Community & Cultural Grants

This program aims to support the delivery of identifiable social, cultural, and recreational benefits to Waverley’s community. We encourage innovative project proposals that align with Waverley’s Community Strategic Plan. The plan drives the delivery of projects and programs to address identified needs and aspirations in the community underpinned by the social justice principles of equity, access, rights, and participation for all.

In  2021 Council endorsed the Waverley Arts and Culture Plan 2021-26 here.

Who can apply

Individuals, community groups, and services are eligible to apply, and sole traders and small business engaged in the creative industries.  The activity proposed must principally provide benefit to the Waverley community, and not the applicant. Before submitting a proposal for a garden on public land, please email

How much money is available

Grants are made available in two rounds a year.   Individuals and groups meeting the program criteria can apply for one grant per round, up to the value of $5,000.   Grants over this amount may be made at Council's discretion.  Applicants are encouraged to contribute towards their proposed project through cash and or in-kind contributions.

Application Closing Date

Next round closing Monday, 4 April 2022.

Writing your application

Please read the Program Guidelines and ensure that your application provides the detail required for assessment.  This includes detail about what you plan to do, who will be involved in the delivery of your project and who will benefit from it, when and where you plan to do it, how the proposal has value for the community and how the grant funding will help you to deliver it.

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

Accept Council's general terms and conditions, and any special conditions that may be specified in your letter of offer

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

For more information
Julie Jenkinson
Phone: 9083 8985