Public Library Strategic Priorities Grant round now open

Grant funding of $400,000 is available to Councils to deliver strategic initiatives through public libraries and Indigenous Knowledge Centres (IKCs) across Queensland that reflect one or more of the objectives outlined in Realising our potential: A vision for Queensland public libraries:

  • Realising our potential

Recognising the diversity of Queensland public libraries as they progress in their journeys toward becoming fully realised 21st century libraries. Becoming active players in Queensland communities by investing in citizen wellbeing for long-term prosperity. A state-wide and cohesive network.

  • Deeply local outcomes

Deeply local approaches to outcomes for Queensland communities. Providing access to information; supporting learning, community wellbeing and recreation activities. An inclusive place to access the past, present and future.

  • Extending our reach

Influencing beyond the library by creating new pathways to connect and advocate to stakeholders and all levels of government.

  • Future focused workforce

Responsive and diverse services shaped and inspired by skilled staff that strive to innovate.

Need some inspiration?

Visit the Public Libraries Connect website for examples of suitable projects which may be funded under this program.

How to apply

Download the Public Library Strategic Priorities Grant Application Package from the Public Libraries Connect website. It includes:

  • grant application form
  • guidelines to assist Councils in developing their applications

This Grant round closes at 5pm on Friday 22 February 2019.

For more information contact Local Government Coordination:


Phone: 07 3842 9049