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Quick Response Grant 2023-24

Submissions are now being accepted. Submissions close at 5:00PM 30 June 2024 (AEST).

IMPORTANT: Please read information below to assist you in completing your application online.


Welcome the City of Sydney's Quick Response grant. 

This grant program supports small scale, community-led projects that encourage communities to take action to improve, enhance, represent or celebrate their local neighbourhoods.

Please note -  Applications should be submitted at least 6 weeks before you plan to start your grant activity/event.

Funding is available up to $10,000

To be eligible an applicant must operate within the City of Sydney’s local government area or be able to demonstrate significant benefits for the area’s residents, workers and/or visitors.
These individuals and organisations can apply:

  • Not-for-profit organisations
  • Individuals or unincorporated community groups auspiced by a not-for-profit that is eligible to apply in their own right.

Applications will be assessed against:

  • evidence of the need for the project and proposed outcomes
  • capacity and experience of the applicant to deliver the project
  • demonstrated connection and benefit to the local area and community
  • evidence of diversity, inclusion and equity in the planning and delivery of the project
  • how the project delivers against the funding priorities.

We do not accept duplicate applications. Applications that are submitted to more than one program at the same time will only be considered in one program.

Please read the Quick Response grant webpage and Grants and sponsorship program guidelines for further information.

Please note that the supporting documents, budget requirements and venue requests are listed towards the end of the application form so please familiarise yourself before beginning.

Hiring City spaces

For this grant, in addition to cash, you can apply for a fee waiver to hire a City indoor space. The City can provide a fee waiver based on the fee quote uploaded to your grant application.

Outdoor venues and libraries are not available for value-in-kind requests. For outdoor events we recommend contacting to learn if an outdoor space is available for your event.

Moving through the application form

On every screen (page of the form) you will find a Form Navigation contents box on the left hand side, click the page title link to jump directly to the page you want.

You can also click Next Page or Previous Page on the top or bottom of each page to move forward, or backward, through the application.

Do not use the Forward -> or Back <- buttons in your browser as you may lose your progress.

Saving your application

Moving between pages using the Form Navigation, Next and Previous Page buttons will automatically save your application. You can also click the Save Progress button as you go, just in case.

You can start your application, save what you have done and return to it as many times as you like before the grant deadline. If you wish to leave a partially completed application, press Save and Close and log out. When you log back in and click on the My Submissions link at the top of the screen, you will find a list of all applications you have started or submitted. You can reopen your draft application and continue where you left off.

You can also download any application, whether draft or completed, as a PDF. Click on the Download PDF button located at the bottom of the last page of the application form.

Required fields and correct formatting

Questions with a red asterisk* are required fields. 

Some questions require a correct format to be considered a valid response, such as:

  • Number and Currency fields can only accept numbers and a decimal point, not text (one hundred) or punctuation (, and $)
  • Dates must be in the Australian format DD/MM/YYYY
  • Websites must be an active web address

You will not be able to submit your application until all required fields are complete and in the correct format.

Attachments and support documents

Please label each document clearly with 'Document Name - Organisation - Application Number. For example Project Plan -Your Organisation - QRG 202223001.

When uploading multiple attachments, wait for each file to upload before trying to attach another file. Files can be up to 25MB each; however, we do recommend trying to keep files to a maximum of 5MB – the larger the file, the longer the upload time.

You are strongly encouraged to upload all your attachments at least 2 days before the due date and submit your completed form at least 1 day before the designated closing time. This is to allow sufficient time to review any incorrectly formatted answers.

Completing an application in a group or team 

A number of people can work on an application using the same log-in details. If applicable, it's best to use a shared email address, like or

But make sure only one person is working on an application at a time. If two people are working on the same form at the same time, it will only save the progress of one person and someone may lose some work.

Need help?

If you need more help using this form, please read the Help Guide for Applicants and Applicant Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's).

If you have questions, including which program to apply in, please review the guidelines or contact  the grants team at