Community Grants and Support Program
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Funding opportunities with Council

Council recognises and promotes the role of community grant funding in contributing to the economic and social advancement of the Shire for residents, businesses and community organisations. The program aims to provide assistance to residents of Cook Shire through funding for activities that promote community and/or economic development within the region. Support is available to eligible individuals, businesses, community groups and organisations.



Community Grants and Sponsorship Program

The Community Grants and Sponsorship Program comprises of 4 funding streams:

  • Community and Economic Development Grants – up to two rounds per year, up to $5,000 per application
  • Sponsorship – open year round or until budget is expended, up to $5,000 per application
  • Individual Sponsorship – open year round or until budget is expended, up to $1,000 per application
  • In-Kind Support – (by exception only) Covers Council staff time and internal plant hire not listed in the annual fees and charges. Please contact the Grants Team on 07 4082 0500 or to discuss

For more information on the Community Grants and Sponsorship Program click here.

Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF)

The Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF) is delivered as a partnership between Queensland Government through Arts Queensland and eligible local councils across the state.

RADF promotes the role and value of arts, culture and heritage as key drivers of diverse and inclusive communities and strong regions. RADF invests in local arts and cultural priorities, as determined by local communities across Queensland.

Click here for more information about the RADF program.


Looking to acquit your grant? To ensure your project is acquitted to the standard of grant guidelines, please follow this quick guide with examples of what is required. 

Click here for the Cook Shire Council Grant Acquittal Requirements 

Letter of Support Request

If you are looking to apply to other funding programs outside of Council, we may be able to assist by providing a letter of support. Please complete the Letter of Support Request form and return to at least 10 business days before required. 

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