Current Grants and Funding

Below is a list of grant and funding opportunities which may be of interest to your organisation. To access further information in regards to any of these grants, click on the link provided.

Updated 12-07-18

All Community Groups and members are encouraged to take advantage of any free Grant Writer’s workshops provided by Council. 

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Active Kids Guidelines

To register as a provider in the Active Kids program you must deliver a structured sport or activity program of at least eight weeks' duration and be a:

Arts Grant

Create NSW offers direct funding to organisations, artists, practitioners and arts and cultural workers through the Arts and Cultural Development Program (ACDP).

The program funds everything from multiyear programs to one-off projects and professional development opportunities, across visual arts, museums and history, literature, performing arts, music and more. For more information please visit:

Conservation Partners Grants 

The aim of the grants is to assist landholders who have agreements to actively protect or improve the ecological value of their properties

For more information


Program opened 16th  May 2018

Environmental Grant

Office of Environment & Heritage (OEH) administers a number of funding programs and initiatives as well as being the recipient of funding for specific projects. 

For more information of grant availability keep an eye on this site:

Festival Australia: Regional Festivals Project Fund

As of 1 July 2015 this program is administered by the Ministry for the Arts. This program supports costs to produce and present arts activities or projects at festivals in regional and remote Australia. For all enquiries about new applications and existing contracts please contact the Ministry for the Arts by phone on 1800 590 577 or by email at:

FRRR – Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal Grants

FRRR has a number of Grants that open at different times of the year, most of their Grants are recurrent, and generally offered the same time each year.

The Grants calendar allows you to check the current status of each program and the respective opening and closing dates.

Follow link for calendar, including how to apply.

Heritage Near Me Incentives Program

The Heritage Near Me incentives program has been developed to complement current State Heritage funding programs. It provides funding opportunities and support directly to owners and managers of local heritage items.

The Heritage Grants Program is designed to help owners, managers and communities to know, value and care for their heritage.  Heritage Strategic Projects Grants.

Infrastructure Grants

Liquor & Gaming NSW offers grants to communities across NSW to support the building,

renovation and fitout of infrastructure. Funding is available for sport and recreation, arts

and cultural infrastructure, and projects that enhance facilities used to shelter communities

and provide emergency services.

Local Arts and Cultural Facilities Funding

Create NSW offers direct funding to organisations, artists, practitioners and arts and cultural workers through the Arts and Cultural Development Program (ACDP).

See link below for further information on current funding

Local Sport Grant Program 2018-19

The Program aims to increase regular and on-going participation opportunities in sport and active recreation.

There are four project types within the Program:

1.    Sport Development

2.    Community Sport Events

3.    Sport Access

4.    Facility Development.

 For Information:

Applications close 24 August 2018.

NSW Government Office of Sport - Grants

Each year the Office of Sport provides millions in government grants to nurture sporting talent, help build sports facilities and develop the industry as a whole.

NAVA Grants

NAVA offers a range of grants, awards and scholarships to support and develop the work of visual arts, craft and design practitioners.

NSW ICC World T20 2020 Cricket Legacy Fund 

The Fund will provide assistance to community cricket clubs, associations and local councils.

The Fund aims to improve cricket facilities and supporting infrastructure, increase participation opportunities, improve female player pathways and enable hosting of elite cricket content in Regional NSW.

For Information: visit the website

Applications Close: 20 July 2018

PPCA Performers' Trust Foundation

Provides grants to promote and encourage music and the performing arts.


Quad Bike Safety Rebate

Farmers, residing in NSW, who own a business that is registered in NSW as producing goods or providing services in NSW, with less than 20 full-time workers (or equivalent), and farming as their main source of income are now entitled to rebates to improve Quad bike safety.

Regional Arts NSW

Quick Response Grants (‘Quicks’) offer funding of up to $1,500 for regional artists, arts organisations and communities to respond to unique arts opportunities that present themselves at very short notice.

Regional Cultural Fund

Round Two to support the construction of new arts and cultural facilities, upgrades to existing facilities, as well as the addition of artist-led public art.

Through the investment of $100 million, the Regional Cultural Fund aims to strengthen regional arts, screen, culture and heritage, and revitalise local communities through strategic investment.

For Information:

Applications close 12pm on Friday 21 September 2018


The NSW Government is investing an additional $1.3 billion in regional infrastructure to support growing regional centres, activate local economies and improve services in communities, through the new Regional Growth Fund.

Regional Sports Infrastructure Fund 

The NSW Government recognises the important role sport plays in the lives of regional communities, both as participants and as fans, and the new Regional Sports Infrastructure Fund is set to improve both experiences with purpose-built infrastructure and upgrades.

The $100 million Regional Sports Infrastructure Fund (RSIF) is open for Expressions of Interest (EOI) from eligible regional applicants for project grants between $1 million and $10 million.

The fund aims to create spaces and places that enable communities to enjoy quality sport and participate in physical activities at all levels. It will invest in new and existing venues to improve the quality and quantity of sports infrastructure across regional NSW.

For more information:

The fund remains open to applications year-round.for expressions of interest

- Connecting Country Communities

To invest in communications infrastructure and deliver improved regional voice and data connectivity. This fund will build and upgrade mobile base stations, connect businesses to global markets and schools with innovative learning resources.

- Growing Local Economies

To develop the enabling infrastructure to grow regional centres. This fund will invest in the crucial projects needed to support job creation and economic growth in regional NSW.

Royal Agricultural Society of NSW

The RASF will consider ideas that deliver strong community benefits and result in enhanced economic and social outcomes. Projects that involve collaboration between people in your town and deliver sustained and broad community benefit will be highly regarded. Applicants will be passionate about rural and regional NSW, well-connected with other local leaders and have a good understanding of the issues affecting their community. Applications open annually in October and close in December.

Saving Our Species Contestable Grants

Saving our Species is our statewide program that aims to secure threatened plants and animals in the wild in NSW.

The Saving our Species (SoS) Contestable Grants program is a contestable grants program seeking to achieve long-term outcomes for threatened species in New South Wales.

For Information

Applications close 3pm Monday 13th  August 2018.

Small Grants for Rural Communities (SGRC)

Grants of up to $5,000 are available for projects and activities that offer clear public benefit for communities in rural, regional or remote Australia.

Priority is given to communities of 10,000 or fewer.  

For more information: Small Grants for Rural Communities (SGRC)

Water Safety Fund Community Grants 2018/19 

Water Safety Fund Community Grants are being offered to support community efforts to improve water safety in NSW.

Grants will be provided to successful applicants whose projects increase water safety in high risk geographical locations, population groups and activities.

For Information: 2018/19 Water Safety Community Grants Program Guide


Applications close on at 3pm 27 July 2018

Youth Grant  

HEYWIRE IS... young regional Australians telling it like it is and making a difference

Youth Opportunities Program

The Youth Opportunities program provides one-off, time-limited grants between $10,000 and $50,000 to not-for-profit organisations and local councils for youth-led and youth-driven community projects that have a positive youth development focus.


For Information


Applications must be completed and submitted by 5:00pm on Monday, 16 July 2018.