Grants & Donations

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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. 

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2. Special Heritage Fund

The Special Heritage Fund has been suspended for the 2021/22 and 2022/23 financial years.


2021 NSW ClubGRANTS Recipients

Organisation Project title
ACT Eden Monaro Cancer Support Group Family assistance
Australian War Widows NSW Ltd Support Queanbeyan War Widows Social Club
Braidwood Life Centre Inc Gumtree Cottage Emergency Housing Project, completion of refurbishment (remaining plumbing costs and all electrical costs)
Captains Flat Public School Art Space upgrade
Flourish Australia Bloom art and craft project
Gidget Foundation Australia Gidget House Queanbeyan: Increased Service Provision
Karabar High School Aboriginal Girls Academy @ Karabar High School Queanbeyan 
Karabar Preschool  Outdoor learning space and blinds
Life Education NSW Building Disadvantaged and Vulnerable Children's Health and Mental Wellbeing Resilience in the Wake of the Covid19 Pandemic 
Men of League Foundation Limited Rugby League community wellbeing
PCYC NSW Fit for Life Program @ Queanbeyan PCYC
QPRC Moore Park shipping container fit out
Queanbeyan and District Anglican Church Paving at Beth Shalom 
Queanbeyan Children's Special Needs Group Inc Water Safety Program for children with disabilities 
Queanbeyan Men's Shed  Provision of air conditioning and heating to Queanbeyan Men's Shed 
Queanbeyan Multilingual Centre Inc  Queanbeyan Multicultural Supported Playgroup 
Queanbeyan Public School  Playground Communication Boards 
Queanbeyan Schools as Community Centre Infant Massage Classes at Queanbeyan SaCC
Queanbeyan Schools as Community Centre  Transition to School Playgroup 
Queanbeyan Schools as Community Centre Queanbeyan East Public School (QEPS) Transition to School  Playgroup 
Queanbeyan Schools as Community Centre  Kindy Gym at Queanbeyan SaCC 
Queanbeyan Senior Citizen's Association  Carpentry and TV 
Queanbeyan West public school dresses P&C Free breakfast program for primary school students
St Benedict's Community Centre (auspice body Life Resources Centre Inc)                                             St Benedict's Community Centre 
The Shepherd Centre - For Deaf Children  ‘Kidscape’ an arts and music group learning program for children with hearing loss in Queanbeyan-Palerang Council 
The Warrior Woman Foundation  Young Warriors in STEM- "Code Like A Girl" Scholarships 
Tirriwirri School, Queanbeyan  Fitness for Secondary Students
Veterans Motorcycle Club  Veterans Motorcycle Club - Federal Chapter Tour of Duty Bike and Truck Show 
Vision Australia Vision Australia’s Orientation and Mobility Program - serving Queanbeyan-Palerang residents who are blind or have low vision. 
Win the Day Win the Day Food and accommodation grants


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.

4. Sports Assistance Scheme

As part of our commitment to local sport the Sports Assistance Scheme provides funding to local sporting groups.

The scheme is available for a wide range of assistance including:

  • Equipment Assistance
  • Special Events Assistance
  • Elite Athletes Assistance

Grants in the scheme are awarded to clubs on a dollar for dollar basis. Applications may be submitted at any time of the year, however, they will only be presented for approval at the end of May and November with $3500 available. Applications must be forwarded to the Sport and Recreation Officer by the end of May or November for an assessment. More information can be obtained from Jason Robinson who can be contacted on 02 6285 6296 or by email to

5. Cultural Grants

The aim of Council's Cultural Grants program is 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. 

With the restrictions currently imposed during the COVID-19 pandemic, applicants must provide Council with a COVID-safe plan for their event or activity. They must also comply with all current COVID social gathering restrictions.

Applicants should also ensure that all previous grant funds received from Council have been acquitted. It is a condition of funding that all projects be formally acquitted. This will include completing an acquittal form, providing copies of receipts and copies of all media and Council acknowledgement.  It is also a condition of Cultural Grants that formal acknowledgement of Council support appear on all publicity, promotion, media and correspondence relating to the assistance provided. 

Applicants are advised read the attached Cultural Grants Guidelines(PDF, 139KB) 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. 

