’ Programme and the Australian Small Business Advisory Services programme to better target the needs of northern Australian tourism businesses. The Northern Australia Tourism Initiative includes Tourism Partnerships, as well as Business Evaluations, Supply Chain Facilitation, Growth Services and Business Growth Grants.

https://www.business.gov.au/assistance/northern-australia-tourism-initiativ e Playing Queensland Fund – Queensland Government The Fund supports the delivery of work that is already ready to tour, which has demonstrated community interest and confirmed demand. Total funding for the program is $10.6 million over 4 years from 2012–13 to 2015–16. Objectives:

Page 54 Grants list for community groups, organisations and businesses in Queensland February 2018 Compiled by Indigo Gold - www.indigogold.com.au Applications can be made at any time • To maximise opportunities for regional Queensland communities to experience high quality arts events • To increase the number and reach of touring activities • To support tours with a strong demonstration of demand Who can apply? • artists, companies and groups with tour-ready work • commercial, semi-commercial, professional/amateur, community-based amateur groups and subsidised arts companies with tour-ready work • community representatives, local presenters or venue managers interested in purchasing and receiving touring work • international and interstate touring artists • individual agents, producers, curators and brokers. All applicants must: • have an Australian Business Number (ABN) • make sure their application is submitted by people over 18 years of age, or have their application co-signed by their legal guardian confirming they will take responsibility for managing any grant that may be offered to the applicant • have satisfied the reporting requirements of any previous Arts Queensland grants or subsidy • ensure the tour begins at least 8 weeks from the date Arts Queensland receives the application for funding • demonstrate how this tour differs from what your organisation is currently funded to deliver (only relevant for organisations currently receiving Arts Queensland investment) • include at least 2 regional communities in your touring proposal. https://www.qld.gov.au/recreation/arts/funding/organisations/playing/ Queensland Arts Showcase Program – Qld Government Rolling fund with applications accepted at any time The Queensland Arts Showcase Program (QASP) provides funding to support individuals, organisations or collectives to deliver vibrant and accessible arts and cultural experiences for Queensland. The Program invests in: • the development and growth of a vibrant and accessible arts and cultural sector in Queensland • strengthening the Queensland art and cultural sector’s connection with new audiences state-wide, nationally and internationally • supporting artistic and non-artistic collaborations to develop innovative and quality arts and cultural experiences • strengthening professional development and the creation of employment and training opportunities for Queensland’s small to medium arts and cultural sector.

The Program is administered across three funding streams: Arts Ignite – funding of up to $60 000 for new works • Support the creative development and public presentation of new works which respond to demand. • Cultivate new and emerging talent and extends artists and/or organisations’ practice, audiences and markets. Arts Illuminate – funding of up to $100 000 to secure acclaimed artists that will engage the community and build local capacity • Supports Queensland communities to engage high quality national and internationally-renowned artists to present unique arts and cultural experiences.

• Builds the capacity of Queensland’s arts and cultural sector, through collaboration with acclaimed artists to cultivate local talent and deliver legacy outcomes. Arts Impact – funding of up to $60 000 for diverse arts and cultural experiences • Supports a vibrant and diverse range of original arts and cultural experiences for Queensland communities. • Supports initiatives that drive cultural tourism and/or activates existing community and cultural infrastructure. You can apply online or complete the downloadable Word application form. https://www.qld.gov.au/recreation/arts/funding/organisations/arts-showcase/ QUT Creative Enterprise Australia Early Stage Investment Fund This program aims to assist entrepreneurs in creative industries by providing the needed funding to fast-track their start-up business. Investment between $25,000

Page 55 Grants list for community groups, organisations and businesses in Queensland February 2018 Compiled by Indigo Gold - www.indigogold.com.au The program is open on an ongoing basis and $150,000 is available for businesses. This program also seeks to co-invest with other investors from Australia and overseas. Eligible applicants include: • High-growth potential that are operating in the creative industries in Australia • Companies that are tackling large (preferably global) markets • Companies that have the potential to attract other investors, and that could achieve an exit (acquisition or public listing).

Eligible creative industry areas include: • Design • Fashion • Entertainment • Digital Media; Music • Film & Television • Games & Interactive content • Software application to the areas above. http://www.creativeenterprise.com.au/investment/guidelines/early-stage Regional Incentive Grant – Screen Queensland Applications are open The Regional Incentive Grant is a negotiable grant up to AUD$100,000 and based on regional spend and jobs. It is aimed to incentivise remote production spend outside of South East Queensland being a 150 kilometre radius of the Brisbane or Gold Coast central business district (whichever is the producer Point of Hire). For any initial enquiries about Screen Queensland’s regional incentive grant, please contact: Screen Queensland +61 7 3248 0500 http://screenqueensland.com.au/production/regional-incentive-grant/ Screen Australia: Indigenous Programs –Australian Government Applications are ongoing Screen Australia's Indigenous programs supports creatively ambitious projects and people, and imaginative, resonant stories authored by Indigenous Australians. Funding varies across the following different programs: • Development - of feature films, TV drama and documentary projects by Indigenous Australians.

• Production - of resonant drama and documentary projects authored by Indigenous Australians. • Distribution - funding and support for Indigenous titles and producers. • Festivals, markets and awards - reaching and connecting with audiences. • Sector development - development of Indigenous screen practitioners and production businesses. Applications are open to: • Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander Australians • projects that have Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Australians in key creative roles (at least as writer and director, and in the case of writing teams the lead writer must be Indigenous).

To be eligible, you must meet both: • the general eligibility requirements set out in their Terms of Trade • the eligibility requirements of the particular program you are applying for. https://www.business.gov.au/assistance/indigenous-programs-screen-australia Screen Culture Industry Partnerships – Screen Australia You can apply at any time Screen Australia partners with industry organisations in order to deliver events that will benefit the Australian screen industry. This may include one-off domestic and international events, conferences and seminars that will deliver extraordinary benefits for the participants.

The aim is to create opportunities through new, original and inclusive approaches to the industry that will expand networks and facilitate progress of high quality slates to markets and audiences. WHAT FUNDING IS AVAILABLE? Screen Australia will consider funding up to 50 per cent of a total event budget up to a cap of $50,000 for one event or a number of events conducted by one organisation over the financial year. Funding in excess of 50 per cent of the budget or $50,000 will only be considered in exceptional circumstances. WHO CAN APPLY?

Applicants must meet the general eligibility criteria for Screen Australia funding in the Terms of Trade. In addition: • The event must be new, original and inclusive • Funds cannot be provided retrospectively

Page 56 Grants list for community groups, organisations and businesses in Queensland February 2018 Compiled by Indigo Gold - www.indigogold.com.au • Note: Screen Australia is not in a position to offer sponsorship funding. https://www.screenaustralia.gov.au/funding-and-support/industry- development/screen-culture/industry-partnerships Television and Online Multiplatform Drama Production – Screen Australia Applications can be made at any time This fund is aimed at lower-budget productions that may present talent development or project development opportunities. Applications may be for any amount up to $500,000 per project. For a project utilising multiple platforms, this includes all components. The level of Screen Australia’s funding commitment will be determined by the decision-making process and the total demand on available funds.

