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Community Grants Program

Up to $5,000 funding per year is available for eligible not-for-profit organisations
2021-22 Round 1 Open Friday 10 September 2021 - Closing Friday 15 October 2021


Community Grants aim to provide assistance to not for profit organisations, groups and individuals who make a positive contribution to the quality of life of the community or offer benefit to the Shire as a whole, through projects, activities and events.


  • Encouraging and assisting in the development and upgrading of existing facilities
  • Providing opportunities for the purchase of equipment, programs/websites that are integral to the operations, sustainability and growth of the group/organisation
  • Supporting delivery of one off and new community events and workshops that strengthen and develop community identity and capacity
  • Promoting conservation and improvement of environmental assets within the Shire
  • Supporting opportunities for business success, economic development and economic diversity across the region through immediate, medium and long term achievements


Applicants must be an organisation that:

  • Has a majority of members based within Cook Shire; and
  • Is a properly constituted not-for-profit organisation; or 
  • Is a charitable organisation registered or sanctioned under the Collections Act 1966; or 
  • Is a properly constituted not-for-profit organisation acting as auspice for an individual or unincorporated group.
Full eligibility requirements are available in the guidelines document available for download below. 

How to apply

Community Grants ProgramApplications openApplications close
Round 1, 2021-22 10 Sept 2021 15 Oct 2021
Round 2, 2021-22 TBC TBC

Download and save the guidelines and application form to your computer, read through the guidelines, complete the application in full and return to Council by the closing date.

Cook Shire Council has introduced an online application form found here

Information including eligibility requirements, assessment criteria and application and approval processes can be found in the program guidelines.

It is strongly recommended you discuss your potential project with Council's grants team before submission via  or phone 4082 0500.

Already funded and looking to acquit your grant?

A requirement of all accepted grant 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.

Find out more

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