Community capacity building

Brisbane City Council is committed to strengthening community connection at the neighbourhood level and building capacity and resilience within communities across Brisbane. Council supports communities to expand their existing skills and networks and develop their organisations, leaders and groups to identify and respond to community priorities in making Brisbane more accessible and inclusive. This is part of our plan for an inclusive, accessible Brisbane where everyone feels they belong, regardless of age, ability or background.

For further information, read A City for Everyone: Inclusive Brisbane Plan 2019-2029.

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Are you part of a community organisation working to support, celebrate and connect communities in Brisbane? Subscribe to our Community Development Register to share information with other local volunteers and community workers and receive regular updates including community news, events, programs, funding and training opportunities, Council initiatives and professional development opportunities.

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Workshops and events

Find events and training to support your not-for-profit organisation and celebrate our communities.

Thu 18 Apr 2024, 9:00am

Join us at the Indooroopilly Library for an informative and hands-on grant writing workshop at the Indooroopilly Library. Whether you're a newbie or a seasoned...

Indooroopilly Library

Sat 20 Apr 2024, 9:00am

Join us at the YMCA Cannon Hill Community Centre for an interactive session on strategic and operational planning tailored for community organisations. Whether...

Cannon Hill Community Centre

Tue 7 May 2024, 9:30am

Join us at Chermside Library for a hands-on workshop focused on strategic and operational planning for community groups. Whether you're a seasoned leader or...

Chermside Library

Thu 9 May 2024, 5:00pm

Making sure your organisation can continue to support the community in 2024 and beyond can be a challenge. Join us at Brisbane Square Library (266 George Street...

Brisbane Square Library

Mon 13 May 2024, 11:30am

Join us at Inala Library for a dynamic event focused on strategic and operational planning for community organisations. Whether you're a seasoned leader or just...

Inala Library

Tue 14 May 2024, 9:30am

Come join us for a day of learning and networking at the Yeronga Community Centre. Our Community Development Training event will cover a range of topics to help...

Yeronga Community Centre, 62 Park Road Yeronga, QLD 4104

Mon 20 May 2024, 9:30am

Join us for an informative and interactive grant writing workshop at Belong. Whether you're a beginner or seasoned pro, this event is designed to help you craft...

Acacia Ridge Community Centre, 21 Hanify Street Acacia Ridge, QLD 4110

Wed 29 May 2024, 6:00pm

Welcome to our grant writing workshop for community organisations who serve the people of Brisbane! Our online workshop will cover everything you need to know...


Thu 30 May 2024, 9:30am

Join us at the Indooroopilly Library for a dynamic event focused on strategic and operational planning for community organisations. Whether you're a seasoned...

Indooroopilly Library

Celebrating our multicultural communities

Council works alongside cultural organisations in Brisbane to strengthen their programs and services, build confidence and address local issues. We provide information to access facilities and support projects that bring communities together. We share vital information with our non-English speaking residents and partner with culturally and linguistically diverse communities to develop projects that support new migrants. Outcomes for vulnerable and isolated communities include increased employment and networking opportunities, increased social connection, a sense of belonging and increased preparedness for severe weather and natural disasters.

In 2019, Council became a member of Welcoming Cities, a national network of cities, shires, towns and municipalities that are committed to an Australia where everyone can belong and participate in social, cultural, economic and civic life. 

Find out more about Council’s multicultural services.

Improve your English

Friendly, informal English Conversation Groups meet at libraries across Brisbane to help residents practice English and make new friends. Learners of all levels are welcome and there are both face-to-face and virtual options available. Find a group near you.

New residents guide

New residents can learn about Council's services and programs and how you can get involved in your community. View the guide.

Funding for community organisations

Council funds projects, events and initiatives that benefit our community. We also provide grants for community and not-for-profit groups to improve their services and facilities.

Inclusive Brisbane Professional Advice Alliance

Social enterprises, non-profit and community organisations can get free advice from industry experts to help their organisations grow, meet legislative requirements and become more sustainable. We can connect you with professionals who have the skills and experience to talk you through specific issues or give you general advice for your organisation. Find out more.

Community services and organisations

To find information about community organisations and services in Brisbane, you can visit these online directories and websites:

More information

For more information, phone Council on 07 3403 8888 and ask to speak to the Community Development Team.

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