Gladstone Regional Council offers separate funding streams for groups and organisations seeking funding assistance in the form of donations, sponsorship and/or grants, with each managed by different departments of Council.
The streams are:
- Donations to Community Organisations (general pool for a range of community based organisations and administered by the Community Wellbeing Department); and
- Sport & Recreation Grants (only to sporting and active recreation groups and organisations servicing the Gladstone Region and administered by Council's Sport & Recreation Section).
Please ensure you read the following information carefully to determine the correct category for your application.
Gladstone Regional Council's Donations to Community Organisations Program offers funding to groups not otherwise eligible for donations from other Government or non-Government sources.
Organisations eligible for a donation can submit one application per category in any financial year. Applicants are encouraged to apply prior to the start of the new financial year usually between March 1 and April 30. However applications outside these dates will still be accepted.
Applications must address the specific requirements of each category as stipulated below:
Category 1: School/College Bursaries and Awards
Category 2: Heritage Museums
Category 3: Regional Events Support - Australia Day Events
Category 4: Recreational Event Support
Category 5: Regulatory Fee Reimbursement
Category 6: Use of Council Plant & Equipment - Non-Sporting Groups
Category 7: Public Hall Subsidy
Category 8: Tidy Towns Entry Fees
Category 9: Waste Tipping Fee Waiver
Apply by emailing application form to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Category 10: Education/Guidance
Category 11: Performing Arts
Category 12: Mayor's Discretionary Fund
Category 13: Community Service Obligations
To be eligible for funding in any category, groups/organisations must:
- Be a not-for-profit community group/organisation based in or servicing the Gladstone Region.
- Not have access to funds generated internally from permanently licensed premises or onsite gaming machines.
- Not be the subject of any outstanding matters of concern before Council.
Note: if your organisation does not have an account with Gladstone Regional Council and your application for funding assistance is successful you will need to complete a New Vendor Form to claim your donation. This form can be obtained via email or phone (07) 4976 6351 between the hours of 9.30am and 3.00pm.
All applications must be made on the appropriate forms (if applicable) or in writing, addressed to the Chief Executive Officer, Gladstone Regional Council, PO Box 29, Gladstone DC Qld 4680. If you have any enquiries about this program please contact Janine Sorrensen by email.
Other Funding Opportunities
If your project is not eligible for assistance under a Council program, officers will be able to help you identify other possible sources of assistance. For further information on other funding opportunities click here.
Supporting Regional Arts Development
Gladstone Region Regional Arts Development Fund
Applications Close March 30 and September 30 each year. Please click here for more details.
In partnership with Arts Queensland the Gladstone Regional Council administers the RADF, giving local artists and organisations opportunities for employment, professional development and a chance to practice their art.
Individuals, groups or local councils may apply for funding to support one-off, short-term projects that offer professional arts, culture and heritage opportunities. Funding rounds close at the end of March and September each year. The Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF) is a joint Queensland Government and Gladstone Regional Council partnership to support local arts and culture.
For further information please contact RADF Liaison Officer Di Paddick on (07) 4976 6766, email or visit http://gallerymuseum.gladstonerc.qld.gov.au/newsdetails.cfm?ID=98.