Support for arts and culture

$1.5m in Covid-19 relief for community services

Individuals and not-for-profits can apply for special funding from the City of Sydney

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These are testing times and more and more people in our community are going to need help. Not just now, but for quite some time.

As well as small business, cultural sector and creative fellowship grants, we’re offering funds to individuals and not-for-profits servicing vulnerable people in our communities.

If you work in this area, or know people who do, please spread the word about these grants.

Our dedicated team is ready to help you. Call us on 9265 9333, Monday to Friday, 9.30am to 4pm or email

Community services grants

Total amount we’re giving away: Up to $1.5 million

How much you can apply for: $5,000 to $50,000

These grants are for not-for-profit organisations and social enterprises that provide food, digital assistance and programs to help people feel connected and valued.

Quick response grant

Total amount we’re giving away: up to $500,000

How much you can apply for: $2,000 to $5,000

These grants are for small-scale programs. Funds can be used to present performances, creative work and classes online and other activities to support local businesses and the most vulnerable members of our community.

Other Covid-19 relief grants:

As well as these relief grants, we’re donating $1,000,000 to OzHarvest to help them feed more people. We’re also working with volunteer and non-government agencies to link offers of donations and volunteers with organisations or individuals in need of support.

If you have something to offer or need support on grants and services, call us on 02 9265 9333.

Meet some of the team who are taking calls, assessing grants and helping people behind the scenes:

Published 7 April 2020, updated 17 October 2023