The Lord Mayor's Suburban Initiative Fund supports community projects that build stronger communities in Brisbane.
Applications are now open.
Applications for the 2018-19 financial year will close at midnight on Friday 14 June 2019, or when each ward has fully spent their allocated budget (whichever comes first).
Projects must contribute to the Brisbane Vision, by helping to achieve the aspiration to be a friendly and safe, active and healthy, clean and green or vibrant and creative city.
Each Council Ward is allocated $75,000 for community projects undertaken within that ward. The Lord Mayor allocates $75,000 for community projects that involve multiple wards.
Applications for funding can be made by community organisations for local projects, or by Councillors to support community events, activities or capital projects.
The minimum grant is $250 (GST exclusive) and the maximum is $10,000 (GST exclusive) per organisation.
Eligible projects include projects such as:
- community events including Australia Day ceremonies, fetes and those events that charge an entry fee, for example a fundraiser with a cover charge and festivals with a site entry fee
- equipment hired for the purpose of a community event
- community facility improvements and equipment
- funding towards community sporting organisations equipment and activities within the Ward.