Housing Support Program
Brisbane City Council's Housing Support 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.
This grant program has been made possible through financial contributions made by Mirvac to support responses to affordable housing provision and tenants living in affordable housing.
The Housing Support Program aims to:
- enhance support services offered to homeless people and people living in social housing, including support to sustain tenancies. This includes services which focus on empowerment, life skills, employability and opportunities for social inclusion
- provide resources and equipment for projects and programs that meet the needs of homeless people and people living in social housing
- provide packages to support individuals transitioning into social and affordable housing.
Funding is available to develop and improve programs and facilities for homeless people and those in social housing in the inner north of Brisbane, including:
- Bowen Hills
- Fortitude Valley
- New Farm
- Spring Hill
Funding amounts range from $2000 to $10,000.
Funding round dates
Applications are now open and will close at midnight on Monday 2 December 2019.
Applicants will be notified of the outcome by early May 2020.
How to apply
For more information about the Housing Support Program, including how to apply, read the guidelines.
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 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 your project and submit an online acquittal form within 12 months of the grant approval notification.
Grant recipients with overdue acquittal reports are not eligible for further grants.
If you believe your organisation may have an outstanding acquittal report from a project, phone Council on 07 3403 8888 and ask to speak with the Grants Administration Unit for advice.
For more information about this grant, and before you commence an application, please phone Council on 07 3403 8888 and ask to speak with the Safe Communities Officer.
You can also contact Council via:
- the National Relay Service (including video and Auslan relay)
- by phoning Translating and Interpreting Service on 131 450.
You can read the grant guidelines for the latest round.