Typical examples are risk-taking comedy or dramatic projects distributed on any platform (including traditional television, online web series, tablet, mobile and PC based distribution) or on multiple platforms. The fund is well suited to projects that include strong and compelling social media components to engage audiences. http://www.screenaustralia.gov.au/funding-and-support/television-and- online/production/multiplatform-drama Tim Fairfax Family Foundation Applications accepted any time with submissions considered at quarterly Trustees Meetings The foundation supports charitable organisations within Australia and gives preference to organisations and programs which support the particular needs of communities in rural, remote and regional areas, especially those within Queensland and the Northern Territory.

The foundation considers applications for $10,000 plus and especially those that involve the following themes: Arts, Education and Community. Eligibility: Deductible Gift Recipients and which are also charitable; and those that hold tax concession endorsements from the Australian Tax Office (ATO). http://tfff.org.au/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=1&Itemid=5 Tourism Partnerships – AusIndustry Applications are ongoing The Tourism Partnerships service is available to tourism businesses in northern Australia. Under the partnership, an experienced Business Facilitator will provide personal, independent assistance to: • identify strategies for common business interests and challenges; • innovate and grow together; and • develop an action plan for successful collaboration. Funding available: • Access to, and active engagement with, a highly qualified and experienced independent Business Facilitator over 12 months.

• A documented action plan with recommendations for collaborating. • Assistance to implement the recommendations. • Access to apply for matched government funding up to $20,000 (GST exclusive). You can also access services as an individual tourism business through the Entrepreneurs' Programme, such as a Business Evaluation. All businesses in your group must be: • a for-profit company operating in Australia; • non tax-exempt; and • registered for GST. Your businesses must: • generate a significant portion of your revenue from visitors; • operate in tourism-related industries. This could include retailers, cafes, restaurants and pubs; • operate in the Northern Territory or above the Tropic of Capricorn in Queensland or Western Australia; • be a solvent company with an annual turnover or operating expenditure between $750,000 and $100 million; • have filed business activity statements showing ongoing trading for at least three successive years; and • have not been named by the Workplace Gender Equality Agency as an organisation that has not complied with the Workplace Gender Equality Act 2012 (Cth).

https://www.business.gov.au/assistance/tourism-partnerships

Page 57 Grants list for community groups, organisations and businesses in Queensland February 2018 Compiled by Indigo Gold - www.indigogold.com.au Young Starters Fund – Advance Queensland Applications are being accepted until funding runs out The Advance Queensland Young Starters program is designed to build, attract, and retain young entrepreneurial talent, build the start-up ecosystem to position Queensland as an attractive investment destination with a strong innovation and entrepreneurial culture.

The Young Starters program consists of two elements: • the Young Starters Fund • an annual state-wide pitching competition. The Young Starters Fund will contribute up to 70 per cent of the total eligible activity costs, up to a maximum of $20,000 (excluding GST) per activity. Applicants must contribute 30 per cent in cash or in-kind contributions. A ‘startup’ is defined as a new high-growth potential business, developing innovative products and services, with a globally scalable market. Funding will be available to organisations to help the Queensland startup community conduct capacity building activities aimed at Queenslanders aged 15-24. The program will provide a pathway for young founders, researchers and social innovators to gain entrepreneurial and commercialisation experience and skills through experience-based learning in incubators, accelerators, co-working spaces, research organisations, and other service providers.

This Fund aims to assist universities, TAFEs, incubators, accelerators, co-working spaces, and high schools to deliver: • practical information and advice • increased collaboration and networking opportunities • connectivity and transformational entrepreneurship to young Queenslanders. Organisational criteria: • funding is open to profit and not-for-profit organisations • applicants must have an ABN and be registered for GST • if not based in Queensland, applicant organisations must partner with a Queensland based organisation • applicants must be 18 years or over • all staff and volunteers working with children under 18 must hold a current Blue Card • Organisations already receiving other Queensland Government funding are eligible to apply for this funding. The 30 per cent matched funding contribution from these organisations cannot be sourced from existing Queensland Government funding.

• funding cannot be provided for any activity that has received funding through another Advance Queensland program. http://advanceqld.initiatives.qld.gov.au/funding/business-investment- attraction/young-starters.aspx Energy, Clean Technology, Science, Innovation and R&D Gambling Community Benefit Fund – Department of Justice Round 96 close on 28 February 2018 Round 97 close on 31 May 2018 The fund allocates funding to not-for-profit community groups to enhance their capacity to provide services, leisure activities and opportunities for Queensland communities. Applications can be submitted for funding between $500 and a maximum of $35,000 (including GST). If the cost of any item is more than the approved amount, it is the organisation’s responsibility to fund the difference. Eligibility: All organisations must: have not-for-profit objectives; be community based; and be registered (have a business partner number) with CBFU as a legal entity or sponsored organisation prior to submitting an application form. Organisations must be one of the following: 1. Incorporated or registered by an Act of Parliament (other than those listed below); 2. A sponsored organisation applying through an organisation Incorporated or registered by an Act of Parliament; 3. Local Ambulance Committee, Rural Fire Brigade or State Emergency Service Group applying as a sponsored organisation through the Department of Community Safety or relevant department as their legal entity. OLGR has launched a new, user-friendly online grants portal that allows you to: • access the portal from most devices and operating systems o browsers - Internet Explorer, Chrome, Safari, Firefox o devices - Windows and Apple compatible tablets, PC, laptop (not smartphones) • use your unique organisation number or organisation name and password to login and manage your registration details

Page 58 Grants list for community groups, organisations and businesses in Queensland February 2018 Compiled by Indigo Gold - www.indigogold.com.au • apply for grants online (no more PDF readers and emails required) • check the status of your application in real-time and view your application history • submit your acquittals online (including applying for extensions to acquittal due dates, submitting variations to approved items and checking for un- acquitted funds). http://www.justice.qld.gov.au/corporate/sponsorships-and- grants/grants/community-benefit-funding-programs Engaging Science Grants – Advance Queensland Round 3 closes 30 March 2018 The Advance Queensland Engaging Science Grants are part of the Advance Queensland Engaging Queenslanders in Science—a strategy with vision to create a Queensland population that engages in and recognises, supports and advocates for science. The grants are designed to support scientists, researchers, science communicators, journalists, teachers, organisations and community groups to deliver science engagement and communication projects, events and activities that align with this vision.

The Engaging Science Grants are offered to increase the reach of science in Queensland. To help achieve this objective, applicants may like to consider delivering one the following activities: • a school community event/activity/research project involving students, teachers and parents • a citizen science project, e.g. a scientist or researcher engages and collaborates with the local community to gather data for a scientific project (this project can also be instigated by an individual or community group) • an open house, e.g. invite the local community to a conducted tour of your scientific premises • a media or social media campaign e.g. animation/video production and distribution via social media channels • an event, seminar or workshop e.g. science communication training for researchers of an activity connecting scientists with community groups to promote Queensland scientists and science programs.

To be eligible for an Engaging Science Grant applicants must be Queensland-based with an ABN. Grants up to $10,000 (excluding GST) are available for projects, events and activities delivered within a 12-month timeframe. http://advance.qld.gov.au/industry/engaging-science-grants.aspx Drone Innovation Start-up Contest (DISC) 2018 – Krypto Labs Applications close 8 April 2018 After the successful launch of Krypto Labs and corresponding contest in 2018, they are now offering an exciting new opportunity to start-up companies innovating within the drone technology sector.

