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, and for projects that improve the environment and sustainability and school sports facilities. Support is available for Men's Sheds and 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.

Lord Mayor’s COVID-19 Direct Assistance Program

Brisbane City Council has prioritised funds to create the new Lord Mayor’s COVID-19 Direct Assistance Program in 2020-21. This Program will support our community organisations as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. 

Council is providing $3 million in direct financial assistance to community, cultural, and sport and recreational groups leasing a Council-owned or managed community facility, to help them rebuild and re-commence services to residents after the pandemic. 

Refer to the Lord Mayor’s COVID-19 Direct Assistance Program to check your eligibility and find out more. 

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Lord Mayor’s COVID-19 Direct Assistance Program

This Program will support our community organisations by providing direct financial assistance our communities need as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.


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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.

Seniors Celebration Donation

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

Environment and sustainability grants

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

Summary of programs

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


Community grants

A number of grants are now open for community groups and non-profit organisations to develop and improve facilities and services in Brisbane.


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

Creative and history grants

Council offers a full range of creative and history grants, fellowships and awards.

Other grants and awards and supporting information

Creative Lighting Grant Scheme

Council helps property owners with funding to deliver creative lighting outcomes for their buildings and assets as part of the City of Lights Strategy 2017.

Grants applicant videos

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

School grants

Brisbane City Council provides financial assistance to schools for sports facility upgrades.

2020 Australia Day Award winners

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.


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:7 August 2020