Brisbane History Grants


The Brisbane History Grants Program incorporates the Community History Grants and the Lord Mayor’s Helen Taylor Research Award for Local History. The grants aim to increase the community’s access and appreciation of Brisbane's history and heritage.

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 amounts for the Community History Grants range from $5000 to $20,000. The Lord Mayor’s Helen Taylor Research Award is one award up to $20,000.

Funding round dates

Applications for the next round of this program will open on Monday 15 July and will close on Monday 19 August.

View the successful applicants of the 2017-18 grant round.


An applicant should:

  • be an incorporated not-for-profit organisation or individual professional historian or researcher residing in the Brisbane Local Government Area (LGA)
  • be a permanent resident or Australian citizen
  • have an Australian Business Number (ABN).

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.

Auspice organisations must be based in the Brisbane LGA.

Applicants must operate within the Brisbane City Council 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, read the grant guidelines. You can also phone Council on 07 3403 8888 and ask to speak with a Creative Development Officer or the Grants Unit. 

Last updated:14 June 2019