The Community Social Enterprise Development Grants Program will provide grants to experienced non-profit community-based organisations to increase the capability and capacity of the social enterprises they operate.
The program aims to assist organisations to grow existing social enterprises and expand skills development and employment opportunities for disadvantaged Queenslanders, including:
- Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people
- Migrants and refugees from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds people with disability
- Young people (aged 15–24 years), including those in and transitioned from out-of-home care
- Women re-entering the workforce
- Veterans, ex-Australian Defence Force (ADF) personnel and their families
- Recently released prisoners.
Applications for funding are now open and will close at 5pm Thursday, 1 July 2021.
You may be eligible for funding of between $5,000 and $20,000 (excluding GST).
- Your organisation must be a Queensland non-profit community-based organisation who has operated a social enterprise for a minimum of 2 years.
- Your organisation must support disadvantaged jobseekers through the social enterprise, which may include assistance delivered under the Skilling Queenslanders for Work (SQW) initiative.
Funding is available for the purchase of:
- production equipment
- digital equipment and systems
- resources and materials
- business support
- website development and upgrades
- marketing strategies.