By being a member of the Gold Coast Catchment Association, unincorporated groups are able to apply for funding through an auspicing agreement. The Gold Coast Catchment Association can provide advice on grants, a financial framework to direct funds to where they are needed and various administration duties. Keep an eye on this page as we will be adding funding opportunities for our member groups.

Feel free to contact if you have any questions related to any of the grant applications.

Make sure to read the guidelines as these change for each grant
Gold Coast Catchment Association can be included as your sponsor.
Please make sure to include 5% for management support in your grant expenditure.

Current grants:

Ric Nattrass Research Grant
Provider: Queensland Frog Society Trust Fund
Location: Queensland
The Queensland Frog Society Inc was established to encourage and
foster a public awareness of and an interest in frogs. In 1999 the
Queensland Frog Society Trust Fund was established to support the
environmental aims of the society. The purpose of the grant is to assist
research into Queensland’s frogs.
Deadline: 7-Feb-20
Amount: up to $1,500

Logan City Mayor & Councillors Community Benefit Fund
Provider: Logan City Council
Location: Logan Council Area
Provides financial assistance to community organisations and individuals
as decided upon by the Mayor and Divisional Councillors.
Funding requests must fall into one of the following public purpose.
– Encourages physical activity through participation in sporting,
recreational and social pursuits
– Fosters an understanding and appreciation of the City’s heritage and
cultural diversity
– Promotes and encourages environmental protection and sustainability
– Supports and builds relationships with disadvantaged or vulnerable
groups in our community
– Provides economic benefits to the City including promoting
employment opportunities
– Encourages and promotes educational opportunities and initiatives
– Supports our City vision of "Building our Communities, our Businesses
and our Pride quotes.
Deadline: Always open
Amount: Not specified

Small Environmental Grant Scheme
Provider: Wettenhall Trust – small grants

Location: National
Providing support for people undertaking projects that will make a
positive difference to the natural living environment, in land, sea or air,
rural or urban. We support grassroots organisations and individuals and
academics who are working with on-ground community group.
Wettenhall Trust is looking for projects around:
 flora and fauna conservation (Australia-wide)
 threatened mammal conservation (Australia-wide)
These projects should involve any of the following:
 monitoring, recording and sharing data
 delivering community education
 providing community capacity building (e.g. training)
research and science
Application open: 1 st July 2019
Deadline: The trust closes the round when satisfied that there is a
suitable number and spread of applications to present to the Trustees.
Amount: up to $10,000

Leadership Development Grants
Provider: Wettenhall Trust – Leadership Development
Location: National
Providing support to people playing a key role in conservation projects.
Grants are awarded to individuals for professional development in their
field, particularly those involved in grassroots landscape restoration.

Application open: 1 st July 2019
Deadline: The trust closes the round when satisfied that there is a
suitable number and spread of applications to present to the Trustees.
Amount: $5,000

Gandal Philanthropy Community Grants
Provider: Gandal Philanthropy
Location: National


Community Grants are allocated towards six specific Areas of Interest:
 Arts; Culture;
 Education;
 Health; Medical Research;
 Community Development;
 Social Cohesion; Inclusion; and
 Poverty; Disadvantage.

Amount: up to $40,000
Applications open: Always open

Slater and Gordon Lawyers Community Fund
Provider: Slater and Gordon Lawyers
Location: National

The Slater and Gordon Community Fund is a philanthropic fund which
offers grants to individuals and groups for community projects. The
funding applies to projects which meet either of the following objectives:
 Assisting people with disease and disability and promoting their
participation and inclusion
 Addressing inequality and disadvantage, and
 Encouraging young people to engage in healthy activity and
Amount: Not specified
Applications open: September 2020

Harcourts Foundation Grants
Provider: Harcourts Real Estate
Location: National
Grant applications must be for a specific event, project, item, or initiative.
Requests for the event, project, item, or initiative must be scheduled to
occur within four months of the upcoming Grant decision meeting date
(meetings are held in the month following the end of the quarter).
Amount: Not specified
Application open: Open Now
Application Closed: 31 Dec 2019

Queensland Destination Events Program
Provider: Tourism and Events Queensland
Location: Queensland
Drive social and community outcomes for the host destination, noting the
important link between community outcomes and economic benefits
Enhance the profile and appeal of the host destination
Amount: The QDEP offers two funding options for regional events:
 Destination event funding – single year funding for developing
events seeking growth ($10,000 – $25,000 per year)
 Significant event funding – single year or up to three years of
funding for events that can demonstrate a strong track record of
growth or growth potential ($25,000 – $100,000 per year)
Application open: 1 November 2019
Application closed: 5 February 2020