Summary of Council grant programs

Quick links: Community grants | Councillor grants | Creative and history grants | Community sustainability and environmental grants | Other grants

Community grants

Table showing name of each Council community grant, a description, the funding available per project, opening date and closing date
Grant Description Funding per project Opening and closing dates
Lord Mayor's Better Suburbs Grants

Supports not-for-profit community organisations to deliver projects and activities across the city and to maintain, improve and develop community facilities.

The program has two categories: Community Support Category; and Community Facility Category

Community Support Category: up to $10,000

Community Facility Category: $10,000 to $200,000

Opens: 30 August 2021

Community Support Category: Open until funds are expended

Community Facility Category: Two rounds, closing 1 Nov 2021 and 21 Feb 2022

Housing Support Program Funds to community organisations for projects or services that respond to the housing and social needs of homeless people in Brisbane's inner north. $2000 to $10,000

Opens: 31 Jan 2022
Closes: 14 Mar 2022

Pathways out of Homelessness Grant Program The Program will enable new, innovative and sustainable solutions to address the growing community issue of homelessness. Up to a total of $450,000 over three years; or $20,000 to $200,000 for one year. Future date to be advised

Councillor grants

Table showing name of each Councillor grant, a description, the funding available per project, opening date and closing date
Grant Description Funding per project Opening and closing dates
Lord Mayor's Community Fund Supports local community projects that build stronger communities in Brisbane. A Councillor discretionary program. Apply to local Ward. $250 to $10,000 Opened: 1 Jul 2021
Closes: when each Ward's funds are allocated or 17 Jun 22 (whichever is first)

Creative and history grants

Table showing name of each Council creative and history grant, a description, the funding available per project, opening date and closing date
Grant Description Funding per project Opening and closing dates
Lord Mayor's Helen Taylor Research Award for Local History Supports history students and independent researchers undertaking history or heritage projects which have a focus on informing or educating the public about local history or heritage. One award of $20,000 Opens: 17 January 2022
Closes: 28 February 2022
Historical Organisations Assistance Grant Program Provides funding over three years to help cultural heritage and historical organisations to operate and maintain their facilities. $2000 to $10,000 per annum for three years Opens: 17 January 2022
Closes: 28 February 2022
Creative Sparks Grants Program Supports artists, arts workers and producers who live and work in Brisbane, to ensure the city develops as a New World City and centre of creative activity. Up to $10,000

Opens: 5 October 2021

Closes: 15 November 2021
Lord Mayor's Creative Fellowships Supports Brisbane artists, arts workers, cultural workers or creative producers wishing to develop and expand their careers in the arts or cultural sector. Up to $10,000 for individuals and $30,000 for organisations

Opens: 7 December 2021

Closes: 31 January 2022

Lord Mayor's Community Sustainability and Environmental Grants Program

Table showing name of each Lord Mayor's Community Sustainability and Environmental Grants Program grant, a description, the funding available per project, opening date and closing date
Grant Description Funding per project Opening and closing dates
Cultivating Community Gardens Grants Council's Cultivating Community Gardens Grants aim to enhance Brisbane's sustainability and liveability by providing funding to local non-profit community groups and organisations to establish, develop and maintain community gardens on Council-owned and other land. $1000 to $2500 Closed: 5 Oct 2020
Native Wildlife Carers Grants The Native Wildlife Carer Grants provide financial assistance to groups and individuals involved in rehabilitating and releasing orphaned, sick and injured native wildlife within the Brisbane City Council area. $500 to $5000

Opens:  26 Oct 2020 Closes: 30 Nov 2020

Environmental Grants The Environmental Grants provide funding to community based groups and non-profit organisations to undertake environmental initiatives that address local or citywide community environmental issues.

Minimum $1000

Up to $8000 for operational and administrative expenses. Up to $20,000 for environmental projects. 

Closed: 5 Oct 2020
Sustainability Grants Sustainability Grants provide assistance to non-profit organisations to undertake actions to support the reduction of energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions of their facilities. $1000 to $10,000 Closed: 5 Oct 2020

Other grant programs

Table showing name of each Council grant, a description, the funding available per project, opening date and closing date
Grant Description Funding per project Opening and closing dates
Community Support Funding Program Rate credits to eligible providers of affordable housing and community groups. varies Opens: 8 Nov 2021
Closes: 24 Jan 2022
Seniors Celebration Donation Supports senior citizen groups towards the cost of activities such as social outings and Christmas parties. $100 to $300 Opens: 9 Aug 2021
Closes: 5 Oct 2021
Lord Mayor’s COVID-19 Direct Assistance Program 2020-21 Direct financial assistance for community, cultural, and sport and recreational groups leasing a Council-owned or managed community facility, to help them rebuild and re-commence services to residents after the coronavirus pandemic.  Up to $10,000 Closed: 18 Feb 2021
Last updated: 13 December 2021