Grant Funding Opportunities

This page contains a summary of organisations that offer grant programs suitable for Scout Groups. Before applying for a grant please read the guidance set out on the application process for Scout Groups. All applications must be sent through to

Australian Government

Current Grant Opportunity List: GrantConnect (

Department of Industry, Innovation and Science – Stronger Communities Program
Department of the Environment and Energy – Solar Communities Program

Queensland Government

Department of Environment and Heritage Protection – Community Sustainability Action Grants

Department of Justice and Attorney General – Gambling Community Benefit Fund
Department of National Parks, Sport and Racing – Active Clubs

Local City Councils

Brisbane City Council – Grant Programs
City of Gold Coast – Community Grants Program
City of Ipswich – Grants and Sponsorship
Logan City Council – Community Services Grants Program
Redland City Council – Community Grants
Townsville City Council – Grants and Sponsorship

Employee Grant Funds

Employee Grant Funds
Private companies often run community grant funds which are accessible to their employees who nominates a local community group for grant funding.  Companies we are aware of who run such programs include:

Qantas – Side by Side Grants
Telstra – Telstra Kids Fund
Toyota – Toyota Employee Community Grant

Regional Councils

Bundaberg Regional Council – Community Grants ProgramCairns Regional Council – Community Grants
Fraser Coast Regional Council – Grants
Gladstone Regional Council – Donations and Grants
Goondiwindi Regional Council – Donations and Grants
Gympie Regional Council – Grants and Funding
Isaac Regional Council – Community Grants
Mackay Regional Council – Community Grants
Moreton Bay Regional Council – Grants and Funding
Noosa Council – Grants
Maranoa Regional Council – Grants Program
Rockhampton Regional Council – Community Grants
Scenic Rim Regional Council – Grants, Funding and Awards
Somerset Regional Council – Community Assistance Grants
South Burnett Regional Council – Grants and Funding
Southern Downs Regional Council – Grants and Funding Programs
Sunshine Coast Council – Grants and Funding
Tablelands Regional Council – Funding and Grants
Toowoomba Regional Council – Grants and Funding
Western Downs Regional Council – Community Grants Funding

Other Community Funds

Aurizon – Community Giving Fund
Australia Post – Community Grants Program
Brisbane Airport Australia – Community Giving Fund
Buderim Foundation – Community Grants
Cadbury Fundraiser – Community Grants
Cancer Council – SunSmart Shade Initiative
Commonwealth Bank – Community Grants
Easternwell – Community Grants
Energex –  Our Community Fund
Ergon Energy – Community Fund

Greater Whitsunday Grant Finder

Harcourts – Foundation
Holden – Home Ground Advantage
Honda – Foundation
IGA – Community Chest
Kedron-Wavell Service Club – Community Grants Program
Keep Australia Beautiful – Beverage Container Recycling Grants
nib Foundation – Community Grants
NRMA Insurance – Community Grants
Port of Brisbane – Community Grant Program
QGC – Communities Fund
Queensland Country Credit Union – Community Grants
Quest Newspapers – Community Grants
RACQ – Foundation
Real Insurance – Real Needs Community Grants
Redland Foundation – Grants Program
Seqwater – Water for Life Community Grants
Slater and Gordon – Community Fund
Stockland – Community Grants
SUEZ – Community Grants
Suncorp Insurance – Community Grants
The Good Guys – Doing Good Grants
The Ian Potter – Foundation
The John Villiers Trust – Grants

Transurban Group – Community Grants
Westpac Foundation – Grants
Whole Kids – Small Seeds Community Grants Program
Whites Rural – Community Grants
Yates – Junior Landcare Grants

Please Note: some grants are location specific, please read the guidance notes before applying