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MHFA Small Grants Program Queensland 2022

Closing Date: 5pm Tuesday 21 June 2022 


This grantprogram is gifting the proceeds from the inaugural Mental Health Foundation Australia’s 2021 Gala Dinner Qld back to the Queensland community for youth-oriented mental health support or services. 

MHFA aims to help reduce the rising rates of mental illness and suicide across the State and to further educate the youth in our community on preventative measures and professional areas of support. 


Organisations must have an ABN (or be under the auspicesof an organisation with an ABN), have your principal place of business in Queensland, hold Public Liability Insurance of $20 million, and commit to undertake the funded activity in Queensland.  


  • The grant will be competitively assessed, and not all applications can be funded. 
  • Multiple organisations are not permitted to apply for grant funding for the same activity.  
  • Only one application per organisation is allowed. 
  • Organisations can apply for a $500 or $1000 grant (with a maximum of $5000 for the entire grants program. MHFA acknowledge that this amount may not cover the full cost of your activity, and instead may help offset costs. 
  • Recipients of grants are responsible for compliance with all grant conditions. 
  • Funding entity: Mental Health Foundation Australia ABN 81 006 003 363 


The activity (event or project) will be designed to facilitate better mental health for Queensland youth. 

Applications will be assessed for their potential to help achieve MHFA’s vision under its 6 pillars – To continuously advocate for better mental health, raise awareness, spread mental health education, increase mental health resilience, provide ongoing mental health support, and conduct mental health research. 

Preference may be given to activities taking place in October (National Mental Health Month). 

Preference may be given to activities supporting the needs of youth vulnerable to greater risk, including LGBTIQA+ youth and/or youth from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. 

Grant funding may NOT be applied to your organisation’s general business operating costs, your staff costs, asset purchases, travel, rent/hire of facilities under the control of your organisation or related parties, advertising, decorations, re-usable table settings, fundraising, gifts, or prizes. 

The main reason for the activity must not be to fundraise for or promote the applicant organisation. 

All successful applicants must acknowledge that they received funding from the Mental HealthFoundation Australia’s Small Grants Program Queenslandon printed and digital marketing materials for the funded activity. This includes utilising a logo supplied by MHFA. 

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