Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF)

Flinders Shire Council proudly collaborates with Arts Queensland to bolster arts, culture, and heritage endeavours via the Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF). RADF serves as a catalyst for recognising the significance of arts, culture, and heritage by aligning with local preferences. This initiative, a collaborative effort between the Queensland Government, Arts Queensland, and Flinders Shire Council, underscores its commitment to nurturing Arts, Culture, and Heritage within the Flinders Shire region.

Important dates

Round 1 – Opens October each year

Round 2 – Opens April (If funds haven’t been expended during round one)

How to apply

Complete the online RADF grant application form

NOTE: Applications must be submitted online using the SmartyGrants form.

RADF Community Grant documents

For further information about the RADF Program or help completing the application please contact council on (07) 4741 2900 or via email at

Office hours are 8:30 am – 5:00 pm Monday to Friday (excluding public holidays).

RADF Assessment Panel

RADF Grants are assessed by a panel of community members and Flinders Shire Councillors. Their assessments are collated by Flinders Shire Council staff and a recommendation is prepared for Council approval. The Flinders Shire Council invites community members to join the RADF Assessment Panel, contact us if you are interested in this volunteer opportunity.