Grants and funding

Council is committed 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 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, and an ongoing quick response application process.

Funding round Applications open Outcome advised  For projects delivered after
Round 1 1-31 August 2017 2 months after closing date 1 November 2017
Round 2 1-31 March 2018 2 months after closing date 1 June 2018
Quick Response Anytime ...within 10 working days of receipt of application ...outcome has been advised

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

 

Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF) Program

Categories Funding Amount Submission of EOI Assessment by Approx notification timeframe
Community Projects Grants Up to 60% of project costs - Max $8,000 grant Open 28 February
30 May
30 October
6 weeks from assessment 
NB: Times may vary according to Council meeting dates
Concept Development Grants Up to 75% of project costs - Max $5,000 grant Open 28 February
30 May
30 October
6 weeks from assessment 
NB: Times may vary according to Council meeting dates
Individual Skills Development Grant Up to 60% of project costs - Max $1,500 No EOI required 28 February
30 May
30 October
6 weeks from assessment 
NB: Times may vary according to Council meeting dates


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.