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 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. 

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. There are two rounds each year.


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

The Community Support Category offers grant funding up to $10,000.

Funding round dates

The Community Facility Category had one round, which opened on 21 August 2023 and closed on 9 October 2023. 

The Community Support Category has two rounds. Round one is completed. Round two is now open with applications closing 29 April 2024.

How to apply

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


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 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:

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