Venue hire support grant

Provides assistance to community groups and organisations accessing our spaces.

The inside of a building with panelled walls and large windows.

Grants team

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

phone number
02 9265 9333
email address
[email protected]

Applications are open

  • 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 before the event.
  • The first activity must take place within 12 months of the submission date. 

About this program

We have a number of venues that are available for hire. The venue hire support grants and sponsorship program helps community and cultural groups and organisations access these 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.

Support is available in two categories:

  • community venues
  • landmark venues.

The grant 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.

Support available

Support is available in the form of one-off or multi-year reduced rates for community and landmark venue hire, subject to availability.

Not-for-profit organisations are eligible for a 25% reduction on equipment hire fees at landmark venues (for equipment owned by the City of Sydney).

Eligibility

How to apply

Before applying please contact the grants team to discuss your eligibility and suitability to the program, on 02 9265 9333 or email [email protected].

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