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

Access & Inclusion Community Partnership Programme – NOW OPEN – 17th July 2017 – 11 September 2017
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.  Funds per project: $2,000 – $50,000

Men’s Shed Grants Programme –  NOW OPEN – 21 August 2017 – 9 October 2017
Supports the establishment and development of Men’s Sheds in Brisbane.  Funds per project: $2,000 – $20,000

Community Development & Capacity Building GrantsNOW OPEN – 21 August 2017 – 9 October 2017
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.  Funds per project: $2,000 – $10,000

Building Stronger Communities Grants ProgrammeNOW OPEN – 21 August 2017 – 23 October 2017
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 – 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 Grants – 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 History – NOW OPEN – 21 August 2017 – 16 October 2017
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 GrantsNOW OPEN – 21 August 2017 – 16 October 2017
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 Programme – 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 Fellowship – 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

Lord Mayor’s Community Sustainability & Environmental Grants Programme

Cultivating Community Gardens Grants NOW OPEN – 31 July 2017 – 4 September 2017
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.  Funds per project: $1,000 – $2,500

Native Wildlife Carers GrantsNOW OPEN – 31 July 2017 – 4 September 2017
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.  Funds per project: $200 – $5,000

Environmental Grants – 2 October 2017 – 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 Grants – 2 October 2017 – 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

Other Grant Programmes

Community Support Funding Programme – NOW OPEN – 17 July 2017 – 4 September 2017
Rate credits to eligible providers of affordable housing and community groups.  Funds per project: varies

Seniors Celebration DonationNOW OPEN 7 August 2017 – 3 October 2017
Supports senior citizen groups towards the cost of activities such as social outings and Christmas parties.  Funds per project: $100 – $300


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.