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Grants to Community



    Everything an applicant needs to know about Council's Grants to Community can be found in the following Community Grant and Fast Grant Guidelines.  Council encourages all applicants to read the Guidelines prior to completing their application form online. 

    2018/19 Community Grant Guidelines (not-for-profit organisations only)

    2018/19 Fast Grant Guidelines (not-for-profit organisations and individuals)


    Funding Rounds - 2018/2019

    The confirmed funding rounds for 2018/2019 are as follows:

    Community Grant - 2018/2019   

       2018-2019           Opens      Closes       For projects taking place between 
    Round One   25 July 2018     22 August 2018    1 August 2018 and 30 June 2019
    Round Two     26 December 2018        23 January 2019    1 March 2019 and 31 July 2019

    Fast Grant - 2018/2019

    Open:          2 July 2018 until 14 June 2019 

    For projects taking place between:   2 July 2018 and 31 July 2019


    To be Confirmed: The proposed funding rounds for 2019/2020 are:

    Community Grant - 2019/2020         

       2019-2020           Opens      Closes       For projects taking place between 
    Round One 24 April 2019 22 May 2019 19 July 2019 and 31 July 2020
    Round Two   25 September 2019    23 October 2019  1 January 2020 and 31 July 2020

    Fast Grant - 2019/2020

    Open:          1 July 2019 until 19 June 2020 
    For projects taking place between: 19 July 2019 and 31 July 2020



    RADF is a partnership between State and Local Governments which invests in quality arts and cultural experiences across Queensland based on locally determined priorities.  RADF promotes the role and value of arts, culture and heritage as key drivers to: support diversity and inclusivity; grow strong regions and provide training, education and employment opportunities for Queensland artists and local communities.  Everything an applicant needs to know about RADF can be found in the Guidelines.  Council encourages all applicants to read the Guidelines prior to completing their application form online.


    RADF Guidelines - 2018/2019

    RADF Funding Rounds - 2018/2019

    2018 - 2019 Opens  Closes  Projects must not commence before: 
      Round One       10 November 2018       2 December 2018      28 January 2019 
      Round Two      4 March 2019      29 March 2019      31 May 2019 


    Grant Application Forms

    Applications for Grants to Community and RADF are made online via SmartyGrants and will be available for completion in accordance with the dates each Round opens and closes as noted above.  Click on the grant name below that you are applying for which will re-direct you to SmartyGrants, where you complete the on-line application form.  A SmartyGrants Help Guide for Applicants is accessible online at:  SmartyGrants - Help Guide for Applicants and the SmartyGrants Frequently Asked Questions may also be of assistance SmartyGrants - Applicant FAQ's.  Applicants may telephone SmartyGrants - Monday to Friday between 9am and 5pm AEST on (03) 9320 6888 or via email to  Applicants may also contact Council - Monday to Friday between 8am and 5pm on 1300 697 372 (1300 MY SDRC) or via email to

    Other Forms

    • Successful Grants to Community and RADF recipients are welcome to Book & Borrow a Council Banner to use for their projects.  This provides another avenue for the purposes of acknowledging Council's contribution to your project to be included in your Grants to Community Acquittal Form or RADF Project Outcome Report.  Click on the link below, complete the form and submit it to Council.  Please allow a minimum of five (5) working days before collection.
      Book & Borrow a Council Banner (PDF 352.8KB)

    • Requests for a Letter of Support from Council, to accompany a grant funding application external to Council, needs to be made by completing the form below and returning it to Council.  Please allow five (5) working days for completion. 
      Request for Letter of Support Form (PDF 327.2KB)


    The following resources may be of assistance when completing a Grants to Community or RADF application form.

    Grants to Community

    Regional Arts Development Fund ("RADF")


    Council no longer provides Sponsorship.  Any financial assistance from Council needs to be requested through a Grants to Community grant application - when a round is open.




    • Australian Council for the Arts
      • Search for funding programs offered by the Australia Council for the Arts which is the Australian Government's Arts Funding and Advisory Body
    • Community Grant Guru
      • A free searchable listing of nation wide grants and funding programs for community based and not-for-profit organisations.
    • Funding Centre
      • The Funding Centre provides information on grants and fundraising in Australia.  Access to a live grants database and other resources is on a subscription basis.

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