Grants and Funding

Choose the program most suited to your project from the menu on the left. 

Make sure you read your program handbook and the First Time Applicant Handbook.   

Check the Key Dates Calendar to find out when you need to submit your application or if you're applying to the U-15k category use the Business Day Calculator.

For more information, please contact the Grants and Programs team.

Apply Online

Online Grants Shutdown

Culture and the Arts Grants will be closing for the holidays and system upgrades from late December to early January.  For information on the closure and what you can and can’t do during this period, see the Culture and the Arts Grants closures FAQs.

U-15k Applicants:

If you plan to start a project between 19 December 2018 and 12 February 2019 inclusive, please ensure you submit your application by the following dates:

If your project/activity
starts between:

Submit your
application by:

You will be notified
if you’re successful by:

19 Dec 2018 to
11 Jan 2019

14 Nov 2018 11 Dec 2018

12 Jan 2019 to
18 Jan 2019

21 Nov 2018 7 Jan 2019

19 Jan 2019 to
25 Jan 2019

28 Nov 2018 14 Jan 2019

26 Jan 2019 to
8 Feb 2019

12 Dec 2018 21 Jan 2019

9 Feb 2019 to
12 Feb 2019

19 Dec 2018 5 Feb 2019

For projects starting on or after 13 February 2019, please refer to 2019 program guidelines, which will be available from 20 December 2018.

You can start a new application when Online Grants reopens on 8 January 2019.

Unsubmitted draft applications in the system will expire at 4pm,
19 December 2018
, but can be retrieved for later reference if required.

All applicants are reminded to check the U-15k Business Day calculator for last possible submission dates when planning an application.


Grants Open

All U-15k categories (see the individual grants categories in the menu to the left)

Future Focus (closes 13 Dec)

All opening and closing dates can be found in the Key Dates calendar

U-15k closing dates can be calculated using the U-15k Business Day calculator