External Grant Opportunities


Suncorp Rebuilding Futures Program (Closing 15 September 2021)

 Suncorp has partnered with FRRR to enable the delivery of the Suncorp Rebuilding Futures program.

This program seeks to support communities to strengthen their resilience through long-term recovery from a significant natural disaster by undertaking community-identified and community-led long-term recovery activities for public benefit.

The Rebuilding Futures program encourages remote, rural and regional communities to build back better to reduce the impact of future disasters on community wellbeing and physical infrastructure.

The first grant round is for communities in New South Wales and South-East Queensland impacted by the March 2021 flood events. Grants of up to $15,000 will be made for applications that are clearly focused on supporting the long-term recovery and resilience building of communities impacted by these events.

 Key Dates

Applications are now open.

Applications close: 5pm (AEST) on  Wednesday, 15 September 2021.

Click here for more information and to apply.


Regional Events Acceleration Fund (closing 17 December 2021)

The NSW Government’s $20 million Regional Events Acceleration Fund helps organisations to attract new major international and domestic events to regional areas and supports existing regional events to grow even bigger and better.

Key dates

Applications opened: Tuesday, 23 February 2021

Applications close:  5pm (AEDT) on Friday, 17 December 2021, or when funding is fully committed

 Click here for more information and to apply.

Tackling Tough Times Together (ongoing)

The Tackling Tough Times Together (TTTT) grant program helps communities access the resources they need to support one another through the ongoing effects of the drought.

Grants are available for a broad range of grassroots, community-led initiatives that directly and clearly benefit local communities. Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis and assessed quarterly.

Key dates

Applications close:  5pm AEST 24 August 2021, however further rounds will be available.

NOTE: The $150K tier grants involve a two-stage process. A full application is due by 5pm AEST, Thursday 12 August 2021. Additional information may be requested, which is due by 5pm AEST, Tuesday 24 August 2021.

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IGA Community Chest (ongoing)

Every day across the country* IGA Community Chest raises funds to support local communities, charities and other worthwhile causes. It could be in response to a major event like floods or bush fires or something as simple as new soccer balls for the local under 8’s.

The money is raised in a number of ways but predominately through the purchase of products with an IGA Community Chest logo on the label or ticket.

When you purchase a product with the IGA Community Chest logo printed on the label a percentage is credited to that store’s IGA Community Chest account.

Key dates

Applications close:  Ongoing round.

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Grants for Regional and Rural Students (ongoing)

Your local Country Education Foundation (CEF) supports youth in your area through financial grants for education and employment expenses. Our grants contribute towards apprenticeships, traineeships, cadetships, diplomas, certificate level studies, university qualifications or employment.

Key dates

Applications close: These rounds are ongoing however generally open in the second half of the year.

Click here for more information and to apply.