DISC 2018 will grant the winning early stage start-up an opportunity to obtain up to $500,000 capital investment and enrolment in the incubator, in return for Krypto Labs receiving a stake in the business (refer to terms and conditions for further details). Submissions will be reviewed by the Krypto Labs team who will select a maximum of 20 shortlisted entries by April 12. From these shortlisted start-ups, a jury of global experts in drone technology will select five finalists who will be invited to pitch to the Final Day Jury at our DISC 2018 Final Event in Abu Dhabi on May 6. Criteria Krypto Labs DISC 2018 is open to both individual innovators and team-based projects or start-up companies with no more than 10 employees, and from anywhere in the world (subject to certain restrictions – see our terms for further details).

The project must be centred around drone technology and must leverage the drone technology to solve a problem society faces today. To enter, team-based start-ups or projects must select one person to submit the application and to serve as the team’s representative throughout the competition. https://kryptolabs.com/contest/ Accelerating Commercialisation Program is open Accelerating Commercialisation offers eligible entrepreneurs, researchers, inventors, start-ups, Commercialisation Offices and small and medium enterprises access to Commercialisation Advisers with experience and connections to address the challenges associated with commercialising novel products, processes and services. Eligible individuals and businesses that submit an Expression of Interest

Page 59 Grants list for community groups, organisations and businesses in Queensland February 2018 Compiled by Indigo Gold - www.indigogold.com.au will receive guidance on their commercialisation project and feedback on its potential merit under the program. Successful applicants will receive: • An invitation to join the Portfolio • Guidance from a Commercialisation Adviser to help achieve project objectives • An opportunity to access the Expert Network (via Commercialisation Advisers) to help make important business connections, create opportunities to raise capital, and/or enter new markets • Potential exposure to investors and multi-national corporations through domestic and international road shows Services will be available for a period of up to two years. Accelerating Commercialisation also offers grants of up to 50 per cent of eligible project expenditure to assist in the commercialisation of novel products, processes and services for a maximum project period of two years. The maximum grant amount is $250,000 for Commercialisation Offices and Eligible Partner Entities, and $1 million for all other applicants. http://www.business.gov.au/advice-and-support/EIP/Accelerating- Commercialisation/Pages/default.aspx Business Development Fund – Queensland Government Applications open Are you an innovative Queensland business requiring investment or an investor seeking investment opportunities? Queensland businesses at the forefront of commercialising cutting edge research or innovative ideas, products or services have an opportunity to access $40 million of investment to help unlock their innovative potential. Through the Business Development Fund (the Fund), between $125,000 and $2.5 million will be invested in a Queensland business to assist them turn their ideas and innovations into a commercial reality. What they are looking for Queensland based businesses that: • are commercialising research, an innovative idea or an innovative product or service • require seed, early stage or follow-on investment • will create opportunities for new, high value and skilled employment • have a realistic prospect of becoming commercially successful. Private sector co-investors that have: • committed to providing an investment in a business that at least matches the investment sought from the Fund • demonstrated commitment to, and track record in making investments in seed and early stage businesses • experience in providing support, management and mentorship to seed and early stage businesses • a strong and established reputation • the ability to manage Fund reporting. The application process involves five steps: 1. Online application 2. Shortlisting 3. Investment pitch 4. Evaluation 5. Offer.

http://advanceqld.initiatives.qld.gov.au/funding/business-investment- attraction/business-development-fund.aspx CSIRO Innovation Connections CSIRO Kick-Start program Both are open for applications CSIRO Innovation Connections A free one-on-one facilitated service to assist SMEs in establishing their research needs, Innovation Connections also offers access to funding and researcher placements to fast-track SME R&D projects. Supported by the Australian Government's Entrepreneurs Programme, Innovation Connections is a free, no-obligation facilitated service to assist businesses in establishing their research needs and can result in any of the following grants the enable SME's to fast-track their research and development: Researcher Placement: placement of a Researcher in your business to work collaboratively on a project to develop and implement a new idea with commercial potential (up to a maximum of $50,000).

Page 60 Grants list for community groups, organisations and businesses in Queensland February 2018 Compiled by Indigo Gold - www.indigogold.com.au Business Researcher Placement: placement of a business' own research employee into a publicly funded research organisation, including CSIRO and Australian universities, to work collaboratively on a project and/or access specialised equipment and research infrastructure (up to a maximum of $50,000). Graduate Placement: employment of a graduate or postgraduate into your business to undertake a research project for 6-12 months (up to a maximum of $30,000).

In order to qualify for an Innovation Connections facilitation and subsequent funding, eligible SMEs must: • Have an annual turnover or operating expenditure between $1.5m and $100m (or a minimum turnover of $750,000 in remote regions). • Have an Australian Company Number (ACN) or an Australian Business Number (ABN). • Have traded for at least three years and are financially solvent. • Operate in one of the five growth sectors covered by the Australian Government's Industry Growth Centres Initiative: o Advanced Manufacturing o Food and Agribusiness o Medical Technologies and Pharmaceuticals o Mining Equipment, Technology and Services o Oil, Gas, and Energy Resources o or provide enabling technologies and services (e.g. ICT) to a business working in one of the growth sectors listed above. https://www.csiro.au/en/Do-business/Solutions-for-SMEs/Our-Funding- programs/Innovation-connections CSIRO Kick-Start CSIRO Kick-Start is a new initiative for innovative Australian start-ups and small SMEs, providing funding support and access to CSIRO’s research expertise and capabilities to help grow and develop their business.

The program offers eligible businesses access to dollar-matched funding of $10,000-$50,000 to undertake the following research activities with CSIRO: • Research into a new idea with commercial potential. • Development of a novel or improved product or process. • Test a novel product or material developed by the company. https://www.csiro.au/en/Do-business/Solutions-for-SMEs/Our-Funding- programs/CSIRO-Kick-Start Emerging Renewables Program Open for applications There is no minimum or maximum funding available per Project or Measure, other than the available program funds of $215 million.

The Emerging Renewables Program fund the following activities: • support the development, demonstration and early stage deployment of renewable energy technologies with the potential to lower the cost, and thereby increase the supply, of renewable energy in Australia • that remove or reduce roadblocks to the delivery of ARENA’s strategic initiatives • fill critical knowledge gaps within the industry. Applicants must demonstrate that the activity is either a Project or a Measure to be eligible for funding. Projects are defined as activities that: • progress the development of a renewable energy technology along the technology innovation chain or • develop or demonstrate a renewable energy technology to remove or reduce a roadblock.

