Community Grants

National Youth Week Funding Round

The 2016 Maitland Youth Week Grant Program is now closed.  Please see information below on the events and activities being organised by the successful applicants of the grant program, being held during National Youth Week (Friday 8 – Sunday 17 April).



  • UP&UP Graffiti Art Workshops
    11.00am-2.00pm workshop at Sun Street Studios, 246 High St Maitland & 4.00pm – 10.00pm workshop at Sun Street Festival, Sun Street Studios
    Hands on interactive graffiti art workshops // create your own street art on recycled CDs and vinyl records // join in on the collaborative mural project // For more information please contact UP&UP on Ph: 0416 191 128 or Email:
  • Sun Street Festival
    4.00pm – 10.00pm at Sun Street Studios, 246 High St Maitland
    Three stages // Live local music // Dance comp // Youth night markets // Performers + games // Street art workshops // Aboriginal art workshops // DJ workshops and much more! // Drug and alcohol free event // For more information please go to
  • Youth and Aboriginal Art is the Creation of Your Education!
    4.00pm – 10.00pm at the Sun Street Festival, Sun Street Studios 246 High St Maitland
    Learn about Aboriginal culture and share story through art // Create your own artwork on animal shapes and canvas // Jewellery making // For more information please contact Youth Express on Ph: 02 4931 2715


  • One Night Without a Home – Youth Homelessness Matters Day
    6.00pm to 11.00pm at Mindaribba Local Aboriginal Land Council, 1A Chelmsford Dr Metford
    Raising awareness of youth homelessness, Yarning Circle, movie and activities. For more information please contact Mindaribba Local Aboriginal Land Council, Youth Worker on Ph: 40157000
  • Silent Disco with Playground Sounds
    5.00pm – 7.00pm at Headspace Maitland, 73 Elgin St Maitland
    Silent disco // Learn some moves with trained and accredited dance instructors // Info stalls // Pool comp & activities // BBQ // For more information please contact headspace Maitland on Ph: 49311000
  • Groovin & Moovin in Maitland
    6.00pm – 10.00pm at East Maitland Bowling Club, Cnr New England Hwy & Banks St, East Maitland
    Disco inclusive of young people with disability and their families. A fun night of dance for all!. For more information please contact House With No Steps on Ph: 49418100

For more information about the Maitland Youth Week Grant Program and 2016 Youth Week celebrations, please contact April Phillips on Ph: 02 4934 9835 or Email:

Maitland City Council Community Grants Program

Maitland City Council’s Community Grants aim to provide financial support to local non-profit community based organisations/groups to provide Projects/Activities/Events that meet community needs and benefit residents in our community. Council acknowledges and values the significant contribution made by community groups and organisations in assisting Council to achieve its vision for a ‘safe and healthy city, a quality lifestyle, a vibrant and sustainable future’ (Maitland+10).

Community Grants Funding Open in September & close in October each year.

Application Form and Guidelines                              Acquittal Form  


Please contact Kelly Baldwin Administration Facilities Team Leader for further information on 49349708.


Maitland City Council Sports & Arts High Achievers Grant Program


The Sport & Arts High Achievers Grant Program will provide opportunities for Council to assist residents who are achieving representation and excellence at the highest levels of their chosen field.  The Grant is designed to recognise an individuals/teams achievements, living within the LGA, in the area of Arts and Culture or Sport and Recreation.  For more information please refer to the Guidelines & Application Form below.

Applications for this Grant will close the 2nd Monday of each month at 4pm.

Please contact Kelly Baldwin Administration Facilities Team Leader for further information on 49349708.

Guidelines & Application Form 

ClubGRANTS -2016


The ClubGRANTS – 2016 funding program which provides financial support to local Maitland LGA non-profit community based organisations, groups and individuals will open Monday 2 May 2016 and close Tuesday 14 June 2016.

Submissions for funding will only be accepted using the online form which will be available for completion here to complete from Monday 2 May 2016.

Local Funding priorities for 2016

  • Initiatives that encourage a zero tolerance to all forms of family and community violence (including child protection initiatives)
  • Projects aimed at overcoming social isolation, connecting people and keeping and communities safe
  • Targeted mental health intervention and prevention initiatives for depression and suicide
  • Community education programs encouraging Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural awareness and leadership development
  • Initiatives that engage community in art, culture, sport and recreation
  • Initiatives that improve parenting and/or life skills
  • Volunteering Initiatives
  • Initiatives that encourage intergenerational relationship building
  • Health promotion initiatives including community based healthy activities
  • Initiatives that support people to age in place and sustain tenancies
  • Initiatives that support social participation for older people, people with disability, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people from Culturally and Linguistically Diverse communities or young people

Contact Details: Jessica Forbes – Community Planner, Maitland City Council PO Box 220 Maitland 2320

Phone: (02) 4934 9881 Email:

Other community grants


has links to funding sources for community groups and projects from federal, state and local government as well as some philanthropic funds and companies.