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

The Community Assistance Program (CAP) helps us 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.

Some of the events we sponsor every year include:

  • The Mount Isa Mines Rodeo
  • MineX 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 2019 North Queensland Community Assistance Program:


Quarter Call for applications Application closing Date Application notifications Payments
1 (2020) 11 November 22 November

16-20 December

2 (2020) 10 February 21 February 16-20 March April -June
3 (2020) 11 May 22 May 15-19 June July-September
4 (2020) 10 August 21 August 14-20 September July-September


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 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.