Grants and funding

Community Development Grants Program

Through the Community Development Grants program, Council provides financial assistance to eligible community organisations to deliver projects which respond to community need, support council’s strategic objectives and enhance the social and community development of the region.

Key dates for 2020/21

Funding Round

Applications Open

Applications Close

Outcome Advised by

Round 1



30 October 2020*

Round 2

5 February 2021

22 March 2020

31 May 2021*

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


Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF) Program

The Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF) is a partnership between Gympie Regional Council and the Queensland Government to support local arts and culture in regional Queensland. Gympie Regional Council’s RADF Grants program focuses on the development of quality arts projects that benefits the Gympie Region and that supports local arts practitioners.

Council’s RADF Grants Program is open to eligible community organisations, businesses and individuals. RADF grant applications are assessed by a panel of Community representatives and Council staff. The recommendations of the Panel are presented to elected members at a Council Ordinary Meeting for consideration and approval.

Key dates for 2020/21

Funding round Applications open Applications close Outcome advised  Project delivery timeframe 
Round One of the 2020 – 2021 RADF Program will support projects with a focus on recovery and resilience for local artists and the community – please refer to the RADF Guidelines for details

Round 1 2020/2021

5 October 2020

2 November 2020

By 29 November 2020

Projects must be completed by 1 August 2021

Round 2 2020/2021

1 March 2021

31 March 2021

By 31 May 2021

Projects must be completed by 1 April 2022

Quick Response Grants

Anytime by invitation

Within 10 working days of Council’s receipt of application

Projects must start immediately

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


COVID-19 Community Grants Program - Closed

This special grants program supported community organisations and sporting clubs experiencing financial hardship due to COVID-19. Grant funding covered eligible expenses to help organisations sustain their operations, maintain or build their volunteer or membership base or support operational changes to meet public health directives.

Click here to find out more about the COVID-19 Community Grants.


COVID-19 E-Commerce Grants for Business - Closed

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 introduced a pilot E-Commerce Grants Program to help fast-track a new distribution channel for the retail sector.

A list of successful applicants can be found here

Click here to find out more about the E-Commerce Grant for Business


Other funding opportunities

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