Grants & Donations


1. Grant Guru

Never miss a grant opportunity again by signing up with Grant Guru!

We have partnered with one of Australia’s most powerful grant search engines to bring to local businesses and organisations  a FREE one stop search engine for business, event and community grants.  Grant Guru gives you access to one of Australia's most comprehensive and up to date funding databases, making grants accessible and easy to find.  

Grant Guru features advanced filtering, allowing you to narrow down your search by activity, industry and current & future grants. The website also has other valuable information and tips for grant applications. 

Access our Grant Guru website

2. Local Heritage Grants

Each year Council offers Heritage Grants with the support of the NSW Heritage Office.

These grants help residents with works to preserve their heritage buildings.

Eligible properties may be:

  • listed in one of the applicable local environmental plans
  • on the State Heritage Register as it applies to Braidwood
  • or within a heritage conservation area in the Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council Local Government Area

Applications are now closed and will reopen in August 2024.

Make sure you read the grant guidelines(PDF, 239KB) and apply through the webform below. For more information or to ask specific questions you can get in touch with our Land-Use Planning Team on (02) 6285 6276 or email

Download the guidelines for the Local Heritage Grants(PDF, 239KB)


Each year through the ClubGRANTS Scheme, clubs across NSW provide tens of thousands of dollars to help support community organisations provide a range of initiatives in areas of community welfare or social services, community development, community health services or employment assistance activities. 

The ClubGRANTS generally open in February each year and close in May. To be eligible to apply, you must be a not-for-profit organisation that provides the following project and/or services: community welfare or social services, community development, community health services or employment assistance activities. Organisations involved in community or professional sport are also eligible to apply. Grant requests in the past have ranged from $2k - $40k depending on the needs of the organisation.  

All applications must be completed online at For further information contact the QPRC ClubGRANTS Committee at  

Tips for completing your ClubGRANTS application

  • Ensure you have completed and supplied your Standard Funding Report Form for any previous grants.
  • Read the grant guidelines before you start your application.
  • Demonstrate the direct outputs, outcomes and impact of your project for the community.
  • Be clear about what you want to achieve.
  • Use clear language and avoid jargon.
  • Present any relevant supporting material (e.g. data, supporting letters) and make sure it's presented clearly.
  • Do your homework and know the aspirations, questions and needs in the community. Pay particular attention to, and document, what projects are already running in the community, and where the gaps may be.
  • Discuss your project ideas with similar/specialist organisations in Queanbeyan, make connections with other local organisations and where possible consider and develop partnership projects.

2023 Club Grant recipients

Project Organisation
Confident Kids: A group education program developing the social and communication skills of deaf children in Queanbeyan The Shepherd Centre for Deaf Children
Emergency Food Relief High Street Care Queanbeyan
Kidscape: A life-changing program developing the communication and social skills of children with hearing loss in Queanbeyan The Shepherd Centre for Deaf Children
Acoustic Skills: A life-changing music therapy program for children with hearing loss and their families in Queanbeyan The Shepherd Centre for Deaf Children
Talk Together: A life-changing program of support for parents of children with hearing loss in Queanbeyan The Shepherd Centre for Deaf Children
Supporting local cancer patients - Making the Cancer Journey a little bit easier ACT Eden Monaro Cancer Support Group
School and employment support for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander boys


Clontarf Foundation
Water safety and physical activity program for children living with disability Treehouse Queanbeyan
Queanbeyan Legacy Village Eco transition Legacy Queanbeyan
External upgrade of Lions Community Book Cottage Lions Club of Queanbeyan Inc.
Googong Pathways to School Playgroup Queanbeyan Schools as Community Centres
St Benedict's Community Centre St Benedict's Community Centre (auspice body Life Resources Centre Inc)
Queanbeyan Kanberri Connections Rugby League Knockout Queanbeyan Kanberri Connections Aboriginal Corporation
Queanbeyan Multicultural Supported Playgroup Queanbeyan Multilingual Centre Inc
Essential preventative health and mental wellbeing education for vulnerable children Life Education NSW
Diwali Lantern Festival Queanbeyan Multicultural Centre Inc.
Transition to School Playgroup Queanbeyan Schools as Community Centres
Support for local Queanbeyan-Palerang area residents with low vision or blindness Vision Australia


