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Strong Community Vision

Council works hard to address issues that affect everyone in the community as well as identifying groups that need specialised support.

Grants & Funding for People with Disabilities

There is a range of funding and grants available for people with disabilities, groups and organisations.


The following government departments provide on-going funding to services, organisations and activities for people with disabilities:


The Gold Coast City Council’s Grants and Research team assists groups to obtain grant funding outside of Council including State and Federal Government departments, corporations and philanthropic trusts and foundations.

Gold Coast City Council also provides some financial assistance for non-profit community groups, including groups supporting people with disabilities, through established and occasional programs and through one-off donations. We respond to applications for support, subject to availability of funding.

The following may provide one off grants to organisations or groups for people with disabilities:

Our Community

Our Community is a national gateway offering resources, support and linkages between the community and the general public, business and government. Apart from a vast array of valuable information, Our Community offers a funding and grants directory as well as resources to support the performance of not-for-profit boards and committees.

Our Community offers an EasyGrants Newsletter and Grants Education Service and is Australia's only consolidated Grants Information Service delivered every month.

Visit to subscribe.

The Australian Directory of Philanthropy

This Directory lists more than 420 trusts, foundations and corporate giving programs and incorporates The Australian Directory of Corporate Community Investment, which lists over 40 Australian corporations which have community investment programs.

Visit to purchase a copy.

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