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||1 September 2018||14 October 2018||By 30 November 2018||1 December 2018 to 1 December 2019|
|Round 2||1 March 2019||14 April 2019||By 31 May 2019||1 July 2019 to 1 July 2020|
|Emergency Grant||Anytime||Within 10 working days of Council's receipt of application||Projects must start immediately|
Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF) Program
|Funding round||Applications open||Applications close||Outcome advised||Project delivery timeframe|
|Round 2||1 February 2019||28 February 2019||By 30 April 2019||Projects must be completed by 1 April 2020|
|Quick Response Grants||For Individual Skills Development only. Submitted at any time where a genuine need can be demonstrated||Within 10 working days of Council's receipt of application||Projects must start immediately|
Other funding opportunities
Healthy Towns Awards
Healthy Towns aims to support rural and regional towns to run projects that improve local people's health and happiness. Receive up to $5,000 to support and build upon your project.
For further information, go to www.healthytowns.org.au, call (07) 5456 8100 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
- Arts Queensland Funding
- Queensland Council of Social Service (QCOSS)
- Queensland Government Grants Finder
- Sunshine Coast Council Community Grants Program Guidelines
Other grant programs and funding opportunities are regularly listed in our Community Info Share Newsletter.