The following websites assist business and community to access government funding programs and associated guidelines. If you are aware of a funding program or funding website that we have not listed, please contact us.
AusIndustry is a specialist program delivery division within the Department of Industry that:
- delivers many business programs worth about $2 billion each year;
- has customer service managers in more than 20 offices across Australia, including 15 regional offices;
- it has a long-standing relationship with Australian business with more than 15 years’ experience in dealing with business and business issues. We value that trust.
AusIndustry is a key source of information and referral over a range of business areas. It works across all levels of government and reaches even the most remote areas of Australia.
For more information, please visit the AusIndustry website.
Gambling Community Benefit Fund
The Queensland Government established the Gambling Community Benefit Fund (GCBF) in 1994 to provide funding to community groups in Queensland. The GCBF receives money from gambling taxes. It distributes these funds to not-for-profit community groups on a quarterly basis (closing 28 February, 31 May, 31 August and 30 November). For more information visit the Gambling Community Benefit Fund website.
Jupiters Casino Community Benefit Fund
The Queensland Government established the Jupiters Casino Community Benefit Fund (JCCBF) in 1987 to provide funding to community groups in Queensland. The JCCBF receives money from gambling taxes. It distributes these funds to not-for-profit community groups on a quarterly basis (closing 28 February, 31 May, 31 August and 30 November). For more information visit the Jupiters Casino Community Benefit Fund website.
Queensland Government Grants
Find out what Queensland Government Grants are available – www.smartservice.qld.gov.au/services/grants
Queensland Regional Adjustment Authority (Financial Programs)
Queensland Regional Adjustment Authority (Financial Programs) – www.qraa.qld.gov.au
Regional Development Program
The Regional Development Program provides assistance to events outside of the Brisbane City Council local government area. This program strategically invests in events that are seen to have the potential to drive visitors to their area and support local business. The program supports a diverse portfolio of events throughout the state, ensuring that all parts of Queensland experience the economic, cultural and social benefits of successful events.
For information regarding support under the Tourism and Events Queensland Regional Development Program visit the website or email
Sport and Recreation Queensland
Sport and Recreation Queensland – http://www.nprsr.qld.gov.au/
Other Grants and Sponsorship for the Community
Please refer to the Community Grants and Sponsorship page
Environmental Levy Funding
Council invites interested parties to make an application for environmental activities funded through the Environmental (Enviro) Levy.
The activities must provide environmental benefits to the Burdekin and fall into at least one of the following categories:
- Aquatic weed management
- Wetland management
- Herbicide subsidy
- Coastal management and beach protection
- Biodiversity conservation, preservation an enhancement
- Stormwater litter management
- Water quality preservation
- Natural resource management
- Salinity and erosion management
- Management of local biosecurity matters such as declared pest animals and weeds
- Tree planting
- Fish restocking
- Other (see Enviro Levy Policy)
Applications are to be completed using the official application form. Guidelines have been prepared to assist you with your application.
Successful applicants will be required to complete an acquittal/project report within 6 weeks of the completion of the project.