Grants & Funding HomeLiving HereGrants & Funding 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 the following 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 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 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 Helpful Resources Example Budget Community Projects Program Example Budget Local Events Program Project Action Plan Factsheet Risk Management Factsheet Event Plan Template WDRC Events Toolkit Auspicing Agreement for Smarty-Grants How do I acquit my approved Council funding? Responsive vs Competitive Rounds Factsheet Top Tip: Use a generic email address How do I apply for Council funding?