Funding available

The department is currently inviting applications for the following funding programs
Funding initiativeClosing dateSubmission information

Empowering Families Innovation Grants

We’re looking for bold, new ideas that will make a difference to the lives of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and their families.

We’ve opened the Empowering Families Innovation Grants program as an opportunity for you to make those ideas a reality. The program will consist of 3 funding rounds run over 3 years starting in May 2017.

The grants consist of two pools:

  • POOL ONE:   up to $15,000 (ex GST) for local projects or idea development
    (maximum 6-month duration)
  • POOL TWO: up to $100,000 (ex GST) for implementation-ready projects
    (maximum 12-month duration)

Who can apply?

Anyone with an idea they think will make a difference to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children is encouraged to apply. However, to be eligible for funding applicants must be a Queensland-based legal entity and hold appropriate insurance. Individuals or groups who are not legal entities must establish a partnership with an auspicing organisation to manage the receipt of funds.

How to apply

You must apply online. Detailed information about the current funding round including what we are looking for, opportunities, and assessment criteria is available in Empowering Families Innovation Grants Funding Guidelines 2017.

Please note, we have identified four opportunity areas for the first round of funding, and your application must address one of these areas.

If you have questions or need help completing the application form, please email Empowering Families or call (07) 3037 2951.

11.55 pm Friday 14 July 2017

Funding guidelines (PDF, 222 KB) Funding guidelines (DOCX, 27 KB)

Empowering Families Innovation Grant budget template (XLSX, 15 KB)

Apply on the SmartyGrants website


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