Grants & sponsorships
If you have a great idea that would benefit the local community but just need a kick-start to get it off the ground, our programs may be able to help.
Round 2 – now open
- Round 1, 24 February to 29 March
- Round 2, 19 July to 23 August
Some grant programs are open all year round.
What’s on offer
Applications close 5pm Monday 23 August.
Projects can take place from 1 January 2022 to 31 December 2022.
Cultural support & fundingSupporting projects that foster collaboration and learning, invests in local expertise and encourages dialogue on local and global issues.
Community support & fundingCelebrates, develops and engages our communities.
Community support & fundingThis program mainly works with community groups to support local events, services and projects.
Cultural support & fundingSupport for capital expenditure investments to introduce or improve live entertainment.
Cultural support & fundingSupport new events and activities to help your business attract customers in the evenings.
Community support & fundingWe aim to support festivals and events that celebrate, develop and engage our communities.
Environmental support & fundingWe provide several funding types that you can access to make Sydney a greener, more sustainable city.
Environmental support & fundingSupports our work towards the environmental targets included in our community strategic plan Sustainable Sydney 2030.
We’re hosting briefings to help you through the grants application process:
- Grants and sponsorship briefing session Wednesday 28 July, 2pm to 4pm
- Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander briefing session Thursday 29 July, 10am to 12pm
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About our programs
Our grants and sponsorships provide funding or another related benefit, such as a reduced or no rate for the use of one of our venues, to local organisations and businesses.
The programs cover a wide range of services and projects that directly benefit 1 or more of the following:
- celebrating culture and creativity
- supporting the economy and business
- ensuring environmental sustainability
- building communities.
We can help you through the grant process and provide tips for a successful application.
Before applying please contact the City concierge team to arrange a call back to discuss your project.
Call us on 02 9265 9333 Monday to Friday from 9.30am to 4pm or email [email protected].
We also have dedicated support for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, people with disability and culturally and linguistically diverse peoples to assist with the grants process. For more information email [email protected].
Applications open all year
These programs have no set dates or round.
They are open all year for applications until the budget is exhausted.
Community support & fundingInvolves leasing community facilities and spaces at no charge or a reduced rate.
Business support & fundingSupport events that deliver significant economic benefits to local communities and residents.
Business support & fundingProvide banner pole hire fee waiver, enhancing streetscape vibrancy and raising the profile of forthcoming cultural events, social issues and other activities.
Community support & fundingAims to promote a wide range of affordable and diverse rental housing development in our area.
Community support & fundingProvides assistance to community groups and organisations accessing our spaces.
Community support & fundingProvides assistance to community groups and organisations accessing our major spaces.
Community support & fundingThis program accepts applications all year and supports small-scale initiatives for local residents and organisations.
Before you apply
There are a few things you should do before you’re ready to apply.
- Read the critical information for your chosen program including the updated grants and sponsorship guidelines.
- Make sure your project is eligible under the program you're applying for. There are strict guidelines around who can apply and when projects can occur.
- Also, ensure your project is located in our area or provides significant benefit to our residents and businesses.
Help with grants in your language
GuidesNeed help with information about our grants in other languages? Here are some useful tools and resources.Published 30 March 2021
Guides您需要使用其他语言了解我们的拨款吗？以下为您提供实用工具和资源。Published 30 March 2021
Guides한국어로 저희 보조금 정보에 대한 도움이 필요하십니까? 다음 몇 가지 유용한 방법과 자료를 참조하십시오.Published 25 February 2021
Guidesต้องการความช่วยเหลือด้านข้อมูลเกี่ยวกับทุนอุดหนุนในภาษาอื่นหรือเปล่า? ต่อไปนี้เป็นเครื่องมือและแหล่งความช่วยเหลือที่มีประโยชน์Published 25 February 2021
All grants & sponsorship programs
Community support & fundingAccommodation grants
Community support & fundingAffordable and diverse housing fund
Community support & fundingArtform festivals and events sponsorship
Cultural support & fundingCity Art Laneways
Business support & fundingCommercial creative and business events sponsorships
Community support & fundingCommunity services grants
Cultural support & fundingCultural and creative grants
Environmental support & fundingEnvironmental performance innovation grant
Environmental support & fundingEnvironmental performance ratings and assessment grants
Cultural support & fundingKnowledge exchange sponsorships
Community support & fundingLandmark venue hire support grant
Cultural support & fundingLive music and performance grants
Community support & fundingMatching grants
Cultural support & fundingNight-time diversification grants
Business support & fundingPlace and industry grants
Community support & fundingQuick response grants
Business support & fundingStreet banner sponsorships
Community support & fundingVillage and community festivals and events sponsorship