Grants Information

Council provides grants for community groups and non-profit organisations, as well as grants for art and history, environment and sustainability, schools, crime prevention, Men’s Sheds and seniors.

To view all available Council grants, please visit Council’s website here.  The current Council grants that are open for application are listed below. Please click on the grant name for more information.

To view State Government, Federal and Non-Government grants, please click here for more information.

I am happy to provide Letters of Support to organisations within Tennyson Ward to assist with securing Council, State and Federal grants.  Please allow at least two weeks for Letters of Support to be returned.  The follow information is required when requesting a letter of support: the organisation name and brief history including number of members, location, the name of the grant being applied to and the closing date, dollar value, what the project will be and how it will benefit the community/organisation and how the funds will be allocated.


Community Grants

Building Stronger Communities Grants ProgrammeCLOSED
Funds local not-for-profit community groups to upgrade and maintain facilities and improve their management and planning skills.  Funds per project: up to $100,000 for community facility maintenance and development.  Up to $7,500 for organisational development.

Housing Support Programme NOW OPEN 6 November 2017 – 12 February 2018
Funds to community organisations for projects or services that respond to the housing and social needs of homeless people in Brisbane’s inner north.  Funds per project: $2,000 – $10,000

Healthy & Active Physical Activity GrantsNOW OPEN 6 November 2017 – 28 February 2018
Funds to local non-for-profit community groups for projects to increase participation in community sport, recreation and physical activity in Brisbane.  Funds per project: $5,000 – $20,000

Art & History Grants

Lord Mayor’s Helen Taylor Research Award for Local HistoryCLOSED
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

Brisbane History GrantsCLOSED
Supports projects that increase the community’s access and appreciation of Brisbane’s history and heritage. Open to community history groups and historians.  Funds per project: $5,000 – $20,000

Creative Sparks ProgrammeNOW OPEN – 6 November 2017 – 29 January 2018
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.  Funds per project: up to $20,000

Lord Mayor’s Young & Emerging Artists FellowshipNOW OPEN – 6 November 2017 – 29 January 2018
Supports for young and emerging Brisbane artists and artsworkers aged between 17 and 30.  Funds per project: up to $20,000

Innovation Grants Program  NOW OPEN – 6 November 2017 – 19 February 2018
Supports individuals, organisations and small businesses who wish to realise their creative, unique and innovative ideas within the creative sector. three grants of $10,000

Environmental Grants NOW OPEN – 6 November 2017
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.  Funds per project: $1,000 – $20,000

Sustainability GrantsNOW OPEN – 6 November 2017
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.  Funds per project: $1,000 – $10,000

Heritage Incentive Scheme

Heritage Incentive Schemes – NOW OPEN – 1 July 2017 – until funds allocated
Council is committed to conserving our unique cultural heritage and offers professional advice and financial assistance in the form of grants to owners of heritage listed places.  Applications can be made for three different categories depending on eligibility criteria being met.

School Grants

School Sport & Recreation Facility Upgrade Programme – 29 January 2018 – 19 March 2018
Assistance to Brisbane state schools to fund the upgrade of existing school sport and recreation facilities to increase community and school use.  Funds per project: $5,000 – $30,000


Lord Mayor’s Suburban Initiative Fund (LMSIF)

Each Councillor is allocated $55,000 to spend on local projects to benefit our local area. Applications are submitted online only.

To view eligibility criteria and guidelines, click LMSIF and navigate to the Tennyson page and follow the prompts.

If you require additional support in submitting your application, please contact the Tennyson Ward Office on 07 3403 8605.

2017/18 LMSIF Recipients

To view recipients for previous financial years, please click here.