Annual Grants round now open

Friday 19 August 2022

Inner West Council has opened its annual grants program.

The grants assist local organisations and citizens to initiate programs and services at the grassroots level.

“I encourage our local community groups and artists to apply,” said Inner West Mayor Darcy Byrne.

“Now more than ever, these organisations need seed funding and cash injections.

“We’re know there’s greater need and increased demand for services.

“Inner West officers are available to help write grant applications. All applications will be independently assessed without political interference.

“I’ve seen for myself the amazing and vital work that has been achieved by previous year’s grant recipients, so I know how important this type of funding can be,” Mayor Byrne said.

The grants are for one-year projects commencing in February until December 2022.

The Annual Grants round is open until Friday 16 September.

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

• Arts grants: Professional Creative Development grants up to $5,000 and Arts Projects grants up to $10,000
• Community History grants up to $5,000
• Community Wellbeing grants up to $5,000
• Community Wellbeing grants up to $20,000 (over two years)
• Environment grants up to $10,000 (over two years)
• Recreation grants up to $10,000 (over two years)
• Wellbeing and Resilience for Multicultural Communities grants up to $5,000
• Community Material small grants up to $400 (as needed)
• Resident Association small grants up to $400 (as needed)
Applicants are encouraged to contact a grants officer to discuss their ideas and proposals. Go to to find out more.

Last year, 79 projects received more than $440,000 in Council funding. This year, $450,000 is available for your project, initiative or event.

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