Dickson Grants

Dickson Grants

Apply for a Dickson Grant today

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

View the Program Guidelines here

Open for applications

Do your thing, we’ve got your back.

The City Renewal Authority’s Dickson Grants is open for applications and will close 3:00pm, Wednesday 11 December 2019.

The City Renewal Authority is calling on creative individuals, groups or organisationsto deliver place-making projects that will contribute to the vitality and renewal of Dickson’s public places.

‘We believe that urban renewal is a continuous process that should be people-focused, design-led, and sustainable. We believe that this can only be achieved through the concerted efforts of government and our community.’

Through the Dickson Grants we are looking to our community to deliver important projects that will contribute to the cultural and sustainable development of Dickson’s public places - think arts activities, events, installations and more. We want to give you a platform to excel in your area of expertise and focus your skills and creativity on delivering projects that build on the story and character of the space it will be delivered. With your help, we want to strengthen our community’s connection to the public spaces of Dickson. We’re looking for engaging projects that enrich the place experience – experiences that are extraordinary and bring our community back to the city centre again and again.

Through this round, applicants can apply for a Tier 1 grant, up to $10,000, for projects taking place from 1 January to 30 June 2020.

About Dickson Grants

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

The primary objective of Dickson Grants is “to develop and support the vitality of Dickson through creative and engaging place-making initiatives that strengthen our community’s connection to Dickson’s public spaces and encourage habitual visitation.”

Dickson Grants is funded by the City Renewal Authority and all projects funded through the program must occur within the eligible area within Dickson (link).

Dickson Grants funds projects that:

· Strengthen our community’s connection to Dickson’s public places and encourage habitual visitation;

· Enrich the place experience through creative, innovative, diverse, and inclusive activity that enhances the individual character and amenity of each place;

· Involve and build capacity within our community, and support the local economy; and

· Are committed to sustainable practices

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

· Arts activities

· Events

· Short-term installations

· Marketing and promotion

· Research and development

How much funding can I apply for?

To support projects of various sizes and scales, Dickson 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 reduced eligibility requirements for applicants and a simpler application form.

Tier 2

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 Dickson. The application process for Tier 2 grants requires a higher level of detail, including evidence of a robust planned approach.

Funding Guidelines

Before applying for funding please review the Dickson Grants Program Guidelines.


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

How to Apply

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

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