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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 22 March 2019.

 

Guidelines  application 

Community Project Grants

Council offers community groups and organisations to apply for funding to assist a one-off community based project and 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.

Applications are now closed. 

 

GUIDELINES   

Community Events Grants

Council offers community groups and organisations to apply funding to assist with a one-off community based project and 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 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 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 

 

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

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 (PDF, 8.5MB 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 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 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.