Measures are defined as: knowledge activities, in support of the program’s objectives; renewable energy industry development and capacity building activities; preparatory activities for projects, including potential projects for funding by ARENA. http://arena.gov.au/initiatives-and-programs/emerging-renewables-program/ Emissions Reduction Fund Program is open If you are thinking about investing in new technology to improve the productivity or energy efficiency of your business operations, you may be interested in the Emissions Reduction Fund. The Emissions Reduction Fund creates a positive incentive for Australian businesses to adopt smarter practices to cut the amount of greenhouse gases they create. The Clean Energy Regulator will begin

Page 61 Grants list for community groups, organisations and businesses in Queensland February 2018 Compiled by Indigo Gold - www.indigogold.com.au administering the scheme once legislative amendments start and the necessary legislative rules are made. The Clean Energy Regulator will publish a series of guidance notes in the coming weeks, as well as rules for the auction process and forward dates for auctions. The Fund three elements will be administered by the Clean Energy Regulator: • Creating Emissions Reductions • Purchasing Emissions Reductions • Safeguarding Emissions Reductions. People interested in this fund should visit the website for further information. http://www.environment.gov.au/climate-change/emissions-reduction-fund/about Hot DesQ – Advance Queensland Applications open now Hot DesQ invites startups to move to Queensland, Australia. Grants of up to $100,000 is available to discover the perfect place for big ideas. Hot DesQ is available to: • Emerging entrepreneurs and startups • Aussie expatriates • Established startups looking to expand into Asia-Pacific. Applications are only accepted online and the application process for Hot DesQ has two stages: • Stage One – you will need to complete an online form AND submit a 1-2 minute video pitch. You can review the application questions prior to lodging once you create a profile. You should be prepared to answer questions about your product (such as the problem you look to solve and what phase of development you are at) and your startup (such as how many people are involved and your startup experience).

• Stage Two – if you are shortlisted, you will have a Skype interview with the judges. Our panel of judges with industry expertise will review applications to determine the best startups to move to Queensland through Hot DesQ. To complete your application, please create a profile below. Keep this information secure as you will need this in case you would like to save your application and come back later. Eligibility A basic level of English both verbally and written is required. You will need to be prepared to work full-time on your startup in Queensland for the duration of the program. You must be keen to be involved in Queensland’s startup ecosystem, as funding will be provided in instalments based on your accrual of Network Points. You must currently reside outside of Queensland. http://hotdesq.com.au/ Impact Investment Readiness Fund - NAB No specific grant rounds The fund aims to bridge the gap in the Australian market that exists between mission-driven organisations in need of funding and investors actively seeking impact investment opportunities. The NAB IIRF will offer grants up to $100k to purchase specialised capacity building support from providers (this can include advisory, intermediary, financial or legal services).

It will also potentially cover the enterprises costs of putting the investment plan in place. Like traditional businesses, a mission driven organisation must demonstrate a commercially viable business model. It must also have a trading history and be led by accountable and capable management. What differentiates them from traditional businesses is the social or environmental mission at the core of the business model. The NAB IIRF aims to support enterprises that are high growth, can deliver positive social outcomes and have the potential to secure capital investment.

A broad range of organisations can apply (including registered charities, social enterprises, community and voluntary organisations, social businesses, charities, mutuals, co-operatives and businesses delivering social value). http://impactinvestingaustralia.com/iirf/ Maker Projects Stream B - AusIndustry Program is open Maker Projects Stream B is an element of the Inspiring Australia – Science Engagement Programme. It offers grants to support the delivery of industry- partnered STEM events and activities to young people in their communities. These grants are likely to be well subscribed. Please submit your application as soon as possible to avoid disappointment. Applications will be processed in the order in which they are received. They will close applications when the funding for this year runs out.

Page 62 Grants list for community groups, organisations and businesses in Queensland February 2018 Compiled by Indigo Gold - www.indigogold.com.au Maker Projects aims to foster creativity and inquiry based learning in Australian schools and communities through the establishment of: • maker spaces in schools where students can apply their STEM knowledge, develop entrepreneurial skills, and gain experience in working with emerging and advancing technologies (Stream A) • STEM-related events and education activities delivered in partnership with industry for youth under 18 years of age. These will build capability and leverage off the skills gained by organisations who have previously participated in delivering innovation, entrepreneurship and enterprise focused education activities for young people (Stream B). The objective of Maker Projects is to encourage practical skills, creativity and entrepreneurial thinking through the development of maker spaces and activities in schools and communities. This is with the view to reaching as many students as possible, including those in regional and disadvantaged areas. To be eligible, you must have an Australian Business Number (ABN) and be one of the following: • an entity incorporated in Australia • an incorporated not for profit organisation • a publicly funded research organisation. https://www.business.gov.au/assistance/inspiring-australia-science- engagement/maker-projects-stream-b Next Generation Technologies Fund – Australian Government Open now The Next Generation Technologies Fund (NGTF), managed by Defence Science and Technology Group, is a new government initiative introduced with the Defence Industry Policy Statement in 2016. Together with the Defence Innovation Hub and the Centre for Defence Industry Capability, these three form the integrated Defence innovation system.

With an investment of $730 million over the decade to June 2026, the Next Generation Technologies Fund is a forward-looking program focusing on research in emerging and future technologies for the “future Defence force after next”. Innovative technologies and concepts researched under the NGTF could be further developed and realised into capability through the Defence Innovation Hub. DST Group will progressively establish a series of collaboration vehicles funded by the NGTF. Detailed information will be made available as they are progressively launched: • Grand Challenges • Defence Co-operative Research Centres • University Research Networks • Strategic Research program • Small Business Innovation Research for Defence • Defence Research Accelerator • Technology Foresighting. Comprehensive FAQs and a brochure, along with other material is available on the website.

https://www.business.gov.au/Centre-for-Defence-Industry-Capability/Defence- Innovation-Portal Queensland Biofutures Industry Development Fund – Department of State Development Applications open now The Biofutures Industry Development Fund is a $5 million repayable fund to help well-advanced industrial biotech proponents to get large-scale projects through the final stage of financial due diligence to secure financing from investors. The fund helps companies with new projects reach a point at which they can better access venture capital, supporting companies pursuing innovative industrial biotech and bioproducts projects and enhancing Queensland’s reputation as a supportive investment location for the biofutures industry. The Fund has a two-stage process with the first stage being eligibility. If the project is deemed eligible, then a more detailed application will be invited. Find out if your project might be eligible for support by reading the guidelines and make your submission by filling out an application. You can lodge your application and supporting documentation through the application portal. Applications will be reviewed as they are received and applicants will be advised of outcomes as decisions are made.

http://www.statedevelopment.qld.gov.au/industry-development/biofutures- industry-development-fund.html

Page 63 Grants list for community groups, organisations and businesses in Queensland February 2018 Compiled by Indigo Gold - www.indigogold.com.au Queensland Startup Events and Activities Fund – Advance Queensland Applications for the 2017-18 round are now open The $300,000 Queensland Startup Events and Activities fund aims to build capability within Queensland's startup community. A 'startup' is defined as a new high-growth potential business, developing innovative products and services, with a globally scalable market. Funding is up to 50% of your total eligible activity costs, up to a maximum of $25,000 per activity.

You can apply if your activity: • is conducted on a not-for-profit basis • has a broad impact on the Queensland startup community • focuses on building entrepreneurial and startup capability • delivers practical information, advice and networking opportunities (e.g. through webinars, networking activities, presentations, mentoring sessions, workshops and forums) • aligns with the Advance Queensland policy. Activities involving collaboration between multiple organisations are considered favourably. Total activity costs may include in-kind contributions. http://advance.qld.gov.au/entrepreneurs-startups/startup-qld.aspx R&D Tax Incentive Open for applications The R&D Tax Incentive is a targeted, generous and easy to access entitlement program that helps businesses offset some of the costs of doing R&D. The Program aims to help more businesses do R&D and innovate. It is a broad-based entitlement program.

