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Disability Community Events Grants 2019

Submissions are now being accepted. Submissions close at 12:00PM 29 July 2019 (AEST).

Welcome to the  

Disability Community Event Grants 2019  

Online Grant Application Service  

General overview

The Department of Communities, Disability Services and Seniors Disability Community Events Grants make one-off funding available to support events and activities to mark Disability Action Week 2019 or International Day of People with Disability 2019.

In 2019 applications for Disability Community Events Grants are invited for events and activities that help achieve priorities of the Queensland Government’s disability plan, All Abilities Queensland: opportunities for all.

Organisations can apply for one-off grants of up to $5,000.  Successful applicants may receive full or partial grants. Organisations proposing to hold events or activities in more than one region must submit a separate application for each region in which they propose to hold an event or activity.

Who can apply?

Disability Community Events Grants 2019 is open to not-for-profit organisations and groups, including but not limited to:  

  • non-government organisations and community organisations providing support in health, housing, transport, community support etc.
  • schools, training and other education providers
  • sport, recreation, arts and cultural groups, clubs and organisations
  • local government
  • groups of individuals who are incorporated


Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and multicultural organisations are strongly encouraged to apply.


Selection criteria

Your application will be assessed against the following selection criteria.  Please ensure your application addresses all elements within each criteria.

 Applications will be assessed as to their ability to:

  1. demonstrate how the event or activity will foster greater opportunities for people with disability to participate in the economic and social aspects of the community, as outlined in All Abilities Queensland: opportunities for all or
  2. are a celebration of the achievements and aspirations of people with disability in their community.


Conditions of funding

Incorporation and company registration

Evidence of incorporation or corporation is required, except for applications from local government authorities and from Queensland state schools.


Applicants must hold a minimum of $10 million public liability insurance per event (or plan to obtain insurance if their application is successful). Applicants that are Queensland state schools are not required to provide evidence of Queensland Government Insurance Fund (QGIF) public liability insurance cover.

Location of projects

Projects must be located in Queensland and designed to provide benefit to the target group.

Use of funds

Funds granted must be spent on the activities outlined in the application and may not be used to support fund-raising activities. Events must not charge a fee for people with disability and/or their families to attend.

Acknowledgement of assistance

The successful applicant must acknowledge the funding received from the department in making any public statements and in all promotional material.


Events must be accessible to people with disability and their families. 

Service agreement

Successful organisations will be required to:

  • enter into a service agreement or
  • vary an existing service agreement with the department



Successful applicants will be required to provide a photo of their event (consent forms will be required) and brief feedback on how their event went. This information will be placed on Queensland Government websites and may also be used by the department to promote and showcase innovative events and outcomes.



Applications must be received by midday, 12.00 noon, Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) on Monday 29 July 2019.  To ensure your application is received in time, please ensure you begin the process to lodge your application in SmartyGrants as early as possible. Late applications will not be accepted.



Departmental officers will assess applications against the selection criteria and make recommendations regarding funding.


Notifying applicants

Successful and unsuccessful applicants will be advised in writing once the assessment process is completed. Unsuccessful applicants will be given the opportunity to request feedback from the department.


More information and contact

Disability Action Week

 Department of Communities, Disability Services and Seniors (eligibility and programs advice)


IMPORTANT: Please read information below to assist you in completing your application online.


Welcome to the Disability Community Event Grants 2019 online grant application service.

You may begin anywhere in this application form. Please ensure you save as you go.

If you need more help using this form, download the Help Guide for Applicants or check out Applicant Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's)


On every screen (page of the form) you will find a Form Navigation contents box, this links directly to every page of the application. Click the link to jump directly to the page you want.

You can also click 'next page' or 'previous page' on the top or bottom of each page to move forward or backward through the application.


If you wish to leave a partially completed application, press 'save' and log out. When you log back in and click on the 'My Submissions' link at the top of the screen, you will find a list of any applications you have started or submitted. You can reopen your draft application and start where you left off.

You can also download any application, whether draft or completed, as a PDF. Click on the 'Download' button located at the bottom of the last page of the application form.


You will find a Review and Submit button at the bottom of the Navigation Panel. You need to review your application before you can submit it.

Once you have reviewed your application you can submit it by clicking on 'Submit' at the top of the screen or on the navigation panel. You will not be able to submit your application until all the compulsory questions are completed.

Once you have submitted your application, no further editing or uploading of support materials is possible.

When you submit your application, you will receive an automated confirmation email with a copy of your submitted application attached. This will be sent to the email you used to register.

If you do not receive a confirmation of submission email then you should presume that your submission has NOT been submitted.


You may need to upload/submit attachments to support your application. This is very simple, but requires you to have the documents saved on your computer, or on a storage device.

You need to allow enough time for each file to upload before trying to attach another file. Files can be up to 25MB each; however, we do recommend trying to keep files to a maximum of 5MB – the larger the file, the longer the upload time.


A number of people can work on an application using the same log in details as long as only one person is working at a time. Ensure you save as you go.


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