Community Grants and Support Program
You are here: Home / Community / Community Grants and Support Program / Community Sponsorship and In-kind Support Program

Community Sponsorship and In-kind Support Program

Open year round

The Community Sponsorship and In-kind Support Program is designed to build relationships with community organisations to provide benefits to the Cook Shire residents and visitors by ensuring Cook Shire is a vibrant active community.

  • Sponsorship – open year round up to $3,000 per application
  • In-Kind Support – open year round up to $2,000 per application


This program aims to support community organisations in Cook Shire by:

  • Building the capacity of local clubs and organisations with small equipment purchases
  • Encouraging community participation in activities and events
  • Providing mentoring opportunities to community organisations to strengthen their organisation
  • Promoting community awareness and value of cultural and community events and festivals
  • Enhancing the profile and appeal of the region through conservation initiatives
  • Attracting new visitors with a diverse events and festivals program
  • Facilitating community interaction and stakeholder relationships with Cook Shire Council
  • Generating local economic activity, tourism, and development


Groups/Organisations must:

  • Be a Community Organisation – An incorporated non-profit organisation/club or charity consisting of people having common interests. Includes sport and recreation clubs, social clubs, school P&C associations, arts and cultural groups, hospital foundations, religious orders and service organisations
  • Hold a valid public liability certificate
  • Organisations must be based in Cook Shire or, if based outside the Shire, provide a particular activity, service or event which will have significant positive impact on Shire residents 
  • Have not lodged an application in the Donation Program or Community Small Grant Programs for the same event/project
  • Applications will only be accepted within the set rounds. No out of round applications will be accepted. An extra round may be called if budgeted funds were not expended
  • Only one application will be accept from each organisation on their own behalf per funding round


Community Sponsorship and In-kind Support ProgramApplications openApplications close
2020/21 Program Year round Minimum  8 weeks prior to event or project 

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.


A requirement of all accepted sponsorship 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.


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