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Community Assistance Grants
The Whitsunday Regional Council is pleased to be able to provide financial assistance to community groups as part of the Community Assistance Grants Policy. The focus of the policy is to recognise the important role volunteer based organisations have in the region and how Council can best support their endeavours.

There are three grant types available:
  • Sport & Recreation Clubs Grant – this is available to sport & recreation clubs with funding based on participation levels. 
  • Facility Management Grant – this is available to organisations that manage multi use sports facilities. Conditions apply.
  • Special Projects Grant – this is available to all incorporated community groups. The grants are offered in rounds during the financial year with applications up to $20,000 being considered. The rounds for 2016/17 are:
               Round 1 – Applications open:  22 July 2016
                                  Applications close: 14 October 2016
                  Round 2 – Applications open:  21 October 2016
                                  Applications close: 17 February 2017

  Further information regarding the different grants can be found by clicking on the quick links to the right or by contacting Council's Community Development unit on (07) 4945 0200 or email
Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF)
The Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF) is a partnership between the Queensland Government and Queensland local councils. 
The Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF) is a partnership between Whitsunday Regional Council and the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland, which invests in quality arts and cultural experiences across Queensland based on locally determined priorities.

RADF 2016-17 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.

From 2015, Councils have delivered locally tailored RADF programs based on the identified priorities, opportunities and capacities of their local communities. This means that RADF may look different place to place as to best respond to the ways of working and aspirations of local communities.

RADF objectives are to:

1. Support local artists and arts and cultural activity to deliver value for local communities

2. Provide opportunities for local communities to participate in arts and cultural activities

3. Invest in locally-determined priorities delivered through arts and cultural activity

4. Contribute towards current government priorities

RADF 2016-17 Key Performance Outcomes (KPOs)

All projects and activities receiving RADF funding are required to report on their contribution towards RADF 2016-17 Key Performance Outcomes (KPOs):

RADF invests in a diversity of local arts and cultural projects
RADF engages local communities in arts and cultural activities
RADF supports local employment and strengthening of local arts sector

RADF supports quality arts and cultural initiatives based on local priorities
Local communities value RADF

RADF supports engagement with new and diverse artists, audiences and communities
RADF contributes to diversity and inclusive communities; growing strong regions; and providing training, education and employment

RADF builds strong partnerships between arts and non-arts sectors
RADF leverages additional investment
RADF investment is used effectively and appropriately

Funding Rounds

There will be four rounds per year – February, May, August and November

Applications will be due by 4pm:

• February round due by Monday 13th
• May round due by Monday 15th
• August round due by Monday 14th
• November round due by Monday 13th

Any applications received after the closure of the funding round is unable to be considered until the next funding round.

Guidelines and Application Form 
RADF Application
RADF Guidelines
Fact Sheet – How to complete a RADF Budget 
Eligibility Checklist 
2016-17 Project Outcome Report (Public Projects)
2016-17 Project Outcome Report (Professional/Career Development)
RADF Grant FAQs 
Useful Links 
Arts Queensland website 
Arts Queensland Funding Acknowledgement
Calling for Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF) committee members

Whitsunday Regional Council is calling for expressions of interest from community members who have an interest in the arts to become members of the Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF) committee.

To register your expression of interest in becoming a committee member please submit a letter detailing your experience and/or interest in the Arts to:

The RADF Liaison Officer
Whitsunday Regional Council
PO Box 104
Proserpine QLD 4800

For more information please contact RADF Liaison Officer Jacqui Neave on (07) 4945 0200 or email 

  1. P  07 4945 0200

    67 Herbert Street, Bowen
    Cnr. Stanley and Conway Streets, Collinsville
    83-85 Main Street, Proserpine
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