Grants & Funding Opportunities

Community Heritage Grants

A Community Heritage Fund has been established by Armidale Regional Council (ARC) with the aid of a grant from the NSW Heritage Office. The purpose of the Fund is to provide grants to assist owners of heritage items with heritage conservation work. If your property is listed as a heritage item in the ARC Local Environmental Plan 2012, you are eligible to apply for a heritage grant.

Eligible works to heritage listed properties includes repair, maintenance, and restoration of missing components. Examples of suitable projects could include work on the structure of the building, verandahs, roofing, wall cladding, fences, decorative detail, painting and stormwater drainage.

Grants are now open for funding up to $2000. 


Complete the Application Form and submit to Council by 5 pm on Thursday 14 May 2020. Please read the Standard Conditions before completing your application. The more information you include, the easier and quicker it will be for Council to assess your application. There is limited funding available and as a result, Council expects to be able to fund only those projects that are most appropriate and most achievable.

If you are uncertain about the scope or eligibility of your proposed work, please contact Council’s Customer Service by phone on 1300 136 833 or via email at who will be able to redirect you to the appropriate person for further information.

Community Heritage Fund Application Form (PDF 308.7KB)
Community Heritage Fund Standard Conditions (PDF 187.4KB)

Community Small Grants

Applications are currently closed for Community Small Grants.


Sports Council Small Grants

The Sports Council also provides small grants to local sporting stars to help cover the cost of participating at high level competitions. The program is open year round to residents of the Armidale Regional Council Local Government Area or sporting groups affiliated with the Sports Council. Athletes selected to represent NSW may be eligible for a small grant up to $250, and athletes selected to represent Australia may be eligible for a small grant up to $500. 

How to apply for a Sports Council small grant 

To apply for a Sports Council Small Grant, complete the application form (PDF 612.2KB) and return it to or post to PO Box 75A, Armidale NSW 2350 - Attention: Sport and Recreation Development Officer