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.

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City concierge

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

phone number
02 9265 9333
email address
[email protected]

About our programs

The City of Sydney’s grants and sponsorship program supports initiatives and projects that strengthen the social, cultural, economic and environmental life of the city.

Through this program the City of Sydney partners with the community and business to further the strategic directions of Sustainable Sydney 2030-2050 Continuing the Vision. These programs provide financial and in-kind support for a diverse range of activities.

The City’s grants and sponsorship program aims to support projects that promote:

Contact us

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 are open all year for applications until the budget is exhausted.

All grants and sponsorship programs

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 for the area’s residents, workers, and/or visitors.


We hosted an online information session on Wednesday 7 February 2024 that looked at priorities, eligibility and general requirements for the programs currently open.

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