Bring a community project to life with a Southern Downs Regional Council grant
9 April 2019
not-for-profit have a community project or activity in the works that could use
some funding to bring it to life?
groups wanting to make the Southern Downs a little brighter can apply for
funding through Southern Downs Regional Council’s 2019-2020 Grants to Community
program. Community Grants and Fast Grants are available to local groups seeking
funding for projects or activities.
offers the Competitor’s Fast Grant to individuals competing in championships or
titles at a state, national or international level.
for Communities, Towns and Villages Sheryl Windle said the grants help
residents and not-for-profit groups foster community spirit and enrich the region.
wonderful projects and activities that benefit our entire region and our
communities would never come to fruition without Council’s community grants” Cr
Fast Grant also helps Council reward individuals for their hard work and dedication
to their sport or craft so they can represent the Southern Downs at state,
national and international competitions.
is a unique place with a strong community spirit, and I encourage any
organisation or individual with a passion for a community project to apply for
one of these grants.”
Community Grant is open to not-for-profit groups and is capped at $10,000 per
applicant. Round 1 will open Wednesday, 24 April 2019 and close Wednesday, 22
Grant is open to not-for-profit groups and is capped at $2,000 per applicant.
Groups can apply for the Fast Grant between 1 July 2019 and 19 June 2020.
Competitor’s Fast Grant is available to individuals who have been selected to
participate in championship or title rounds of competitions at the state,
national or international level and is capped at $1,000. Individuals can apply
for the Competitor’s Fast Grant between 1 July 2019 and 19 June 2020.
or activities funded through the Community Grant, Fast Grant and Competitor’s
Fast Grant must occur between 19 July 2019 and 31 July 2020.
updated the grant guidelines for the 2019-2020 Financial Year and encourage residents
or organisations to read the guidelines on the SDRC website before applying.
applicants are encouraged to make an appointment with SDRC’s Community Grants
Officer to discuss how they can improve their applications.
information on the Grants to Community program, please contact Community Grants
Officer Sue Harrold on 1300 MY SDRC (1300 697 372) or head to sdrc.qld.gov.au.