Building Stronger Communities Grants Program
The Building Stronger Communities Grants Program will provide funding to community-based, not-for-profit organisations to deliver projects that develop or improve their facilities, or improve their governance and long term organisational sustainability. The program provides funds to incorporated not-for-profit community organisations and networks, or unincorporated groups under the auspices of an incorporated not-for-profit organisation.
Brisbane City Council recognises the significant contributions of community organisations in promoting and linking residents to recreation and wellbeing opportunities that positively impact the broader community.
A community facility is a facility that supports community sport, recreational, cultural and social activities and in doing so, helps provide for the physical, cultural, mental and social wellbeing of the community.
By undertaking a project suitable for the Program, your organisation is helping to achieve the Brisbane Vision 2031 for a friendly and safe, active and healthy, and vibrant and creative city.
There are three categories for funding, with Category One and Two focussing on facility development and maintenance. Category Three focuses on improving organisational development, particularly in the area of effective committee management.
The categories are:
- Community Facility Maintenance.
- Community Facility Development.
- Organisational Development.
Funding is available for up to $7,500 for Organisational Development grants and up to $100,000 for Community Facility Maintenance or Development grants.
Funding round dates
Applications for this grant are now open and will close at midnight on Monday 23 October 2017.
Applicants will be notified of the outcome of their application by mid-March 2018.
An applicant should be an incorporated not-for-profit organisation.
An unincorporated not-for-profit organisation may also apply, under the auspices of an incorporated not-for-profit organisation able to accept legal and financial responsibility for the applicant's project.
Applicants must operate within the Brisbane Local Government Area (LGA).
Applicants must not have any overdue Council grant acquittals or outstanding debts with Council.
Please read the grant guidelines prior to preparing your application.
All applications are submitted online. The online application system allows you to save, develop and print out applications before you submit them.
If you have any enquiries about your proposal, phone Council on 07 3403 8888 and ask to speak with a Program Officer from the Community Facilities Operations Team.
Acquittal reports for successful applicants
If your application is successful you will be required to complete your project and submit an online acquittal form within 12 months of the grant approval notification.
If your grant was for:
- an amount less than $20,000, your Statement of Income and Expenditure must be signed by your Treasurer
- an amount of $20,000 or more, your Statement of Income and Expenditure must be signed by a Chartered Accountant or Certified Accountant, who does not have a relationship with your organisation, other than as an independent auditor.
Grant recipients with overdue acquittal reports are not eligible to apply for further grants.
If you believe your organisation may have an outstanding acquittal report from a project, phone Council on 07 3403 8888 and ask to speak with the Grants Administration Unit for advice.
For more information, and before you commence your application, you can:
- phone Council on 07 3403 8888 and ask to speak to the Community Facilities Operations Team or
- send us an email at Communityfacilities@brisbane.qld.gov.au.
You can also contact Council via: