Creative Streets Grants

Do you have a creative idea that would improve the look and feel of your street or community? Council is providing small grants for creative locals to improve the streets of Waverley.

Who can apply

Community groups, local businesses, individuals, precinct groups and schools can apply for place making projects and initiatives.

How much money is available

You can apply for a grant of up to $3,000.

Application Closing Dates

Next round to be advised.

Writing your application

Creative Streets Grants are available for small street improvement projects. Projects must positively contribute to a public space. Projects should identify a need in a local area and present a creative idea to improve the space.

The Program is based on the Tactical Urbanism approach to place-making. This approach encourages ‘short term action for long term change’.

Small changes can have a big impact on our streets and communities. Installations should be fast, easy and considered temporary. From putting up fairy lights in a dark area to engaging a local artist to paint a vibrant artwork on a wall that is often tagged, communities can vastly improve the look and feel of their streets.

Projects could include:

  • Colourful planter boxes to green a bare street
  • Anti-graffiti mural on a wall that is often tagged
  • Temporary Public artworks for streets that need colour and life
  • Building a ‘Better Block’ for streets needing strong community connections
  • Pop-up Play spaces for areas with inactive children
  • Street library boxes for areas with children improving education and community interaction
  • Fairy Lights for areas that need activity, fun and public safety
  • Temporary public seating installations for an area with no seats but a great view.

A group or individual must have the written consent of the site or property owner prior to applying for the grant. Any proposals on Council land must have written support from Waverley Council submitted with the application form.

If your application is successful, you must agree to

Use the grant for the purpose stated in the application within 12 months, or make an application for a variation and/ or extension

Acknowledge Council’s support in promotional material and other information relating to the project

Submit Council’s Acquittal Form and provide a short evaluation report immediately following project completion including:

  • A financial statement with evidence of expenditure
  • A brief project summary, and a photo that Council may use to promote awareness of community achievements under the Small Grants Program.

Submit your application

  • By email smallgrants@waverley.nsw.gov.au
  • By post or in person to: 
    Julie Jenkinson
    Mill Hill Community Centre
    1st Floor, 31-33 Spring Street
    Bondi Junction NSW 2022

For more information
Francisco Mota
Phone: 9083 8159
Email: Francisco.mota@waverley.nsw.gov.au