This means that it is open to firms of all sizes in all sectors who are conducting eligible R&D. It provides more generous support for businesses, especially small and medium-sized firms, than the R&D Tax Concession that it replaced. It is open to firms of all sizes in all sectors who are conducting eligible R&D. Please note that new sectoral guidance is now available for Agrifood, Biotechnology, Built Environment, Energy, ICT and Manufacturing at: https://www.business.gov.au/Assistance/Research-and-Development-Tax- Incentive/RnD-Tax-Incentive-Information-Bulletin/February-2017-edition https://www.ato.gov.au/Business/Research-and-development-tax-incentive/ The Rockefeller Foundation Various funds The grants are numerous and cover a range of areas. Incoming requests must clearly fit within the Foundation's funding strategy. There are three factors the Foundation takes into consideration when evaluating a project. • Does the project fit within one of the Foundation's initiatives? Your project should commit to nurturing innovation, pioneering new fields, expanding access to and distribution of resources, and, ultimately, generating sustainable impact on individuals, institutions, and communities within the context of our active initiatives.

• Does your request clearly address one or more of our core issue areas? Our interconnected issue areas are selected because they are critical global challenges that the Foundation is distinctively positioned to address. • Does your work affect people in one or more of the geographic areas in which the Foundation works? The Foundation works in regions where it can leverage assets, experience, and expertise to help realise smart globalization. https://www.rockefellerfoundation.org/our-work/grants/ Young Starters Fund – Advance Queensland Applications are being accepted until funding runs out The Advance Queensland Young Starters program is designed to build, attract, and retain young entrepreneurial talent, build the startup ecosystem to position Queensland as an attractive investment destination with a strong innovation and entrepreneurial culture.

The Young Starters program consists of two elements: • the Young Starters Fund • an annual state-wide pitching competition. The Young Starters Fund will contribute up to 70 per cent of the total eligible activity costs, up to a maximum of $20,000 (excluding GST) per activity. Applicants must contribute 30 per cent in cash or inkind contributions. A ‘startup’ is defined as a new high-growth potential business, developing innovative products and services, with a globally scalable market. Funding will be available to organisations to help the Queensland startup community conduct capacity building activities aimed at Queenslanders aged 15- 24.

The program will provide a pathway for young founders, researchers and social innovators to gain entrepreneurial and commercialisation experience and skills

Page 64 Grants list for community groups, organisations and businesses in Queensland February 2018 Compiled by Indigo Gold - www.indigogold.com.au through experience-based learning in incubators, accelerators, co-working spaces, research organisations, and other service providers. This Fund aims to assist universities, TAFEs, incubators, accelerators, co-working spaces, and high schools to deliver: • practical information and advice • increased collaboration and networking opportunities • connectivity and transformational entrepreneurship to young Queenslanders. Organisational criteria: • funding is open to profit and not-for-profit organisations • applicants must have an ABN and be registered for GST • if not based in Queensland, applicant organisations must partner with a Queensland based organisation • applicants must be 18 years or over • all staff and volunteers working with children under 18 must hold a current Blue Card • Organisations already receiving other Queensland Government funding are eligible to apply for this funding. The 30 per cent matched funding contribution from these organisations cannot be sourced from existing Queensland Government funding.

• funding cannot be provided for any activity that has received funding through another Advance Queensland program. http://advanceqld.initiatives.qld.gov.au/funding/business-investment- attraction/young-starters.aspx Environment, Conservation, Agriculture, Exploration and Land Landholder Environment Grants – Sunshine Coast Council Expressions of Interest close 26 February 2018 Landholder Environment Grants provide funding for projects that protect and enhance the environment. Only private rural landholders can apply. The project must occur on privately owned rural land within the Sunshine Coast Local Government area. Priority is given to projects with high ecological values and that have good landowner contribution.

As funds are limited and it is anticipated that many worthwhile projects will be submitted, applications seeking a modest amount of funding are more likely to be successful. Applicants can apply for up to $15,000, providing they meet the co- contribution requirements. The proposed funding amount should be discussed with a conservation partnerships officer during the site visit. Projects must be on privately-owned rural land within the Sunshine Coast Council area. The funding can be used for natural resource management activities such as: • fencing to restrict stock access to significant areas of native vegetation, wetlands or waterways • installing off-stream stock watering points and stock crossings • revegetation of degraded areas, and to establish vegetation corridors and buffers • reducing sediment loss on farms • controlling environmental weeds to rehabilitate native vegetation • modifying fencing so it is more wildlife-friendly. https://www.sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au/Living-and-Community/Grants-and- Funding/Environment-Levy-Funded-Grants/Environment-Levy-Landholder-Grants Gambling Community Benefit Fund – Department of Justice Round 96 will close on 28 February 2018 Round 97 will close on 31 May 2018 The fund allocates funding to not-for-profit community groups to enhance their capacity to provide services, leisure activities and opportunities for Queensland communities.

Applications can be submitted for funding between $500 and a maximum of $35,000 (including GST). If the cost of any item is more than the approved amount, it is the organisation’s responsibility to fund the difference. Eligibility: All organisations must: have not-for-profit objectives; be community based; and be registered (have a business partner number) with CBFU as a legal entity or sponsored organisation prior to submitting an application form. Organisations must be one of the following: 1. Incorporated or registered by an Act of Parliament (other than those listed below); 2. A sponsored organisation applying through an organisation Incorporated or registered by an Act of Parliament; 3. Local Ambulance Committee, Rural Fire Brigade or State Emergency Service Group applying as a sponsored organisation through the Department of Community Safety or relevant department as their legal entity.

Page 65 Grants list for community groups, organisations and businesses in Queensland February 2018 Compiled by Indigo Gold - www.indigogold.com.au OLGR has launched a new, user-friendly online grants portal that allows you to: • access the portal from most devices and operating systems o browsers - Internet Explorer, Chrome, Safari, Firefox o devices - Windows and Apple compatible tablets, PC, laptop (not smartphones) • use your unique organisation number or organisation name and password to login and manage your registration details • apply for grants online (no more PDF readers and emails required) • check the status of your application in real-time and view your application history • submit your acquittals online (including applying for extensions to acquittal due dates, submitting variations to approved items and checking for un- acquitted funds).

http://www.justice.qld.gov.au/corporate/sponsorships-and- grants/grants/community-benefit-funding-programs Boosting coral abundance on the Great Barrier Reef challenge – Advance Queensland Applications for Feasibility stage close 6 March 2018 The Queensland Department of Environment and Science (DES) and the Australian Department of the Environment and Energy (DoEE) are seeking innovative solutions to quickly restore the ecological functions provided by the Great Barrier Reef. Innovators can apply for a share of up to $1 million which is available for the Feasibility stage. It is anticipated that a number of solutions will be explored, with individual contracts not expected to exceed $250,000. A further $1 million is available to develop the best solutions through the subsequent Proof of Concept stage.

The challenge is to quickly restore the ecological functions provided by the Great Barrier Reef through cost-effective methods which protect corals exposed to extreme temperatures and encourage the recovery of damaged reefs after heat wave and storm events. The basis of this challenge is to develop solutions which support the protection, regeneration and recovery of coral populations on the Great Barrier Reef. Applications for the Feasibility stage are open to organisations located anywhere in the world.

