Brisbane City Council provides grants for community groups and non-profit organisations to improve services and facilities. Council also offers grants for creative workers, for projects that improve the environment and sustainability and for seniors groups. Council also gives Australia Day Awards over a number of categories each year.

Council provides sponsorship for a wide variety of events, initiatives and projects that make Brisbane a great place to live, work and do business. Find out more, including grant terms and conditions and information about Council sponsorship.

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Funding Finder

A free service which allows Brisbane community organisations and businesses to search for funding opportunities.


Lord Mayor’s Better Suburbs Grants

The Lord Mayor’s Better Suburbs Grants program supports not-for-profit community organisations to deliver projects and activities across the city and to maintain, improve and develop community facilities. 


Creative Sparks Grants Program 2023-24

Invest in artists, arts workers and producers who live and work in Brisbane, to enable Brisbane's identity as a global city for creativity.


Lord Mayor's Creative Fellowships

Invests in artists, arts workers and producers who live and work in Brisbane, to enable Brisbane’s identity as a global city for creativity.

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Community sustainability and environment grants

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

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Lord Mayor's Community Fund

The Lord Mayor's Community Fund supports community projects that build stronger communities in Brisbane. Find out how you can apply.



Council provides financial or in-kind sponsorship for initiatives that will deliver tangible and measurable benefits to Council and the community, and help make Brisbane a great place to live, work and do business.

2024 Lord Mayor's Australia Day Awards

Find out the winners. The awards paid tribute to the people in our community who have gone above and beyond to help improve the lives of others and enhance our city.

Other grants, awards and supporting information

Grant writing webinar

In August 2021, Brisbane City Council partnered with the Brisbane Sustainability Agency, as part of the Resilient Clubs Support Program, to deliver a free webinar designed to help organisations become grant-ready and learn how to structure a winning application.

Visit our Webinars for community organisations page to watch the free grant writing webinar.

Seniors Celebration Donation

The Seniors Celebration Donation helps senior citizens’ groups to cover the cost of activities such as social outings and Christmas parties.

Community grants

Some grants are now open 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.

Grants applicant videos

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

Summary of programs

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

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For notification about opening dates of the next grant rounds, you can subscribe to our Community Grants Register.

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