Grants Available

In addition to the bi-yearly City of Sydney grants (at the bottom of this email), the NSW government has announced – just in time for the election – a number of grants around the night time economy.

Time is short, which means less people will probably apply so you should go for it if you have an idea.

Follow the links below and get applying.

Music Now grants

Up to $40,000 – open now and closes on 14 March.

Funding available for one-off, series or annual program of live music events held in NSW.

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Activate Sydney@Night grants

Up to $100,000 per application – open now and closes 28 February.

Funding available for one-off unique ideas that encourage a vibrant night-time-economy in the seven key precincts of Darlinghurst, Haymarket and George Street, Opera House to Walsh Bay, Pyrmont and Newtown.

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Night Event Directory

Register your events and leverage the NSW Government’s communication channels to promote your business and programmed activities

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City of Sydney Council 

business support grants

Open now and closes at 5pm on 11 March.

Book your individual information session with City staff being held on 20th and 25th February.

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Night Time Diversification

Matched funding up to $30,000

Our night-time diversification grant supports the programming of new activities to help your business attract customers at night.

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Live music and performance

Matched funding up to $30,000

Our live music grants and performance grants provide support for capital investment to introduce or improve related performance programming.

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 Place and industry

Our place and industry grants seek to promote local neighbourhoods, connect business to opportunities, grow business skills and knowledge and help business to effectively advocate on key issues.

If you have any questions in relation to any of these programs, please contact the representatives identified on the relevant web pages and register for a more focused information session. Feel free to share this information with other collaborators.

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