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

The Lord Mayor has announced in the Annual Plan and Budget 2020-21, that Council will provide $3 million in direct financial assistance to community groups on Council land, to help them rebuild after the COVID-19 pandemic and re-commence services to residents.

The Lord Mayor’s COVID-19 Direct Assistance Program will assist not-for-profit lessees to pay operating expenses incurred during their forced closure and will also support leaseholders who have been unable to do maintenance works on their buildings due to lack of revenue as a result of the pandemic.

More information, including program guidelines and the process for application, will be available in July 2020.

Find what you need

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.

Grants applicant videos

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

Seniors Celebration Donation

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


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:1 July 2020