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Qantas Regional Grants 2023

The Qantas Regional Grants program is back, offering $10 million in support over five years to Australian-based communities and projects that are looking to benefit our country's regional areas. 

About the program

Since 1920 when Qantas was founded in outback Queensland, we’ve looked to strengthen Australia’s regional communities, drive local economic activity, and support jobs.

In 2019, we launched the Qantas Regional Grants program to help these communities sustain brighter futures by providing financial, flight and marketing support to charities, organisations, causes, projects and individuals over a five-year period.  


Applications have now closed for 2023.

2023 timings

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21 February 2023

Applications open

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10 May 2023

Applications close

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May - June

Qantas Regional Grant Panel assess entries

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Successful applicants announced

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Grant inclusions

The Qantas Regional Grants program will offer recipients a combination of:

Cash Grant

Cash grants

Flights in kind

Flights in kind

Marketing Support

Marketing support

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When submitting an application, applicants must nominate the value of each grant component required for their work and clearly outline how it would be used to further their regional cause.

Judging criteria

The Qantas Regional Grants judging panel will determine the successful applicants each year. Judges will examine all eligible entries and select applicants that they determine best meet the below criteria.

  1. The extent to which the applicant directly services a regional community need and demonstrates a measurable socioeconomic impact.
  2. The extent to which the applicant can maximise local community benefits in regional Australia with the Qantas Regional Grants Program funding.
  3. The extent to which the project or activity will celebrate and highlight the work of the applicant and help boost the profile and strength of the applicant for the future; and
  4. The ability of the applicant to demonstrate innovation in their project strategy, goals and mission, and how these align to improving their service offering and increasing regional impact.