Councillors' Discretionary Grants

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.


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.


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

Please read the grant guidelines prior to preparing your application.

Contact a Townsville City Council Councillor to discuss your initiative (Councillor contact details are available here). The Councillor will discuss the next steps with you to progress your application.

The 2019/20 Townsville City Grants and Partnership Program will open on 5 July 2019.

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 2018/19

Organisation NameProject TitleAmount
Kirwan Scout GroupSupplies purchased for the Q Stores for scout group activities.$250
Parents and Citizens Association - Townsville Central State SchoolTownsville Central State School - 150 Years Celebration.$250
Townsville Community Garden Inc.Community Garden BBQ.$250
Western Suburbs Tennis ClubNew Perpetual Trophies.$250
Wulguru State School Parents and Citizens AssociationWulguru State School 2019 Fete$150
Cungulla Men's ShedPurchase Equipment$150
Upper Ross Junior Rugby LeaguePurchase new training footballs$250
Wests Squash Club (Kirwan)2019 Open Squash Championships$250
Canine Obedience Club of Townsville Inc.Repair costs for clubhouse kitchen fan$192.50
Brothers Rugby League Club TownsvilleDamon Marshall - School Boys Rugby League National Championships$250
Toomulla Beach Community AssociationCommunity Fun day in the park with new swings$100
Brothers Rugby League Club TownsvilleSione Tuitupou - School Boys Rugby League National Championships$250
Kalynda Chase Community GardenBee Day$250
Fisherman's Landing fishing Social Club IncKids Fishing Classic$250
Oonoonba State School Parents and Citizens AssociationOonoonba P&C  - Freezer Purchase$250
Hermit Park State School Parents and Citizen's AssociationHermit Park State School - V8 Supercars Recycling Program$250
Willows State School Parents and Citizens AssociationThe Willows State School - Fun Fair Fundraiser$250