Grants & Funding
Below are a list of grants and funding schemes that are available to various Volleyball Queensland members and affiliates. If you need assistance with an application process please contact the
Gambling Community Benefit Fund
The Gambling Community Benefit Fund (GCFB) receives money from taxes on Golden Casket lotteries, wagering, keno, and gaming machines. It distributes these funds to not-for-profit community groups on a quarterly basis. One off grants of up to $35,000 are allocated to approved not-for-profit organisations to help them provide community services or activities that benefit the community. Grants of more than $35,000 are considered for more complex applications which have significant community benefit.
Applications must be from Queensland based organisations. The GCBF has four annual funding rounds. The closing dates for applications are 28 February, 31 May, 31 August and 30 November. Please click here for more information.
Get In The Game
The Queensland Government's Get in the Game initiative supports sport and recreation at the grass roots level.
Get in the Game comprises three new funding programs worth $18 million over the next 3 years.
Get Started, Get Going and Get Playing are designed to get more people, especially children and young people, playing sport and involved in recreation activities.
Information on the three Get in the Game programs is provided below:
Get Started - Funding to help kids participate
Get Started assists children and young people who can least afford or may otherwise benefit from joining a sport or recreation club. Eligible children and young people are provided with a voucher of up to $150 to help pay for club membership and participation fees. The vouchers can be redeemed at a sport or recreation club registered with the program. Please click here for more information.
Get Going - Funding to help clubs grow
Get Going supports local sport and recreation organisations with funding of up to $10,000 for projects that create opportunities for more Queenslanders to become members. Please click here for more information.
Get Playing - Funding to improve facilities
Get Playing provides up to $100,000 in funding to assist local sport and recreation organisations with facility development so more Queenslanders are encouraged to become involved in the sport or recreation activity of their choice. Please click here for more information.
Jupiters Casino Community Benefit Fund
The Jupiters Casino Community Benefit Fund (JCCBF) receives money from taxes on casinos. It distributes these funds to not-for-profit community groups on a quarterly basis. One off grants of up to $150,000 are allocated to approved not-for-profit organisations to help them provide community services or activites that benefit the community.
Applications must be from Queensland-based organisations, located with the geographical jurisdiction from the Queensland and New South Wales border, to the northern boundaries of Boulia, Winton, Barcaldine, and Isaac.
The JCCBF has four annual funding rounds. The closing dates for applications are 28 February, 31 May, 31 August, and 30 November. Please click here for more information.
Layne Beachley Aim for the Stars Foundation
The Layne Beachley Aim for the Stars Foundation is inviting all Australian females with their focus group being between 12 and 16 years of age who need funding to achieve their goals under four main categories - Individual, Business, Athletes with Disabilities, and Group grants.
Your application should cover:
- Your goals and how you plan to achieve them
- Evidence of your commitment and dedication to your goal
- How the grant will assist in achieving your goals and how you propose to use the funding
- Records of your academic, career, and competitive history
- Two references to support your application eg. school principle, coach, or member of relevant association
The Layne Beachley Aim for the Stars Foundation is about supporting females with initiative, drive and passion that have a dream but need some financial and moral support to enable them to maintain a determined focus on their goal.
Applications for 2018 open soon. Click here for more information.
Local Sporting Champions
The Local Sporting Champions program is an Australian Government initiative designed to provide financial assistance for young people aged 12-18 towards the cost of travel, accommodation, uniforms or equipment when competing, coaching or officiating at an official national sporting organisation (NSO) endorsed state, national or international sporting championships or a School Sport Australia state or national championships.
To be eligible to apply you must meet the following:
- Be between 12 and 18 years of age (inclusive) at the time of the nominated sporting championship
- Be an Australian citizen residing in Australia
- Be living more than 125km from the championship venue, and travelling greater then 250km return to participate in the nominated championship
- Representing Australia in your selected sport
- Representing your state at a school sport championship
Grants of $500 are available for successful individual applicants, and $3000 for successful team applications. Please click here for more information.
Lord Mayor's Suburban Initiative Fund
Brisbane City Council's Lord Mayor's Suburban Initiative Fund supports community groups in recognition of their vital contribution made towards building stronger communities in Brisbane. Applicants must be a not-for-profit organisation.
Projects must contribute to Council's vision for the city's future, Living in Brisbane 2026, by helping to achieve objectives such as a Friendly and Safe, Active and Healthy, Clean and Green, or Vibrant and Creative City.
The Lord Mayor's Suburban Initiative Fund priorities to be met in an application can include:
- Improved access to - and the quality of - community facilities
- Supporting community activities in the areas of recreation and sport
- Responding to groups in the community - e.g. young people, refugees, people in need
- Purchasing equipment to resource community organisations
- Creating opportunities for residents to be informed and involved in their community
The minimum grant amount is $250 (GST exclusive). There is a maximum funding amount of $10,000 per application.
Applications must be submitted online within at least 10 working days before the commencement of your project. Applicants will receive a letter advising of the outcome of their application. Successful applicants will also receive a list of general funding conditions relating to the administration of the grant. Please click here for more information.
McDonalds Charity Donations
McDonalds each year gives a large number of charitable donations to support non-for-profit organisations. These donations are given to Organisations that are endorsed by the Australian Tax Office as a Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR), Projects or events that take place in the communities which McDonalds operates in. Charitable organisations that provide direct community service, specifically relating to the health and well-being of Australian children and programs with measurable social outcomes.
Priority is given to:
- Projects that give back to the community and have a measurable impact on the health and well-being of Australia children
- Organisations that have a direct impact on the end recipient
- Organisations with which McDonald's employees are currently involved
McDonalds accept donation proposals throughout the year and aim to respond to each one within 30 days. Please click here for more information.
RSL Youth Development Program
In 2014 the RSL Youth Development Program is aimed at Queensland's most exception Year 10 and 11 students and provide them with the opportunity to share in over $500,000. This grant is aimed at supporting students in pursuing their academic and sporting endeavours in their final years of school.
Grants are awarded to current Year 10 and Year 11 students entering Year 11 or Year 12 in the following categories:
- Academic Achievement
- Sporting Achievement
- Community Leadership and Civic Participation
Recipients of an RSL Youth Development Program grant also have the exclusive opportunity to apply for an ANZAC Scholarship to cover 50% tuition fees for any single or combined degree at Bond University at the completion of high school.
Winners will recieve $2,500 with the highest achieving recieving $5,000. Please click here for more information.
Young Athlete Assistance Program
This program assists young athletes in Queensland who have competed at a State or State School Championship, National or National School Championship, or International Championship. Applicants eligible for support are those who have in the last 6 months competed or officiated at one of the above levels.
All applicants must be under the age of 18 at the start of the Championship. Financial assistance of $200 is available to assist with the cost of travel and accommodation. Please click here for more information.
Australian Sport Commission Elite Indigenous Travel and Accommodation Assistance Program (EITAAP)
EITAAP is designed to provide travel and accommodation assistance to Indigenous sportspeople. EITAAP funding is available to assist with out-of-pocket travel and accommodation expenses only. Eligible sports persons can apply for up to a maximum of $1,000 per financial year for eligible national championships.
For more information please visit: https://www.ausport.gov.au/ais/grants_and_funding/eitaap