City Grants

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Tier 1 Application Form –Seeking funding up to $5,000

Tier 2 Application Form – Seeking funding from $5,001 to $80,000

Open for applications

The City Renewal Authority’s 2018 City Grants is open for applications and will close on 14 March 2018 (applications for activities taking place up until 30 April 2018 will close on 28 February 2018).

Through the 2018 City Grants, eligible applicants can apply for up to $80,000 for projects that contribute to the vitality of Canberra’s city centre through place-making.

The outcomes of City Grants are:

  • To facilitate high-quality activations that contribute to a vibrant city centre.
  • To encourage creativity, innovation and diversity in the public realm in the city centre.
  • To develop and support a year-long curated program of activity across the city centre.
  • To support and drive economic activity for existing businesses in the city centre.
  • To encourage involvement by and build capacity within the local community to contribute to the vitality of the city centre.

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

  • Events and activations
  • Arts activities
  • Short-term installations
  • Marketing and promotion
  • Research and development

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.

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 $5,000 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 $5,001 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 2018 City Grants Program Guidelines.

Contact

If you have any questions regarding the City 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 City Grants please complete an online 2018 City Grants Application Form:

Tier 1 Application Form – Seeking funding up to $5,000

Tier 2 Application Form – Seeking funding from $5,001 to $80,000