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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 Council Meeting on 16 June, 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
  • Three Year Signature Event Grant Program
  • Three Year Festive Season Event Grant
  • 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.

Building Insurance Cover

Council will cover the cost of building insurance for eligible not for profit community organisations (as defined in the policy [246KB]) with facilities built on Council owned or controlled land.

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.