Community grants

Brisbane City Council's grants programs provide funding to help local non-profit community groups to develop and improve facilities and services in Brisbane. Grants are also given to individuals who require financial assistance to promote creativity and the arts, encourage historical, cultural and physical events and activities, take care of sick or injured native wildlife and help others in their community.

Grant recipient profiles

Council profiles previous grant recipients so that you can learn valuable tips to help you apply for a grant, as well as find out how grant funding has helped recipients achieve their goals. Our current profiles feature recipients of community grants. Read the profiles

Grants currently open

The following Council grants for community groups and non-profit organisations are open for application.


Lord Mayor's Suburban Initiative Fund

The Lord Mayor's Suburban Initiative Fund supports community groups in recognition of the vital contribution made towards building stronger communities in Brisbane. 

Closes: Friday 17 June 2016, or when each ward has fully spent their allocated budget (whichever comes first)

Grants currently closed

The following Council grants for community groups and non-profit organisations are currently closed.

Men's Shed Grants Program

This grants program supports Men's Shed groups in Brisbane. 

Housing Support Program

This program provides funding to community organisations for projects or services that respond to the housing and social needs of homeless people, or those living in social housing. 

Partnering for Public Netball Courts Program

This program provides financial assistance to community netball club and Brisbane state, independent and private schools to construct new netball facilities or upgrade existing netball facilities for community use.

Community Support Funding Program

This program offers financial assistance to community groups facing financial hardships and providers of affordable housing.

Suburban Crime Prevention Grants

This grant provides funds to suburban businesses and not-for-profit groups and sporting clubs for projects or services that will help deter crime and help improve community safety in their local suburb and community.

Access and Inclusion Community Partnership Program

This program provides funds to community organisations, groups or networks for projects or services that improve access and inclusion in Brisbane.

Community Development and Capacity Building Grants

These grants encourage projects that respond to local and city-wide community issues with objectives including, but not limited to, increasing community identity and connections, and increasing social inclusion and reducing isolation.

Healthy and Physical Activity Grants

These grants provide funding to local non-profit community groups to increase participation in community sport and recreation.

Community Sport Clubs Grant Program

This grant program provides strategic funding to community-based, not-for-profit sporting clubs who plan to deliver projects that demonstrate a commitment to operating in a sustainable manner.

General questions

After viewing the programs, if you're not sure whether your project is suitable, contact Council and request help from the Grant Unit who can also:

  • give you advice on how to fill out the application form
  • answer questions about the application process

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.