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 opens for applications on Tuesday 9 January 2018 for projects to be conducted between May 2018 and April 2019.  Individuals, groups and associations, and arts and cultural companies within the Mareeba Shire Council area are invited to apply.  Applicants may apply for RADF grants of less than $10,000 and must show other sources of project income. The local priority for RADF 2017-18 is “cultural tourism” however applicants with arts, cultural or heritage projects addressing the broader RADF objectives (build local cultural capacity, cultural innovation and community pride) are welcome to apply.

The RADF 2017-18 Community Grant Guidelines and Application Forms are now available for download below.  Applications must be submitted by 5pm Wednesday 28th February 2018.  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

Community Grant Guidelines RADF 2017-18

Community Grant Application RADF 2017-18 PDF

Community Grant Application RADF 2017-18 (Word)

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.

Tackling Tough Times Together – Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal – grants (up to $15,000) for community groups and not for profit organisations for projects that help communities access the resources they need to support one another through the ongoing effects of the Queensland drought (closing date 12 January 2018.)

Australia Council for the Arts – Career Development Grants for Individuals – grants (of $5,000 – $25,000) for artists, arts workers and groups of artists to further develop skills and improve capacity to build an enduring career in the arts (closing date 6 February 2018.)

Lasting Legacies – Queensland Anzac Centenary Large Grants Program – grants (of $20,001 – $80,000) for not for profit organisations and associations for projects that acknowledge the First World War or significant Queensland military milestones in the past 100 years (closing date 28 February 2018.)

Holden Home Ground Advantage – grants (averaging $12,500) for sporting clubs to help improve facilities, purchase equipment and develop talent (closing date 31 March 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.