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Funding opportunities: North and Far North Queensland Monsoon Trough

Thursday, 25 July 2019

Category C – FNQ and NQ monsoon trough flexible funding grants – round one

Grants of up to $150,000 each are now available to help FNQ and 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, Townsville
  • Whitsunday, Winton, Wujal Wujal
  • Yarrabah  

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 updated Funding Information Paper (dated July 2019 as most current version) is available to assist you to determine if groups are eligible, and how to submit an application.

Important dates

1 July 2019 - Round One grant applications open

5 August 2019 - Closing date for Round One grant applications

Mid-September 2019 - Successful Round One applicants announced

1 October 2019 - Contracts commence
Find more information on the grants including links to the application forms via SmartyGrants, or contact

Special disaster assistance recovery grants – small business

Small businesses and primary producers impacted by the North and Far North Queensland Monsoon Trough earlier this year now have an extra three months to apply for recovery grants.

The Special Disaster Assistance Recovery Grants for small business offer up to $50,000 for cleaning, repairs and replacements, leasing temporary premises and other eligible activities. The Special Disaster Assistance Recovery Grants for primary producers offer up to $75,000 to assist primary producers in their clean-up and recovery.

The grants, jointly funded by the Commonwealth and Queensland Governments under the Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements (DRFA), close on Friday 29 November 2019.

FIND OUT MORE online or call 1800 623 946.



Local Government Association of Queensland
LG House, 25 Evelyn Street, Newstead Qld 4006


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