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

Round two of the Community Facility Category has been suspended in response to the impacts of the February 2022 severe weather event. Council will provide updates on the re-start of the program as soon as possible.

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.  

Community Support Category

This category is now closed as funds have been fully expended, however a new round of funding in this category will open in 2022. 

The Community Support Category provides funding to support projects that respond to local community needs, improve community facilities and build organisational capacity.


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

Applications opened on 30 August 2021.

The Community Facility Category will have two round closing dates on 1 November 2021 and 28 March 2022.

The Community Support Category is now closed as allocated funding has been expended.

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.  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: 13 March 2022

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