Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF) Program
The Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF) is a partnership between Gympie Regional Council and the Queensland Government, that supports professional artists and arts practitioners living in regional Queensland. RADF focuses on the development of quality art and arts practice for and with regional communities.
Under the partnership, Council implements a RADF Grants Program which is open to eligible community organisations, businesses and individuals. RADF grant applications are assessed by a panel of Council staff and community representatives. The panel’s recommendations are provided to elected Councillors at their Council Ordinary Meeting for consideration and approval.
RADF GRANT CATEGORIES
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UP TO 75% OF PROJECT COSTS
MAXIMUM $5,000 GRANT
To assist in the development and research of new ideas and projects.
Examples: project proposals, strategic plans, concept plans.
UP TO 60% OF PROJECT COSTS
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UP TO 60% OF PROJECT COSTS
MAXIMUM $8,000 GRANT
For projects and activities which have a broader reach within the community.
Examples: community workshops, events, exhibitions, books, publications
Who can apply for a RADF Grant
Applications can be made by individuals, organisations and businesses.
Applicants must be:
- Be over 18 years of age
- Be based in, or provide direct benefit to, the Gympie Region
- Hold appropriate insurance and demonstrate sound workplace health and safety practices
- Have satisfied all requirements of previous RADF and/or Gympie Regional Council funding
- Have no outstanding debt with Council
When to apply
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Round 1 - 2019/20
1 August 2019
30 August 2019
By 30 October 2019
Projects must be completed by 1 August 2020
Round 2 - 2019/20
1 February 2020
28 February 2020
By 30 April 2020
Projects must be completed by 1 April 2021
Quick Response Grant
...within 10 working days of receipt of application
Projects must start immediately
How to apply for a RADF Grant
- RADF Grant applications must be submitted online via Council’s website. Round 2 2018/19 is now open and closes on 28 February 2019. Click here to apply.
- Applications will be assessed against the specific eligibility and assessment criteria outlined in the RADF Grant Guidelines
- Applicants are encouraged to attend a RADF Grants Information Session which are delivered before each grant round.
- Applicants are required to speak with the RADF Liaison Officer prior to submitting their application.
For enquiries, please contact our RADF Liaison Officer on 1300 307 800 or email email@example.com
Quick Response Grant Applications
Quick Response Grant applications can be submitted any time outside of Standard Grant Rounds while RADF grant funds remain. Quick Response Grants are for Individual Skills Development category only and applicants must demonstrate a genuine need to be considered out of the normal timeframes for assessment.
How to apply for a Quick Response Grant
Please contact Council's RADF Liaison Officer on 1300 307 800 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss your project.
All grant recipients must complete an Outcome Report and acquit grant money within eight weeks of project completion.
A link to the online Outcome Report will be emailed to grant recipients.
Further information and support
For further information and assistance contact Council’s RADF Liaison Officer on 1300 307 800 or via email at email@example.com