Community Grants Program Community Grants Program


Diamantina Shire Council’s Community Grants Program is an annual allocation of funding, made available to eligible individuals, not-for-profit groups and other organisations, for projects and purposes which are in the public interest, and provide local community benefit within Diamantina Shire.  Support through the Community Grants Program is offered in the following four categories;


GRANT RADF - Arts Queensland partners with local government to support quality arts and cultural experiences across Queensland through the Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF).  

GRANT COMMUNITY DROUGHT SUPPORT - This funding is part of the Queensland Governments support measures for drought affected communities.

DONATIONS - An unconditional gift from council in the form of cash or in-kind support.

SPONSORSHIP - A formal reciprocal arrangement between the applicant and Diamantina Shire Council, which can include cash or in-kind support, in return for Council to be associated with the applicants project, product, or service.       



Applicants must be incorporated or sponsored by an incorporated organisation.

Applicants must have no outstanding payments or reporting owed to Council. 

Applications may be submitted by not-for-profit individuals, community groups or organisations based in Diamantina Shire; or if based outside Diamantina Shire the applicant must be providing a particular activity or event which will have a significant positive impact on Shire residents.  

Applications for retrospective funding will not be considered.



Applications over $500 in all categories are annually.  The deadline for these applications is 13 March.  Applications under $500 in all categories can be submitted at any time.


Applications will be assessed on the following generic criteria, as well as specific grant program criteria (where applicable);

The degree to which the project/purpose is in the public interest;

The degree to which it provides local community benefit within Diamantina Shire;

Demonstrated community need for the project/activity;

Availability of budgeted funds for the Program.  

Council reserves the right to allocate funding at a level it considers appropriate. This means you may get all or none of your request. Applicants will be notified of the outcome as soon as a result is known.     


For further information download the FACT SHEETS below.



          FACT SHEET Community Grants Program          

          FACT SHEET Community Drought Support Funding 

          FACT SHEET RADF Funding        

          APPLICATION FORM - word  

          SUPPORT REQUESTED FORM - word   

           RADF Project Outcome Report - word

           Community Grants Policy

           Arts Queensland (RADF) 

           Community Christmas Event Policy



Foundation for Rural & Regional Renewal (FRRR) A range of grant programs for projects which benefit residents in Australia’s rural, regional and remote communities.   

Gambling Community Benefit Fund (GCBF) Grants up to $35,000 to increase the capacity of not-for-profit groups to provide opportunities for Qld communities.  Four funding rounds per year.

National Library of Australia Community Heritage Grants up to $15,000 to assist with the preservation of locally owned but nationally significant collections.

National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee (NAIDOC) Funding for local community NAIDOC week activities, held annually in the first full week of July.  Applications open early April each year.                                                                     

Queensland Destination Events Program To foster regional tourism and economic development. Grants available for; developing destination events, or supporting significant events. Four funding rounds per year.

Australian Communities Foundation Grants to support charitable organisations and projects are assessed from a pool of funding requests made to the Foundation.                                  

The Propeller Project  To inspire and enable youth-led projects in local communities. Weekly grants of $500 available to eligible applicants                                                                  

Australian Government Indigenous Affairs A range of funding programs available for indigenous projects and initiatives.



Organisations requesting a letter of support from Council, to support a funding application, should email  Please attach a document containing a 'draft version' of the text required in the letter to ensure that all required issues are addressed.