The City Renewal Authority’s City Grants is now closed.
We are currently assessing applications and will announce successful recipients soon.
The next round of Tier 1 grants will open in late September 2019 for projects taking place from 1 January 2020 – 30 June 2020.
The next round of Tier 2 Grants for activities taking place in 2020/2021 will open in early 2020.
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 Civic, Braddon and Acton through creative and engaging place-making initiatives that strengthen our community’s connection to Civic, Braddon and Acton’s public spaces and encourage habitual visitation.”
This is the fourth round of City Grants we have held. So far over $500,000 in grants have been awarded, supporting 28 recipients to deliver a variety of projects from music festivals and knitting events to performance art and temporary installations. 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.
City Grants funds projects that:
As a guide, funded projects could include, but are not limited to:
To support projects of various sizes and scales, City Grants consists of a two tier funding model:
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.
Through Tier 2 grants, applicants can apply for between $10,001 and $50,000 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.
Tier 1 Grants
Tier 2 Grants
Up to $10,000
Between $10,001 and $50,000
Open for applications
Open twice for activity in 2019-20:
Open once for activity in 2019-20:
Before applying for funding please review the City Grants Program Guidelines.
If you have any questions regarding the City Grants please contact the City Activation Unit, City Renewal Authority on 02 6205 2209 or at firstname.lastname@example.org. Prior to applying, it’s recommended that you contact the team.
To apply for a City Grant please complete an online Application Form: