Community grants

Category  Description Maximum funding When to apply 2019 Project dates
Community activities

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

$5,000

Opens 1 July

From 1 November
Community facilities

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

$15,000

Opens 1 July

From 1 November
Community organisation development

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

$5,000

Opens 1 July

From 1 November
Community organisation equipment

Equipment purchases
Guidelines(PDF, 72KB)

$2,000

Opens 1 July

From 1 November
 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, 78KB)
 $1,000

1 December - 1 February

30 March - 14 April
NAIDOC Week

Funding for events and activities during NAIDOC Week
Guidelines(PDF, 79KB)

$1,000

1 February - 1 April

6 - 14 July
Road safety grant Funding for road safety issues
Guidelines(PDF, 80KB)
$1,000 1 March - 13 May 1 July
Seniors Week

Funding for events and activities during Seniors week
Guidelines(PDF, 78KB)

$1,000

1 April - 1 June

17 - 25 August
Disability Action Week

Funding for events and activities during Disability Action Week
Guidelines(PDF, 89KB)

$1,000

1 May - 1 July

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15 - 22 September

Note: Dates after 1 July 2019 and all 2019-20 program guidelines to be confirmed by mid-June 2019.

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.

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.