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​Wollongong City Council makes funds available under its Cultural Grants Program through its Financial Assistance Policy Part B, to individuals and non profit community groups working in the local cultural industry for music, performing arts, visual arts, crafts and other local cultural initiatives.

Artists and communities who are Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD), and Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islanders are encouraged to apply. It is desirable, but not essential that your project involves contribution to the Viva la Gong Festival.

The Cultural Grants Program seeks to ensure that Council fulfils its commitment to act as a catalyst in the development of cultural services and programs for residents of the Wollongong Local Government Area (LGA).  Innovative projects that contribute to the cultural development of the area are encouraged.

Priority is given to cultural activities and services that are not already provided in the LGA by other community organisations, individuals or businesses.

Applications for Small Cultural Grants for 2019/2020 financial year will be accepted from 1 February to 29 March 2019.

To apply for the Small Cultural Grants, follow these steps:

1. Read Section B – Small Cultural Grants Program of the Financial Assistance Policy and determine your eligibility
3. Register for Council's Online Services. We'll email you a user name and temporary password within two business days.
Register here 
4. Complete an online application.
apply online 


Benefits of registering for Councils online services:

  • Saving un-submitted applications to edit and submit at a later date
  • Auto population of name details, the system will recognise your company/organisation information when you sign in and pre load this information.
  • Keep a record of all applications which have been lodged and track their process.
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