Office of Responsible Gambling

Activate Sydney@Night Grants

Grants to spuport thriving night-time and creative economies

We are seeking applications from a wide range of groups and individuals such as community groups, venues, Liquor Accords, commercial organisations and/or individuals.

Funding of $500,000 is available 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 must 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 are available for projects that will help activate a vibrant, diverse and dynamic night time economy for the benefit of the local community and visitors
  • Funding is available to expand existing initiatives or seed funding for new initiatives that 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 is available for one-off events as well as a series of events delivered within 12 months of the receipt of funds.


For more information on how to develop and submit a proposal read our Active Sydney@Night Grants 2019 Program Guide (PDF, 641KB) .

Submission round

Monday 4 February 2019

Thursday 28 February 2019

To lodge a submission, please visit our grant application portal .