Our Community Grants provide a number of funding opportunities to support initiatives that contribute to the social, cultural, environmental, and economic life of the city.

Our 2023 Grants and Sponsorship Programs are closed for application.

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Community Grants are classified as either Infrastructure Grants or Community Support Grants.

Infrastructure Grants are offered annually and target minor capital activities that enhance the economic, social, and environmental well-being of the local community. The grants also assist building owners, commercial operators and other stakeholders to improve their building facades to enhance our city’s presentation.

The table below provides further information on Infrastructure Grants including types of grants, eligibility, and status.

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NameDetailsOpen or closed
Recreation Facilities GrantProvides funding to Newcastle sporting groups to assist with minor capital works projects.Closed
Sustainability GrantsTarget capital purchases/activities that enhance the environmental well-being of the local community.Closed
Façade Improvement GrantsAssists building owners, commercial operators and other stakeholders to improve their building façades to enhance our city’s presentation.


Community Support Grants support community-based groups, sport and recreation clubs, and service organisations to develop effective activities that address the social, economic and/or environmental needs of residents in the Newcastle Local Government Area.

NameDetailsOpen or closed
Quick Response GrantsSupport community events, activities, and programs which require small amounts of funds to achieve their aims. Activities supported will enhance the quality of life of residents, provide community capacity building and /or protect and enhance the natural and built qualities of the city.


Arts, Culture and HistorySupport activities that promote and celebrate our rich history, creative and diverse community and contribute to the achievement of the city’s desired outcomes for culture, heritage, and the arts.Closed
EnvironmentSupports activities that improve Newcastle’s environment or inspires environmentally sustainable behaviour in the city.Closed
Social InclusionSupport activities that strengthen our diverse communities by increasing connection, social inclusion, and access for the most vulnerable in the community.Closed

Other Grants



Open or closed
Locally Made & PlayedSmall grants to incentivise Live Performances across the city.Closed
Count Us In GrantsSmall grants to support events, activities and programs that demonstrate and celebrate inclusionClosed
Special Business Rates (SBR) Newcastle City Centre / Darby StreetGrants for creative and innovative ideas to promote and develop businesses in Newcastle's city centre or Darby StreetClosed

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