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Grants and Funding

Hinchinbrook Shire Council Community Activity Grants 

Is your local not for profit community group looking for financial assistance to aid with community activities, festivals and events or individuals with National achievement?

The Hinchinbrook Shire Council offers quarterly grants throughout the year to help support local community groups. 

Council’s aim is to support a variety of not for profit organisations and activities throughout the Shire by offering financial assistance or sponsorship for a new or existing community activity or event, including community achievement activities, one-off community activities, start up organisations and signature regionally significant community activities. For more details on eligibility requirements please refer to the Community Activity Grants Acquittal Form or Contact us

For financial assistance within the 2017 / 2018 financial year the application periods are outlined below. Closing dates will be advertised closer to the application period.

Assistance* or Event date (between) Application Closing Date Status 
1 July 2017 - 30 September  5 June 2017 Closed
1 October 2017 - 31 December 2017 31 August 2017 Open 
1 January 2018 - 31 March 2018 31 October 2017 Open 
1 April 2018 - 30 June 2018 To be confirmed  Open 

*Community organisations seeking funding for general financial assistance outside of events, can place their application in any of the stated periods.

To be considered eligible for a Council grant, an individual, group or organisation must operate within the Hinchinbrook Shire and be not for profit.

Click here to download the Community Activity Grants Acquittal Form.

Non-Council Grant and Tender Opportunities

Department of State Development

For a list of available grants and tenders for the region, please click on the links provided below which will take you to the Regional Development Australia (RDA) website and links provided by the Department of State Development.

Click here for Grants - RDA collates information on upcoming grants from government, corporate, philanthropic and private sectors.

Click here for Tenders - RDA collates information on upcoming tenders from government, corporate and private sectors.

Click here for a further list of available tenders for the region from the Department of State Development.

Department of Social Services

For a list of available grants, please click on the link provided below which will take you to the Community Grants Hub website. 

Click here to visit the Community Grants Hub.

Gambling Community Benefit Fund

The Office of Liquor and Gaming Regulation (OLGR) Community Benefit Funds Unit (CBFU) distributes revenue from gaming taxes to various not-for-profit community groups throughout Queensland and invites all eligible organisations to submit grant applications to the Gambling Community Benefit Fund during the application periods noted below.

Click here for the Gambling Community Benefit Fund which closes 31 August, 30 November, 28 February and 31 May.

Other Grants

See below links for Non-Council Grants available through other Departments/Government Organisations. Please note that application processes are available through the respective link and not through Council. 

Foundation for Rural & Regional Renewal 

Click here for Ausport Local Sporting Champions Grant

Click here for Young Athletes Travel Subsidy

Click here for Sports and Recreation Planning Program

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