Christmas Grants

three holiday dressed attendees of previous carols events

Christmas Grants provide financial assistance for community or not-for-profit based organisations and groups to present Christmas carol events and Christmas activities.

Please read the relevant guidelines for program objectives, eligibility information and assessment criteria. Strategies which you may need to address in your application are linked on this page.

The success of an application is determined by merit against the assessment criteria. It is important to note that meeting all criteria does not guarantee that an application will be successful.

Apply for a grant

To commence an application you will first need to register online with SmartyGrants. Click 'Apply online' below and then 'Log In' on the following page. You can then register as a user and commence your application. From this page you can also preview the application form.

Festive Season Charitable Quick Response Grants

Amount: up to $1000

Applications for this grant are now closed. Notification of new grants within this stream will be publicised in July 2021.

Festive Season Charitable Quick Response Grant Guidelines(PDF, 535KB)

Community Christmas Carols Grants

The Community Christmas Carols Grant is provided to support community groups and not-for-profit organisations to present free events and activities that include Christmas carols, such as:

  • precinct carols events located in halls or local facilities
  • roving carollers
  • neighbourhood Christmas celebrations with singing
  • a series of gatherings featuring carols
  • large scale carols by candlelight events.

This program provides cash support up to $15,000 per application.

The Community Christmas Carol Grant Guideline(PDF, 887KB) outlines the application process, eligibility and assessment criteria.

Applications open: Monday 5 July 2021

Applications close: 5pm Monday 26 July 2021

Notification of outcome: September 2021

Activity timeframe: after Monday 15 November 2021 and before Friday 24 December 2021.

Apply now


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