Regional Economic Development Grant

The Regional Economic Development Grant program provides funding of up to $10,000 to support community organisations in the development and implementation of initiatives that advance the Moreton Bay regional economy and align with the four pillars of the Moreton Bay Regional Economic Development Strategy:

  • Leadership and Identity
  • Industry Advancement
  • Trade and Investment
  • Knowledge, Innovation and Entrepreneurship 

and contribute to its "Bigger, Bolder, Brighter" goals. 

View the Regional Economic Development Grant guidelines(PDF, 194KB)

Funding rounds - when can I apply?

When to apply Closing date Notification Project start date
Round 1 Closed 23 August 2021 September 2021 1 October 2021
Round 2 1 February 2022 10 March 2022 April 2022 1 May 2022

Who can apply

A community organisation that applies for funding must meet the following criteria:

  • be based on the Moreton Bay Region and/or can demonstrate that the proposed project will benefit residents of the Moreton Bay Region
  • have $20 million public liability insurance if required by Council
  • have no outstanding debts to Moreton Bay Regional Council
  • have no overdue acquittals and satisfactorily accounted to council for the expenditure of any previous Council funding.

Individuals are not eligible to apply for funding.

Retrospective funding of projects is not available.

How to apply

Applications must be made online through SmartyGrants, while the grant round is open.

You can apply by clicking the "Apply now" button when displayed in the community grants table.

Supporting documentation

Depending on the grant category for which you are applying, you may need:

  • current public liability insurance certificate
  • audited financial documents
  • bank statement header
  • quotes.

Assessment and notification

Applications progress through the following stages:

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

Further information

View the webinar for further information about the Regional Economic Development grant.

For more information, or before you commence your application, contact Council or email grants@moretonbay.qld.gov.au.