In this area, we collect resources on how Noosa Region charities can raise funds for their activities.
We cover opportunities from:
Noosa Foundation Granting
The Noosa Foundation is restricted to supporting solely charitable groups registered by the Australian Charities and Not For Profit Commission (ACNC) and similar regulators as having DGR1 status.
We are guided by donors on the types of charities they would like to assist. We call each group of similar charities a Panel. If your charity might like to be added to one of our Panels, begin with an email to us.
This area will be kept up-to-date with funding opportunities from the Foundation as they arise.
Other Noosa Funding Bodies
Noosa Shire Council has an extensive system of grants for community, environment and arts organisations. See the latest information on their website on this link.
Community Bank Tewantin-Noosa has an annual round of grants. More information available on their website on this link.
External Funding Bodies
In this area, we collect information on funding bodies outside the Noosa Region but which might provide funds to charities operating within the region.
Queensland Community Foundation
Their Central Fund grants focus on ORGANISATIONAL capacity building. They assist charities develop their structures, systems, people and skills in order to deliver improved outcomes.
Their regional grants program aims to support eligible charitable organisations, providing local service delivery, in areas such as aged care, family support, children, health and welfare, youth and arts.
Grant rounds are annual and typically open in September the year before and close in January.
Buderim Foundation Thompson Fund
A specialised grant by Sunshine Coast-based Thompson family for people in difficult circumstances. It is administered by Buderim Foundation but covers Noosa region.
Foundation for Rural Regional Revival
FRRR is focused on rural and regional areas. In the Noosa region context, that excludes Noosa Heads, Noosaville, Tewantin and effectively all the coastal belt. It may apply to the hinterland areas.
They provide grants for:
- People Grants: Grants to strengthen local not-for-profits, community groups, volunteers, and to provide opportunities for skills, networks and leadership development.
- Place Grants: Grants to build a sense of identity, and make your town and community more vibrant, healthy and connected
- Disaster, Resilience and Climate Solutions Grants: Grants to support your community before, during and after a natural disaster or drought and to build your community’s climate resilience.
Australian Sports Foundation
Sporting charities and organisations can fundraise via this site with ASF providing all the technical and statutory support. This Foundation can also support talented individuals who are not registered as a charity so it is particularly valuable for that reason.
Search for Local Support Providers
GIVIT has several services that individuals may find useful. You can donate time, money and items. You can also find nearby providers for various services that you might need if you are experiencing problems. In particular, you can search for emergency support resources.
Business Mentoring Noosa
BMN provide a mentoring service to local small businesses and NPFs. They only mentor individuals; not an entire Board. They provide an opportunity to bounce ideas around and to get 3rd party input on options for the business and personnel aspects of your NFP.
There are grant database services listed below. Some will alert NFP when opportunities for them to apply for funding come up.
Noosa Council has arranged a free connection to one of Australia’s most powerful grant search engines. This brings 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 Grant Guru site also has other valuable information & tips for grant applications. NOTE: you will need to Register yourself and organisation but there is no cost as that is sponsored by Noosa Shire Council.
GrantConnect is a federal Government database of grants. Many are for large sums but there are small infrastructure grants for e.g. sports facilities and meeting rooms from time to time.
Qld Government Grant Finder
Qld Grant Finder has a searchable database of Qld Government grants
Community Grants Hub
The Community Grants Hub is a Federal Government database of of grants.
The Grants Hub
The Grants Hub Grants Directory provides all the features you need to streamline your search for funding and ensure you don’t miss future opportunities. There is a subscription fee beginning at $26 pm.
Potential Fundraising Tools
Listed below are a number of the fundraising tools the Foundation may be able to use itself, and possibly, make available to charities in the Shire. These are samples under consideration and may not all become available. For more information on any of them, email us on email@example.com
Use a “Donate Now” button on websites to collect monies for any charity via credit card, process the payment and forward the money directly to the charity
Accept EFT and similar payments from Foundations, Trusts and PAFs and route to DGR1 registered charities
A Giving Circle is, for example, 100 people giving $100 each = $10,000. The group then decides who receives the funds raised. Individuals can donate independently, and in their own time, and get a tax deductible receipt. The funds are then paid to the charity of choice directly.
Workplace Giving comes about by payroll auto deduction for participating staff members of an organisation. This is by agreement with the organisation. Individuals get a tax receipt annually for donated funds.
Much like you pay Netflix, you can request a particular sum is taken from your credit card each period. Cancel any time. Receive a receipt for tax purposes.
Bequests & Memorials
Leave a sum of money in your Will as a bequest after death. It can be a perpetual annual gift which has been raised by the investment income.
A Memorial is a once off donation in memory of a person or occasion which acts in the same way (MORE)
Noosa Foundation Ambassadors
Our Noosa Foundation Ambassadors are donors and community members who support the Foundation. We regularly email you with news on the Foundation’s activities and about the charities serving the Noosa community. And, your feedback helps us improve the wellbeing of the Noosa community. To join our valued Ambassador community, email us your name, your particular interests and any immediate feedback you have. We will add you to our mailing list. Unsubscribe at any time.