Grants and funding

Council is committed to partnering with the community to support initiatives that help make our region the natural choice to live, work, and play.   

Council provides financial assistance to eligible community organisations, businesses and individuals to deliver projects which respond to identified priorities, community needs and opportunities.

 

COVID-19 E-Commerce Grants for Business

The COVID-19 crisis has escalated the need for businesses to adapt from the traditional shopfront retail model to a model that includes e-commerce, in order to survive in the short term and thrive in the long term. To assist local retailers with this transition, Council has introduced a pilot E-Commerce Grants Program to help fast-track a new distribution channel for the retail sector.

This grant is open to eligible retail businesses operating in the Gympie region.

 

Key Dates

The E-Commerce Grants are available now. Applications close on 30 May 2020, however, approvals will be progressively rolled out as businesses apply. The grant program may close early should all funding be allocated ahead of 30 May 2020.

Click here to find out more or apply for a E-Commerce Grant for Business

 

Community Assistance Grants (CAG) Program

COVID-19 impact on Community Assistance Grants

Existing grants: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and associated health directions, Council understands that some funded projects may need to be postponed or varied.  

Please contact the Community Partnerships Team on phone 1300 307 800 or email grantsadmin@gympie.qld.gov.au to make arrangements for project variations, extensions or cancellations.

Round 2 2019/20

A total of $92,536 of funding will be released prior to the 30 June 2020 to support projects in the categories of Community Capacity Building, Facilities Capital Works and Equipment. A further $18,847 will be release in the following financial year to support Community Events that are able to proceed after the easing of COVID-19 restrictions.

A list of successful applicants can be found here.

Further Information: If your organisation wishes to discuss grant funding arrangements please contact Community Partnerships Team on phone 1300 307 800 grantsadmin@gympie.qld.gov.au.

 

Key Dates for 2019/20

Funding round

Applications open

Applications close

Outcome advised 

Project delivery timeframe (one year)

Round 1

CLOSED

CLOSED

by 24 October 2019

1 January 2020 to 31 December 2020

Round 2

CLOSED

CLOSED

by 30 April 2020 (subject to Council meeting dates following local government election)

1 July 2020 to 30 June 2021

Click here to find out more or apply for a Community Assistance Grant

 

Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF) Program

When to apply

Funding round

Applications open

Applications close

Outcome advised 

Project delivery timeframe

Round 1

2 September 2019

30 September 2019

29 November 2019

Projects must be completed by 1 September 2020

Round 2

2 March 2020

20 March 2020

29 May 2020

Projects must be completed by 1 March 2021

Quick Response Grants

Quick response grants are currently unavailable

 

Projects must start immediately

Click here to find out more or apply for a Regional Arts Development Fund Grant

 

Other funding opportunities

Other grant programs and funding opportunities are regularly listed in our Community Info Share Newsletter.