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 1 – now open
We have 17 grants and sponsorships to support projects that build the social, cultural, environmental and economic life of our city.
These provide financial and in-kind support for a diverse range of activities.
- Round 1, 24 February to 29 March
- Round 2, 19 July to 23 August
What’s on offer
Applications close 5pm Monday 29 March.
Projects can take place from 1 July 2021 to 30 June 2022.
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.
- Provides 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.
Help with grants in your language
GuidesNeed help with information about our grants in other languages? Here are some useful tools and resources.Published 25 February 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 25 February 2021
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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.
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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.
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].
All grants & sponsorship programs
Community support & fundingAccommodation grants
Community support & fundingAffordable and diverse housing fund
Cultural support & fundingCity Art Laneways
Business support & fundingCommercial creative and business events sponsorships
Community support & fundingLandmark venue hire support grant
Community support & fundingQuick response grants
Business support & fundingStreet banner sponsorships