Community grants

Brisbane City Council's grant programs help fund local non-profit community groups. This funding develops and improves facilities and services in Brisbane. Council also gives grants to individuals who require financial assistance to promote creativity and the arts. These grants encourage historical, cultural and physical events and activities and help others in their community.

Grant recipient profiles

Council profiles previous grant recipients so that you can learn valuable tips to help you apply for a grant. Find out how grant funding has helped recipients achieve their goals. Our current profiles feature recipients of community grants. Read the profiles.

Grants currently open

The following Council grants for community groups and non-profit organisations are currently open. 

Housing Support Program

Housing Support Program

This program provides funding to community organisations for projects and services. Includes housing and social needs of homeless people or those living in social housing.

Closes: Monday 4 February 2019

Men's Shed Grants Program

Men's Shed Grants

This grants program supports Men's Shed groups in Brisbane.

Closes: Monday 11 February 2019

The Lord Mayor's Suburban Initiative Fund

Lord Mayor's Suburban Initiative Fund

The Lord Mayor's Suburban Initiative Fund supports community groups for their vital contribution of building strong communities in Brisbane.

Closes: Friday 14 June 2019 or when each ward has fully spent their allocated budget (whichever comes first)

Grants currently closed

The following Council grants for community groups and non-profit organisations are currently closed.

Community Support Funding Program

Community Support Funding Program

This program offers financial assistance to community groups facing financial hardships and providers of affordable housing.

Opens: Monday 8 July 2019

Health and Physical Activity Grants

Healthy and Physical Activity Grants

These grants provide funding to local non-profit community groups to increase participation in community sport and recreation.

Opens: Monday 15 July 2019 

Building Stronger Community Grants Program

Building Stronger Communities Grants

The Building Stronger Communities Grants Program provides funding to community-based, not-for-profit organisations. This help deliver projects that develop or improve facilities or their governance and long-term organisational sustainability.

Opens: Monday 15 July 2019 

Community Development and Capacity Building Grants

Community Development and Capacity Building Grants

These grants encourage projects that respond to local and city-wide community issues. Objectives include increasing community identity and connections. Also includes increasing social inclusion and reducing isolation.

Opens: to be confirmed 

Access and Inclusion Community Partnership Program

Access and Inclusion Community Partnership Program

This program provides funds to community organisations, groups or networks for projects or services that improve access and inclusion in Brisbane.

Opens: to be confirmed

General questions

If you're not sure your project is suitable, contact Council to speak to the Grants Unit. They can:

  • give you advice on how to fill out the application form
  • answer questions about the application process.

Register your details

For notification of opening dates for grants, register your contact details with My Community Directory.

Select the join for free button and follow the prompts. Council will email community organisations when appropriate grant programs open for application.