Collaborative Community Projects grants

Carinity’s Collaborative Community Projects is part of the organisation’s broader commitment to Community Development. The funding program is open to all Baptist churches in Queensland. A total of up to $500,000 per year is available to implement community-engaged projects which:

  • Relieve and mitigate disadvantage;
  • Promote connectivity for vulnerable people; and
  • Increase the strength of local neighbourhoods against disadvantage.

With individual grants of between $5,000 and $50,000 per year available, and most grants anticipated to be in the range of $10,000 to $20,000, there’s plenty of scope to make your dream community engagement program come to life.

2025 Information session

An online information session about how to apply for a Collaborative Community Projects grant will be held at 10am on Tuesday 25 June 2024. The session will cover: 

  • The objectives of the CCP grant program and the priorities for community transformation
  • Key focus areas for community-based projects that will be considered favourably for funding
  • Funding requirements and guidelines
  • The application process and changes that have been made from previous years 
  • What to include in your application and reporting expectations

We encourage potential applicants to register for the online session to ensure your church has the best possible chance of being approved for funding.

The information session will be the third in a series of webinars for pastors and ministry leaders wishing to apply for Carinity’s 2025 Collaborative Community Projects (CCP) program:

  • The recording of the first webinar (Articulating Organisational Strategy and Church Community Engagement priorities) can be found here
  • The recording of the second webinar (Designing Transformational Projects with meaningful measures of success) can be found here.

If you’d like to learn more about Carinity’s approach to Community Development, or wish to be notified when applications reopen, please feel free to contact Carinity’s Community Development Coordinator, Philip Hamilton, on 0492 803 170 or

Meet Philip Hamilton, Carinity’s Community Development Coordinator

Carinity is delighted to welcome Philip Hamilton, our new Community Development Coordinator.

This role is the first of its kind within our Queensland Baptists movement. It focuses on walking with churches to co-create contextually relevant strategies to care for and support individuals and families who are experiencing disadvantage within local communities. 

As part of his role, Philip will oversee the Collaborative Community Projects. 

Philip says: “I am passionate about equipping local churches to reach out meaningfully to disadvantaged people groups in their local neighbourhoods, and to see the church empower those doing life tough to become leaders of transformation in their local community.”

If you wish to chat about how Carinity can partner with your church and support its vision for engagement in your community, please email Philip at

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