Community Partnerships Program (CPP)

The purpose of the Community Partnerships Program (CPP) is to provide financial and in-kind assistance by supporting community events, activities and initiatives that:

  • Demonstrate exceptional community, economic and /or environmental benefits and impacts and
  • Align with the Mareeba Shire Council Corporate Plan.

The CPP Policy, adopted 15 February 2017, provides further details about the types of assistance provided.

For information on how to apply, please refer to the CPP Information Brochure (download below) and contact Council’s Community Wellbeing Officer Cristina Aloia (phone: 4086 4627) with any enquiries about Community Partnerships.

Community Partnerships Program – Information for Applicants

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 and heritage as key drivers of diverse and inclusive communities and strong regions.

The RADF 2017-18 Community Grant Round is now closed. The RADF 2018 – 19 Community Grant Round will open 2 January 2019 for projects to be conducted between May 2019 and April 2020. Individuals, groups and associations and arts and cultural companies within the Mareeba Shire Council area are invited to apply for arts, cultural or heritage projects. Applicants may apply for grants of less than $10,000 and must show additional sources of project income. Applications that address the RADF 2018-19 local priorities or the broader RADF objectives (build local capacity, cultural innovation and community pride) are welcome to apply.

The RADF 2018-19 Community Grant Guidelines and Application Form will be available for download from 2 January 2019. For more information and to discuss your application please contact Jane Hollins, Senior Community Wellbeing Officer, phone 4086 4695 or 1300 308 461 or email

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 with your contact details or contact us on 1300 308 461.

Gambling Community Benefit Fund – Commemorative Grants 2018 – grants (10 of up to $100,000 and 1 of up to $250,000) for not for profit, community-based organisations to undertake major capital works, purchase major equipment and transportation items or implement community events or festivals (EOI closing date 31 August 2018.)

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 and staff do not accept responsibility for the content, including any errors, omissions or inaccuracies, in any of the Community Grant Alerts presented.