Up to $5,000 per project to support work undertaken within our local community.
We understand that when it comes to getting cultural initiatives and events off the ground, finding the necessary funding isn’t always easy. For this reason, the City offers different grants and sponsorship opportunities under a range of programs.
Here you will find information on the types of grants we currently have available and everything you’ll need to know to apply.
Before you get started
Applicants need to meet both general and specific program criteria to be eligible to apply, so please get in touch with us to make sure you consider the right program for your project or organisation. If you are seeking cash support of more than $20,000 under any of our programs, you will need to meet with City staff to discuss your application before it is submitted.
The grants team is very happy to provide advice and support to all applicants, but unfortunately, we cannot proof read draft applications.
For general details, take a look at our grants and sponsorships policy or contact the Grants Team on 02 9265 9333 or .
Over $5,000 for not-for-profit organisations undertaking cultural initiatives within the inner city area.
Reduced or free rental for a number of City-owned community facilities.
Quick response grants are for one-off, unforeseen projects and are a maximum of $1,000.
Up to 100% waiver of hire for a range of major and community venues.
Street banner poles at reduced rates – or sometimes free of charge.
A way of showing support for major cultural events organised by third parties.
An invitation-only initiative, under which the City seeks to recognise our eight major festivals.
Helps with the costs of publications relevant to the City of Sydney’s history.