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How grants work

Council supports individuals and community entities by providing grants and donations to promote social, cultural, sport and recreational development.

By providing this assistance, Council aims to improve:

  • individuals’ professional development
  • community entities capacity to provide services
  • increasing social services and activities for the community.

Council has a Community Grants Policy (PDF) and a Grants and Donations Procedure (PDF) which guides decision making for grant and donation funding.

There are three types of Grant Funding Programs:

  1. Regional Grants - There are four funding rounds per year.
  2. Community Grants - Applications for Community Grants may be made at any time. 
  3. Funeral Donations - Applications for Funeral Donations may be made at any time.

Regional Grants funding rounds are advertised in the Torres News and on Council divisional notice boards at the start of each funding round.

Grant applications are assessed against selection criteria in a fair and equitable manner, with the assessment process being competitive.

To apply for a grant, fill out and submit the relevant application form.

Senior divisional staff members or the Divisional Manager at your council office can help with your application.