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Qantas Regional Grants 2023

Following a three-year hiatus due to COVID-19, the Qantas Regional Grants program will return in early 2023, providing $10 million in grants over five years for Australian based not-for-profit community groups and projects seeking funding to provide a direct benefit to regional Australia.

About the program

Since 1920 when Qantas was founded in outback Queensland, we’ve been supporting regional communities. Originally launched in 2019, the Qantas Regional Grants program aims to help these communities sustain brighter futures by providing financial, flight and marketing support to charities, organisations, causes, projects and individuals.

The Qantas Regional Grants program complements our broader range of initiatives we provided on an ongoing basis to regional Australia to strengthen regional communities, drive local economic activity, stimulate tourism and support jobs. This includes capping fares from flood affected communities, year-round discounts for residents in regional and remote towns to make air travel more accessible, and the addition of new regional routes since the start of the pandemic.


2023 timings

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Applications open

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Applications close

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April - May

Qantas Regional Grant Panel assess entries

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Who can apply

Entry is open to Australian based individuals, not-for-profit community groups and organisations of any size, who are seeking funding to help enhance the lives of people in  regional communities. 

Charitable organisations must be:

  • ­ registered in Australia, and
  • ­ endorsed as income tax exempt.

How to apply

More information on how to apply will be made available when applications open in February 2023. 

Register your interest

To receive updates on the application process, complete the form below to register your interest. 

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Privacy Policy

By submitting your Personal Information via this form, you acknowledge that Qantas will use your Personal Information to contact you about the Qantas Regional Grants program. For more information on how we handle your Personal Information, refer to our Privacy Policy.

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.
  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.