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Community Grant Program












Torres Strait Island Regional Council's range of grants offer support to individuals and local community entities by providing funding assistance to promote social, cultural, sporting and recreational development.

By providing this assistance, Council aims to improve:

  • Individuals’ professional development.
  • Community entities capacity to provide services.
  • Increasing social services and activities for the community.

Council has a Community Grants Policy (PDF) which guides decision making for grant and donation funding. Grant applications are assessed against selection criteria in a fair and equitable manner, with the assessment process being competitive.

There are three types of Grant Funding available:

  • Regional Grants - There are three funding rounds per year, including an additional Scholarship allocation for Round 2.
  • Community Grants - Applications for Community Grants may be made at any time throughout the year and will be assessed at Council’s Monthly Ordinary Meetings. 
  • Funeral Donations - Applications for Funeral Donations may be made at any time.


Grants at a glance:








Application Due Date: Max. Amount (Individual): Max. Amount (Community Entity):
 5PM - Last Friday of each month  $2,500 $10,000











Application Due Date: Max. Amount (Individual): Max. Amount (Community Entity):
Round 1 - 5PM, 22nd September 2020  $500 $2,500
Round 2 - 5PM, 15th January 2021 $500 $2,500
Annual Scholarships - 5PM, 15th January 2021 $500 -
Round 3 - 5PM, 15th May 2021 $500 $2,500














Application Due Date: Max. Amount (Individual):
Applications can be submitted at anytime throughout the year  $2,000






How to Apply:

Please submit all applications to For grant enquiries, please call the Corporate Affairs team on 07 4034 5714.

Application Forms:

Senior divisional staff members or the Divisional Manager at your council office can help with your application.



Acquittal of Funds:

All community and regional grant recipients are required to submit an acquittal form for funds received from Council within 2 weeks of expenditure.