The Community Partnerships Program

The Community Partnerships Program is a grant program designed to enhance community wellbeing by contributing to community partnerships for events and activities that deliver significant community benefits in Mareeba Shire.

Under the Community Partnerships Program, Council provides financial and in-kind assistance to community organisations in the Mareeba Shire.

The CPP Policy provides further details about the types of assistance provided.

Councillor Discretionary Fund

Regional Arts Development Fund

The Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF) is a partnership between the Queensland Government and Mareeba Shire Council to support local arts, culture and heritage as key drivers of diverse and inclusive communities and strong regions.

During the annual Community Grant Round, individuals, not for profit community groups and associations and arts and cultural companies within the Mareeba Shire Council area will be invited to apply for funding for arts, cultural or heritage projects that meet the RADF objectives to build local cultural capacity, cultural innovation and community well-being.  The local priorities for RADF 2021-22 are: cultural tourism, youth arts engagement and public mural partnerships.  Applicants may apply for a RADF Community Grant of less than $10,000 and must show other sources of project income.

The RADF 2021-22 Community Grant Guidelines and Application Form will be made available online when the grant round opens in January 2022.  For more information and to discuss an application please contact Coordinator Community Services phone 1300 308 461 or email

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Other Grants

In support of the Mareeba Shire community, Council monitors grant funding made available by other organisations.  The Community Grant Alerts below provide key details about a selection of current grant opportunities.  This list is regularly updated.  If you would like to be on the mailing list to receive Community Grant Alerts, please email or contact 1300 308 461.

2021 Mareeba and Dimbulah Community Investment Grant Program – Mareeba and Dimbulah Community Bank

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Charitable and not-for-profit organisations can apply for projects and activities that offer clear public benefit for the Mareeba and Dimbulah communities, contributing to its development in building social capital, community welfare, environmental, health, education or cultural areas.

Applications open Monday 2 August 2021 and close Monday 6 September 2021.


Saluting their Service Commemorative Grants Program – Department of Veterans’ Affairs

Saluting Their Service Commemorative Grants Program | Community Grants Hub

Aims to preserve Australia’s wartime heritage and to involve people around the country in a range of projects and activities that highlight the service and sacrifice of Australia’s service personnel in wars, conflicts and peace operations.  Community Grants to a maximum of $10,000 are available for local, community-based projects and activities.

Applications are open now and close 8 February 2022.


Regional Arts Fund (RAF) Free Community Workshop

5:30 – 6:30pm Tuesday 10 August 2021

Mareeba Shire Council Boardroom, 65 Rankin St, Mareeba

Join RAF Lead Nigel Lavender and learn more about the Regional Arts Fund (RAF) funding program which is designed to benefit regional and remote arts practitioners, arts workers, audiences and communities.

More information about the Regional Arts Fund: About the Regional Arts Fund – Flying Arts Alliance


Disclaimer: The information contained in the Community Grant Alerts is for general information purposes only and is not an endorsement of any internet site, service or organisation mentioned. For full information, please contact the grant providers and access the full guidelines.  Whilst all effort is taken to ensure accuracy, Mareeba Shire Council officers do not accept responsibility for the content, including any errors, omissions or inaccuracies, in any of the Community Grant Alerts presented.