Summary of Council grant programs

All Brisbane City Council grant programs for 2016-17 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 18 July 2016 12 September 2016
Men's Shed Grants Program Supports the establishment and development of Men's Sheds in Brisbane. $2000 to $20,000 7 November 2016 13 February 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 7 November 2016 13 February 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 7 November 2016 20 February 2017
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 7 November 2016 27 February 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.

10 October 2016 7 February 2017
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 11 July 2016 Until each Ward's funds are allocated or 16 June 2017 (whichever is first)
Art and history grants
Creative Sparks Program Supports artists, artsworkers 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 $20,000 5 September 2016 24 October 2016
Lord Mayor's Young and Emerging Artists Fellowships Supports for young and emerging Brisbane artists and artsworkers aged between 17 and 30. up to $20,000 5 September 2016 24 October 2016
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 5 September 2016 24 October 2016
Innovation Award Artists, artsworkers, producers, curators, collectives and arts or creative organisations, working in any artform or creative industries to pitch a new idea or an idea in development. one award of $25,000 26 September 2016 7 November 2016
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 5 September 2016 24 October 2016
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 27 July 2016 5 September 2016
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 27 July 2016 5 September 2016
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 3 October 2016 7 November 2016
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 3 October 2016 7 November 2016
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 30 January 2017 20 March 2017
Other grant programs
Community Support Funding Program Rate credits to eligible providers of affordable housing and community groups. varies 18 July 2016 5 September 2016
Seniors Celebration Donation Supports senior citizen groups towards the cost of activities such as social outings and Christmas parties. $100 to $300 22 August 2016 4 October 2016
Heritage Incentives Scheme Provides property owners with advice and some financial assistance to conserve heritage listed properties. varies according to funding category 1 July 2016 Until funds are allocated


13 September 2016