Grants and In-Kind Support
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Financial In-Kind Support

The Financial In-Kind Support program aims to provide assistance to community organisations 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.

Applicants are required to provide specific details of the project, activity or event in need of support. This will include the proposed start and end dates, a description of what the project is about and who will benefit, and how the grant funds will be used.


  • Improve the capacity and wellbeing of the Cook Shire community
  • Improve the quality and opportunities for use of public space across the region
  • Expand community organisations' capacity to provide ongoing services
  • Increase and encourage active community participation


  1. Applications must be completed using the appropriate form and submitted to Council at a minimum of eight weeks prior to event.
  2. Applications will be received and collated by the Development, Environment and Community team.
  3. Applications will be reviewed to determine eligibility and completeness. Applicants will be notified within five working days of receipt of the application, if it is deemed ineligible or appears incomplete. The applicant has one opportunity to alter and resubmit the application. The resubmission must be received within five working days of the applicant being notified.
  4. All eligible and complete applications will then be submitted to a panel of at least two Council Officers where each application will be assessed against the selection criteria.
  5. Recommendations from the assessment process will be submitted in a report to Council for final approval, at the next ordinary monthly Council meeting. Council decisions are recorded in a resolution.
  6. All applicants will be informed of the outcome of their application within five working days of a decision being made. 

How to apply

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2016/2017 Program All year round Minimum 8 weeks prior to event

Download and save the guidelines and application form to your computer, read through the guidelines, complete the application in full and return to Council with at least eight weeks notice to when the support is required.

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

Fax: (07) 4082 0588