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. 

The program comprises two categories.

Community Support Category

The Community Support Category provides funding to support projects that respond to local community needs, improve community facilities and build organisational capacity. Applications are open year-round to maximise flexibility and responsiveness. Applications will remain open until all funds are expended.

Community Facility Category

The Community Facility Category provides funding to improve, develop and maintain community facilities, with preference provided to Council community-leased facilities. Funding is available for both the planning and design, and construction, phases of projects. Applications are open year-round and will be assessed twice each year.  

Funding

For the Community Support Category you can apply for grant funding up to $10,000.

For the Community Facility Category you can apply for grant funding ranging from $10,000 to $200,000.

Funding round dates

Applications open on 30 August 2021.

The Community Support Category will remain open until all available funding is expended.

The Community Facility Category will have two round closing dates on 1 November 2021 and 21 February 2022.

How to apply

For more information about the Lord Mayor’s Better Suburbs Grants including how to apply, read the guidelines:

Eligibility

Applicants must:

  • be an incorporated not-for-profit organisation, or be auspiced by a not-for-profit organisation
  • Community Facility Category applicants will also need to own the land or community facility, or have the authority to undertake the proposed works on a Council community leased facility.

Acquittal reports for successful applicants

If your application is successful you will be required to complete your project and submit an online acquittal form.  For Community Support Category recipients this will be within 6 months of the grant approval notification.  For Community Facility Category recipients this will be within 12 months of the grant approval notification.

Grant recipients with overdue acquittal reports are not eligible to apply for further grants.

If you believe your organisation may have an outstanding acquittal report from a project, phone Council on 07 3403 8888 and ask to speak with the Grants Administration Unit for advice.

More information

For more information, you can read the grant guidelines or:

You can also contact Council via:

Last updated: 30 August 2021