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Discover philanthropic foundations and funds, and the support they offer for arts practice, services, programs and equipment.


Creative Partnerships Australia

Great art is a mixture of skill and sweat. To sustain your output as an artist or arts organisation, you need ongoing funding, support and community engagement—all in addition to the significant effort involved in creating great work.

We provide artists with the resources to succeed, through services and skills for more effective fundraising, networking and community outreach.

With financial support, professional development, coaching and mentoring, revenue raising skills and general capacity building, we bolster the ongoing sustainability of your project, so you can get back to the business of creating inspired work.

Gordon Darling Foundation

The Foundation's charter is to support the visual arts and to promote, through Public Institutions, access to and enjoyment of all areas of the visual arts, to the broadest possible audience.

Each year the Foundation assists Australian Public Institutions to undertake a wide range of visual arts projects in all Australian states and territories and helps to promote Australian arts in the international arena.

The Foundation also instigates initiatives where there is a perceived need for action.

Gambling Community Benefit Fund

Not-for-profit groups operating in Queensland can apply for grants from $500 to $35,000 through the Gambling Community Benefit Fund (GCBF). This fund is Queensland's largest one-off community grants program, distributing approximately $57 million per year.

The fund allocates grants to not-for-profit community groups, to enhance their capacity to provide services, leisure activities and opportunities for Queensland communities.

Payroll Tax Rebate - Film Industry

This rebate encourages the filming and production of films, telemovies and television series in Queensland by providing a rebate on payroll tax where minimum contract expenditure and eligibility criteria are met.

Tim Fairfax Family Foundation

The TFFF exists to support rural, regional and remote communities in Queensland and the Northern Territory to address the particular challenges they face due to their geographic location.

We aim to achieve this by building the capacity of communities to improve their vibrancy, connectedness, resilience and sustainability.
We focus on initiatives that are locally driven; support leadership; encourage diversity; strengthen community and involve collaboration between both private and public sector partners.

We envisage a future where people in rural, regional and remote areas of Queensland and the Northern Territory are afforded a level of opportunity equal to their metropolitan counterparts.