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 are now open.


Arts and history grants

Council offers a range of art and history grants, fellowships and awards for artists, creatives and historians. Creative Sparks Program, Lord Mayor's Young and Emerging Artists Fellowships and Brisbane History Grants are now open for application.


Australia Day Awards

The 2016 Lord Mayor's Australia Day Awards are now open. Nominations close on Monday 2 November. Nominate someone you know who has made Brisbane an even better place.

Environment and sustainability

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

Grant recipient profiles

Every year Council awards a range of grants. See previous grant recipient profiles and learn valuable tips to help you apply for a grant.

Seniors Celebration Donation

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

School grants

Council provides financial assistance to schools for sports facility upgrades. Find out more information, including who is eligible and how to apply. These grants are now closed.

Heritage Incentives Scheme

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

Crime prevention grant

Suburban businesses, community organisations and sporting clubs can apply for funding for projects or services to deter crime and improve community safety.

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. You can also read our latest sponsorship profile.

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.


07 October 2015