Grants and Sponsorships

We offer a range of grants and sponsorships to help activate public spaces, enhance community wellbeing and strengthen the city's reputation as a destination for tourism, business and events. See below for information about the various streams of funding available.

Our grants and sponsorships program and the selection criteria for applicants are aligned with our  Newcastle 2030 Community Strategic Plan.

Community Place Making Grants

These grants provide funding for community events, projects, services or activities that promote and enhance a caring and inclusive community, and vibrant and activated public places.

Economic Development Sponsorship

Economic Development Grants support initiatives that support business growth, tourism and employment, and/or encourage innovation.

Recreation Facilities Grants

Recreation Facilities Grants fund Newcastle sporting groups to assist with minor capital works projects. Funding is provided on a dollar for dollar basis.

Event Sponsorship

Council provides sponsorship for selected events that enhance the city's profile as a visitor destination and/or provide economic benefit and brand exposure.

Investment in Arts and Culture

This program is focused on not-for-profit arts and cultural organisations in Newcastle, supporting them to develop projects for the city.