Grassroots ministry in your Archdiocese

The Annual Grants Program reaches out to support remarkable organisations, ministries, and individuals that serve our Church and strengthen our community. Through your generosity, we can support the spiritual, educational and social needs of those who are most in need.

Funding parish and grassroots ministries at a local level

Guided by an evolving assessment of community needs, this program attempts to do the most good, in the most efficient way possible.

The Catholic Foundation only distributes Grants to qualified Catholic ministries, parishes and schools with principal offices in the Archdiocese of Brisbane whose values align with the teachings of the Church and follow best practices for non-profit organisations.

Funds to the Annual Grants program are distributed from the Religious Ministries Fund (RMF).

See previous Grant winners

Read about projects and ministries who were previous Annual Grant winners and how they are using the funds to support their ministries in the Archdiocese of Brisbane.


First round of Annual Grants

The first round of applications open from 15 January to 31 March.

These grants are generously funded by:


The Douglas Foundation

The Douglas Foundation is named in memory of Father Francis Douglas. This Fund supports the theological education or theological research work of clerical and lay persons working in the Archdiocese of Brisbane, the establishment and support of theological libraries, funding of guest lecturers/visiting fellows and chairs in the areas of theology and theological education, the establishment of theological study programs, and the publication and information on theological topics.

Marriage Enrichment Endowment

The Annual Catholic Campaign streamlines the Archdiocese of Brisbane appeals into one in-parish campaign. This fundraising process has become more efficient for parishes and schools, which in turn has fostered stronger support for the major areas of need in the Archdiocese.


Mazenod Charitable Endowment

The Mazenod Charitable Endowment fund was named after St. Eugene de Mazenod, the founder of the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate. This fund seeks to support and encourage efforts that affirm & promote the sacredness and dignity of human life from conception to natural death. The Grant funds are to be used for educational purposes and not for political purpose, only to support the culture of life in the Archdiocese of Brisbane. 

Second round of Annual Grants

The second round of applications open from 1 July to 30 September.

These grants are generously funded by:

Religious Ministry Fund

The Religious Ministry Fund receives funding from the generosity of Annual Catholic Campaign donors. The criteria for Grants will be determined annually based on an assessment of the most current needs within the Archdiocese of Brisbane.


Alan Forbes Youth Ministry Fund

The Alan Forbes Youth Ministry Fund was established to provide support to Catholic Parishes, schools, ecclesial communities, movements, agencies and ministries for new initiatives in Catholic youth ministry.

Whelan Family Fund

The Whelan Family Fund was established to provide support to Catholic agencies and ministries recommended by the Archbishop of Brisbane.