Grants and Funding

Livingstone Community Grants

The Livingstone Community Grants provide funding to community groups and sporting clubs to deliver innovative projects and programmes that increase their capacity and resilience and respond to community needs.

The current round provides up to $5000.00 for not-for-profit community groups and sporting clubs. 

Applicants must meet the eligibility criteria and be operating out of the Livingstone Shire Council's Local Government Area providing programmes or activities that benefit residents, and improve overall community well-being as well as align with the Livingstone Shire Community Plan. 

Round Two of the Livingstone Community Grants opens on 8 February 2021 and closes on 5 March 2021.

The Community Grants are proudly sponsored by Livingstone Shire Council.

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    Please read the Guidelines and Criteria before applying.

    Livingstone Community Grants are administered through the SmartyGrants.

    If you haven’t used SmartyGrants before, the first step will be to register yourself with a username and password.

    You can also view/download the SmartyGrants application guide.

  • Applicant

    Initiative Description


    Emu Park Surf Live Saving Club Inc.

    Purchase of kitchen and canteen equipment.


    Emu Park Historical Society Inc.

    Purchase of archival materials, vacuum cleaner and hot water system.


    Yeppoon Little Theatre Inc.

    Purchase of tables, chair pads and shade sail.


    Lions Club of Yeppoon Inc.

    Purchase of generators for Lions Food van.


    Victory Tennis Club Inc.

    Purchase of a defibrillator.


    Capricorn Coast Mallet Sports Club Inc.

    Purchase of high-pressure cleaner, shed and shelving unit.


    Returned & Services League of Australia Queensland Branch Yeppoon Sub-branch Inc.

    Purchase of phone and computer equipment.


    Livingstone: Living Well (Suicide Prevention Leadership Group).

    Purchase of community education items (fridge magnets, information cards) gazebo and pull up banner.


    Emu Park & District Mens Activity Shed Inc.

    Purchase of materials to build storage bin shelving.


    Cawarral Cricket Club Inc.

    Purchase of tables and chairs.


    Keppel Sands Community Advancement League Inc.

    Purchase of lawn mower, computer monitor and signage for community hall.


    Yeppoon & District Lapidary Association Inc.

    Purchase of jewellery making equipment.




  • Applicant

    Initiative Description


    Mount Chalmers Community History Centre Inc.

    Purchase of seating and shade cover.


    Emu Park Historical Museum Society Inc.

    Purchase of computing equipment.


    Cawarral Cricket Club Inc.

    Extension and update of cricket pitch.


    Jack’s Paddock Inc.

    Installation of path and children’s play space.


    Keppel Coast Girl Guides

    Provision of lifesaving training, first aid training. Purchase of slacklining equipment and printer cover.


    Capricorn Coast Parkana Cricket Club Inc.

    Reparation of cricket training pitches.


    Coowonga State School P & C

    Purchase of BBQ and mobile food-safe workbench.


    Yeppoon Gymnastics & Movement Centre Inc.

    Purchase of high bar for men’s artistic gymnastics.


    Yeppoon Men's Shed

    Purchase of television, wall bracket, computer, printer and DVD player.


    Capricorn Coast Mallet Sports Club Inc.

    Purchase and installation of drinking water fountain.


    Yeppoon Surf Life Saving Club

    Purchase of double surf ski.


    Sacred Heart Primary School  P&F Committee

    Purchase of kiln.


    Playgroup Queensland - Keppel Kids Playgroup

    Purchase of equipment and toys.


    Cockscomb Veterans' Bush Retreat Inc.

    Purchase and installation of concrete footings to support donga accommodation.


    Yeppoon Sharks Swimming Club

    Purchase of freezer, BBQ, tables, chairs and trolley.


    Emu Park Art Gallery

    Purchase of three pottery wheels.


    Cawarral Primary P&C Association

    Purchase of table and chairs setting.


    Kooyalee girl guides campsite

    Purchase of junior and adult life jackets.




  • Round Two of the 2019/20 grants was combined with the remaining funds from the Mayor's Discretionary Fund and distributed to Livingstone Shire Rural Fire Services in response to the Cobraball-Bungundarra Fire in December 2019.

Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF)

Financial assistance is being offered for innovative arts projects beginning after 1 April 2021. Applications open Monday 18 January 2021 and close midnight Sunday 28 February 2021.

