Applications now open.  Funding round will close 9 November 2020.

Grants up to a maximum of $30,000 each will be offered under the 2020-2021 grant round.

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The Gulf Area Community Social Development Trust is a QCF sub-fund established by the Queensland Government.

Grants from the sub-fund, promote the interests and welfare of residents of the Gulf Area Community by supporting projects and initiatives that encourage educational, health, cultural and social development.

Proposed projects must service the communities of Burke Shire Council, Carpentaria Shire Council, Doomadgee Aboriginal Shire Council and Mornington Shire Council.

For more information please contact Kate Kyle, Department of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Partnerships, on 4796 7892 email

All applications for grants are assessed on their merits by the Local Stakeholder Reference Group for recommendation to the Trustee.


Applications are open to only those charitable organisations that have Deductible Gift Recipient Item 1 (DGR1) status from the Australian Taxation Office. To confirm your DGR 1 status, enter your ABN at this link:

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Organisations that do not have DGR status, but would like to apply for funding, are encouraged to collaborate with a funding partner who holds the relevant DGR status and who would be willing to manage and acquit the grant.

DGR status can be checked at the Australian Government website under “Advanced search”.

Applicant organisations must:

  • Be an “eligible organisation”
  • Be capable of efficiently managing Trust grant funds and the associated project
  • Have the capacity to properly keep separate accounting records for reporting purposes
  • Demonstrate that it has competent members with the skills and capacity to carry out the development, implementation and management of approved projects
  • Ensure that the application is discrete in that it is not for a project which will be dependent on further funding being made available from the Trust

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