School Sport and Recreation Facility Upgrade Program

Program update

Brisbane City Council has prioritised funds to create the new Lord Mayor’s COVID-19 Direct Assistance Program in 2020-21. This Program will support our community organisations as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.

Refer to the Lord Mayor’s COVID-19 Direct Assistance Program to check your eligibility and to find out more.

The School Sport and Recreation Facility Upgrade Program will return in 2021-22.

The School Sport and Recreation Facility Upgrade Program is funded by Brisbane City Council and the Department of Education Queensland. It provides financial assistance to Brisbane state schools to fund the upgrade of existing school sport and recreation facilities to increase community and school use.

Funding available

Funding amounts range from $5000 to $30,000.

Funding round dates

Applications for this grant are now closed. This program will return in 2021-22.


To be eligible for the funding, the school must:

  • be a state school within the Brisbane City Council local authority area
  • have existing sport and recreation facilities that are in need of upgrade
  • contribute 20% of funding required for the facility upgrade
  • sign a Community Use Agreement to encourage community use of the facilities
  • complete your project by the end of the following financial year (31 May 2021)
  • have the application approved by the school's principal.

Project completion reports for successful applicants

Advice on how to access the online project completion report will be emailed to the grant applicant after payment has been made. 

You will not be eligible to apply for grants for two years if you do not submit a grant project completion report.

More information

For more information, and before you start your application, it is recommended that you phone Council on 07 3403 8888 or 07 3407 0000 and ask to speak to a Sport and Recreation Officer. You can also read the program guidelines.

You can also contact Council via:

Last updated: 22 July 2020