Community activities grant

Funding for community groups to deliver self-sustainable activities and events in the Moreton Bay Region. 

Before starting an application ensure that you have read the 23/24 Community activities grant guidelines(PDF, 189KB).

An event or activity on public or private land that is open to the public, may require permits from Council's Public Space Permits unit. For more information on permits, refer to Organising an event.

When to apply?

  • Applications open - Thursday 1 February 2024 
  • Applications close - Sunday 10 March 2024 | 11:59 PM
  • Outcome notification - approximately 7 weeks after closing date
  • Project start date - from Wednesday 1 May 2024.

Submit your application through SmartyGrants. 

For other application dates, refer to the 2023/24 Community activities grant guidelines.

To find out about more funding opportunities and grants, register with Moreton Bay Region Funding Finder.

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Who can apply

A Community organisation that applies for funding must meet the following criteria:

  • be based on the Moreton Bay Region and/or can demonstrate that the proposed project will benefit residents of the Moreton Bay Region
  • have $20 million public liability insurance if required by Council
  • have no overdue City of Moreton Bay grant acquittals.

Individuals are not eligible to apply for funding.

Unincorporated community groups may apply through an auspice which is able to accept legal and financial responsibility for the project.

Retrospective funding of projects is not available. 

Supporting documentation

The following documentation is required for all Community Activities grant applications:

  • current public liability certificate of insurance
  • most recent audited or verified financial statements
  • quotes for each grant expenditure item.

The following additional documents may also be required:

  • proof of not-for-profit status
  • Public Space Permit approvals
  • written confirmation from auspicing organisation
  • Environmental Services letter of approval
  • wildlife rehabilitation permit.

Assessment and notification

Applications progress through the following stages:

  1. Eligibility review
  2. Merit assessment
  3. Council endorsement
  4. Applicants notified approximately seven weeks after closing date.

Contact Council

For more information, or before you commence your application, contact Council or email