Venue hire support

Venue hire support

Now open

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

Venue hire support

A number of venues are owned by the City which are available for hire. The venue hire 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 unincorporated community groups, 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 customer 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 and eligibility.

Funding available

One-off, annual or multi-year reduced rates support is available for community and landmark venues, subject to availability.

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: Friday, 23 August 2019