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 MSC Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF) 2021-22 Community Grant Round is now open for applications.

The Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF) is a partnership between the Queensland Government and Mareeba Shire Council to support local arts and culture in regional Queensland. 

Individuals, groups, not for profit organisations and arts and cultural companies may apply for grants for arts, culture and heritage projects that build cultural capacity, cultural innovation and community wellbeing in the Mareeba Shire.    Projects in the priority areas of cultural tourism, public mural partnerships and youth arts engagement will be highly regarded.  Applicants may apply for a grant of less than $10,000 and must show other sources of project income.

Potential applicants are encouraged to discuss their application prior to submission by contacting Coordinator Community Services on 1300 308 461 or

The Application Form, Guidelines and Outcome Report Template are available to download below. 

Applications must be submitted by 5pm Monday 14 March 2022 for projects starting from 1 June 2022.

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.

2022 ABC Heywire Youth Innovation Grants – Foundation for Rural Regional Renewal (FRRR)

FRRR ABC Heywire Youth Innovation grants | FRRR

Grants of up to $10,000 are now available for not-for-profit, incorporated associations across Australia to adopt, adapt and act on one of the six ideas generated at the annual Heywire Regional Youth Summit on issues that matter to regional, remote and rural youth.  Projects must be undertaken between November 2022 and December 2023. Applications close 18 July 2022.

Strengthening Rural Communities Program – Small & Vital StreamFoundation for Rural and Regional Renewal

Small and Vital grants up to $10,000 are available for broad initiatives that strengthen local people, places and climate solutions. Round 14 now open, closes 30 August 2022

Gambling Community Benefit Fund – Dept Justice and Attorney-General



The Gambling Community Benefit Fund provides grants for not-for-profit community groups to help them provide services, leisure activities and opportunities for Queensland communities.

In 2022, there will be four funding rounds with the following closing dates:

  • 28 February 2022 (super round – grants up to $100,000),
  • 31 May 2022 (grants up to $35,000),
  • 31 August 2022 (grants up to $35,000),
  • 31 October 2022 (grants up to $35,000).

2023 Queensland Day Sponsorship Program – Department of the Premier and Cabinet

Sponsorship Program | Queensland Day (

Encourages Queensland to celebrate Queensland Day between 3-11 June 2023 in a way that reflects the unique culture, heritage and aspirations of their own community, including concerts, festivals, markets and parades.  Eligible organisations are invited to apply for sponsorship of up to $15,000 and must make a co-contribution of at least 50% of total project costs.

Applications are now open and close 31 August 2022.

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.