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Grants Grants

Council offers a range of grant programmes to support projects, activities and events across the region.  

Our community grants programme offers the following opportunities for groups and, in some instances, individuals, to apply for support to undertake activities that benefit the community of the Fraser Coast Local Government Area.

Following an extensive review of grant programmes, Council is now opening the Fraser Coast Regional Council Community Grants Programme as follows: 

Grant Opens Total pool Grant limit
Community Project
  • Round 1 - 10 October, 2018
  • Round 2 - 4 March, 2019
$80,000 $5,000
Community Events 
  • Round 1 - 10 October, 2018
  • Round 2 - 4 March, 2019
$80,000 $5,000
Community Christmas and New Year’s Events

10 October, 2018

$14,000 $2,000
Australia Day Celebrations 15 October, 2018 $15,000 $1,500
ANZAC Day (RSL's by invitation only) 14 January, 2019 $13,000  
Individual Excellence and Development – Sports persons and STEAM representatives
(Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics)
Open until funds fully expended $15,000 $150 to $350
Entrepreneur and Innovation 2 staged process with an initial Expression of Interest
1 March, 2019
$25,000 By EOI
Community Environment  25 February, 2019 $8,000 $2,000
Sport and Recreation Capital Assistance  

 

  • Applications open 30 January 2019
  • Applications close 8 March 2019 
$500,000 $50,000

 

Grant programs have guidelines specific to each program. Please check each particular grant program guidelines for further details.

Council Grants Programme Process

Available grants Available grants

Community Environment Grants

Not-for-profit community based organisations can apply for up to $2,000 to assist with projects that make a positive and ongoing contribution to the Fraser Coast’s biodiversity, environment and waterways values.
Assistance may be provided as cash or through the provision of in-kind Council services. 

This programme is intended to:

  • Provide community organisations with support to meet identified community needs;
  • Build community skills, capacity and resilience;
  • Develop and maintain community infrastructure;
  • Provide opportunities for community organisations to leverage Council’s assistance to obtain funding from other sources; and
  • Provide opportunities for community organisations to assist Council to deliver on Councils strategic goals and identified key initiatives.

Please read the Guidelines (link below) to ensure both your organisation and your project meet eligibility requirements.

Applications open on Monday 25 February and close on Friday 29 March 2019.

 

Guidelines  

Community Project Grants

Council offers community groups and organisations to apply for funding to assist a one-off community based project or activity that: 

  • Provide community organisations with support to meet identified community needs;
  • Build community skills, capacity and resilience;
  • Develop and maintain community infrastructure;
  • Provide opportunities for community organisations to leverage Council’s assistance to obtain funding from other sources; and
  • Provide opportunities for community organisations to assist Council to deliver on Councils strategic goals and identified key initiatives.

Grants of up to $5,000 per project are available for community groups and organisations to plan and deliver Community based projects between July 2019 and June 2020.

Examples of eligible and in-eligible projects and activities are included in the Program Guidelines.

Grants will not be provided to individuals.

Applications are open for Round 2 of Council’s 2018-19 Community Grants Programme have now closed.

GUIDELINES   

Community Events Grants

Council offers community groups and organisations to apply funding to assist with a one-off community event or activitiy that: 

  • Provide community organisations with support to meet identified community needs;
  • Build community skills, capacity and resilience;
  • Provide opportunities for community organisations to leverage Council’s assistance to obtain funding from other sources; and
  • Provide opportunities for community organisations to assist Council to deliver on Councils strategic goals and identified key initiatives.

Grants of up to $5,000 per project are available for community groups and organisations to plan and deliver events between July 2019 and June 2020.

Events

  • Must align with the criteria described in the Fraser Coast Events Assessment Framework in the Fraser Coast Regional Events Strategy; and,
  • Applicants must make contact with Council’s Events Support Team as part of the application process.

Examples of eligible and ineligible event expenditure in the Prgram Guidelines

Grants will not be provided to individuals.

Applications are open for Round 2 of Council’s 2018-19 Community Grants Programme have now closed.

For assistance or advice on planning your event, contact Council's Event Support Team

To view a copy of the Fraser Coast Regional Events Strategy click here

GUIDELINES 

 

Festive Fraser Coast Event Grants

Council offers community groups and organisations funding to help the community in celebrating the Festive Season.

Applications are now closed.

For assistance or advice on planning your event, contact Council's Event Support Team

To view a copy of the Fraser Coast Regional Events Strategy click here

Guidelines 

Fraser Coast Australia Day Event Grants

Council offers community groups and organisations to apply for funding to assist with celebrating Australia Day 2019.

Sponsorship of up to $1,500 per event is available for community groups and organisations to plan and host an Australia Day community event.

