Council Donations to Community Groups Council Donations to Community Groups

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.


Community Donation Categories

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:

Category 10: Education/Guidance

Category 11: Performing Arts

Category 12: Mayor's Discretionary Fund

Category 13: Community Service Obligations

To download an application form click here. Funding limits apply where stated. For more information please click here to read Council's Community Donations Guidelines.

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