Creative Streets Grants

This program aims to support a community initiative that improves a Waverley streetscape.  The project must make a positive contribution to a public space -  small changes can have a  big impact on our streets and communities.

Creative Streets next grants round: Open 1 March - Close 5 April 2024

If you have an idea for a project and would like to talk it through, contact us at

How to apply?

Waverley Council welcomes applications from individuals, community groups and services, precinct  groups, schools, and local businesses with proposals that contribute to improving Waverley's streetscapes.

Before submitting your application, please read our Creative Streets Grant Application Guidelines.

If you're submitting a proposal for a garden on public land, please first email

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How much money is available?

One grant of $5,000 is made each year. 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.

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 the project, how the project will improve the street scape and how the grant funding will help you to deliver it.

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 the following

As per the agreement signed with your application, you  must:

  1. Use the funding in line with Council's grant conditions and for the purpose stated in my application within 12 months, or make an application for a variation and/ or extension
  2. Accept Council’s guidelines and any special conditions that may be specified in the letter of offer
  3. Appropriately acknowledge Council’s support in promotional material and other information relating to the project. A guideline on use of Council's logo will be provided
  4. Keep us informed of progress on your project, and send an invitation to any associated opening or launch to
  5. Complete a short evaluation report provided by Council within a month of completion of your project:

Your report must include:

  • A financial statement with evidence of project expenditure
  • A brief case study outlining project results, who was involved, achieved project measures (as specified in this application) and photos or videos that Council may use to promote awareness of community achievements under the Small Grants Program
  • Completed permission to publish forms, as provided by Council for people featured in photos and videos.

6.  Return any unspent funds exceeding $100 to Council

Need more information?

For general small grant enquiries, email