Grants and awards

Brisbane City Council provides grants for community groups and non-profit organisations, as well as grants for art and history, environment and sustainability, schools, crime prevention, Men's Sheds and seniors. Council also gives Australia Day Awards over a number of categories each year. Find out more, including grant terms and conditions and Council sponsorship. 

You can also read a summary of all Council grant programs.


Community grants

Information on grant funding available for community groups and non-profit organisations to develop and improve facilities and services in Brisbane. Many of our grants open for application soon.



Arts and history grants

Council offers a range of art and history grants, fellowships and awards for artists, creatives and historians. 


Crime prevention grant

Suburban businesses, community organisations and sporting clubs can apply for funding for projects/services to deter crime and improve community safety. Opening for applications 13 July.

Environment and sustainability

These grants offers financial assistance to projects that contribute to Council's environmental and sustainability objectives and priorities. 

School grants

Council provides financial assistance to schools for sports facility upgrades. Find out more information, including who is eligible and how to apply. School grants open for application on 6 July.

Seniors Celebration Donation

This grant helps senior citizens groups to cover the cost of activities such as social outings and Christmas parties. 

Australia Day Awards

The 2015 Lord Mayor's Australia Day Awards are now closed for nominations. Winners will be announced on Australia Day. 

Heritage Incentives Scheme

Council provides advice and some financial assistance to property owners to conserve heritage listed properties.

Grants and awards terms and conditions

Successful applicants of Council grants must comply with terms and conditions during the course of their grant.


Information on obtaining sponsorship from Council.

Register your details

If you would like to be notified about opening dates of the next grant rounds, you can register your contact details online with My Community Directory. Click the 'join for free' button and follow the prompts. Council will access this data to email community organisations when appropriate grant programs open for application.

Grant recipients - acquittal of funding

If you are ready to acquit the grant funding for your organisation, please complete the online acquittal form linked to your original grant application:

  1. Log in.
  2. Click on the 'My Submissions' link at the top of the page - you will see your submission and the associated forms open and waiting for your to complete.

Community Grants Policy

Read Council's Community Grants Policy.


24 June 2015