Last Updated: Friday, 26 June 2020 13:47

We provide funding and/or in-kind assistance to help not-for-profit and incorporated organisations to support new facilities and upgrades of facilities to benefit the community. Organisations may apply for a grant of up to 50% of the funding gap (total project cost less other grant sources), up to a maximum of $150,000.

The opportunity to apply for a grant is available twice annually:

Opening date Closing date
1 January 2020* 3 February 2020*
1 July 2020 1 August 2020

*Please note changed dates for round 2 - 2019/20 Sport & Recreation Community Grants program.

Who can and can't apply

Groups and organisations that can apply for a grant

Groups and organisations that meet all of the following:

If your group is not a legally constituted not-for-profit entity, your application will need to be endorsed by a legally constituted not-for-profit entity. The organisation that endorses the application takes responsibility for ensuring the funds are used as specified in the grant allocation. An organisation may endorse one or more community groups and can still lodge an application on its own behalf.

Groups ineligible for a grant

These groups should not apply:

These groups may apply for an environment grant only:

Projects ineligible for funding

Community grants may not fund:

Low priority is given to:

Specific conditions of funding may vary between grant programs. For further information, please contact an officer from the relevant funding program on 131 872.

Grant assessment and conditions

Grant assessment

Applicants must demonstrate that:

Grants are assessed by panels that include our staff experienced in each category and Councillors. Grants are highly competitive and approval will depend on available funds, the number of applications and program priorities. Part-funding may be offered.

Unsuccessful applicants may contact the relevant community liaison officer, who will provide feedback and assistance with future grant applications.

Grant conditions

Successful applicants must:

We reserve the right to request an audit of grant expenditure. Any unspent funds must be returned to us. Successful applicants who fail to comply with any of the above conditions may have their grant funding offer withdrawn.


How to apply

  1. Read the 2.14 Sport and Recreation Grant Program Guidelines to check eligibility. If you are unsure of your eligibility, please contact a Sport and Recreation Officer on 131 872.
  2. If eligible, complete the PDF form.

PDF form process

  1. Fill in the Community grants application form (PDF for print). and a Sport and recreation supplement form (for print). Ensure you include all relevant attachments. Applications can be lodged by the following methods:
    • Deliver the form in person to a Customer Service Centre.
    • Post the form to the Chief Executive Officer, PO Box 3021 Toowoomba Qld 4350 for the attention of Sport & Recreation. Please note: As the application must be received by the due date, it will need to be posted in advance of the closing date.
    • Email the form to

Application help

Applicants are strongly encouraged to discuss their application prior to lodging with a Sport and Recreation Officer, to ensure that all required documentation is in place. This provides the best opportunity to be considered for support.

Applicants can attend a community grant workshop or make appointments to see appropriate staff for advice. Contact us to make appointments.

Our online statistical tool, which provides information on our region’s demographic and economic breakdown, may provide further information for the development of grant applications.