Funding available

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

Thriving Queensland Communities grants – Round three 2020

Neighbourhood and Community Centres across Queensland will share in $1,000,000 under the Thriving Queensland Communities Grants program - Round three 2020. Successful recipients of the one-off grants will run events, deliver projects or purchase equipment to help Queensland communities thrive.

The Queensland Government created the Thriving Queensland Communities Grants, which will award Neighbourhood and Community Centres between $2,000 and $25,000 to help them continue to be vital places where people come together, and where people go when they need support.

Eligible Neighbourhood and Community Centres funded by the Department of Communities, Disability Services and Seniors have each been directly emailed by the Department to invite them to apply for this funding opportunity.

All enquiries related to this funding can be forwarded to

Announcement of successful applicants is anticipated in June 2020.

Submission information

2.00 PM Tuesday 21 April 2020

Category C - FNQ and NQ monsoon trough, flexible funding grant, round two

An initiative jointly funded under the Commonwealth/State Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements

The FNQ and NQ Monsoon Trough Flexible Funding Grant is now available to provide flexible grants to Queensland-based non-government organisations, research bodies, industry groups and peak bodies, community groups, Local Governments, in the 39 declared disaster affected local government areas.

This funding will assist in implementing projects aimed at driving recovery and building awareness to:

  • reduce future risks and minimise community dependence on government assistance
  • enhance self-efficacy and community-efficacy
  • minimise negative impacts and embrace opportunities
  • promote connectedness, encourage support networks and social inclusion
  • support and promote opportunities for sustainable economic recovery
  • support business and service provider continuity
  • promote preparedness and resilience to future disasters.

Round 2 valued at $11,080,395 is now available. 

  • Small Grants: (Min. $2,500 up to $50,000)
  • Large Grants: (Min. $50,001 up to $150,000)

For more information


Submission information

2.00 PM Monday 4 May 2020