Community Grants Program


The 2024 Community Grants Funding Program

Introducing the 2024 Community Grants Funding Initiative

Welcome to the Diamantina Shire Council's Community Grants Program for 2024! Our program is dedicated to supporting individuals and community groups/organizations in delivering a diverse array of activities, programs, and services that enrich our community life. Whether it's artistic endeavours, cultural celebrations, recreational pursuits, sporting events, or other community-related initiatives, we provide financial and in-kind assistance fairly and transparently.

To ensure that our community support effectively contributes to the region's well-being and benefits our residents, Council has meticulously crafted a Community Grants Policy and streamlined the application process.

Ready to apply? Completed applications can be sent to

If you have any questions or need assistance navigating the community grants program, feel free to contact the Wirrarri Information Centre at 07 4564 2000.

Please review the information below to guide you through the application process effectively. Your contribution to our community is invaluable, and we look forward to supporting your endeavours!

IMPORTANT: Please read the information below to assist you in completing your application.

Community Grants Application Form 

Community Grants Guidelines 

Community Grants Policy 

Community Grants Program In-Kind Support Request  

Community Grants Acquittal Form 

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Information and fact sheets for people and organisations interested in applying for community grants through other Avenues of Funding

Guides and fact sheets are available for individuals and organisations keen on seeking community grants through alternative funding avenues. Grants play a pivotal role in sustaining non-profit entities, with billions of dollars distributed annually by various bodies, including governmental bodies at local, state, and federal levels, philanthropic groups, community trusts, and corporate foundations. 

Here are some grants and funding opportunities available in Queensland for various purposes:

Queensland Government

  • The Queensland Government offers various grants and assistance programs that may benefit community organisations and businesses. More information is available on its official website.
  • These grants cover a wide range of areas, including community support, business development, and more.

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

Community benefit funding programs

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

Community Heritage Grants

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


Queensland Destination Events Program
To foster regional tourism and economic development. Grants are available to develop destination events or support significant events—four yearly funding rounds.

Tourism & Events.Queensland

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

Australian Communities Foundation

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

Indigenous Affairs

Letters of support

To obtain a letter of support from the Council for their funding application, organizations must email Please include a document with a 'draft version' of the letter text to ensure all pertinent issues are covered.