Courageous Play in the Natural Environment Waratah Preschool
Terry Campese Foundation Mentor Program The Terry Campese Foundation
Let's Do Yoga Queanbeyan Schools as Community Centres
Shipping Container for equipment storage Queanbeyan Rotary Club
Assistive technology equipment for people with low vision or blindness in the Queanbeyan-Palerang region Guide Dogs NSW/ACT
Junior Lifesavers - teaching vital survival skills to local youth The Royal Lifesaving Society NSW
Meals on Wheels - Community Promotion Meals on Wheels Queanbeyan
Helping local children with essentials Roundabout Canberra
Meals on Wheels - Volunteer support Meals on Wheels Queanbeyan
Meals at HOME HOME in Queanbeyan
Replacement of old, inefficient air conditioning units at Beth Shalom Queanbeyan and District Anglican Church
Harris Park Riverbed Project Harris Park Preschool
Kindy Gym Queanbeyan Schools as Community Centres
Music and Movement Queanbeyan Schools as Community Centres
Circus Quirkus tickets for local children Rotary Club of Canberra Inc

4. Cultural Grants

Cultural Grants program aims to assist local arts, artists, musicians, performers, writers and arts/cultural groups to start and develop their own projects, and to improve the community’s opportunities for involvement in cultural and arts activities. Applications are open throughout the year, or until funds have been exhausted. 

Cultural/community organisations, individuals or groups of individuals for projects are welcome to apply. These need to meet the cultural grants aims and eligibility criteria, and demonstrate that they are of benefit to the community through their cultural or artistic outcomes. 

Applicants should ensure that all previous grant funds received from Council have been acquitted.

Applicants are advised read the attached Cultural Grants Guidelines(PDF, 77KB) and seek guidance and advice from our Grants Officer on (02) 6285 6044 or our Culture & Arts Team Leader on (02) 6285 6170 when making an application. 

Apply now for a Cultural Grant

5. Annual Community Grants Program

Applications for our Annual Community Grants Program 2023 have now closed. The program is open to non-profit community organisations or groups based in or affiliated with the Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area. Applications will reopen in July 2024.

Category A

Category A (general assistance) projects must be for charitable purposes of either relief of poverty, advancement of education or other community purposes that there is agreement by resolution of Council. The emphasis of the Program is supporting the community’s wishes from our Community Strategic Plan. We may provide financial assistance for eligible organisations upon application each year under our Donations Policy.

Applications for Category A Grants will not be considered until previous projects have been completed; and financial reports have been provided through the acquittal process.

Online applications for Category A are strongly encouraged, but emailed applications using the relevant form below will also accepted.

Download the guidelines for Category A grants(PDF, 70KB)

Apply online for Category A grants

Category B

QPRC Annual Community Grants Program Category B funding provides financial assistance to community not-for-profit or charitable organisations that wish to hire a Council facility but are unable to meet the cost of hire. This grant will be non-monetary however, will be recognised both financially as a donation and as income for the facility. The grant will be considered as either full or partial payment of venue hire.

Applications for Category B donations in the 2023/24 financial year can be submitted by completing the online form below and attaching evidence of the venue hire booking.

Download the guidelines for Category B grants(PDF, 83KB)

Apply online for Category B grants

Category H

To encourage the increased use and availability of Council owned community spaces, a no fee hire of some spaces will be available for regular community, not-for-profit or charitable organisations who are unable to afford to hire these spaces. Special conditions apply including that availability can only be confirmed two weeks in advance of any regular booking. A minimal annual fee and key deposit will also apply.

Download the guidelines and application for Category H grants(PDF, 180KB)