Accommodation grants

Accommodation grants

Key dates

  • Grants open: Friday 12 September
  • Grants close: Friday 17 October

Apply online at SmartyGrants

Community facilities

The accommodation grants program seeks to further the City of Sydney's aims within Sustainable Sydney 2030, and its social policy and social plan 2006-2010. The social plan states that the City will:

  • promote positive interactions and understanding between communities
  • provide a network of affordable and accessible community facilities across the City
  • ensure that access and equity needs are identified and addressed for all people in the City.

This program supports community groups, organisations and services that encourage community development, enhance services and programs provided for the community, and address priority needs in the local area.

Under the program, the City leases community facilities (buildings and spaces) to non-profit community-based organisations and groups at no charge or at reduced rates (below market rental).

The City also values the contributions of community groups and organisations, and the services and programs they provide that contribute to the social and economic health of the city. Appropriately, accommodation grants are distributed equitably across the City, including in high rent areas such as the city centre and prominent retail and service precincts, together with fringe areas.

General policy eligibility and exclusions apply.

How to apply

All applications are assessed against the grant criteria and in accordance with the City's grants and sponsorships policy, available for download below.

Applications are only accepted when properties become available. Please contact the City's grants team on 02 9265 9333 to register your interest.

Reporting and acquittals

Organisations will not be eligible for future funding until all completed projects are successfully acquitted. If you are unsure whether your organisation needs to acquit any previous grants, contact the grants team on 02 9265 9333.


For more information about this program, please contact:

The Grants Team
02 9265 9333

Last updated: Thursday, 10 July 2014