If you are interested in collaborating to address this challenge, you may wish to review or register for inclusion on the list of organisations seeking partners. https://advance.qld.gov.au/small-business/sbir/challenges/boosting-coral- abundance-gbr-challenge.aspx Environment Small Grants – Australian Government Applications close 19 March 2018 Provides up to $5 million in grants in 2017-18 to community, environment, and other groups to undertake natural resource management activities that improve the quality of the local environment.

Who can apply: At a minimum, you must: • be a legal entity that can enter into a grant agreement with the Commonwealth • have an Australian Business Number (ABN) • be 18 years of age or older, if you are applying as an individual. Other eligibility requirements apply. The program will provide a total of up to $5 million in grants in 2017-18 to community, environment, and other groups to undertake eligible natural resource management activities that improve the quality of the local environment. The program will support projects that address the following National Landcare Program objective: • to protect and conserve Australia’s water, plants and animals and the ecosystems in which they live and interact, in partnership with local communities.

The intended outcomes of the program are an: • increase in the protection, rehabilitation and restoration of environmental assets • increase in the natural resource management community delivering biodiversity and natural resources practice. The grant will be up to 100 per cent of eligible project expenditure. • The minimum grant amount is $5,000.

Page 66 Grants list for community groups, organisations and businesses in Queensland February 2018 Compiled by Indigo Gold - www.indigogold.com.au • The maximum grant amount is $50,000. The maximum grant period is 12 months. https://www.business.gov.au/assistance/national-landcare-program-environmen t- small-grants Environment & Conservation – The Ian Potter Foundation Expressions of Interest open 25 March and close 19 April 2018 The Environment & Conservation program area aims to support Australian urban and rural communities to better manage our natural resources and preserve biodiversity in the face of challenges such as land degradation, limited water resources and climate change.

The Program considers large grants ($100,000 and over) within two themes: • fostering biodiversity • water and/or land management. They aim to support the development and promotion of frameworks and strategies to preserve and foster Australia’s future biodiversity and water/land management. Projects that have a strong volunteer component, work with multiple stakeholders, promote sustainable approaches to agriculture and/or incorporate a strong science underpinning will be viewed more favourably. The Ian Potter Foundation rarely awards the full amount of any project. Please ensure that you have alternative providers of funding, and that your application clearly considers any possible grant from the Foundation in this context. They are unlikely to fund 100% of a project cost.

Applicants must speak to the Program Manager prior to submitting their Expression of Interest (EOI). We strongly recommend you discuss your project with the Program Manager before you start your application. The Ian Potter Foundation can only make grants to organisations with BOTH Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) Item 1 and Tax Concession Charity (TCC) status. It is important that you check the Eligibility section to ensure your organisation meets these Australian Tax Office requirements. http://www.ianpotter.org.au/what-we-support/environment-and-conservation/ Conference Grants – The Ian Potter Foundation Applications open 26 March and close 5 June 2018 Funding objectives are to develop knowledge and learning by supporting symposia and conferences of international standing being held in Australia. Conference grants are awarded to a maximum amount of $20,000 and the request can only be for funding towards the travel and accommodation costs associated with hosting international keynote speakers.

It is expected that 50% of the cash costs of bringing the one or more invited keynote speakers has been secured by the conference organisers. They do not cover speakers' appearance fees. The Ian Potter Foundation can only make grants to organisations with BOTH Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) Item 1 and Tax Concession Charity (TCC) status. It is important that you check the Eligibility section to ensure your organisation meets these Australian Tax Office requirements. http://www.ianpotter.org.au/what-we-support/conference/ International Learning & Development Grants – The Ian Potter Foundation Applications open 26 March and close 5 June 2018 The Ian Potter Foundation International Learning & Development program area offers senior staff of not-for-profit organisations the opportunity to spend a period of time overseas visiting like-minded organisations to learn international’s best practices in their relevant areas of operations and, once back, disseminate their learnings throughout their sectors.

Senior staff of organisations can apply for funding to cover the costs of travel and accommodation up to $20,000. Funding objectives are to improve the knowledge of the NFP sector in Australia by sharing international best practices learnt while visiting exemplary organisations overseas. They will prioritise organisations and projects that express strong intention, and have capacity, to disseminate the learnings from overseas throughout their sectors. The Ian Potter Foundation can only make grants to organisations with BOTH Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) Item 1 and Tax Concession Charity (TCC) status. It is important that you check the Eligibility section to ensure your organisation meets these Australian Tax Office requirements.

http://www.ianpotter.org.au/what-we-support/international-learning-and- development/

Page 67 Grants list for community groups, organisations and businesses in Queensland February 2018 Compiled by Indigo Gold - www.indigogold.com.au Food Innovation Australia Ltd Project Fund Applications are open until all funding has been allocated The Project Fund supports innovation projects that encourage collaboration between small and large businesses in the food and agribusiness sector, to lift productivity and competitiveness. How? By offering matched funding of over $100,000 and up to $1M to help you solve an innovation challenge. This is a competitive program guided by the priorities of the Growth Centre Initiatives. Projects that involve and benefit multiple businesses across the sector will be viewed more favourably for funding.

The Fund is open to businesses anywhere along the Food and Agribusiness value chain. To find out more, they recommend you read through the eligibility guidelines. Working with multiple parties can be daunting, refer to their FAQs and general information to understand more about the funding program, and what it’s like to work as a consortium. https://fial.com.au/Category?Action=View&Category_id=71 Agricultural Trade and Market Access Cooperation (ATMAC) Programme – Australian Government Applications for programme funding can be submitted at any time until 31 December 2018 or until all funds have been allocated.

Grants are available for projects aimed at promoting cooperation in accessing international markets, through the Agricultural Trade and Market Access Cooperation (ATMAC) programme. The ATMAC programme is administered by the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources to support Australian agricultural industry: • open, improve and maintain access to overseas markets for Australian agricultural products • build stronger relationships with trading partners, neighbouring countries and international organisations.

Individual grants are available in the range of $55,000 to $1.65 million (GST inclusive) and are allocated until the total funding available for each financial year has been filled. Funding available for each financial year: 2016–17: $1.65 million 2017–18: $1.65 million 2018–19: $55,000. Funding priorities for 2016–17 are for projects that: • help realise market access opportunities created for Australian exporters under recently ratified free trade agreements • contribute to the negotiation of protocols for new and improved market access.

Applicants must: • have an ABN • be capable of entering into a legally binding agreement with the Commonwealth • seek project funding of at least $55,000 (GST inclusive). Examples of eligible individuals and entities include: • industry bodies • education, research and academic institutions • rural and regional associations • state and territory and local governments. Location of eligible project activities can be in Australia or overseas. http://www.agriculture.gov.au/market-access-trade/atmac#eligibility Australian Communities Foundation Requests can be submitted at any time The Foundation supports a range of charitable organisations and projects each year. Grants are made locally and Australia wide through Australian registered charitable organisations. These include the area of environment. Specific target groups are also supported, including Indigenous communities and refugee/asylum seekers.

