Matching grants

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

Grants team

We'd like to help you choose the right grant and provide tips for a successful application.

phone number
02 9265 9333
email address
[email protected]

Applications are currently closed

The next grant round opens in October 2020.

Grant round 3

  • Applications open: 21 October 2020
  • Applications close: 16 November 2020
  • Project time frame: 1 May 2021 to 30 April 2022
  • Recommendations to Council: early 2021

Councillors discuss and assess applications during recommendations to Council.

Past grant rounds from this year

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.

Eligibility

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How to apply

Applications for grants and sponsorship must be completed online. Application forms are available once the grant round opens.

The below resources and examples can help you prepare your application and supporting documents once the round is open.

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