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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
25 February 2019
$25,000 By EOI
Community Environment  25 February, 2019 $8,000 By EOI
Sport and Recreation Capital Assistance  – two stage application process 2 staged process with an initial Expression of Interest
1 November 2018
$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

 

Information sessions 

Four information sessions were held throughout the region on 15,16,17 and 18 October. 

FIND OUT MORE ABOUT THE SESSIONS HERE

Topics covered at these sessions included:

  • Introduction of the new Community Grants Program
  • Introduction of the new online platform
  • How to access the new portal via Council’s website
  • A helping hand for accessing and navigating the new online platform
  • Support with the development of your projects and initiatives
  • Question time

 

 

Available grants Available grants

Community Project Grants

Council invites interested community groups and organisations to make application for one-off community based projects and activities 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 projects that can occur between December 2018 and April 2019.

Grants will not be provided to individuals.

Applications close on 26 October, 2018.

 

Guidelines   Application form 

Community Events Grants

Council invites interested community groups and organisations to make application for one-off community based projects and activities 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 projects that can occur between December 2018 and June 2019.

Events must align with the criteria described in the Fraser Coast Events Assessment Framework and event applicants must make contact with Council’s Events Support Team as part of the application process.

Grants will not be provided to individuals.

Applications close on 26 October, 2018.

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 Application form   

 

Festive Fraser Coast Event Grants

Council invites interested community groups and organisations to help the community in celebrating the 2018 Festive Season.

Sponsorship of up to $2,000 per event is available for community groups and organisations to plan and host a Christmas or New Year’s Eve community event between 17 November 2018 and 1 January 2019.

Your proposal for a Festive Fraser Coast event must be community focused, with a wide audience appeal that celebrates Christmas or New Year’s Eve.

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 close on 26 October, 2018.

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 Application form 

Fraser Coast Australia Day Event Grants

Council invites interested community groups and organisations to get involved in 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 close on 2 November, 2018.

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

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
  • $250 international

Applications close when the pool of funds is fully expended.

Guidelines

RADF

What is the Regional Arts Development Fund?

The Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF) is a partnership between state and local Government which invests 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).

How to apply

Step one

Tell us your idea by completing the full RADF application form (PDF, 8.5MB that outlines what you would like to achieve and submit to enquiry@frasercoast.qld.gov.au

Forms are also available at Gatakers Artspace or the Hervey Bay Regional Gallery. 

Prior to filling out the application form, please ensure you have read the RADF Guidelines (PDF,2.3MB).

Step two

Your idea will be assessed under the RADF priorities. If the idea meets the RADF criteria, you will be asked to attend an interview.

Step three

You will receive written notification informing you of the outcome of your application.

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.