Community Development and Capacity Building Grants

The Community Development and Capacity Building Grants provide funding to local not-for-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.

Grant information sessions 23-25 July

Council is running a number of information sessions to assist with developing your submission and to find out more information about the grants. These workshops are relevant for Building Stronger Communities Grants ProgramAccess and Inclusion Community Partnership ProgramCommunity Development and Capacity Building GrantsMen's Shed Grant ProgramBrisbane History Grants and Healthy and Physical Activity Grants.

Find a session near you.

Funding available

Funding amounts range from $2000 to $10,000.

Funding round dates

Applications for the next round of this program will open on Monday 15 July and will close on Monday 2 September.

Eligibility

An applicant should be an incorporated not-for-profit organisation.

An unincorporated not-for-profit organisation may also apply, under the auspices of an incorporated not-for-profit organisation able to accept legal and financial responsibility for the applicant’s project.

Applicants must operate within the Brisbane City Council Local Government Area (LGA).

Applicants must not have any overdue Council grant acquittals or outstanding debts 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 other Council 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 and before you commence your application, it is recommended that you phone Council on 07 3403 8888 and ask to speak with a Regional Community Development Coordinator.

You can also contact Council via:

Last updated:14 June 2019