Millions in local grants for community organisations

We have awarded almost $7 million in grants and subsidies to 94 local recipients.

Millions in local grants for community organisations

These grants will help look after our most vulnerable, create exciting cultural experiences and increase the reach of community organisations. By supporting local groups, we’re strengthening our cultural landscape, boosting economic vitality, and enhancing our residents’ quality of life.

The funding includes:

  • $3 million cash grant to Wesley Community Services to support the redevelopment of the RJ Williams building in Glebe into affordable housing for up to 92 residents.
  • $2 million in cash and in-kind support to be shared among 45 recipients for projects including Oxtravaganza, a 2-week celebration during Sydney Mardi Gras, five events celebrating NAIDOC Week and a 10-day Sydney International Women's Jazz Festival.
  • $1 million for two rental subsidies over three years. One for Beehive Industries, a not-for-profit social enterprise; and a 7-month accommodation grant for Scarred Trees Ministries to use meetings rooms in Glebe Town Hall.
  • $577,000 towards 20 innovation and ideas grants. Projects include a training program to upskill Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander wellbeing facilitators and free electronic devices to prevent digital exclusion.
  • $40,000 to the Refugee Council each year for the next three years for a research and advocacy project to address the root causes of homelessness for people seeking asylum in the local area.
  • $241,000 through the Green Building Grant Program for 23 projects, including apartment building feasibility assessments for EV charging and decarbonisation, and Green Star Performance certifications for two Sydney hotels.
  • $100,000 in funding to be shared between three Indigenous grant recipients including the Redfern All Blacks Rugby League Football Club.

Our summer round of grants opens on Tuesday 6 February 2024.