Investing in Queensland women grants
Investing in Queensland Women round 1 is now closed. Round 2 will open in July 2021.
The Queensland Government’s Investing in Queensland Women grant program provides one-off grants to organisations that qualify.
One-off funding of up to $15,000 (excluding GST) is available for initiatives with a duration of up to 6 months that align with the purpose of the Investing in Queensland Women grant program.
Grant rounds will be released twice a year, with a total allocation of funds of $270,000 excluding GST per round.
Applicants must be either:
- an incorporated, not-for-profit, community sector organisation (note: a group or organisation is not-for-profit if its governing documents prohibit the distribution of profits to individual members while the organisation is operating and upon its wind-up); or
- a Queensland local government authority.
Applicants must also:
- be based in Queensland
- have no outstanding financial accountability, service delivery or performance issues for funding provided by the department
- hold, or provide plans to obtain, insurance which includes cover for the period appropriate to the proposed initiative.
Initiatives must also meet all the following requirements:
- be delivered during the grant round’s 6-month initiative delivery period
- be delivered in Queensland
- support the purpose of the grant program.
- State run entities such as schools, hospitals and the Queensland Police Service are not eligible to apply.
- For-profit entities may partner with an eligible entity (under an auspice agreement) to deliver an initiative. The legal entity takes full responsibility for the legal and financial accountability of the proposed initiative and for lodging the application in SmartyGrants.
Initiatives that are supported
One-off grant funding is available to support initiatives that:
- target people who identify as women and who may be more vulnerable or experience multiple levels of disadvantage, including
- Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people
- people with a disability
- LGBTIQ+ people
- people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds (including people on temporary visas)
- people in rural, regional and remote communities
- young people
- older people
- help achieve the objectives of either:
- the Queensland Women’s Strategy 2016–21 and inspire and encourage the Queensland community to respect women, embrace gender equality and promote and protect the rights, interests and wellbeing of women and girls
- the Third Action Plan of Queensland’s Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Strategy 2016–2026 to reduce domestic and family violence reoffending, including working with perpetrators and/or with victim–survivors; or
- Prevent. Support. Believe. Queensland’s Framework to address Sexual Violence.
The relevant funding dates for 2021 are:
|Round 1 (closed)||Round 2|
|Applications open||4 February 2021||1 July 2021|
|Applications close||5 March 2021||31 July 2021|
|Applicants notified of outcome||May 2021||October 2021|
|To support initiatives delivered between||July–December 2021||January–June 2022|
|Reporting||January 2022||July 2022|
An application may be for 1 of the 3 funding categories below:
- Category 1—up to $5,000 for small initiatives, such as targeted campaigns or events (e.g. awareness-raising events, workshops or training for small groups, or development of resources such as posters)
- Category 2—up to $10,000 for larger initiatives which will operate on a broader scale or are more sustainable (e.g. medium to large scale campaigns, development of resources such as videos, or a series of workshops or events)
- Category 3—up to $15,000 for substantial initiatives which are undertaken jointly between 2 or more organisations or community groups, with favourable consideration given to applications where there is a matched contribution to the initiative from the initiative partners (e.g. government grant of $12,000 plus joint initiative partner(s) contribution of $12,000, making a total initiative cost of $24,000).
Grant program information
The Investing in Queensland Women grant program supports community groups and organisations across Queensland to develop and deliver initiatives that align with the Queensland Government’s strategic priorities for women and address the unique issues faced by women and girls.
The program brings together the previous Queensland Women’s Week, Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Month and Sexual Violence Awareness Month grant programs. It encourages better connection between previously separate women’s events and provides:
- an easier application process
- consistency in grant amounts
- greater flexibility.
As part of the new program approach, community and sector organisations will be able to plan their applications for future awareness periods, or for a time: that better suits the organisation; that is more relevant to their community; or when there is potentially less competition for audience or participants).
How to apply
Before starting an application, we encourage you to read the following documents for more information about applicant eligibility, selection criteria and requirements for successful applicants
- 2021 grant information and application guidelines
- Short form (particulars non-service provision) agreement
- Short form terms and conditions
As part of the application process, you will also need to complete and upload these forms:
If you have any enquiries about the grant program, phone the Office for Women through Women's Infolink on 1800 177 577. Hours are 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday, excluding public holidays.
Otherwise you can email firstname.lastname@example.org.
All technical queries about SmartyGrants should be directed to the SmartyHelp team on 03 9320 6888. Hours are 9am to 5pm AEDT, Monday to Friday, excluding public holidays. Otherwise you can email email@example.com. The SmartyHelp team aims to answer email queries within 1 business day.
We cannot provide advice on individual applications.