The Regional Arts Development Fund is a Queensland Government program through an Arts Queensland and Livingstone Shire Council partnership to support local arts and culture. It promotes the significance and value of arts, culture and heritage as the key to supporting diversity and inclusivity, growing stronger regions and provide training, education and employment opportunities for Queensland artists and local communities.

Financial assistance is offered to individuals and organisations for:

  • Individual Professional Development (open all year)
  • Skills Development Workshops
  • Creative Development of New Work
  • Cultural Tourism - Projects which focus on Identity & Heritage
  • Exhibitions & Collections/Stories
  • Regional Partnerships - For Collaborative Innovative Arts Projects
  • Concept Development – Research and Development Stage
  • Arts Events & Performances

This is a list of the RADF Assessment Panel Members.

View the Livingstone Shire Council Arts and Cultural Strategic Plan here.

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    Please note; you must acknowledge Arts Queensland's funding in all publicity relating to funded activities/operations through:

    • Use of the Queensland Government logo below, and 
    • Use of the following acknowledgement statement: "The Regional Arts Development Fund is a Queensland Government program through Arts Queensland and Livingstone Shire Council partnership to support local arts and culture."
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  • Applicant

    Purpose of Grant


    Kate Mahood

    To record and release a 5 Track EP


    Capricorn Coast Writers Festival

    Towards costs of conducting workshops with three popular authors during the Capricorn Coast Writers Festival


    Capricorn Film
    Festival Inc

    Towards conducting the Sensory CQ - What do you Sea? Projection Art Trail


    Latitude 23 Arts Inc

    Towards costs of engaging a professional curator to work on the inaugral exhibition in the new gallery space at Fig Tree Galleries


    Capricornia Catchments

    Towards costs of local artists to design and paint educational material on a Toilet Block at the Causeway Lake


    Yeppoon Little
    Theatre Group

    Towards costs of hosting the 5 day intensive workshop for young people with an interest in performing arts




  • Applicant

    Purpose of Grant


    Ms Vilma Laucyte

    Towards costs of recording her second music album.


    Keppel Coast Arts

    Towards costs of presenting a series of workshops in the New Gallery (old Post Office Building)




  • Applicant

    Purpose of Grant


    Capricorn Village Festival Ltd

    Towards costs of researching, preparing and staging an innovative, immersive installation for the 2020 Village Festival


    Jack's Paddock Inc

    Towards costs of conducting workshops to teach participants creative mosaics


    Devine Drama and Dance

    Towards performing the play 'Ruby Moon' on 12 September 2020 at Yeppoon Town Hall


    Capricorn Film Festival

    Towards conducting an Acting Screen Workshop


    Lock and Hock Products

    Towards costs of Lock & Hock Productions original cabaret show being performed at Queensland Cabaret Festival in June 2020.




  • Applicant

    Purpose of Grant


    Capricorn Film Festival (out of round)

    A series of sessions and workshops using artists, filmmakers, actors and film industry personnel who are considered experts in their fields


    Julie Barratt (IPD)

    To attend an artist residency at the Arteles Creative Centre in Finland in March 2020 for professional and artistic development


    Kim Payne

    To run the Sandy Krak Music, Arts and Conservations Festival


    Yeppoon Little Theatre Group Inc

    To host a six day intensive workshop for teenagers in the region


    Keppel Coast Blues & Music Club

    To run a series of workshops to improve access and skill levels of both experiences and novice musicians


    Keppel Coast Arts

    To establish a community based committee to assist with the management of the new art gallery spaces in Livingstone Shire 





Mayor's Discretionary Fund

The Mayor's Discretionary Fund provides grants for individual community organisations.

  1. The Mayor's Discretionary Fund is an annual amount provided in each budget to enable the Mayor to respond to emergent requests for financial assistance from community organisations. The annual amount for 2020-2021 is $10,000.
  2. Grants are available for individual community organisations to apply for, once only per financial year, to enable the grant monies to be spread between eligible community organisations.
  3. Funds for the Mayor's Discretionary Fund are limited, each application is assessed on merit and not all eligible applications can be funded.
  4. Grants to community organisations must be in accordance with Council's Community Assistance Programme Policy.
  5. The Chief Executive Officer will be responsible for ensuring compliance in accordance with Division 3 Discretionary funds in the Local Government Regulation 2012.
  6. Successful applications and amount funded are listed in Council's Annual Report each year, Council's website and displayed in Council's Customer Service Centre.