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, 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. Find out more, including grant terms and conditions and information about Council sponsorship.

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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. Applications now open.


Creative Sparks Grants Program 2021-22

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

Environment and sustainability grants

Funding is available for projects that improve our natural environment and sustainability. The Native Wildlife Carers Grants is now open for application.

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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.

Summary of programs

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


Council welcomes opportunities to work with organisations delivering projects that will help us deliver our vision for Brisbane.


Suburban Shopfront Improvement Grants

Council assists owners and tenants of shopfronts to refresh their shop's façade, to improve its customer appeal and contribute to the character of the local area.

2022 Lord Mayor's Australia Day Awards

The awards pay 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

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.

Seniors Celebration Donation

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

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 subscribe to our Community Grants Register.

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Last updated: 18 October 2021