Community Grants

Environmental Grants

Sport and Recreation Grants

Regional Arts Development Fund

Australia Day Awards

Community Grants

Round 1 2018/2019 is now closed. Round 2 will open in February 2019.

The Community Grants Program will provide financial support to community groups for projects and events which benefit the region. Not-for-profit community groups can apply for funds that benefit the local Scenic Rim community. Grants are administered in two rounds per financial year.

Guidelines for Applicants
Grants Application Form
In-Kind Application Form
Acquittal Form (PDF Version)

Other grants available to Community Organisitions

State Government Grants

Federal Government Grants

Sport and Recreation Grants

Round 1 2018/2019 is now closed.

Council recognises the valuable contribution the sport and recreation community makes in supporting the healthy and active lifestyle we enjoy within the Scenic Rim. As part of Council's commitment to assist and improve the viability of our clubs, we are inviting not-for-profit sport and recreation organisations to apply for funding from the Sport and Recreation Grants Program. Eligible projects include minor infrastructure or facility improvements and minor capital projects.

Not for profit incorporated organisations can apply for funds between $5,000 and $10,000. Projects under $5,000 are not eligible for a Sport and Recreation Grant but may be eligible under the Community Grant Program. See the Community Grant Program Guidelines above.

A key feature of Council's Sport and Recreation Grant program is that it can be used to leverage more significant grant funding, such as Get Playing Places and Spaces. Organisations are encouraged to talk with Council if they are seeking seed money for a larger application.

Please be advised that the guidelines are reviewed annually to ensure the program continues to meet the needs of our sport and recreation community. 

Sport and Recreation Grants Guidelines
Sport and Recreation Grants Application Form 
Sport and Recreation Grants Acquittal Form
Sport and Recreation Grants Acquittal Form - Word Document

Applications must respond to each of the criteria within the guidelines before submitting:

  • Demonstrate the need for the project and the broader community benefit it will bring (remember to attach any planning documents your club may have completed, such as strategic plans).
  • Demonstrate collaboration (talk to your club members and get their input into your plans - partnerships between community organisations and stakeholder clubs is also required. Attached minutes confirming a motion supporting the proposed project has been passed).
  • Provide a clear budget outline including any in-kind or monetary contributions from your club. Describe how the club plans on managing the up-keep of the proposed project.
  • Ensure you talk to Council officers regarding any building and development permits you may need.

Letter of In Principle Support for Your State Government Grant Application

Organisations applying for a State Government Grant (for example, Get Playing Places and Spaces or Community Benefit Fund) are required to consult with Council and apply for a letter providing In-Principle Support for the proposed project.

Requests for In-Principle Support must include the following information:

All In-Principle Support requests are to be submitted to      

For any initial enquires regarding In-Principle Support for a State Government grant, please contact Counci's Healthy and Active Officer by phoning (07) 5540 5111 or emailing

Regional Arts Development Fund

The RADF program promotes the professional development and employment of arts and cultural workers in regional Queensland. It is a partnership program between Arts Queensland and Council. Council makes a bid for funding from Arts Queensland. Local arts and cultural workers' can apply to Council for funding for; professional services, travel costs to attend seminars, productions, exhibitions, workshops, research and promotion. The elected RADF committee make recommendations to Council for allocation of funds. For up to date information and supporting material visit the Live at the Centre website.

Australia Day Awards

Nominations are now closed for the 2019 Australia Day Awards.

Scenic Rim Regional Council's annual Australia Day Awards program is held to acknowledge the significant contributions made by individuals and groups to the community. Being nominated for an Australia Day Award is a great honour. The Awards give the community the opportunity to publicly recognise and reward an outstanding person. You are invited to nominate a friend, family member, community leader or a colleague - the unsung heroes who you believe makes the Scenic Rim a great place to live. Let's give them the recognition they deserve.

Nominations Close 4.30pm Monday 12 November, 2018.

Read the press release here.

2018 Australia Day Award Winners



Citizen of the Year Kim Crow
Mayor's Award Wayne Reiser
Senior Citizen of the Year Heather Kenrick
Young Citizen of the Year Grace Hayton
Community Event of the Year Turning Canungra Pink
Spirit of Scenic Rim Cultural Award   Kate Wall
Community Champion Award

Scenic Rim SES Unit - Float Boat Crew

Healthy & Active Sports Award Riley Day