The Workforce Connect Fund is an initiative designed to increase investment in industry and community-led projects that address attraction, retention and participation issues within the workforce. It aims to drive systemic, industry-wide change in relation to these issues to enhance workforce outcomes for employers, employees and jobseekers.

The Fund is a key action of the Good people. Good jobs: Queensland Workforce Strategy 2022–32, developed to drive Queensland towards a strong and diverse workforce ready to seize today’s jobs and adapt to future opportunities.

Who can apply

For large-scale projects, industry peak bodies and community peak bodies that are registered for GST are eligible for funding under this initiative.

To ensure successful delivery of projects, applicant organisations must partner with other organisations, such as:

For HR support and advice, small businesses that identify an immediate need for new and innovative HR solutions to support their business are eligible to apply for funding.

Read the Workforce Connect Fund funding guidelines.

For further information and to apply, please click here.

If your organisation intends to submit an application, don’t forget to get it in via the online portal before the closing date and time.