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In 2015, the City Makers grant program helped 24 entrepreneurs, community groups and artists, including the people behind Peter Rabbit, NOLA and SALA, with the cost of building compliance and placemaking activities, from meeting requirements such as sound engineering reports to providing important services like access toilets to more creative endeavours such as art tours and murals.

Our first round of grants for 2016 is now open!

Grants of up to $10,000 are available to help cover expenses associated with building compliance matters such as noise, safety and accessibility. Grants of up to $5000 are available for placemaking projects including public art, street activation and other creative activities that add value to the city’s amenity and appearance.


Eligible applicants for City Makers grants include:

  • entrepreneurs
  • sole traders (if applying for building compliance funding)
  • registered businesses
  • artists in entertainment and performance spaces and studios
  • community groups
  • partnerships.

Ideas need to be based within the city and funding can be used for building compliance (accessibility, fire safety, noise attenuation requirements and heritage considerations) and/or place making (street furniture, public art and innovative activation concepts).

How to apply

Learn more about these grants, and download the guidelines and application forms, by visiting our City Makers page.

Deadline: Applications must be submitted by midnight, Monday 20 June 2016.

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