Junior Community Grants


Applications are now open for the second round of Mayor Liz Schmidt’s Junior Community Grants.

Mayor Liz Schmidt made funds available to provide a source of financial assistance to young people in Charters Towers Regional Council’s area wishing to undertake a variety of activities and may require extra funds to assist with a project for their organisation. The funds are available from the allowance Mayor Schmidt receives for the use of her own vehicle while conducting Council business.

Community organisations and groups involving young people from families across the Council region were encouraged to apply for this Junior Community Grants program. The applications must be for activities of a group.

The grant amount may be specified on the application form and such request will be considered by a judging panel who will make a final decision.  The grant will be provided as a one-off assistance to the successful applicants.

The Mayor’s Junior Community Grants are offered for Groups consisting of the following age groups or groups including all age groups mentioned:

  • Groups aged between Pre-Prep/Kindergarten to Grade 6
  • Groups aged between Grade 7 and Grade 10
  • Groups aged between Grade 11 and Grade 12

Applicant/applicants must be within the age range and must have the support of a responsible adult.

Junior Community Grant applications considered for all reasonable purposes.  These could include academic, sporting, cultural and recreational endeavours.

Applicants for the Junior Community Grants will be restricted to those who satisfy all of the following criteria:

  1. Students or members of groups must be a resident of the Charters Towers Regional Council area.
  2. Students or members of groups must be attending a school within the Charters Towers Region and be studying on a full-time basis.
  3. Applying students or group members must answer all criteria questions in the application form, with the final two questions being handwritten.
  4. Creativity from applying students or group members who best explain their goals and aspirations are most likely to be successful with their application.


The application form for the initial round may be found here.

Application forms and guidelines were available from City Hall, Council’s Administration Centre, Excelsior Library and via the link above.

The second round of the Mayor’s Junior Community Grants opened on 01 August 2017 and closes 31 August 2017.

If you have an enquiries please contact Executive Assistant Jenny Brown, phone 4761 5352 or send an email to jbrown@charterstowers.qld.gov.au