There are many sources of funding for Council and Community Groups. If you are looking for a grant program, or some helpful tips on completing an application, explore some of the sites below.

Arts Information

The Artsinfo program is no longer available, however the site still provides links to arts and community websites

Arts NSW

Cultural grants, fellowships, scholarships and awards

Australian Taxation Office

Provides information on how to establish an Non Profit organisation such as ABN and tax concessions

Australia Council

Grant Finder site that allows to search for grants relating to performing arts.

Australian Government Culture and Recreation Portal

Directory of Australian culture organisations and resources. Access over 3,500 websites and 1.9 million pages about Australia's culture and recreation provided by the Federal Government

Community Builders

A useful range of information, including grants and awards. This site also contains links that provide tips for completing applications

Department of Sport and Recreation

Information on grants and financial assistance for sport and recreation groups.

Environment and Heritage

This site lists the grants available through the Australian Government Department of Environment and Heritage (DEH)

Fundraising Ideas

This site provides you with an enormous amount of free fundraising ideas in the fundraising ideas section. They also have a very comprehensive section listing fundraising companies with great fund raising products.


A comprehensive list of the Federal Government's grants programs

Guide to Community Grants

Provides links to selected sources of Commonwealth, State and non government organisations that may provide financial assistance to community groups

Our Community

Newsletters are available to community group subscribers from Publications include: EasyGrants Newsletter, containing a comprehensive list of grants, updated monthly and Raising Funds Newsletter, which provides tips, hints and suggestions for community groups and schools on how to raise (and save) money.