Cultural and creative grants

Cultural and creative grants

Next round opens early 2020

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The cultural and creative grants and sponsorship program supports projects and initiatives that provide opportunities for creative participation, enhance creativity in the public domain and strengthen the sustainability and capacity of the City’s cultural and creative industries. 

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

Funding available

  • Funding is available in amounts over $5,000 and up to $50,000. 
  • Value-in-kind in the form of street banner and venue hire fee waiver is also available. 
  • Annual project funding or multi-year project (funding up to 3 years).
  • For-profit organisations requesting support are required to match the funding requested with cash. Value-in-kind will not be accepted.
  • Grantees may be required to provide sponsorship benefits back to the City of Sydney community in return for funding. These benefits will be negotiated on a case-by-case basis and can be up to the value of their funding provided. 


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

Grants team02 9265 9333

Key dates

Grant round 1

  • Applications open: 6 February 2019
  • Applications close: 11 March 2019
  • Project timeframe: 1 August 2019–31 July 2020
  • Recommendations to Council: Mid-2019

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, 23 August 2019