Funding opportunities and awards

Outlined below are relevant national and state government funding opportunities and awards, as well as privately managed community funds which are potential funding programs for local governments, councils and community groups. Information about these funding and award opportunities may change over time.

Funding opportunties

Community Benefit Funding Programs invests in the community sector, supporting the capacity of community organisations and groups to provide services, leisure activities and opportunities for Queenslanders in their local communities.

Regional Arts Development Fund supports professional and emerging professional artists and arts practitioners living in regional Queensland.

Get in the Game supports sport and recreation at the grassroots level.

General websites to access for information about such funding opportunities include:



Heart Foundation Local Government Awardsrecognises and showcases Councils who are working to improve heart health through building a sense of community, encouraging people to be physically active, be smoke free and make healthy food choices.

Cycling Luminaries Awards

Banksia Foundation Sustainability Awards recognises and promotes innovative sustainable development and practice.