Interest free loans

Loans are available to community organisations to develop new or to improve existing community facilities in the Moreton Bay Region.

Category Description Funding Amount When to apply Project start date
Interest free loans Interest free loans for the region's eligible sporting and community groups to develop new or improve existing community facilities in the region.
Guidelines(PDF, 75KB)
Up to $50,000 1 February - 10 March From 1 July

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

Incorporated community organisations and not for profit organisations:

  • based in the Moreton Bay Region
  • have $20 million public liability insurance
  • have no outstanding acquittals or debts to Moreton Bay Regional Council
  • demonstrate the financial capacity to repay the loan amount within the agreed timeframe
  • have one of the following:
    • an existing land tenure agreement with Council
    • an existing land tenure agreement with a lessee of Council
    • be owner/trustee of the land and/or the community facility.

Refer to the relevant guidelines for a comprehensive list of eligible organisations along with specific eligibility requirements for available funding opportunities.

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 Interest free loan program table above.

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