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. 

Information on the 2019 funding round will be available soon.



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.