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Noosa Shire Council

Council grants Council grants

Noosa Council's Community Grants are intended to help organisations and individuals to meet community needs, build community skills and resilience and develop and maintain community infrastructure.

Council adopted a revised Noosa Council Community Grants Policy [246KB] at the Ordinary Meeting on 16 June, 2016.

Acquit grants on time

Did you know that all grant recipients are obligated to acquit grants on time. The due date for the acquittal is on the front page of the funding agreement.

  • Most acquittals are completed online  (SmartyGrants). Here are intructions to get to the My Submissions page where the acquittal form is found (under "Forms in Progress". For any questions call the Grants Officer on (07) 5329 6437 or via email.
  • Here is an alternative acquittal form Acquittal Report [448KB] if the above form is not available.

Noosa Council's Community Grant Programs includes:

  • Community Project Grant - two rounds per year
  • Economic Development Grant - one round per year
  • Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF) - two rounds per year
  • Three Year Signature Community Event Grant
  • Three Year Festive Season Event Grant
  • Three Year Community Alliance Agreement
  • Three Year Maintenance Agreements:
    • Maintenance and management of community halls or centres
    • Sport field maintenance

Community Projects Grant

Two rounds per year. Open to not-for-profit incorporated organisations who can establish their need for a funding contribution for projects or events which will benefit the Noosa community. This grant typically contributes to projects, programs, events, or building works which align with the Noosa Social Strategy.

An important pre-condition to applying is to discuss a project and application with a Council Officer. Call the Grants Officer on ph. 07 5329 6437 to check eligibility and be put in touch with a project and application advising officer.

Round 6 is Open now: Closes midday 26 October, 2016 with decision announced after the Council Meeting on 15 December 2016.

Economic Development Grant

One round per year. Open to not-for-profit incorporated business representative organisations. This grant typically contributes to projects that achieve the objectives of the Noosa Local Economic Plan.

An important pre-condition to applying is to discuss a project and application with a Council Officer. Call the Grants Officer on phone 07 5329 6437 to check eligibility and to be put in touch with project and application advising officers.

Round 1 is Open now: Closes midday 26 October, 2016 with decision announced after the Council Meeting on 15 December 2016.

Festive Season Event Grant

One round early in the calendar year. Open to not-for-profit incorporated organisations who can establish their need for a funding contribution for Festive Season Events which will benefit the Noosa community. This grant typically contributes to Christmas, New Years and Australia Day events and parades.

Three Year Community Alliance Agreement

Expressions of Interest invited early in each calendar year. Open to not-for-profit incorporated organisations who provide services with a significant benefit to the Noosa community, align with Council’s strategic goals and identified key initiatives, can demonstrate value for money for all stakeholders, and justify their need for financial assistance from Noosa Council.

Water Rebates

From 1st July 2016 Noosa Council will fund Unitywater fixed water and sewerage access charges and limited usage charges for eligible not-for-profit incorporated organisations in the Shire. At Council's Ordinary Meeting on 11 February 2016, Councillors adopted a new Community Grants Policy which included this initiative.

Building Insurance Cover

Council now covers the cost of building insurance for eligible not-for-profit incorporated community organisations (as defined in the Community Grants Community Grants Policy) with facilities built on Council owned or controlled land.

Three Year Maintenance Agreements

  • Maintenance and management of community halls or centres
  • Annual acquittals are due now
  • Sports field maintenance
  • Annual acquittals are due now

These grants were allocated in 2015 and are valid up to 2018.

Funding acknowledgement

If a grant application is successful, the recipient is required to acknowledge Noosa Council's contribution to the activity that is being funded.

Previous Rounds

Contact

For questions about grants, please call our Grants Officer on (07) 5329 6500 or email.