Grants and Sponsorship

Grants and corporate sponsorship are financial contributions provided to either residents of the Liverpool Local Government Area (LGA) or community based groups, organisations and services that operate within the Liverpool LGA to deliver projects that benefit residents, build or enhance the reputation of Liverpool City Council and support delivery of Council’s Community Strategic Plan.

For an overview of the programs please view Council's:

There are a range of other funding opportunities available to community organisations and groups in addition to the grants provided by Council.

A list of sites that provide information about a range of funding opportunities and resources that support applications for funding is provided for your information.

This information is provided as a reference guide only and all information should be verified with the relevant organisation/ website before using it.

ANZ Trustees Foundation

The ANZ Trustees Foundation is a charitable structure for individuals, families, corporate entities and other groups. It is ideal for anyone seeking to provide long-term support for the community, whilst maintaining the value of their contributions.

Australia Council for the Arts

  • Offers a wide   range of grant programs to support a diverse range of artists, organisations,   artistic practice and arts activity.

Australian Communities Foundation (ACF)

The Impact Fund invests in projects that have the potential for wide-impact and application to major social issues in Australia. This could include research projects that help to shine a light on national issues; new approaches to tackling complex issues affecting Australian communities; supporting pilot projects, scaling-up programs or tailoring of successful local approaches. The four key focus areas for funding are:

ACF also represents approximately 310 philanthropic sub-funds, each with their own funding priorities and interests that seek to fund projects that will deliver positive social change in the community.

Community Builders

The Community Builders program provides funding for a range of services to strengthen communities and build their capacity. These services include:

  • Community and neighbourhood centres where people   can meet and access resources;
  • Services and projects targeting particular groups   such as men, women and cultural groups; and
  • Projects to support and build communities and   community organisations, such as by providing mentoring schemes and   management training.

Community Building Partnership

Funding provided through the NSW Government to fund infrastructure projects that deliver positive social, environmental and recreational outcomes, while promoting community participation, inclusion and cohesion.

Foundation for Young Australians (FYA)

A not-for-profit organisation committed to investing in excess of $3 million each year on providing opportunities for young people.

Funding Centre

Provides a database of available federal, state and local government grants as well as trust, foundation and corporate grants. Subscriptions are offered to receive the customised EasyGrants email newsletter that provides a tailored list of grants for not-for-profit organisations and the BusiGrants email newsletter designed for business and government.


Provides a centralised database of grant programs funded through various Federal government departments.

Grant Finder

An Australian Government service that helps businesses locate grants and assistance programmes to support their business and build the skills and knowledge of business owners.

The Grants Hub

The grant directory provides a quick and easy way to search for grants listed from government, businesses, philanthropic sources, private donors, trusts, and those other providers. Subsidised subscriptions are offered to not-for-profit groups as well as a free one-day trial.


Australia’s original and most comprehensive funding database, detailing over 4,000 entries for grants and scholarships from various sources including government, universities, foundations, the private sector and overseas sources.

Grantsearch publish the Grants Register which is the essential guide offering a central source of information for Australian grant seekers.

The Ian Potter Foundation

Provides grants for general charitable purposes in Australia. Areas of interest are the arts, education, environment and conservation, health, social welfare, science and medical research.

Office of Sport

The NSW Government offers millions of dollars over a number of sports-based grant programs to nurture sporting talent, help build sports facilities and develop the industry as a whole.

Perpetual Trustees Australia

Perpetual is a trustee for approximately 1,000 charitable trusts valued at over $2.7 billion distributing more than $100 million each year in grants to not-for profit organisations aiming to make a difference to their communities. These grants have funded initiatives in arts and culture, education, conservation and the environment, social welfare and medical research.

Philanthropy Australia

The peak body that assists a community of funders, social investors and social change agents to use their financial assets and influence to achieve positive social, cultural, environmental and community change.

Philanthropy Australia also publishes the Australian Directory of Philanthropy, which is an essential online resource for not-for-profit organisations, charities and community groups with more than 200 grant-making organisations detailing their fields of interest and application procedures.

Pro Bono Australia

Facilitate access by not-for-profit organisations to philanthropic funds focussing on a range of interest areas across Australia.

Sidney Myer Fund and The Myer Foundation

Aims to build   a fair, just, creative, sustainable and caring society by supporting   initiatives that promote positive change in Australia. Grant programs are available in a number of different areas:

ProgramFunding AvailableGrants RoundsTo Apply

Liverpool Young Achievers Award

The Liverpool Young Achiever Awards are given as a prize to a student who has excelled in citizenship, academic studies, artistic endeavours, or sporting proficiency.

Open across Term 3

Click here to be taken to our application space

Kick-Starter Grant

Funding up to $500 for individuals or unincorporated community groups to establish a social enterprise aimed at addressing priorities in Council’s Community Strategic Plan or a project which promotes social inclusion and increased community participation.Opens 1 July 2020Click here to be taken to our application space
Small GrantsFunding of up to $1,000 that supports a range of small-scale community initiatives and is for community groups who may not have experience with grants programs.Opens 1 July 2020Click here to be taken to our application space
Sustainable Environment GrantsFunding up to $5,000  to support schools and community groups to play an active role in reducing their impact on the environment and implementing environmentally sustainable actions.

Open 23 July

Now Extended to September 14

Click here to be taken to our application space
Community GrantsFunding up to $5,000 for community groups, organisations and services for projects that foster partnerships and collaboration, build capacity, promote social inclusion and increase community participation.Opens 1 July 2020Click here to be taken to our application space

Corporate Sponsorship

Funding up to $10,000 for organisations, groups, or individuals for programs that can build or enhance Council’s reputation.

Opens 1 July 2020Click here to be taken to our application space

Matching Grants

Funding of up to $15,000  for projects that involve genuine community participation. The program recognises community contribution towards a project and Council can match this contribution.Opens 1 July 2020Click here to be taken to our application space
Project Development Support SessionsNFP organisations and community groups in Liverpool are invited to meet with Council’s Community Development team to present ideas for community projects for feedback on structuring and submitting an effective grant application.Available via bookingClick here to begin your grant development session booking

Sporting Donations

The Sporting Donations Program enables Council to provide small amounts of funding to the community to assist their efforts to achieve excellence at the sporting representative level.

  • Round 2 – Open Now, Close 19 November 2020
  • Round 3 – Open 20 November 2020, Close 18 February 2021
  • Round 4 – Open 19 February 2021, Close 20 May 2021
Click here to be taken to our application space

Sporting Grants

Liverpool City Council will provide funding towards sporting grants for Junior Sporting Clubs (Clubs catering for members under 16 years old); and Junior Disability Sports. Clubs must be located in Liverpool City Council Local Government Area and provide activities for Liverpool residents.

Open 2 January 2021, Close 20 February 2021

Click here to be taken to our application space

Parks and Sporting Field Fee Reductions

Council owns a number of facilities available for hire including community centres, meeting rooms, event/function venues, parks, sports fields, and buses.

Open Now, Close 30 June 2021

Click here to be taken to our application space


Grants and Donation Project Officer, Funding and Support. Tel: 02 8711 7824.

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