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. Scroll to the bottom of this page to see some of our grant success stories. Applications for the next round of funding will open in mid-2024.

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


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

Grants Success Stories