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Community Development Grants Program

$2,000 per year is available for eligible not-for-profit organisations
2016-17 Round Two opened on February 6 and closes on March 10, 2017. 


Community Development 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.


  • Improve the capacity and well-being of the Cook Shire community
  • Improve the quality and opportunities for use of public space across the region
  • Increase and encourage active community participation

Priority Areas

Round two focus – Improved governance and sustainability of organisations. Examples include:

  • Event management – programs to build event management skills
  • Committee capacity building – attracting key committee members and volunteers
  • Governance principles – cloud based governance programs and portable computer equipment (see application for details)

Projects outside the priority areas will also be considered. Apply for up to $2,000 in either cash or in-kind support or a combination of both, per year.


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 Development Grants ProgramApplications openApplications close
Round 1, 2016/2017 September 12, 2016 October 21, 2016
Round 2, 2016/2017 February 6, 2017 March 10, 2017

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.

Already funded and looking to acquit your grant?

A requirement of all accepted 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 the Development, Environment and Community team

P | 07 4069 5444     E |

ABN: 45 425 085 688

10 Furneaux Street Cooktown, Qld 4895

Mail: PO Box 3 Cooktown, Qld 4895


Phone: (07) 4069 5444