Our community investment activities are a key part of our commitment to the Mount Isa community.

We offer two community investment programs; the Community Assistance Program (CAP) and the Glencore Community Program North Queensland (GCPNQ).

These programs help us to develop partnerships with local community organisations, across three key areas: Capacity building - including education and training, enterprise development and economic diversification; Health - to support the delivery of essential health and community services; and Environment - to support programs focussed on the protection of environmental values.

Since 2004, we have invested more than $35 million through our community investment programs and initiatives across our north Queensland communities of Mount Isa, Cloncurry, Camooweal, Townsville and Bowen.

Community Assistance Program

Our CAP provides regular, one-off sponsorships, donations and in-kind support for local events and initiatives to benefit the Mount Isa community that are valued between $100 and $20,000.

Some of the events we sponsor every year include:

  • The Mount Isa Mines Rotary Rodeo
  • Mount Isa Mining Expo
  • NAIDOC week celebrations
  • Northern Outback Business Awards
  • Lake Moondarra Fishing Classic.

This program calls for applications on a quarterly basis and four rounds of funding will be distributed to the community in January, April, July and October each year. The below table outlines timelines for the 2017 North Queensland Community Assistance Program:


Quarter Call for applications Application closing Date Application notifications Payments
2 (2017) 13 February 3 March

20-22 March

3 (2017) 15 May 2 June 19-21 June July-September
4 (2017) 14 August 1 September 18-20 September October-December
1 (2018) 13 November 2017 1 December 2017  18-20 December 2017 January-March 2018


Glencore Community Program North Queensland

Our GCPNQ provides funding for larger, infrastructure or project based initiatives which will achieve milestones over a one, two, or three year period to leave a lasting legacy in the community.

Funding via GCPNQ has contributed to the improvement of vital services and community facilities in Mount Isa, Cloncurry, Camooweal, Townsville and Bowen since 2004.

The partnerships are an effective way of supporting community groups to achieve milestones over an extended time period, whether that be getting a new Indigenous training initiative off the ground, building a new, state-of-the-art healthcare facility, or purchasing equipment to further develop an environmental protection project. We work closely with our partners to ensure they are receiving the support they need to make a real difference in their communities.

Additional information

Take a look at the Glencore North Queensland funding guidelines and application form for more information or to apply for the Community Assistance Program and/ or the Glencore Community Program North Queensland.

Glencore North Queensland funding guidelines and application form

If you are an organisation that would like to apply for funding through our quarterly Community Assistance Program or our annual Glencore Community Program North Queensland please download our Glencore North Queensland funding guidelines and application form.

Community gallery

Click on the link below for projects supported under our community development programs.