New grants hub: It’s never been easier to find grants!

12 Apr 2022 |
12 April 2022

With more than $70 billion across 1200 grants available nationally to fund project and business ventures, it’s never been easier to navigate the grants journey. Southern Downs Regional Council has proudly partnered with GrantGuru to assist local businesses, community groups, not-for-profit organisations and individuals monitor available grants from both Council and other tiers of government through the Southern Downs Grants Hub.

IMAGE - Southern Downs Grants Hub

Funded through the Australian and Queensland’s Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements, the hub is a free customised online portal designed to help local users easily find and track available grant opportunities in one convenient location.
Southern Downs Councillor Marco Gliori said grants played a pivotal role in bringing projects to life that foster community spirit and enrich the liveability of our region.

“Grants make great things happen and help to build thriving communities, however finding the right grant and applying can sometimes seem complex and time consuming,” Councillor Gliori said.

“The new portal is a game changer for a regional community like ours and will prove an invaluable tool as it gives a one-stop overview of the grants available from all levels of government.

“The Southern Downs Grants Hub will empower local businesses, community groups, sporting clubs and not-for-profit organisations to easily find and successfully apply for grants to turn ideas into reality, without wasting time and effort.

“Grants open, close and are updated regularly and the new free hub takes the guess work out of the application equation and simplifies the journey so you never miss a grant opportunity again – once you’re registered and have logged your requirements, the portal will email you when new grants become available or changes are made to existing grants.

“Our region is brimming with community spirit and I encourage any organisation or individual to register for this free tool.”

Registration also includes:

  • Favourites: save grants to a shortlist
  • Prioritise: assign a priority to a grant
  • Diarise: keep track of opening and closing dates
  • Track: organise by application stage
  • Videos: how to be strategic and write compelling grant applications
  • Top tips: writing tips for success
  • Grants explained
  • Stay informed when your favourites are up loaded
  • Never miss a grant opportunity again


The Southern Downs Grants Hub is proudly funded by the Australian and Queensland Governments through the Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements (DRFA).


Last edited date 12 Apr 2022