Community grants

Category  Description Maximum funding When to apply 2019 Project dates
 Harmony Day  Funding for events and activities during Harmony Day
Guidelines(PDF, 406KB)
 $1,000  1 December - 1 February 16 - 24 March 
 Queensland Youth Week Funding for events and activities during Queensland Youth Week
Guidelines(PDF, 406KB)
 $1,000

 Closes 1 February

30 March - 14 April
Community activities

Activities, events and projects
Guidelines(PDF, 76KB)

$5,000

1 February - 31 March

Apply now

From 1 June
Community facilities

Facility planning or construction and improvement projects
Guidelines(PDF, 76KB)

$15,000

1 February - 10 March

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From 1 June
Community organisation development

Governance and business planning initiatives
Guidelines(PDF, 78KB)

$5,000

1 February - 10 March

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From 1 June
Community organisation equipment

Equipment purchases
Guidelines(PDF, 72KB)

$2,000

1 February - 31 March

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From 1 June
NAIDOC Week

Funding for events and activities during NAIDOC Week
Guidelines(PDF, 406KB)

$1,000

1 February - 1 April

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6 -14 July
Seniors Week

Funding for events and activities during Seniors week
Guidelines(PDF, 406KB)

$1,000

1 March - 1 May

17 - 25 August
Disability Action Week

Funding for events and activities during Disability Action Week
Guidelines(PDF, 406KB)

$1,000 1 March - 1 May 7 - 15 September

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 outstanding Moreton Bay Regional Council grant acquittals.

The following are ineligible organisation types:

  • for-profit organisation type
  • government departments and agencies
  • schools and affiliated parents’ associations
  • kindergartens and child care organisations except for Community Organisation Equipment Grant
  • churches except for Community Activities Grant and Community Organisation Equipment Grant
  • political groups
  • unincorporated community groups.

Unincorporated community groups may apply through a community organisation (both of which must meet the above criteria and not be ineligible organisation type) which is able to accept legal and financial responsibility for the project. For more information about auspicing visit Not for profit law website.

Individuals are not eligible to apply for funding.

Refer to the relevant guidelines for applicant eligibility requirements.

Applications must be made online through SmartyGrants, while the grant round is open.

You can apply by clicking the "Apply now" button when displayed in the community grants table. 

Depending on the grant category for which you are applying, you may need:

  • current Public Liability Certificate
  • audited financial documents
  • quotes
  • letters of support
  • Improvement works application
  • planning documents
  • land owner consent

Please check the relevant guidelines for further information.

Applications progress through the following stages:

  1. Pre-eligibility check
  2. Assessment
  3. Council endorsement
  4. Applicants notified

Notification periods vary depending on the grant category.  Refer to the guidelines for more information.

For more information, or before you commence your application, contact Council or email grants@moretonbay.qld.gov.au.