Community Grants and Support Program
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Community Grants and Sponsorship Program

Sponsorship Now Open 
Community and Economic Development Grants - Closed

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

  • Community and Economic Development Grants – up to two rounds per year, up to $5,000 per application
  • Community 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 for 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 grants@cook.qld.gov.au to discuss

Objectives

The objectives of Cook Shire Council’s Community Grants and Support Program are to provide assistance to local businesses, community groups/organisations and individuals by: 

  • Encouraging and assisting the development and upgrading of existing facilities and infrastructure;
  • Providing opportunities for the purchase of equipment and computer hardware and software that are integral to the operations, sustainability and growth;
  • Supporting delivery of community events, workshops and training opportunities that strengthen and develop community identity and capacity;
  • Promoting conservation and improvement of environmental assets within the Shire; and
  • Supporting opportunities for business success, economic development and economic diversity across the region.
  • Supporting opportunities for individuals to compete and succeed at state, national and international sporting competitions

Eligibility

Applicants must be

An organisation that:

  • Has a majority of members based within Cook Shire; and
  • Is a properly constituted for-proft organisation; or 
  • 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
  • Has an Australian Business number

An individual that:

  • Has qualified for state, national or international competition; or
  • Has been invited to compete at state, national or international competition; or
  • Has been nominated and is a finalists for a sporting award outside of the Cook Shire; or
Full eligibility requirements are available in the guidelines document available for download below. 

How to apply

Community and Economic Development  Grants ProgramApplications openApplications close
Round 1, 2023-2024 04 September 2023 12pm - 04 October 2023 
Community/Individual Sponsorship Applications open Applications close
Open round Open now When funding is expended

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

Sponsorship application through this form

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.

Complete the acquittal through this form and remember to attached all required supporting documents. 

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

Email: mail@cook.qld.gov.au

Phone: (07) 4082 0500

Fax: (07) 4082 0588

Hours: 8.45am-4.45pm Monday to Friday