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

Our grant programs offer 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.

Refer to the available grants section below to apply:

Grant Open Total Pool Grant Limit

Community Grants


Please ensure you check Guidelines for eligible project dates.

Round 1 - CLOSED

Round 2 - CLOSED

Round 3
Opens: 15 April 2024
Closes: 12 May 2024


Round 1 $58,750

Round 2 $58,750

Round 3 $117,500  

Per round

Max 1 grant to $15,000
Max 2 grants to $10,000 each

Remainder of pool available up to $5,000 per grant

Australia Day 2024


Opened: 4 September 2023
Closed: 3pm, 2 October 2023
$7,500 $500 to $2,000

Desktop Computer Donations


Opens: 10 July 2023
Closes: 10 July 2024
Will close early if fully expended.


Individual Excellence and Development Grants - Sport and STEAM Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics

Opens: 10 July 2023
Closes: 30 June 2024
Will close early if fully expended.
$5,000 $150 to

Community Grants - Festive Events


Opened: 28 August 2023
Closed: 3pm, 25 September 2023
$10,000 $500 to $2,000

Community Grants – Small Township Festive Decorations


Opened: 28 August 2023
Closed: 3pm, 25 September 2023
$10,000 $500 to $2,000

Wellbeing and Resilience Grants


Closed: 23 June 2023 $90,000 $20,000 per grant



Opened: 11 October 2023
Closes: 12 August 2024
$50,000 Grant limits vary depending on funding category.

Major Regional Events Sponsorships

1 August - 31 May each year, or until grants funds are expended. To be determined $10,000 upwards
Sport and Recreation Capital Assistance Closed: 5 December 2022 $100,000 Minimum $5,000
Maximum $10,000
(per project)

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

Council Grants Program Process (PDF)

Grants information

  • The Major Regional Events Sponsorship program supports the outcomes expressed in the Fraser Coast Regional Events Strategy 2020 -2024. The strategy aims to position the Fraser Coast as an event-friendly destination through efficient and effective support of a vibrant, balanced calendar of events with a focus on a high return on investment in increased overnight visitation and visitor expenditure which contributes to the local economy.

    Event organisers can apply if they meet the conditions stipulated in the Guidelines.

    Interested applicants are requested to phone the Event Development and Partnerships Coordinator on 1300 79 49 29 or Email to discuss their proposal first.  

    The program opens on 1 August and closes on 31 May each financial year but may close earlier if all funds are expended. The total pool for the 2022/2023 financial year is TBC

    Funding is for requests upwards of $10,000 with no upper limit specified. Applicants, however, should be mindful of the total amount of funding available and request an appropriate amount for the value of their event. Multi-year contracts can also be requested.

    Fraser Coast Regional Events Strategy 2020-2024
    Sponsorship Program Process Flowchart

  • Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF)

    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.

    RADF is a flexible fund, enabling Councils to tailor RADF programs to suit the needs of their community.

    Applications opened 11 October 2023 and close 12 August 2024.

    Apply now  Guidelines

  • At its Ordinary Meeting held on 15 July 2022, Council adopted a Councillor Discretionary Funds Policy which sets out the purpose and scope for spending discretionary funds.

    Funding for 2023-2024

    The following amounts have been allocated for discretionary funds in the 2023/2024 budget:

    • Mayor: $7,733
    • Divisional (per Councillor): $7,733

    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.

    Councillor's Discretionary Fund

  • 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 Development Coordinator on 4197 4518.

    Grants will not be provided to individuals.

    Closed 5 December 2022.

  • Applications closed 23 June 2023.

Successful Applicants


Contact us

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

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

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