Grants & Funding Opportunities

 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

Community Connectivity Assistance and Arts & Culture Small Grants

Community groups and individuals in the Armidale region are invited to submit applications for Community Connectivity Assistance and Arts & Culture Small Grants.

Applications for each grant opens Thursday 1 April 2021 and closes Wednesday 21 April 2021. Successful applicants will be notified at the end of May 2021.

Community Connectivity Assistance

The Community Connectivity Assistance Grants aim to provide financial assistance to purchase equipment, implement programs that increase communication capabilities, and facilitate and encourage communication between groups and organisations. Community groups or organisations can apply for up to $2400.

Community Connectivity Assistance Grant application  (PDF 282.2KB)
Community Connectivity Assistance Guidelines (PDF 176.6KB)

Arts & Culture Small Grants

Arts & Culture Small Grants of up to $3000 are open to artists across all art forms, community groups and arts organisations to support their endeavour.

Arts & Culture Small Grants application (PDF 272.2KB)

Applications should be submitted to Armidale Regional Council by one of the below options:

  • Mailed to: Armidale Regional Council PO Box 75A ARMIDALE NSW 2350
  • Delivered to: The Administration Building, Armidale at 135 Rusden Street, Armidale or The Guyra Administration Building at 158 Bradley Street Guyra
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