Sports and community groups across Brisbane will receive grants to buy new equipment and deliver facility upgrades under the latest round of the 2022-23 Lord Mayor’s Better Suburbs Grants.

Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner said 51 Brisbane not-for-profit groups will share in more than $420,000 in funding.

“Our community organisations have tens of thousands of members and its incredibly important we invest in and support these important community groups,” Cr Schrinner said.

“We are working with these groups and providing grants to help them do maintenance and undertake improvements works, purchase new equipment, and create new projects for their community.

I’m committed to supporting community groups so they can continue to create new opportunities for residents of all ages and interests.

The Better Suburbs Grants are just one of the many ways we’re investing in a liveable city for the future.

This latest round of funding will help local sporting clubs, community and youth centres, Men’s Sheds and charities like Cystic Fibrosis Queensland and Rosies Youth Mission to improve and grow.

These organisations are at the forefront of responding to local community needs and helping residents, and it is important we support their ability to continue this work.”

Cr Schrinner said the grant funding would support vital projects to help assist community organisations continue to deliver their programs.

“Since its launch in 2021 the highly successful Better Suburbs Grants Program has now delivered $4.7 million in funding to 223 community organisations.

These not-for-profits and community groups work hard to help make Brisbane an inclusive, resilient, connected and healthy city and these grants offer the opportunity to strengthen their commitment to build stronger communities for our city.”

Applications for the next round of the Lord Mayor’s Better Suburb Grants Community Support Category opens on 24 July 2023.