Community groups can apply for a share of $400,000 with the next round of the Lord Mayor’s Better Suburbs Grants, Community Support Category, now open.

Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner said groups could apply for up to $10,000 to deliver new projects and improve their facilities.

“Brisbane has an incredible outdoor lifestyle and our community and sports groups play a vital role in enhancing this,” he said.

“These grants provide critical funds to make sport and community clubs even better. 

This means new equipment, upgrades to clubhouses and sports grounds, and even more places for residents to visit, unwind and stay active. 

We know the positive impact of sports and leisure activities with more residents staying active, healthy and enjoying their local community. 

When our local clubs thrive, residents thrive too.”

Cr Schrinner said the first round of the year for this grant program would assist clubs as they continue to battle rapidly rising costs.

“We’re seeing prices rise across the board and our hard-working community clubs struggle to battle these cost blows,” he said.

“Every dollar saved by sports clubs can be reinvested into services that benefit our community. 

Previous applicants have used funding to install shade shelters and air-conditioning, undertake repairs to their clubhouses and renovate hard courts and bowling greens. 

I’m committed to supporting our incredible community clubs and I encourage them to apply for this grant round.”

The Lord Mayor’s Better Suburbs Grants was launched in 2021 with two categories – Community Support and Community Facility.

Since the launch, across both categories, 290 groups have received a share of more than $6 million.

Local businesses, community groups and not-for-profits can also find additional funding opportunities through Council’s Funding Finder program, which gives applicants access to GrantGuru’s national database.

Applications for the Better Suburbs Grants Community Support Category close on 29 April 2024.

For more information, search ‘Better Suburbs Grants’ at