Your proposal for an Australia Day event must be community focused, with a wide audience appeal that celebrates Australia Day.

Applications are invited from interested parties who are legal entities such as incorporated associations, business operators, community groups etc. 

Sponsorship will not be provided to individuals.  

Applications are now closed. 

For assistance or advice on planning your event, contact Council's Event Support Team

To view a copy of the Fraser Coast Regional Events Strategy click here

GUIDELINES 

Fraser Coast Individual Excellence and Development Grants

Council invites interested individuals to make application for the expanded Individual Excellence and Development Grants.  

This Programme provides assistance to individuals in support of their participation at national or international competitions and events.  

Participation must fall in to either Sports or STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics) category activities.

  • Sports applicants must be representing the Fraser Coast in an official national or international championships or competitions that are endorsed by the Australian Sports Commission and must provide a letter of selection.
  • STEAM applicants must be representing the Fraser Coast at a national or international level. Individuals must be selected by a recognised national governing body or equivalent and provide a letter of selection.

Limits apply to events held as follows: 

  • $150 within Queensland
  • $250 interstate
  • $350 international

Applications close when the pool of funds is fully expended.

Guidelines Application form

Mayor's Community Benefit Fund

Objects and Purpose
 
The objects and purpose for which the Fund is established are to:
 
(a) respond to  needs  beneficial to the community; 
 
1. directly or indirectly providing for the relief of poverty, sickness, suffering, distress, misfortune, disability or helplessness to people in the community;
 
2. directly or indirectly providing relief to people in necessitous circumstances; and
 
3. planning for and assisting underprivileged or neglected children and families, people who are unemployed, single parents, people with a disability, the sick, the infirm, the aged and others in need of assistance.
 
(b) Assist community organisations and groups in order to pursue charitable purposes and/or other activities beneficial to the community;
 
(c) emergency support situations, including essential food items, emergency accommodation and/or repairs for life threatening situations; and
 
(d) do anything incidental or helpful to either of the above.
 
Examples that may be funded from the Mayor’s Community Benefit Fund include local Flood Appeals, donations to individuals in necessitous circumstances e.g. House fire victims or large donations to recognised community groups/foundations/hospitals.
 
Eligibility Criteria
 
(a) Applications may be made on a needs basis at any time to the Mayor’s Community Benefit Fund.
(b) Any decisions to allocate funding under the Mayor’s Community Benefit Fund will be considered and approved by a committee, by majority decision, consisting of the Mayor, Deputy Mayor and Chief Executive Officer.
(c) All funds donated are kept in a Council Trust Account.
(d) The maximum donation to any recipient from the Mayor’s Community Benefit Fund is $1,000.
(e) Funding cannot be provided under this Fund for the replacement of items that can be covered by insurance.
(f) Other funding sources are not available or appropriate for the purpose.
 
Donations to the Fund:-
 
Donations to the fund are not tax deductible and can be made by forwarding a cheque to the:-
 
Mayor’s Community Benefit Fund
Fraser Coast Regional Council
PO Box 1943
HERVEY BAY  QLD  4655
 
Or by donating at one of Council’s three Customer Service areas located at:-
 
Hervey Bay - 77 Tavistock Street, Torquay, Qld, 4655
Maryborough - 431-433 Kent Street, Qld, 4650 
Tiaro - Forgan Terrace, Qld, 4650 
 
Reporting: Total Donations received and funds distributed will be reported in the Council’s Annual Report with a confidential detailed report provided to Councillors.

RADF

What is the Regional Arts Development Fund?

The Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF) is a partnership between state and local Government to invest in quality arts and cultural experiences across Queensland based on locally determined priorities.

RADF promotes the role and value of arts, culture and heritage as key drivers to support diversity and inclusivity; grow strong regions; and provide training, education and employment opportunities for Queensland artists and local communities.

For further information on guidelines and funding pools refer to the RADF Guidelines (PDF,2.3MB).

FUNDING
POOL
FUNDS AVAILABLE  OPENING DATE CLOSING DATE PROJECTS HELD
Round One up to $3,000 Monday 17 December 2018 Friday 1 February
2019
Round 1 between 11 March - 11 September 2019
Project must be delivered within 6 months of closing date
Round Two up to $3,000 Saturday 1 June 2019 Thursday 1 August 2019

Round 2 between 16 September 2019 - 16 March 2020
Project must be delivered within 6 months of closing date

How to apply

Step one

All applications will be processed via Fraser Coast Regional Council’s online grant portal. Please complete the RADF application form in full outlining your project and the outcomes you would like to achieve.

Please ensure you have read the RADF Guidelines (PDF,2.3MB) before completing the application form and organise a time to discuss the project proposal with the Arts and Heritage Program Coordinator.

