School Sport and Recreation Facility Upgrade Program

Basketball - school sport and recreation facility upgrade programThe School Sport and Recreation Facility Upgrade Program is funded by Brisbane City Council and the Department of Education and Training. It provides financial assistance to Brisbane state schools to fund the upgrade of existing school sport and recreation facilities to increase community and school use.

Funding available

Funding amounts range from $5000 to $30,000.

Funding round dates

The School Sport and Recreation Facility Upgrade Program runs yearly.

Applications for this grant are now open and will close at midnight on 20 March 2017.

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


To be eligible for the funding, the school must:

  • be a state school within the Brisbane City Council local authority area
  • have existing sport and recreation facilities that are in need of upgrade
  • contribute 20% of funding required for the facility upgrade
  • sign a Community Use Agreement to encourage community use of the facilities
  • complete your project by the end of the following financial year (30 June 2018)
  • have the application approved by the school's principal.

How to apply

Please read the grant guidelines prior to preparing your application.

Submit your application online. The online application system allow 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 Sport and Recreation Officer.

Acquittal reports for successful applicants

Advice on how to access the online acquittal form will be emailed to the grant applicant after payment has been made. 

You will not be eligible to apply for grants for two years if you do not submit a grant funding acquittal.

More information

For more information, and before you commence your application, it is recommended that you phone Council on 07 3403 8888  or 07 3407 0000 and ask to speak to a Sport and Recreation Officer.

You can also contact Council via:

30 January 2017