City Grants

City Grants

Apply for a City Grant today

Tier 1 Application Form –Seeking funding up to $10,000

Tier 2 Application Form – Seeking funding from $10,001 to $80,000

Closed for applications

The first round of the City Renewal Authority’s 2019 City Grants is now closed for applications taking place during the first half of 2019 (1 January - 30 June 2019).

The outcomes of City Grants are:

As a guide, funded projects could include, but are not limited to:

About City Grants

The City Renewal Authority’s City Grants is a funding program for eligible organisations, groups and individuals to support place-making projects in Canberra’s city centre.

The primary objective of City Grants is to develop and support the vitality of Canberra’s city centre through place-making. Around $373,164 in grants were given to 22 recipients for a variety of projects from music festivals and knitting events to public art and temporary installations during round one and two of City Grants 2018. View the list of successful grant recipients for here.

City Grants is funded by the City Centre Marketing and Improvements Levy (CCMIL), a fee paid by property owners in the city centre. As a result, all projects funded through the program must occur within the CCMIL area.

How much funding can I apply for?

To support projects of various sizes and scales, City Grants consists of a two tier funding model:

Tier 1

Through Tier 1 grants, applicants can apply for up to $10,000 to support their project. The application process for Tier 1 grants is streamlined with less eligibility requirements for applicants and a shorter application form.

Tier 2

Through Tier 2 grants, applicants can apply for between $10,001 and $80,000 to support applications that will have a demonstrably large impact on the city centre. The application process for Tier 2 grants requires strong evidence of planning.

Funding Guidelines

Before applying for funding please review the City Grants Program Guidelines. These have been updated based on your feedback of round one of the City Grants 2018 program.


If you have any questions regarding the City Grants please contact the City Activation Unit, City Renewal Authority on 02 6205 2209 or at Prior to applying, it’s recommended that you contact the team.

How to Apply

To apply for a City Grant please complete an online Application Form:

Tier 1 Application Form Seeking funding up to $10,000

Tier 2 Application Form – Seeking funding from $10,001 to $80,000