Mayor's Community Assistance Grant

This grant allows the Mayor to respond to requests for financial assistance from local community organisations.

Funding is available for local community organisations who are undertaking an initiative that serves a community purpose and in doing so supports one or more of Council’s corporate goals. Up to $500 (excluding GST) is available per request. Please note there is a limit to the amount of funding available for these grants. Once this amount has been reached, no further grants will be awarded until the next financial year.


The purpose of this grant is to:

  • Support local fundraising initiatives.
  • Recognise the achievements of those in the local community through donations, prizes and awards.
  • Encourage Townsville residents to engage in and provide for the Townsville community.
  • Provide support for Townsville based charitable institutions and community organisations.

Please read the grant guidelines prior to preparing your application.


An applicant must be an incorporated organisation, or be auspiced by such an organisation.

Applicants must be based within the boundaries of the Townsville City Council local government area.

All initiatives, for which funding is sought, must be conducted within the Townsville City Council local government area and/or be of benefit to the Townsville community.

You must have successfully acquitted any previous grants from Townsville City Council.

You must be free of debt to the Townsville City Council.

How to Apply

Please read the grant guidelines prior to preparing your application.

Submit your application online.

The online application system allows you to save, develop and print out your application before you submit it.

For more information please phone the Mayor's Office on 13 48 10 or email

Assessment Timeframes

This grant has a 2 week timeframe for assessment from date of application to notification of outcome.

Mayor's Community Assistance Grants Awarded

If you would like information regarding Community Grants and Partnerships that have been awarded since 01/02/19, this can now be accessed on Townsville Dashboards under Your Council using the Community Grants and Partnerships tab.