Community Grants Program


The 2020 Community Grants Funding Round is now open.

Diamantina Shire Council’s Community Grants Program is an annual allocation of funding, made available to eligible applicants, for projects which are in the public interest and provide local community benefit within Diamantina Shire.  Support through the Community Grants Program is offered either as a grant or in-kind support.  

Completed applications can be forwarded to NO LATER THAN 5 PM on the 9th March 2020 if your event is prior to 20th April 2020. All other applications close NO LATER THAN 5 PM on the 9th April 2020. For any questions regarding community grants program please contact the Wirrarri Information Centre on 07 4564 2000.

Community Grants Application Form (DOCX)

Community Grants Guidelines (PDF)

Community Grants Policy (PDF)

Community Grants Program In-Kind Support Request  (DOCX)

Community Grants Acquittal Form (DOCX)

Diamantina Shire Council Logo (PNG)

Other Avenues of Funding

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

FRRR Grants

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.

Community benefit funding programs

National Library of Australia
Community Heritage Grants up to $15,000 to assist with the preservation of 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 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.

Tourism & Events.Queensland

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

Australian Communities Foundation

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

The Propeller Project

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

Indigenous Affairs

Letters of support

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.