Summary of Council grant programs | Brisbane City Council

Summary of Council grant programs

All Brisbane City Council grant programs for 2019-20 are summarised, including opening and closing dates.

Quick links: community grants | Councillor grants | creative and history grants | community sustainability and environmental grants | school grants | other grants

Community grants

Grant Description Funding per project Opening and closing dates
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 Opens: 15 Jul 19
Closes: 2 Sep 19
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 Opens: 15 Jul 19
Closes: 2 Sep 19
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 Opens: 15 Jul 19
Closes: 9 Sep 19
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.

Opens: 15 Jul 19
Closes: 9 Sep 19
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 Opens: 14 Oct 19
Closes: 2 Dec 19
Men's Shed Grants Program Supports the establishment and development of Men's Sheds in Brisbane. $2000 to $20,000 Opens: 15 Jul 19
Closes: 26 Aug 19
       

Councillor grants

Grant Description Funding per project Opening and closing dates
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 Opens: 1 Jul 19
Closes: when each Ward's funds are allocated or 12 Jun 20 (whichever is first)

Creative and history grants

Grant Description Funding per project Opening and closing dates
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 Opens: 14 Oct 19
Closes: 9 Dec 19
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 Opens: 14 Oct 19
Closes: 9 Dec 19
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 Opens: 15 Jul 19
Closes: 19 Aug 19
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 Opens: 15 Jul 19
Closes: 19 Aug 19
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 Opens: 14 Oct 19
Closes: 16 Dec 19
Historical Organisations Assistance Grant Program Provides funding over three years to help cultural heritage and historical organisations to operate and maintain their facilities. $2000 to $10,000 per annum for three years

Opens: 29 Jan 19
Closes: 25 Mar 19
 

Lord Mayor's Community Sustainability and Environmental Grants Program

Grant Description Funding per project Opening and closing dates
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 Opens: 29 Jul 19
Closes: 26 Aug 19
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 Opens: 29 Jul 19
Closes: 26 Aug 19
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.

Minimum $1000

Up to $8000 for operational and administrative expenses. Up to $20,000 for environmental projects. 

Opens: 28 Oct 19
Closes: 9 Dec 19
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 Opens: 28 Oct 19
Closes: 9 Dec 19

School grants

Grant Description Funding per project Opening and closing dates
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 Opens: 14 Oct 19
Closes: 2 Dec 19

Other grant programs

Grant Description Funding per project Opening and closing dates
Heritage Incentives Scheme Provides property owners with advice and some financial assistance to conserve heritage listed properties. varies according to funding category Opens: 1 Jul 19 (new round opens 1 Jul every financial year)
Closes: when funds are allocated
Creative Lighting Grant Scheme Assists property owners with funding to deliver creative lighting outcomes for their buildings and assets as part of the City of Lights Strategy 2018. varies according to project, up to $75,000 Opens: 1 Jul 19 (new round opens 1 Jul every financial year)
Closes: when funds are allocated
Community Support Funding Program Rate credits to eligible providers of affordable housing and community groups. varies Opens: 8 Jul 19
Closes: 19 Aug 19
Seniors Celebration Donation Supports senior citizen groups towards the cost of activities such as social outings and Christmas parties. $100 to $300 Opens: 5 Aug 19
Closes: 30 Sep 19

 

10 April 2019