Major Grants

Project funding for not-for-profit community groups up to $15,000, and up to $30,000 for infrastructure projects.

Can your not-for-profit group make our community more active, vibrant, inclusive, resilient and creative?

Major grants support not-for-profit organisations to deliver one-off projects, events and activities with broad community benefit.

Always check the guidelines for eligibility and priorities before applying.

Please note: if applying for community event funding, please apply under the category best aligned with your event’s purpose.  If applying for a Christmas, New Year (December 31-January 1), Australia Day, ANZAC Day or Remembrance Day event please see council’s new Festive and Commemorative Events grants.

Information on eligibility, category priorities and assessment criteria

Community grants guidelines (PDF 301KB) (updated January 2024)

When is funding available?

The next major grant round opens on Monday 29 January 2024 and closes on Monday 11 March 2024.

When will I know if I have been successful?

6-8 weeks from closing date.

What funding is available?

  • Up to $15,000 to fund one-off projects, events and activities (all categories)
  • Up to $30,000 to fund infrastructure projects (in the community facilities category).

Co-funding

The table below outlines co-funding requirements:

Amount requested from councilMinimum co-funding requirement
Up to $7,500No requirement
$7,501 - $15,00050% of total project costs from other sources
$15,001 to $30,00075% of total project costs from other sources

E.g. To be eligible for $30,000, the total cost of the project would be at least $120,000. 

Note: up to 20% of the co-funding requirement can be volunteer hours, valued at no more than $43.30p/h.

How to apply

What else to consider when applying for funding

Contacts

For any queries, please contact the Grants Team on (07) 5420 8616, or [email protected].

Office hours are 8.30am–4.30pm Monday to Friday (excluding public holidays).

Variations to already funded projects

If you require a project variation or an extension of your project dates, contact the Grants Team via [email protected] with the details of your issue.