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.
Applications open all year
These programs are open all year for applications until the budget is exhausted.
Community support & fundingSupports local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander led projects that build stronger communities.
Community support & fundingThis program accepts applications all year and supports small-scale initiatives for local residents and organisations.
Community support & fundingProvides assistance to community groups and organisations accessing our spaces.
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.
Cultural support & fundingWe offer creative studios and living spaces for people working in a creative field.
Community support & fundingInvolves leasing community facilities and spaces at no charge or a reduced rate.
Cultural support & funding
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:
- strong partnerships with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities
- leading environmental performance
- connected, resilient and inclusive communities
- a thriving cultural and creative life
- a transformed and innovative economy.
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]
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.
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
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All grants and sponsorship programs
Community support & fundingAboriginal and Torres Strait Islander collaboration fund
Community support & fundingCommunity services grants
Cultural support & fundingCreative grants
Business support & fundingBusiness sector support grant
Environmental support & fundingGreen building grants
Cultural support & fundingInnovation and ideas grant
Community support & fundingQuick response grants
Community support & fundingAffordable and diverse housing fund
Community support & fundingVenue hire support grant
Business support & fundingStreet banner sponsorships
Community support & fundingAccommodation grants
Cultural support & fundingCreative live and work spaces
Cultural support & fundingShort-term empty properties program