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Dignity First Fund 2019

This grant round has now closed. Submissions closed at 1:00PM 16 August 2019 (AEST).

Dignity First Fund 2019

Dignity First Fund (DFF) aims to prevent and reduce homelessness and assist people experiencing homelessness to live with dignity.

This funding round is seeking applications for innovative services that address the unmet needs of Queenslanders experiencing homelessness. There is no specified category of funding for applicants to address, however, a funding limit of $150,000 (GST exclusive) per proposal applies. If the value of the proposal exceeds the amount the applicant is seeking, the applicant must demonstrate that they have additional funding support or in-kind contributions from sources other than the DFF funding to support the proposal, or a fully costed proposal that details reasons for the project requiring more than $150,000.


Applications will be accepted from:

  • non-government organisations
  • individuals over 18 years old.

Important dates

Applications are now open for Round 4 of the fund. Applications close 16 August 2019.

Using the application form

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Saving your draft application

You can start your application and come back to it later by saving before you log out. To restart your application, go to ‘My Submission’.

Important: Save as you go through the form and check you have completed every section.

Submitting your application

You will need to complete all compulsory questions before you can submit your application. Make sure you check all the information you’ve entered in your application before you submit it.

Important: If you do not receive a confirmation of submission email, your submission has not been submitted. Call your regional contact (see below) or email and quote your application number for support.


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More information

For all technical queries relating to the online form, please contact the SmartyGrants Helpdesk on 03 9320 6888 (9:00am - 5:00pm AEST, Mon - Fri.)

Email  or call your local regional officer for other queries.

Local regional contacts


Contact officer

Contact phone number

Brisbane region

Janelle Salmon

Christine Shepherd

(07) 3007 4372

(07) 3007 4395

Central Qld/North Coast region

Amanda Mulhall

Kristen Hills

(07) 5432 0641

(07) 4848 7052

Far North/North Qld region

Paul Millard

(07) 4036 5539

South/West region

 Fran Wagner

(07) 3437 6058