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Cultural Grants Program

The purpose of the Cultural Grants Program is to provide small non-recurrent grants to Ipswich cultural/community based organisations with a focus on cultural development, community development, artistic development, social service, recreational, environmental or educational activities. The grants assist with initiatives that:

  • Assist new cultural/community projects to be developed
  • Assist the development of projects, which enhance the well-being of the community and seek to address a demonstrated need of the community
  • Encourage arts/cultural activities

Applications will be assessed on a needs basis, on benefit to the community and in accordance with the stated purpose of the grant and the Cultural Development Policy of the Ipswich City Council.


Small non-recurrent grants (up to $2,000) will be made available to Ipswich community/cultural organisations, depending upon the availability of funds and the merit of project proposals.

Distribution of Funding

Funding is available on a monthly basis. Applications are received throughout the year and are considered at the monthly Arts, Community and Cultural Services Committee. Funding cannot be paid retrospectively and Applicants should allow 5-8 weeks for their applications to be processed.

Once approved - Applicants will be advised in writing of outcomes.


Cultural Grants Program Guidelines (PDF, 3.0 MB)

How to Apply

Complete the Cultural Grant Online Application form.

For further information contact:

Ipswich City Council's Grants Officer, Josie Berry
Phone: (07) 3810 6657 or email:

Important Notice: Changes to the Community Grants Program

Council is introducing five new community grant categories, effective 1 July 2018.

Each category seeks to support the development and implementation of innovative initiatives that deliver targeted social, cultural and community outcomes.

To assist community organisations with the changes to Council's Community Grants Program, the Community Engagement Branch will undertake information sessions as follows:

Date: 26 March 2018
Time: 9.30 am
Location: Humanities Auditorium, WG Hayden Humanities Building, 56 South Street Ipswich

Date: 27 March 2018
Time: 6.00pm
Location: Goodna Neighbourhood House, 33 Queen Street, Goodna

Date: 28 March 2018
Time: 9.30am
Location: Rosewood Uniting Church, 21 John Street, Rosewood

To find out more about the changes, refer to the Community Grants Program Guidelines (PDF, 294.9 KB).

For further information contact the Community Grants Officer on 07 3810 6657 or email