The Foundation primarily makes grants to the community in two ways: through requests from our donors on the basis of their areas of interest and through Australian Communities Foundation’s identified strategic initiatives, such as Youth at Risk, and Indigenous Education and Capacity Building. The Foundation makes grants to organisations with the following tax ATO endorsements: • Tax Concession Charity; Deductible Gift Recipient Item 1 of the table in section 30-15 of the Income Tax Assessment Act 1997 (ITAA); • Organisations listed on the Register of Cultural Organisations;

Page 68 Grants list for community groups, organisations and businesses in Queensland February 2018 Compiled by Indigo Gold - www.indigogold.com.au • Organisations listed on the Register of Environmental Organisations; • Organisations with DGR Special Listing in the Income Tax Assessment Act 1997. Each request is checked to ensure it meets eligibility requirements and is then made available for donors to view online. Organisations will only be contacted if there is interest from a donor in providing a grant and more information is required.

http://www.communityfoundation.org.au/grants/grant-seekers/ Advancing Renewables Programme - ARENA (Australian Renewable Energy Agency) Applications are ongoing The Advancing Renewables Programme aims to fund projects that contribute to one or more of the following outcomes: • reduction in the cost of renewable energy • increase in the value delivered by renewable energy • improvement in technology readiness and commercial readiness of renewable energy • reduction in or removal of barriers to renewable energy uptake • increase in skills, capacity and knowledge relevant to renewable energy. Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) grants are expected to be between $100,000 and $50 million. Applicants need to match the funding sought from ARENA. Business and organisations seeking funding for projects that contribute to renewable energy outcomes may apply.

Activities must either: • involve a renewable energy technology or • involve methods (including desktop studies and analysis) that can contribute to the programme outcomes. The renewable energy technologies may include hybrid technologies and technologies that are related to renewable energy technologies (including enabling technologies). Applicants need to be incorporated under the Corporations Act (Cth) unless they are applying for funding for desktop studies and analysis that do not include research (TRL 1-3).

Unincorporated entities such as universities and not-for-profits can also partner with an incorporated entity to help deliver a pilot, demonstration or pre- commercial deployment activity, as long as the activity is led by the incorporated entity. http://arena.gov.au/how-to-apply-for-funding/ Brighter Futures – Arrow Energy Applications for larger scale funding are accepted throughout the year Brighter Futures is a community investment program that supports the sustainable development of communities in their operational footprint. These communities of interest include: the Bowen Basin, the Surat Basin and the Gladstone region. In addition to this, applicants must be: incorporated and be not-for-profit. Their program supports three areas of community interest: • Health and safety: improving the safety, healthy lifestyles and liveability of the community • Education: building sustainable learning and employment opportunities • Environment: Increasing awareness of the environment around us. The program also places significant importance on the inclusion of Indigenous projects and initiatives. No specific amounts are mentioned. There are three types of funding: Community funding grants • small scale investments to meet community needs • assists local organisations with one-off events or projects • assessed by Arrow Community Benefit Committees in our operating regions Sponsorships • moderate scale investments supporting community projects and events • builds relationships through supporting community initiatives • creates one-off and short-term shared value opportunities Partnerships • large scale investments to support community development • mitigates Arrow's social impacts and builds capacity in the regions • creates long-term shared value opportunities http://www.arrowenergy.com.au/community/brighter-futures

Page 69 Grants list for community groups, organisations and businesses in Queensland February 2018 Compiled by Indigo Gold - www.indigogold.com.au Impact Investment Readiness Fund - NAB No specific grant rounds The fund aims to bridge the gap in the Australian market that exists between mission-driven organisations in need of funding and investors actively seeking impact investment opportunities. The NAB IIRF will offer grants up to $100k to purchase specialised capacity building support from providers (this can include advisory, intermediary, financial or legal services).

It will also potentially cover the enterprises costs of putting the investment plan in place. Like traditional businesses, a mission driven organisation must demonstrate a commercially viable business model. It must also have a trading history and be led by accountable and capable management. What differentiates them from traditional businesses is the social or environmental mission at the core of the business model. The NAB IIRF aims to support enterprises that are high growth, can deliver positive social outcomes and have the potential to secure capital investment. A broad range of organisations can apply (including registered charities, social enterprises, community and voluntary organisations, social businesses, charities, mutuals, co-operatives and businesses delivering social value). http://impactinvestingaustralia.com/iirf/ National Geographic – Conservation Trust Grant Grant proposals are currently being accepted The Trust will fund projects that contribute significantly to the preservation and sustainable use of the Earth's biological, cultural, and historical resources. Eligibility - The Trust supports cutting edge programs that might be overlooked by other organisations, due to the risk involved in working with new investigators and in new fields. Applicants are not required to have a Ph.D. or other advanced degrees, but must provide a record of prior research or conservation action as it pertains to the proposed project. Funding is not restricted to United States citizens.

Researchers planning work in foreign countries should include at least one local collaborator as part of their research teams. Grant Limits - While grant amounts vary greatly, most range from U.S. $15,000 to $20,000. As funds are intended to function as complementary support, the trust strongly encourages applicants to seek additional, concurrent funding from other funding agencies. http://www.nationalgeographic.com/explorers/grants-programs/conservation- trust-application/ Queensland Startup Events and Activities Fund – Advance Queensland Applications open now The $300,000 Queensland Startup Events and Activities fund aims to build capability within Queensland's startup community. A 'startup' is defined as a new high-growth potential business, developing innovative products and services, with a globally scalable market. You can apply if your activity: • is conducted on a not-for-profit basis • has a broad impact on the Queensland startup community • focuses on building entrepreneurial and startup capability • delivers practical information, advice and networking opportunities (e.g. through webinars, networking activities, presentations, mentoring sessions, workshops and forums) • aligns with the Advance Queensland policy. Activities involving collaboration between multiple organisations are considered favourably.

You can apply for funding up to 50% of your total eligible activity costs, up to a maximum of $25,000 (excluding GST) per activity. Total activity costs may include in-kind contributions. Round 1 recipients have been announced – find out more about the recipients and their projects on the website. http://advance.qld.gov.au/entrepreneurs-startups/startup-qld.aspx The Rockefeller Foundation Various funds The foundation’s grants are numerous and cover a range of areas. Browse the site and see what it has to offer.

Incoming requests must clearly fit within the Foundation's funding strategy. Three factors are key in the evaluation of a project: • Does the project fit within one of the Foundation's initiatives? Your project should commit to nurturing innovation, pioneering new fields, expanding

Page 70 Grants list for community groups, organisations and businesses in Queensland February 2018 Compiled by Indigo Gold - www.indigogold.com.au access to and distribution of resources, and, ultimately, generating sustainable impact on individuals, institutions, and communities within the context of our active initiatives. • Does your request clearly address one or more of our core issue areas? Our interconnected issue areas are selected because they are critical global challenges that the Foundation is distinctively positioned to address. • Does your work affect people in one or more of the geographic areas in which the Foundation works? The Foundation works in regions where it can leverage assets, experience, and expertise to help realise smart globalisation. https://www.rockefellerfoundation.org/our-work/grants/ Young Starters Fund – Advance Queensland Applications are being accepted until funding runs out The Advance Queensland Young Starters program is designed to build, attract, and retain young entrepreneurial talent, build the startup ecosystem to position Queensland as an attractive investment destination with a strong innovation and entrepreneurial culture.

