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Community grants

OUR 2024 COMMUNITY GRANTS ROUND IS NOW OPEN. SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION HERE BY MONDAY 17 JUNE.

Every year, I donate some of my salary to grants for local community organisations. I've donated over $20,000 so far plus thousands of free meals and groceries.

I've helped organisations like Mamre, Bardon Girl Guides, Hendra State School P&C and Open Doors Youth Service. These grants can help top-up existing projects, run new events or kickstart whole new programs!

This year I'm donating another $10,000 to local community groups.

Your organisation can request up to $1,000 from this grants round. 

You can read our full eligibility criteria at stephenbates.com.au/grants_eligibility

Put in your application by Sunday 16 June at stephenbates.com.au/grants24


Every community campaign and volunteer organisation needs money to do the work they do. I can provide small grants to local community organisations to help you get off your feet — and my office can help you identify other grants and write grant applications for larger projects. 

We let local community organisations know whenever we hear about new grants rounds opening or potential funding opportunities.

If you'd like to sign up to be on our grants and community organisations mailing list or if you have any questions, email me at [email protected]

Our local grants

Every year, I donate some of my salary to grants for local community organisations and not-for-profits to help them get projects off the ground. 

I've donated over $20,000 so far to organisations like Mamre, Bardon Girl Guides, Hendra State School P&C and Open Doors Youth Service.

These grants are aimed at helping small, local organisations who might not be eligible for bigger grants have some funds to get their projects off the ground.

I know a little goes a long way and even little things like making sure your tea and coffee station is stocked at your drop-in centre can be a load off. 

You can read our full eligibility criteria at stephenbates.com.au/grants_eligibility

Grants for local community organisations

We help hundreds of community organisations across Brisbane apply for grants and provide letters of support for grants applications.

There are too many grants opportunities to list, but the ones we help with the most are the Gambling Community Benefit Fund and the Lord Mayor’s Charitable Trust, both of which grant significant amounts multiple times every year.

You can also search all government grants on the Commonwealth’s Community Grants Hub or GrantsConnect portal or on the Queensland Government’s Grants Finder