Step two

The RADF Advisory Committee will assess the application and advise the outcome in writing within eight weeks of the round closure. 

RADF Information Sessions

RADF Info Session – Dates and Dollars
Where:    Brolga Theatre, Conference Room, Maryborough QLD 4650
When:     Friday 17 May, 10am to 2pm (+ 2pm to 3pm Culture Clinics)
What:      Project planning and budgets; one-on-one Creative Regions Culture Clinic sessions
Tickets:  $12
Ticket includes workshop fees, morning tea, lunch and refreshments.

Purchase tickets
 
RADF Info Session – Capturing Your Project
Where:    Fraser Coast Cultural Centre, Theatrette, Hervey Bay QLD 4655
When:     Saturday 18 May, 10am to 2pm (+ 2pm to 3pm Culture Clinics)
What:      Delivering grass roots experiences and building your acquittal from the ground up;  one-on-one Creative Regions Culture Clinic sessions
Tickets:   $12
Ticket includes workshop fees, morning tea, lunch and refreshments.

PURCHASE TICKETS
 

RADF Advisory Committee

The RADF program is coordinated by Council’s Arts and Heritage Program Coordinator and supported by the RADF Advisory Committee. The Committee consists of independent community members who provide expert advice and recommendations to council officers on matters relating to the RADF program.

2019 Committee Members
Mr Shawn Wondunna-Foley
Mr Ian Slater
Ms Zanette Kahler
Ms Karee Dahl
Prof Colin Reaney
Ms Sandra Maynes

2017/2018 Project Overview 

 RADF funded the following programs in 2017/18 

  • ZPAC Theatre Drama Devising Workshop $3,000.00
  • Fraser Coast Artslink Song Writing Workshop $1,100.00
  • Glenwood Art Group Drawing Workshop with Brett Jones $1,390.00
  • Shawn Wondunna-Foley Intro to Digital Video Workshop $2,245.00
  • Pamela Marshall Academy of Dance Inc Hip Hop Dance Workshops $2,698.00
  • Susie Lewis Artist in Residence $3,000.00
  • University of the Third Age Hervey Bay Inc Readers & Writers Festival $3,000.00
  • Stuff & Nonsense Theatre Workshops & Performances $3,374.00
  • Kathleen Jennings Illustrators Masterclass & Book Making Workshops $2,300.00
  • Maryborough Printmakers Zine Workshop $1,968.00
  • Maryborough Choral Society Inc The ANCA Big Sing $3,000.00
  • Ian Brown Storytelling $2,925.00

Sport and Recreation Capital Assistance Grants

Fraser Coast Regional Council’s Sport and Recreation Capital Projects Fund offers eligible community organisations the opportunity to apply for one-off funding to develop infrastructure that assists in the growth and engagement of sport or active recreation in the Fraser Coast region.

The purpose of the Sport and Recreation Capital Assistance Fund is to:

  • Assist the long term sustainability of community sport and active recreation groups who play a Vital role in providing avenues for increased participation in physical activity and improving the health and wellbeing of the Fraser Coast Community; and, 
  • Build capacity in the sporting and active recreation community to meet and respond to Council’s goals, as outlined in the Corporate Plan.

Council encourages community organisations to actively share resources and will look favourably on joint club applications or multi-use projects.

Council uses the Australian Sports Directory to confirm whether a sport or recreational pursuit is recognised.  Please check this list before you commence an application.

Applicants must discuss their proposed project with Council’s Sport and Recreation Officer on 4197 4518.

Grants will not be provided to individuals.

Guidelines 

 

Youth Week 2019 Event Grant Program

Queensland Youth Week from 3 - 14 April 2019 is an annual celebration to reflect on young people aged 12 to 25 and the positive contributions they make to Queensland communities. 

The theme for 2019 is ‘unlimited’ – celebrating the boundless energy young people bring to our communities and encouraging them to look to the future and see limitless possibilities.
Fraser Coast Regional Council are offering grant funding to Fraser Coast incorporated, not-for-profit organisations to develop and deliver Youth Week events or activities that:

  • Address the 2019 Youth Week Theme ‘Unlimited’
  • Deliver outcomes or positive benefits for youth across the Fraser Coast region
  • Demonstrate a collaborative cross-community approach

Grants are available between $500 and $3,000.

Eligible organisations can make an application for a one-off grant to support the development and delivery of a 2019 Youth Week events or activities.

 

Guidelines Application form 

Contact us Contact us

For further information please contact Council's Grants Officer on 1300 79 49 29. 

Ensure your group is registered on Council’s grants distribution list to receive information on funding opportunities. Please email grants@frasercoast.qld.gov.au to check or add your group.