INDIVIDUALS and organisations with ideas to enrich the community or grow the local economy are encouraged to apply for a Douglas Shire Council grant.

Council will be inviting grant applications for local projects under the 2020/21 Council Grants Program next month.

Staff will hold information sessions in Mossman, Port Douglas and Diwan from Tuesday, August 4.

Interested applicants are invited to RSVP to Council by July 31.

Douglas Shire Council Deputy Mayor Lisa Scommazzon encouraged people to come forward with their ideas.

“Council grants provide a fantastic opportunity to get some funding to help bring a great idea to fruition,” she said.

“Get in touch with Council staff, work on your ideas and come along to the information sessions in August to see how you can apply.”

“I look forward to seeing some new community-driven initiatives for Council to get behind.”

Some previous projects: 

Daintree Food Trail
Daintree Life 2019

A recent success story is the Daintree Food Trail, which has garnered strong interest from television networks and metropolitan newspapers.

The Daintree Food Trail celebrates the produce and people of the Daintree and Douglas Shire.
You can check it out here.

A total of $75,000 is available and funding streams include:

  • Major Grant – $60,000 ($1,001 – $10,000)
  • Micro grant – $10,000 (Up to $1,000)
  • Place making – $5,000

Further details will be available here when the round opens.

Applications close at 4.30pm on Friday, September 25 this year.

Information Sessions:

Tuesday 4th August

5.30pm – 6.30pm

Council Chambers 64-66 Front St Mossman


Wednesday 5th August

11.30am – 12.30pm

Alexandra Bay Sports Club


Thursday 6th August

5.30pm – 6.30pm

Community Hall, Mowbray St, Port Douglas


For contact tracing purposes, RSVP’s are essential by 31st July:

  • (07) 4099 9444