Venue support

Venue support

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To apply, contact the grants team on 02 9265 9333 or via email.

Venue support grants and sponsorships

A number of venues are owned by the City which are available for hire. The venue support grants and sponsorship program provides assistance to community groups and organisations accessing the City’s landmark and community venues for events, concerts, fundraisers, conferences, meetings and community gatherings. The grant is intended for cultural, environmental and community groups and organisations that demonstrate financial hardship. 

This program is open to not-for-profit organisations, social enterprise and individuals auspiced by an incorporated body. 

All reduced rates are based on the published rate of hire. Venue hire fees and charges are set for the facilities each year by the City and can be viewed at the City’s Neighbourhood Service Centres.

Funding covers venue hire fees only. Applicants must meet all standard conditions of hire and pay all additional charges such as deposit and bond, security/key deposit, public liability insurance, cancellation, audio visual, additional staffing such as ushers, cloakroom and security, and any food and beverages.

Please see the grants and sponsorship guidelines for expected program outcomes, assessment criteria and eligibility.

Funding available

One-off or annual reduce rates support is available for community and landmark venues, subject to availability. Multi-year funding or triennial funding is only available for landmark venues.

Key dates

  • This grant program is open all year to applications until the value-in-kind budget is exhausted.
  • All applications should be submitted online at least 8 weeks prior to the event taking place.
  • The first activity should take place within 12 months of the submission date.


For more information about this program or how to apply, please contact: 

Grants team02 9265 9333

Last updated: Monday, 6 February 2017