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.

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Australia Day Awards

Nominations are open for the 2020 Lord Mayor's Australia Day Awards. Nominate a deserving person or organisation by 4 November.

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.

Creative and history grants

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

Environment and sustainability grants

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

School grants

Council provides financial assistance to schools for sports facility upgrades. Find out if your school is eligible.


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

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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.

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.

Heritage Incentives Scheme

Council offers professional advice and financial assistance in the form of grants to owners of heritage-listed places. Apply now.

Seniors Celebration Donation

Council helps senior citizens groups to cover the cost of activities such as social outings and Christmas parties.

Lord Mayor's Community Fund

Community groups receive funds to recognise contributions towards building stronger communities in Brisbane. Now open for applications.

Grants applicant videos

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

2020 Australia Day Awards

The Lord Mayor's Australia Day Awards recognise those who have gone above and beyond to help improve the lives of others in the community. Nominations are now open for the 2020 awards.


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:6 March 2020