Night-time diversification grants

Support new events and activities to help your business attract customers in the evenings.

Applications have now closed

Next application round opens 2021. There are 2 grant rounds a year.

This year’s grant rounds

About this program

This grant program aims to stimulate the city’s precincts and the night-time economy.

The program does this by supporting your business to trial new evening events, activities and initiatives that add to your regular daytime services.

Funding available

You can apply for up to $10,000 matched cash funding for projects. This means if your project is successful we will match what you spend over the course of the project dollar-for-dollar up to $10,000.

What the funding covers

The funding will support you to extend your trading hours by programming activities and events at your business. Funding is available for 1 year only.


Grants team

We'd like to help you choose the right grant and provide tips for a successful application.

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How to apply

Applications for grants and sponsorship must be completed online.

Application forms are available once the grant round opens.

The below resources and examples can help you prepare your application and supporting documents once the round is open.

Some ideas to help you get started

Evening trade opportunities

There is an opportunity for businesses to take advantage of high volumes of people walking by extending their trading hours. The graphs below show the number of people on the street and the number of businesses open on weekdays and Saturdays from 6am to midnight in Newtown and Glebe.

Newtown pedestrian traffic and businesses open on weekdays
Newtown pedestrian traffic and businesses open on a Saturday
Glebe pedestrian traffic and businesses open on weekdays