Summary of Council grant programs

All Brisbane City Council grant programs for 2017-18 are summarised, including opening and closing dates.

Grant Description Funding per project Opening date Closing date
Community grants
Access and Inclusion Community Partnership Program Funds to community organisations, groups and networks for projects or services that improve access and inclusion in Brisbane - in particular supporting people with a disability. $2000 to $50,000 17 July 2017 11 September 2017
Men's Shed Grants Program Supports the establishment and development of Men's Sheds in Brisbane. $2000 to $20,000 21 August 2017 9 October 2017
Community Development and Capacity Building Grants Funds to local non-for-profit groups to improve and develop services that respond to local and city-wide issues in Brisbane - including responding to emerging community needs or social issues. $2000 to $10,000 21 August 2017 9 October 2017
Building Stronger Communities Grants Program Funds local not-for-profit community groups to upgrade and maintain facilities and improve their management and planning skills.

Up to $100,000 for community facility maintenance and development.
Up to $7500 for organisational development.

21 August 2017 23 October 2017
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 6 November 2017 12 February 2018
Healthy and Physical Activity Grants Funds to local non-for-profit community groups for projects to increase participation in community sport, recreation and physical activity in Brisbane. $5000 to $20,000 6 November 2017 26 February 2018
Councillor grants
Lord Mayor's Suburban Initiative Fund Supports local community projects that build stronger communities in Brisbane. A Councillor discretionary program. Apply to local Ward. $250 to $10,000 5 July 2017 Until each Ward's funds are allocated or 15 June 2018 (whichever is first)
Creative and history grants
Lord Mayor's Helen Taylor Research Award for Local History Supports history students and independent researchers undertaking history or heritage projects which have a focus on informing or educating the public about local history or heritage. one award of $20,000 21 August 2017 16 October 2017
Brisbane History Grants Supports projects that increase the community's access and appreciation of Brisbane's history and heritage. Open to community history groups and historians. $5000 to $20,000 21 August 2017 16 October 2017
Creative Sparks Grants Program Supports artists, arts workers and producers who live and work in Brisbane, to ensure the city develops as a New World City and centre of creative activity. up to $10,000 6 November 2017 29 January 2018
Lord Mayor's Young and Emerging Artists Fellowships Support for young and emerging Brisbane artists and arts workers aged between 17 and 30. up to $20,000 6 November 2017 29 January 2018
Innovation Grants Program Supports the growth of creative enterprise through the development of an innovative product, project, collaboration or business idea. three grants of $10,000 6 November 2017 19 February 2018
Lord Mayor's Community Sustainability and Environmental Grants Program
Cultivating Community Gardens Grants Council's Cultivating Community Gardens Grants aim to enhance Brisbane's sustainability and liveability by providing funding to local non-profit community groups and organisations to establish, develop and maintain community gardens on Council-owned and other land. $1000 to $2500 31 July 2017 4 September 2017
Native Wildlife Carers Grants The Native Wildlife Carer Grants provide financial assistance to groups and individuals involved in rehabilitating and releasing orphaned, sick and injured native wildlife within the Brisbane City Council area. $200 to $5000 31 July 2017 4 September 2017
Environmental Grants The Environmental Grants provide funding to community based groups and non-profit organisations to undertake environmental initiatives that address local or citywide community environmental issues. $1000 to $20,000 2 October 2017 6 November 2017
Sustainability Grants Sustainability Grants provide assistance to non-profit organisations to undertake actions to support the reduction of energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions of their facilities. $1000 to $10,000 2 October 2017 6 November 2017
School grants
School Sport and Recreation Facility Upgrade Program Assistance to Brisbane state schools to fund the upgrade of existing school sport and recreation facilities to increase community and school use. $5000 to $30,000 29 January 2018 19 March 2018
Other grant programs
Heritage Incentives Scheme Provides property owners with advice and some financial assistance to conserve heritage listed properties. varies according to funding category 1 July 2017 Until funds are allocated
Community Support Funding Program Rate credits to eligible providers of affordable housing and community groups. varies 17 July 2017 4 September 2017
Seniors Celebration Donation Supports senior citizen groups towards the cost of activities such as social outings and Christmas parties. $100 to $300 7 August 2017 3 October 2017


06 November 2017