Building Stronger Community Grants

Building Stronger Community Grants

Grants - Open grants, QLD Grants

The Building Stronger Communities Grants Program will provide funding to community-based, not-for-profit organisations to deliver projects that develop or improve their facilities, or improve their governance and long term organisational sustainability.

The program provides funds to incorporated not-for-profit community organisations and networks, or unincorporated groups under the auspices of an incorporated not-for-profit organisation.


Brisbane City Council recognises the significant contributions of community organisations in promoting and linking residents to recreation and wellbeing opportunities that positively impact the broader community.

A community facility is a facility that supports community sport, recreational, cultural and social activities and in doing so, helps provide for the physical, cultural, mental and social wellbeing of the community.

By undertaking a project suitable for the Program, your organisation is helping to achieve the Brisbane Vision 2031 for a friendly and safe, active and healthy, and vibrant and creative city.

There are three categories for funding, with category one and two focussing on facility development and maintenance. Category three focuses on improving organisational development, particularly in the area of effective committee management.

The categories are:

  1. community facility maintenance
  2. community facility development
  3. organisational development.

Funding available

Funding is available for up to $7500 for organisational development grants and up to $100,000 for community facility maintenance or development grants.

Funding round dates

Applications for this grant are now open and will close on Monday 9 September.

View the successful applicants of the 2018-19 grant round.

How to apply

For more information about the Building Stronger Community Grants Program, including how to apply, read the guidelines.


An applicant should be an incorporated not-for-profit organisation.

An unincorporated not-for-profit organisation may also apply, under the auspices of an incorporated not-for-profit organisation able to accept legal and financial responsibility for the applicant’s project.

Applicants must operate within the Brisbane Local Government Area (LGA).

Applicants must not have any overdue Council grant acquittals or outstanding debts with Council.


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