Download the Cultural Grants Guidelines here(PDF, 139KB)

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6. Annual Community Grants Program Category B

Applications for our Annual Community Grants Program must be received by the specified date each year. The Scheme is open to non-profit community organisations or groups based in or affiliated with the Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area. They must be for the charitable purposes of either the relief of poverty, the advancement of education or other community purposes for which there is agreement by resolution of Council. We may provide financial assistance for eligible organisations upon application each year under our Donations Policy 2020(PDF, 2MB) .

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 who are unable to meet the cost of hire. This grant will be non-monetary however, will be recognised financially as a donation and be recognised as income for the facility. The grant will be considered as either full or partial payment of venue hire.


7. Natural Disaster Resilience Program

The NSW and Australian Government have generously provided funds to Council under the Bushfire Community Recovery and Resilience Fund (BCRRF) to support community recovery from the 2019/20 Black Summer Bushfires. The aim of the fund is to promote community wellbeing, social and broader bushfire recovery, and future disaster resilience.

Council received funding under Phase Two of the BCRRF Program for a Disaster Resilience Action Plan for the Braidwood region, which includes the surrounding villages of Reidsdale, Nerriga, Araluen, Majors Creek, Bombay, Mongarlowe and Gundillion.

Funding was also received for a Council-led community grants program to assist the community of the Braidwood region recover from bushfires through Disaster Resilience Action Planning, and to enhance community wellbeing, connectedness, social and economic recovery and resilience to future natural disasters.   

Round 2 of the Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council’s Natural Disaster and Resilience Program will provide financial assistance to not-for-profit organisations to assist with short, medium and long-term projects to enhance resilience in the Braidwood region to natural disasters.

It is envisaged that the amounts per application will be in the vicinity of $10,000 to $15,000. However, this is dependent on the number of applications received. Part funding for larger projects will be considered if the applicant can demonstrate other funding sources that will enable completion of projects.

If you have any questions regarding the eligibility criteria or the funding program please contact Council’s Community Recovery Officer on 0476 528 721 or  If you have any questions regarding the online application form please contact Council’s Grants Officer on (02) 6285 6044 or

Applications for funding are currently now being accepted.

Download the Disaster Resilience Grant Guidelines here(PDF, 94KB)

8. Reconnecting Regional NSW - Community Events Program

The Department of Regional NSW has opened the ‘Reconnecting Regional NSW – Community Events Program’.

The aim of the program is to promote economic and social recovery across regional NSW by supporting local councils to deliver community events and festivals. These should provide immediate positive outcomes for the Queanbeyan-Palerang community. The program seeks applications for events that can:

  • help communities reconnect and rebuild local community cohesion
  • provide economic stimulus by supporting local business especially in the events, hospitality, and accommodation sectors.

The NSW Government have provided us with an allocation to apply for funding for events.  We are seeking EOIs from community groups and event organisers who wish to gain funding to support costs for conducting eligible events. The EOI process will be competitive. Projects will be selected which most closely align with the aims and eligibility criteria of the funding program. These will be included in our funding application. 

Funding can be sought for:

  • new events
  • improving existing events by enlarging the event or making it more accessible

Applicants should download and read the Grant Program Guidelines prior to submitting an EOI.   

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9. Grants available for the community, organisations and Council

  • The Australian Government Business website also has a grant finder where you can search a comprehensive database of grants, funding and support programs that are available to help businesses to grow and succeed -
  • The Australian Government Community Grants Hub website provides a comprehensive database of community-based grants provided by the Federal Government, at
  • The 'Create NSW' Arts and Cultural Development Program – A number of funding opportunities exist under this program. For more information go to
  • The NSW Community Building Partnership Program annually provides funding for community infrastructure projects that deliver positive social, environmental and recreational outcomes, while promoting community participation, inclusion and cohesion. For more information go to -
  • ClubGRANTS
  • Multicultural NSW Grants - The Multicultural NSW Grants Program invests in community projects and activities that foster community engagement, build community harmony and social cohesion and celebrate the unique riches of our culturally diverse state. More information is available at -
  • The NSW Office of Environment & Heritage provides funding support to local and state government entities, landholders, developers, schools and educators, business and community organisations. For information go to -
  • Sports and Recreation Grants - Each year the Office of Sport provides millions in government grants to nurture sporting talent, help build sports facilities and develop the industry as a whole. For more information go to
  • Australia Council for the Arts – The council’s grants program supports a diverse range of artists, organisations, artistic practice and arts activity. For more information go to -
  • Regional Growth Fund - The Regional Growth Fund will invest in projects that facilitate regional development through six funds. Applications will be open to local government, regional organisations, industry and other community organisations. For more information go to -