Councillors' Discretionary Grants

The Councillors’ Discretionary Grant is currently closed to new applications until further notice due to the pending Election on Saturday 28 March 2020.

Please continue to check this page for updates on this grant.

This grant assists Councillors to respond to requests for financial assistance from local community organisations to undertake an initiative that serves a community purpose.

Up to $250 (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 next financial year.

Purpose

The purpose of this grant is to provide a quick response to local requests for small amounts of financial support from community organisations.

Please read the grant guidelines prior to preparing your application.

Eligibility

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 Townsville City grants.

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

How to Apply

The Councillors’ Discretionary Grant is currently closed to new applications until further notice due to the pending Election on Saturday 28 March 2020. Please continue to check this page for updates on this grant.

Please read the grant guidelines prior to preparing your application.

If you would still like to apply for Council funding for your initiative, please visit the pages on our other Grant Programs - Social, Economic or Environmental Grants. Please refer to the programs guidelines and eligibility to determine if your initiative is eligible. If you have any further questions please contact the Grants team via communitygrants@townsville.qld.gov.au or on 13 48 10.

Assessment Timeframes

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

Councillor’s Discretionary 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 https://dashboards.townsville.qld.gov.au/council using the Community Grants and Partnerships tab.