To reflect legislative requirements, we have made some significant changes to CBF. These changes will make sure the program is fair, transparent, and used to best service the wider community. If you received CBF funding in the past this may mean you are no longer eligible. You may also notice the application process has changed. Please make sure you are familiar with the new requirements before applying.
We operate a variety of other grants programs, and encourage you to see what other funding is available before applying for CBF funding. To find more information about grants, please see Grants.
If funding previously provided to your organisation has not been acquitted, please complete our CBF evaluation form ensuring all receipts are attached. A new application cannot proceed if you have outstanding acquittals. If you need a form to be posted to you, please call us on 07 3412 3412.
What types of requests generally receive support?
Applicants that meet the eligibility criteria and can show a benefit to the community will be given due consideration. However, councillors are able to use their discretion, so even if you are eligible there may be other factors that affect whether your application is supported (e.g. the funds are running low, your organisation has already received funds this financial year, etc.).
How do I apply?
To make sure the CBF is the most appropriate grant to apply for, you can:
read about the other grants we offer, please see Grants.
Please note if you apply for CBF and we determine that your request could be funded under another program, we may refer your application. You would then need to re-apply under the applicable process for that grant.
If CBF is the only funding you are eligible for, you can submit your request:
How will I know if my funding request was successful?
We will assess your application against the eligibility criteria. If you meet all the eligibility criteria we will forward your request to the relevant Councillor(s) for a decision.
If you need to provide more information, or we determine that you do not meet all the eligibility criteria, we will contact you and give you the opportunity to comply. We will also advise of any delays this may cause.
Where completed funding request forms meet all of the eligibility criteria (as detailed in the policy and procedure) and the councillor supports your application, you could receive the funds within two to three weeks from the date we received the application. Please note that the amount supported may not match the amount you applied for.
If your request is unsuccessful, we will notify you.