Community Project Grants

Community Project Grants support local projects that help build an engaged and inclusive community. Applications are welcome from community organisations for projects that:

  • Address local community priorities
  • Increase participation in community life and social inclusion and/or
  • Increase skills, knowledge and leadership capability within the community sector

Funding available

Type of grant


Small grants

Up to $3,000

Partnership grants

Projects that are delivered with at least one other organisation or group

$3,000 - $10,000

Application timeframes

  • Applications are open all year round
  • You must submit your application at least 12 weeks before your project start date
  • We aim to let you know the outcome within eight weeks of receiving your application


Not-for-profit organisations, local schools and social enterprises are eligible to apply. For more information please download and read the eligibility criteria in our Funding guidelines (PDF1017 KB)

How to apply

To apply, please fill in the online SmartyGrants application form. Once you create a SmartyGrants login you can start your application. SmartyGrants allows you to save your draft application and continue at any time.

More information

Need help writing your Community Project Grant?

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 including 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 with the remaining time 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 workshops for 2020





Tuesday 18 February

9.30am to 11.45am

Logan Central Library

To book, please visit - Eventbrite.

Tuesday 10 March

9.30am to 11.30am Logan Central Library To book, please visit – Eventbrite.

Tuesday 31 March

5.30pm to 7.30pm Logan Central Library To book, please visit - Eventbrite.


The venues are wheelchair accessible and we can cater for other accessibility requirements upon request (including Australian Sign Language (AUSLAN) interpreters and English as a Second Language (ESL) interpreter services). Some computers will be available or you can bring your own device or laptop.

To be eligible for a workshop, you need to have read the Community Project Grants Applicant Guidelines and also need to have a project idea that meets the criteria for this grant.

Places are limited for each session, so register as soon as possible through the Eventbrite website to secure your place. More sessions will become available soon.

For more information please call us on 07 3412 3412 or email us at