Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF)

Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF) grants provide funding to individuals and community organisations for projects that promote and develop arts, culture and heritage in the region.

RADF is a partnership between the Queensland Government and City of Moreton Bay to support local arts and culture in regional Queensland.

Council offers the following RADF grants:

  • RADF Continue Creating - quick response grants for individual applicants only.                                 
    (concept development, creative development, community engagement, professional development)
  • RADF grant - for organisations and individual applicants.                                                  
    (creative concept development, collections and stories, developing creative skills, creative tourism).

Before starting an application ensure that you have read the grant guidelines(PDF, 915KB).

Applicants are strongly encouraged to discuss their project with a Grants Officer before applying.

When to apply?

Continue Creating grant

  • Applications open annually on 1 August.
  • Applications close when funds have been exhausted.
  • Submissions can be made at any time while funds remain.
  • Projects must start within 6 weeks of submission.
  • Applicants will be notified of the outcome approximately 10 business days after submission.

Apply for RADF Continue Creating

RADF grant rounds

  • Applications are open from 1 to 31 March, and 1 to 30 September each year.
  • Submissions can be made at any time while the rounds are open.
  • Applicants will be notified of the outcome approximately 4 weeks after the round closes. 

Apply for RADF

To find out about more funding opportunities and grants, register with Moreton Bay Region Funding Finder.

Who can apply

Organisations, groups and individuals can apply.

Organisations and groups

  • must be an incorporated not-for-profit organisation or a company limited by guarantee that has been endorsed by the Australian Taxation Office as a charity, tax exempt fund or deductible gift recipient
  • have $20 million public liability insurance
  • have no outstanding City of Moreton Bay grant acquittals
  • have no outstanding debt to City of Moreton Bay.


  • must be either an established artist or emerging artist, these terms are further defined in the grant guidelines
  • must be based in City of Moreton Bay, or able to demonstrate how the project will directly benefit arts and culture within the region
  • be a permanent resident or Australian citizen
  • have an Australian Business Number (ABN)
  • have adequate public liability insurance.

Applying through an auspice

Unincorporated community groups that do not have an ABN may apply through an auspice.

An auspice is a separate legal entity that takes responsibility for the financial management of the grant. They may also provide additional services such as insurance for the funded project and mentoring for the auspiced group. Auspicing organisations may charge a fee for their services.

For more information about auspicing visit the not for profit law website.

Refer to the relevant guidelines for applicant eligibility requirements.

Supporting documentation

The following documentation is required for all RADF grant applications:

  • letters of support for the project
  • CV for creative professionals involved in the project
  • quotes for each grant expenditure item.

The following additional documents may also be required:

  • support material
  • letters of confirmation
  • proof of not-for-profit status 
  • written confirmation from auspicing organisation
  • current public liability certificate of insurance
  • most recent audited or verified financial statements
  • Council local law approvals.

Assessment and notification

Applications progress through the following stages:

  1. Eligibility check
  2. Assessment
  3. Council endorsement
  4. Applicants notified

Notification periods vary depending on the grant category. Refer to the guidelines for more information.

Contact Council

For more information, or before you commence your application, contact Council or email