Grants and funding

 My Place Grants

Annual Community Grants

The Annual Community Grants Program provides financial support on yearly basis to local not-for-profit community groups that provide initiatives that benefit Maitland residents. Selection criteria is outlined in the Section 356 Community Grants Policy

Applicants can apply for up to $5,000.

2023-24 Annual Community Grant Recipients

 

Grant categories include:

Community development

These projects should promote community participation and provide a place for people to connect and celebrate with one another.

Cultural and local studies

These projects should provide opportunities for residents to be involved in arts, culture and history activities.

Leisure and recreation

These projects should provide opportunities for residents to engage in recreational activities that help improve people’s health, fitness and welfare.

For more information contact our Community team.

Annual Community Grants Timeline

Complete
Applications Open
11 April 2023
Complete
Applications Close
18 May 2023
Complete
Application review & outcome
September 2023
Complete
Grant funding supplied
September 2023
Upcoming
Funding initiatives to be completed
30 June 2024

High Achievers Grants

The High Achievers Grant program helps Maitland residents who achieve excellence at a high level in Creative Arts or Sports.

The grant is open all year round for Maitland individuals, collectives, or teams who have been selected or nominated to participate at national or international level.

There is a maximum of two (2) grants per person for each financial year. Decisions on applications can take 6-8 weeks.

Grants categories include:

Creative Arts

  • Cultural Heritage - skilled crafts
  • Literature - poetry, storytelling, or writing
  • Performing arts - circus, drama, dance music
  • Visual arts - painting, photography, film, digital media.

Funding ranges from $450 to $750.

Sports

  • Sporting events or competitions
  • Recreational activities.

Funding ranges from $450 to $1,500.

Or contact our Community 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 Friday 30 June 2023 and works must be completed by 31 March 2024. 

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.

Commemorative and Recognised Days Grants

The Commemorative and Recognised Days Grants help coordinate activities and events in Maitland which celebrate special national or international days, weeks or months.

Two rounds are open each year in January and August. Applicants can apply for up to $3,000.

Grants categories include:

Commemorative Days

Ceremonies that acknowledge and commemorate the service of people who served Australia in wars, conflicts and peace operations.

Eg. ANZAC Day, Remembrance Day

Recognised Days and Weeks

Significant cultural and community initiatives which celebrate eligible National or International days or weeks.

Eg. International Women’s Day, National Sorry Day

Or contact our Community team for more information.

Commemorative and Recognised Days Grants Timeline

Complete
Applications Open
14 August 2023
Complete
Applications Close
11 September 2023
Complete
Application review & outcome
October 2023
Complete
Grant funding supplied for round one
November 2023
Complete
Round two applications open
2 January - 13 February 2024
Current
Application review & outcome
February & March 2024
Upcoming
Grant funding supplied for round two
April 2024
Upcoming
Funding initiatives to be completed
30 June 2024

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.

Contact our Community team for more information.

ClubGrants

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

To be eligible, your project and/or service must address:

  • Community welfare or social services

  • Community development, or

  • Community health services or employment assistance activities.

Applications are now closed. 

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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Sponsorship