Main Content Anchor

City of Ryde Grants

Community Grants - Round One is CLOSED.

Small Grants - Round One will open in May 2021.

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.

  1. Two large grants rounds
  2. One small grant round is available each year 
Grants Timeline.jpg

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. 

City of Ryde Grants

Grant Categories

There are seven categories of grants available: 


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.

Note: The Venue Hire Grant Category is not available in this round. It will be available in Large round 2.


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.

Useful Resources

If you're writing a grant application for the first time or need guidance on how to improve your application, read our informative guides below.

Community groups and businesses in the City of Ryde will be able to more easily find and apply for grants with the launch of the City of Ryde Grant Finder. 

City of Ryde has partnered with GrantGuru to provide you with the ability to search for funding opportunities and filter grants by specifying location, industry and the type of project. You can also sign up to receive email alerts and save grants to your favourites.  

The City of Ryde Grant Finder is available for all businesses, community groups and not-for-profits located in the Ryde local government area.

This is a FREE service which provides a comprehensive list to access funding money and grant opportunities across Australia.

The website also assists with advice and top tips for finding and applying for grants to maximise your chances of receiving the funding you need.  

Visit the City of Ryde Grant Finder to start searching!


Last updated on 7 April 2021