Success Stories

Currently over $1,000,000 has been handed back to the communities of Cairns, Mossman and Port Douglas. Over 220 clubs have been financially assisted to help their organisations be more sustainable within the communities that they operate.

CC-FNQ has also received the Cairns Chamber of Commerce “Business Excellence Awards” for Community Contribution.

Some of the Community Recipients

Received $4925 to replace obsolete jumping rails and equipment.
North Queensland Show Jumping Club

Received $2470 to purchase warm up jackets for players.
Radars Netball

Received $5000 to assist in the purchase of a floor scrubber.
Cairns Basketball

Received $5000 to upgrade canteen facility.
Mossman Sharks Junior Rugby League

Received $5000 for sunsafe uniforms

"Thank you again to the board and yourself for supporting our club." - Mark Malone, Rovers Cricket Club

Received: $20,000 for a new vehicle
Crime Stoppers Cairns

 Received: $2,500 for the refurbishment of the counselling room
Child & Parent Support Program

Received: $4,500 for a new PA system

"We hosted an U14 State Championship between 24th and 27th September. The PA System was critical to the success of our event. Please let your Committee now how valuable the contribution was to Cairns Basketball." - Michael Scott, General Manager, Cairns Basketball

    Received: $5000 for a new golf driving/practice facility

"I would like to extend a special thank you from the committee and club members for this generous donation, for a facility that is long overdue. It will be highly valued by members and well used on comp days and by social players as a warm up or practice facility." - Terry Hayton, Treasurer, Gordonvale Golf Club


  Received: $2048 for the purchase of two new marquees

"The Marquees will be a blessing to us, we will be able to use them for our Community Gardens presentation, and for people to sit under and enjoy their coffee and BBQ, also other organisations can use them too at the Community Markets for their fundraising. We are so impressed with the final product." - Vicki Shean, Secretary, Redlynch Valley Community Group Inc



“The 2015 foundation year for the Northern Beaches Mudcrabs Junior Club was met with significant challenges: one of which was the up-front cost of multiple team kits. Through CC-FNQ’s grant process, the club received the entire uniform funding for jerseys, training shirts, shorts and socks for the junior club target age groups of U5–U11s. ‘Looking like a club’ and creating a professional environment for parents was the first and major step in attracting strong membership numbers, many of which were new to the sport of Rugby Union, a goal achieved by the generosity of CC-FNQ. In a very short period of time, the Northern Beaches Mudcrabs Rugby Union Club and the CC-FNQ initiative have motivated and got physically active 40 local children under the age of 12, with the view to doubling those membership numbers in 2016. The club is fortunate to be the recipient of the focus on local community groups by CC-FNQ, and looks forward to strengthening the relationship into the future.”

– Nathan Crane, President, Northern Beaches Mudcrabs Junior Club



“A big thank you to CC-FNQ, who have provided us with $2,500 to go towards our 2015 players shirts”

– Saints Soccer Club



“The strengthening relationship between Cairns Hockey and Building Active Connected Communities has provided significant benefits to Cairns Hockey members through projects that build capacities and improve facilities. Thank you so much.”

– Cairns Hockey Association Inc



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Bendigo Bank