Far North & North Queensland Monsoon Trough — funding grants now open


Grants of up to $150,000 each are now available to help FNQ & NQ communities recover from the 2019 Monsoon Trough, thanks to a $4.5 million Round One recovery package being jointly funded by the Australian and Queensland Governments.

Queensland-based community groups, local councils, non-government organisations, peak & industry groups, and research bodies delivering in or to the monsoon-impacted local government areas of:

  • Aurukun
  • Barcoo
  • Boulia
  • Burdekin
  • Burke
  • Cairns
  • Carpentaria
  • Cassowary Coast
  • Charters Towers
  • Cloncurry
  • Cook
  • Croydon
  • Diamantina
  • Douglas
  • Etheridge
  • Flinders
  • Hinchinbrook
  • Hope Vale
  • Kowanyama
  • Lockhart River
  • Longreach
  • Mackay
  • Mapoon
  • Mareeba
  • McKinlay      
  • Mornington
  • Mount Isa
  • Napranum
  • Northern Peninsula
  • Palm Island
  • Pormpuraaw
  • Richmond
  • Torres
  • Winton
  • Torres Strait Island
  • Wujal Wujal
  • Townsville
  • Yarrabah
  • Whitsunday





are encouraged to apply for either or both small grants (between $2,500 and $50,000) or large grants (between $50,001 and $150,000) to support events, activities and programs that drive community recovery activities, increase awareness and build local resilience.

The Funding Information Paper will help you determine eligibility and with how to submit an application.

Applications close 2pm, Monday 5 August 2019.

More information on the grants is available at communities.qld.gov.au/funding including links to the application forms via SmartyGrants.

For information or queries not contained in the Funding Information Paper, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.