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Cook Shire Resilience Investment Initiative

This one-off opportunity is provided to eligible local businesses and organisations in Cook Shire, to support the process of economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic and to prepare for possible future business shocks.  

Businesses and organisations are invited to submit a request for an investment of up $4,000 to increase their resiliency and capacity to recover from this event and future-proof their operations.

Applications are closed


Key objectives of this initiative are to provide assistance to local businesses/organisations by:

  • Encouraging the development of business plans and business continuity planning in the event of a pandemic, biosecurity emergency or other disaster;
  • Providing opportunities for the purchase of small equipment to build resiliency including, laptops, software and computer subscriptions, website development, digitisation and PPE;
  • Assisting with the development of loyalty programs and marketing campaigns;
  • Supporting business mentoring opportunities for industry success, economic development and economic diversity across the region in the short, medium and long term.


  • An organisation that:
    • has a majority of members or customers based within Cook Shire; and
    • is a properly constituted not-for-profit organisation; or
    • is a properly constituted for-profit organisation (where the intended project will not return a direct profit to the applicant); or
    • is a charitable organisation registered or sanctioned under the Collections Act 1966
Full eligibility requirements are available in the guidelines document available for download below. 


A requirement of all accepted sponsorship funding from Cook Shire Council is to acquit the grant by the specified time frame.

Download and save the acquittal form to your computer, complete the details and provide any attachments and return to Council by the due date.


For further information please contact 

P | 07 4082 0500     E | 

ABN: 45 425 085 688

10 Furneaux Street Cooktown, Qld 4895

Mail: PO Box 3 Cooktown, Qld 4895


Phone: (07) 4082 0500

Fax: (07) 4082 0588

Hours: 8.45am-4.45pm Monday to Friday