Activate Sydney@Night Grants

Grants to spuport thriving night-time and creative economies

In February 2019 the Office of Responsible Gambling sought applications from a wide range of groups and individuals such as community groups, venues, Liquor Accords, commercial organisations and individuals for Activate Sydney@Night Grants.

Applicants were able to apply for funding of $500,000  for one-off unique ideas that encourage a vibrant night-time-economy in the seven key precincts of Darlinghurst, Haymarket and George Street, Opera House to Walsh Bay, Pyrmont, Newtown, Liverpool and Parramatta. Click here to view Maps of the seven precincts - Activate Sydney@Night Grants 2019.

Projects and initiatives are to run at night – defined as between 6.00 pm and 6.00 am – and be based in one of the night-time economy precincts.

  • Grants of up to $100,000 per application were available for projects to help activate a vibrant, diverse and dynamic night time economy for the benefit of the local community and visitors
  • Funding was available to expand existing initiatives or seed funding for new initiatives to support the night-time-economy such as cultural or street-fairs, support for permanent or pop up venue spaces, or coordinated programming of music, arts and entertainment
  • Funding was available for one-off events as well as a series of events delivered within 12 months of the receipt of funds

Activate Sydney@Night Grants were funded by the Community Development Fund.

Community Development Fund recipient list


More information is available in the Activate Sydney@Night Grants 2019 Program Guide (PDF, 641KB).