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. 

2014 Innovation Award

Applications to pitch for the 2014 Innovation Award are now closed. Shortlisted pitches will be presented at Rhizome: creative arts symposium on Tuesday 6 May 2014.

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.

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Download a copy of Council's Community Grants Policy (PDF - 136kb), or read the online version of this document.

Community grants

Community grants

Information on grant funding available for community groups and non-profit organisations to develop and improve facilities and services in Brisbane. The following community grants are open for application:

  • Lord Mayor's Suburban Initiative Fund



Arts and history grants

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


Crime prevention grant

This grant provides funds to suburban businesses, community organisations and sporting clubs for projects/services to deter crime and improve community safety.

Environment and sustainability grants

This program 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.

Seniors Celebration Donation

This grant helps senior citizens groups to cover the cost of activities such as social outings and Christmas parties. This grant is now closed.
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Australia Day Awards

The judging panel are reviewing all nominations for the 2014 Australia Day Awards. The winners will be announced in January. 

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.