Cairns Regional Council – Local Community Events Grants

Application Date: 
Saturday, July 1, 2017 - 3:00pm to Saturday, September 30, 2017 - 5:00pm
Region: 
Far North Queensland
Amount: 
$3,000 to $15,000

This program seeks to support organisations in the delivery of events that are for the benefit of local communities.

The objectives of the program are to:
- Drive community and social outcomes to enhance the overall quality of life in local communities.
- Drive future growth and financial sustainability.
- Contribute to the region’s balanced portfolio of community, arts & cultural and sporting events.
- Generate key economic outcomes (including number of tickets sold, level of volunteerism).
- Showcase the importance of events for local communities and businesses.
- Support events that benefit charities and other worthwhile causes.
- Celebrate the rich traditions of communities and the importance of these to the Cairns region.

Grants between $3,000 and $15,000 are available.

The 2016-17 funding round dates are:
- Round 5: Opened 1 July and closes 30 September 2017
- Round 6: Opens 1 October and closes 31 December 2017

Eligible applicants include:
- Not-for-profit organisations. 
- Charitable organisations registered or sanctioned under the Collections Act 1966. 
- Groups that undertake activities for a public purpose or whose primary objective is not directed at making a profit. 
- Groups that demonstrate strong community benefit or need and support for a project or activity.
- Incorporated organisations.