Placemaking Grants

At the City of PAE we are committed to making our city a place where people love to be, so we offer the PAE Places Grants to help develop community spaces.

PAE Places Grants can be used to improve how we feel and use our public spaces and how we can enhance the way they look and work, and also how we celebrate our heritage.

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Please read the Grant Guidelines carefully before applying. Many documents on this site are displayed as PDF files. If you have problems accessing, reading or understanding these documents please contact us on 8405 6972.
PAE Places Grant Program Guidelines


Applications are processed as they are received. We aim to notify you within four weeks following your submission.

Applications are now OPEN and will close 3pm Tuesday, 30 April 2019

Before lodging your grant application, please contact us to discuss your placemaking idea so we can explore how we can work together to develop your idea.
Contact details are listed below

What Funding options are there?

Grand Vision Grants of $1,000 - $3,000 will be available for community organisations and businesses with an ABN.
Intimate Inspiration Grants of $500 - $1,000 will be available for individuals or informal groups without an ABN.

Eligibility & Assessment criteria

Just about anyone in the community, from individuals, groups or businesses can apply, and work in partnership with others to improve places and locations. Please see our guidelines for ineligible applications.

You might want to set up:

  • neighbourhood parties or local markets
  • small scale precinct beautification
  • locally specific public exhibitions or performances
  • temporary public artworks and/or installations
  • small, place-focussed neighbourhood or local business run events or activations
  • other creative activities
  • an activation idea no-one has even thought of yet…
How to apply

We provide an online application tool to help you prepare and submit your application. It's called SmartyGrants and it's available via the Apply Now button below. If you're a new user, you will need to start by registering a new account. Once registered and logged in you will be redirected to the "Before you Begin" page where you can start your application.

Applicants can only apply online when funding rounds are open. Support or access to computers and the internet can be provided if required.

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If you need to talk to someone about your grant application please contact one of Council's friendly
Funding & Partnerships Officers on (08) 8405 6972 or by email at

Success Stories

Lefevre Uniting Church Taperoo was approved $5,000 to develop the Taperoo Community Library Cafe;

Community Housing Ltd was approved $5,000 to develop a 'Neighbourhood Garden' in Enfield;

North East Community House Inc. was approved $5,000 to create and beautify an existing outdoor space within the Hillcrest Community Centre.

For further information on this topic, or if you have any questions, please call our helpful Customer Services team on 8405 6600 or email us at
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