The Grants program is available to provide funding to community based groups, individuals and organisations who are providing programs, activities and projects that enrich the opportunities to residents.
Community grants forms
Arts & Culture In-kind application (731.2 KB)
Application form and guidelines for Arts and Cultural in-kind. Council can provide in-kind assistance (not cash) for local community arts and cultural programs and activities that make a positive creative contribution to the region.
Community Services Grant application form (244.4 KB)
Community Services General grants application form
Community Sustainability Grant guidelines and application form (848.8 KB)
Not for profit groups can apply for up to $5,000 for projects that deliver renewable energy, waste reduction, low carbon travel, sustainable food production, biodiversity improvements or community education. Applications are open each year between 1 June and 31 July.
Event Marketing & Promotions Template (104.2 KB)
Template to capture marketing and promotion activities to be implemented for a project supported by Council's Local Community Event Grant.
Events Grant Guidelines (549.9 KB)
Events Grant Guidelines
Events In-Kind Application Form (263.0 KB)
Council can provide in-kind resources, materials and/or services as a contribution towards an event.
Go-Clubs-In-kind form (358.0 KB)
In-kind support for eligible clubs to complete essential projects (including electrical work, construction, landscaping and plumbing), or for turf management.
Local Community Event Grant application form (375.7 KB)
The Local Community Events Grant supports organisations in delivering events for benefit of the local community. These events enrich residents' lives and celebrate important occasions. do not usually attract visitors from outside of town specially for the event.
Major Event Grant Application Form (1.1 MB)
The Major Event Grant supports nationally significant events that drive economic activity in Tropical North Queensland. Major events attract interstate and international visitors (typically 25,000 to 50,000 visitor nights) and national media exposure, produce $3m to $10m economic return to the region, generate community pride, social and cultural benefits, and provide a lasting legacy to the TNQ region.
Mayoral Discretionary Fund (85.1 KB)
Provides annual funding to enable the Mayor to respond to emergent requests for financial assistance from community organisations
Nature-based Learning Grant guidelines and application form (990.7 KB)
Council’s Nature-based Learning Grant provides up to $2,000 for school excursions that connect children with nature in a way that results in a greater awareness and appreciation of sustainable living and the natural world. Applications are open each year between 1 June and 31 July.
Regional Event Grant Application Form (436.2 KB)
The Regional Event Grant nurtures and grows a diverse portfolio of events that will drive economic development, raise the profile of Tropical North Queensland, generate positive social and cultural benefits, and strengthen the local community. Visitation is intrastate focused (typically 500 to 1000 participants / overnight visitors) and the events have potential to develop into a major event within three years.
Sports Tourism Events (373.9 KB)
The Sports Tourism Events grant program supports eligible local, regional, state or national sporting bodies to develop and deliver successful sports tourism events.Criteria apply.
Young People in Sport application (678.1 KB)
Provides financial assistance to young athletes living in the Cairns Regional Council area by providing financial assistance with the cost of representing Queensland at National sporting competitions or representing Australia at International sporting competitions
YouthWeekGrantform.pdf (385.3 KB)
Use this form to apply for Council's Community Development Grant for financial assistance to organisations that wish to pursue projects and activities or events which respond to local community needs and make a positive contribution to community life in the Cairns region.