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.

The selection criteria is aligned with the Newcastle 2030 Community Strategic Plan

Grant Finder

Search for grants and funding opportunities available to your community group, business, not-for-profit or individuals needs in Newcastle.

Event Sponsorship

We support selected events that enhance our city as a destination or provide economic benefits.

Arts and Culture Grants

We support not-for-profit arts and cultural organisations in Newcastle, helping them to develop projects for the city.

Live Music Grant

We support the arts, heritage and culture sectors, by promoting live music as part of the New Annual Festival.

Placemaking Grants

We support projects, services or activities that benefit the community or activate public places.

Recreation Facilities Grants

We support Newcastle sporting groups to assist with minor capital works projects. Funding is provided on a dollar for dollar basis.

Special Business Rates Program

We support local creativity and innovation that promotes and beautifies business precincts in the city centre and suburbs.

Economic Development Sponsorship

We support initiatives that encourage industry development, tourism and employment, or innovation.