What is the QCoal Foundation Community Grant?
The QCoal Foundation Community Grant is a program to encourage community-led initiatives to improve liveability, health and education in communities throughout regional and remote Queensland.
The objectives of the QCoal Foundation Community Grant Program are:
- to make meaningful and positive contributions to support the development of vibrant, liveable and sustainable regional and remote communities.
- to foster productive partnerships between QCoal Foundation and local communities and organisations that facilitate long-term, sustainable solutions to community identified needs.
- To provide a simple and transparent process for the application and receipt of project funding that benefits regional and remote communities.
There are two categories of funding available:
- Community Spirit Grants
- Grants of up to $2,000 are available.
- For short term or one-off projects that reflect the spirit and aspirations of the community.
- Awarded three times per year (February, May, September). Applications close on 15 January, 30 April and 31 August.
- Community Growth Grant
- Grants of up to $15,000 are available.
- For larger-scale, medium to long term projects of an ongoing nature or larger scale community infrastructure.
- Applications can be received at any time throughout the year and assessed at the next available assessment period. Applications close on 15 January each year and will be awarded in February annually.
The program may receive applications from more initiatives than can be funded each year.
QCoal Foundation Community Grant Program prioritises applications that are focused on one or more of the following priority areas:
- Liveability – improving the general liveability of regional and remote communities in a way that is valued by that community.
- Health – improving access to health services in regional and remote communities.
- Education – supporting access to education in regional and remote communities to create pathways to employment.
The QCoal Foundation is only able to provide grants to not-for-profit organisations. In some cases we may refer applications from other community groups to our donor partners who may be able to assist.
Grants are not available for:
- Commercial enterprises
- Political, religious or spiritual organisations whose application relates to promotion of their beliefs
- Repayment of loans
- Project contingency
Applications open on an ongoing basis.