Community grants

Category Description Maximum funding When to apply in 2020 2020 Project dates
Community activities Activities, events and projects
Guidelines(PDF, 75KB)
$5,000 1 July - 10 August From 1 October
Community facilities Facility planning or construction and improvement projects
Guidelines(PDF, 76KB)
$15,000 1 July - 10 August From 1 October
Community organisation development Governance and business planning initiatives
Guidelines(PDF, 72KB)
$5,000 1 July - 10 August From 1 October
Community organisation equipment Equipment purchases
Guidelines(PDF, 72KB)
$2,000 1 July - 10 August From 1 October
Harmony Week Funding for events and activities that celebrate Harmony Week
$1,000

Applications closed

14 - 22 March
Queensland Youth Week Funding for events and activities during Queensland Youth Week
$1,000

Applications closed

1 - 9 April
NAIDOC Week Funding for events and activities during NAIDOC Week
$1,000 Applications closed 4 - 12 July
Seniors Week Funding for events and activities during Seniors week
$1,000

To be announced

August (dates to be advised)
Disability Action Week Funding for events and activities during Disability Action Week
$1,000

To be announced

September (dates to be advised)

View Community grants policy(PDF, 125KB).

View Terms and conditions(PDF, 104KB)

View 2018-19 Round 1 community grants program successful applicants(PDF, 121KB)

View 2018-19 Round 2 community grants program successful applicants(PDF, 70KB).

View 2019-20 Round 1 community grants program successful applicants(PDF, 88KB).

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 outstanding Moreton Bay Regional Council grant acquittals.

Individuals are not eligible to apply for funding (RADF excepted).

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.

Refer to the relevant guidelines for applicant eligibility requirements.

How to apply

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.

Supporting documentation

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.

Assessment and notification

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.

Contact Council

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