Community services grants

Community services grants

Next round opens early 2020

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The community services grant support organisations to deliver community programs or projects that support sustainable communities and contribute to a connected, liveable, inclusive and engaged city.

The program assists organisations to pilot or trial innovative services or establish a program that addresses an unmet need for residents, workers and visitors.

Please see grants and sponsorship guidelines for expected program outcomes and eligibility.

Funding available

Applications can be made for funding of up to $50,000 per year for between 1 and 3 years. High priority areas for funding will be identified by the City of Sydney for each funding round.

Priority areas include but are not limited to projects which address food and financial security, housing affordability, youth led projects to improve employment opportunities, resilient high-density communities, inclusion and access projects, digital literacy and civic participation.


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

Grants team02 9265 9333

Key dates

Grant round 1

  • Applications open: 5 February 2020
  • Applications close: 9 March 2020
  • Project timeframe: 1 August 2020–31 July 2021
  • Recommendations to Council: 29 June 2020

Recommendations to Council is the time when applications are discussed and councillors decide to support or reject the recommendations presented to them.

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Last updated: Friday, 20 December 2019