Attention Clubs | Current Grant Notices

Volunteer Grants

Community organisations have the opportunity to apply for funding of up to $5,000 through Australian Government Volunteer Grants.

The Grants can be used to buy much needed equipment or to assist volunteers with fuel costs, training courses and compulsory background checks.

Applications for Volunteer Grants 2013 are open online until 24 April 2013 5pm AEST.

Volunteer Grants 2013 recognises the valuable work of Australia’s volunteers. This initiative forms part of the Australian Government’s ongoing commitment to organisations whose volunteers assist disadvantaged communities and encourage inclusion of vulnerable people in community life.

Funding of $16 million is available to support and encourage volunteering. Eligible not-for-profit community organisations can apply for grants between $1,000 and $5,000 to:

  • Purchase portable, tangible, small equipment items to help their volunteers
  • Contribute to the reimbursement of fuel costs for their volunteers who use their own car to transport others to activities, deliver food, assist with medical appointments or help people in need
  • Contribute to the reimbursement of transport costs incurred by volunteers with disability who are unable to drive
  • Contribute to the cost of training courses and/or undertake background screening checks for their volunteers.

Funding is limited and applications will be assessed and prioritised according to how strongly they meet the selection criteria. The selection criteria, eligibility requirements and other essential information about Volunteer Grants 2013 are provided in the Guidelines.

For more information, go to the website at or contact the Volunteer Grants Hotline on 1800 183 374 (Mon – Fri 9am to 5pm AEST) Email

The Gambling and Jupiters Casino Community Benefit Fund grants are currently open.  The website has changed slightly, so please bookmark or save the new link.

·         Jupiters Casino Community Benefit Fund (Round 82 closes Friday, 31st May 2013)

·         Gambling Community Benefit Fund (Round 77 closes Friday, 31st May 2013)

Women Leadership Grants

The Sport Leadership Grants and Scholarships for Women program provides women with opportunities to undertake training to reach their leadership potential within the industry as coaches, officials and administrators. In 2013-14, the Australian Government has committed $400,000 to be distributed through the SLGSfW.  As a result, grants of up to $5,000 for individuals and $10,000 for organisations per annum, and scholarships of up to $10,000 per annum over three years, are available. Grants and scholarships are available in the following categories:

  • coaching
  • officiating
  • governance
  • management and administration
  • communications, media and marketing.


If these grants may be of interest, remember to read the Guidelines and check to ensure your organisation and project meets the eligibility criteria.

Please let me know what support you require, if you would like assistance getting started with your grant applications, writing your grants or would like me to review your grant applications before submitting.

Rachel Wilks
Administration Officer


Queensland Canoeing Inc.

PO Box 7007   |  UPPER MT GRAVATT QLD 4122

Ph: 07 3349 1933   |   Fax: 07 3349 1911   |