Matching Grant Program 2013-14 Round 3

This grant round has now closed. Submissions closed at 2:00PM 16 January 2014 (AEDT - Sydney time).

City of Sydney Council Grants

Matching Grants Program 2013/2014

The Matching Grants Program provides a mechanism for community engagement, skills development, capacity building, and shared funding arrangements for the delivery of local community-based projects. The program primarily works with community groups to partner with the City to support events, services, and projects in their local neighbourhoods.

Program eligibility and exclusions:

Eligible entities include:

  • Community or neighbourhood committees or groups
  • Not-for-profit organisations able to demonstrate that they are properly constituted with a statement of purpose and an organisational structure
  • Social enterprise organisations able to demonstrate that they are properly constituted with a statement of purpose and an organisational structure
  • Strata organisations

To be eligible for funding through the Matching Grants Program, an organisation or community group must:

  • Offer a project in the City of Sydney, or primarily for the City of Sydney Community (minimum of 75% participants from the Local Government Area)

Please review the Matching Grants Guidelines for all requirements and restrictions before you submit an application.

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


Welcome to the City of Sydney online grant application service, powered by SmartyGrants.

You may begin anywhere in this application form. Please ensure you save as you go.

For queries about the guidelines, deadlines, or questions in the form, please contact us on 9265 9333 Monday – Friday between 8:30 AM and 4:30 PM or email and quote your application number.

Click HERE to view the guidelines.

Will you be seeking Value in Kind support from the City? For information on major venues, click HERE, for community venues, click HERE, for banners click HERE, and for park hire click HERE.

If you need more help using this form, download the Help Guide for Applicants or check out Applicant Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's)


On the right hand side of every screen, there is a box which links directly to every page of the application. Click the link to jump directly to 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.


If you wish to leave a partially completed application, press 'save' and log out. When you log back in and click on the ‘My Applications’ link at the top of the screen, you will find a list of any applications you have started or submitted. You can reopen your draft application and start where you left off.

You can also download any application, whether draft or completed, as a PDF. Click on the ‘Download’ button at the bottom of the application navigation panel.


You will find a ‘Review’ button at the bottom of the Navigation Panel. You need to review your application before you can submit it to ensure the information you added is correct.

Once you have reviewed your application, you can submit it by clicking on 'Submit' at the top of the screen or on the navigation panel. You will not be able to submit your application until all the compulsory questions are completed.

IMPORTANT: Once you have submitted your application, no further editing or uploading of support materials is possible.

When you submit your application, you will receive an automated confirmation email with a copy of your submitted application attached. This will be sent to the email you used to register.

If you do not receive a confirmation of submission email then your submission has NOT been received.


You may need to upload/submit attachments to support your application. This is very simple, but requires you to have the documents saved on your computer, or on a zip drive, or similar.

You need to allow enough time 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.

If you are not able to upload a document, please contact the City's grants team.


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