Grants

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

Our community grants program 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.

Refer to the available grants section below to apply:

Grant Open Total Pool Grant Limit

Sport and Recreation Equipment Grants

CLOSED

$250,000 (yearly accross all rounds) $200-$500 per grant

Community Environment


CLOSED
 

$10,000

$2,000

Individual Excellence and Development –
Sports persons and STEAM representatives
(Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics)


Guidelines
 

Opens: 12 October 2021
Closes: 30 June 2022  

$7,500

$150 to
$350

RADF

Guidelines
 

Opens: 1 October 2021
Closes: 1 August 2022
 
Grant limits vary
depending on
funding category

Monthly Community Grant

CLOSED

$690,745

$500-$10,000


Community Festive - 
Christmas and New Year's Eve


CLOSED


$12,500

$2,000


Small Township Festive Decorations


CLOSED

$20,000

$2,000


Australia Day Celebrations -
Community Grants


CLOSED

$10,000

$2,000


Sport and Recreation Capital Assistance
 


CLOSED

$250,000

$50,000

ANZAC Day
(RSL's by invitation only)
 

There are no grant
rounds open

$10,000

$1,000 to
$3,000


Fraser Coast Heritage and
Character Incentive Scheme


2021/2022 Round
CLOSED

$75,000

$10,000

School Innovation and Entrepreneur Grants
(School's by Invitation only)


Open: 15 February 2022
Closes: 31 May 2022 at 3pm

$10,000

$1,000

 

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

  • There are currently no grants available.

    Available to RSL's by invitation only.

    Grant pool $10,000

  • Council offers community groups and organisations the chance 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. Examples of eligible and in-eligible projects and activities are included in the Program Guidelines.

    Grants will not be provided to individuals.

    Applications open 16 August 2021 and close 27 May 2022 (or when all funds are expended, whichever comes first).

    Guidelines      Apply now

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

    Grants of up to $2,000 per grant.

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

    All events must be in-line with the Fraser Coast Regional Events Strategy, (PDF).

    Applications CLOSED

  • Council offers community groups and organisations to apply for funding to assist with celebrating Australia Day 2022.

    Sponsorship is available for community groups and organisations to plan and host an event that provides an opportunity to come together to celebrate the diversity of our community on Wednesday 26 January 2022.

    The maximum grant for one event is up to $2,000.

    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 CLOSED

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

  • Council invites interested individuals to make an 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 open 12 October 2021 and close 30 June 2022.

    Guidelines   Apply now

  • 2021/2022 GRANTS - CLOSED

    The Fraser Coast Heritage and Character Incentive Scheme encourages building owners to preserve and enhance the region’s heritage and character.

    This incentive scheme involves grants of up to $10,000 to conserve and enhance the heritage value and character of streetscapes across the region.

    Building owners will be able to apply for $1 from Council for every $1 they spend on a project, up to a maximum of $10,000. The scheme will cover works such as conservation or restoration projects, painting, urgent remedial works, reversing unsympathetic alterations and preparing conservation management plans to support development applications.

    Applications CLOSED

  • Council invites community groups and organisations to apply for funding that provides measurable social, community or economic benefits to the Fraser Coast communities.  The Monthly Community Grant program (previously known as the Rapid Response) will consist of 10 monthly rounds from July to May 2022 each round closing on the 25th of the Month (no rounds to be held during the month of December 2021 and June 2022) and is designed to provide a timely response to the needs of Community Organisations:

    • 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
    • Provide opportunities for community organisations to assist Council to deliver on Councils strategic goals and identified key initiatives


    This program is limited by the budget allocated by Fraser Coast Regional Council in the 2021/22 budget.

    Projects will continue to be assessed against program eligibility criteria until all program funds have been exhausted.

    Once program funds are exhausted, there will be no further project consideration in the current (2021/22) financial year.

    Funding for projects in future years will be dependent on program allocations made by Fraser Coast Regional Council in future budgets.

    Funding amounts from $500 to $10,000 are available with a maximum of 2 application per Organisation funded per financial year with a maximum of $10,000 funding per Organisation per financial year.

    Examples of eligible and ineligible projects and activities are included in the guidelines.

    Grants will not be provided to individuals.”

    *Note - Projects will continue to be assessed against program eligibility criteria until all program funds have been exhausted.

    Once program funds are exhausted, there will be no further project consideration in the current (2021/22) financial year.

  • 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.

    To find out more click on the links below:

    RADF Information  Apply now  Guidelines

  • 2021-22 RADF Advisory Committee members:

    • Mr Matthew Richers
    • Ms Kym Latter
    • Mr Andre Carpenter
    • Mr David Coleman
    • Mr Robert Mackay
    • Dr Katie Burke
    • Cr Phil Truscott
    • Cr James Hansen
    • Cr David Lewis (proxy)
  • 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 2022-2023

    The following amounts have been allocated for discretionary funds in the 2022/2023 budget:

    • Mayor: $7,331
    • Divisional (per Councillor): $7,331

    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 Discrentionary Fund

  • The Fraser Coast Council Innovation and Entrepreneur program will provide up to a total of $1,000 to assist Local High Schools to run and develop entrepreneurial skills in students. 

    This is grant is by invitation only.

    The program is intended to provide students the opportunity to develop entrepreneurial skills and encourage students to innovate. 

    Assistance is provided such as a cash contribution. The maximum grant available per school is $1,000 from the total grant pool of $10,000.

    Applications must be for activities that develop or expose students to business practices, business experiences or engagement with business owners and operators. 

  • Council invites community groups and organisations to apply for a one-off grant to help provide small townships and their community organisations with the support and opportunity to decorate their main street and/or public space to celebrate the festive season. This grant aims to:

    • Build community skills, capacity and resilience; 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 township are available for community groups and organisations to purchase and install festive decorations such as lighting, Christmas trees, feature decorations, signage and banners in outdoor locations.

    Eligible organisations must be based within the Fraser Coast local government area in a township/population centre with less than 10,000 people (including Bauple, Boonooroo, Brooweena, Burrum Heads, Glenwood, Gundiah, Howard, Maaroom, Poona, River Heads, Teebar, Tiaro, Toogoom, Torbanlea, Tuan).

    Examples of eligible and ineligible event expenditure is available in the Program Guidelines.

    Grants will not be provided to individuals.

    Applications CLOSED

  • 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.

    Applications CLOSED

  • The purpose of the Sport And Recreation Equipment 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.  https://www.sportaus.gov.au/australian_sports_directory

    Grants will not be provided to individuals.

    Funding available

    The maximum funding provided will be based on the available funds allocated by Council in any budget year.  The total funding pool for the 2021/2022 budget year is $250,000. There is $19,453 available for Round 2

    In Round 2 of the 2021/2022 year, grant funds of up to $500 for sport and recreational equipment will be considered. 
    The round will automatically close once the funds have been fully expended and no further applications will be accepted.

     

Resources

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 grants@frasercoast.qld.gov.au to check or add your group.