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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

Two stage process 

  • Initial expression of interest opens
    14 January, 2019 
  • Full application by invitation 
$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

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 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).

Please note 2017/2018 funding rounds are fully expended and closed. 

2019 funding rounds open in January. 

Expression of interest are sought for RADF committee members. Click here for more information

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.