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.
Through the Community Assistance Grants (CAG) program, and the Regional Development Arts Fund (RADF) program, Council provides financial assistance to eligible community organisations and individuals to deliver projects which respond to identified priorities, community needs and opportunities.
Community Assistance Grants (CAG) Program
The Community Assistance Grants program has two rounds of funding each financial year, with emergency grants available throughout the year while grant funds remain.
|Funding round||Applications open||Applications close||Outcome advised||Project delivery timeframe (one year)|
|Round 1||Closed||1 December 2018 to 1 December 2019|
|Round 2||Closed||By 31 May 2019||1 July 2019 to 1 July 2020|
|Emergency Grant||Closed for this financial year|
Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF) Program
When to apply
Project delivery timeframe
2 September 2019
30 September 2019
29 November 2019
Projects must be completed by 1 September 2020
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
Other funding opportunities
- Arts Queensland Funding
- Queensland Council of Social Service (QCOSS)
- Queensland Government Grants Finder
- Sunshine Coast Council Community Grants Program Guidelines
- Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal
Farm Management Grants Queensland
Farm Management Grants are available for Queensland primary producers or their relatives to offset the cost of getting professional advice for success planning.
Up to $2,500 is available for each financial year of the scheme. The grant can rebate up to 50% of the amount paid for professional advice.
Click here for more information, or to apply.
Other grant programs and funding opportunities are regularly listed in our Community Info Share Newsletter.