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Dignity First Fund

The Queensland Government established the Dignity First Fund in 2016. The purpose of the Fund is to seek new and innovative ideas from non-government providers that aim to prevent and reduce homelessness and assist people experiencing homelessness to live with dignity.

To date, there have been two Dignity First funding rounds.

The first $2.5 million funding round closed on 30 September 2016, with 24 applications funded. The second $2.5 million funding round closed on 10 May 2017, with 29 applications funded.

These projects are delivering a wide range of essential services that are making a real difference for people experiencing homelessness in our community.

Applications for a third $2.5 million funding round are now open and close on 17 August 2018.

In this funding round, preference will be given to place-based projects that address unmet need and that respond to targeted priority cohorts, including Aboriginal peoples and Torres Strait Islander peoples, vulnerable families, young people and older people.

Applications that deliver innovative service responses through a collaborative or partnership arrangement are encouraged.

There is no specified category of funding for applicants to address, however a funding limit of $200,000 (GST exclusive) per proposal applies.

Apply now for dignity first funding 

View the 2016 and 2017 Dignity First Funding Round recipients.​​



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