The Young Starters program consists of two elements: • the Young Starters Fund • an annual state-wide pitching competition. The Young Starters Fund will contribute up to 70 per cent of the total eligible activity costs, up to a maximum of $20,000 (excluding GST) per activity. Applicants must contribute 30 per cent in cash or in-kind contributions. A ‘startup’ is defined as a new high-growth potential business, developing innovative products and services, with a globally scalable market. Funding will be available to organisations to help the Queensland startup community conduct capacity building activities aimed at Queenslanders aged 15-24. The program will provide a pathway for young founders, researchers and social innovators to gain entrepreneurial and commercialisation experience and skills through experience-based learning in incubators, accelerators, co-working spaces, research organisations, and other service providers. This Fund aims to assist universities, TAFEs, incubators, accelerators, co-working spaces, and high schools to deliver: • practical information and advice • increased collaboration and networking opportunities • connectivity and transformational entrepreneurship to young Queenslanders. Organisational criteria: • funding is open to profit and not-for-profit organisations • applicants must have an ABN and be registered for GST • if not based in Queensland, applicant organisations must partner with a Queensland based organisation • applicants must be 18 years or over • all staff and volunteers working with children under 18 must hold a current Blue Card • Organisations already receiving other Queensland Government funding are eligible to apply for this funding. The 30 per cent matched funding contribution from these organisations cannot be sourced from existing Queensland Government funding.

• funding cannot be provided for any activity that has received funding through another Advance Queensland program. http://advanceqld.initiatives.qld.gov.au/funding/business-investment- attraction/young-starters.aspx Education and Training Australian Communities Foundation Requests can be submitted at any time The Foundation supports a range of charitable organisations and projects each year. Grants are made through Australian registered charitable organisations. Specific target groups are also supported, including Indigenous communities and refugee/asylum seekers.

The Foundation makes grants to the community: through requests from our donors on the basis of their areas of interest and through identified strategic initiatives, such as Youth at Risk, and Indigenous Education and Capacity Building. The Foundation makes grants to organisations with the following tax ATO endorsements: Tax Concession Charity; Deductible Gift Recipient Item 1 of the Income Tax Assessment Act 1997 (ITAA); Organisations listed on the Register of

Page 71 Grants list for community groups, organisations and businesses in Queensland February 2018 Compiled by Indigo Gold - www.indigogold.com.au Cultural Organisations; Organisations listed on the Register of Environmental Organisations; Organisations with DGR Special Listing. Organisations will only be contacted if there is interest from a donor in providing a grant and more information is required. http://www.communityfoundation.org.au/grants/grant-seekers/ BMA Local Buying Community Foundation Expressions of interest can be submitted any time online This program aims to enhance the economic sustainability of communities within BMA’s operational footprint and the broader Bowen Basin region via small grants (typically less than $25,000) and partnerships (typically greater than $25,000). Priorities include: 1. ‘Building Sustainable Futures’ – focusing on wider business economic and community development including business grants (new, growth, innovation), employment programs, scholarships, regional promotion and awareness. 2. ‘Building Sustainable Business Communities’ – focusing on local business training and development including industry training, regional economic analysis and education and skills development for businesses. For small grant applications, preference will be given to organisations operating in one of BMA’s communities of interest (Blackwater, Dysart, Emerald or Moranbah) or the broader Bowen Basin region, including Mackay, Sarina, Rockhampton and Gladstone.

https://c-res.com.au/ Brighter Futures – Arrow Energy Applications for larger scale funding are accepted throughout the year Brighter Futures is a community investment program which supports the sustainable development of communities in their operational footprint. These communities of interest include: • Bowen Basin • Surat Basin • Gladstone region. In addition to this, applicants must be: incorporated and be not-for-profit. Their program supports three areas of community interest: • Health and safety: improving the safety, healthy lifestyles and liveability of the community • Education: building sustainable learning and employment opportunities • Environment: Increasing awareness of the environment around us. The program also places significant importance on the inclusion of Indigenous projects and initiatives.

No specific amounts are mentioned. There are three types of funding: Community funding grants • small scale investments to meet community needs • assists local organisations with one-off events or projects • assessed by Arrow Community Benefit Committees in our operating regions Sponsorships • moderate scale investments supporting community projects and events • builds relationships through supporting community initiatives • creates one-off and short-term shared value opportunities Partnerships • large scale investments to support community development • mitigates Arrow's social impacts and builds capacity in the regions • creates long-term shared value opportunities http://www.arrowenergy.com.au/community/brighter-futures Indigenous Cadetship Support – Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet Program is open The Indigenous Cadetship Support (ICS) is an Australian Government initiative that improves the professional employment prospects of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. It links Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander tertiary students with employers in a cadetship arrangement involving full-time study and negotiated work placements. Cadetships enable Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students to gain the professional qualifications and experience needed for a range of jobs in the private, public and community sectors and assists them to move into employment on completion of their studies.

The ICS provides up to $7,050 per semester to employers to support cadets with a living allowance and study-related costs and offset employer administration costs.

Page 72 Grants list for community groups, organisations and businesses in Queensland February 2018 Compiled by Indigo Gold - www.indigogold.com.au Other forms of assistance, including travel assistance for cadets who are studying or undertaking their work placement away from home, are also available. Cadets are paid a wage by their employer during their work placement. Who can apply: Any students who can meet the eligibility criteria. To be eligible for ICS, as a student you must: • be of Australian Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander descent; • identify as an Australian Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander; • be accepted as an Australian Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander in the community in which he/she lives, or has lived; • be enrolled for full-time study occurring on campus at a university located in Australia; • be enrolled for his or her first undergraduate degree course; and • be an Australian resident.

• have signed an employment contract for a min. of 12 weeks’ work per annum To be eligible to participate in the Indigenous Cadetship Support program employers must: • have a valid ABN and be registered for taxation purposes; and • agree to abide by the ‘terms and conditions’ of the ICS Agreement. https://www.business.gov.au/assistance/indigenous-cadetship-support Industry Skills Fund – Australian Government Program is open The Industry Skills Fund (the Fund) assists industry to invest in training and support services and to develop innovative training solutions.

The fund will help build a highly skilled workforce that can take advantage of new business growth opportunities and adapt to rapid technological change. The Fund prioritises SMEs, including micro businesses, and is delivered through the Single Business Service, which streamlines access to essential information for all Australian businesses. Help is available in the following categories: 1. Skills Advice Help identifying skills opportunities and maximising training outcomes. 2. Training Grant Co-investment for businesses to improve the skills of their workforce for an identified growth opportunity.

Businesses that are awarded funding under the Fund must financially co- contribute to the proposed project. The amount you are required to contribute will depend on the size of your business. The Industry Skills Fund is targeting SMEs, including micro businesses, which are preparing to take up growth opportunities outside of their normal day-to-day business operations. If you are a large business, you are also eligible, but you will be required to make a higher contribution to the costs of training. The fund will also focus on businesses in identified priority industries. If your business isn’t in a priority industry, you may still be eligible to apply. You can either apply via a consortium or as an individual business. http://www.business.gov.au/grants-and-assistance/Industry-Skills- Fund/Pages/default.aspx Tim Fairfax Family Foundation Applications accepted any time with submissions considered at quarterly Trustees Meetings The Tim Fairfax Family Foundation supports charitable organisations and gives preference to organisations and programs which support the particular needs of communities in rural, remote and regional areas, especially those within Queensland and the Northern Territory.

The foundation considers applications for $10,000 plus and especially those that involve the themes: arts, education, and community. Eligibility: Deductible Gift Recipients and which are also charitable; and those that hold tax concession endorsements from the Australian Tax Office. http://tfff.org.au/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=1&Itemid=5

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