AusIndustry Grants

AusIndustry Grants


Council is committed to supporting local and regional initiatives that provide opportunities for economic growth and job creation for all Australians. 

Below you will find a list of current grants open to Central Queensland. For more information, please visit

Sponsorship Grants for Student Science Engagement and International Competitions

This grant provides a total of $1.6 million each year to organisations, such as schools and community groups, to sponsor a student or group of students under the age of 18 to participate in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) events, activities and competitions.

The grant opportunity is to support Australian students to develop STEM skills, to increase the number of students participating in STEM competitions and events and increase the number of students participating in STEM education and going on to a career in STEM. Grants of between $1,500 and $15,000 are available to eligible organisations to sponsor Australian students.

The maximum grant amount is $2,000 per student for activities occurring in Australia and $5,000 per student for activities occurring in New Zealand.

Guidelines and key documents are available on Applications open on 25 October 2021 and can be submitted until the available funding for this grant opportunity is fully allocated, or by 5pm AEDT on 25 January 2022, whichever occurs earlier. As the program may close early, we strongly encourage applicants to submit their applications as soon as possible to avoid missing out.