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Community Led: Your Ideas, Your Decisions , You Carry out the Project with your Community

What is the Community Led Investment Fund?

It is a pilot where you decide who is awarded funding.

How much money is available?

$25,000 – (5 projects of $5,000)

Through the Community Led Investment Fund, applicants can request funding up to $5,000 for their ‘Our Place Our Wellbeing’ project to strengthen their community to deliver initiatives, programs or projects that meet the Community Led Investment Fund objective.

The ‘Our Place Our Wellbeing’ project is a participatory budgeting program that offers a total of $25,000 in smaller grants of up to $5,000 for community ideas, projects or events that bring people together and build better neighbourhoods.

If you have ever had a great idea to make your community more vibrant, safe and connected, ‘Our Place Our Wellbeing’ can help make it happen by providing funding, support and connecting you with likeminded individuals. One application per group (if you have more ideas get more groups to auspice them).

This is an innovative pilot initiative which will see the community decide not only the project ideas, but also where the funding is awarded through an interactive voting system on the Conversations platform.

Who is eligible to apply to the Community Led Investment Fund? An organisation MUST be one of the following:

  • A Not-For-Profit Community Organisation based in or servicing the Gladstone Regional Council area AND may be an Australian Registered Charity but NOT a Religious or Worship Group
  • Not-For-Profit Sporting Club based in or servicing the Gladstone Regional Council Area
  • An Educational Institution in the Gladstone Regional Council Area


  • Be incorporated
  • Have an Australian Business Number (ABN) or complete and attach a ‘Statement by a supplier’ form (insert link here) and
  • Be financially solvent

Why - The Wellbeing Objective aims to foster healthy, safe, and supported communities through the delivery of community led partnerships, programs, activities, and resources that promote healthy lifestyles, positive wellbeing and safe communities.

Where: Anywhere within the Gladstone Regional Council LGA

Examples of eligible projects or programs:

  • Create a nature play space – a welcoming and safe place in your neighbourhood where the local community could come and relax, play or chat, a green place that would encourage imagination and interaction between people and their natural environment
  • Programs, projects, initiatives that bring the community together to celebrate performing arts and showcase regional talent, for example a Community PlayHouse, Local Talent Show
  • Create Street Libraries - beautiful homes for books, planted in your front yard which invite your neighbours to share the joys of reading and create lasting connections inside your community
  • Host a neighbourhood PlayStreet - make play spaces by temporarily closing streets to through traffic so kids and parents can play outside and socialise
  • Activities that encourage social inclusion and volunteering, for example a Human Library, social activities, progressive dinner
  • Community Garden
  • Community Art Project
  • Bush Tucker Walk – Indigenous education trail
  • Neighbourhood Watch initiatives
  • Community first aid or mental health first aid training
  • Initiatives, programs and projects that create opportunities and promote healthy lifestyles, increase physical activity and wellbeing, for example Cycling Without Age program, Free health and wellbeing activities
  • Development of resources that celebrate cultural diversity, for example Community cookbook

Gladstone Regional Council would like to acknowledge the Byellee, Gooreng Gooreng, Gurang and Taribelang Bunda people who are the traditional custodians of this land. Gladstone Regional Council would also like to pay respect to Elders both past, present and emerging, and extend that respect to other Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Get In Touch

(07) 4970 0700


Council Offices:

101 Goondoon Street, Gladstone Qld 4680
5 Don Cameron Drive, Calliope Qld 4680
41 Blomfield Street, Miriam Vale Qld 4677

Opening Hours:

8.30am - 5pm Monday to Friday

Postal Address:
PO Box 29
Gladstone Qld 4680