Building resilient regional and remote Queensland communities.

Community Grant Program

The community grant program has been established to encourage community-led initiatives to improve liveability, health and education in communities throughout regional and remote Queensland.


The objectives of the community grant program are:

  • #1 Contributions

    To make meaningful and positive contributions to support the development of vibrant, liveable and sustainable regional and remote communities.

  • #2 Partnerships

    To foster productive partnerships between QCoal Foundation and local communities and organisations that facilitate long-term, sustainable solutions to community identified needs.

  • #3 Transparency

    To provide a simple and transparent process for the application and receipt of project funding that benefits regional and remote communities.

Priority Areas

QCoal Foundation prioritises community grant 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.

All applications must demonstrate how their project is aligned with one or more of these priority areas.

Available Grants

  • Community Spirit Grants

    • For grants of up to $2,000
    • Awarded 3 times per year (February, May, September). Applications close on 15 January, 30 April and 31 August.
    • Short term or one-off projects that reflect the spirit and aspirations of the community.
  • Community Growth Grant

    • For grants of up to $15,000
    • Awarded annually (February). Applications close on 15 January.
    • Larger-scale, medium to long term projects of an ongoing nature or larger scale community infrastructure.


We give preference to applications from not-for-profit organisations with Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) status. In some cases we may refer applications from other community groups to our donor partners who may be able to assist.  We are unable to provide grants to individuals.

Please review the Applicant Guidelines for detailed information on the QCoal Foundation community grant program, including eligibility requirements.