The Community Partnerships Program

The Community Partnerships Program is designed to support the volunteer efforts of community groups and contribute to community-led events, projects and activities that deliver social, economic, environmental and cultural benefits to the local community.

To be eligible to apply under this program the applicant must be a not for profit organisation such as an incorporated body.  Businesses, commercial entities, are not eligible to apply under this program.

The Community Partnership Program Policy and Procedure provides details about how requests for Council assistance are managed, including a complete list of the eligibility criteria and conditions of approval.

Submit online request here

Letters of Support/Reference Request

Supporting our community to apply for funding from grants is extremely important to us.

Council receives letter of support and reference requests on a regular basis from individuals, community groups, businesses, sporting clubs and not-for-profit organisations.

To assist Council with the prompt processing of your request we require a minimum of 10 business days’ notice for regular letters of support and up to 8 weeks for proposed projects on MSC land or upgrades to MSC facilities.

Submit online request here

The Mareeba Shire Council, Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF) 

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.

Applications for the 2023-24 grant round have now closed. If you wish to be notified of the next available grant round, you can do so by contacting Council’s Senior Community Services Officer by phone on 1300 308 461 or emailing

Have your say on public murals across the Shire!

To date, Council’s Public Mural Action Plan has delivered seven murals with funding from RADF. We are delighted to announce that four additional artworks are planned, and we need your feedback to help inform our plans for the remaining murals.

Complete the survey below and have your say by Sunday, 30 June 2024.


Councillor Discretionary Fund

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.

If you would like to be on the mailing list to receive Community Grant Alerts, please email or contact 1300 308 461.

Extraordinary Disaster Assistance Recovery Grants

Applications close 28 June 2024.

Grants of up to $50,000 are available for affected non-profit organisations and businesses, and $75,000 for primary producers following Tropical Cyclone Jasper, associated rainfall and flooding, 13 – 28 December 2023 to hire or purchase equipment and materials, clean up, remove debris, repair or replace damaged infrastructure/fencing or goods and other costs associated with the recovery process.

Eligible clean-up, reinstatement activities and emergency measures vary for the applicant, further details are available here: Extraordinary Disaster Assistance Recovery Grants – Tropical (

Anzac Day Trust Fund 2024

2024 is the second year that the Queensland Veterans’ Council (QVC) will administer the Trust Fund grant program. This year, the program will provide approximately $1.6 million in grants to organisations that support the welfare of veterans and their dependents in Queensland.

Applications are now open and will close on Monday 17 June 2024.

More information: Anzac Day Trust Fund (

NAIDOC Week Grants Program, Queensland Government

The NAIDOC Week Grants program supports a range of activities across Queensland to encourage community participation and engagement in NAIDOC Week events and celebrations across the State.  Small grants of up to $2,500 are available.


Strengthen Rural Communities, Small & Vital, FRRR

The Small and Vital stream gives small, remote, rural and regional communities across Australia the opportunity to access funds for a broad range of initiatives that directly and clearly benefit local communities. Grants up to $10,000 are available for a broad range of grassroots, community led initiatives that strengthen people, places and climate solutions, with a preference for smaller communities.

  • Applications close: 5 June 2024 (Round 21)


Mount Emerald Wind Farm Community Enhancement Fund, RATCH-Australia

The Community Fund is designed to share the financial benefits of the wind farm with not-for-profit groups, associations, clubs or individuals that make a positive and lasting difference to the local community.  Projects or requests must fall within the Objects of the Trust. Applicants must live or operate within a 50 km radius of the Mount Emerald Wind Farm.

  • Applications accepted all year round and reviewed twice a year 31 January and 31 July.

More information: Community – Mount Emerald Wind Farm (