The overriding criteria for CC-FNQ (Connected Communities Far North Queensland) grants is that the funds have to be utilised for the ‘overall benefit of the community’.

Sporting clubs and not-for-profit organisations in the Gordonvale, Cairns, Kuranda, Port Douglas and Mossman postcode areas may apply. Applicants outside of this region will not be eligible for funding under this program.

Broadly the criteria are:

  • We have two grant categories - Grants up to the amount of $2,500 and grants up to the value of $5,000
  • Only one grant per organisation will be considered per annum.
  • Any sporting club or Not-for-Profit organisation may apply

Grants can be made for, but not limited to:

  • uniforms/apparel, equipment and accredited courses for coaches & officials
  • Purchasing items or repairing recreation areas utilised by the body
  • Contribution to the purchase of major capital items.

The grants program will NOT fund:

  • Purchases of non-sporting apparel or apparel which is not part of the uniform
  • Equipment not used specifically for the applicant groups activities
  • Travel & accommodation
  • Cost of courses not recognised by the groups National Body
  • Payment to club members, officials or coaches for services provided.

Application Process

Grants will reopen on the 1st of August. The next round of grant applications will close on 30th October 2019.

Priority will be given to applications which are considered the greatest benefit to enhancing the wellbeing of the Gordonvale, Cairns, Kuranda, Port Douglas & Mossman communities.

To apply for a grant under the CC-FNQ scheme, complete the application in full.



It is essential that you provide supporting documentation with your application. This may include; quotes, letters confirming team selection, registration fees and information brochures or applications for the event.

If we require further information to assess the grant application, it will be requested by a telephone call or in writing.

Applications will be assessed on the basis of meeting the above criteria. The CC-FNQ board of directors reserves the right to use its discretion in relation to all grant funding applications.

The board's decision is final. No further correspondence will be entered into.

Preference will be given to applicants to organisations who either bank with Bendigo directly or can demonstrate a close connection to Bendigo Bank.

Acknowledgement of funding

The applicant is encouraged to acknowledge the financial support received from CC-FNQ.

In acknowledging this support, you are informing the community about how public funding is spent. Organisations that are funded for a project may use the following acknowledgement statements:

Projects funded solely by CC-FNQ

"This project was proudly funded by CC-FNQ"

Projects funded in partnership with other organisations:

"This project was proudly funded by CC-FNQ and the (insert name of other organisation)”

Supported By

Bendigo Bank