Secure funding for your project in 2024: Grants open now

Everything you need to get started with a grant application today

Applications for our biggest grants round of the year are now open. Support is available for a diverse range of projects that take place from 1 July 2024 to 30 June 2025.

You’ll find key information below and can join our webinar for an overview. Additional support is available on request.

The deadline for applications is 5pm on Tuesday 5 March.

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Grants on offer this round

Community services grants

What the grant covers: Financial support for projects and programs that help increase social cohesion and inclusion, develop healthy and resilient communities, and support participation in civic life.

How much can you apply for: Cash funding from $10,000 to $50,000 a year is available, for a one-year program or multi-year funding.

Who can apply: Not-for-profit organisations including social enterprises, individuals or unincorporated community groups that are supported by a not-for-profit that is eligible to apply.

Creative grants

What the grant covers: Financial support for projects and initiatives that contribute to Sydney’s cultural life, provide opportunities for creative participation, enliven public spaces, and strengthen the sustainability and capacity of our cultural and creative industries.

How much can you apply for: Cash funding from $10,000 to $50,000 a year is available, for a one-year program or multi-year funding.

Who can apply: Not-for-profits, for profits, sole traders, individuals or unincorporated community groups supported by a not-for-profit or for-profit that is eligible to apply.

Business sector support grants

What the grant covers: Financial support for sector development projects that grow the skills and capacity of local businesses, entrepreneurs and communities, advocate on key issues on behalf of local business, connect businesses to networking opportunities and promote local precincts.

How much can you apply for: Cash funding from $10,000 to $50,000 a year is available, for a one-year program or multi-year funding.

Who can apply: Not-for-profits, members based organisations with an economic focus such as a chamber of commerce or industry association.

Green building grants

What the grant covers: Financial support to undertake environmental ratings, certifications, audits and assessments for existing buildings to be resource efficient and achieve net zero emissions by 2035.

How much can you apply for: Up to $15,000 for each project.

Who can apply: Building owners in the residential and accommodation sector. Not-for-profits, for profits, owners corporations. For works on residential strata or accommodation buildings only.

Festivals and events sponsorship

What the grant covers: Financial support for local festivals and events that celebrate, develop, and engage our communities.

How much can you apply for: Up to $50,000 a year, for a 1 year program or multi-year funding.

Who can apply: Not-for-profits, for profits, sole traders, individuals or unincorporated community groups supported by a not-for-profit or for profit that is eligible to apply.

Innovation and ideas grants

What the grant covers: Financial support for projects that foster innovation, showcase local expertise and test new ideas to address local and global issues across our area’s social, cultural, sustainability and business sectors.

How much can you apply for: From $10,000 to $50,000 a year, for a one-year program or multi-year funding.

Who can apply: Not-for-profit and for-profit organisations.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander collaboration fund

What the grant covers: Financial support to help the community-controlled sector meet the needs and aspirations of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in the local area.

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

Who can apply: Not-for-profits, for profits, sole traders, individuals or unincorporated community groups supported by a not-for-profit or for profit organisation.

Individuals and sole traders must identify as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander, groups must consist of majority Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander members and organisations must have a governing body that is majority Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander.

This program is open all year, until funds are exhausted.

Join our information session for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities to find out more.

Find out more

Join our webinar on 7 February for an overview of the grants and sponsorship opportunities.

We are also holding an information session on 16 February at Redfern Town Hall for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.

Before you apply

  • Ensure your project is in our local area or provides significant benefit to our residents and businesses.

  • Read the critical information for your chosen program including the grants and sponsorship guidelines. An easy read version of our program guidelines is available.

  • Make sure your project is eligible under the program you're applying for. There are strict criteria around who can apply and when projects can occur.

Get support

Call our concierge on 02 9265 9333 for more information.

Send us an email at cityconcierge@cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au

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