Summary of Council grant programs

Quick links: Community grants | Councillor grants | Creative and history grants | Community sustainability and environmental 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 Facility Category; and Community Support Category

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

Community Support Category: up to $10,000

Community Facility Category:
Round 1
Opens: 18 July 2022
Closes: 29 August 2022
Round 2
Opens: 30 January 2023
Closes: 13 March 2023

Community Support Category: 
Round 1
Opens: 5 September 2022
Closes: 10 October 2022
Round 2
Opens: 20 March 2023
Closes: 24 April 2023

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

Future date to be advised

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
Seniors Celebration Donation Supports senior citizen groups towards the cost of activities such as social outings and Christmas parties. $100 to $300 Opens: 15 Aug 2022
Closes: 10 Oct 2022

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 July 2022
Closes: when each Ward's funds are allocated or 16 June 23 (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
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 Future date to be advised
Creative Sparks Grants Program Supports artists, arts workers, cultural workers, creative producers and Brisbane not-for-profit community arts, historical and cultural organisations who live and work in Brisbane, to create and present work. Up to $10,000 per application

Opens: 4 October 2022

Closes: 7 November 2022
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 by participating in professional development opportunities. Up to $10,000 per application

Opens: 4 October 2022

Closes: 14 November 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 Aims to enhance Brisbane's sustainability and liveability by providing funding to not-for-profit community organisations to establish, develop and maintain community gardens. $1000 to $2500

Closed: 29 August 2022

Native Wildlife Carers Grants Provides financial assistance to groups and individuals involved in rescuing, rehabilitating and releasing orphaned, sick and injured native wildlife originating from the Brisbane City Council area. $500 to $5000

Closed:
 29 August 2022

Environment Grants Provides funding to not-for-profit organisations and groups 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
 25 November 2022

Sustainability Grants Provides assistance to not-for-profit organisations to undertake actions to support the reduction of energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions of their facilities. $1000 to $10,000

Closed:
21 November 2022

Last updated: 29 November 2022

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