Grants and Sponsorships

City of Newcastle (CN) provides a number of funding opportunities to support initiatives that contribute to the social, cultural, environmental, and economic life of the city.

As a result of the Grants and Sponsorship Review that wrapped up in 2020, all CN funding programs have been reviewed.

Details of future funding opportunities will be available soon and will be aligned with the Newcastle 2030 Community Strategic Plan

You can also sign up for our Grants and Sponsorship Mailing List to be advised when new funding opportunities become available.

To search for other funding opportunities that are currently open, try CN Grant Finder below.

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.