Grants for community groups

Whether you're kickstarting a cultural project, an environmental initiative or a local event, these grants empower your group to make a lasting impact and foster stronger community bonds. With limitless possibilities, your group's ideas can come to life with our financial support!

Grants offered

Placemaking Grant

OPEN until funding exhausted.

Up to $7,500*

The Placemaking Grant program aims to support the creation and delivery of projects in public spaces across the city. These include initiatives that improve how we feel and use our public spaces and how we can enhance the way they look, work and feel, and also how we celebrate our heritage. The program gives the community the opportunity to make their City a place where people love to be through placemaking projects of all sizes and shapes.

Grants of up to $7,500 will be available for community organisations and businesses with an ABN.
Grants of up to $1,000 will be available for individuals or informal groups without an ABN.

Sport and Recreation Grant

OPEN until Friday, August 30

Up to $1,000

The Sport and Recreation Grant program aims to encourage active lifestyles in the local community by supporting organisations to deliver sporting or recreation opportunities for the benefit of the PAE community.

Community Grant

OPEN until Friday, September 27

Up to $7,500

The Community Grant program supports not-for-profit community groups and organisations with projects and initiatives that help local communities thrive by building community wellbeing, cohesion and capacity for PAE residents.

Arts Organisation Fund

CLOSED

Up to $40,000

The Arts Organisation Fund aims to provide a mechanism for sustaining, growing and developing creativity, arts and culture in our City by attracting and supporting professional arts organisations to the region.

Creative Industry Grant

CLOSED

Up to $5,000

The Creative Industry Grant program aims to support creative practitioners of all disciplines to grow their practice and deliver projects that contribute to PAE’s vision for a strong, creative, impactful and sustainable arts ecology. 

This grant program is currently under review.

Environmental Grant

CLOSED

$2,000-$5,000

The Environmental Grant program aims to encourage community groups to seek funding for environmental project initiatives that will protect and enhance the sustainability and environment of the local area.

This grant program is currently under review.

Equipment Grant

OPEN until funding exhausted.

Up to $2,000

The Equipment Grant program aims to assist not-for-profit community groups and organisations to purchase urgent or necessary equipment they require in order to deliver services, activities, or supports to the PAE community.

Events Grant

OPEN until funding exhausted.

Up to $15,000*

The Events Grant program aims to help create a community that is inclusive, cohesive, creative and prosperous through the support of a program of accessible and diverse community events and festivals across the City.

Neighbourhood Events - up to $1,000
Community Events - up to $7,500
Regional Events - up to $15,000

Quick Response Grant

OPEN until funding exhausted.

Up to $500

The Quick Response Grant program aims to support not-for-profit groups and organisations with emerging or unexpected needs and opportunities that will make a positive difference to the PAE community.

How to apply

We provide an online application tool called SmartyGrants to help you prepare and submit your application. If you're a new user, you will need to start by registering a new account. Once registered and logged in you’ll 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.