Grants and awards


Brisbane City Council provides grants for community groups and non-profit organisations to improve services and facilities. Council also offers grants for creative workers and historians, and for projects that improve the environment and sustainability and school sports facilities. Support is available for Men's Sheds and seniors groups. Council also gives Australia Day Awards over a number of categories each year. Find out more, including grant terms and conditions and information about Council sponsorship.

Find what you need

Community grants

Learn about grant funding available for community groups and non-profit organisations to develop and improve facilities and services in Brisbane.

Creative and history grants

Council offers a full range of creative and history grants, fellowships and awards.

Environment and sustainability grants

Funding is available for projects that improve our natural environment and sustainability.

Summary of programs

Read a summary of all available Council grant programs for groups, organisations and individuals.

Applicant story video

A grant recipient talks about her experience as an applicant and how the grant has benefited her riding centre.

Grant recipients

Learn which 2018-19 projects were approved under the Building Stronger Communities Grants Program.

School grants

Council provides financial assistance to schools for sports facility upgrades. Find out if your school is eligible.


Looking for extra support? Council offers sponsorship to organisations, events or businesses.

Other grants and awards and supporting information

2019 Australia Day Awards

The Lord Mayor's Australia Day Awards recognise those who have gone above and beyond to help improve the lives of others in the community. 

Creative Lighting Grant Scheme

Council helps property owners with funding to deliver creative lighting outcomes for their buildings and assets as part of the City of LIghts Strategy 2017.

Heritage Incentives Scheme

Council offers professional advice and financial assistance in the form of grants to owners of heritage-listed places. Apply now.

Lord Mayor's Suburban Initiative

Community groups receive funds to recognise contributions towards building stronger communities in Brisbane. Now open for applications.

Seniors Celebration Donation

Council helps senior citizens groups to cover the cost of activities such as social outings and Christmas parties. Opens Monday 5 August.

Grants applicant videos

View the journeys of two successful applicants to Council's grant programs.


Register your interest

For notification about opening dates of the next grant rounds, you can register your contact details online with My Community Directory. Select the 'register' button on their website and follow the prompts. Council will access this data to email community organisations when appropriate grant programs open for application.

Register now

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Last updated:14 May 2019