The Lord Mayor’s Better Suburbs Community Facility Category has one round, opening on 21 August 2023 and closing on 9 October 2023.

The Community Facility Category provides funding to improve, develop and maintain community facilities, with preference provided to Council community-leased facilities. Funding is available for both the planning and design, and construction, phases of projects. You can apply for a grant ranging from $10,000 to $200,000 (GST exclusive). As resources are limited, not every application that meets the assessment criteria will necessarily receive a grant. Applications may also be part-funded.

There are two options for funding:

  • Option 1 – Planning and design for a proposed Community Facility improvement or development project
  • Option 2 – The construction phase of a Community Facility improvement, development or maintenance project.

Projects must deliver one or more of the following objectives:

  • improve the quality of a Community Facility
  • increase, maintain or enhance participation and community access to a Community Facility
  • improve the flexibility of a Community Facility so that it encourages the development of multi-use, sharing and co-location.

Applicants must demonstrate that they have the capacity to maintain the completed improvement works.

See the guidelines that include a link to the application form.