The Boulia shire is heavily reliant on the receipt of grant funding to be able to undertake works on our roads, infrastructure and for hosting events. The need for funding is not only restricted to Council, most of our local community groups also depend on grant money or sponsorship to be able to carry out their activities.
In order to try and maximise the possibility of accessing funding opportunities for the entire community, Council has joined forces with Grant Guru to present the Boulia Funding Finder website – a website where all users are welcome to use the grants search engine to look for potential funding that may suit their needs and to take advantage of free registration that enables email alerts for new grants and access to extra functions such as grant tracking and shortlisting. There is also information and tips available about the grant process and grant writing.
The Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF) supports the professional development and employment of arts and cultural workers in regional Queensland. RADF is a partnership between State Government, through Arts Queensland and local Councils.
How does RADF work?
Your local Council bids for an annual allocation of funding for the region from Arts Queensland. After assessment of the bids, recommendations are made to the Minister for the Arts and once ratified by the Minister, Arts Queensland and Councils sign a legal agreement and then funding is released to the Councils.
Any annual allocation received is managed by the Council through our locally run RADF grants program. Local artists and cultural workers can apply to Council for RADF support under the categories of:
- Developing regional skills
- Building community cultural capacity
- Interest-free arts loan
- Cultural tourism
- Contemporary collections/stories
- Regional partnerships
- Concept development
- Arts policy development and implementation
Applications are assessed by a committee against criteria based on RADF Program guidelines and priorities identified by Council.
How to apply?
Applications for RADF grants can be made by contacting the Council Administration Office on (07) 4746 3188 or by completing the below online form.