Grant Opportunities

The Our Place project is all about facilitating pathways for community projects/initiatives to grow.
Below are some grant streams that may help you on your journey.

Multicultural Australia

In 1997 a group of concerned Queenslanders met in an unassuming Brisbane backyard, in the shadow of an Australian icon, the hill hoist, to discuss the future of Queensland’s multicultural sector.

Dreaming together of a Queensland where everyone felt welcome and included, they committed to start a new organisation to support new Queenslanders.  The Multicultural Development Association began, to deliver essential migrant services, advocate for multiculturalism and build a strong future for all Queenslanders.

Multicultural Australia provides welcome and support to more than 5000 newly arrived Queenslanders every year, including refugees, migrants, international students and people seeking asylum. We are dedicated to building a welcoming Queensland where all new Queenslander's have the opportunity to fully contribute to and participate in a multicultural society...

In 2020 Multicultural Australia delivered grant writing workshops and one on one support to local community groups in Cairns West.

For more information on how to access this support contact the Our Place project. We hope to see more workshops in the future.

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Cairns City Council Grants

Cairns City Council have many grant opportunities. List of grants:

Community Grants

Arts & Cultural 

Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF): 

Promotes professional development and employment of artists in regional Queensland

Arts & Cultural Assistance: Venue Hire & resources only

Arts & Cultural Infrastructure: The Arts and Cultural Infrastructure Grant aims to provide financial assistance to arts and cultural organisations that wish to pursue building or material enhancements to their premises.

Councillors Discretionary Fund: 

Community Events, Activities and Projects Grants:

Sports & Recreation:

Community Sustainability: Not-for-profit groups can apply for up to $5000 for projects that deliver renewable energy, waste reduction, low carbon travel, sustainable food production, biodiversity improvements or community education.

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Regional Development Australia Tropical North

Regional Development Australia (RDA) is a national network of 52 Committees made up of local leaders who work with all levels of government, business and community groups to support the economic development of their regions. RDA supports projects and policies that strengthen human capital, improve productivity, invest in infrastructure, increase access to markets, build our regional comparative advantage and business competitiveness, increase economic activity and create new jobs and social prosperity.

RDA Tropical North collates information on upcoming grants from government, corporate, philanthropic and private sectors.

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