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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.

Council offers a selection of grant programs with the opening dates to be announced in late July, the Fraser Coast Regional Council Community Grants Programme as follows:

Grant Opens Total pool Grant limit
Community Project

2019-20 Round 1 opens 12 August and closes 8 September 4pm.

Round 2 will open early 2020

$80,000 $5,000
Community Events 

2019-20 Round 1 opens 12 August and closes 8 September 2019.

Round 2 will open early 2020

$80,000 $5,000
Community Environment  2019-20 Subsidy Round opens 12 August 2019. Applications close when the pool is fully expended $8,000 $2,000
Community Christmas and New Year’s Events

There are no grant rounds currently open

$14,000 $2,000
Australia Day Celebrations There are no grant rounds currently open $15,000 $1,500
ANZAC Day (RSL's by invitation only) There are no grant rounds currently open $13,000  
Individual Excellence and Development – Sports persons and STEAM representatives
(Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics)
2019-20 Subsidy Round 1 opens 1 August 2019. Applications will close when the pool is fully expended $15,000 $150 to $350
Entrepreneur and Innovation There are no grant rounds currently open $25,000 By EOI
Sport and Recreation Capital Assistance  

 

There are no grant rounds currently open
$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 Project Grants Round 1

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 1 of Council’s 2019-20 Community Project Grants.

GUIDELINES   APPLY NOW

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 $-,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 one of Council's 2019-20 Community Events Grants.

GUIDELINES APPLY NOW 

 

Community Environment Grants

Council offers community groups and organisations to apply for funding to assist with projects that make a positive and ongoing contribution to the Fraser Coast’s biodiversity, environment and waterways values. 

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.

Grants of up to $2,000 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 Council’s 2019-20 Community Environment Grants. 

 

 

GUIDELINES  Apply now

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  Apply now

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 12 August 2019 9 September 2019  Round 1 between 12 August - 9 September 2019
Project must be delivered within 6 months of closing date
Round Two up to $3,000 Early 2020 Early 2020

Round 2 To be confirmed
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 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

Councillor's Discretionary Fund

At its Special Meeting held on 27 June 2018, Council adopted a Councillor Discretionary Funds Policy (PDF, 336kB) which sets out the purpose and scope for spending discretionary funds.  

The policy allocates $75,000 for each Divisional Councillor. 

See the lists below for the discretionary fund spend in both areas to date (for the 2018/19 financial year).

The Council's Councillor discretionary fund actively supports community purpose initiatives that provide services to the Fraser Coast region.

There are guidelines and eligibility requirements when applying for a Councillor discretionary fund community grant. 

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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 

 

Awards Awards

All Abilities award

The ability awards are held annually during Disability Action Week designed to recognise individuals, groups and organisations who have contributed to improving the life of people with a disability.

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Arts and Cultural person of the month award

Fraser Coast Regional Council in partnership with the Hervey Bay Boat Club and the Fraser Coast Chronicle will award an individual junior and senior Arts and Cultural Person of the month award. 

This award profiles regional Arts and Cultural People who stand up above the rest; whether it’s:

  • Talent;
  • Heart;
  • Determination;
  • Community connection; or,
  • Overcoming a challenge. 

The Arts and Cultural person can be nominated by teachers, tutors, other arts and cultural workers or arts people, community members or by self-nomination.

MONTH OPENS CLOSES
August

13 August 2019

9 September 2019
September 10 September 2019 14 October 2019
October 15 October 2019 11 November 2019
November

12 November 2019

9 December 2019
December 10 December 2019 13 January 2019
January 14 January 2020 10 February 20
February  11 February 2020 9 March 2020
March 10 March 2020 13 April 2020
April 14 April 2020 11 May 2020
May 12 May 2020 8 June 2020
June 9 June 2020 13 July 2020


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Sports person of the month award

Fraser Coast Regional Council in partnership with the Fraser Coast Chronicle and Hervey Bay RSL will award a Sportsperson of the month award. This award profiles athletes who stand up above the rest; whether it’s talent, heart, determination or overcoming a challenge. 

Coaches, teammates, community members or league officials can nominate the sportsperson. We encourage nominations from all the different sports groups within the Fraser Coast region

MONTH OPENS CLOSES
September 1 September 2019 30 September 2019
October 1 October 2019 28 October 2019
November

1 November 2019

25 November 2019
December 1 December 2019 30 December 2019
January 1 January 2020 27 January 2020
February  1 February 2020 24 February 2020
March 1 March 2020 30 March 2020

 

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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.