Grants and funding

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Annual Community Grants

Maitland City Council is revising our Section 356 Community Grants Policy and Programs. We're making changes to the Annual Community Grants Program 2024/2025 to enhance its effectiveness. This includes refining policies, guidelines and the application process to better align with our community's needs.

Please note: the opening of the Annual Community Grants Program 2024/2025 will be delayed this year. Instead, it will be launched alongside the improved Maitland City Council Community Grants Program later in the year. Stay tuned for updates regarding the launch of the new program.

For more information contact our Community team.

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.

Please note: Applications for the High Achievers Grants Program will close Monday 1 April 2024. The program will re-open alongside the launch of the improved Maitland City Council Community Grants Program later in the year. Stay tuned for updates regarding the launch of the new program.

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

Maitland City Council is revising our Section 356 Community Grants Policy and Programs. We're making changes to the policy and program to enhance its effectiveness. This includes refining policies, guidelines and the application process to better align with our community's needs.

Stay tuned for updates regarding the launch of the new program later in the year.

For more information contact the Community 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

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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