City of Ryde Grants

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ROUND TWO NOW OPEN

Round two (2) of Community Grants is now OPEN and closing on Friday 16 September 2022.

Funding of up to $15,000 per applicant is available in this round. Applications can be made online by clicking on the links below each Grant Category.

UPCOMING WORKSHOPS

Attend an upcoming workshop that will provide you with an overview of the grants program and practical information about how to submit an application. 

Find out more

If you have a great idea that could benefit people in the City of Ryde, a City of Ryde Community Grant may be able to assist you. Grants are able to provide financial support to not-for-profit organisations, and in some instances individuals, to undertake projects which address a community need.

To be eligible for a grant you must meet the criteria outlined in the City of Ryde Community Grants Guidelines(PDF, 2MB). Please note that this is a competitive process and not all applications will be funded.

We have three rounds of grants open during the year.

  • Two large grants rounds
  • One small grant round is available each year 

Advice for Applicants

If you are considering applying for a City of Ryde Community Grant or Small Grant it is recommended that you:

Language Assistance 

  • Please call the Translating and Interpreting Service on 131 450. We also have some staff trained as Language Aides to assist you in languages other than English. Please ask when you call us. 

Grant Categories

There are seven categories of grants available. Click on each grant category below (+) to apply.

Small Grant

Funding up to $2,500
Total funding pool: $20,000 per year

Small grants are designed to respond to projects that are of community benefit and fall outside of the standard grant categories or large grant rounds.

APPLY ONLINE

Arts and Creativity

Funding up to $5,000 
Total funding pool:
 $20,000 per year

Arts and creativity grants are open to not-for-profit groups and individuals to support community-led programs and projects that stimulate creative and cultural expression in the City of Ryde.

APPLY ONLINE

Community Facilities and Equipment

Funding up to $5,000
Total funding pool: $20,000 per year

Community facilities and equipment grants are to providing funding for small scale capital works and the purchase of equipment to provide support and benefit to the community.

APPLY ONLINE

Community Wellbeing

Major, Medium and Small sub-categories are available with funding up to $15,000 with a matched contribution.
Total funding pool: $200,000 per year

Community wellbeing grants are for projects that develop a connected and inclusive community and support activities that promote health, community safety, accessibility and liveability in the area.

APPLY ONLINE

Events

Major, Medium and Small sub-categories are available with funding up to $15,000 with a matched contribution
Total funding pool: 
$100,000 per year

Events grants are to support activities that deliver community-based festivals and events which showcase the diversity and rich culture of the City of Ryde.

APPLY ONLINE

Sport and Recreation

Funding up to $5,000
Total funding pool:
 $20,000 per year

Sport and recreation grants are to increase participation in sporting and recreational activities, primarily at a community level.

APPLY ONLINE

Venue Hire

Funding up to $5,000
Total funding pool:
 $20,000 per year

Venue hire grants provide financial assistance to community groups to access Council’s hireable halls and meeting rooms.

APPLY ONLINE