Sustainability Grants

The Sustainability Grants provide assistance to not-for-profit organisations to undertake actions to support the reduction of energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions of their facilities. Funding is provided towards an energy audit and implementation of associated energy efficiency measures.

Funding available

Funding amounts range from $1000 to $10,000.

Funding round dates

Applications for this grant are closed.

How to apply

When open, applications are submitted online via SmartyGrants.

Eligibility

Two recent quotes for goods and services over $1,000 will need to be provided at the time of application.

An applicant should be an incorporated not-for-profit organisation.

An unincorporated not-for-profit organisation or community group may also apply, under the auspices of an incorporated not-for-profit organisation prepared to act as an auspice.

The auspice must be able to accept legal and financial responsibility for the applicant's project.

Applicants must not have any overdue Council grant acquittals, or outstanding debts with Council.

Acquittal reports for successful applicants

If your application is successful, you will be required to complete an online acquittal form within 12 months of the execution of the grant applicant’s funding agreement. You will receive an email to advise you how to access the acquittal form.

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

If you believe your community group may have an outstanding acquittal report from a project, phone Council on 07 3403 8888.

Grant recipients

The following Sustainability Grants projects were approved in the financial year shown.

2023-2024 grant recipients

The following Sustainability Grants projects were approved in 2023-24, under the Lord Mayor's Community Sustainability and Environmental Grants Program.

Successful grant recipients receive funding to address energy savings in the Brisbane community.

This table provides information on the recipients of Sustainability Grants 2023-24 including organisation, project and amount approved.
OrganisationProjectAmount approved

Xavier Children's Support Network

Implement energy efficient practices, appliances and solar panel installation  to reduce energy use and carbon emissions.$10,000
Commercial Rowing ClubInstall 10kW PV system and upgrade lighting  to reduce energy use and carbon emissions.$10,000
The Corporation of the Synod of the Diocese of Brisbane - Parish of Aspley Albany CreekInstall solar PV system to reduce energy use and carbon emissions.$8,460
Corinda Christian Kindergarten Association Inc. Replace existing damaged solar system with a new system, to reduce energy use and carbon emissions.$9,009.19
Sherwood Community Kindergarten Inc.Upgrade existing old air conditioner and fans to more energy efficient units, to reduce energy use and carbon emissions.$5,104
Yeronga Eagles Football Club Inc.Upgrade non field lighting to LED and movement sensor switching, to reduce energy use and carbon emissions.$8,925.40
Returned & Services League of Australia (Queensland Branch) Sandgate Sub Branch Inc Undertake energy audit and subsequent upgrade to lighting, insulation, and windows as recommended by the audit, to reduce energy use and carbon emissions.$10,000
St Paul's Antiochian Orthodox Church Brisbane Tinting of large windows and installation of shade sails to reduce use of air-conditioning and carbon emissions.$8,463
Tingalpa & District Kindergarten Association IncUndertake energy audit and install solar PV system as recommended by the audit, to reduce energy use and carbon emissions.$6,590

2022-2023 grant recipients

The following Sustainability Grants projects were approved in 2022-23, under the Lord Mayor's Community Sustainability and Environmental Grants Program.

Successful grant recipients receive funding to address energy savings in the Brisbane community.

This table provides information on the recipients of Sustainability Grants 2022-23 including organisation, project and amount approved.
OrganisationProjectAmount approved

Brisbane Table Tennis Association

Solar Installation $8000
Bulimba Community Centre IncorporatedLighting upgrade$10,000
Lions Club of Brisbane Macgregor IncSustainability Initiative$5904
Morningside Australian Football Club incLighting upgrade$10,000
Queensland Stoma Association Ltd.Fridges and freezer replacement$9440
Southside Eagles Football Club IncFridges and freezer replacement$5828.29
The Community PlaceSolar inverter $9010
Western Districts Netball Association IncorporatedSolar inverter $9806.50
Windsor Bowls Club IncLighting upgrade$4000
Yeronga Hyde Road Kindergarten Society IncLighting upgrade$5032.52

2021-2022 grant recipients

The following Sustainability Grants projects were approved in 2021-22, under the Lord Mayor's Community Sustainability and Environmental Grants Program.

Successful grant recipients receive funding to address energy savings in the Brisbane community.

This table provides information on the Sustainability Grants 2021-22 recipients including organisation, project and amount approved.
OrganisationProjectAmount approved

The Creche and Kindergarten Association Limited - C&K Kedron Childcare Centre

Installation of solar system at C&K Kedron$10,000
The Creche and Kindergarten Association Limited - C&K Newmarket Community Childcare CentreInstallation of solar system C&K Newmarket$10,000
Chermside Bowls Club IncReplacement of lights on bowling green with LED lights$7,698
Community Living AssociationWavell Heights Solar Expansion$10,000
Hockey Queensland LimitedAir Conditioning Upgrade$8,665.17
Marchant Park Kindergarten Association Inc.Energy Efficiency upgrade for lighting, fans, air conditioners and fridges$8,651
Mount Gravatt Lapidary SocietyEnergy management plan development and installation of solar system$9,390
Salisbury Bowls Club IncUpgrade internal clubhouse lighting$8,275.06
St. Andrews Lutheran ChurchUpgrade Church Hall with LED lighting$3,385
The Community PlaceEnergy efficient lighting and ceiling fan upgrades$5,350

2020-2021 grant recipients

The following Sustainability Grants projects were approved in 2020-21, under the Lord Mayor's Community Sustainability and Environmental Grants Program.

Successful grant recipients receive funding to address energy savings in the Brisbane community.

This table includes information on the 2020-21 Sustainability Grants recipients including organisation, project and amount approved.
OrganisationProjectAmount approved
Arana Contract Bridge Club Inc.Lighting upgrade$5,360.85
Bardon Bowls Club Inc.Installation of solar PV system$10,000
Brisbane Metropolitan Touch Assn IncorporatedEnergy Audit and Energy efficiency measures installation $4,000
Brisbane Netball Association IncLighting upgrade$10,000
Burnie Brae Ltd.Installation of solar PV system$10,000
Chermside Bowls Club IncUpgrade commercial refrigerant $3,578
Holland Park Hawks Football Club Inc.Installation of solar PV system.$10,000
The Brisbane Golf Club IncLighting upgrade and install solar PV system $9,000
Weller Hill Bowls Club Inc.Lighting and ceiling fan upgrade$9,659
Western Districts Netball AssociationInstall storage battery to solar PV system.$10,000

More information

For more information, please ensure you read the grant guidelines and before you commence your application you can phone Council on 07 3403 8888 to enquire about this grant program. 

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Last updated: 4 December 2023

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