Community Grants

Community Grants Program

The Community Grants program provides financial support to local non-profit community based organisations to fund events, projects and activities that benefit the community and resident needs. Community Grants are designed to assist in the establishment of projects, services and facilities in Maitland that foster community partnerships, promote access to community resources, and are deemed to benefit the community.

Applications for Community Grants open on Monday 22 August 2016 and close on Friday 30 September 2016.

Community based groups can apply for up to $5,000 per round of funding. There are four categories that groups can apply for including:

Projects, activities, and events that provide opportunities for residents to participate in a broad range or arts, culture and or local history activities that enhance quality of life.


Projects, activities and events that meet an identified need for residents and foster opportunities for community participation and development.


Projects, activities and events that provide opportunities for residents to engage in leisure and recreational activities with the aim of improving health, fitness and quality of life.


Projects, Activities or Events that allow the community to connect and celebrate with one another, or, a temporary creative public initiative that encourages people to use underutilised spaces around the city.

Applications for Community Grants open on Monday 22 August 2016 and can be submitted by completing the below Application Form and emailing to Kelly Baldwin, Council’s Administration Facilities Team Leader, at For more information about the grants program, Kelly can be contacted on 4934 9708.

Application Form and Guidelines                             Acquittal Form

*Please note, if you are having issues completing the Application Form using Google Chrome, please try and open the form with a different web browser such as Internet Explorer. 

 Sports & Arts high Achievers Grant Program 

The Sports & Arts High Achievers Grant Program provides opportunities for Council to assist residents who achieve representation and excellence at the highest levels of their chosen field. The Grant is designed to recognise an individual’s or team’s achievements in the area of arts and culture or sport and recreation. Applicants must be living in the Maitland LGA and have been selected to represent or participate at a national or international level. Funding amounts range from $450 to $1,500 depending on the level of representation.

Applications for this Grant close on the second Monday of each month at 4.00pm.

Please contact Kelly Baldwin, Administration Facilities Team Leader for further information on 4934 9708.

Guidelines & Application Form 

ClubGRANTS - 2016 

The ClubGRANTS program application and funding process is now closed for 2016. The total funding available this year was $48,093 with a total of 21 applicants successful in receiving full or part funding. The Grant is awarded to non-profit community based organisations, groups and individuals from Maitland.

Applications for next year’s round of ClubGrants will open in May 2017.

Please contact Jessica Forbes, Community Planner for further information on 4934 9881.

National Youth Week

The 2016 Maitland Youth Week Grant Program is now closed. Some of the events and activities for this year’s Youth Week organised by successful recipients of the Grant included:

Sun Street Festival 

Three stages // Live local music // Dance comp // Youth night markets // Performers + games // Street art workshops // Aboriginal art workshops // DJ workshops and more.  

One Night Without a Home – Youth Homelessness Matters Day 

Raised awareness of youth homelessness, Yarning Circle, movie and activities.

UP&UP Graffiti Art Workshops 

Hands on interactive graffiti art workshops // create your own street art on recycled CDs and vinyl records // join in on the collaborative mural project.

Youth Week happens in April each year, which sees more than 870 events and activities supported by NSW local councils. To find out how you can get involved or for further information please contact April Phillips, Council’s Community Planner on 4934 9835. 

Other community grants


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