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 and Townsville.

Some of the events we sponsor every year include:

  • The Mount Isa Mines Rodeo
  • 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 2020 North Queensland Community Assistance Program:


Quarter Call for applications Application closing Date Application notifications Payments
1 (2020) 11 November 2019 22 November 2019

16-20 December 2019

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


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.