The Queensland Council of Social Service have an excellent and regularly updated grants page that is specific to the community services sector in Queensland.

This section contains a range of news, resources and information on fundraising for not-for-profit and community organisations.

The Australian Centre for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Studies has compiled some fundraising factsheets on topics such as identifying your supporters, asking for funds and legal requirements.

Find out more about philanthropy in Australia, and how you can access philanthropic organisations.

Browse through general grants and funding sources.

Explore the case studies of organisations who have taken different approaches in Rethinking Resources.

Read the Department of Communities information about writing a submission.

Access Our Community information about finding and applying for grants.

The NSW Department of Human Services has produced an excellent Grant Seekers Manual.

Since the QCOSS Community Door website was established in 2008, over one million people have visited the site to find information, news and resources on the community sector. Thank you to everyone who entered the one million doors competition. We received some great feedback and were pleased to...
Ansvar’s Community Education Program (CEP) provides grants up to $50,000 for programs supporting Australian youth which fall under two categories: Empowerment and Education: Programs within this category must provide opportunities to develop positive values that lead to healthy lifestyle choices...
In the first reading of the 2015 Queensland Budget Speech on 14 July 2015, Treasurer Pitt announced that the Queensland Government will pilot three social benefit bonds aimed at sourcing funds from the private sector to finance the achievement of quantifiable social outcomes in the community. The...
Individuals building thriving communities
Registrations for the 2015 QCOSS State Conference are now open and the full program is also available. This year the QCOSS conference will be presented in two exciting formats – day one will be a conference day of plenary sessions and concurrent content, while day two will be presented in a series...
Piggy bank and books
There are a number of scholarships currently available to board members, managers and frontline workers in the community services sector. NFP Fullbright scholarship Westpac bicentennial social change fellowships Myer innovation fellowships Stanford Australia Foundation scholarship Stanford...
CrowdCrux has produced a useful article if you are looking to take on crowdfunding as part of your fundraising strategy. Their article "6 Must-Know Nonprofit Crowdfunding Tips" covers the platforms that are available, developing educational materials and integrating your campaign with social media...
Money bag
npENGAGE have written a great article with tips on email fundraising. It's a very useful tool for communicating with your donors, but are you making some of these common mistakes? Tips include keeping it short and tieing the donation to something tangible, e.g. that $32 will buy 20 hot meals for...
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The Hon Shannon Fentiman MP, Minister for Communities, Women and Youth, Minister for Child Safety and Minister for Multicultural Affairs, and the Hon Coralee O’Rourke MP, Minister for Disability Services, Minister for Seniors and Minister Assisting the Premier on North Queensland, have today...
Money bag
The annual NAB Charitable Giving Index showed that giving to charity grew by just 2% over the year to February 2015, down from 10% at the same time last year. However, the average donation size for all charities increased by $2 over the past year to $336 per donor, with a continuing strong...
Paul Newman's Own
The focus of the Newman's Own Foundation 2015 Australian charity funding round is Empowerment. Grant amounts are up to $50,000 with at least 18 grants available for registered charities from across Australia. Areas for funding could include but not limited to are human rights, indigenous causes,...


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