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.

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

The RADF 2018-19 Community Grant Round opens for applications on Tuesday 8 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 funding for arts, cultural or heritage projects that meet the RADF objectives to build local cultural capacity, cultural innovation and community pride.  The local priorities for RADF 2018-19 are: cultural tourism, youth arts engagement and public mural partnerships.   Applicants may apply for RADF grants of less than $10,000 and must show other sources of project income.

The RADF 2018-19 Community Grant Guidelines and Application Forms are now available for download.  Applications must be submitted by 5pm Thursday 28th February 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 or contact us by telephone 1300 308 461.

Gambling Community Benefit Fund – Round 100

Grants of $500 to $35,000 for not-for-profit community groups to enhance their capacity to provide services, leisure activities and opportunities for Queensland communities.  Applications close 28 February 2019. Click here for more information. 


Saluting their Service Community Commemorative Grants Program

Grants of up to $4,000 for community-based projects or activities that directly commemorate the involvement, service and sacrifice of Australia’s service personnel in wars, conflicts and peace operations. Applications close 26 March 2019. Click here for more information.


Universal Charitable Fund – Small Grants

Grants of approximately $2,000 for projects that make an impact in the areas of education, health, building sustainable communities, children and youth.  Applications can be submitted at any time. Click here to find out more.



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.