Matching grants

This program mainly works with community groups to support local events, services and projects.

Applications are now open

Round 2 of the 2021 program is now open.

Grants team

Before applying please contact the City concierge team to arrange a call back to discuss your project.

phone number
02 9265 9333
email address
[email protected]

About this program

This grant encourages communities to take action to improve, enhance, or celebrate their local neighbourhood or business precinct.

It’s designed to support grassroots and local projects that contribute to vibrant sustainable communities and economies by matching contributions towards a project.

Funding available

The matching grant program recognises any community contribution towards a project and can offer up to $10,000 in cash and value-in-kind  such as street banner and venue hire fee waiver to match this contribution.

Recognised in-kind community contributions include:

  • donated supplies, materials, venues or services
  • volunteer time such as labour, meeting times and project management. The rate of volunteer time is calculated as $25 per hour. For professional or contracted services, the rate is $75 per hour.

Applicants can include the cost of necessary insurances in their application.

Eligibility

Grants team

Before applying please contact the City concierge team to arrange a call back to discuss your project.

phone number
02 9265 9333
email address
[email protected]

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How to apply

Applications for grants and sponsorship must be completed online.

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The below resources and examples can help you prepare your application and supporting documents.

Sample budget – matching grantPDF · 128.33 KB · Last modified
Standard performance measures – matching grantPDF · 574.66 KB · Last modified