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Community Grants Program

Maitland City Council’s Community Grants program aims to create a community that is resilient, inclusive and thriving, and shows our commitment to social justice, equity and civic engagement. We encourage applications from community organisations, community groups and individuals in Maitland.

Before completing an application, please read the Community Grants Program Policy and Community Grants Program Guidelines. These documents provide essential information on funding availability, eligibility, assessment and application requirements. 

For more information contact our Community Planning team.

Bi-Annual Grant Programs

Maitland City Council’s Bi-Annual Community Grants Program provides financial support to local community organisations/groups to deliver initiatives that meet community needs and benefit residents in our community. 

Community Projects Grants Program

The Community Projects Grant aims to build sustainable local communities and enhance the wellbeing and development of the Maitland community.

The Community Projects Grant Program has three distinctive sub-categories:

Community Strengthening - Capacity building

Projects that meet an identified need for the local community, foster opportunities for community participation and allow the community to connect and celebrate with one another.

Creative Community – Arts and culture

Projects that provide opportunities across a broad range of arts, culture and/or local history activities that enhance the quality of life of the community.

Healthy Active Living – Leisure and recreation

Projects that provide opportunities for leisure and recreational activities with the aim of improving health, fitness and quality of life of the community. 

Community Celebrations Grants Program

Maitland City Council’s Community Celebrations Grants Program supports groups and community organisations to run events and activities that encourage community participation and involvement, promote leadership and develop a strong sense of belonging.

The Community Celebrations Grant Program has two distinctive subcategories designed to assist in the coordination of activities and events within the Maitland LGA:

Commemorative Days

Activities and events that acknowledge and commemorate the service and sacrifice of the men and women who served Australia and its allies in wars, conflicts and peace operations.

Recognised Days and Weeks

Significant cultural and community initiatives that celebrate national and international days or weeks.

Community Projects & Celebrations Grants Program timeline

Applications for the Community Projects Grants Program & Community Celebrations Grants Program will open Monday 3 June 2024 and close Friday 12 July 2024.  Traditionally two grant rounds will be open each financial year, one in March and one in August however this financial year, there will be three rounds.

Round One* opens
3 June 2024
Round One* - closes & assessment
12 July 2024
Round One* - applicants notified
Aug/Sept 2024
Round Two opens
October 2024
Round Two - closes & assessment
November 2024
Round One - applicants notified
January 2025
Round One opens
March 2025
Round One - closes & assessment
May 2025
Round One - applicants notified
June/July 2025

*Round one 2024 is a supplementary round as Annual Community Grants did not run in April 2024.

The assessment process involves several stages, which is why it takes a little time before you find out the outcome of your application.

Year Round Grant Programs

Maitland City Council’s Year Round Community Grants Programs are open to applicants all year, assessed five times per year, and provide opportunities to assist residents living in the Local Government Area (LGA). 

Individual Development Grants

The Individual Development Grants Program is designed to support individuals or teams representing the Maitland LGA in sporting endeavours at national or international levels and to support professional development opportunities for artists or small project opportunities

The Individual Development Grants Program has two distinctive subcategories:


Individuals or teams who have been selected, qualified or are nominated by a recognised peak body to represent and compete at national or international level.

Creative Arts

Individual artists seeking support for professional development opportunities or small project opportunities.

Individual Development Grants timeline

Applications for Individual Development Grants will open Monday 3 June 2024. Grant applications can be made any time throughout the year, however, will be assessed five times per year as outlined below.

Round One - closes
15 July 2024*
Round Two - closes
30 Sept 2024*
Round Three - closes
30 Nov 2024*
Round Four - closes
28 Feb 2025*
Round Five - closes
30 Apr 2025*

* Applications must be submitted prior to the round closing dates, to be assessed during the associated round.

The assessment process involves several stages, meaning it will be approximately eight weeks from the closing round to when applicants find out the outcome of their application.

Or contact our Community Planning team for more information.

Maitland Local Heritage Fund

The Maitland Local Heritage Fund provides small grants to help conserve heritage buildings and places across the City - both Aboriginal and European.

Applicants can apply for up to $2,000. Applications close Monday 1 July 2024 and works must be completed by 31 March 2025. 

Grants categories include:

Commercial projects

  • Repainting of facades
  • Minor restoration work
  • Replacing original signs or signwriting.

Residential projects

  • Repainting the house
  • Minor restoration work
  • Reinstating original fences or verandahs.

For more information contact our Heritage team.

Youth Week Grants

Youth Week Grants help groups involving young people to plan, develop and run activities and events during the national Youth Week, 11 April to 21 April, 2024.

Not-for-profit organisations are encouraged to work with young people and other groups to deliver Youth Week events. Applications are assessed by a program committee of young people in Maitland aged 12 to 25.

Applicants can apply for up to $1,000.

Applications are now closed. 

Contact our Community team for more information.


ClubGrants are coordinated by registered clubs in NSW and are available to community groups, charities, not-for-profit organisations and sporting teams.

ClubGrants is administered by ClubsNSW on an annual basis. Find out more information on ClubGrants.

Find other grants

You can find a comprehensive list of available grant and funding opportunities, offered by Council and other governing bodies, at the Maitland Grants Hub.

Maitland Social Profile

The Maitland Social Profile 2021-2025 provides a snapshot of our community, gauging key social indicators to provide insights into wellbeing and disparities across precincts and neighbourhoods. It also facilitates comparison with state and national averages.

This document helps narrate the demographic story of the Maitland community, offering an understanding of the evolving characteristics of its residents. Additionally, it provides information to support grant applications.

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