Annual Grants round now open

Monday, 3 June 2019

Inner West Council offers grants for projects supporting a culturally diverse, progressive and sustainable Inner West.

The Annual Grants round is open from 3-30 June 2019.

Funding for the Annual Grants program is available under five streams:

  • Arts and Culture: Individual grants of up to $3,000 for professional arts and skills development, individual artists and collaborations and project grants of up to $7,500
  • Community History and Heritage Grants: up to $5,000 to support projects identifying the Inner West’s historically significant events, places and people
  • Community Wellbeing grants: up to $7,500 to support projects which address local issues, promote social justice, enhance wellbeing, strengthen sustainability, foster inclusion and social connection
  • Environment grants: funding up to $7,500 for projects that focus on environmental improvement, sustainability education, awareness-raising and the promotion of sustainable living as a way of life
  • Recreation grants: up to $5,000 to support community sporting and recreation groups

Council is offering grant information sessions at Ashfield and Petersham for potential applicants to learn more about the grants program, streams and tips on preparing an application.

Applicants can also speak with the relevant grant officer of the stream they are applying to at a number of grant information sessions.

Last year, 91 community projects received more than $350,000 in Council funding with the aim of addressing local issues, promoting social justice, enhancing well-being and fostering inclusion and social connection.

Among last year’s winners were:

  • Artist Thomas Jackson received $6,000 for a large scale public artwork celebrating native fauna and flora
  • $7,500 to the New South Wales Federation of Community Language Schools to deliver translated health information to the local Nepalese community
  • Olivetree Women’s Network received $6,375 to offer first aid, learner driver knowledge tests, power tools and financial literacy courses to marginalised or isolated women

For more information, to apply or sign up for an information session; go to

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Page last updated: 03 Jun 2019