Grant writing assistance

Grant writing support – Council grants and funding

If you are interested in applying for a Council grant we can offer support with your application. Information about any upcoming grant workshops are included below. If you would like advice about a Council grant please contact us on 07 3412 3412.

Community Project Grants hands-on help workshops

Need help writing your Community Project Grant (CPG)?

Do you have a great idea for a community project, but want some help to start your grant application? Have you started writing your application, but are not sure if it meets the mark?

Come along to a free workshop for some hands-on help with your grant application. We can help with:

  • the basic elements of what makes a strong grant application
  • advice on responding to a selection criteria
  • tips and tricks for project planning, budgeting and much more.

Each workshop will start with grant writing advice. The remaining time will be available for you to work on your application with staff support. Workshops will be in a computer room so you can use the online SmartyGrants platform.

Upcoming hands-on help workshops for 2020





Monday 30 March to Thursday 2 April 2020

Appointment only

Online / phone

To book, please visit – Eventbrite.

Monday 20 April to Friday 24 April 

Appointment only

Online / phone

To book, please visit - Eventbrite.


To be eligible for a workshop, you need to have read the CPG funding guidelines and also have a project idea that meets the criteria for this grant.

Places are limited for each session. Please register through the Eventbrite link to secure your place. Please note that these sessions are now going to be held over the phone via appointment between the session dates provided above. The workshop resources will be emailed to participants.

If you have any questions about these sessions please call 07 3412 3412 or email

Grant writing support – non Council funding

There are a range of grant opportunities available through State or Federal Government or other charitable organisations. You can search for external funding opportunities by visiting:

Grant writer program

To support community organisations we offer grant writing support when applying for non-Council grants.

Suitable for not-for-profit, incorporated sport, recreation and community organisations. This program helps organisations to source funding with support from a professional grant writer. They can work with you to provide skills, knowledge and experience to help you with future grant submissions.

How to apply:

  • before applying, please download and read the Funding guidelines (PDF 3.12 KB)
  • please apply online through SmartyGrants
  • applications open on the first working day of the month and close on the last working day of the month
  • late or incomplete applications will not be accepted.

If you have any questions about applying for this service please call us on 07 3412 3412.