Community Development and Capacity Building Grants

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Brisbane City Council's Community Development and Capacity Building Grants provide funding to local non-profit groups to improve and develop services that respond to local and city-wide issues in Brisbane.

Projects that achieve one or more of the following criteria may be eligible for funding:

  • to increase community identity and connections
  • to increase social inclusion
  • to build innovative and effective responses to emerging community needs and social issues
  • to increase the skills, knowledge and understanding within the community sector to respond to community issues and need


Funding amounts range from $2,000 to $10,000.

Funding round dates

This grant is closed for applications. Submissions for the latest round closed on Monday 2 September 2013.


Applicants must be a not-for-profit incorporated organisation, or be under the auspices of a not-for-profit incorporated organisation and able to accept legal and financial responsibility for the project or activity.

Applicants must not have any outstanding debts or overdue unacquitted grants with Council.

Acquittal reports for successful applicants

If your application is successful, you will be required to complete an online acquittal form within 12 months of grant approval notification.

Grant recipients with overdue acquittal reports are not eligible to apply for grants.

If you believe your community group may have an outstanding report from a previous grant funded project, phone Council on 07 3403 8888 and ask to speak to the Grants Unit for advice.

More information

For more information, phone Council on 07 3403 8888 and ask to speak to a Community Development Coordinator or the Grants Unit. Alternatively, read the grant guidelines from the latest round.