Innovation and ideas grant

Supports innovative projects that address local and global issues across key sectors that contribute to a sustainable city, thriving economy, vibrant communities and cultural life.

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Applications are open

  • Applications close: 27 September 2022.
  • Project timeline: projects can start from 1 January 2023.
  • Recommendations taken to Council for approval: 21 November 2022.

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phone number
02 9265 9333
email address
[email protected]

About this program

This grant program supports projects that foster innovation, showcase local expertise and test new ideas to address local and global issues across the city’s social, cultural, sustainability and business sectors.

Funding can support:

  • research and feasibility studies relating to the funding priorities listed below
  • pilot projects that test new approaches for addressing local and global issues
  • demonstration projects that promote market awareness and adoption of innovations
  • development and implementation of best practice approaches and toolkits
  • new technologies and platforms that support sector development.

Programs supported will align with the social sustainability policy, environmental strategy and action plan, economic development strategy and open strategy and action plan.

Funding available

Cash funding from $10,000 to $50,000 per year is available, for a one-year program or multi-year funding (up to 3 years).

Applicants can apply for up to $5,000 worth of capital expenditure or equipment purchase.

Value-in-kind in the form of venue hire is also available.

Eligibility

How to apply

Applications for grants and sponsorship must be completed online.

Apply now

If you would like to discuss your proposal, please contact the Grants team on 02 9265 9333 or email [email protected]