Housing Support Program

""Brisbane City Council's Housing Support Program provides funding to community organisations for projects or services that respond to the housing and social needs of homeless people, or those living in social housing.

This grant program has been made possible through financial contributions made by Mirvac to support responses to affordable housing provision and tenants living in affordable housing.

Purpose

The Housing Support Program aims to:

  • enhance support services offered to homeless people and people living in social housing, including support to sustain tenancies. This includes services which focus on empowerment, life skills, employability and opportunities for social inclusion
  • provide resources and equipment for projects and programs that meet the needs of homeless people and people living in social housing
  • provide packages to support individuals transitioning into social and affordable housing.

Funding is available to develop and improve programs and facilities for homeless people and those in social housing in the inner north of Brisbane, including:

  • Bowen Hills
  • Fortitude Valley
  • New Farm
  • Newstead
  • Spring Hill
  • Teneriffe.

Funding available 

Funding amounts range from $2000 to $10,000.

Funding round dates

Applications for this grant are now open and will close at midnight Monday 13 February 2017.

Applicants for the 2016-17 round will be notified of the outcome of their application in early May 2017.

Elgibility

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 not have any overdue Council grant acquittals or outstanding debts with Council.

How to apply

Please read the grant guidelines prior to preparing your application.

Submit your application 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 the Community Development Coordinator (Central).

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.

Grant recipients with overdue acquittal reports are not eligible 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.

More information

For more information about this grant, and before you commence an application, please phone Council on 07 3403 8888 and ask to speak with the Community Development Coordinator (Central).

You can also contact Council via:

02 December 2016
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