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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.

A revised Noosa Council Community Grants Policy was adopted at the Ordinary Council Meeting Thursday 11 February, 2016.

Pending Decision

Applicants please note the following estimated date for notification of decision on Community Project Grant, Festive Season Event Grant and Community Alliance Grant applications. The new Council will consider the staff recommendations at the Council Services & Organisation Committee Meeting on the 12th July and make a final decision at the Ordinary Council Meeting on the 21st July. You will receive email notification of the outcome of your application on/after the 22nd July, 2016.

Acquit your grants on time

  • Acquittal form for all Noosa Council grants (except RADF) Acquittal Report [448KB]
  • Soon the acquittal form will be Online (SmartyGrants) - under review

Noosa Council's Community Grants Program includes:

  • Community Project Grant - two rounds per year
  • Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF) - two rounds per year
  • Festive Season Event Grant - one round per year
  • Three Year Community Alliance Agreement
  • Three Year Sports Field Maintenance Agreement, and
  • Three Year Community Hall Management and Maintenance Agreement

Community Projects Grant

Two rounds per year. Open to Not For Profit 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.

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

Festive Season Event Grant

One round early in the calendar year. Open to Not For Profit 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 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 the Ordinary Council meeting on 11 February 2016, Councillors adopted a new Community Grants Policy which included this initiative.

Sports Field Maintenance and Community Halls Three Year Agreements

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

Funding acknowledgement

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

Previous Rounds


If you have any questions about grants please call our Grants Officer on (07) 5329 6500 or email.