Brighter Futures is our community investment program. It supports the sustainable development of communities in our operational footprint. Through Brighter Futures, we support organisations that are dedicated to developing stronger Queensland communities in the following areas:

  • Health
  • Education
  • First Nations
  • Sport and Recreation

The program places significant importance on the inclusion of Indigenous projects and initiatives. From book clubs and childcare facilities to tertiary scholarships and conservation projects, we're involved in our communities.

Brighter Futures community funding for Round 2 opens Monday, 17 July. Download the application form below.

Brighter Futures Application Form

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Brighter Futures community funding grants are awarded for:

  • small scale investments to meet community needs including local capacity building
  • assistance for one-off, local events or projects.

Brighter Futures applications are assessed by Arrow Community Benefit Committees in each region and successful applicants shortly thereafter.

Submitting applications

Community funding grants are offered in three rounds per year and close on the following dates:

Brighter Futures Application Rounds for 2023

Application rounds

Opening dates

Closing dates

Applicants notified

Round 1 Monday, 3 April 2023 Monday, 15 May 2023Monday, 26 June 2023
Round 2  Monday, 17 July 2023 Monday, 28 August 2023Monday, 9 October 2023

Tips for applicants

Please read our application guidelines. Preference is given to applications that:

  • address an identified area of need in the community
  • build local skills or capacity
  • provide opportunities for community involvement.

Projects and initiatives which encourage sustainability and community empowerment are also prioritised. Applications need to demonstrate how a project or initiative aligns with at least one of the three focus areas - health and safety, education or environment. Priority is given to applications from communities within our areas of operation.

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For further information about our Brighter Futures program please contact us.