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Grants & Funding

As part of the Western Downs (COVID-19) Recovery Package, Council has extended two grant opportunities to community groups and organisations within the region. Applications for the Community Hardship & Assistance Grant and the Community Infrastructure Grants Program opened on 1 June 2020.

Council is committed to supporting not-for-profit community organisations of the Western Downs to make a positive and ongoing contribution to the communities in which they operate. Each of the funding programs has specific outcomes, priorities and guidelines which are outlined in the Community Grants Guidelines.

Before starting your application please read Council’s Community Grants Policy and Community Grants Guidelines to confirm your eligibility.

Council provides support to not-for-profit community organisations for projects, activities and events through a variety of grant programs.

Grant Programs:

When can I apply?

Applications can be submitted all year round. Assessments occur as follows:

COMPETITIVE ROUNDS ($2,000 and over)

GRANT TYPE AMOUNT OPENING/CLOSING DATES FOR PROJECTS/EVENTS COMMENCING
Local Events Program $2,000 – $10,000 Grant applications close on the first Tuesday of September, February and May

Please note, due to restrictions on gatherings and social events by the Federal and State Governments in response to the Covid-19 pandemic, we are not accepting applications for the Local Events Program Grant and Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF) Program at this time.

For projects/events commencing after mid-November, April and July respectively
Community Projects Program
Community Activation Program
Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF) Program* Over $2,000

*The Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF) promotes the role and value of arts, culture and heritage as key drivers of diverse and inclusive communities and strong regions. RADF invests in local arts and cultural priorities, as determined by local communities, across Queensland.

RESPONSIVE ROUNDS ($2,000 and over)

GRANT TYPE AMOUNT OPENING/CLOSING DATES FOR PROJECTS/EVENTS COMMENCING
Local Events Program Up to $2,000 Applications can be submitted at any time, however will be assessed on a monthly basis.

Please note, due to restrictions on gatherings and social events by the Federal and State Governments in response to the Covid-19 pandemic, we are not accepting applications for the Local Events Program Grant and Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF) Program at this time.

Applications must be submitted at least 6-8 weeks prior to commencement
Community Projects Program
Community Activation Program
Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF) Program
Reimbursement Program Up to $1,000 per annum
In Kind Assistance Program Up to $2,000 in value per annum
Individual Excellence Program $300 – $1,000

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