Cultural Grants

Council's Cultural Grants support initiatives via the provision of financial assistance to the local Townsville arts and culture community.

Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF)

The Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF) is a partnership between state and local governments which invests in quality arts and cultural experiences across Queensland based on locally determined priorities.

RADF promotes the role and value of arts, culture and heritage as key drivers to: support diversity and inclusiveness; grow strong regions; and provide training, education and employment opportunities for Queensland artists and local communities.

Funding Rounds

In 2017/18 there will be only one funding round. Applications open Monday 18 December 2017 and close at 5pm (AEST) Monday 12 February 2018

Funding available

For the 2017/2018 round only:

  • $1,000 - $15,000
  • Eligible applicants may apply for up to (2) grants. Each application must be for a different project.


How to apply

Applications can be submitted online.

Previous recipients

Download the list of successful grants 2016/17

Community Heritage Grants

This program aims to assist organisations that play an active role in preserving Townsville's history and heritage.

Funding Round

There is one funding round per year:

  • September 2017 Funding Round - Applications have now closed.

Funding available

Up to $5,000.


How to Apply

Please visit our website in July 2018 for details of the next funding round.

Previous recipients

Download the list of successful grants - September 2017 funding round

Theodore Kuchar Scholarship for Excellence in Music

The program aims to support emerging Year 11 Townsville orchestral musicians with the costs of tuition and professional development. Council delivers this scholarship in partnership with the Australian Festival of Chamber Music.

How to Apply

Further information on the Theodore Kucher Scholarship for Excellence in Music and application details are available on the Australian Festival of Chamber Music website.

For more information about the Theodore Scholarship please contact the Festival Office:

Australian Festival of Chamber Music
PO Box 5871 Townsville QLD 4810

Phone: (07) 4771 4144

Fax: (07) 4771 4122


Contact Us

For further information contact council's Grants Officer on 13 48 10 or send an email.