New South Wales

This list provides direct links to grants open in New South Wales

If there are any sites that need to be added or links that need to be updated. Feel free to advise via the contact page

Closing in March 2017

31st The Law and Justice Foundation of New South Wales’ Grants Program aims to support one or more projects (to a total value of $150,000) that contribute to achieving our mandate and reflect the Foundation’s rigorous approach to addressing the legal needs of the community

31st Funding for Parenting Education programs – A small grants scheme is available through the Resourcing Parents Project for parenting education activities located in Sydney Local Health District (up to $2,000)

April 2017

2nd Community Litter Grants equip locals with tools and resources to implement litter solutions in their neighbourhoods

3rd Fairfield Local Area ClubGRANTS Community groups can apply for funding for projects that meet local priority needs

3rd IDAHOT 2017 Community Grants To Help Promote Rainbow Families And Combat LGBTI Discrimination five metro and five regional events will each receive a $500 grant to go towards recognising the important day and promoting the message that LGBTI families need to be protected from homophobic and transphobic-motivated prejudice, harassment, violence and discrimination

3rd 2017 INCUBATOR EVENT FUND offers seed funding to events in Regional NSW to support their first and second years of activity

5th Sage Foundation’s Enterprise Fund is a new $1,000,000(USD) fund available to non-profits and charities that will deliver real change to young people, women and military veterans lives around the world, whilst also supporting your organization to thrive

6th Regional Growth – Environment and Tourism Fund Expressions of Interest (EOIs) are invited for funding from government, local councils, Aboriginal Land Councils and other Aboriginal groups, community groups and non-government organisations

21st The Endeavour Foundation Endowment Challenge Fund aims to benefit Australians with a disability, especially people with an intellectual or developmental disability

27th NAIDOC Week 2017 grants NAIDOC Week is a time to celebrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander history, culture and achievements and is an opportunity to recognise the contributions that Indigenous Australians make to our country and our society. NAIDOC Week is held in the first full week of July

28th Aurizon Community Giving Fund have been giving back to local communities we live and work in, supporting over 240 charities and not-for-profits in education, community safety, environment as well as health and wellbeing

Closing later

30 June 2017 Appliance replacement offer are offering discounts on new energy efficient fridges and TVs so you can replace your old inefficient models. New appliances can cut your energy bills, improve your household and family living costs and help protect our environment


Arts NSW  directly invests in artists, organisations and arts workers through the Arts & Cultural Development Program. They also create funding opportunities by leading and implementing strategic initiatives and partnerships

Campbelltown City Council Grants A number of opportunities are available for financial support to locally based non-profit community groups and organisations in Campbelltown

Captain Cook Cruises support a wide range of events in their community

City of Sydney’s grants and sponsorships program – may provide funding or another related benefit, such as a reduced or no rate for the use of a City venue, to local organisations and businesses

ClubGRANTS funding is available to community groups, charities and sporting teams across NSW

Destination NSW Events Funding and Tourism Grants

Natural Disaster Assistance Schemes lists schemes are available under the NSW Disaster Assistance Arrangements

Energy Rebates Portal Australian, State and Territory Governments offer a range of rebates and assistance. Select from the options to find programs you may be eligible for

First Home Owner Grant (New Homes) scheme For eligible transactions made on or after 1 January 2016, the grant amount is $10,000

Northcott’s FundAbility program is offering small grants for NSW-based events, community facilities or activities to become more inclusive and welcoming for children and young people with disabilities

GROW A Star is an initiative which encourages generational change and encourage community connectedness within our young people and give them access to sporting, musical and academic activities

Jobs for NSW – Accelerating Growth Loans is a pilot program providing direct loans for emerging fast growth small to medium enterprises (SMEs) – otherwise known as Gazelles – with capital to address the barriers they face in accessing affordable finance

Jobs for NSW – Building Partnerships Grants support revenue generating technology start-ups become the high-growth, job-creating businesses of tomorrow

Jobs for NSW – Gazelle Loan guarantees for fast-growth small to medium enterprises that need assistance accessing capital to expand their business

Jobs for NSW – Minimum Viable Product (MVP) Grants are designed to support promising technology start-ups with the funds needed to gather customer feedback and test their underlying business model

Local Councils’ Grants Pages

Margaret Ida Howie Scholarship awards up to 4 Scholarships valued at $5000 each  to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women who are undertaking an approved course of study at a university in New South Wales

Masonicare is the official charity of NSW and ACT Freemasons

Museums & Galleries NSW – Grants they administer

NSW crime prevention grants

NSW Education Before & After School Care Fund – Grants are available to schools and local councils to establish or expand before and after school care services

NSW Emergency Natural Disaster Assistance Schemes

NSW Golf Foundation Funding is available to Clubs, District Golf Associations, golfing organisations and other organisations currently involved or wanting to become involved in projects, programs or services which result in the development of golf in NSW

NSW Office of Environment and Heritage committed to ensuring that NSW heritage is valued, protected, and enjoyed

NSW Office of State Revenue Small Business Grant The grant is designed to encourage the nearly 650,000 small businesses in New South Wales that do not pay payroll tax to hire new employees and expand their business

NSW Office of State Revenue online unclaimed money list – One in 14 NSW residents could be one click away from claiming their share in more than $220 million of unclaimed money.

The NSW Rural Assistance Authority provides assistance to rural producers and small business in regional NSW through programs that encourage self-reliance and adaptation to change

NSW Senior’s Card

No-Interest Loan Scheme (NILS) provides individuals and families on low incomes with access to safe, fair and affordable credit

Regional Cooperative Tourism Marketing Program is available to undertake a Cooperative Tourism Marketing Program which will be led by Destination NSW

Regional Filming Fund offsets costs associated with shooting in regional areas of NSW. Regional NSW is defined as all areas in NSW outside the Sydney Metro area (excluding the ACT)

Regional Tourism Product Development Program offers between $15,000 and $150,000 for eligible projects that satisfactorily meet the assessment criteria. The funding must be, at least, matched dollar-for-dollar

SALLY FOUNDATION SMALL GRANTS Annual small grants for youth related programs in Orange

Small Grants and Parramatta Sport & Recreation Grant are open all year round and close quarterly

St.George Foundation – supporting Australian children

Sydney Motorway Corporation is delivering WestConnex on behalf of the NSW Government. As part of our commitment to connecting communities and providing positive community outcome – ongoing applications

Techvouchers has been established to drive opportunities for research collaboration between NSW small-to-medium enterprises (SMEs) and Boosting Business Innovation Program (BBIP) delivery partners

Vincent Fairfax Family Foundation For requests over $50,000 VFFF has a two-step application process which begins with a preliminary enquiry followed by a formal submission which is by invitation only. For requests between $20,000 and $50,000 VFFF has a single step grant application process